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Commentary: Pause the General Plan Process, We Need a More Unified Vision of the Future

Jul 29, 2016
Commentary: Pause the General Plan Process, We Need a More Unified Vision of the Future

Last week the Davis City Council was united in the idea of moving forward with a General Plan Update.  But while I agree with the rationale for why it is needed, I have concerns that the process set forward in it will not be fruitful absent a much more robust visioning process. While I...

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First Wife in Custody Case Tells Story of Abuse and Torment

Jul 29, 2016
First Wife in Custody Case Tells Story of Abuse and Torment

Next week, Deputy DA Tiffany Susz will reportedly seek an arrest warrant for Claire Benoit, who fled to Europe last fall with her children rather than risk exposing them in custody court to a man she believes is a dangerous predator. Two weeks ago Eric Gilson sought access to two children from his previous...

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With Murder, It’s Never a Case of “Too Much Information.”

With Murder, It’s Never a Case of “Too Much Information.”

By Lloyd Billingsley Last month marked more than three years since Davis police brought high-school student Daniel Marsh, 16, to the station for questioning about the murders of Oliver “Chip” Northup, 87, and Claudia Maupin, 76, on April 14, 2013. The police questioned Marsh for more than four hours and the teen duly confessed...

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NAMI Up-Beat: When the Body Attacks the Mind

NAMI Up-Beat: When the Body Attacks the Mind

by NAMI Yolo Ground-breaking research is finding that autoimmune disorders can cause mental symptoms such as delusions. Our understanding of changes in the brain is evolving in unexpected ways. Recent studies suggest that some diseases have effects on the brain causing unusual behavior. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest...

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Defendant Convicted in Petty Theft Case

Defendant Convicted in Petty Theft Case

A jury returned a verdict on Wednesday afternoon, after about an hour of deliberation, finding defendant Michael Stephen Schuyler guilty on charges of petty theft.  He was accused of stealing a pair of sneakers from the Big 5 Sporting Goods store at 431 Pioneer Avenue in Woodland in August of 2014.  He now faces...

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Defendants Held to Answer to Charges of Stolen Property

Defendants Held to Answer to Charges of Stolen Property

By Sarah Gregory The defendants, Jeremy Yeck and Jennymarie Serr, are part of a group of individuals from Yuba City who allegedly stole a man’s safe out of the garage at his Yolo County residence.  A co-defendant in the case, Alejandro Vargas, has apparently pled out and will be sentenced in August. The safe...

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Join Us on Saturday, Music from Mariachi Puente, Beer Courtesy Sudwerk

Jul 28, 2016
Join Us on Saturday, Music from Mariachi Puente, Beer Courtesy Sudwerk

Davis Vanguard 10th Anniversary Celebration Saturday July 30, 2016 Davis Senior Center 5 pm to 8 pm For your $50 donation, you get complimentary food, wine and beer courtesy of Sudwerks Music by Mariachi Puente from 5:30 – 6 Speakers (in order): Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald, emcee Robb Davis, Mayor of Davis Madhavi Sunder, President, DJUSD...

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Discussion: If UC Says Jump, Will We?

Jul 28, 2016
Discussion: If UC Says Jump, Will We?

This week we have been discussing the issue of rental housing – how much housing the university should provide, and how much the city should supply at this point.  Clearly, there are disagreements in the community over this issue. As I stated in yesterday’s column, “There is an overwhelming sentiment that UC Davis needs...

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Commentary: Why is Yolo DA Backing the Predator Rather Than the Victim in the Benoit Case?

Jul 28, 2016
Commentary: Why is Yolo DA Backing the Predator Rather Than the Victim in the Benoit Case?

A common complaint in the Family Court system is that the system often ends up putting children in harm’s way, by failing to assess the risk of putting children into custody and visitation arrangements with predators – physical and sexual abusers. The speakers I have seen want these situations to be treated and investigated...

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Yolo County Board Of Supervisors to Consider Task Force on Farm Labor

Yolo County Board Of Supervisors to Consider Task Force on Farm Labor

By Sean Raycraft Tuesday July 26, County Supervisor Don Saylor advanced a motion to support Assembly Bill 1066, (Lorena Gonzalez-D San Diego). The bill would extend overtime protections to farm workers in the state of California, phased in over several years. It will be heard in State Senate Appropriations in the coming weeks. A...

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