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Meet Yolo County’s Newest Judge, Sonia Cortes

Jul 28, 2015
Meet Yolo County’s Newest Judge, Sonia Cortes

Ten days ago, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Sonia Cortés to a judgeship in the Yolo County Superior Court, making her the first Latino to serve on the Yolo County bench. Ms. Cortés, 43, of Woodland, has been a senior deputy county counsel at the Yolo County Counsel’s Office since 2007, where she has served...

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What are the Concerns With the Current GATE/ AIM Program

Jul 28, 2015
What are the Concerns With the Current GATE/ AIM Program

The Vanguard has had a lot discussions with people in the community about the GATE/ AIM Program. At the point the sense seems to be while there are groups polarized within the community on the future of the program, it is not all that clear where the lines are drawn exactly. On the one...

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Alternative View on Police Body-Worn Cameras

Jul 28, 2015
Alternative View on Police Body-Worn Cameras

Last week Assistant Chief Darren Pytel laid out the Davis Police Department’s proposed body-worn camera policy. As the assistant chief explained to the small audience at the Blanchard Room of the library, in many situations that the police encounter they are not enforcing the law, and there is an expectation of privacy. However, in...

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Prosecution’s Case Continued with Jail House Calls in Attempted Murder Case

Jul 28, 2015
Prosecution’s Case Continued with Jail House Calls in Attempted Murder Case

By Jackie Snyder, Tressa Bryant, and Madeleine Gallay The attempted murder trial of Michael Reyes, Lisa Humble and Liberty Landowski continued on Monday. The three are charged with attempting to kill an Hispanic male in West Sacramento on November 18, 2014. The trial has been ongoing for several weeks now. The prosecution continued its...

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Another Concern About Trackside

Jul 28, 2015

by Michael Harrington I think the Trackside project is too large and grossly violates several planning documents;  others will discuss those details. I have a more nuanced concern. I understand that one current member of the Davis City Council is a partner in this project, and he may participate in voting on other projects...

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Neighborhood Association Joins Legal Battle Over Zoning of Therapist’s Office

Jul 27, 2015
Neighborhood Association Joins Legal Battle Over Zoning of Therapist’s Office

Local attorney Michael Harrington has filed a lawsuit disputing whether the city had appropriately ruled on a Conditional Use Permit over a 1200 square foot therapist’s office located at 717 Seventh St. Mr. Harrington filed the lawsuit last year. Mr. Harrington maintains that the intended use “under the Conditional Use Permit (‘CUP’) is for...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: How Mass Incarceration Causes More Crime Than It Prevents

Jul 27, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: How Mass Incarceration Causes More Crime Than It Prevents

The argument against reforming the system of mass incarceration has been that it may be expensive and at times imposes unfair sentences, but it has reduced crime. However, a new paper from University of Michigan economics professor Michael Mueller-Smith casts serious doubts on this assertion. Professor Mueller-Smith looked at court records from Harris County,...

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The Planned Parenthood Tapes – A Gynecologist’s View

Jul 27, 2015
The Planned Parenthood Tapes – A Gynecologist’s View

By Tia Will Let me start by explaining why I felt the need to write anything beyond my Vanguard posts about this topic. Over the past few days, it has been clear to me that many readers appeared to be getting their information solely from the abbreviated version of that tape that can be...

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Childhood Sexual Assault is the Theme for Book Signing

Jul 27, 2015
Childhood Sexual Assault is the Theme for Book Signing

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, Ellyn Bell and Stacey Bell will be confronting the issue of childhood sexual assault with a book signing and talk about their latest book, “Singing with the Sirens: Overcoming the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Exploitation.” Ellyn Bell told the...

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Sunday Commentary: The Vanguard’s View of the Council Accomplishments of 2014-15

Jul 26, 2015
Sunday Commentary: The Vanguard’s View of the Council Accomplishments of 2014-15

This week the mayor published his monthly Mayor’s Corner and called  the past year “a year to remember.” He writes, “This month marks the end of this new City Council’s first year — and my first year as your mayor. And what a year it was. At risk of sounding like a broken record,...

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