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Columnist’s views on death penalty, convicted priest

Jul 24, 2014

After reading Sacramento Bee columnist Marco Breton’s hang ’em high column yesterday regarding the death penalty, I decided to reread three columns he wrote on the Rev. Uriel Ojeda in 2012 and 2013. I did this because I recalled a … Continue reading

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City and Agency Further Clarify UC Davis’ Participation in Water Project

Jul 23, 2014
City and Agency Further Clarify UC Davis’ Participation in Water Project

Last week, the city of Davis and UC Davis announced that UC Davis was exercising its option to contract for water from the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Project, continuing its participation in the partnership. When the project is completed, the university will receive 2,000 acre feet of water per year, or about 6 percent of...

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BREAKING NEWS: UC Davis Joins Water Project

Jul 18, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: UC Davis Joins Water Project

UC Davis moves forward with regional clean water project – In a joint release from the city and UC Davis, it was announced today that UC Davis, “will exercise its option to contract for water from the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Project, continuing its participation in the partnership, campus officials announced today.” According to the...

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Plea Deal Offered In Gang Case Stuns Family Members

Plea Deal Offered In Gang Case Stuns Family Members

by Antoinette Borbon It was a stunning offer to family members today to hear the proposed plea deal set to be discussed before the next hearing in the case against the four young men who have been accused of robbing and assaulting a Woodland man in June of 2013. During trial , James Nichols,...

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A Third Mistrial for Co-defendants in Alleged Gang Case

Jul 1, 2014
A Third Mistrial for Co-defendants in Alleged Gang Case

by Antoinette Borbon and Silvia Ramos Medina Judge Dave Rosenberg declared a mistrial in the case against the four young defendants who allegedly robbed and assaulted a Woodland man on June 19, 2013, to further promote or benefit the criminal street gang, The Norteños—as alleged by DDA Robin Johnson. The second trial in this...

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Prosecutor Throws Curve Ball In Final Closing of Gang Trial

Prosecutor Throws Curve Ball In Final Closing of Gang Trial

by Antoinnette Borbon Defense counsel used a bit of an animated reenactment of the alleged robbery and assault in closing arguments done yesterday. Jeff Raven even invoking an outburst of laughter as he displays the swings made on alleged victim. Raven acts out a speculative dialogue of the conversations had on the night of...

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Expert Witnesses Testify in Gang Trial

Jun 25, 2014
Expert Witnesses Testify in Gang Trial

by Saghi Nojoomi, Antoinnette Borbon, Patrick Shum, Ibraham Dbouk Yolo County Gang Task Force Expert, Joe Perez, testified Monday and Tuesday in People vs. Gonzalez, Jimenez, Fuentes, and Ozuna on the details of gang member identification and the process by which authorities are able to recognize an active gang member. Deborah Davis of University...

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Judge Denies Prosecutors Motion To Admit Prior Convictions

Judge Denies Prosecutors Motion To Admit Prior Convictions

by Antoinnette Borbon  The honorable Judge Rosenberg denied DDA Robin Johnsons motion in limine to use the defendants, Jimenez and Gonzales prior gang related convictions in the new trial. Although DDA fought strong to be able to use them to show jurors the two were active members, her efforts were fruitless. Instead, Defense attorney...

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Victim Reluctantly Testifies in Gang Trial

Victim Reluctantly Testifies in Gang Trial

by Antoinnette Borbon Scott Nichols, who is the alleged victim in the case against four young Hispanic males, reluctantly testified on Wednesday afternoon. But not before going back and forth with prosecutor, Robin Johnson and his defense, Ron Beede. It was made known even in the previous trial that Nichols and his girlfriend were...

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Video Calls Into Question Veracity of Gang Case

Jun 20, 2014
Video Calls Into Question Veracity of Gang Case

Written by Antoinnette Borbon and Saghi Nojoomi Defense brought forth a stronger case in the now, second trial of a case involving robbery, assault and gang enhancements with the four young defendants.  But as the morning began with DDA, Robin Johnson, she would remind the jurors of what the case entails for the prosecution....

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