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Legislation Would Create Independent Review in Police Shootings

Feb 26, 2015
Legislation Would Create Independent Review in Police Shootings

Long before the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner captured the nation’s attention, shootings like the 2009 killing of Luis Gutierrez by Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputies would generate controversy for the way in which they were investigated by local District Attorney offices, seen as closely aligned with local law enforcement. However that may...

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Davis Vanguard
Bag Ban on Hold As Referendum to Overturn Qualifies for November 2016 Ballot

Feb 26, 2015
Bag Ban on Hold As Referendum to Overturn Qualifies for November 2016 Ballot

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced on Tuesday that his office had certified a referendum to overturn the ban on single-use plastic bags for the November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot. In order to qualify for the ballot, the ban on single-use plastic bags referendum needed 504,760 valid petition signatures, which is equal...

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Davis Vanguard
Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

by Claire Goldstene Over the past few weeks, listening to Congressman Paul Ryan has had me thinking about the place of Social Darwinism in American politics. Ryan, the 2012 vice-presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential contender, has rather suddenly repudiated his years-long fondness for dividing America between the “makers” and the “takers.” As part...

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Davis Vanguard
Wolk and Dodd team up to provide Napa Earthquake tax relief

Wolk and Dodd team up to provide Napa Earthquake tax relief

Senate committee passes bill for tax relief to earthquake victims Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to aid residents and businesses affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake earned a 6-0 vote in the Senate’s Governance & Finance Committee today. Senate Bill 35 extends excess disaster loss...

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Davis Vanguard
Community Safety Forum

Community Safety Forum

Community Policing, Incarceration, and the Judicial System: How Are We Ensuring Equitable Law Enforcement Practices in the community to promote mutual trust and community safety? Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Stephens-Davis...

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Child Abduction Case Continues

Feb 26, 2015
Child Abduction Case Continues

 by Makisha Singh The Nan Jo child abduction case resumed on February 25th with both attorneys exploring rather technical information from various witnesses. Today, all of the audience members in the courtroom wore purple bands of ribbon on their arms as an act of solidarity. Purple is a color used to show support for...

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Bamboo and More
Ruth Bancroft Garden in February 2015

Ruth Bancroft Garden in February 2015

Sorry it took me the better part of a week to post more pictures from my visit to the Ruth Bancroft Garden last Saturday but I had 200+ photos to go through. You’d think that after having been there so many times I’d run out of things to photograph, but the...

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Davis Vanguard
Morning With the Mayor — Friday 7:00am – 8:30am at Common Grounds

Feb 25, 2015
Morning With the Mayor — Friday 7:00am – 8:30am at Common Grounds

Monday and Tuesday brought us two communications from Mayor Dan Wolk.  The first was his Mayor’s Corner article here in the Vanguard (see http://www.davisvanguard.org/2015/02/affordable-housing-arts-alliance/comment-page-1/#comment-269029) and the second was in the Briefly section of the Enterprise announcing that Davis Mayor Dan Wolk invites community members to join him for another “Morning with the Mayor” from...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Council Missing Opportunities To Engage on Key Issues

Feb 25, 2015
Commentary: Council Missing Opportunities To Engage on Key Issues

One of my Monday Morning thoughts was on an idea presented where we put a larger focal point on mayor. I won’t go as far as a Benjamin Barber does and advocate the dissolution of the nation-state to rule by cities. However, I do think he has a point that mayors “are pragmatic problem...

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Davis Vanguard
President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

Feb 25, 2015
President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

President Obama on Tuesday used his veto power for just the third time in his presidency, vetoing legislation that would have authorized construction of a 1,179-mile pipeline that would carry 800,000 barrels of heavy petroleum a day from the oil sands of Alberta to ports and refineries on the Gulf Coast. However, the veto...

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