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Hawaii: Driving up the Hāmākua Coast

Hawaii: Driving up the Hāmākua Coast

On Monday it was time to leave our first vacation rental in Pahoa and move to our second home away from home on the Kohala Coast on the northwestern tip of the Big Island. To get there, we drove up the Hāmākua Coast, crossing over to

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Mace Innovation Park Does First Public Outreach

Jul 29, 2014
Mace Innovation Park Does First Public Outreach

It was a reasonable sized gathered for a Monday in late July, but it marked a big starting point for the outreach on the first of the Innovation Parks to go forward. Dan Ramos of RAMCO, one of the principal land owners for the 200 acre Mace property, would do the bulk of the...

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Are We Losing our Good American Life? (Part 2)

Are We Losing our Good American Life? (Part 2)

By Jeff Boone Previously I wrote that technology and government are the co-conspirators in a giant spiral downward where our children and future generations will fail to achieve the good American life experienced by previous generations. As expected, some posters responded with a social justice perspective: that we are better off today with respect...

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Jury Trial Set to Begin on Possession of Controlled Substance

Jury Trial Set to Begin on Possession of Controlled Substance

By Saghi Nojoomi District and Defense Attorneys Question Potential Jurors on Past Experiences with Officers – On Monday, Defense Attorney Peter Borruso questioned potential jurors on their past experiences with police officers while Deputy Attorney General Craig S. Meyers inquired about their definition and beliefs on reasonable doubt, before the first witness’s testimony. After...

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One Case Moves to Trial While A Defender Will Represent Himself in Another

One Case Moves to Trial While A Defender Will Represent Himself in Another

Inmate Waves His Right to a Public Defender and Represents Himself By Justine Joya The trial setting conference for the case against Joshua Gilchrist took place on the morning of July 28. Serving for the people is Deputy District Attorney Jennifer McHugh, and representing the defendant is the defendant himself. During a morning break...

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Hawaii: Leaving Pahoa

Hawaii: Leaving Pahoa

All good things come to an end, and while we’re not leaving the island yet, we’re moving around the top to our new house in Kohala.

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I look forward to exploring another part of the island—much drier and less jungly—but I’ll...

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Commentary: The Other Side of Employee Morale

Jul 28, 2014
Commentary: The Other Side of Employee Morale

On Sunday, the Vanguard attempted to throw out as food for thought as we go forward the other side of the story on city manager compensation and concerns about employee morale. There were some good responses to the issue by some of our readers. To the idea that the employee groups have taken a...

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The Impact of Affordable Housing

Jul 28, 2014
The Impact of Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing will be increasingly important topic not only in the next few years, but as Davis continues to figure out its future. A recently released report from the non-profit Enterprise Community Partners whose work seeks to end housing insecurity, lays out critical findings on the impact of stable and affordable housing on families...

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I’m Running for the School Board!

Jul 28, 2014
I’m Running for the School Board!

by Madhavi Sunder Davis schools are lucky enough to educate the children of both PhDs and migrant workers. This last week, I filed papers to run for a seat on the Davis School Board, to work for all the diverse children in this district. I was proud to file for a seat on the...

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Eye on the Courts: Wrong Us Shall We Not Revenge

Jul 28, 2014
Eye on the Courts: Wrong Us Shall We Not Revenge

It was years ago I read about an individual who was put under anesthesia but fully aware of everything going on around them – a terrifying experience where the patient is unable to alert the medical staff of their awareness. I remember once during a criminal trial here in Yolo County, the District Attorney...

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