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Analysis: School Board to Hold Two Special Meetings This Week to Decide the Parcel Tax

Jun 27, 2016
Analysis: School Board to Hold Two Special Meetings This Week to Decide the Parcel Tax

Currently, the school district relies on the approximately $9.5 million dollars from the parcel tax to supply about 12 percent of district funding.  Under the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula), DJUSD is only an averagely funded school district for California – even with the local parcel tax funding. Starting Tuesday morning at 8:30, and...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Is a General Plan Update in the Works During This Next Council Session?

Jun 27, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts: Is a General Plan Update in the Works During This Next Council Session?

Yesterday we noted in our preview article on incoming Mayor Robb Davis that there seems to be a push to have an update to the General Plan.  Robb Davis in fact becomes the third councilmember to publicly state support for a General Plan update, following support from Lucas Frerichs and Will Arnold during their...

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Public Fight Trial Amidst Police Conspiracy

Jun 27, 2016
Public Fight Trial Amidst Police Conspiracy

By Prince Sahota The trial of James Edward Horton commenced in Yolo County Superior Court on June 22, 2016, and presentation of evidence was completed on June 23.  This trial was organized following an alleged fighting incident on February 18, 2015.  The prosecutor argued that the defendant challenged a grandfather and grandson to a...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Dodd’s Sexual Assault Bill Takes Us in the Wrong Direction

Jun 26, 2016
Sunday Commentary: Dodd’s Sexual Assault Bill Takes Us in the Wrong Direction

In the aftermath of Judge Aaron Persky’s decision to sentence Brock Turner to probation and six months in county jail after a sexual assault conviction, Assemblymember Bill Dodd, who represents Davis and is running for the state senate, has joined with two Silicon Valley legislators to introduce a bill that would close a “loophole”...

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A Look Ahead to Mayor Davis

Jun 26, 2016
A Look Ahead to Mayor Davis

Two years ago, Joe Krovoza ended his lengthy tenure as mayor, where he had served from January 2011 until June 2014.  For some observers, the expectation was that there would not be a tremendous amount of change on the city council – after all, while the mayor would change, the membership on council only...

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Justice Sotomayor Challenges Police Power in Suspicionless Stops

Jun 26, 2016
Justice Sotomayor Challenges Police Power in Suspicionless Stops

The talk of the legal world this week has been the scathing dissent offered by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Utah v. Strieff, where the court majority ruled 5-3 that it was legal for police to search someone, even someone having been stopped without lawful cause, as long as an outstanding warrant was later discovered....

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My View II: When Should Nishi Return?

Jun 25, 2016
My View II: When Should Nishi Return?

This weekend, the Enterprise has an editorial speculating about the future of Nishi, noting that the final outcome for the project is now in the developers’ hands, who “have to decide whether to shelve eight years of planning or find a new way forward for a development that promised to add badly needed revenue...

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My View: Mayor Wolk’s Legacy

Jun 25, 2016
My View: Mayor Wolk’s Legacy

This weekend Mayor Dan Wolk, now at the end of his tenure, offers a glimpse at his view of his legacy. He writes, “This is my final Mayor’s Corner column.  Naturally, this puts me in a reflective mood. I am very proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. There are way too many to highlight…”...

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Cops in the Club: SFPD’s Racism and Bigotry Don’t Mix with SF Pride

Jun 25, 2016
Cops in the Club: SFPD’s Racism and Bigotry Don’t Mix with SF Pride

By Leslie Fulbright and Charlie Fredrick Update: Several SF Pride Grand Marshals and awardees, including Janetta Johnson, Black Lives Matter, TGI Justice Project, and the St. James Infirmary, withdrew this morning from participation in Pride, stating that “increased policing and militarized security makes LGBTQ communities of color unsafe.” The decision by SF Pride and the...

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Commentary: Disappointing Failure to Provide Boost to Preschool Programs

Jun 24, 2016
Commentary:   Disappointing Failure to Provide Boost to Preschool Programs

In the end, not only did the preschool tax fall short of the four votes needed to put it on the ballot, it fell short of even a majority, as Supervisors Oscar Villegas and Duane Chamberlain, who had supported staff drawing up ballot language two weeks before, voted against putting the measure on the...

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