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White House Study Links Land Use Policies to Inequality

Sep 27, 2016
White House Study Links Land Use Policies to Inequality

In a “white paper” released on Monday, the Obama administration likens restrictive land use policies to income inequality.  The report notes, “Over the past three decades, local barriers to housing development have intensified, particularly in the high-growth metropolitan areas increasingly fueling the national economy.” The paper finds that, among other things, income inequality, plodding...

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Commentary: Did Stop and Frisk Help Decrease Crime?

Sep 27, 2016
Commentary: Did Stop and Frisk Help Decrease Crime?

Back in 2013, New York’s stop and frisk policies were ended by federal judge Shira Scheindlin who ruled that the city had “adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling by targeting racially defined groups for stops based on local crime suspect data. This has resulted in the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of blacks and...

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Teachers Endorse Yes on H, Lovenburg, Fernandes

Teachers Endorse Yes on H, Lovenburg, Fernandes

(From Press Release) – The Davis Teachers Association is pleased to announce the results of our endorsement process for the fall 2016 November election. With over 92 percent of the vote in favor, DTA has endorsed Measure H. The measure will provide funding to protect the jobs of many valued educators and the learning...

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Grandmother Testifies to Suspecting Child Abuse in Dorsey Trial

Sep 27, 2016
Grandmother Testifies to Suspecting Child Abuse in Dorsey Trial

By Mariel Barbadillo On September 26, 2016, Judge Paul Richardson presided over the resumption of the trial of the People v. Darnell Dorsey. Mr. Dorsey is charged with assaulting and inflicting deadly injury upon his girlfriend’s 20-month-old son, Cameron Morrison. Deputy District Attorney Michelle Serafin called “TR,” Cameron’s grandmother, to the witness stand. TR...

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We Need Bob Poppenga on the Davis School Board

Sep 27, 2016
We Need Bob Poppenga on the Davis School Board

by Jessica Chabot Do we need a Science professor on the Davis School Board? Yes we do! In Bob Poppenga, we Davis residents have an important opportunity to have a Board member who is not only a University scientist, and a teaching faculty member, but also a Davis parent actively committed for years to...

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Criminologist Gives Expert Testimony In DUI Case

Criminologist Gives Expert Testimony In DUI Case

By Antoinnette Borbon In a brief trial against a defendant who has been charged with a DUI along with enhancements for excessive blood alcohol levels, DOJ Criminologist, Angela Stroman, gave a lengthy but articulate testimony. In many DUI cases it is often the blood alcohol levels in question and/or the effects, impairments of influence. ...

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Former Candidate Gabe Griess Endorses Dodd

Former Candidate Gabe Griess Endorses Dodd

(From Press Release) – State Assemblyman Bill Dodd today announced receiving the endorsement of retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel Griess, a former opponent in the race for California State Senate District 3. After a decorated career serving in many high-level posts in the Air Force, Lt. Colonel Griess retired last year and ran...

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Bob Poppenga for Davis Schools

Sep 27, 2016
Bob Poppenga for Davis Schools

by Chuck Rairdan (Editor’s note: The Vanguard accepts “Letters from the Community” supporting candidates or addressing other issues.  Any article under 400 words is considered a “letter” and will be published in the “letters and brief announcements sections.”  Anything longer than 500 words will be considered an “op-ed” and published in the main section. ...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Woodland Takes Advantage of Davis’ Shortcomings

Sep 26, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts: Woodland Takes Advantage of Davis’ Shortcomings

Over the summer, the Vanguard reported that the Davis Innovation Center, which officially “paused” its development process in the spring of 2015, is considering moving up to Woodland where they will have significantly less in the way of obstacles and open arms from the city council. In an article in the Daily Democrat from...

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Eye on the Courts: The Human Side of a Struggle

Sep 26, 2016
Eye on the Courts: The Human Side of a Struggle

Some Common Threads in the Wrongful Convictions In my presentation, I went through some of the key causes of wrongful convictions, such as eyewitness misidentification, which played a huge hand in the Oscar Cervantes case. But there are two things that are really striking to me about all three cases. First, these three cases...

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