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Davis Vanguard
Register to vote by May 19

Apr 23, 2014
Register to vote by May 19

Davis and Yolo County residents can register to vote in the June 3 election by filling out a voter registration application online at www.sos.ca.gov/elections, or by picking up a paper application at the: The Yolo County Elections Office, 625 Court St., Woodland; Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis; Department of Motor Vehicles,...

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New succulent bed at the Sacramento Zoo

New succulent bed at the Sacramento Zoo

Last fall I blogged about a visit to the Sacramento Zoo. I said nice things about the plantings in general—and the bamboos in general—but I bemoaned the fact that there were very few succulents.

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In February I received a message from Michaele Bergera,...

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Davis City Council Candidate Statements on DMA

Apr 23, 2014
Davis City Council Candidate Statements on DMA

Each of the five candidates running for Davis City Council was invited to make a five presentation in the Davis Media Access studio. The Vanguard has transcribed each of these comments and presented them below. Click here to see the videos of each candidate. Sheila Allen Hi, I am Sheila Allen and I am...

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Zero Waste Beyond Bring Your Own Bag

Apr 23, 2014
Zero Waste Beyond Bring Your Own Bag

by Michelle Millet One of the first steps my family took when attempting to reduce the amount of waste we generate is bringing our own bags when going grocery shopping. My husband does the bulk of the shopping on the weekend and has consistently been bringing usable bags on these trips for the past...

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Clash of Expert Witnesses in Drug Case

Apr 23, 2014
Clash of Expert Witnesses in Drug Case

By Marya Alloo Testimony began yesterday with YONET agent Gary Richter, for the State’s case on a man who was found with 19 grams of methamphetamine. After a search warrant was served on his place of residence on January 21st, Richter took into evidence four separate bags containing four different amounts of methamphetamine. He...

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Construction Ready to Begin on Cannery, Last Second Details Locked Down

Apr 22, 2014
Construction Ready to Begin on Cannery, Last Second Details Locked Down

The city announced last week that the Cannery project at Covell Boulevard and J Street will begin the first phase of construction in mid-April 2014. The New Home Company took title to the property, following project approval by the City Council at the end of 2013. The Cannery project includes a range of residential...

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Sierra Club Endorses Davis and Swanson for Council

Apr 22, 2014
Sierra Club Endorses Davis and Swanson for Council

The Sierra Club Monday officially endorsed the individual candidacies of Rochelle Swanson and Robb Davis for the two open Davis City Council seats in the June 2014 election. The endorsement process followed an exhaustive review of the responses of all city council candidates to a series of questions about their positions on environmental matters...

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Train Shutdown of Downtown Demonstrates Urgency of Rail Relocation in Davis

Apr 22, 2014
Train Shutdown of Downtown Demonstrates Urgency of Rail Relocation in Davis

Monday, 8:54 am, it is a normal commute into the downtown, headed westbound on Fifth Street. Up ahead I see the flashing lights and the gates down but no train yet. I head down to Third Street, I can already see the train on the tracks parallel to Second Street. At 8:56 am, the...

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Bicycling Hall of Fame Announces New Doping Policy

Bicycling Hall of Fame Announces New Doping Policy

U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Announces New Policy to Automatically Exclude Athletes with Doping Violations – The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Board of Directors has announced the creation of a new policy, effective immediately, that will impose a lifetime ban on admission to the Hall of Fame for any athlete or contributor with...

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Defendant Alleges Illegal Search and Use of Force by Sheriff’s Deputies in Meth Arrest

Apr 21, 2014
Defendant Alleges Illegal Search and Use of Force by Sheriff’s Deputies in Meth Arrest

A Yolo County defendant, Chase Tinsley, was arrested in August of 2013 for possession of 0.06 grams of meth by Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Hoyt.  The defendant alleges that Deputy Hoyt conducted an illegal search, and surveillance shows the deputy slamming an apparently compliant subject into the side of a bus stop. In...

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