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My View: Nine Years of the Vanguard from Buzayan to Ferguson

Aug 1, 2015
My View: Nine Years of the Vanguard from Buzayan to Ferguson

A few months ago someone asked me why the Vanguard focused so heavily on Ferguson and police issues that are so far away from us. I reminded them that the Vanguard was actually born nine years ago (this past week) from police issues. In our time, police issues have been a recurring theme. In...

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Don’t blame the Achievement Gap on AIM

Don’t blame the Achievement Gap on AIM

By Alicia Silva At the June 4th School Board Meeting, a group of researchers who had volunteered to analyze the district’s magnet programs gave a presentation on the AIM program. In their written report, they reported no statistically significant effect of the AIM program on STAR scores for students in the program or out...

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A Year After Ferguson, Little Has Changed

A Year After Ferguson, Little Has Changed

By Dennis Parker It has been a year since the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri galvanized the nation and the world. Any fears that the passage of time would relegate the issues of police abuses inflicted upon people of color and the importance of respecting the intrinsic value of Black lives to the back...

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Analysis: Who Should AIM Serve?

Jul 31, 2015
Analysis: Who Should AIM Serve?

As I speak to more and more people in and around the community about the current AIM program – one of the biggest questions which underlies issues such as AIM identification is who should AIM serve. The research that I have done has suggested that AIM or GATE programs seem to serve two distinct...

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Commentary: Discussion Must Move Beyond Race to Police Training and Tactics

Jul 31, 2015
Commentary: Discussion Must Move Beyond Race to Police Training and Tactics

A couple of comments yesterday caught my attention – they argued that some of the recent cases “have nothing to do with race.” I disagree with this contention because I believe that race and unconscious bias color the interactions between law enforcement and the people they encounter often in subtle and subconscious ways. But...

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Medicare: Fifty Years of Service for Older Americans

Jul 31, 2015
Medicare: Fifty Years of Service for Older Americans

By Bob Schelen This week is the 50th anniversary of Medicare. In July 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that created the Medicare program. Since its inception, Medicare has nearly served over 100 million Americans. Over the years, coverage has been improved by the inclusion of services such as home health care,...

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The Bitter Taste of Dying: Author Lives to Tell About Prescription Drug Abuse Hell

The Bitter Taste of Dying: Author Lives to Tell About Prescription Drug Abuse Hell

Just a few years ago, Jason Smith was lying in his bathtub, blood slowly draining from his slit wrists. Now he is here to tell us how he reached the point of suicide after his long, dark descent into prescription opiate abuse. The Bitter Taste Dying is a story of resurrection told by an...

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Closing Arguments Begin in Long Running Attempted Murder Trial

Jul 31, 2015

By Haroutun Bejanyan Thursday July 30th marked the initial day of closing arguments in the trial of Reyes, Landowski, and Humble. The final closing arguments commenced with prosecuting attorney Amanda Zambor and ceased for the day with only one of the three defense attorneys, Robert Granucci, presenting his counter argument in defense of defendant...

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Vanguard Turns Nine, Celebrates with Economic Development Event on September 2nd!

Jul 30, 2015
Vanguard Turns Nine, Celebrates with Economic Development Event on September 2nd!

The Vanguard turns nine today, having launched on July 30, 2006. This year we are having a belated celebration on September 2 with a community discussion at the UC Davis Conference Center. The event, “Forging a Knowledge Economy: How Davis is Benefiting from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer” continues a community dialogue on economic...

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City Finally Launches Road Repairs After Years of Deterioration

Jul 30, 2015
City Finally Launches Road Repairs After Years of Deterioration

For the first time in years, the city has launched a major road repair effort, the city announced on Wednesday. This comes after the city has been able to put away more than $4 million in roads funding for the last two budgets. In May, Bob Clarke gave a presentation to City Council showed...

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