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My View: My Struggles with Diabetes and What I am Thankful For This Year

Nov 26, 2014

This column will serve as a reminder that the Vanguard takes off from Thursday (Thanksgiving) until Sunday. In fact, there are only five days a year that I take off that means that including illness and planned vacation, since September of 2006, the Vanguard has not published for a combined total of less than...

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Analysis: Ferguson Was a Highly Unusual Case and Process

Nov 26, 2014
Analysis: Ferguson Was a Highly Unusual Case and Process

I find myself fascinated with the shooting of Michael Brown as it brings to light a number of different issues – the difficulty of evaluating police shootings and racial tensions. Yesterday in my commentary I made two critical points. First, at the end of the day, what undermined the situation in Ferguson was lack...

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Thanks and Appreciation for this Community of Innovators

Nov 26, 2014

By Doby Fleeman We were talking about the upcoming holiday, when the conversation turned to Thanksgiving Dinner. From the kids: “Can we please do something besides turkey?”   Never having had one, but knowing it would be something new and different, I suggested: “How about we try a turkducken?” Surprise, surprise, this got me to...

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Should Council Pass Ordinance Addressing Sugary Beverages?

Nov 25, 2014
Should Council Pass Ordinance Addressing Sugary Beverages?

One plank of Mayor Dan Wolk’s healthy children’s initiative is eliminating sugary drinks at restaurant and making low-fat milk the default beverage. Next Tuesday, the Council will hear information from First 5 Yolo and could potentially direct “staff to work with the City Attorney to draft an ordinance addressing sugary beverages in kids’ meals,...

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Commentary: No Justice, No Peace

Nov 25, 2014
Commentary: No Justice, No Peace

It has been obvious for quite some time that the Grand Jury was not going to indict Darren Wilson. The question was – would there merely be protests or would there be riots. St. Louis County police said this morning that the scene was far worse than it was in August with 61 arrests...

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Taylor Case Concludes with Half of the Charges Dropped

Taylor Case Concludes with Half of the Charges Dropped

By Jordan Lee After extending the jury trial one day in order for the jurors to complete their deliberation, the jury was only able to find Elijah Taylor guilty of only three out of the six charges. The jury hung on Counts 1, 2, and 3 with doubt by a few jurors as to...

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Bamboo and More
Aloe anticipation at UC Davis

Aloe anticipation at UC Davis

The University of California Davis campus has several aloe hot spots (see this post from February). Curious to find out whether any of their aloes are flowering yet, I decided to go on a little outing yesterday. (Weekends are best for a campus visit since parking is free.)

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Monday Morning Thoughts: Excitement Over Emerging Startup Culture; Dose of Reality on the Budget

Nov 24, 2014
Monday Morning Thoughts: Excitement Over Emerging Startup Culture; Dose of Reality on the Budget

The Rise of the Startup Culture – We have focused a lot of our time and energy looking at the proposed innovation parks. The most important thing that we need to remember is that there is not a zero sum game between focusing on entitling peripheral innovation parks and utilizing existing space. As much...

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Eye on the Courts: Early Returns on Prop 47

Nov 24, 2014

Last week I had a few opportunities to go into the courts here in Yolo County and to see how Prop 47 would work. It is too early to see the hearings for those serving time who are now eligible to be resentenced under Prop 47. What we did see was how Prop 47...

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Damn those leaves!

Damn those leaves!

Don’t get me wrong, I love trees and I know that falling leaves come with the territory. But while I like autumn, I don’t enjoy dealing with this:

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The photos above and below were taken standing in our neighbor’s driveway, looking...

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