In the last days of this year, we will have our year in review where we present the top 10 Davis Political Stories of 2006.
The first week of January, the People’s Vanguard of Davis will have a full exclusive interview with Khalid Berny. Berny is a Clarkburg resident accused of allowing his goats to roam at-large–charged with 170 misdemeanor accounts.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Berny case is once again, we have the Yolo County District Attorney’s office suggesting that if Mr. Berny dropped his civil lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s Office would drop criminal charges against Mr. Berny. This was similar to Deputy District Attorney Patricia Fong who justified the prosecution of Halema Buzayan because the family was planning a civil suit against the Davis Police Department.
We’ll have the full story in January, but people need to start asking tough questions about the operation of the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office.
Recently the National Public Radio stations broadcast a program about volunteers who provide respite services for the caregivers of homebound frail elderly. For listeners who live in Yolo County, this might have sounded familiar. Citizens Who Care Inc. of Yolo County (CWC) has been providing this service to hundreds families since we began as a local non-profit volunteer agency in 1988.
In fact, volunteers of CWC were assisting elders as early as 1975 under the umbrella of the county Mental Health Association. Especially during the holiday season, the stress on caregivers is great. A little time off can lift the burden a little, offering a chance to do errands, visit others, or simply rest. In an angry and problem-riddled world, here is something everyone can do to help others and strengthen families. It makes the whole community a stronger and better place. Call to volunteer, to make a donation, or buy a ticket to our Winter Concert fundraiser on February 17 & 18. Our phone number is 758-3704.
You will feel good knowing you have made the holidays brighter for our elders and their families.
Citizens Who Care
Stunning Poll on Iraq:
Withdrawn on a fixed timetable: 52%
Kept in Iraq to secure the country: 26%
More troops should be sent: 12%
Source: Times/Bloomberg poll
The significance of this poll is that only 12% of Americans polled support increasing troop strength in Iraq. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a poll where public opinion is running 78-12 against a policy that the President seems to be proposing. The president may be leading but no one is following him.
—Doug Paul Davis reporting