Commentary: Leadership for Cabaldon Lacking on Gang Injunction

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It has been a long and circuitous process since early in the year when the gang injunction in West Sacramento was first thrown out. At first, it appeared that Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig was simply going to dump the entire mess on West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, by allowing Mr. Cabaldon to have the decision as to whether the DA should attempt to refile for a gang injunction.

This seemed patently unfair as it appeared that the DA had actually been the culpable party in all of this, making the error of noticing exactly one alleged gang member, an individual who didn’t even live in West Sacramento.

The gang injunction has long been a polarizing policy. Many people who have been victimized by the criminal Broderick Boys street gang have insisted that the policy has worked. Statistically speaking crime is down, but it remains difficult to tie crime statistics directly to policies.

However, the Latino community has long claimed that the police have used the injunction as a means to harass and racially profile their community. Many served with the lifetime injunction–who have no legal means or standing by which to challenge the civil penalty–have claimed that they are not and never have been gang members. Perhaps these are untrue statements, but do they not deserve the opportunity to challenge this in court and shouldn’t the DA and not the citizens, have the burden of proof?

Complaints are even more widespread than even this. As the Sacramento Bee reported on Tuesday:

“One by one, 20 residents of West Sacramento shared stories about what they described as hostile encounters with police since an anti-gang injunction was put in place to make the city’s northeast section safer.

They told a town hall meeting Monday night that the injunction — touted as a crackdown on the criminal Broderick Boys street gang — has instead led to harassment and racial profiling of a mostly Latino community.

They talked about children as young as 10 being stopped on the street, sometimes just for wearing the gang’s color of red. Residents also complained of being pulled over for no reason.”

100 people gathered for meeting, this included the Depty Police Chief Henry Serrano, Yolo County Supervisor Mariko Yamada, and representatives from Senator Mike Machado and Assemblymember Lois Wolk’s offices.

However, there was one key person missing and that was Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. I did not believe it was right for Mr. Reisig to dump this mess on Mayor Cabaldon and the city of West Sacramento earlier this year. But now, it is clear that the Mayor is failing to take a leadership position on one of the most crucial and high profile issues facing his city. He has citizens complaining that this policy is being used to harass them. Maybe they are wrong, maybe this policy is a great tool, but the Mayor needs to step up and take the lead on this.

This man wants to be in the Assembly? Then he needs to show leadership on hot-button issues. If not, then maybe he is not the person to represent the 8th Assembly District. It is that important. Supervisor Mariko Yamada was there. He needed to be and he let a portion of his community down by failing to hear their grievances–whether he agrees with them or not.

When you run for higher office, these sorts of events are test cases for the constituents who do not know them. When the going gets tough, what do the candidates who are seeking higher office do. We have already expressed concern for Supervisor Yamada’s leadership on the County General Plan and her failure to listen to the concerns of her constituents. Now we see that Mayor Cabaldon is AWOL as his community or a portion thereof needs him the most to lead them through these tough times. This is very disappointing and perhaps reflective of his overall lack of ability to lead the 8th Assembly District through key crises.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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268 thoughts on “Commentary: Leadership for Cabaldon Lacking on Gang Injunction”

  1. Anonymous

    So let’s get this right, Yamada who represents Davis, goes to West Sac to participate in a town hall about the injunction while Cabaldon, who represents West Sac is missing in action.

    I guess this sums up the assembly race perfectly, Cabaldon will represent his mentors and funders in the State Democratic Party while Yamada will represent the people of her district.

    Ron Glick

  2. Anonymous

    So let’s get this right, Yamada who represents Davis, goes to West Sac to participate in a town hall about the injunction while Cabaldon, who represents West Sac is missing in action.

    I guess this sums up the assembly race perfectly, Cabaldon will represent his mentors and funders in the State Democratic Party while Yamada will represent the people of her district.

    Ron Glick

  3. Anonymous

    So let’s get this right, Yamada who represents Davis, goes to West Sac to participate in a town hall about the injunction while Cabaldon, who represents West Sac is missing in action.

    I guess this sums up the assembly race perfectly, Cabaldon will represent his mentors and funders in the State Democratic Party while Yamada will represent the people of her district.

    Ron Glick

  4. Anonymous

    So let’s get this right, Yamada who represents Davis, goes to West Sac to participate in a town hall about the injunction while Cabaldon, who represents West Sac is missing in action.

    I guess this sums up the assembly race perfectly, Cabaldon will represent his mentors and funders in the State Democratic Party while Yamada will represent the people of her district.

    Ron Glick

  5. Keep Your Eye On The Ball Reisig

    Yamada was there, but that’s it. If she wants to take “actual” leadership compared to “symbolic” leadership, she should pass a Board of Supervisors resolution denouncing the gang injunction, and meet with the DA, who’s office is a 30 second walk from her own. Since the District Attorney is a COUNTY official, it is only fair that the Chair of the COUNTY Board of Supes take the lead on it.
    The funny thing about this whole Cabaldon/Yamada and their stances on this issue is interesting. Yamada is coming out against the gang injunction, which wins her points in West Sacramento…but loses huge points in Vacaville and the city of Fairfield where gangs are the # 1 issue with voters there for this November (I went to Armijo High School). On this issue alone, Cabaldon wins voters in Solano and Yamada wins voters in West Sacramento. I think that these stances are CALCULATED moves that both of their Sacramento Insider Consultants that they both combined have spent over $50,000 on (take a look at the Sec. of State’s website, its there under consulting). So here in Yolo, Yamada looks good on this issue, and in Solano, Cabaldon looks good on this issue.

    But folks, don’t let me get carried away from the fact that the Yolo County DA is the person who caused all of this, and we wouldn’t be in this mess, nor would either of the Assembly candidates use this issue for political gain in their race.

  6. Keep Your Eye On The Ball Rei

    Yamada was there, but that’s it. If she wants to take “actual” leadership compared to “symbolic” leadership, she should pass a Board of Supervisors resolution denouncing the gang injunction, and meet with the DA, who’s office is a 30 second walk from her own. Since the District Attorney is a COUNTY official, it is only fair that the Chair of the COUNTY Board of Supes take the lead on it.
    The funny thing about this whole Cabaldon/Yamada and their stances on this issue is interesting. Yamada is coming out against the gang injunction, which wins her points in West Sacramento…but loses huge points in Vacaville and the city of Fairfield where gangs are the # 1 issue with voters there for this November (I went to Armijo High School). On this issue alone, Cabaldon wins voters in Solano and Yamada wins voters in West Sacramento. I think that these stances are CALCULATED moves that both of their Sacramento Insider Consultants that they both combined have spent over $50,000 on (take a look at the Sec. of State’s website, its there under consulting). So here in Yolo, Yamada looks good on this issue, and in Solano, Cabaldon looks good on this issue.

    But folks, don’t let me get carried away from the fact that the Yolo County DA is the person who caused all of this, and we wouldn’t be in this mess, nor would either of the Assembly candidates use this issue for political gain in their race.

  7. Keep Your Eye On The Ball Rei

    Yamada was there, but that’s it. If she wants to take “actual” leadership compared to “symbolic” leadership, she should pass a Board of Supervisors resolution denouncing the gang injunction, and meet with the DA, who’s office is a 30 second walk from her own. Since the District Attorney is a COUNTY official, it is only fair that the Chair of the COUNTY Board of Supes take the lead on it.
    The funny thing about this whole Cabaldon/Yamada and their stances on this issue is interesting. Yamada is coming out against the gang injunction, which wins her points in West Sacramento…but loses huge points in Vacaville and the city of Fairfield where gangs are the # 1 issue with voters there for this November (I went to Armijo High School). On this issue alone, Cabaldon wins voters in Solano and Yamada wins voters in West Sacramento. I think that these stances are CALCULATED moves that both of their Sacramento Insider Consultants that they both combined have spent over $50,000 on (take a look at the Sec. of State’s website, its there under consulting). So here in Yolo, Yamada looks good on this issue, and in Solano, Cabaldon looks good on this issue.

    But folks, don’t let me get carried away from the fact that the Yolo County DA is the person who caused all of this, and we wouldn’t be in this mess, nor would either of the Assembly candidates use this issue for political gain in their race.

  8. Keep Your Eye On The Ball Rei

    Yamada was there, but that’s it. If she wants to take “actual” leadership compared to “symbolic” leadership, she should pass a Board of Supervisors resolution denouncing the gang injunction, and meet with the DA, who’s office is a 30 second walk from her own. Since the District Attorney is a COUNTY official, it is only fair that the Chair of the COUNTY Board of Supes take the lead on it.
    The funny thing about this whole Cabaldon/Yamada and their stances on this issue is interesting. Yamada is coming out against the gang injunction, which wins her points in West Sacramento…but loses huge points in Vacaville and the city of Fairfield where gangs are the # 1 issue with voters there for this November (I went to Armijo High School). On this issue alone, Cabaldon wins voters in Solano and Yamada wins voters in West Sacramento. I think that these stances are CALCULATED moves that both of their Sacramento Insider Consultants that they both combined have spent over $50,000 on (take a look at the Sec. of State’s website, its there under consulting). So here in Yolo, Yamada looks good on this issue, and in Solano, Cabaldon looks good on this issue.

    But folks, don’t let me get carried away from the fact that the Yolo County DA is the person who caused all of this, and we wouldn’t be in this mess, nor would either of the Assembly candidates use this issue for political gain in their race.

  9. Richard

    actually, as bizarre as it sounds, Cabaldon’s failure to appear is actually the principled position, if those that attended the meeting, like Yamada, Wolk and others do nothing other listen and encourage “better communication” between all those involved

    if that’s the case, then, at least, Cabaldon isn’t raising unrealistic expectations that something is going to be done

    so the bottom line is, as indicated, was anything constructive achieved at the meeting (nothing is mentioned in the article, other than the fact that they attended), or was it merely public relations?

    if the former, Cabaldon can be legitimately criticized, if not, then, as I said, I would consider his non-attendance to be a more honest approach

    so, waiting to see if the meeting was anything more than an “I feel your pain” event

    keep your eye on the ball is, of course, correct, Reisig is the problem (as he will probably soon be in cases related to DHS truancy), but it raises an interesting question: where was the Democratic Party support that could have defeated Reisig when they had opportunity to do so?

    –Richard Estes

    –Richard Estes

  10. Richard

    actually, as bizarre as it sounds, Cabaldon’s failure to appear is actually the principled position, if those that attended the meeting, like Yamada, Wolk and others do nothing other listen and encourage “better communication” between all those involved

    if that’s the case, then, at least, Cabaldon isn’t raising unrealistic expectations that something is going to be done

    so the bottom line is, as indicated, was anything constructive achieved at the meeting (nothing is mentioned in the article, other than the fact that they attended), or was it merely public relations?

    if the former, Cabaldon can be legitimately criticized, if not, then, as I said, I would consider his non-attendance to be a more honest approach

    so, waiting to see if the meeting was anything more than an “I feel your pain” event

    keep your eye on the ball is, of course, correct, Reisig is the problem (as he will probably soon be in cases related to DHS truancy), but it raises an interesting question: where was the Democratic Party support that could have defeated Reisig when they had opportunity to do so?

    –Richard Estes

    –Richard Estes

  11. Richard

    actually, as bizarre as it sounds, Cabaldon’s failure to appear is actually the principled position, if those that attended the meeting, like Yamada, Wolk and others do nothing other listen and encourage “better communication” between all those involved

    if that’s the case, then, at least, Cabaldon isn’t raising unrealistic expectations that something is going to be done

    so the bottom line is, as indicated, was anything constructive achieved at the meeting (nothing is mentioned in the article, other than the fact that they attended), or was it merely public relations?

    if the former, Cabaldon can be legitimately criticized, if not, then, as I said, I would consider his non-attendance to be a more honest approach

    so, waiting to see if the meeting was anything more than an “I feel your pain” event

    keep your eye on the ball is, of course, correct, Reisig is the problem (as he will probably soon be in cases related to DHS truancy), but it raises an interesting question: where was the Democratic Party support that could have defeated Reisig when they had opportunity to do so?

    –Richard Estes

    –Richard Estes

  12. Richard

    actually, as bizarre as it sounds, Cabaldon’s failure to appear is actually the principled position, if those that attended the meeting, like Yamada, Wolk and others do nothing other listen and encourage “better communication” between all those involved

    if that’s the case, then, at least, Cabaldon isn’t raising unrealistic expectations that something is going to be done

    so the bottom line is, as indicated, was anything constructive achieved at the meeting (nothing is mentioned in the article, other than the fact that they attended), or was it merely public relations?

    if the former, Cabaldon can be legitimately criticized, if not, then, as I said, I would consider his non-attendance to be a more honest approach

    so, waiting to see if the meeting was anything more than an “I feel your pain” event

    keep your eye on the ball is, of course, correct, Reisig is the problem (as he will probably soon be in cases related to DHS truancy), but it raises an interesting question: where was the Democratic Party support that could have defeated Reisig when they had opportunity to do so?

    –Richard Estes

    –Richard Estes

  13. west sacramento Hispanic

    “However, the Latino community has long claimed that the police have used the injunction as a means to harass and racially profile their community.”

    This is a total lie. There are only a small number of Latino people in West Sac who oppose the injunction. To say that we claim that the cops are using the injunction to harrass us is just ignorant. I don’t know who you are talking to, but you are not getting the truth. I guess the Davis people will believe you, because they don’t know what’s going on over here. But over here, we know that the injunction reduced crime. It’s also a lie to say the Broderick Boys are a Hispanic gang. There are a lot of Russians and Asians in that gang, too. And they are just as bad.

  14. west sacramento Hispanic

    “However, the Latino community has long claimed that the police have used the injunction as a means to harass and racially profile their community.”

    This is a total lie. There are only a small number of Latino people in West Sac who oppose the injunction. To say that we claim that the cops are using the injunction to harrass us is just ignorant. I don’t know who you are talking to, but you are not getting the truth. I guess the Davis people will believe you, because they don’t know what’s going on over here. But over here, we know that the injunction reduced crime. It’s also a lie to say the Broderick Boys are a Hispanic gang. There are a lot of Russians and Asians in that gang, too. And they are just as bad.

  15. west sacramento Hispanic

    “However, the Latino community has long claimed that the police have used the injunction as a means to harass and racially profile their community.”

    This is a total lie. There are only a small number of Latino people in West Sac who oppose the injunction. To say that we claim that the cops are using the injunction to harrass us is just ignorant. I don’t know who you are talking to, but you are not getting the truth. I guess the Davis people will believe you, because they don’t know what’s going on over here. But over here, we know that the injunction reduced crime. It’s also a lie to say the Broderick Boys are a Hispanic gang. There are a lot of Russians and Asians in that gang, too. And they are just as bad.

  16. west sacramento Hispanic

    “However, the Latino community has long claimed that the police have used the injunction as a means to harass and racially profile their community.”

    This is a total lie. There are only a small number of Latino people in West Sac who oppose the injunction. To say that we claim that the cops are using the injunction to harrass us is just ignorant. I don’t know who you are talking to, but you are not getting the truth. I guess the Davis people will believe you, because they don’t know what’s going on over here. But over here, we know that the injunction reduced crime. It’s also a lie to say the Broderick Boys are a Hispanic gang. There are a lot of Russians and Asians in that gang, too. And they are just as bad.

  17. davisite

    Keep Your Eye On The Ball (Reisig) said…
    “…Yamada was there, but that’s it.”

    DPD’s narrative suggests that no elected representative took a public position at this Town Hall meeting. The format of the meeting apparently was an opportunity for elected representatives and the media to LISTEN . There is no excuse for Calbadon, running for Assembly and current Mayor of West Sac., not being there.

  18. davisite

    Keep Your Eye On The Ball (Reisig) said…
    “…Yamada was there, but that’s it.”

    DPD’s narrative suggests that no elected representative took a public position at this Town Hall meeting. The format of the meeting apparently was an opportunity for elected representatives and the media to LISTEN . There is no excuse for Calbadon, running for Assembly and current Mayor of West Sac., not being there.

  19. davisite

    Keep Your Eye On The Ball (Reisig) said…
    “…Yamada was there, but that’s it.”

    DPD’s narrative suggests that no elected representative took a public position at this Town Hall meeting. The format of the meeting apparently was an opportunity for elected representatives and the media to LISTEN . There is no excuse for Calbadon, running for Assembly and current Mayor of West Sac., not being there.

  20. davisite

    Keep Your Eye On The Ball (Reisig) said…
    “…Yamada was there, but that’s it.”

    DPD’s narrative suggests that no elected representative took a public position at this Town Hall meeting. The format of the meeting apparently was an opportunity for elected representatives and the media to LISTEN . There is no excuse for Calbadon, running for Assembly and current Mayor of West Sac., not being there.

  21. ACLU Supporter

    “This is a total lie. There are only a small number of Latino people in West Sac who oppose the injunction.”

    I find this post very interesting. Because there were a large number of people at that meeting from the Latino Community, alleging exactly that. So how can it be a total lie?

    I’ve worked with what I would consider a considerable sample size of people, and I just don’t agree with your statement.

  22. ACLU Supporter

    “This is a total lie. There are only a small number of Latino people in West Sac who oppose the injunction.”

    I find this post very interesting. Because there were a large number of people at that meeting from the Latino Community, alleging exactly that. So how can it be a total lie?

    I’ve worked with what I would consider a considerable sample size of people, and I just don’t agree with your statement.

  23. ACLU Supporter

    “This is a total lie. There are only a small number of Latino people in West Sac who oppose the injunction.”

    I find this post very interesting. Because there were a large number of people at that meeting from the Latino Community, alleging exactly that. So how can it be a total lie?

    I’ve worked with what I would consider a considerable sample size of people, and I just don’t agree with your statement.

  24. ACLU Supporter

    “This is a total lie. There are only a small number of Latino people in West Sac who oppose the injunction.”

    I find this post very interesting. Because there were a large number of people at that meeting from the Latino Community, alleging exactly that. So how can it be a total lie?

    I’ve worked with what I would consider a considerable sample size of people, and I just don’t agree with your statement.

  25. Anonymous

    The injuction failed to pass muster in Court. It may have reduced crime in West Sacramento, but how it was put in place was in violation of the constitution. There is a gang problem in West Sacramento, for certain, but any legal solution needs to be put in place in a legal manner.

    It seems like Cabaldon might have been at the meeting, merely because he is the mayor and these people were talking about an issue that is important to the them in their community. Not because he is running for higher office. He chose not to attend and we can all try to guess why, but it doesn’t matter.

  26. Anonymous

    The injuction failed to pass muster in Court. It may have reduced crime in West Sacramento, but how it was put in place was in violation of the constitution. There is a gang problem in West Sacramento, for certain, but any legal solution needs to be put in place in a legal manner.

    It seems like Cabaldon might have been at the meeting, merely because he is the mayor and these people were talking about an issue that is important to the them in their community. Not because he is running for higher office. He chose not to attend and we can all try to guess why, but it doesn’t matter.

  27. Anonymous

    The injuction failed to pass muster in Court. It may have reduced crime in West Sacramento, but how it was put in place was in violation of the constitution. There is a gang problem in West Sacramento, for certain, but any legal solution needs to be put in place in a legal manner.

    It seems like Cabaldon might have been at the meeting, merely because he is the mayor and these people were talking about an issue that is important to the them in their community. Not because he is running for higher office. He chose not to attend and we can all try to guess why, but it doesn’t matter.

  28. Anonymous

    The injuction failed to pass muster in Court. It may have reduced crime in West Sacramento, but how it was put in place was in violation of the constitution. There is a gang problem in West Sacramento, for certain, but any legal solution needs to be put in place in a legal manner.

    It seems like Cabaldon might have been at the meeting, merely because he is the mayor and these people were talking about an issue that is important to the them in their community. Not because he is running for higher office. He chose not to attend and we can all try to guess why, but it doesn’t matter.

  29. davisite

    Richard said…
    “… actually, as bizarre as it sounds…”

    Yes, this DOES sound bizzare(and total fantasy). Calbadon, the quintessential political-machine candidate taking a “principled” position.

  30. davisite

    Richard said…
    “… actually, as bizarre as it sounds…”

    Yes, this DOES sound bizzare(and total fantasy). Calbadon, the quintessential political-machine candidate taking a “principled” position.

  31. davisite

    Richard said…
    “… actually, as bizarre as it sounds…”

    Yes, this DOES sound bizzare(and total fantasy). Calbadon, the quintessential political-machine candidate taking a “principled” position.

  32. davisite

    Richard said…
    “… actually, as bizarre as it sounds…”

    Yes, this DOES sound bizzare(and total fantasy). Calbadon, the quintessential political-machine candidate taking a “principled” position.

  33. Anonymous

    I’m a little confused. So was the goal of the night was that people met with the Chair of the Board of Supervisors? I’m not too familiar with County and City rules and regulations, but can the City Mayor order the County District Attorney what to do, so Cabldon is the one at fault, not the District Attorney? Or with the Supervisor being there, can she now do more than lip service and use her County authority and do something to make the gang injunction go away? Since the story focuses on the Assembly race theme, can the Assemblywoman have direct authority to do something about this?

    My gut says the answers to all of these questions are a resounding no, which means that night nothing was accomplished. Other than the Supervisor knows she can’t do anything about the gang injunction but shows up and gives a false impression to all in the room by making it look like she can help the victims, which in my opinion is worse than Mr. Cabldon missing the “I feel your pain” session (as Richard Estes put it).

  34. Anonymous

    I’m a little confused. So was the goal of the night was that people met with the Chair of the Board of Supervisors? I’m not too familiar with County and City rules and regulations, but can the City Mayor order the County District Attorney what to do, so Cabldon is the one at fault, not the District Attorney? Or with the Supervisor being there, can she now do more than lip service and use her County authority and do something to make the gang injunction go away? Since the story focuses on the Assembly race theme, can the Assemblywoman have direct authority to do something about this?

    My gut says the answers to all of these questions are a resounding no, which means that night nothing was accomplished. Other than the Supervisor knows she can’t do anything about the gang injunction but shows up and gives a false impression to all in the room by making it look like she can help the victims, which in my opinion is worse than Mr. Cabldon missing the “I feel your pain” session (as Richard Estes put it).

  35. Anonymous

    I’m a little confused. So was the goal of the night was that people met with the Chair of the Board of Supervisors? I’m not too familiar with County and City rules and regulations, but can the City Mayor order the County District Attorney what to do, so Cabldon is the one at fault, not the District Attorney? Or with the Supervisor being there, can she now do more than lip service and use her County authority and do something to make the gang injunction go away? Since the story focuses on the Assembly race theme, can the Assemblywoman have direct authority to do something about this?

    My gut says the answers to all of these questions are a resounding no, which means that night nothing was accomplished. Other than the Supervisor knows she can’t do anything about the gang injunction but shows up and gives a false impression to all in the room by making it look like she can help the victims, which in my opinion is worse than Mr. Cabldon missing the “I feel your pain” session (as Richard Estes put it).

  36. Anonymous

    I’m a little confused. So was the goal of the night was that people met with the Chair of the Board of Supervisors? I’m not too familiar with County and City rules and regulations, but can the City Mayor order the County District Attorney what to do, so Cabldon is the one at fault, not the District Attorney? Or with the Supervisor being there, can she now do more than lip service and use her County authority and do something to make the gang injunction go away? Since the story focuses on the Assembly race theme, can the Assemblywoman have direct authority to do something about this?

    My gut says the answers to all of these questions are a resounding no, which means that night nothing was accomplished. Other than the Supervisor knows she can’t do anything about the gang injunction but shows up and gives a false impression to all in the room by making it look like she can help the victims, which in my opinion is worse than Mr. Cabldon missing the “I feel your pain” session (as Richard Estes put it).

  37. Anonymous

    It is fascinating how these Vanguard
    postings take on a Karl Rove-like quality when the subject is the Calbadon campaign for Assembly. Anyone else notice the distinct change in style? These comments have a definite professional political operative “smell” to them.

  38. Anonymous

    It is fascinating how these Vanguard
    postings take on a Karl Rove-like quality when the subject is the Calbadon campaign for Assembly. Anyone else notice the distinct change in style? These comments have a definite professional political operative “smell” to them.

  39. Anonymous

    It is fascinating how these Vanguard
    postings take on a Karl Rove-like quality when the subject is the Calbadon campaign for Assembly. Anyone else notice the distinct change in style? These comments have a definite professional political operative “smell” to them.

  40. Anonymous

    It is fascinating how these Vanguard
    postings take on a Karl Rove-like quality when the subject is the Calbadon campaign for Assembly. Anyone else notice the distinct change in style? These comments have a definite professional political operative “smell” to them.

  41. Anonymous

    “These comments have a definite professional political operative “smell” to them.”

    To be clear, I was referring to the comment of West Sac Hispanic(claiming “total lie”) and the purposeful intellectual misdirection of Anonymous 10:30 AM.

  42. Anonymous

    “These comments have a definite professional political operative “smell” to them.”

    To be clear, I was referring to the comment of West Sac Hispanic(claiming “total lie”) and the purposeful intellectual misdirection of Anonymous 10:30 AM.

  43. Anonymous

    “These comments have a definite professional political operative “smell” to them.”

    To be clear, I was referring to the comment of West Sac Hispanic(claiming “total lie”) and the purposeful intellectual misdirection of Anonymous 10:30 AM.

  44. Anonymous

    “These comments have a definite professional political operative “smell” to them.”

    To be clear, I was referring to the comment of West Sac Hispanic(claiming “total lie”) and the purposeful intellectual misdirection of Anonymous 10:30 AM.

  45. Richard

    in my experience, most people have no interest in participating in dog and pony shows where politicians and government officials appear to empathize with their experiences, but have no willingness to do anything about it

    so, I stand by my comment, I’d much rather have someone who isn’t going to do anything stay home, than listen to someone who is going to try to bond with me as some sort of therapist, and encourage all of us to communicate better and get along with one another, while leaving the essential issue unresolved through inaction

    now, maybe, that’s not what happened at the meeting, but DPD hasn’t provided any information to suggest that any constructive policy actions decisions were made, that there was any commitments made by any of the political figures who attended, and in the absence of them, Cabaldon’s refusal to appear is irrelevant

    in other words, as reported, the meeting served the interests of the politicians who attended more than it did the members of the public who did so

    –Richard Estes

  46. Richard

    in my experience, most people have no interest in participating in dog and pony shows where politicians and government officials appear to empathize with their experiences, but have no willingness to do anything about it

    so, I stand by my comment, I’d much rather have someone who isn’t going to do anything stay home, than listen to someone who is going to try to bond with me as some sort of therapist, and encourage all of us to communicate better and get along with one another, while leaving the essential issue unresolved through inaction

    now, maybe, that’s not what happened at the meeting, but DPD hasn’t provided any information to suggest that any constructive policy actions decisions were made, that there was any commitments made by any of the political figures who attended, and in the absence of them, Cabaldon’s refusal to appear is irrelevant

    in other words, as reported, the meeting served the interests of the politicians who attended more than it did the members of the public who did so

    –Richard Estes

  47. Richard

    in my experience, most people have no interest in participating in dog and pony shows where politicians and government officials appear to empathize with their experiences, but have no willingness to do anything about it

    so, I stand by my comment, I’d much rather have someone who isn’t going to do anything stay home, than listen to someone who is going to try to bond with me as some sort of therapist, and encourage all of us to communicate better and get along with one another, while leaving the essential issue unresolved through inaction

    now, maybe, that’s not what happened at the meeting, but DPD hasn’t provided any information to suggest that any constructive policy actions decisions were made, that there was any commitments made by any of the political figures who attended, and in the absence of them, Cabaldon’s refusal to appear is irrelevant

    in other words, as reported, the meeting served the interests of the politicians who attended more than it did the members of the public who did so

    –Richard Estes

  48. Richard

    in my experience, most people have no interest in participating in dog and pony shows where politicians and government officials appear to empathize with their experiences, but have no willingness to do anything about it

    so, I stand by my comment, I’d much rather have someone who isn’t going to do anything stay home, than listen to someone who is going to try to bond with me as some sort of therapist, and encourage all of us to communicate better and get along with one another, while leaving the essential issue unresolved through inaction

    now, maybe, that’s not what happened at the meeting, but DPD hasn’t provided any information to suggest that any constructive policy actions decisions were made, that there was any commitments made by any of the political figures who attended, and in the absence of them, Cabaldon’s refusal to appear is irrelevant

    in other words, as reported, the meeting served the interests of the politicians who attended more than it did the members of the public who did so

    –Richard Estes

  49. Anonymous

    I think DPD’s postings that touch on the subject of the Assembly race should be noted with his previous statements that he is supporting Yamada for the Assembly.

    I don’t think this means that he cannot give unbiased accounts of what happens in the race, but I think it is an important disclaimer for the readers.

  50. Anonymous

    I think DPD’s postings that touch on the subject of the Assembly race should be noted with his previous statements that he is supporting Yamada for the Assembly.

    I don’t think this means that he cannot give unbiased accounts of what happens in the race, but I think it is an important disclaimer for the readers.

  51. Anonymous

    I think DPD’s postings that touch on the subject of the Assembly race should be noted with his previous statements that he is supporting Yamada for the Assembly.

    I don’t think this means that he cannot give unbiased accounts of what happens in the race, but I think it is an important disclaimer for the readers.

  52. Anonymous

    I think DPD’s postings that touch on the subject of the Assembly race should be noted with his previous statements that he is supporting Yamada for the Assembly.

    I don’t think this means that he cannot give unbiased accounts of what happens in the race, but I think it is an important disclaimer for the readers.

  53. Anonymous

    Funny that folks are hitting Cabaldon for the actions of the Yolo Couny District Attorney. Yamada is the Supervisor and has direct interaction with the DA and should be the one to bear responsibility for what he does or doesn’t do.

    It’s just like that Ombudsman that she hired and praised, only to find out later that he was stockpiling weapons and plotting the overthrow of a foreign government.

    Hilarious! She and the county folks are a nightmare.

    More to the point, I support the injunction if it is limited to individual people who are named, receive notice, and can appeal to get off the list.

    I get the ACLU concerns about broad injunctions, but throughout the state the more narrowly tailored injunctions have worked.

  54. Anonymous

    Funny that folks are hitting Cabaldon for the actions of the Yolo Couny District Attorney. Yamada is the Supervisor and has direct interaction with the DA and should be the one to bear responsibility for what he does or doesn’t do.

    It’s just like that Ombudsman that she hired and praised, only to find out later that he was stockpiling weapons and plotting the overthrow of a foreign government.

    Hilarious! She and the county folks are a nightmare.

    More to the point, I support the injunction if it is limited to individual people who are named, receive notice, and can appeal to get off the list.

    I get the ACLU concerns about broad injunctions, but throughout the state the more narrowly tailored injunctions have worked.

  55. Anonymous

    Funny that folks are hitting Cabaldon for the actions of the Yolo Couny District Attorney. Yamada is the Supervisor and has direct interaction with the DA and should be the one to bear responsibility for what he does or doesn’t do.

    It’s just like that Ombudsman that she hired and praised, only to find out later that he was stockpiling weapons and plotting the overthrow of a foreign government.

    Hilarious! She and the county folks are a nightmare.

    More to the point, I support the injunction if it is limited to individual people who are named, receive notice, and can appeal to get off the list.

    I get the ACLU concerns about broad injunctions, but throughout the state the more narrowly tailored injunctions have worked.

  56. Anonymous

    Funny that folks are hitting Cabaldon for the actions of the Yolo Couny District Attorney. Yamada is the Supervisor and has direct interaction with the DA and should be the one to bear responsibility for what he does or doesn’t do.

    It’s just like that Ombudsman that she hired and praised, only to find out later that he was stockpiling weapons and plotting the overthrow of a foreign government.

    Hilarious! She and the county folks are a nightmare.

    More to the point, I support the injunction if it is limited to individual people who are named, receive notice, and can appeal to get off the list.

    I get the ACLU concerns about broad injunctions, but throughout the state the more narrowly tailored injunctions have worked.

  57. Anonymous

    Annonymous 8:34, Anonymous 10:38, and Anonymous 10:56 hit their points right on the nose. The Mayor wasn’t there, and Yamada was. Its exactly these type of actions of leadership that define what an elected official is, by sticking to their principles, regardless of what happens, and regardless of the impact. Yamada made a stand, and Cabaldon didn’t. I bet at his next City Council meeting he’ll still waver on the gang injunction, cower, and say its beyond his control probably.
    And for “West Sacramento Hispanic 10:14”, don’t take shots at Davis like that. Big nono. I bet you’re supporting Cabaldon, which is exactly why him and his cronies are going to lose this race. With Davis’s leadership and elected officials all wrapped up and united behind our candidate and little West Sacramento already split behind their guy (Cabaldon), there’s no way Yamada can lose. And like it or not, its a fact that the # 1 political news source in half the 8th District, the Vanguard, is going to continue to crank out stories against Cabaldon and his continued failed leadership who’s only accomplishment is that he came out. With the media and his constituents against him and a united Davis front for Mariko, including most of the Davis City Council and probably her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, Cabaldon is simply just outgunned and overmatched. Sorry Cabaldon, you have to wait for a third time to win this seat.

  58. Anonymous

    Annonymous 8:34, Anonymous 10:38, and Anonymous 10:56 hit their points right on the nose. The Mayor wasn’t there, and Yamada was. Its exactly these type of actions of leadership that define what an elected official is, by sticking to their principles, regardless of what happens, and regardless of the impact. Yamada made a stand, and Cabaldon didn’t. I bet at his next City Council meeting he’ll still waver on the gang injunction, cower, and say its beyond his control probably.
    And for “West Sacramento Hispanic 10:14”, don’t take shots at Davis like that. Big nono. I bet you’re supporting Cabaldon, which is exactly why him and his cronies are going to lose this race. With Davis’s leadership and elected officials all wrapped up and united behind our candidate and little West Sacramento already split behind their guy (Cabaldon), there’s no way Yamada can lose. And like it or not, its a fact that the # 1 political news source in half the 8th District, the Vanguard, is going to continue to crank out stories against Cabaldon and his continued failed leadership who’s only accomplishment is that he came out. With the media and his constituents against him and a united Davis front for Mariko, including most of the Davis City Council and probably her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, Cabaldon is simply just outgunned and overmatched. Sorry Cabaldon, you have to wait for a third time to win this seat.

  59. Anonymous

    Annonymous 8:34, Anonymous 10:38, and Anonymous 10:56 hit their points right on the nose. The Mayor wasn’t there, and Yamada was. Its exactly these type of actions of leadership that define what an elected official is, by sticking to their principles, regardless of what happens, and regardless of the impact. Yamada made a stand, and Cabaldon didn’t. I bet at his next City Council meeting he’ll still waver on the gang injunction, cower, and say its beyond his control probably.
    And for “West Sacramento Hispanic 10:14”, don’t take shots at Davis like that. Big nono. I bet you’re supporting Cabaldon, which is exactly why him and his cronies are going to lose this race. With Davis’s leadership and elected officials all wrapped up and united behind our candidate and little West Sacramento already split behind their guy (Cabaldon), there’s no way Yamada can lose. And like it or not, its a fact that the # 1 political news source in half the 8th District, the Vanguard, is going to continue to crank out stories against Cabaldon and his continued failed leadership who’s only accomplishment is that he came out. With the media and his constituents against him and a united Davis front for Mariko, including most of the Davis City Council and probably her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, Cabaldon is simply just outgunned and overmatched. Sorry Cabaldon, you have to wait for a third time to win this seat.

  60. Anonymous

    Annonymous 8:34, Anonymous 10:38, and Anonymous 10:56 hit their points right on the nose. The Mayor wasn’t there, and Yamada was. Its exactly these type of actions of leadership that define what an elected official is, by sticking to their principles, regardless of what happens, and regardless of the impact. Yamada made a stand, and Cabaldon didn’t. I bet at his next City Council meeting he’ll still waver on the gang injunction, cower, and say its beyond his control probably.
    And for “West Sacramento Hispanic 10:14”, don’t take shots at Davis like that. Big nono. I bet you’re supporting Cabaldon, which is exactly why him and his cronies are going to lose this race. With Davis’s leadership and elected officials all wrapped up and united behind our candidate and little West Sacramento already split behind their guy (Cabaldon), there’s no way Yamada can lose. And like it or not, its a fact that the # 1 political news source in half the 8th District, the Vanguard, is going to continue to crank out stories against Cabaldon and his continued failed leadership who’s only accomplishment is that he came out. With the media and his constituents against him and a united Davis front for Mariko, including most of the Davis City Council and probably her colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, Cabaldon is simply just outgunned and overmatched. Sorry Cabaldon, you have to wait for a third time to win this seat.

  61. Vincente

    “I think DPD’s postings that touch on the subject of the Assembly race should be noted with his previous statements that he is supporting Yamada for the Assembly.”

    You probably missed the criticism of Yamada during the General Plan debates.

  62. Vincente

    “I think DPD’s postings that touch on the subject of the Assembly race should be noted with his previous statements that he is supporting Yamada for the Assembly.”

    You probably missed the criticism of Yamada during the General Plan debates.

  63. Vincente

    “I think DPD’s postings that touch on the subject of the Assembly race should be noted with his previous statements that he is supporting Yamada for the Assembly.”

    You probably missed the criticism of Yamada during the General Plan debates.

  64. Vincente

    “I think DPD’s postings that touch on the subject of the Assembly race should be noted with his previous statements that he is supporting Yamada for the Assembly.”

    You probably missed the criticism of Yamada during the General Plan debates.

  65. Richard

    The Mayor wasn’t there, and Yamada was. Its exactly these type of actions of leadership that define what an elected official is, by sticking to their principles, regardless of what happens, and regardless of the impact. Yamada made a stand, and Cabaldon didn’t.

    Standards are definitely slipping when attending a public meeting and listening to people is considered “a stand”.

    –Richard Estes

  66. Richard

    The Mayor wasn’t there, and Yamada was. Its exactly these type of actions of leadership that define what an elected official is, by sticking to their principles, regardless of what happens, and regardless of the impact. Yamada made a stand, and Cabaldon didn’t.

    Standards are definitely slipping when attending a public meeting and listening to people is considered “a stand”.

    –Richard Estes

  67. Richard

    The Mayor wasn’t there, and Yamada was. Its exactly these type of actions of leadership that define what an elected official is, by sticking to their principles, regardless of what happens, and regardless of the impact. Yamada made a stand, and Cabaldon didn’t.

    Standards are definitely slipping when attending a public meeting and listening to people is considered “a stand”.

    –Richard Estes

  68. Richard

    The Mayor wasn’t there, and Yamada was. Its exactly these type of actions of leadership that define what an elected official is, by sticking to their principles, regardless of what happens, and regardless of the impact. Yamada made a stand, and Cabaldon didn’t.

    Standards are definitely slipping when attending a public meeting and listening to people is considered “a stand”.

    –Richard Estes

  69. ACLU Supporter

    One point where I disagree with several on here. Yamada may be a county supervisor, but the BOS doesn’t have much say over the DA’s office. However, Reisig said that if West Sacramento didn’t want the injunction, he wouldn’t pursue it. That puts Cabaldon into a position as decider and he has done everything but step up and take a leadership position on this issue. This meeting is merely emblematic of it.

  70. ACLU Supporter

    One point where I disagree with several on here. Yamada may be a county supervisor, but the BOS doesn’t have much say over the DA’s office. However, Reisig said that if West Sacramento didn’t want the injunction, he wouldn’t pursue it. That puts Cabaldon into a position as decider and he has done everything but step up and take a leadership position on this issue. This meeting is merely emblematic of it.

  71. ACLU Supporter

    One point where I disagree with several on here. Yamada may be a county supervisor, but the BOS doesn’t have much say over the DA’s office. However, Reisig said that if West Sacramento didn’t want the injunction, he wouldn’t pursue it. That puts Cabaldon into a position as decider and he has done everything but step up and take a leadership position on this issue. This meeting is merely emblematic of it.

  72. ACLU Supporter

    One point where I disagree with several on here. Yamada may be a county supervisor, but the BOS doesn’t have much say over the DA’s office. However, Reisig said that if West Sacramento didn’t want the injunction, he wouldn’t pursue it. That puts Cabaldon into a position as decider and he has done everything but step up and take a leadership position on this issue. This meeting is merely emblematic of it.

  73. davisite

    Richard said:
    “..so, I stand by my comment”

    Rather than Estes’ dismissive description,”dog and pony show” ,it is political dogma that voters, whether at City Council public comment or Town Hall meetings, want to be resepctfully listened to by those whom they have chosen to represent them.

  74. davisite

    Richard said:
    “..so, I stand by my comment”

    Rather than Estes’ dismissive description,”dog and pony show” ,it is political dogma that voters, whether at City Council public comment or Town Hall meetings, want to be resepctfully listened to by those whom they have chosen to represent them.

  75. davisite

    Richard said:
    “..so, I stand by my comment”

    Rather than Estes’ dismissive description,”dog and pony show” ,it is political dogma that voters, whether at City Council public comment or Town Hall meetings, want to be resepctfully listened to by those whom they have chosen to represent them.

  76. davisite

    Richard said:
    “..so, I stand by my comment”

    Rather than Estes’ dismissive description,”dog and pony show” ,it is political dogma that voters, whether at City Council public comment or Town Hall meetings, want to be resepctfully listened to by those whom they have chosen to represent them.

  77. Rich Rifkin

    David,

    Did you happen to call Cabaldon and ask him why he was not there? Would it not make a difference if he was sick or if his mother was ill and he had to take care of her? Perhaps he had a previous commitment which his job as mayor required him to be at.

    It seems to me, without knowing why Cabaldon was not there, any conclusions about his judgment regarding that are premature and probably misguided.

    I’m sure if David would give the mayor a call, he could explain his absence.

  78. Rich Rifkin

    David,

    Did you happen to call Cabaldon and ask him why he was not there? Would it not make a difference if he was sick or if his mother was ill and he had to take care of her? Perhaps he had a previous commitment which his job as mayor required him to be at.

    It seems to me, without knowing why Cabaldon was not there, any conclusions about his judgment regarding that are premature and probably misguided.

    I’m sure if David would give the mayor a call, he could explain his absence.

  79. Rich Rifkin

    David,

    Did you happen to call Cabaldon and ask him why he was not there? Would it not make a difference if he was sick or if his mother was ill and he had to take care of her? Perhaps he had a previous commitment which his job as mayor required him to be at.

    It seems to me, without knowing why Cabaldon was not there, any conclusions about his judgment regarding that are premature and probably misguided.

    I’m sure if David would give the mayor a call, he could explain his absence.

  80. Rich Rifkin

    David,

    Did you happen to call Cabaldon and ask him why he was not there? Would it not make a difference if he was sick or if his mother was ill and he had to take care of her? Perhaps he had a previous commitment which his job as mayor required him to be at.

    It seems to me, without knowing why Cabaldon was not there, any conclusions about his judgment regarding that are premature and probably misguided.

    I’m sure if David would give the mayor a call, he could explain his absence.

  81. davisite

    Rifkin…weak reposte

    If this was not a purposeful ignoring of this meeting, there would no doubt have been a public explanation and apology for missing this opportunity to meet and listen to his constituents.

  82. davisite

    Rifkin…weak reposte

    If this was not a purposeful ignoring of this meeting, there would no doubt have been a public explanation and apology for missing this opportunity to meet and listen to his constituents.

  83. davisite

    Rifkin…weak reposte

    If this was not a purposeful ignoring of this meeting, there would no doubt have been a public explanation and apology for missing this opportunity to meet and listen to his constituents.

  84. davisite

    Rifkin…weak reposte

    If this was not a purposeful ignoring of this meeting, there would no doubt have been a public explanation and apology for missing this opportunity to meet and listen to his constituents.

  85. Doug Paul Davis

    I agree with Davisite, if this meeting was a priority he would have sent out a strongly worded statement about the issue to the press. He did not. So without that, I do not care why he wasn’t there. And I am also just as concerned about his actions or lack thereof prior to this meeting. I stand by what I wrote.

  86. Doug Paul Davis

    I agree with Davisite, if this meeting was a priority he would have sent out a strongly worded statement about the issue to the press. He did not. So without that, I do not care why he wasn’t there. And I am also just as concerned about his actions or lack thereof prior to this meeting. I stand by what I wrote.

  87. Doug Paul Davis

    I agree with Davisite, if this meeting was a priority he would have sent out a strongly worded statement about the issue to the press. He did not. So without that, I do not care why he wasn’t there. And I am also just as concerned about his actions or lack thereof prior to this meeting. I stand by what I wrote.

  88. Doug Paul Davis

    I agree with Davisite, if this meeting was a priority he would have sent out a strongly worded statement about the issue to the press. He did not. So without that, I do not care why he wasn’t there. And I am also just as concerned about his actions or lack thereof prior to this meeting. I stand by what I wrote.

  89. Ready, Aim, Fire

    The fact of the matter is that right wing, conservative Republican DA Reisig gets a pass, by nearly everyone on this blog, including the author.

    I like how everyone’s first reaction is to take shots at Cabaldon, who as Mayor has no control over the issue, while Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig slips out the backdoor. Reisig is the guy who ordered the injunction, Reisig is the guy fighting for it, and Reisig is the guy who hatched this plan in the first place.
    It seems like everyone on this blog is ready to reelect Reisig for DA.

    So once again, Democrats line up in a circle for a firing squad, and give Reisig a get out of jail free card… again.

  90. Ready, Aim, Fire

    The fact of the matter is that right wing, conservative Republican DA Reisig gets a pass, by nearly everyone on this blog, including the author.

    I like how everyone’s first reaction is to take shots at Cabaldon, who as Mayor has no control over the issue, while Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig slips out the backdoor. Reisig is the guy who ordered the injunction, Reisig is the guy fighting for it, and Reisig is the guy who hatched this plan in the first place.
    It seems like everyone on this blog is ready to reelect Reisig for DA.

    So once again, Democrats line up in a circle for a firing squad, and give Reisig a get out of jail free card… again.

  91. Ready, Aim, Fire

    The fact of the matter is that right wing, conservative Republican DA Reisig gets a pass, by nearly everyone on this blog, including the author.

    I like how everyone’s first reaction is to take shots at Cabaldon, who as Mayor has no control over the issue, while Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig slips out the backdoor. Reisig is the guy who ordered the injunction, Reisig is the guy fighting for it, and Reisig is the guy who hatched this plan in the first place.
    It seems like everyone on this blog is ready to reelect Reisig for DA.

    So once again, Democrats line up in a circle for a firing squad, and give Reisig a get out of jail free card… again.

  92. Ready, Aim, Fire

    The fact of the matter is that right wing, conservative Republican DA Reisig gets a pass, by nearly everyone on this blog, including the author.

    I like how everyone’s first reaction is to take shots at Cabaldon, who as Mayor has no control over the issue, while Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig slips out the backdoor. Reisig is the guy who ordered the injunction, Reisig is the guy fighting for it, and Reisig is the guy who hatched this plan in the first place.
    It seems like everyone on this blog is ready to reelect Reisig for DA.

    So once again, Democrats line up in a circle for a firing squad, and give Reisig a get out of jail free card… again.

  93. Reload and take aim

    “…Democrats line up in a circle for a firing squad..”

    Councilman Saylor supports both Reisig and Cabaldon. All three are spawned by the Yolo Democratic political machine.
    Independant-thinking Davis Democrats fired their own volley to “eliminate” Reisig but he survived. The Davis political firing-squad is now lining up to do the same for Saylor and Cabaldon in 2008.

  94. Reload and take aim

    “…Democrats line up in a circle for a firing squad..”

    Councilman Saylor supports both Reisig and Cabaldon. All three are spawned by the Yolo Democratic political machine.
    Independant-thinking Davis Democrats fired their own volley to “eliminate” Reisig but he survived. The Davis political firing-squad is now lining up to do the same for Saylor and Cabaldon in 2008.

  95. Reload and take aim

    “…Democrats line up in a circle for a firing squad..”

    Councilman Saylor supports both Reisig and Cabaldon. All three are spawned by the Yolo Democratic political machine.
    Independant-thinking Davis Democrats fired their own volley to “eliminate” Reisig but he survived. The Davis political firing-squad is now lining up to do the same for Saylor and Cabaldon in 2008.

  96. Reload and take aim

    “…Democrats line up in a circle for a firing squad..”

    Councilman Saylor supports both Reisig and Cabaldon. All three are spawned by the Yolo Democratic political machine.
    Independant-thinking Davis Democrats fired their own volley to “eliminate” Reisig but he survived. The Davis political firing-squad is now lining up to do the same for Saylor and Cabaldon in 2008.

  97. Reload and take aim

    “The fact of the matter is that right wing, conservative Republican DA Reisig”

    I’ll take this statement as fact and note that Yolo Democratic-machine candidate Saylor’s, Asmundson’s and (?)Calbadon’s support for Reisig reveals a distinctly unpleasant political odor emanating from the backrooms of the Yolo Democratic Club.
    .

  98. Reload and take aim

    “The fact of the matter is that right wing, conservative Republican DA Reisig”

    I’ll take this statement as fact and note that Yolo Democratic-machine candidate Saylor’s, Asmundson’s and (?)Calbadon’s support for Reisig reveals a distinctly unpleasant political odor emanating from the backrooms of the Yolo Democratic Club.
    .

  99. Reload and take aim

    “The fact of the matter is that right wing, conservative Republican DA Reisig”

    I’ll take this statement as fact and note that Yolo Democratic-machine candidate Saylor’s, Asmundson’s and (?)Calbadon’s support for Reisig reveals a distinctly unpleasant political odor emanating from the backrooms of the Yolo Democratic Club.
    .

  100. Reload and take aim

    “The fact of the matter is that right wing, conservative Republican DA Reisig”

    I’ll take this statement as fact and note that Yolo Democratic-machine candidate Saylor’s, Asmundson’s and (?)Calbadon’s support for Reisig reveals a distinctly unpleasant political odor emanating from the backrooms of the Yolo Democratic Club.
    .

  101. Reload, Take Aim...hey where is everybody?

    Reload, Take Aim Said “spawned by the Yolo Democratic political machine.”

    Someone please tell me what this Yolo Democratic political machine is.

    I think being a part of a political machine of Yolo’s Democratic Party would include being a handpicked appointed successor from within a Supervisor’s staff and chair of the Yolo Dem Central Committee to one of only 5 of the highest positions in all of Yolo County. If appointing the head of the County’s Democratic Party by entrenched Democratic incumbents to a Supervisor seat isn’t inside machine politics, then I don’t know what is.

    Reload said, “The Davis political firing-squad is now lining up to do the same for Saylor and Cabaldon in 2008.” That’s nice and cute, but who’s doing the firing on the squad–Thomson? Mayor Greenwald? Councilmember Souza? Davis education leaders? Already with Cabaldon. Sorry buddy, but no one in Davis is lining up with Yamada, save Lamar and Provenza. The laughable thing about this all is that the “Davis backed” candidate is the guy from West Sac.

  102. Reload, Take Aim...hey where i

    Reload, Take Aim Said “spawned by the Yolo Democratic political machine.”

    Someone please tell me what this Yolo Democratic political machine is.

    I think being a part of a political machine of Yolo’s Democratic Party would include being a handpicked appointed successor from within a Supervisor’s staff and chair of the Yolo Dem Central Committee to one of only 5 of the highest positions in all of Yolo County. If appointing the head of the County’s Democratic Party by entrenched Democratic incumbents to a Supervisor seat isn’t inside machine politics, then I don’t know what is.

    Reload said, “The Davis political firing-squad is now lining up to do the same for Saylor and Cabaldon in 2008.” That’s nice and cute, but who’s doing the firing on the squad–Thomson? Mayor Greenwald? Councilmember Souza? Davis education leaders? Already with Cabaldon. Sorry buddy, but no one in Davis is lining up with Yamada, save Lamar and Provenza. The laughable thing about this all is that the “Davis backed” candidate is the guy from West Sac.

  103. Reload, Take Aim...hey where i

    Reload, Take Aim Said “spawned by the Yolo Democratic political machine.”

    Someone please tell me what this Yolo Democratic political machine is.

    I think being a part of a political machine of Yolo’s Democratic Party would include being a handpicked appointed successor from within a Supervisor’s staff and chair of the Yolo Dem Central Committee to one of only 5 of the highest positions in all of Yolo County. If appointing the head of the County’s Democratic Party by entrenched Democratic incumbents to a Supervisor seat isn’t inside machine politics, then I don’t know what is.

    Reload said, “The Davis political firing-squad is now lining up to do the same for Saylor and Cabaldon in 2008.” That’s nice and cute, but who’s doing the firing on the squad–Thomson? Mayor Greenwald? Councilmember Souza? Davis education leaders? Already with Cabaldon. Sorry buddy, but no one in Davis is lining up with Yamada, save Lamar and Provenza. The laughable thing about this all is that the “Davis backed” candidate is the guy from West Sac.

  104. Reload, Take Aim...hey where i

    Reload, Take Aim Said “spawned by the Yolo Democratic political machine.”

    Someone please tell me what this Yolo Democratic political machine is.

    I think being a part of a political machine of Yolo’s Democratic Party would include being a handpicked appointed successor from within a Supervisor’s staff and chair of the Yolo Dem Central Committee to one of only 5 of the highest positions in all of Yolo County. If appointing the head of the County’s Democratic Party by entrenched Democratic incumbents to a Supervisor seat isn’t inside machine politics, then I don’t know what is.

    Reload said, “The Davis political firing-squad is now lining up to do the same for Saylor and Cabaldon in 2008.” That’s nice and cute, but who’s doing the firing on the squad–Thomson? Mayor Greenwald? Councilmember Souza? Davis education leaders? Already with Cabaldon. Sorry buddy, but no one in Davis is lining up with Yamada, save Lamar and Provenza. The laughable thing about this all is that the “Davis backed” candidate is the guy from West Sac.

  105. Anonymous

    Both Cabaldon or Yamada would be okay in the assembly and I’d vote for either of them in the General Election. Still I think that Cabaldon should not hide from this issue while he is still Mayor of West Sac. Does anyone know if he has made any public statements about the injunction since Reisig has tried to bring it back?

  106. Anonymous

    Both Cabaldon or Yamada would be okay in the assembly and I’d vote for either of them in the General Election. Still I think that Cabaldon should not hide from this issue while he is still Mayor of West Sac. Does anyone know if he has made any public statements about the injunction since Reisig has tried to bring it back?

  107. Anonymous

    Both Cabaldon or Yamada would be okay in the assembly and I’d vote for either of them in the General Election. Still I think that Cabaldon should not hide from this issue while he is still Mayor of West Sac. Does anyone know if he has made any public statements about the injunction since Reisig has tried to bring it back?

  108. Anonymous

    Both Cabaldon or Yamada would be okay in the assembly and I’d vote for either of them in the General Election. Still I think that Cabaldon should not hide from this issue while he is still Mayor of West Sac. Does anyone know if he has made any public statements about the injunction since Reisig has tried to bring it back?

  109. ACLU Supporter

    Attendance does not equal leadership, but non-attendance does mean non-leadership.

    You know the blog author absolutely BLASTED Reisig previously on this issue, does he have to repeat those criticisms in every installment, this was about Cabaldon not being where he needed to be.

  110. ACLU Supporter

    Attendance does not equal leadership, but non-attendance does mean non-leadership.

    You know the blog author absolutely BLASTED Reisig previously on this issue, does he have to repeat those criticisms in every installment, this was about Cabaldon not being where he needed to be.

  111. ACLU Supporter

    Attendance does not equal leadership, but non-attendance does mean non-leadership.

    You know the blog author absolutely BLASTED Reisig previously on this issue, does he have to repeat those criticisms in every installment, this was about Cabaldon not being where he needed to be.

  112. ACLU Supporter

    Attendance does not equal leadership, but non-attendance does mean non-leadership.

    You know the blog author absolutely BLASTED Reisig previously on this issue, does he have to repeat those criticisms in every installment, this was about Cabaldon not being where he needed to be.

  113. Anonymous

    Someone who hasn’t been paying attention said:

    With Davis’s leadership and elected officials all wrapped up and united behind our candidate and little West Sacramento already split behind their guy (Cabaldon), there’s no way Yamada can lose.

    So, that’s why 4 of the 5 Davis Councilmembers have endorsed Cabaldon?

    See the posting here.

    In fact, I think all of the district’s Democratic Mayors and County Supervisors (aside from Mariko herself) have endorsed Christopher.

    I don’t know what her secret campaign strategy is going to be, but it better be good!!

  114. Anonymous

    Someone who hasn’t been paying attention said:

    With Davis’s leadership and elected officials all wrapped up and united behind our candidate and little West Sacramento already split behind their guy (Cabaldon), there’s no way Yamada can lose.

    So, that’s why 4 of the 5 Davis Councilmembers have endorsed Cabaldon?

    See the posting here.

    In fact, I think all of the district’s Democratic Mayors and County Supervisors (aside from Mariko herself) have endorsed Christopher.

    I don’t know what her secret campaign strategy is going to be, but it better be good!!

  115. Anonymous

    Someone who hasn’t been paying attention said:

    With Davis’s leadership and elected officials all wrapped up and united behind our candidate and little West Sacramento already split behind their guy (Cabaldon), there’s no way Yamada can lose.

    So, that’s why 4 of the 5 Davis Councilmembers have endorsed Cabaldon?

    See the posting here.

    In fact, I think all of the district’s Democratic Mayors and County Supervisors (aside from Mariko herself) have endorsed Christopher.

    I don’t know what her secret campaign strategy is going to be, but it better be good!!

  116. Anonymous

    Someone who hasn’t been paying attention said:

    With Davis’s leadership and elected officials all wrapped up and united behind our candidate and little West Sacramento already split behind their guy (Cabaldon), there’s no way Yamada can lose.

    So, that’s why 4 of the 5 Davis Councilmembers have endorsed Cabaldon?

    See the posting here.

    In fact, I think all of the district’s Democratic Mayors and County Supervisors (aside from Mariko herself) have endorsed Christopher.

    I don’t know what her secret campaign strategy is going to be, but it better be good!!

  117. Anonymous

    Funny that cabaldon seems to show up to all the developer fundraiser’s that they have held for him. Also, speaking of bias, DPD did an anaylsis of Yamada’s campaign contributions and promised one of Cabaldon’s. Where is the Cabaldon analysis DPD? That will show you where his real interests are.

  118. Anonymous

    Funny that cabaldon seems to show up to all the developer fundraiser’s that they have held for him. Also, speaking of bias, DPD did an anaylsis of Yamada’s campaign contributions and promised one of Cabaldon’s. Where is the Cabaldon analysis DPD? That will show you where his real interests are.

  119. Anonymous

    Funny that cabaldon seems to show up to all the developer fundraiser’s that they have held for him. Also, speaking of bias, DPD did an anaylsis of Yamada’s campaign contributions and promised one of Cabaldon’s. Where is the Cabaldon analysis DPD? That will show you where his real interests are.

  120. Anonymous

    Funny that cabaldon seems to show up to all the developer fundraiser’s that they have held for him. Also, speaking of bias, DPD did an anaylsis of Yamada’s campaign contributions and promised one of Cabaldon’s. Where is the Cabaldon analysis DPD? That will show you where his real interests are.

  121. Anonymous

    the strategy is to get the votes-he may have the establishment and developers behind him but the people are behind yamada as the polls are showing–money and developer support will only get you so far–people want change and want someone that can make a difference and not another assemblymember that is a nice guy but is really no different than the rest of them.

  122. Anonymous

    the strategy is to get the votes-he may have the establishment and developers behind him but the people are behind yamada as the polls are showing–money and developer support will only get you so far–people want change and want someone that can make a difference and not another assemblymember that is a nice guy but is really no different than the rest of them.

  123. Anonymous

    the strategy is to get the votes-he may have the establishment and developers behind him but the people are behind yamada as the polls are showing–money and developer support will only get you so far–people want change and want someone that can make a difference and not another assemblymember that is a nice guy but is really no different than the rest of them.

  124. Anonymous

    the strategy is to get the votes-he may have the establishment and developers behind him but the people are behind yamada as the polls are showing–money and developer support will only get you so far–people want change and want someone that can make a difference and not another assemblymember that is a nice guy but is really no different than the rest of them.

  125. Rich Rifkin

    “I agree with Davisite, if this meeting was a priority he would have sent out a strongly worded statement about the issue to the press. He did not. So without that, I do not care why he wasn’t there.”

    David, before I would blast someone for not being at a place, I would at least ask him why. I think it’s just a matter of fairness. If you know he was somewhere else which you think was not as important, then you are well within your rights to castigate that decision. However, I’m sure you (or even your fans) would feel differently if there was some personal reason — such as illness or a family matter — which prevented him from coming. I’m surprised that you are being so vitriolic toward the mayor without finding out what he has to say.

  126. Rich Rifkin

    “I agree with Davisite, if this meeting was a priority he would have sent out a strongly worded statement about the issue to the press. He did not. So without that, I do not care why he wasn’t there.”

    David, before I would blast someone for not being at a place, I would at least ask him why. I think it’s just a matter of fairness. If you know he was somewhere else which you think was not as important, then you are well within your rights to castigate that decision. However, I’m sure you (or even your fans) would feel differently if there was some personal reason — such as illness or a family matter — which prevented him from coming. I’m surprised that you are being so vitriolic toward the mayor without finding out what he has to say.

  127. Rich Rifkin

    “I agree with Davisite, if this meeting was a priority he would have sent out a strongly worded statement about the issue to the press. He did not. So without that, I do not care why he wasn’t there.”

    David, before I would blast someone for not being at a place, I would at least ask him why. I think it’s just a matter of fairness. If you know he was somewhere else which you think was not as important, then you are well within your rights to castigate that decision. However, I’m sure you (or even your fans) would feel differently if there was some personal reason — such as illness or a family matter — which prevented him from coming. I’m surprised that you are being so vitriolic toward the mayor without finding out what he has to say.

  128. Rich Rifkin

    “I agree with Davisite, if this meeting was a priority he would have sent out a strongly worded statement about the issue to the press. He did not. So without that, I do not care why he wasn’t there.”

    David, before I would blast someone for not being at a place, I would at least ask him why. I think it’s just a matter of fairness. If you know he was somewhere else which you think was not as important, then you are well within your rights to castigate that decision. However, I’m sure you (or even your fans) would feel differently if there was some personal reason — such as illness or a family matter — which prevented him from coming. I’m surprised that you are being so vitriolic toward the mayor without finding out what he has to say.

  129. Richard

    So, that’s why 4 of the 5 Davis Councilmembers have endorsed Cabaldon?

    See the posting here.

    Wow!

    According to Matt Rexroad, citing a Cabaldon campaign press release, Souza AND Greenwald supporting Cabaldon, pretty amazing.

    But Rexroad gets it wrong, it’s not Greenwald that is part of Yamada’s base, it is Souza. Souza has worked hand in glove with Yamada on numerous issues and campaigns over the years, and his support of Cabaldon has to be considered devastating.

    Just imagine if Lois Wolk, when she was a city council member, had endorsed a primary opponent of Helen Thomson when she ran for Assembly, that is about what Souza’s endorsement is like.

    Hard to believe.

    –Richard Estes

  130. Richard

    So, that’s why 4 of the 5 Davis Councilmembers have endorsed Cabaldon?

    See the posting here.

    Wow!

    According to Matt Rexroad, citing a Cabaldon campaign press release, Souza AND Greenwald supporting Cabaldon, pretty amazing.

    But Rexroad gets it wrong, it’s not Greenwald that is part of Yamada’s base, it is Souza. Souza has worked hand in glove with Yamada on numerous issues and campaigns over the years, and his support of Cabaldon has to be considered devastating.

    Just imagine if Lois Wolk, when she was a city council member, had endorsed a primary opponent of Helen Thomson when she ran for Assembly, that is about what Souza’s endorsement is like.

    Hard to believe.

    –Richard Estes

  131. Richard

    So, that’s why 4 of the 5 Davis Councilmembers have endorsed Cabaldon?

    See the posting here.

    Wow!

    According to Matt Rexroad, citing a Cabaldon campaign press release, Souza AND Greenwald supporting Cabaldon, pretty amazing.

    But Rexroad gets it wrong, it’s not Greenwald that is part of Yamada’s base, it is Souza. Souza has worked hand in glove with Yamada on numerous issues and campaigns over the years, and his support of Cabaldon has to be considered devastating.

    Just imagine if Lois Wolk, when she was a city council member, had endorsed a primary opponent of Helen Thomson when she ran for Assembly, that is about what Souza’s endorsement is like.

    Hard to believe.

    –Richard Estes

  132. Richard

    So, that’s why 4 of the 5 Davis Councilmembers have endorsed Cabaldon?

    See the posting here.

    Wow!

    According to Matt Rexroad, citing a Cabaldon campaign press release, Souza AND Greenwald supporting Cabaldon, pretty amazing.

    But Rexroad gets it wrong, it’s not Greenwald that is part of Yamada’s base, it is Souza. Souza has worked hand in glove with Yamada on numerous issues and campaigns over the years, and his support of Cabaldon has to be considered devastating.

    Just imagine if Lois Wolk, when she was a city council member, had endorsed a primary opponent of Helen Thomson when she ran for Assembly, that is about what Souza’s endorsement is like.

    Hard to believe.

    –Richard Estes

  133. NO on Xer

    Remember when the Yes on X campaign had the entire laundry list of Establishment politicos lined up and
    their endorsements plastered all over town?
    I don’t know about West Sac or Solano, but the Davis voter is totally unimpressed with these endorsements which all recognize as “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” machine-politics B.S.

  134. NO on Xer

    Remember when the Yes on X campaign had the entire laundry list of Establishment politicos lined up and
    their endorsements plastered all over town?
    I don’t know about West Sac or Solano, but the Davis voter is totally unimpressed with these endorsements which all recognize as “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” machine-politics B.S.

  135. NO on Xer

    Remember when the Yes on X campaign had the entire laundry list of Establishment politicos lined up and
    their endorsements plastered all over town?
    I don’t know about West Sac or Solano, but the Davis voter is totally unimpressed with these endorsements which all recognize as “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” machine-politics B.S.

  136. NO on Xer

    Remember when the Yes on X campaign had the entire laundry list of Establishment politicos lined up and
    their endorsements plastered all over town?
    I don’t know about West Sac or Solano, but the Davis voter is totally unimpressed with these endorsements which all recognize as “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” machine-politics B.S.

  137. Anonymous

    Souza and Greenwald.. surprising political bedfellows?
    Steve Souza pouts over not being able to run for Supervisor(Yamada chose Provenza as her pick for successor) and Sue never forgives a perceived personal political slight… so much for the value of their Calbadon endorsement in evaluating the best candidate.

  138. Anonymous

    Souza and Greenwald.. surprising political bedfellows?
    Steve Souza pouts over not being able to run for Supervisor(Yamada chose Provenza as her pick for successor) and Sue never forgives a perceived personal political slight… so much for the value of their Calbadon endorsement in evaluating the best candidate.

  139. Anonymous

    Souza and Greenwald.. surprising political bedfellows?
    Steve Souza pouts over not being able to run for Supervisor(Yamada chose Provenza as her pick for successor) and Sue never forgives a perceived personal political slight… so much for the value of their Calbadon endorsement in evaluating the best candidate.

  140. Anonymous

    Souza and Greenwald.. surprising political bedfellows?
    Steve Souza pouts over not being able to run for Supervisor(Yamada chose Provenza as her pick for successor) and Sue never forgives a perceived personal political slight… so much for the value of their Calbadon endorsement in evaluating the best candidate.

  141. west sacramento hispanic

    “I find this post very interesting. Because there were a large number of people at that meeting from the Latino Community, alleging exactly that. So how can it be a total lie?”

    aclu,

    It is a total lie because Mr. Davis said that “THE LATINO COMMUNITY” feels a certain way when it is only a small percentage of my community that feels that way. If one or two or one hundred whites in Davis comes to a meeting in Davis and say they all believe one certain thing, it could be “a total lie” that those individuals speak for “the white community” in Davis. I don’t want a handful of Latinos who have their own agenda to speak for the majority of us. No one elected them.

  142. west sacramento hispanic

    “I find this post very interesting. Because there were a large number of people at that meeting from the Latino Community, alleging exactly that. So how can it be a total lie?”

    aclu,

    It is a total lie because Mr. Davis said that “THE LATINO COMMUNITY” feels a certain way when it is only a small percentage of my community that feels that way. If one or two or one hundred whites in Davis comes to a meeting in Davis and say they all believe one certain thing, it could be “a total lie” that those individuals speak for “the white community” in Davis. I don’t want a handful of Latinos who have their own agenda to speak for the majority of us. No one elected them.

  143. west sacramento hispanic

    “I find this post very interesting. Because there were a large number of people at that meeting from the Latino Community, alleging exactly that. So how can it be a total lie?”

    aclu,

    It is a total lie because Mr. Davis said that “THE LATINO COMMUNITY” feels a certain way when it is only a small percentage of my community that feels that way. If one or two or one hundred whites in Davis comes to a meeting in Davis and say they all believe one certain thing, it could be “a total lie” that those individuals speak for “the white community” in Davis. I don’t want a handful of Latinos who have their own agenda to speak for the majority of us. No one elected them.

  144. west sacramento hispanic

    “I find this post very interesting. Because there were a large number of people at that meeting from the Latino Community, alleging exactly that. So how can it be a total lie?”

    aclu,

    It is a total lie because Mr. Davis said that “THE LATINO COMMUNITY” feels a certain way when it is only a small percentage of my community that feels that way. If one or two or one hundred whites in Davis comes to a meeting in Davis and say they all believe one certain thing, it could be “a total lie” that those individuals speak for “the white community” in Davis. I don’t want a handful of Latinos who have their own agenda to speak for the majority of us. No one elected them.

  145. Anonymous

    “Just imagine if Lois Wolk, when she was a city council member, had endorsed a primary opponent of Helen Thomson when she ran for Assembly, that is about what Souza’s endorsement is like.”

    You hit the nail right on the head. Wolk would have been politically shunned if she failed to “endorse” machine candidate Thomson for Assembly but now, she sits in Thomson’s Assembly seat. Souza is still hoping that he will be a future Yolo Dem- machine candidate for Yolo Supervisor.

  146. Anonymous

    “Just imagine if Lois Wolk, when she was a city council member, had endorsed a primary opponent of Helen Thomson when she ran for Assembly, that is about what Souza’s endorsement is like.”

    You hit the nail right on the head. Wolk would have been politically shunned if she failed to “endorse” machine candidate Thomson for Assembly but now, she sits in Thomson’s Assembly seat. Souza is still hoping that he will be a future Yolo Dem- machine candidate for Yolo Supervisor.

  147. Anonymous

    “Just imagine if Lois Wolk, when she was a city council member, had endorsed a primary opponent of Helen Thomson when she ran for Assembly, that is about what Souza’s endorsement is like.”

    You hit the nail right on the head. Wolk would have been politically shunned if she failed to “endorse” machine candidate Thomson for Assembly but now, she sits in Thomson’s Assembly seat. Souza is still hoping that he will be a future Yolo Dem- machine candidate for Yolo Supervisor.

  148. Anonymous

    “Just imagine if Lois Wolk, when she was a city council member, had endorsed a primary opponent of Helen Thomson when she ran for Assembly, that is about what Souza’s endorsement is like.”

    You hit the nail right on the head. Wolk would have been politically shunned if she failed to “endorse” machine candidate Thomson for Assembly but now, she sits in Thomson’s Assembly seat. Souza is still hoping that he will be a future Yolo Dem- machine candidate for Yolo Supervisor.

  149. Anonymous

    Anonymous 5:34, 5:44 and 5:46 all apparently are smoking from the same pipe.

    Cabaldon lives in West Sacramento, about 30 seconds from the freeway.

    His campaign “team” consists of one guy who goes to events with him. No shakeup there.

    And Mariko’s polling only showed that she could win by running a negative campaign against him for being gay. And those numbers, published by the campaign in the Morning Report, showed her tied, then winning by two points after the gay comment.

    These are the kinds of nonsense rumors and absurd strategies that come from valueless failing campaigns.

  150. Anonymous

    Anonymous 5:34, 5:44 and 5:46 all apparently are smoking from the same pipe.

    Cabaldon lives in West Sacramento, about 30 seconds from the freeway.

    His campaign “team” consists of one guy who goes to events with him. No shakeup there.

    And Mariko’s polling only showed that she could win by running a negative campaign against him for being gay. And those numbers, published by the campaign in the Morning Report, showed her tied, then winning by two points after the gay comment.

    These are the kinds of nonsense rumors and absurd strategies that come from valueless failing campaigns.

  151. Anonymous

    Anonymous 5:34, 5:44 and 5:46 all apparently are smoking from the same pipe.

    Cabaldon lives in West Sacramento, about 30 seconds from the freeway.

    His campaign “team” consists of one guy who goes to events with him. No shakeup there.

    And Mariko’s polling only showed that she could win by running a negative campaign against him for being gay. And those numbers, published by the campaign in the Morning Report, showed her tied, then winning by two points after the gay comment.

    These are the kinds of nonsense rumors and absurd strategies that come from valueless failing campaigns.

  152. Anonymous

    Anonymous 5:34, 5:44 and 5:46 all apparently are smoking from the same pipe.

    Cabaldon lives in West Sacramento, about 30 seconds from the freeway.

    His campaign “team” consists of one guy who goes to events with him. No shakeup there.

    And Mariko’s polling only showed that she could win by running a negative campaign against him for being gay. And those numbers, published by the campaign in the Morning Report, showed her tied, then winning by two points after the gay comment.

    These are the kinds of nonsense rumors and absurd strategies that come from valueless failing campaigns.

  153. Umm, anyone else dizzy from the spin?

    So, for the last 4 or 5 annonymous before the last one, do you have any proof? You know, the thing that is evidence to show that you’re not, hmm, what’s the word…
    lying? “I heard Cabaldon doesn’t live in the district.”
    “Really, I heard that too.”
    “Polls show Yamada crushing Cabaldon.”

    Nice try, though. Next time, try not to make it so obvious by agreeing with yourself with times so close together.

  154. Umm, anyone else dizzy from th

    So, for the last 4 or 5 annonymous before the last one, do you have any proof? You know, the thing that is evidence to show that you’re not, hmm, what’s the word…
    lying? “I heard Cabaldon doesn’t live in the district.”
    “Really, I heard that too.”
    “Polls show Yamada crushing Cabaldon.”

    Nice try, though. Next time, try not to make it so obvious by agreeing with yourself with times so close together.

  155. Umm, anyone else dizzy from th

    So, for the last 4 or 5 annonymous before the last one, do you have any proof? You know, the thing that is evidence to show that you’re not, hmm, what’s the word…
    lying? “I heard Cabaldon doesn’t live in the district.”
    “Really, I heard that too.”
    “Polls show Yamada crushing Cabaldon.”

    Nice try, though. Next time, try not to make it so obvious by agreeing with yourself with times so close together.

  156. Umm, anyone else dizzy from th

    So, for the last 4 or 5 annonymous before the last one, do you have any proof? You know, the thing that is evidence to show that you’re not, hmm, what’s the word…
    lying? “I heard Cabaldon doesn’t live in the district.”
    “Really, I heard that too.”
    “Polls show Yamada crushing Cabaldon.”

    Nice try, though. Next time, try not to make it so obvious by agreeing with yourself with times so close together.

  157. Anonymous

    36% to 4%?? Dude, you’re insane.

    You do know that he has been elected mayor in that district twice, and that he has been on the city council for a decade.

    He brought the River Cats to West Sac and has had more positive news coverage in that city than any elected official, EVER.

    I will give you my car if you show me a legitimate poll that has Cabaldon losing in his own city.

    Besides, you clearly don’t have any experience with polling. You put John Barleycorn or any fictitious name into a poll and it’s going to get more than 4%!

    Is your real name Artemio Pimintel? That’s the only person I know who reads this blog and has as little political sense.

  158. Anonymous

    36% to 4%?? Dude, you’re insane.

    You do know that he has been elected mayor in that district twice, and that he has been on the city council for a decade.

    He brought the River Cats to West Sac and has had more positive news coverage in that city than any elected official, EVER.

    I will give you my car if you show me a legitimate poll that has Cabaldon losing in his own city.

    Besides, you clearly don’t have any experience with polling. You put John Barleycorn or any fictitious name into a poll and it’s going to get more than 4%!

    Is your real name Artemio Pimintel? That’s the only person I know who reads this blog and has as little political sense.

  159. Anonymous

    36% to 4%?? Dude, you’re insane.

    You do know that he has been elected mayor in that district twice, and that he has been on the city council for a decade.

    He brought the River Cats to West Sac and has had more positive news coverage in that city than any elected official, EVER.

    I will give you my car if you show me a legitimate poll that has Cabaldon losing in his own city.

    Besides, you clearly don’t have any experience with polling. You put John Barleycorn or any fictitious name into a poll and it’s going to get more than 4%!

    Is your real name Artemio Pimintel? That’s the only person I know who reads this blog and has as little political sense.

  160. Anonymous

    36% to 4%?? Dude, you’re insane.

    You do know that he has been elected mayor in that district twice, and that he has been on the city council for a decade.

    He brought the River Cats to West Sac and has had more positive news coverage in that city than any elected official, EVER.

    I will give you my car if you show me a legitimate poll that has Cabaldon losing in his own city.

    Besides, you clearly don’t have any experience with polling. You put John Barleycorn or any fictitious name into a poll and it’s going to get more than 4%!

    Is your real name Artemio Pimintel? That’s the only person I know who reads this blog and has as little political sense.

  161. Anonymous

    Christopher Cabaldon is an alien from outerspace.

    Polls show him in the negative double digits.

    His campaign manager is the real father of Pamela Anderson’s baby.

    Just saying the name “Mariko Yamada” cures cancer.

  162. Anonymous

    Christopher Cabaldon is an alien from outerspace.

    Polls show him in the negative double digits.

    His campaign manager is the real father of Pamela Anderson’s baby.

    Just saying the name “Mariko Yamada” cures cancer.

  163. Anonymous

    Christopher Cabaldon is an alien from outerspace.

    Polls show him in the negative double digits.

    His campaign manager is the real father of Pamela Anderson’s baby.

    Just saying the name “Mariko Yamada” cures cancer.

  164. Anonymous

    Christopher Cabaldon is an alien from outerspace.

    Polls show him in the negative double digits.

    His campaign manager is the real father of Pamela Anderson’s baby.

    Just saying the name “Mariko Yamada” cures cancer.

  165. Anonymous

    christopher has done great things for west sac–you would think with his name recognition and all those endorsements and money he would be doing much better–sounds like this will be a dog fight

  166. Anonymous

    christopher has done great things for west sac–you would think with his name recognition and all those endorsements and money he would be doing much better–sounds like this will be a dog fight

  167. Anonymous

    christopher has done great things for west sac–you would think with his name recognition and all those endorsements and money he would be doing much better–sounds like this will be a dog fight

  168. Anonymous

    christopher has done great things for west sac–you would think with his name recognition and all those endorsements and money he would be doing much better–sounds like this will be a dog fight

  169. Anonymous

    Let’s not forget the last 5 guys who were around 14 years old who beat the crap out of the train workers. These were gang members and their mom was in court crying that they are being picked on just because they live in Broderick. Had that injunction still been in place (just removed 1 week before this incident)this probably would have never happened.

  170. Anonymous

    Let’s not forget the last 5 guys who were around 14 years old who beat the crap out of the train workers. These were gang members and their mom was in court crying that they are being picked on just because they live in Broderick. Had that injunction still been in place (just removed 1 week before this incident)this probably would have never happened.

  171. Anonymous

    Let’s not forget the last 5 guys who were around 14 years old who beat the crap out of the train workers. These were gang members and their mom was in court crying that they are being picked on just because they live in Broderick. Had that injunction still been in place (just removed 1 week before this incident)this probably would have never happened.

  172. Anonymous

    Let’s not forget the last 5 guys who were around 14 years old who beat the crap out of the train workers. These were gang members and their mom was in court crying that they are being picked on just because they live in Broderick. Had that injunction still been in place (just removed 1 week before this incident)this probably would have never happened.

  173. Rich Rifkin

    One thing which is interesting about Yamada — and is quite different from Cabaldon — is that she has never competed in a truly contested election before, primary or general.

    Yamada was appointed to the Board of Supervisors when David Rosenberg left to become a judge. She then ran as an incumbent. David Sandino entered the March, 2004 election against her. However, he didn’t raise any serious money — I think he collected $2500 and he printed one flier — and they never debated.

    So when you see Mariko as a candidate, and she seems so awkward and disjointed in her campaign, it is probably out of inexperience. She has simply never had to run for a hotly contested seat, much less run against a quality politician like Cabaldon.

  174. Rich Rifkin

    One thing which is interesting about Yamada — and is quite different from Cabaldon — is that she has never competed in a truly contested election before, primary or general.

    Yamada was appointed to the Board of Supervisors when David Rosenberg left to become a judge. She then ran as an incumbent. David Sandino entered the March, 2004 election against her. However, he didn’t raise any serious money — I think he collected $2500 and he printed one flier — and they never debated.

    So when you see Mariko as a candidate, and she seems so awkward and disjointed in her campaign, it is probably out of inexperience. She has simply never had to run for a hotly contested seat, much less run against a quality politician like Cabaldon.

  175. Rich Rifkin

    One thing which is interesting about Yamada — and is quite different from Cabaldon — is that she has never competed in a truly contested election before, primary or general.

    Yamada was appointed to the Board of Supervisors when David Rosenberg left to become a judge. She then ran as an incumbent. David Sandino entered the March, 2004 election against her. However, he didn’t raise any serious money — I think he collected $2500 and he printed one flier — and they never debated.

    So when you see Mariko as a candidate, and she seems so awkward and disjointed in her campaign, it is probably out of inexperience. She has simply never had to run for a hotly contested seat, much less run against a quality politician like Cabaldon.

  176. Rich Rifkin

    One thing which is interesting about Yamada — and is quite different from Cabaldon — is that she has never competed in a truly contested election before, primary or general.

    Yamada was appointed to the Board of Supervisors when David Rosenberg left to become a judge. She then ran as an incumbent. David Sandino entered the March, 2004 election against her. However, he didn’t raise any serious money — I think he collected $2500 and he printed one flier — and they never debated.

    So when you see Mariko as a candidate, and she seems so awkward and disjointed in her campaign, it is probably out of inexperience. She has simply never had to run for a hotly contested seat, much less run against a quality politician like Cabaldon.

  177. davisite

    “…much less run against a quality politician like Cabaldon.”

    Her “outsider” position, in contrast to Cabaldon,works in Yamada’s favor in these times when the voters are fed up with slick politicians and the usual special interest politics.

  178. davisite

    “…much less run against a quality politician like Cabaldon.”

    Her “outsider” position, in contrast to Cabaldon,works in Yamada’s favor in these times when the voters are fed up with slick politicians and the usual special interest politics.

  179. davisite

    “…much less run against a quality politician like Cabaldon.”

    Her “outsider” position, in contrast to Cabaldon,works in Yamada’s favor in these times when the voters are fed up with slick politicians and the usual special interest politics.

  180. davisite

    “…much less run against a quality politician like Cabaldon.”

    Her “outsider” position, in contrast to Cabaldon,works in Yamada’s favor in these times when the voters are fed up with slick politicians and the usual special interest politics.

  181. Anonymous

    Dispatch from the National Enquirer’s local correspondent (I love the sheer chutzpah and vitality David Greenwald’s blog brings out in people):

    Christopher Cabaldon is an alien from outerspace.

    Polls show him in the negative double digits.

    His campaign manager is the real father of Pamela Anderson’s baby.

    Just saying the name “Mariko Yamada” cures cancer.

    9/12/07 6:31 PM

  182. Whats this "Insider-Outsider" talk?

    Okay I think I need to get in this mix.

    Davisite, what’s her “outsider” approach?

    Its a known fact that she got to her position on the Board of Supervisors through an appointment when she was the right hand person of the incumbent who left to become a judge. She was the hand picked successor of the political machine while chairing the California Democratic Party of the 8th Assembly District at that time. That’s very much the background of an “insider” candidate.

    And for the “special interests”, take a look at the contributors to both campaigns. Take a look at the percentage of both Yamada and Cabaldon, after you subtract Yamada’s $14,000 loan to herself and $8,000 in transfers, and you’ll see that the “special interest” money is just the same.

    Make no mistake, both Cabaldon and Yamada are well trained “Insider” candidates. The only difference is that more Democratic leaders prefer Cabaldon over Yamada. That is simple fact that can’t be denied seeing their endorsement lists.

    Look, I legitimately like them both but when it comes to getting things done, I’ve seen change for the good in West Sacramento and from its Mayor. Other than seeing the kind Chair of the Board of Supervisors at events and rallies, substance is a little lacking for someone who only won her first election just three years ago.

  183. Anonymous

    Dispatch from the National Enquirer’s local correspondent (I love the sheer chutzpah and vitality David Greenwald’s blog brings out in people):

    Christopher Cabaldon is an alien from outerspace.

    Polls show him in the negative double digits.

    His campaign manager is the real father of Pamela Anderson’s baby.

    Just saying the name “Mariko Yamada” cures cancer.

    9/12/07 6:31 PM

  184. Whats this "Insider-Outs

    Okay I think I need to get in this mix.

    Davisite, what’s her “outsider” approach?

    Its a known fact that she got to her position on the Board of Supervisors through an appointment when she was the right hand person of the incumbent who left to become a judge. She was the hand picked successor of the political machine while chairing the California Democratic Party of the 8th Assembly District at that time. That’s very much the background of an “insider” candidate.

    And for the “special interests”, take a look at the contributors to both campaigns. Take a look at the percentage of both Yamada and Cabaldon, after you subtract Yamada’s $14,000 loan to herself and $8,000 in transfers, and you’ll see that the “special interest” money is just the same.

    Make no mistake, both Cabaldon and Yamada are well trained “Insider” candidates. The only difference is that more Democratic leaders prefer Cabaldon over Yamada. That is simple fact that can’t be denied seeing their endorsement lists.

    Look, I legitimately like them both but when it comes to getting things done, I’ve seen change for the good in West Sacramento and from its Mayor. Other than seeing the kind Chair of the Board of Supervisors at events and rallies, substance is a little lacking for someone who only won her first election just three years ago.

  185. Anonymous

    Dispatch from the National Enquirer’s local correspondent (I love the sheer chutzpah and vitality David Greenwald’s blog brings out in people):

    Christopher Cabaldon is an alien from outerspace.

    Polls show him in the negative double digits.

    His campaign manager is the real father of Pamela Anderson’s baby.

    Just saying the name “Mariko Yamada” cures cancer.

    9/12/07 6:31 PM

  186. Whats this "Insider-Outs

    Okay I think I need to get in this mix.

    Davisite, what’s her “outsider” approach?

    Its a known fact that she got to her position on the Board of Supervisors through an appointment when she was the right hand person of the incumbent who left to become a judge. She was the hand picked successor of the political machine while chairing the California Democratic Party of the 8th Assembly District at that time. That’s very much the background of an “insider” candidate.

    And for the “special interests”, take a look at the contributors to both campaigns. Take a look at the percentage of both Yamada and Cabaldon, after you subtract Yamada’s $14,000 loan to herself and $8,000 in transfers, and you’ll see that the “special interest” money is just the same.

    Make no mistake, both Cabaldon and Yamada are well trained “Insider” candidates. The only difference is that more Democratic leaders prefer Cabaldon over Yamada. That is simple fact that can’t be denied seeing their endorsement lists.

    Look, I legitimately like them both but when it comes to getting things done, I’ve seen change for the good in West Sacramento and from its Mayor. Other than seeing the kind Chair of the Board of Supervisors at events and rallies, substance is a little lacking for someone who only won her first election just three years ago.

  187. Anonymous

    Dispatch from the National Enquirer’s local correspondent (I love the sheer chutzpah and vitality David Greenwald’s blog brings out in people):

    Christopher Cabaldon is an alien from outerspace.

    Polls show him in the negative double digits.

    His campaign manager is the real father of Pamela Anderson’s baby.

    Just saying the name “Mariko Yamada” cures cancer.

    9/12/07 6:31 PM

  188. Whats this "Insider-Outs

    Okay I think I need to get in this mix.

    Davisite, what’s her “outsider” approach?

    Its a known fact that she got to her position on the Board of Supervisors through an appointment when she was the right hand person of the incumbent who left to become a judge. She was the hand picked successor of the political machine while chairing the California Democratic Party of the 8th Assembly District at that time. That’s very much the background of an “insider” candidate.

    And for the “special interests”, take a look at the contributors to both campaigns. Take a look at the percentage of both Yamada and Cabaldon, after you subtract Yamada’s $14,000 loan to herself and $8,000 in transfers, and you’ll see that the “special interest” money is just the same.

    Make no mistake, both Cabaldon and Yamada are well trained “Insider” candidates. The only difference is that more Democratic leaders prefer Cabaldon over Yamada. That is simple fact that can’t be denied seeing their endorsement lists.

    Look, I legitimately like them both but when it comes to getting things done, I’ve seen change for the good in West Sacramento and from its Mayor. Other than seeing the kind Chair of the Board of Supervisors at events and rallies, substance is a little lacking for someone who only won her first election just three years ago.

  189. Anonymous

    “special interest money is just the same” hmmn, cabaldon has raised over 400K, nearly four times as much money–mostly from developers as well as corp contributors–The Gap family alone gave 36K—the facts just don’t support your statement.

  190. Anonymous

    “special interest money is just the same” hmmn, cabaldon has raised over 400K, nearly four times as much money–mostly from developers as well as corp contributors–The Gap family alone gave 36K—the facts just don’t support your statement.

  191. Anonymous

    “special interest money is just the same” hmmn, cabaldon has raised over 400K, nearly four times as much money–mostly from developers as well as corp contributors–The Gap family alone gave 36K—the facts just don’t support your statement.

  192. Anonymous

    “special interest money is just the same” hmmn, cabaldon has raised over 400K, nearly four times as much money–mostly from developers as well as corp contributors–The Gap family alone gave 36K—the facts just don’t support your statement.

  193. Anonymous

    Back to the subject of the original posting, the gang injunction…

    From the leftiest liberalist davsitist position, I still don’t know what is wrong with a gang injunction in concept – if it is done right.

    Sacramento, West Sacramento, Vacaville and Fairfield have all had gang problems. I think there were a couple killings in Vacaville over Labor Day weekend and three of the gang members listed in the West Sacramento injunction attacked a railroad engineer and nearly killed him.

    Being supportive of liberal causes and a fighter for civil rights doesn’t have to equate to tolerating crime and criminal gangs.

    I hope Cabaldon comes out and shows support for the injunction. He should fight to make sure that there are protections for people who are put on the list by mistake, but the injunction itself is not a bad thing.

    Liberal Guilt 101 says that we shouldn’t target gangs because their memberships consists of low income minority groups. But Liberal Guilt 102, the advanced class, suggests that we should be doing everything we can to make sure that low income minority communities are safe. Simply leaving the poor to be subjected to the gangs and hoodlems that will never step foot in our suburban, lefty, tofu, hybrid neighborhoods, is a real violation of what liberals should be believing in. We need to help these communities, create an environment where all people can improve their standard of living and raise their kids and the first step is to clean up the streets.

    As long as we’re not having indiscriminate profiling and we can identify who is in a gang (with a reasonable way for people to get themselves off the list) then I am ok with it.

  194. Anonymous

    Back to the subject of the original posting, the gang injunction…

    From the leftiest liberalist davsitist position, I still don’t know what is wrong with a gang injunction in concept – if it is done right.

    Sacramento, West Sacramento, Vacaville and Fairfield have all had gang problems. I think there were a couple killings in Vacaville over Labor Day weekend and three of the gang members listed in the West Sacramento injunction attacked a railroad engineer and nearly killed him.

    Being supportive of liberal causes and a fighter for civil rights doesn’t have to equate to tolerating crime and criminal gangs.

    I hope Cabaldon comes out and shows support for the injunction. He should fight to make sure that there are protections for people who are put on the list by mistake, but the injunction itself is not a bad thing.

    Liberal Guilt 101 says that we shouldn’t target gangs because their memberships consists of low income minority groups. But Liberal Guilt 102, the advanced class, suggests that we should be doing everything we can to make sure that low income minority communities are safe. Simply leaving the poor to be subjected to the gangs and hoodlems that will never step foot in our suburban, lefty, tofu, hybrid neighborhoods, is a real violation of what liberals should be believing in. We need to help these communities, create an environment where all people can improve their standard of living and raise their kids and the first step is to clean up the streets.

    As long as we’re not having indiscriminate profiling and we can identify who is in a gang (with a reasonable way for people to get themselves off the list) then I am ok with it.

  195. Anonymous

    Back to the subject of the original posting, the gang injunction…

    From the leftiest liberalist davsitist position, I still don’t know what is wrong with a gang injunction in concept – if it is done right.

    Sacramento, West Sacramento, Vacaville and Fairfield have all had gang problems. I think there were a couple killings in Vacaville over Labor Day weekend and three of the gang members listed in the West Sacramento injunction attacked a railroad engineer and nearly killed him.

    Being supportive of liberal causes and a fighter for civil rights doesn’t have to equate to tolerating crime and criminal gangs.

    I hope Cabaldon comes out and shows support for the injunction. He should fight to make sure that there are protections for people who are put on the list by mistake, but the injunction itself is not a bad thing.

    Liberal Guilt 101 says that we shouldn’t target gangs because their memberships consists of low income minority groups. But Liberal Guilt 102, the advanced class, suggests that we should be doing everything we can to make sure that low income minority communities are safe. Simply leaving the poor to be subjected to the gangs and hoodlems that will never step foot in our suburban, lefty, tofu, hybrid neighborhoods, is a real violation of what liberals should be believing in. We need to help these communities, create an environment where all people can improve their standard of living and raise their kids and the first step is to clean up the streets.

    As long as we’re not having indiscriminate profiling and we can identify who is in a gang (with a reasonable way for people to get themselves off the list) then I am ok with it.

  196. Anonymous

    Back to the subject of the original posting, the gang injunction…

    From the leftiest liberalist davsitist position, I still don’t know what is wrong with a gang injunction in concept – if it is done right.

    Sacramento, West Sacramento, Vacaville and Fairfield have all had gang problems. I think there were a couple killings in Vacaville over Labor Day weekend and three of the gang members listed in the West Sacramento injunction attacked a railroad engineer and nearly killed him.

    Being supportive of liberal causes and a fighter for civil rights doesn’t have to equate to tolerating crime and criminal gangs.

    I hope Cabaldon comes out and shows support for the injunction. He should fight to make sure that there are protections for people who are put on the list by mistake, but the injunction itself is not a bad thing.

    Liberal Guilt 101 says that we shouldn’t target gangs because their memberships consists of low income minority groups. But Liberal Guilt 102, the advanced class, suggests that we should be doing everything we can to make sure that low income minority communities are safe. Simply leaving the poor to be subjected to the gangs and hoodlems that will never step foot in our suburban, lefty, tofu, hybrid neighborhoods, is a real violation of what liberals should be believing in. We need to help these communities, create an environment where all people can improve their standard of living and raise their kids and the first step is to clean up the streets.

    As long as we’re not having indiscriminate profiling and we can identify who is in a gang (with a reasonable way for people to get themselves off the list) then I am ok with it.

  197. ACLU Supporter

    “From the leftiest liberalist davsitist position, I still don’t know what is wrong with a gang injunction in concept – if it is done right.”

    I didn’t even know liberalist was a word.

    Regardless, what does it mean to be done right? That’s the key question. We pretty much know West Sacramento did it wrong.

    Here are my problems with it:

    1. Reversing the burden of proof from the prosecutor to the defendant
    2. Life long ban without due process of law
    3. Harassment by police based on profile

    In other words, we punish people for crimes that they have committed, we do not punish people either for crimes that we cannot prove that they have committed or that they might commit in the future based on ethnicity and neighborhood.

    And I do think those concepts go against a leftist-liberal-progressive-civil libertarian approach to society and justice. And I also think those concepts go against our constitutionally protected rights.

    I would like to see someone address those concerns of mine.

  198. ACLU Supporter

    “From the leftiest liberalist davsitist position, I still don’t know what is wrong with a gang injunction in concept – if it is done right.”

    I didn’t even know liberalist was a word.

    Regardless, what does it mean to be done right? That’s the key question. We pretty much know West Sacramento did it wrong.

    Here are my problems with it:

    1. Reversing the burden of proof from the prosecutor to the defendant
    2. Life long ban without due process of law
    3. Harassment by police based on profile

    In other words, we punish people for crimes that they have committed, we do not punish people either for crimes that we cannot prove that they have committed or that they might commit in the future based on ethnicity and neighborhood.

    And I do think those concepts go against a leftist-liberal-progressive-civil libertarian approach to society and justice. And I also think those concepts go against our constitutionally protected rights.

    I would like to see someone address those concerns of mine.

  199. ACLU Supporter

    “From the leftiest liberalist davsitist position, I still don’t know what is wrong with a gang injunction in concept – if it is done right.”

    I didn’t even know liberalist was a word.

    Regardless, what does it mean to be done right? That’s the key question. We pretty much know West Sacramento did it wrong.

    Here are my problems with it:

    1. Reversing the burden of proof from the prosecutor to the defendant
    2. Life long ban without due process of law
    3. Harassment by police based on profile

    In other words, we punish people for crimes that they have committed, we do not punish people either for crimes that we cannot prove that they have committed or that they might commit in the future based on ethnicity and neighborhood.

    And I do think those concepts go against a leftist-liberal-progressive-civil libertarian approach to society and justice. And I also think those concepts go against our constitutionally protected rights.

    I would like to see someone address those concerns of mine.

  200. ACLU Supporter

    “From the leftiest liberalist davsitist position, I still don’t know what is wrong with a gang injunction in concept – if it is done right.”

    I didn’t even know liberalist was a word.

    Regardless, what does it mean to be done right? That’s the key question. We pretty much know West Sacramento did it wrong.

    Here are my problems with it:

    1. Reversing the burden of proof from the prosecutor to the defendant
    2. Life long ban without due process of law
    3. Harassment by police based on profile

    In other words, we punish people for crimes that they have committed, we do not punish people either for crimes that we cannot prove that they have committed or that they might commit in the future based on ethnicity and neighborhood.

    And I do think those concepts go against a leftist-liberal-progressive-civil libertarian approach to society and justice. And I also think those concepts go against our constitutionally protected rights.

    I would like to see someone address those concerns of mine.

  201. Richard

    anonymous at 9:40am: we went through this a few weeks ago

    the Yolo County DA’s office is not interested in an injunction that protects the due process rights of individuals in West Sacramento, because the whole purpose is to impose the injunction against people who lack the resources to defend themselves, thus relieving the DAs office of the burden of actually proving that the named defendants are, in fact, gang members

    and, I predict, as I have predicted before, that it will abandon the effort if it is required to actually prove, in contested hearings, that the individuals named are gang members and should be subjected to terms and conditions of the injunction

    in other words, it is about doing it with the least amount of work required by the DAs office, and sacrificing the rights of individuals to accomplish it

    how that will improve public safety is unclear

    –Richard Estes

  202. Richard

    anonymous at 9:40am: we went through this a few weeks ago

    the Yolo County DA’s office is not interested in an injunction that protects the due process rights of individuals in West Sacramento, because the whole purpose is to impose the injunction against people who lack the resources to defend themselves, thus relieving the DAs office of the burden of actually proving that the named defendants are, in fact, gang members

    and, I predict, as I have predicted before, that it will abandon the effort if it is required to actually prove, in contested hearings, that the individuals named are gang members and should be subjected to terms and conditions of the injunction

    in other words, it is about doing it with the least amount of work required by the DAs office, and sacrificing the rights of individuals to accomplish it

    how that will improve public safety is unclear

    –Richard Estes

  203. Richard

    anonymous at 9:40am: we went through this a few weeks ago

    the Yolo County DA’s office is not interested in an injunction that protects the due process rights of individuals in West Sacramento, because the whole purpose is to impose the injunction against people who lack the resources to defend themselves, thus relieving the DAs office of the burden of actually proving that the named defendants are, in fact, gang members

    and, I predict, as I have predicted before, that it will abandon the effort if it is required to actually prove, in contested hearings, that the individuals named are gang members and should be subjected to terms and conditions of the injunction

    in other words, it is about doing it with the least amount of work required by the DAs office, and sacrificing the rights of individuals to accomplish it

    how that will improve public safety is unclear

    –Richard Estes

  204. Richard

    anonymous at 9:40am: we went through this a few weeks ago

    the Yolo County DA’s office is not interested in an injunction that protects the due process rights of individuals in West Sacramento, because the whole purpose is to impose the injunction against people who lack the resources to defend themselves, thus relieving the DAs office of the burden of actually proving that the named defendants are, in fact, gang members

    and, I predict, as I have predicted before, that it will abandon the effort if it is required to actually prove, in contested hearings, that the individuals named are gang members and should be subjected to terms and conditions of the injunction

    in other words, it is about doing it with the least amount of work required by the DAs office, and sacrificing the rights of individuals to accomplish it

    how that will improve public safety is unclear

    –Richard Estes

  205. davisite

    “Davisite, what’s her “outsider” approach?”

    Yamada, unlike Rosenberg and Wolk who preceded her on the BOS, got on the BOS without having to pay back the political IOU’s to the deep-pockets in Yolo(read developers). This was because she was appointed from her non-elected position as Rosenberg’s chief- of -staff rather than the “annointed” of the Party apparatus(she often referred to herself as the “accidental Supervisor”). Her run for Assembly is a frontal assault on the anti-populist power of the local Democratic Party machine (remember when Supervisor McGowan publicly stated that it was West Sac’s(Cabaldon’s) “TURN!”
    to have an Assembly seat;never mind who the voters think is the best candidate.

  206. davisite

    “Davisite, what’s her “outsider” approach?”

    Yamada, unlike Rosenberg and Wolk who preceded her on the BOS, got on the BOS without having to pay back the political IOU’s to the deep-pockets in Yolo(read developers). This was because she was appointed from her non-elected position as Rosenberg’s chief- of -staff rather than the “annointed” of the Party apparatus(she often referred to herself as the “accidental Supervisor”). Her run for Assembly is a frontal assault on the anti-populist power of the local Democratic Party machine (remember when Supervisor McGowan publicly stated that it was West Sac’s(Cabaldon’s) “TURN!”
    to have an Assembly seat;never mind who the voters think is the best candidate.

  207. davisite

    “Davisite, what’s her “outsider” approach?”

    Yamada, unlike Rosenberg and Wolk who preceded her on the BOS, got on the BOS without having to pay back the political IOU’s to the deep-pockets in Yolo(read developers). This was because she was appointed from her non-elected position as Rosenberg’s chief- of -staff rather than the “annointed” of the Party apparatus(she often referred to herself as the “accidental Supervisor”). Her run for Assembly is a frontal assault on the anti-populist power of the local Democratic Party machine (remember when Supervisor McGowan publicly stated that it was West Sac’s(Cabaldon’s) “TURN!”
    to have an Assembly seat;never mind who the voters think is the best candidate.

  208. davisite

    “Davisite, what’s her “outsider” approach?”

    Yamada, unlike Rosenberg and Wolk who preceded her on the BOS, got on the BOS without having to pay back the political IOU’s to the deep-pockets in Yolo(read developers). This was because she was appointed from her non-elected position as Rosenberg’s chief- of -staff rather than the “annointed” of the Party apparatus(she often referred to herself as the “accidental Supervisor”). Her run for Assembly is a frontal assault on the anti-populist power of the local Democratic Party machine (remember when Supervisor McGowan publicly stated that it was West Sac’s(Cabaldon’s) “TURN!”
    to have an Assembly seat;never mind who the voters think is the best candidate.

  209. Davis voter

    Friday, 9/14
    So far Cabaldon outpolled Yamada on the on-line Vanguard poll. A lot of us are “pissed off” at Yamada’s position to increase Yolo County influence on development on Davis’ periphery.. For me, this is now “water under the bridge”. Neither Cabaldon nor Yamada will have any say in Davis peripheral development from the 8th District Assembly seat. What they will be doing is taking positions on health care and other issues that directly impact the working people of their district. Make your choice, a candidate with or without a suitcase full of special-interest political IOU’s to be called in.

  210. Davis voter

    Friday, 9/14
    So far Cabaldon outpolled Yamada on the on-line Vanguard poll. A lot of us are “pissed off” at Yamada’s position to increase Yolo County influence on development on Davis’ periphery.. For me, this is now “water under the bridge”. Neither Cabaldon nor Yamada will have any say in Davis peripheral development from the 8th District Assembly seat. What they will be doing is taking positions on health care and other issues that directly impact the working people of their district. Make your choice, a candidate with or without a suitcase full of special-interest political IOU’s to be called in.

  211. Davis voter

    Friday, 9/14
    So far Cabaldon outpolled Yamada on the on-line Vanguard poll. A lot of us are “pissed off” at Yamada’s position to increase Yolo County influence on development on Davis’ periphery.. For me, this is now “water under the bridge”. Neither Cabaldon nor Yamada will have any say in Davis peripheral development from the 8th District Assembly seat. What they will be doing is taking positions on health care and other issues that directly impact the working people of their district. Make your choice, a candidate with or without a suitcase full of special-interest political IOU’s to be called in.

  212. Davis voter

    Friday, 9/14
    So far Cabaldon outpolled Yamada on the on-line Vanguard poll. A lot of us are “pissed off” at Yamada’s position to increase Yolo County influence on development on Davis’ periphery.. For me, this is now “water under the bridge”. Neither Cabaldon nor Yamada will have any say in Davis peripheral development from the 8th District Assembly seat. What they will be doing is taking positions on health care and other issues that directly impact the working people of their district. Make your choice, a candidate with or without a suitcase full of special-interest political IOU’s to be called in.

  213. Anonymous

    davis voter,

    Don’t fool yourself – State Legislators have a lot to say on development and protection of farm area. It is important that we continue to hold Yamada to account on this issue.

    And for the ACLU folks, there is one simple way that a person can get themselves off the gang injunction list, sign an affadavit saying that they are not in the Broderick Boys gang.

    That’s it. Say you’re not in the gang. And since all the protesters that Mariko are befriending say there isn’t a Broderick Boys Gang anyways, then it should be that much easier.

    If you’ve ever lived in West Sacramento, then you know that the Broderick/Bryte area has gang members. There seem to be two groups of people in the community: those who want the gang problem cleaned up, and those who are acting like victims and won’t even admit that the gang exists.

    Davis Voters should know the facts before they attack Cabaldon on this issue.

  214. Anonymous

    davis voter,

    Don’t fool yourself – State Legislators have a lot to say on development and protection of farm area. It is important that we continue to hold Yamada to account on this issue.

    And for the ACLU folks, there is one simple way that a person can get themselves off the gang injunction list, sign an affadavit saying that they are not in the Broderick Boys gang.

    That’s it. Say you’re not in the gang. And since all the protesters that Mariko are befriending say there isn’t a Broderick Boys Gang anyways, then it should be that much easier.

    If you’ve ever lived in West Sacramento, then you know that the Broderick/Bryte area has gang members. There seem to be two groups of people in the community: those who want the gang problem cleaned up, and those who are acting like victims and won’t even admit that the gang exists.

    Davis Voters should know the facts before they attack Cabaldon on this issue.

  215. Anonymous

    davis voter,

    Don’t fool yourself – State Legislators have a lot to say on development and protection of farm area. It is important that we continue to hold Yamada to account on this issue.

    And for the ACLU folks, there is one simple way that a person can get themselves off the gang injunction list, sign an affadavit saying that they are not in the Broderick Boys gang.

    That’s it. Say you’re not in the gang. And since all the protesters that Mariko are befriending say there isn’t a Broderick Boys Gang anyways, then it should be that much easier.

    If you’ve ever lived in West Sacramento, then you know that the Broderick/Bryte area has gang members. There seem to be two groups of people in the community: those who want the gang problem cleaned up, and those who are acting like victims and won’t even admit that the gang exists.

    Davis Voters should know the facts before they attack Cabaldon on this issue.

  216. Anonymous

    davis voter,

    Don’t fool yourself – State Legislators have a lot to say on development and protection of farm area. It is important that we continue to hold Yamada to account on this issue.

    And for the ACLU folks, there is one simple way that a person can get themselves off the gang injunction list, sign an affadavit saying that they are not in the Broderick Boys gang.

    That’s it. Say you’re not in the gang. And since all the protesters that Mariko are befriending say there isn’t a Broderick Boys Gang anyways, then it should be that much easier.

    If you’ve ever lived in West Sacramento, then you know that the Broderick/Bryte area has gang members. There seem to be two groups of people in the community: those who want the gang problem cleaned up, and those who are acting like victims and won’t even admit that the gang exists.

    Davis Voters should know the facts before they attack Cabaldon on this issue.

  217. Anonymous

    Looking around the web I found a good anti-injunction article, but reading deeper I found a flaw.

    The original article can be found at http://www.reason.com/news/show/34073.html

    It suggests that the gang injunction is too broad and targets unfairly. Part of the reason is because there are 11 things that can get people on the list. It reads, in part:

    There are eleven criteria used to “validate,” or declare someone a gang member. Wearing gang colors like red and blue, sporting a certain tattoo, or being seen in a photograph with another gang member all count.

    However, Cabaldon’s leadership made the injunction change to the requirement that the supposed gang member meet not one criteria, not two, not three, but at least FOUR of the known criteria used by police. In addition, one of the criteria is that the individual MUST HAVE COMMITTED A VIOLENT OR DRUG CRIME.

    This is not the broad injunction that the opponents say it is. And Cabaldon has shown LEADERSHIP by bridging the need for public safety and the civil rights of people who are not criminals.

    And, yes, someone on the list can get off by just signing an form saying they are not in the gang. However the internal politics of your local gang frowns upon members signing legal forms disavowing the gang.

    Cabaldon is a leader. And if you’ve got a legitimate problem with the injunction or his stance on environmental issues, then please go to a Yamada / Cabaldon debate and ask the two of them tough questions. I am confident that Cabaldon will come out on top!

  218. Anonymous

    Looking around the web I found a good anti-injunction article, but reading deeper I found a flaw.

    The original article can be found at http://www.reason.com/news/show/34073.html

    It suggests that the gang injunction is too broad and targets unfairly. Part of the reason is because there are 11 things that can get people on the list. It reads, in part:

    There are eleven criteria used to “validate,” or declare someone a gang member. Wearing gang colors like red and blue, sporting a certain tattoo, or being seen in a photograph with another gang member all count.

    However, Cabaldon’s leadership made the injunction change to the requirement that the supposed gang member meet not one criteria, not two, not three, but at least FOUR of the known criteria used by police. In addition, one of the criteria is that the individual MUST HAVE COMMITTED A VIOLENT OR DRUG CRIME.

    This is not the broad injunction that the opponents say it is. And Cabaldon has shown LEADERSHIP by bridging the need for public safety and the civil rights of people who are not criminals.

    And, yes, someone on the list can get off by just signing an form saying they are not in the gang. However the internal politics of your local gang frowns upon members signing legal forms disavowing the gang.

    Cabaldon is a leader. And if you’ve got a legitimate problem with the injunction or his stance on environmental issues, then please go to a Yamada / Cabaldon debate and ask the two of them tough questions. I am confident that Cabaldon will come out on top!

  219. Anonymous

    Looking around the web I found a good anti-injunction article, but reading deeper I found a flaw.

    The original article can be found at http://www.reason.com/news/show/34073.html

    It suggests that the gang injunction is too broad and targets unfairly. Part of the reason is because there are 11 things that can get people on the list. It reads, in part:

    There are eleven criteria used to “validate,” or declare someone a gang member. Wearing gang colors like red and blue, sporting a certain tattoo, or being seen in a photograph with another gang member all count.

    However, Cabaldon’s leadership made the injunction change to the requirement that the supposed gang member meet not one criteria, not two, not three, but at least FOUR of the known criteria used by police. In addition, one of the criteria is that the individual MUST HAVE COMMITTED A VIOLENT OR DRUG CRIME.

    This is not the broad injunction that the opponents say it is. And Cabaldon has shown LEADERSHIP by bridging the need for public safety and the civil rights of people who are not criminals.

    And, yes, someone on the list can get off by just signing an form saying they are not in the gang. However the internal politics of your local gang frowns upon members signing legal forms disavowing the gang.

    Cabaldon is a leader. And if you’ve got a legitimate problem with the injunction or his stance on environmental issues, then please go to a Yamada / Cabaldon debate and ask the two of them tough questions. I am confident that Cabaldon will come out on top!

  220. Anonymous

    Looking around the web I found a good anti-injunction article, but reading deeper I found a flaw.

    The original article can be found at http://www.reason.com/news/show/34073.html

    It suggests that the gang injunction is too broad and targets unfairly. Part of the reason is because there are 11 things that can get people on the list. It reads, in part:

    There are eleven criteria used to “validate,” or declare someone a gang member. Wearing gang colors like red and blue, sporting a certain tattoo, or being seen in a photograph with another gang member all count.

    However, Cabaldon’s leadership made the injunction change to the requirement that the supposed gang member meet not one criteria, not two, not three, but at least FOUR of the known criteria used by police. In addition, one of the criteria is that the individual MUST HAVE COMMITTED A VIOLENT OR DRUG CRIME.

    This is not the broad injunction that the opponents say it is. And Cabaldon has shown LEADERSHIP by bridging the need for public safety and the civil rights of people who are not criminals.

    And, yes, someone on the list can get off by just signing an form saying they are not in the gang. However the internal politics of your local gang frowns upon members signing legal forms disavowing the gang.

    Cabaldon is a leader. And if you’ve got a legitimate problem with the injunction or his stance on environmental issues, then please go to a Yamada / Cabaldon debate and ask the two of them tough questions. I am confident that Cabaldon will come out on top!

  221. Davis voter

    I am impressed with the organized posting responses of the Cabaldon campaign.. The lead that he has in the Vanguard on-line polling, no doubt, reflects the ability of the Cabaldon campaign to mobilize their “soldiers” for anonymous postings and on-line polling. They certainly demonstrated this ability when they organized and bussed all those Calbadon supporters out to the first Yamada/Cabaldon debate in order to suggest significant Cabaldon support in Solano. No question, the Cabaldon campaign is very well financed and organized. This, of course, does not tell us anything about who will best represent the voters of the 8th District in the Assembly.

  222. Davis voter

    I am impressed with the organized posting responses of the Cabaldon campaign.. The lead that he has in the Vanguard on-line polling, no doubt, reflects the ability of the Cabaldon campaign to mobilize their “soldiers” for anonymous postings and on-line polling. They certainly demonstrated this ability when they organized and bussed all those Calbadon supporters out to the first Yamada/Cabaldon debate in order to suggest significant Cabaldon support in Solano. No question, the Cabaldon campaign is very well financed and organized. This, of course, does not tell us anything about who will best represent the voters of the 8th District in the Assembly.

  223. Davis voter

    I am impressed with the organized posting responses of the Cabaldon campaign.. The lead that he has in the Vanguard on-line polling, no doubt, reflects the ability of the Cabaldon campaign to mobilize their “soldiers” for anonymous postings and on-line polling. They certainly demonstrated this ability when they organized and bussed all those Calbadon supporters out to the first Yamada/Cabaldon debate in order to suggest significant Cabaldon support in Solano. No question, the Cabaldon campaign is very well financed and organized. This, of course, does not tell us anything about who will best represent the voters of the 8th District in the Assembly.

  224. Davis voter

    I am impressed with the organized posting responses of the Cabaldon campaign.. The lead that he has in the Vanguard on-line polling, no doubt, reflects the ability of the Cabaldon campaign to mobilize their “soldiers” for anonymous postings and on-line polling. They certainly demonstrated this ability when they organized and bussed all those Calbadon supporters out to the first Yamada/Cabaldon debate in order to suggest significant Cabaldon support in Solano. No question, the Cabaldon campaign is very well financed and organized. This, of course, does not tell us anything about who will best represent the voters of the 8th District in the Assembly.

  225. Davis voter

    Twisted logic-From the outset, Cabaldon’s campaign has focused on creating the illusion of an unstoppable Cabaldon tsunami to prevent any challenger from gaining a political foothold in this primary race. Davis voters are not lemmings and are too politically savy to be duped by this strategy. Your argument appears to be that money and political organization are the true measure of a candidate for the voters rather than the values and character of the candidates themselves.

  226. Davis voter

    Twisted logic-From the outset, Cabaldon’s campaign has focused on creating the illusion of an unstoppable Cabaldon tsunami to prevent any challenger from gaining a political foothold in this primary race. Davis voters are not lemmings and are too politically savy to be duped by this strategy. Your argument appears to be that money and political organization are the true measure of a candidate for the voters rather than the values and character of the candidates themselves.

  227. Davis voter

    Twisted logic-From the outset, Cabaldon’s campaign has focused on creating the illusion of an unstoppable Cabaldon tsunami to prevent any challenger from gaining a political foothold in this primary race. Davis voters are not lemmings and are too politically savy to be duped by this strategy. Your argument appears to be that money and political organization are the true measure of a candidate for the voters rather than the values and character of the candidates themselves.

  228. Davis voter

    Twisted logic-From the outset, Cabaldon’s campaign has focused on creating the illusion of an unstoppable Cabaldon tsunami to prevent any challenger from gaining a political foothold in this primary race. Davis voters are not lemmings and are too politically savy to be duped by this strategy. Your argument appears to be that money and political organization are the true measure of a candidate for the voters rather than the values and character of the candidates themselves.

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