Tickets on Sale for Vanguard Fall Event – In Search of Gideon


In Search of Gideon…
The Real Work of the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office

Eventbrite - In Search of Gideon - The Real Work of Yolo County Public Defender's Office

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -6 pm to 9 pm

This November 4 (6 to 9 pm at the Davis Community Church) the Vanguard will host its 7th annual fundraiser.  This year’s program, In Search of Gideon, honors the work of the Yolo County Public Defender’s office.

General admission tickets are $50 and Students and those with economic hardship can get in for $20 (on a limited basis).  Click here:

We have 56 sponsors to the event and while the early sponsorship window has passed you can still sponsor and be recognized at the event.

We have five levels of sponsorships:

  • $5000 – Event Sponsor
  • $1000 – Gideon Sponsor
  • $500 – Social Justice Champion Sponsor
  • $250 – Public Defender Sponsor
  • $100 – Advocate Sponsor

Each sponsorship level comes with tickets, recognition on promotional materials and at the event, and for $1000 or more, advertising on the Vanguard.

Your contribution will help fund the Davis Vanguard and Vanguard Court Watch operations and make possible our very unique court watch program where interns monitor and report on the proceedings in Yolo County Court.


Tracie Olson, Yolo County Public Defender will give an introduction about public defense and the work of her office.

Andrea Pelochino, Deputy Public Defender will talk about the state of juvenile justice. Science has finally convinced the courts that brain development lags for youths. The youthful offender parole process is a direct result of the work.

Dan Hutchinson, Deputy Public Defender will discuss a recent murder trial in which he got an acquittal based on self-defense.

Monica Brushia, Deputy Public Defender will discuss an acquittal based on shaken baby syndrome.

Martha Sequeira, Deputy Public Defender will discuss gang cases.

Please sign up today by logging on to: or sending a check to: Davis Vanguard, PO Box 4715, Davis, CA 95617

Please support the work of the Vanguard and purchase your tickets today.

Eventbrite - In Search of Gideon - The Real Work of Yolo County Public Defender's Office


About The Author

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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