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UC Davis student brings family startup to town

Apr 19, 2014

Have you ever traveled and had trouble getting to the airport? UC Davis third-year biological sciences major Sabrina Merchant is working with her two brothers to help solve that very problem for UC Davis students. Their service, called SocialDrv, is designed to utilize people in the community for providing transportation to and from the...

Bike accidents: an Aggie tradition

Apr 19, 2014

Last quarter, a bike collision left me in urgent care with staples in my head, a concussion and notes to give my professors to avoid penalization for missing class. I was riding in what I thought was a conscientious manner, with one hand on the horn of the saddle for warmth and the other...

City manager updates City Council on budget deficit

Apr 19, 2014

On April 15, City Manager Steve Pinkerton gave a presentation to the Davis City Council to update the community about the City of Davis’ current financial predicament and the plans that are being made to alleviate the budget problems. The report takes into consideration the fiscal years of 2014-15 to 2017-18. It has been...

100th annual Picnic Day brings in massive crowds

Apr 18, 2014

Picnic Day 2014 drew in a huge crowd this year. April 12 marked the 100th anniversary of the annual UC Davis open house event, enticing visitors from around the world to participate in the Aggie lifestyle. Picnic Day’s classic, annual activities include the Doxie Derby, UC Davis Fashion Show, cow milking, the Chemistry Magic...

Legislation to allow affirmative action in California colleges halted

Apr 18, 2014

In response to backlash from certain community groups, California voters will not vote on a constitutional amendment aiming to allow race, gender and ethnicity to be considered in college admissions for California public higher education institutions in the upcoming election. California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez announced on March 17 that Senate Constitutional Amendment...

Student Fashion Association holds “Utopia” themed show

Apr 17, 2014

Boasting a wide variety of fashion designs by student designers and local clothing boutiques, an a cappella performance and a good cause, the UC Davis Student Fashion Association’s annual charity fashion show hit Davis on April 5. Fully student-run, this year’s SFA fashion show was held at the UC Davis Conference Center, and featured...

UC Davis ARC celebrates 10th anniversary

Apr 17, 2014

 On April 17, the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The ARC’s website states that a number of upcoming events are lined up to pay tribute to the facility’s success as a student hub. The activities include a Zumbathon, or a Zumba marathon, which will be on April...

Local groups demand greater food producer responsibility

Apr 17, 2014

Local groups and students in Davis are pushing for greater food producer and consumer rights, according to the recent lobbying and education efforts of both the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) and the newly initiated Fair Trade Club on campus. Among the topics being discussed by these Davis organizations, the three issues of...

Police Briefs: Picnic Day Edition

Apr 17, 2014

Saturday, 4/12 Super Size Me Someone on Mace Boulevard tried to go through a drive-thru in a U-Haul, got stuck and damaged the roof. Life’s a picnic Several people called to report a large party on L Street with people running around naked. Stick in the mud On Alhambra Drive, someone had a problem...

Yolo County overturns concealed weapons law

Apr 17, 2014

On March 5, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a memorandum to reverse a 2011 ruling by a Sacramento federal judge that weapon holders needed to show they face “credible threats of violence or carry large amounts of cash and need enhanced protection.” A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to overturn this policy,...



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