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UC Davis students gather to protest Ferguson grand jury verdict

Nov 25, 2014

At 12:00 p.m. on Nov. 25, a few hundred students gathered next to the Coffee House (CoHo) to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson yesterday. Wilson, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, in August, sparking mass protests in Ferguson and throughout the country....

Davis firefighters distribute Thanksgiving food baskets, despite rising food costs

Nov 25, 2014

For the past two weeks, Davis Firefighters Local 3494 (Local 3494)  stood on traffic partitions at the 5th street intersection near Central Park with empty firefighter boots and signs asking passersby to donate money to fund their Thanksgiving basket drive. This year, however, the firefighters experienced a shortfall in donations and had to supplement...

UC Davis student leads therapeutic riding program “Answered Prayers”

Nov 25, 2014

Hoping to inspire and help people from all walks of life, third-year animal science major Katherine Griffin has started her own nonprofit therapeutic horse riding program in Sacramento called Answered Prayers. “I started volunteering my freshman year at a barn in Vacaville, so I got to see a lot of different disabilities and how...

Davis Community Meals hosts 12th annual Thanksgiving meal

Nov 25, 2014

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the city of Davis is trying its best to ensure that all people in the community receive the bountiful Thanksgiving feast that Americans dream of all year long. Davis Community Meals (DCM), an organization designed to ensure that low-income and homeless members living in the city of Davis...

Local community and artists explore synesthesia with art

Nov 25, 2014
Local community and artists explore synesthesia with art

For Lauren Traetto, numbers are much more than just figures. Nine is an older and reasonable number. Seven is red and a youthful boy. Six is his bossy little sister who has an illusion that she will be hurt and one is a small boy who always does the right thing. Traetto has synesthesia,...

Memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease are recovered through music

Nov 25, 2014
Memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease are recovered through music

In recognition of Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month Dr. Petr Janata, UC Davis professor and researcher in the department of psychology and the Center for the Mind and Brain, visited Carlton Plaza, a senior home in Davis, to present his ongoing research of the relationship between music and memories. The association of music and memories...

27th Annual Davis Turkey Trot brings community together

Nov 25, 2014

A Change of Pace Foundation hosted the 27th annual Davis Turkey Trot running event last Saturday at the Civic Center Park downtown. The event had categories for every participant with a 5K, 10K and half-marathon for adults, and 1 mile, 1/2 mile, 1/4 mile and 200-yard dash for children. Despite the light rain on...

Davis continues to foster relations with sister cities

Nov 25, 2014
Davis continues to foster relations with sister cities

On Nov. 17, a group of volunteers gathered at Cynthia Kellogg’s house, a member of the non-profit Davis Friends of Rutilio Grande, to prepare a mailing of holiday fundraising requests. For the last 23 years, Davis residents have donated money to a community of 80 families in Rutilio Grande, El Salvador. “They have a...

Susan Mann wins 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 25, 2014

Susan Mann, a UC Davis history professor emerita, has been announced as one of the winners of the 2014 lifetime achievement awards from the American Historical Association. Mann, who is the former chair of the UC Davis history department, is the first UC Davis history professor to receive this award. Though Mann has received...

Pokémon culture at UC Davis thrives

Nov 25, 2014

The release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire has, once again, brought the popular franchise to the forefront of people’s attention. However, for some fans, interest in the game is not limited to new releases. On July 6, Alex Ogloza, a recent UC Davis graduate with a major in communication, won the...

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