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My View: My Struggles with Diabetes and What I am Thankful For This Year

Nov 26, 2014

This column will serve as a reminder that the Vanguard takes off from Thursday (Thanksgiving) until Sunday. In fact, there are only five days a year that I take off that means that including illness and planned vacation, since September of 2006, the Vanguard has not published for a combined total of less than...

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Ferguson Was a Highly Unusual Case and Process

Nov 26, 2014
Analysis: Ferguson Was a Highly Unusual Case and Process

I find myself fascinated with the shooting of Michael Brown as it brings to light a number of different issues – the difficulty of evaluating police shootings and racial tensions. Yesterday in my commentary I made two critical points. First, at the end of the day, what undermined the situation in Ferguson was lack...

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Davis Vanguard
Thanks and Appreciation for this Community of Innovators

Nov 26, 2014

By Doby Fleeman We were talking about the upcoming holiday, when the conversation turned to Thanksgiving Dinner. From the kids: “Can we please do something besides turkey?”   Never having had one, but knowing it would be something new and different, I suggested: “How about we try a turkducken?” Surprise, surprise, this got me to...

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The California Aggie
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....

The California Aggie
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...

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The California Aggie
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...

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The California Aggie
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...

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The California Aggie
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...

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The California Aggie
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...

The California Aggie
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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