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The California Aggie
Column: Watts Legal

Oct 3, 2013

Question: I just moved into a new house last month. This month, my landlord told me he’s selling the house, and I’m not sure what’s going to happen next. Can he kick me out? — Kayla F., Davis Answer: Not as long as he still owns the building. Your landlord signed a lease with...

The California Aggie
OptTown comes to Davis

Oct 3, 2013

Slug: 131003_ca_opttown Edits: JC EL CT Notes:   Headline: Layercake: By The ASUCD Coffee House (CoHo) is brewing more than just coffee, with buzz of a new partnership between the historic student-run eating facility a new mobile application. OptTown, a coupon app that keeps users and small businesses connected, has joined with CoHo and...

The California Aggie
Davis alumni find niche in bike market

Oct 3, 2013

Beginning as an online garage project and worked on between classes to pay for college loans and rent, two UC Davis alumni co-founded and now distribute their own bicycle brand. From the penny-farthing city symbol to such colloquial terms as the “freshman stripe,” cycling is central to the Davis identity. Nearly every person in...

The California Aggie
Olivia Brown named new ASUCD senator

Oct 3, 2013

On Sept. 25, ASUCD Senator Alyson Sagala resigned due to an unexpected early graduation. A countback on last election’s votes have determined Olivia Brown will fill her seat. “The way the countback system goes is creative media runs the election results and all of Alyson Sagala’s votes, the first place votes, would be redistributed,”...

The State Hornet
UN simulation course teaches students politics, communication skills

After taking several courses with an international background, 31-year-old international relations student Chris Breino is prepared to be part of a winning team this semester.

The California Aggie
To Greek or not to Greek

Sep 26, 2013

You’ve probably heard your sorority and fraternity friends gush about Greek life. You’ve probably also heard people swear they’d never Go Greek, no matter how many times they’re invited to rush week events on Facebook. Fall 2013 rush and recruitment began Sept. 23 and is ongoing during the first two weeks of October. If...

The California Aggie
UC Davis welcomes most competitive class to date

Sep 26, 2013

Approximately 5,150 freshmen are expected to attend UC Davis this Fall Quarter, hitting just above the enrollment target of 5,100 set by UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions. Of this pool, the incoming class boasts an average SAT score of 1796 and an average weighted grade-point average (GPA) of 3.99, according to Walter Robinson, executive director...

The California Aggie
Janet Napolitano elected as new UC president

Sep 26, 2013

On July 18, Janet Napolitano was elected by UC Regents as the first woman president of the University of California (UC) system. Napolitano follows previous UC president Mark Yudof, who worked at the position for five years. Napolitano formerly worked as President Barack Obama’s U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. In her statement addressing Napolitano’s...

The California Aggie
Summer construction on campus still in progress

Sep 26, 2013

After a summer of road detours and students biking beside bulldozers, the question of construction progress has been up in the air with the rubble and dirt. Several core projects are still underway but many of the renovations have just been completed in time for Fall Quarter. Building Maintenance Services were occupied these past...

The California Aggie
Column: Watt’s Legal

Sep 26, 2013

Cut out this column and post it on your refrigerator. Every week, I’ll answer legal questions involving students and student-related issues. If you’ve got a legal question, I’ve got a legal answer; I’m a lawyer, after all. I’m also a graduate of UC Davis School of Law, so I’m especially committed to helping out...

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