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Police Brief: Picnic Day Edition

Our little town of Davis never sleeps, and the Davis Police Department is there to keep the peace. The following is the most entertaining bits of the police activity in Davis, from Picnic Day 2015. SATURDAY, APRIL 16: PICNIC DAY Wake Up Call 7:12 a.m.: Someone was hit in the face by a stranger....

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Yolo County ranked in top 10 healthiest counties in California

University of Wisconsin, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation releases 2015 county health rankings The University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the 2015 County Health Rankings, listing Yolo County as one of the top 10 healthiest counties in California. The rankings, which were announced March 25, evaluate each state in America, including the...

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News in brief: Health care reform advocates find outlet in Picnic Day Parade

Several members of the Yolo County chapter of Health Care For All (HCA), a statewide health care reform nonprofit, paraded at last Saturday’s Picnic Day to endorse adoption of a single-payer health care system for California. HCA Yolo County has paraded and tabled at Picnic Day the last few years. Jerry Marr, the chapter...

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Shell station on Olive Drive to be remodeled

Improvements include a water-efficient car wash, updated store, additional parking The City of Davis Planning Commission approved the remodel of the Shell gas station on Olive Drive on April 8. The remodel will include an updated store, additional parking spaces, new fuel pumps and a car wash. “It will be a more updated, contemporary...

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Mayor discusses the Renew Davis Project with Davis Progressive Business Exchange

On Apr. 15, the Davis Progressive Business Exchange (DPBE) hosted Mayor Dan Wolk at the International House to speak about the Renew Davis proposal. Various business leaders from Davis and other nearby cities gathered to briefly introduce their businesses and to listen to Wolk. Bob Bockwinkel, chair of the DPBE, explained that the DPBE...

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Metropolitan Transportation Commission to expand Bay Area Bike Share System by 2017

Motivate International, Inc. to provide over 6,000 additional bikes to bike share program Over the next two years, the Bay Area bike-share system expects to  increase the program from approximately 700 to 6,300 bikes by expanding into Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville. Under the leadership of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and bike supply from...

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UC Davis, Mars, Inc. create sustainability partnership

In September 2014, UC Davis and Mars, Incorporated, agreed to a partnership that created the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, managed through the UC Davis World Food Center. In January this collaboration was officially launched. Bruce German, a food science and technology professor as well as the facilitator of the development of the...

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News in Brief: EcoHub has grand opening

On April 13, EcoHub held its grand opening event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located next to the Silo by the Bike Barn, the new EcoHub holds five ASUCD units: Campus Center for the Environment, Project Compost, Aggie Reuse Store, Whole Earth Festival and Experimental College. Previously, these ASUCD units had been located...

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News in Brief: Police department, students come together for community forum

UC Davis students and the UC Davis Police Department hosted this year’s third community forum entitled “Realism and Racism” on April 14 in the ARC Ballroom. This forum series is a student initiated event meant to address current national issues and events involving police misconduct. The first forum was held on Jan. 7, titled...

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Watson tabs Smythe as new ASUCD VP

After a whirlwind week in ASUCD, Mariah Watson looked to bring some tranquility back to the association in the form of a familiar face. Watson, the ASUCD president, named Gareth Smythe as her new vice president today. Smythe fills the void left by former vice president Robyn Huey, who was elected in the Winter ASUCD election with...

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