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City Council has yet to act on draft policy banning sugary drinks in kids meals

Jan 22, 2015

City Council has yet to review a draft policy, submitted by Davis Housing & Human Services in December concerning the addition of healthy beverage options to kids meals. The policy requires Davis restaurants to set default beverages for kids meals from sugary drinks – such as soda – to healthier beverage options. “The discussion...

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Yolo County District Attorney Office settles case with Johnson & Johnson, Neutrogena

Jan 22, 2015

On Jan. 18, the Yolo County District Attorney’s (DA) Office announced that they came to a settlement in a case involving Johnson & Johnson and Neutrogena over deceptive packaging, leading California consumers to believe that there was more product in the packaging than there really was. The case was settled in cooperation with the...

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California Wild Rose excavation along Putah Creek benefits native habitat

Jan 22, 2015
California Wild Rose excavation along Putah Creek benefits native habitat

  Volunteers from the Putah Creek Council (PCC) planted native California wild roses along Pleasants Creek, located near State Route 128 as an environmental rehabilitation project to prevent erosion, Jan. 16. The PCC along with UC Davis Riparian Reserve (UCDRR) and volunteers excavated the roses a few days prior from Putah creek. This is...

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News in Brief: Second Community Public-Safety dialogue to be held

Jan 21, 2015

The City’s second public safety meeting in response to the a federal military surplus program donating a Mine Resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle to the Davis Police Department is to be held at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. on tonight at 6:30 p.m. The first meeting was held Nov. 14 due to...

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Sacramento Celebrates 4th Annual Bacon Fest

Jan 20, 2015

This week marks the 4th annual Sacramento Bacon Fest. There will be bacon themed events from Jan. 19 to Jan. 25. The festival was started in 2012 and allows only all-natural, house made bacon to be served, excluding pork from factory farms. The event supports local chefs and restaurants and encourages high quality, natural...

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North Tahoe to see snowpack increase compared to 2014 season

Jan 15, 2015

Tahoe’s 2015 ski season so far has had more than twice as much snow as the 2013-14 season did by Jan. 8, according to a j2ski.com report. According to the National Water and Climate Center, 2013 recorded twice as much snow as 2014. In 2013, Squaw Valley had the lowest snowfall in over eight...

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CA state parks introduces new Tahoe Regional Pass in 2015 Annual Pass Program

Jan 15, 2015

California State parks released the Annual Pass program Dec. 23 which for the first time introduced the Tahoe Regional Annual Pass. The Pass Program, which consists of four different passes, allows visitors access to corresponding parks statewide. The Tahoe Regional Annual Pass, marks the start to a new promotional strategy of including regional passes....

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This week in Senate: Jan 8

Jan 15, 2015

ASUCD President Armando Figueroa presided over the Senate meeting held on Jan. 8 in the Mee Room of the Memorial Union. After quorum roll call, Senate moved into the Appointments and Confirmations section, and the Sexual Assault Awareness and Advocacy Committee (SAAAC) discussed ways for improvement. Proposed ideas included working with Empower Yolo and...

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UC Davis researchers receive $6.9 million to study cow milk

Jan 13, 2015

UC Davis researchers have recently received a combined total of $6.9 million to study the health benefits of cow milk. To fund the study, The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine gave $4.2 million to a team led by David Mills, a UC Davis professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology,...

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News in Brief: Davis attempts to set record for Worlds Largest Simultaneous Group Workout

Jan 8, 2015

At 12 p.m. on Jan. 3, Davis locals gathered in Central Park to participate in an attempt to set the world record for The World’s Largest Simultaneous Group Workout (WLSGW) organized by national weightloss and fitness program ViSalus. The event was free for participants and took place at the same time around the world...

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