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Bruce Gallaudet

Aggie ReStore is about more than just bargains

In the new Aggie ReStore, cast-off jeans and dresses intermingle with DIY crafts made out of items diverted from the landfill — worlds apart from the grunge and grime that the word “trash” usually conjures up.

Each item was donated to the store, which opened last month in the Memorial Union at UC Davis.

It’s all part of a concept that began a year ago in one of UCD design professor Ann Savageau’s classes. Savageau often salvaged “post-consumer” material for use in her sustainable design class, but the amount of consumer waste far outstripped her classes’ demand for material to “repurpose” …

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

For Stone Soup caterers, new business is a homecoming

During the late 1980s, Lawsuit was one of Davis’ premier bands. Twenty years later, the band, like other Davis institutions, is no more, but four of its devoted fans have found their way back to town. After years of being dispersed throughout Northern California, the “five ladies,” with one non-Davisite addition, have returned to open […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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