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Athletes speak out about possible future of UCD

UC Davis students’ fees provide 75 percent of the athletics budget, but the students themselves had provided less than half of the input at the first two town hall meetings designed to help determine the future of Aggie athletics. That changed at Wednesday’s meeting, hosted by the Associated Students of UCD, as approximately 150 people […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD soccer teams have NCAA aspirations

As regular-season Big West soccer play comes to a close, neither UC Davis team is ready to hang up its cleats. Both the Aggie men and women find themselves with legitimate shots to qualify for the NCAA playoffs. Their fates will be determined in the conference postseason tournaments, which feature the top four teams competing in […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

More of the same at second UCD athletic town hall meeting

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi formed an advisory committee to help find the school’s next athletic director, hoping it would collect opinions and recommendations from the community on the direction the program should take and the characteristics of the person who should lead it. After two town hall meetings — the most recent a gathering […]

UCD men’s golfers prepare by competing with each other

Who doesn’t remember an earthquake or fire drill in elementary school? Lining up quietly, marching single-file to the black top, waiting for the all-clear bell. The drills were repeated over and over so that in the event of an actual emergency everyone knew what to do. No panic. No rush. Just do what needed to […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Students have chance to impact future of athletics

In 1999, as UC Davis athletics officials again began toying with the idea of moving from Division II to Division I, the students stepped up and footed the bill. They voted for fee hikes under the Facilities and Campus Enhancement initiative, which allowed the Aggies to make the transition during the 2003-04 school year. However, before […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD women’s golf team driven to excellence

Finding a balance between driven to succeed and driven to madness is a very fine line to walk in the game of golf. The UC Davis women’s program has been successfully tiptoeing the line for several years. The Aggies are a force in the Big West Conference — claiming the last two titles — and […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Committee hears ideas on future of Aggie athletics

Change is coming to the UC Davis athletics department. How much of a transformation it undergoes is in hands of the advisory committee charged by UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi with recruiting a new athletics director. The change could be as minimal as just hiring an AD and keeping the status quo, or as vast as […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Hansen, Raber advance to U.S. Amateur Championship

Matt Hansen will compete at his third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship after taking home individual medalist honors at a sectional qualifier in Reno, Nev., on Monday, while Tyler Raber tied for second at his qualifying event to advance to his first-ever championship. Hansen’s one-stroke victory marks the first time in UC Davis men’s golf history […]

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Caffe Italia is all ‘fired’ up

The idea of keeping things fresh isn’t limited to the kitchen when it comes to Kevin and Shar Katz. The Caffe Italia owner operators work on keeping all areas of their restaurant — front and back of the house — up to date in addition to finding new ways to influence the world around them. […]

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Younger brother keeps tradition alive at Tres Hermanas

The name of the restaurant is Tres Hermanas, but Sergio Saenez is actually the little brother of three sisters. His restaurant, which he runs with his wife, Reyna, is named after his family eatery in Sacramento. “They started with one in Sacramento at 24th and K in ’96,” Reyna said. “He was working there with […]

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Little Prague offers one-of-a-kind breads, desserts

During it’s 32 years of operation, there are a few new things at The Farmer’s Wife/Little Prague restaurant. They’ve moved a couple times before settling in at 330 G St. They’ve added on a patio seating area and a bar. What hasn’t changed is the quality of food and service. They still bake one-of-a-kind homemade […]

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These ‘Shuz’ were made for walking or hiking or working

If you’re not supposed to judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes, make sure that man bought his shoes from Shuz of Davis — then you know it’ll be a comfortable walk. Shuz of Davis owner John Riker and his wife of more than 30 years, Dawn, hand-select the inventory and […]

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Hong Kong Disney is a successful transplant

HONG KONG — There is something magical about a Disney theme park. It has the power not only to transport visitors back to their childhood, but also to a better childhood than memory serves. There is also something comforting in knowing that the Disneyland in Anaheim and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando are cut from […]

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