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Regents meet today to consider tuition increases

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO — Supporters and opponents of a proposal to raise tuition at University of California campuses during each of the next five years were getting ready for a showdown and counting votes as the university’s governing board prepared to debate the plan for the first time today. A nine-member committee of […]

UCD protest is peaceful, passionate, disjointed

UC Davis students took their frustration over proposed tuition increases public Tuesday, with a protest rally on the Quad and a march to Mrak Hall to share their demands with campus administrators.

About 200 people gathered on the Quad at noon where a few tents had been pitched by students preparing for the possibility of a lengthy occupation.

UCD student Harley Litzelman, director of the ASUCD Office of Advocacy, started the gathering by criticizing tuition hikes proposed by the UC Office of the President. The UC Board of Regents meets today and Thursday in San Francisco, with a vote scheduled for Thursday on raising tuition at the 10 UC campuses by 5 percent each year for the next five years.

San Diego advances plan to recycle wastewater

By Elliot Spagat SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5 billion plan to reuse wastewater for drinking, the latest example of how California cities are looking for new supplies amid a severe drought. The plan calls to initially recycle 15 million gallons by 2023 and 83 million […]

California cities consider gas-pump warning labels

By Kristin J. Bender BERKELEY — Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers. City officials are now considering another novel plan: putting stickers on gas pumps citywide to warn consumers that burning fuel contributes to global […]

For the record

A Grand Affair’s phone number was incorrect in Tuesday’s story. The correct number for the party planning and rental business is 530-574-0787.

Santa’s making home visits in Davis

Once again, Santa Claus is taking time out of his busy schedule to make private home visits in Davis in December. The cost is $50 for up to a 30-minute visit. All proceeds go to the Davis Odd Fellows to be disbursed to charities and programs throughout the area. Parents who would like to book […]

Shoppers can win $100 downtown gift card

Downtown Davis shoppers have the opportunity to get a bit more than simply the perfect gifts for everyone on their lists this holiday season. Shoppers who spend more than $100 at retail stores downtown may submit their receipts for purchases made between Nov. 28 and Dec. 24 to be entered into a drawing for 10 […]

Window decorating contest lights up downtown

Davis Downtown invites locals and visitors to come downtown and enjoy the third annual Davis Downtown Window Decorating Contest. Beginning Nov. 28, 26 downtown businesses will be competing for top honors as having the best holiday window decoration. During the contest, a secret panel of judges will stroll the streets of downtown Davis enjoying the […]

For the vets

Charlie Swanson, owner of The Davis Graduate, left, and Kevin Whiteford, president of the Sunset Rotary Club of Davis — co-sponsors of the annual Hugs From Home fundraiser for Yolo Military Families — welcome guests to this year’s Veterans Day Dinner, held Nov. 11 at The Graduate. Proceeds from the dinner have helped to ship […]

Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair is Saturday

Ceramics, jewelry, cards, alpaca wool, woodblock prints, paintings, beeswax candles, local honey, wildlife photography, baked goods, screen-printed shirts, knitted hats, Japanese fish prints, mobiles and more will be featured at the sixth annual Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the […]

Toys for Tots campaign gets underway

Every child in Yolo County deserves to have a gift to open on Christmas morning, and the Marine Corps League of Yolo County will make sure they do. The Marines are collecting Toys for Tots in barrels and boxes at businesses and public spaces throughout Davis, and are asking generous local residents to donate new, unwrapped toys […]

Tell me a story at the Davis Tellabration

Check it out What: Davis Tellabration, an afternoon of storytelling When: 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23; come at 2:30 for a folk music concert Where: El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive, El Macero Admission: Free Tellabration is a worldwide celebration of the art of storytelling, with more than 300 events in 40 states and […]

Hospice helps with grief at holiday time

Yolo Hospice will host Coping Through the Holidays workshops from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, in Davis. In grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. This workshop will provide practical and supportive information to help the […]

Join DHS Madrigals for annual evening of food and music

Join the Davis High School Madrigal Singers for an evening of food and music at the 46th annual Madrigal Dinner. Madrigal singers, in Renaissance attire, will entertain during two dinners, on Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Both dinners will take place at the University Covenant Church, 315 […]

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