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UC Davis students plan walkout Monday


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In an email sent by Open UCDavis, Davis students said they intend to walk out of class at 12:00 p.m. Monday and convene in the Quad to protest tuition increases.

Under the Board of Regents tuition would rise up to five percent each year over the next five years.


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Shoppers have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping

Shoppers have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping

Consumer have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping, according to a study by the shopper loyalty company, LoyaltyOne... Read More

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

The study found that triclosan disrupted liver integrity and compromised liver function in mice... Read More

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Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

California’s approval of a $7.5 billion water bond has bolstered prospects for expanding reservoirs and groundwater storage, but the drought-prone state can effectively use no more than a 15 percent increase in surface water storage capacity because of lack of water to fill it, according to a new analysis released Nov. 20... Read More

Stolen vehicles, property recovered in Solano County


The California Highway Patrol and Vacaville police are working to determine the rightful owners of a large amount of possibly stolen property recovered when two car thief suspects were arrested earlier this week.

The items were found in two stolen vehicles, CHP Officer Chris Parker said. Officers were alerted to the stolen vehicles by a call regarding a suspicious vehicle at Lake Herman Vista Point off Interstate 680 on Monday evening, Nov. 17, Parker said.

Officers detained Michael Nevis, 23, from Brentwood, and Miguel Campos, 20, from Pittsburg who were with the vehicles. After questioning the two men and investigation, Parker said Nevis and Campos were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, impersonation of another person, and violation of probation.


Yolo County hazardous waste facility observes Thanksgiving holiday

Yolo County hazardous waste facility observes Thanksgiving holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the collection of household hazardous waste will not occur at the Yolo County Central Landfill’s Hazardous Waste Facility on Friday, November 28.

With the exception of this date, the Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management holds weekly collection of household hazardous waste at the landfill, located at 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland, every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   The facility will be open the Friday and Saturday directly following both the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. 

During the holidays many generate more waste and are busier than normal.  To encourage residents to properly dispose of their household hazardous waste, the Division of Integrated Waste Management will be handing out 2015 Recycling Calendars to all residents bringing in hazardous waste after Christmas.