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UC Davis historian Alan Taylor wins Pulitzer Prize for second time

UC Davis historian Alan Taylor wins Pulitzer Prize for second time

UC Davis distinguished history professor Alan Taylor has won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book about slaves assisting the British during the War of 1812. “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia: 1771 – 1832” was called “a meticulous and insightful account of why runaway slaves in the colonial era were drawn to the British side as potential liberators” by the Pulitzer committee... Read More

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Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

Davis group trying to raise City minimum wage to $15

Davis group trying to raise City minimum wage to $15

DAVIS, Calif. – Tuesday night, the Davis City Council will likely hear debate about raising the minimum wage during the public comments section of its meeting.

A grassroots group is attempting to raise the city's minimum wage rate to $15 per hour. The group wants to put the proposal to voters in November. To do so, the group needs to collect about 7,000 signatures by May 1 from Davis residents in order to qualify the initiative for the ballot. Chavez said the group currently has about 1,200 signatures.

"It takes about $15 an hour for someone working full-time to escape poverty in this town," said Joaquin Chavez, a grassroots member.

The business community is already fighting against the proposal.

Dee Clark, General Manager of Woodstock's Pizza, is mostly concerned about how it would affect the cost of dining in Davis as a whole.

UC Davis professor wins second history Pulitizer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The first time historian Alan Taylor won a Pulitzer Prize, he found out when the telephone started ringing with congratulations and interview requests.

The surprise and slight panic Taylor felt 18 years ago repeated themselves Monday when the 58-year-old professor learned via a barrage of emails that he had a won a second Pulitzer for "The Internal Enemy." The book is about the role slaves in Virginia and Maryland played in the War of 1812.

Taylor was in Philadelphia preparing for a lecture when he found out about the prize, which carries a $10,000 award and the ability to turn his scholarly work into a best-seller.

The native of Portland, Maine, has taught at UC Davis since 1994 and will be transferring to the University of Virginia this summer.

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