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Fairfield residents can get sandbags ahead of storms

Fairfield residents and business owners can pick up sandbags ahead of a string of storms expected to arrive Friday evening, Fairfield police said.

The police department said sandbags can be picked up from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fairfield's Public Works Corporation yard. There is a 10-bag limit.

Fairfield police said that sandbags should be only half full because smaller bags pack tighter and are easier to handle. Overfilled bags are unstable when stacked and can leave gaps for water.

If water is pooling around a storm drain and causing localized flooding, police said residents may rake away leaves and debris from around drain inlets to allow water to flow freely if conditions are safe, police said.

Localized flooding can be reported to the Public Works Operations Division at (707) 428-7407 or the police department at (707) 428-7300.

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Armored vehicle nixed by Davis ends up in Woodland

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) - The city of Woodland will acquire an armored military vehicle rejected by the neighboring town of Davis.

The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday that the Woodland City Council voted 4-1 last week to take the MRAP, or mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle.

Proponents said the opportunity to pick up the $700,000 vehicle for free through a federal program was too good to pass up. Mayor Tom Stallard said it would give police another tool to keep officers and others safe.

Last month the Davis City Council voted to give back the MRAP. Mayor Pro Tempore Robb Davis said the vehicle risked eroding the trust the police department had built up with the community.

Dozens hold peaceful protest in Davis for Michael Brown

Dozens of people gathered in Davis Tuesday night to hold a candlelight vigil for Michael Brown.

Marchers took to the streets to voice their disappointment in the grand jury's decision not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed the teenager.

UC students continue protest of tuition hike

University of California, Davis students upset at approved tuition increases over the next five years say they will continue to occupy the campus administration building until university regents change their minds.

The protesting students have camped out in the building after some walked out of class at noon and took to downtown Davis in protest of the annual five percent tuition increase. Some of the demonstrators split off into a local Bank of America branch lobby briefly. One of the regents, Monica Lozano, serves on the bank's board of directors.

Many of the demonstrators are upset that well-paid administrators and regents were making the decision to raise tuition.

"My husband and I have thousands and thousands of dollars in student loans," UC Davis undergraduate Melissa Smith said. "I mean we've both taken out, I think, just $10,000 for this semester."

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UC Davis students plan walkout Monday


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.

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.