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Protesters occupy UC Davis building ahead of tuition hike vote


Around a dozen protesters refused to leave the UC Davis administration building Tuesday night, a day before the UC Regents consider a controversial tuition hike.

The students plan to spend the night in the lobby of Mrak Hall.

"It's largely symbolic that we're willing to occupy a space and claim our university back for ourselves," 5th year student Kabir Kapur said.

Kapur is one of many students who will head to the UC Regents meeting Wednesday morning in Mission Bay. The Regents will consider a proposal to raise tuition by five percent every year for the next five years.

"One of the main goals is to postpone the vote till January, till after the governor releases his budget," Kapur said.

But will buying more time open up the necessary cash flow to prevent a rise in tuition? Some students seemed doubtful.

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UC Davis students protest proposed tuition hikes


DAVIS - A proposal to increase the cost of tuition at University of California schools across the system has been met with fierce opposition from some student groups.

Protestors crowded the UC Davis campus Tuesday afternoon holding signs and voicing outrage over UC President Janet Napolitano's proposal to raise tuition five percent every year for the next five years. Student Senator Mariah Kala Watson insisted costs are already high enough.

"No student should have to work three jobs, take out loans, apply for scholarships, and bankrupt their family," Watson told the crowd of hundreds cheering her.

Much of the message was targeted at the UC Regents who will consider the proposal.

Student chefs compete to put dish on UC Davis menu

Student chefs compete to put dish on UC Davis menu

Three students will cook their own recipes before a hungry crowd at a UC Davis dining commons to compete for the honor of having their dish on the menu in a few weeks... Read More

Davis school teacher placed on unpaid leave after sexual battery allegation


A Harper Junior High School science teacher, who was taken into custody for misdemeanor charges of sexual battery Sunday, then released with a notice to appear at Yolo County Court, was placed on unpaid administrative leave, Davis School District Superintendent Winfred Roberso said in a Monday press conference.

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Railroad museum to debut new exhibit titled 'See That Lonesome Whistle Blow'!

Railroad museum to debut new exhibit titled 'See That Lonesome Whistle Blow'!

 

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to announce an upcoming new exhibit titled “See That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Mass Market Collectibles With a Railroad Twist” opening Friday, November 21, 2014, in the Museum’s Lobby Gallery. More than 50 steam train-themed mass market items, collectible objects and related artifacts will be on display as part of the new exhibit designed to demonstrate and reflect the widespread nature of railroading in popular American culture.  

 

Davis teacher accused of sexual battery arrested, then released


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A Davis teacher wanted for alleged sexual battery was arrested in Concord, California Friday night.

John O'Brien was taken into custody for misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and then released with a notice to appear at Yolo County Court, Davis Police Sgt. Dan Powell said. His court date will be scheduled for mid-January, Powell added.

The investigation into O'Brien, a science teacher at Harper Junior High School, started in September, Davis Unified School District Supt. Winfred Roberson said. The school district believes the sexual battery did not take place at school.

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

Mass Flu Vaccination Clinic in West Sacramento November 22

The Yolo County Health Services Department, in partnership with the city of West Sacramento, is holding a free seasonal influenza vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 22, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at West Sacramento City Hall, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.  Besides providing opportunity for residents to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, this clinic also serves as a test of the county’s mass vaccination response.

In addition to getting a flu shot annually, everyone should also follow these simple steps to avoid the flu:

·         Wash hands often with soap and water

·         Regularly clean commonly-touched surfaces, i.e. countertops, doorknobs, telephones etc.