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Student parade marshal nominations

E-mail: vicechair@picnicday.ucadavis.edu

Picnic Day is looking for nominations for the student parade marshal. Send nominations to the e-mail address above.

 

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Police emphasize the importance of vigilance this holiday season

The Grinch may be terrorizing Whoville this holiday season, but here in Davis you must still be wary of holiday theft in order to take precautions to prevent it from happening.

According to the UC Davis and City of Davis Police Departments, crime is higher this time of year and it is especially important for students to be vigilant.

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Holiday Charities

    According to the 1999 U.S. Census Bureau 24.5 percent of Davis resdients were living below the poverty level. To help locals in need, various organizations are giving back to the community. The California Aggie profiles two of them below.

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It’s that time of year again…

Every year without fail, a select group of people can be found racing around department stores in a frenzy, desperately searching for a last minute holiday gift. I speak from experience: You don't want to be one of those people. To help ease the burden this year, here are some helpful ideas to ensure you find a thoughtful (and economical) gift for those you love.

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Ho, ho the mistletoe!

So your sweetheart caught you under the mistletoe and rather than thinking about that big Christmas smooch that's coming your way, you wonder: what exactly is this hemi-parasitic plant above me and how did it get such a romantic reputation?

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Social science perspective on water and power in the Delta

12:10 p.m.

3201 Hart

Jonathan London, Gerardo Gamriazzio and Trina Filan of the UC Davis Center for Regional Change and Environmental Justice Project will discuss policies deployed to solve the Delta problem from the perspective of third parties.

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Corrections

In the Nov. 18 article "Hospitality during the holidays," the contact e-mail was incorrectly listed as Natasha@irwsd.org. The correct address is natacha@irwsd.org.

 

In the Nov. 26 article "The Thanksgiving stuffing," it was incorrectly stated that 6 ounces of dark meat turkey amounts to 1,279 calories. A more accurate estimation of the calorie count in six ounces of dark meat turkey is about 377 calories, according to calorieking.com.

 

The Aggie regrets the errors.

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Aggie Ambassadors from College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Noon to 1 p.m.

3001 Plant and Environmental Sciences

Learn about opportunities within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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10 questions with…

Editor's note: For this edition of Ten Questions The California Aggie spoke with senior Christian Commander, a student representative of the Campus Media Board, to get a better understanding of the Board's responsibilities and duties.

 

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World AIDS Day rally

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Quad

Join the fight against HIV by rallying with Health Education and Promotion to enhance HIV awareness on campus and the surrounding community.

 

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Alumni Corner: David Bainbridge

Editor's note:

To give you a taste of life after the university, The California Aggie will profile UC Davis alums in various career fields. First up is David Bainbridge who has worked in the economic sustainability field and is currently an associate professor at the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management.

 

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Aggie Trivia

The UC Davis Health System operates the state's largest program for family nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It has graduated more than 1,600 professionals since 1972, many of whom provide primary care in underserved areas.

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The evolution of Thanksgiving

Football, turkey and pumpkin pie - the traditions of Thanksgiving may be familiar to most, yet the origins of this holiday remain somewhat mysterious.

Early settlers in the 16th century observed the holiday as a way to give thanks for a safe passage to the New World. But as America grew, so did Thanksgiving. Today, it is seen as the quintessential all-American holiday, and modern-day Thanksgiving is closely tied with the idea of America's civil religion.

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Last Minute Eats

Still looking for a place to have your holiday dinner? Try some local restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day.

Baker's Square

Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

255 Second St. (corner across from the Fast and Easy Mart)

756-4190

A Turkey Meal special for $14.99 will be offered. Slow roasted, hand carved turkey breast served with stuffing, cranberry sauce, homemade gravy, seasonal vegetables, dinner bread, dinner salad and a slice of pie. A Ham Steak Meal (bone-in) is available for the same price. ...

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