Review Category : Features

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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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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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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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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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

7 to 8:30 p.m.

United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road

This program is for individuals recovering from eating addictions, bulimia and under-eating based on the 12 step program from Alcoholics Anonymous. For more information, go to foodaddicts.org.

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A time to give

Various local organizations are holding food drives or accepting monetary donations for Thanksgiving:

 

Free Thanksgiving meal, sponsored by Davis Community meals

Canned goods and non-perishables still needed

Thursday, 2 to 3 p.m.

St. Martin's Church at 604 Hawthorne Lane in Davis

Call Bill Pride at 756-4008 for more information...

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Thanksgiving courtesy of the Farmers Market

Want to lower the carbon footprint of the family's Thanksgiving dinner? Avoid the long lines at the supermarket by going to the Davis Pre-Thanksgiving Market today.

The market, located in Davis Central Park on Fourth and C Streets, will extend its shopping hours from noon until 6 p.m. for all last-minute holiday shoppers. Special items will be sold that cater to the holiday's ingredient needs.

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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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Roving Reporter

"We serve a dish that we call 'green yuck,' which is basically Cool Whip with fruit, nuts and a green pistachio pudding mix. That's why it's green. It looks really gross, but people like it."

Nicole Cortichiato, sophomore, neurobiology, physiology and behavior

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