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NEWS BRIEFS: Bernie Sanders Coming Here for Rally

By Dateline Staff on May 31, 2016 in University

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  • Help harvest campus produce for Yolo Food Bank

Campus officials confirmed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be here Wednesday night (June 1) for a campaign rally on Hutchison Field. The Sanders campaign is paying for all arrangements.

Officials said the field along La Rue Road will be fenced off, with entry gates and security screening set up at the northwest corner. The gates are tentatively set to open at 5 p.m.

The campaign says its “A Future to Believe In” rally is free and open to the public, with people to be admitted on a first-come-come, first-serve basis. The campaign advises: “For security reasons, please do not bring bags, and limit what you bring to small, personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security.”

Be prepared for traffic congestion between Highway 113 and the field, on streets around the field, and in and around the Pavilion Parking Structure off Hutchison Drive. Faculty, staff and students may want to consider alternative parking or public transit. Unitrans has posted a Sanders rally webpage, with detailed information on routes and stops in the vicinity of Hutchison Field, and a note of caution: "Buses could be crowded, resulting in potential delays and minor service disruptions."

Also note: The pedestrian and bike path along the east side of Hutchison Field will be closed.

Help harvest campus produce for Yolo Food Bank

Besides donating food or money to the Yolo Food Bank, consider this other way to help: Come join UC Davis students in harvesting a campus field.

 Harvesting produce from a campous field.
January gleaning: Produce goes from campus to food bank.

The harvest, led by the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden’s Learning by Leading Program and the ASUCD Fresh Focus Program, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, June 10. Meet at the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Facility.

The field is being used this quarter for Professor Muhammad Marrush’s Plant Sciences 5, “Plants for Garden, Orchard and Landscape,” providing students with hands-on experience in cultivating plants for food as well as establishing and maintaining a vegetable garden.

“Now this beautiful produce is ready to eat, but we need your help with the harvest,” says the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, which is assisting the student groups in getting the word out.

Plant Sciences 5 students have taken some of the field’s produce in the past, but there were always leftovers. So, in January, the call went out for volunteers to harvest the field for the Yolo Food Bank — which end up with 3,235 pounds of produce.

People interested in volunteering for the June 10 harvest are asked to register here.

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Dateline Staff Dave Jones, editor, can be reached at 530-752-6556 or Cody Kitaura, news and media relations specialist, can be reached at 530-752-1932 or