New campus rules for ADD drugs

By Alan Schwarz FRESNO — Lisa Beach endured two months of testing and paperwork before the student health office at her college approved a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Then, to get a prescription for Vyvanse, a standard treatment for ADHD, she had to sign a formal contract — promising to submit to drug […]

Duke University withdraws from online course group

By Tamar Lewin Duke University has pulled out of Semester Online, an education consortium that will offer online undergraduate courses for credit, after faculty members objected. The consortium announced Tuesday that it would offer 11 courses this fall, from Boston College, Brandeis, Emory, Northwestern, the University of North Carolina, Notre Dame and Washington University in […]

Council signs off on firefighter staffing reduction with split vote

Despite warnings of reduced service from the very individuals who would be shuffled around, the Davis City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to reduce firefighter staffing levels from 12 to 11 per shift and to rework the way firefighters respond to calls. Mayor Joe Krovoza and Council members Brett Lee and Rochelle Swanson voted in favor […]

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Stocks fall on jobs concerns, fall in Merck profit

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is falling early after a survey showed U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in seven months and Merck reported a lower quarterly profit. Shortly after the market opened, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 55 points to 14,784, a fall of 0.4 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 […]

Police check possible link to girl’s death

PLACERVILLE (AP) — Investigators in Northern California are looking for a possible link between a man accused of breaking into an apartment and trying to kidnap a toddler and the killing of an 8-year-old girl about 45 miles away in Calaveras County. Police were summoned to the apartment at around 8 a.m. Tuesday after Jason […]

Trial begins in Davis assisted-suicide case

WOODLAND — It wasn’t long before authorities concluded there was something suspicious about the death in apartment 322. Summoned by a 911 call on the late morning of Oct. 1, 2011, police, firefighters and a deputy coroner arrived at the College Square Apartments, 945 J St. in Davis, to find Kevin Gerard Seery had fallen […]

Bob Dunning: And now begins the ‘cactification’ of Davis

PAYING IT FORWARD … well, May Day has finally arrived, and in Davis we will mark this joyous occasion by beginning our long journey toward sky-high water rates … or as my neighbor Al calls it, the “cactification of Davis.” … but trust me, the kids will get used to ducking behind a giant saguaro […]

Nonfiction author Feldman to speak at UCD

The University Writing Program at UC Davis will feature nonfiction author and novelist Jay Feldman in its next “Conversations with Writers” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in 126 Voorhies Hall. Feldman is the author of 2005’s “When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes” and 2001’s “Manufacturing Hysteria: A […]

Authors to discuss ‘Your Ideal Cat’

Benjamin and Lynette Hart will give a free public talk about their new book, “Your Ideal Cat: Insights into Breed and Gender Differences in Cat Behavior,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the MU Store Lounge inside the UC Davis Memorial Union. Based on a lifetime of research and interviews with 80 […]

Editor to discuss gay, lesbian romance on TV, in film

Pamela Demory will discuss her new book, “Queer Love in Film and Television: Critical Essays,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in 126 Voorhies Hall at UC Davis. Demory co-edited the book of 22 essays that ask how films and television programs in the past two decades “play with, imitate, subvert, mock, critique and […]

Garamendi to field questions in Davis

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, has set dates for a series of town hall-style meetings, including one from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Garamendi will discuss issues relating to senior citizens — including proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare — followed by a question-and-answer […]

Skydiving party raises awareness of ALS

It’s not too late to join The Skydiving Specktacular crew, which will take to the skies Sunday to raise awareness and funding for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal, progressive neuromuscular disease. Instead of starting at 10 a.m., the gathering begins at 11:45 a.m. in the picnic area at SkyDance SkyDiving at the Yolo […]

Hear birds as well as see them at guided wetlands tour

Bird song abounds in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area now as many species announce their territories or attempt to attract mates. Members of the public are invited to hear the chorus on an early morning guided tour of the Wildlife Area, led by Yolo Basin Foundation docents, from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11. […]

Central Coast poet visits Davis for reading

Monterey writer and poet Patrice Vecchione will read from her latest book of poetry, “The Knot Untied,” at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Vecchione also is the author of “Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within,” which the San Francisco Chronicle called […]