Neuropathy sufferers meet for support

Do you, or someone you care for, have burning, tingling and numbness in your feet and hands? If so, this may stem from a form of neuropathy that can have many causes. To learn more from others with similar symptoms and to receive support, you’re invited to attend the next meeting of the Davis Neuropathy […]

Antique valentines on exhibit at museum

Valentine cards from the early 1900s will be on display this month at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. in downtown Davis. Most of the cards express sentimental messages. Some are humorous; one is mildly naughty. In addition, the exhibit includes some interesting facts about valentines and Valentine’s Day. The “Hattie’s Attic” exhibit, soon […]

Five online courses eligible for college credit

By Tamar Lewin The American Council on Education, the leading umbrella group for higher education, and Coursera, a Silicon Valley provider of online education, announced Wednesday that five Coursera offerings were similar enough to traditional college courses to be eligible for credit. Students who want to take the free classes for credit would have to […]

Solomons tsunami destroys villages, kills 9

SYDNEY (AP) — Aid workers struggled to reach remote, tsunami-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands on Thursday and the death toll rose to at least nine as more bodies were found in wrecked homes and debris in the South Pacific country. The victims, including a child, were killed when a powerful earthquake set off a […]

Bob Dunning: The law is the law; don’t break it

A single line in Tom Sakash’s front-page piece about the water issue one day last week said it all. Wrote Sakash, “After receiving multiple requests from the media for information about whether the city pays for its own water, a city official admitted this week that it doesn’t.” Sakash, of course, had to sift through […]

Mistrial declared in vehicular manslaughter case

A mistrial has been declared in the case of Gubani Roderico Rosales Quinteros, the Elk Grove parcel deliveryman accused of causing a fiery triple-fatal crash in Woodland. Quinteros, 42, was being tried in Yolo Superior Court on three counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and four identity theft-related charges in connection with the Aug. […]

Garden Doctor: How do I revive frostbitten foliage?

Question: Help! So many of my plants and shrubs look terrible from the recent days of 20-degree weather and frostbite damage. Is it OK to prune and cut back now? Answer: Yes, gardens in our area do look somewhat wounded due to recent freezing weather. The local paper tells the story; quite a few mornings […]

Study: College endowments hit hard by markets

On average, college and university endowments’ investments lost 0.3 percent in the last fiscal year, a sharp drop from the average return of 19.2 percent in fiscal 2011, according to a study by the Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers, known as Nacubo. The returns were dragged down mostly […]

Father-daughter duo to go bald for cancer research

How much money would it take to get you to shave your head?

$50? $100? $500?

Stewart and Victoria Savage will do it for $1,000, and they’ve nearly raised that much from people willing to pay.

On the evening of Wednesday, March 13, Savage, director of the Davis Downtown Business Association, and his daughter Victoria, a first-grader at North Davis Elementary School, will sit down in chairs at de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis, alongside many other brave souls, and have all of the hair shaved off their heads.

In doing so, they will be taking part in a nationwide effort to fight childhood cancer, as all of the pledges collected by participants …

Law schools’ applications fall as costs rise, jobs cut

Law school applications are headed for a 30-year low, reflecting increased concern over soaring tuition, crushing student debt and diminishing prospects of lucrative employment upon graduation. As of this January, there were 30,000 applicants to law schools for the fall, a 20 percent decrease from the same time last year and a 38 percent decline […]

Lawrence Berkeley lab evacuated over bomb threat

EMERYVILLE (AP) — Authorities have evacuated an Emeryville office building used by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory after a reported bomb threat. UC Berkeley Police Lt. Eric Tejada said lab officials notified police about the threat around 7 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were sweeping the building and have brought in five bomb-sniffing dogs. Tejada would not say how the […]

Garamendi sets two town hall meetings

Rep. John Garamendi will host his first town hall meetings in the new 3rd Congressional District on Saturday. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will field questions from constituents from 10 a.m. to noon at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. He’ll hold another question-and-answer session from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lee Burrows Center, 630 E […]

Ask the expert: Davis’ groundwater future is unknown

* Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of “Ask the expert” columns that will appear in the coming days, in advance of the Measure I election, regarding various technical aspects of the city’s water utility and the proposed Woodland-Davis surface water project. The expert: Graham Fogg, UC Davis professor of hydrogeology. Fogg’s […]

Walk the North Davis channel next week

The Putah Creek Council invites Davis residents to join an informal walk along the North Davis channel on Sunday from 12:30 to 2 p.m., or Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. The walks are a chance to talk about an upcoming urban greening project in the channel. The project intends to replace weedy vegetation like […]