British court clears way for Abu Hamza extradition

LONDON (AP) — Radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other terror suspects can be extradited immediately to the U.S. to face charges there, Britain’s High Court ruled Friday. Judges John Thomas and Duncan Ousely rejected last-ditch applications by al-Masri, Khaled al-Fawwaz, Babar Ahmad, Adel Abdul Bary and Syed Ahsan. Thomas said these are the […]

School closures, shorter year eyed if measures fail

The Davis school board — while hoping that California voters will approve Proposition 30 in the Nov. 6 election, and Davis-area voters will support school parcel tax Measure E — began preparing for the possible alternative outcome at Thursday night’s meeting. The trustees instructed staff to bring back financial scenarios for how the school district […]

Jobless rate falls to 7.8%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away. The rate declined from 8.1 percent because the number of people who said they were employed […]

Analysts: Spike in gas prices may linger

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians woke up to sticker shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by up to 20 cents a gallon in some areas, prompting some stations to close and others to charge more than $5 a gallon. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report says the average price of gas across the state was […]

Dog dials owner, and then …

OREM, Utah (AP) — Police in Orem, Utah, say a man who thought he was getting a call from a burglar had actually gotten a call from his dog. Authorities in the community south of Salt Lake City say the man alerted police Wednesday after he received a phone call from his home phone on […]

If you haven’t seen the Aggies play, now’s the time

WINNING AND LOSING … longtime Aggie football fans got spoiled over the years as UC Davis went nearly four decades without a losing season and regularly earned a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs … in fact, Aggie fans came to think of those extra playoff games almost as part of the regular season […]

UCD cancer facility more cohesive after expansion

SACRAMENTO — The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center recently opened the adult patient centers of its $36 million new wing, bringing patients of all ages under one roof for a more coordinated operation.

The 46,000-square-foot expansion responds to increased demand for cancer clinical care and research in the local center’s large coverage area. The plan to integrate and improve services began 10 years ago, after limitations at the original center were reached.

Library hosts a trio of authors

Three days in October will feature three very different speakers at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. On Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m., Maceo Montoya, artist, UC Davis professor and local author of “The Scoundrel and the Optimist,” will speak as part of the Writers on Writing Series. Montoya graduated […]

West Sac walks away from surface water deal with Davis; Woodland not ready to renegotiate

The cities of Davis and West Sacramento have cut off negotiations for a surface water deal, after the two sides traded offers for a contract and realized too much of a “significant gap” existed to proceed any further. The offers are spelled out in two letters exchanged between Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton and West Sacramento […]

UCD police release sketch of attempted kidnap suspect

UC Davis police have released a sketch of the suspect in an attempted abduction that occurred Sunday in the campus’ Orchard Park neighborhood. According to police, the suspect was riding a bicycle in the area of Orchard Park Drive and Orchard Park Circle at about noon when he approached a 10-year-old girl and asked where […]

Sherman wants to bring insights as classroom volunteer to school board

* Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of five stories profiling candidates in the Davis Board of Education race. School board hopeful Claire Sherman says her candidacy springs from her personal involvement at school. “I got involved in the school board race because I’ve been volunteering in the classrooms and effecting change that way,” she […]

Travel the world and never leave town

Check it out What: International Festival, featuring music, dance, food, craft vendors and children’s activities When: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free Info: 530-753-5007 or dir@internationalhousedavis.org Wanderlust can hit at him time. That itch, that need to get away. Davis residents can scratch that itch and fulfill that […]

Senior Center offers a jam-packed October

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., offers the following programs in October: Armchair Travel Are you wishing for an adventure but don’t want to leave Davis? Join world traveler Rick Powers on a virtual trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. The presentation is free. Powers is an avid traveler […]

Finding an encore in retirement

CHICAGO (AP) — Here go the baby boomers again, reinventing themselves and bucking tradition as they bear down on retirement. This time they’re leading a push into so-called encore careers — paid work that combines personal meaning with social purpose — in their 50s and 60s. As many as 9 million people ages 44 to […]