Treatment offers hope for boy with rare disease

SACRAMENTO — Jacob Rutt is a bright 11-year-old who likes to draw detailed maps in his spare time. But the budding geographer has a hard time with physical skills most children take for granted — running and climbing trees are beyond him, and even walking can be difficult. He was diagnosed with a form of […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD grad named ‘emerging entrepreneur’ of 2012

The pair received an offer from technology innovator Robert Herjavec — $150,000 for a 15 percent stake — but ended up not taking the money, Lucash said.

When they filmed the episode in the fall of 2010, OrigAudio had a value of about $1 million. But it doubled shortly after the show aired, and Lucash and Szymczak — who had yet to receive Herjavec’s investment — attempted to renegotiate the terms of the deal.

Herjavec declined, “so we told him, ‘no thanks,’ ” Lucash said. With OrigAudio now valued at $8 million, it was a solid decision indeed.

Name droppers: Friedman takes reins of photography club

The Photography Club of Davis has selected Laurie Friedman to be its president for the first half of 2013. Friedman is a Davis photographer, known for her travel photography as well as her wedding and portrait photography business. In July, Dave Jolkovsky will take over as president. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month, except July and […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Training set for suicide prevention crisis line

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County is looking for volunteers who want to be trained this spring to answer its crisis lines. Volunteers undergo a 36-hour training program in which they develop the skills needed to manage issues of depression, suicide, family relationship conflicts and mental illness. Initially, volunteers serve six hours per […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Black will speak about community policing

Davis Police Chief Landy Black will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Davis Progressive Business Exchange from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Black will talk about his successful community policing program. Since Black took over as chief, Davis has seen a […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ask the expert: Where else could the city of Davis access surface water?

* Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of “Ask the expert” columns 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: Jay Lund, UC Davis professor of civil and environmental engineering. Lund has research and teaching […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Explorit: Farm machines simpler than you might think

When you think of a farm, what comes to mind? Flocks of happy animals frolicking in the sun? Fields of lush vegetation teeming with fresh produce? But for a farmer, the answer is probably lots of work! Fortunately, modern farmers have a variety of tools to help them get their jobs done. Machines can be […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Soup secrets shared at city class

Local residents are invited to learn how to prepare soups to comfort and warm them through the last months of winter with instructor Sarah Clanton, who has been cooking professionally for 25 years and strives to teach the home-cooked “secrets” she’s learned. Clanton will teach participants how to make some of her favorites such as […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis teen injured in crash

One driver was injured when her Ford Focus collided with another vehicle at County Road 98 and Hutchison Drive on Wednesday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported. Hayley Ann Claire Ortman, 19, of Davis, was traveling westbound on Hutchison Drive shortly after 8 a.m. when, due to heavy fog, she failed to notice a Nissan […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woman, 92, burned while cooking

A 92-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday after her clothing caught fire while she was cooking, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said firefighters received a call for medical aid at about 4:50 p.m. from a residence in the 600 block of Cantrill Drive, where a caregiver for the woman’s neighbor had put […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,