See ‘Neuropathy 101′ on Tuesday

Do you, or someone you care for, have burning, tingling or numbness in your feet or 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 […]

November 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Snapshots of democracy: Students capture sights, sounds of election

Students in Kelly Wilkerson’s Journalism 1 class at Davis High fanned out across the city to capture the sights and sounds of the 2012 election. Here are some of their reports: Education concerns weigh heavily on volunteer callers Sudwerk, Monday afternoon On the eve of the election, the back room of Sudwerk is filled with […]

November 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holiday recipes from around the globe

The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we share many different food traditions from many lands at this time of year. Staff writer Jeff Hudson invited several local friends and colleagues, whose family roots extend to diverse parts of the globe, to share a traditional recipe they associate with the winter season, or with Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s or other holidays.

Marina Valle’s parents came from Mexico to East Los Angeles. She now lives in East Davis with her husband Jesus — a professor at American River College — and their three young children. Valle shared this recipe for Turkey Tamales.

PG&E announces new veterans-only job-training courses

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced Thursday that it will offer two new training courses for recently discharged veterans next year that will provide a career path into the energy industry through the utility’s PowerPathway program. PG&E is offering the veterans-only energy training courses at American River College in Sacramento, part of the company’s commitment […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grad Night tickets soon will go up in price

Attention, high school seniors: It’s not too soon to think about Grad Night 2013. The tickets for the all-night commencement celebration in June cover food, drinks and entertainment and are at their lowest price, $75, until Dec. 31. Scholarships are available through school counselors. Ticket forms can be found at and questions may be answered at […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rate structure stumps water committee

The Davis Water Advisory Committee did not make a decision on a rate structure Thursday, as members could not agree on the fairest way for the city to bill its residents for water.

With a $116 million surface water project coming down the pipeline, the rate structure becomes increasingly important because water ratepayers in Davis will be the ones asked to fund the majority of the project’s costs.

The structure will determine what portion of those costs each water customer will be on the hook for.

Trustees heave a huge sigh of relief

No longer faced with the prospect of making up to $6.9 million in budget cuts, thanks to the passage of Proposition 30 and Measure E in Tuesday’s election, the Davis school board heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday night. Trustees expressed their appreciation to voters for putting the school district in a stronger position […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

With bailout delayed, Greece turns to bonds

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will issue short-term debt on Tuesday to make a key bond repayment on Nov. 16, when the cash-strapped country is not yet expected to have received the next batch of its international rescue loans. It will issue 2.1 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in treasury bills with the unusually short maturity […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Prop. 30’s passage doesn’t stop student protests

By Henry K. Lee and Nanette Asimov Public university students in the Bay Area staged protests Thursday against possible tuition hikes, saying the passage of Proposition 30 provided only a temporary reprieve from cuts to higher education. At UC Berkeley, about 200 students and faculty members braved a steady rain at noon on Sproul Plaza to […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.N.: 11,000 flee Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — At least 11,000 Syrian refugees have fled their country in single day, pouring into Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon with children and dozens of wounded, U.N. officials said Friday. Some desperately climbed over razor-wire border fences to seek safety. Most of the surge in refugees was due to the 9,000 fleeing into […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Central kitchen tackles challenges of new federal school lunch standards

The produce prep area of the Davis school district’s central kitchen is a particularly busy place this year. Fresh fruit and vegetables — much of it grown locally — have always been an integral part of the district’s vaunted and nationally recognized school lunch program. But new federal standards aimed at producing healthier school lunches […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: What’s ‘appropriate’ for Hirschfield?

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT … it’s not surprising that more than 70 percent of Davisites voted to do away with the death penalty in California, and it’s also not surprising that the rest of the state went the other way … as long as there are bad guys out there doing horrific things, Californians are likely […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Sorority house vandalized with dead fish

Residents of a Davis sorority house awoke Wednesday to a mess in their front yard that police are investigating as a case of vandalism. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the occupants of Alpha Phi, 327 Russell Blvd., discovered about 200 dead feeder goldfish strewn on their front porch, their bikes and bushes wrapped in plastic wrap, […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Threats to kill, plus two-county pursuit, land Davis man back in jail

A Davis man was jailed Thursday after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit from Woodland to Sacramento with a woman and toddler inside his car. Larry Ventimiglia, 25, was taken into custody shortly after 2 p.m. in a residential area of Natomas, where officers from Yolo and Sacramento counties, as well as the California […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,