Raise minimum wage, say some on the right

By Carolyn Lochhead WASHINGTON — As East Bay Rep. George Miller spearheads a Democratic drive to raise the federal minimum wage, he is getting support from unlikely quarters, including Silicon Valley millionaire Ron Unz and conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly. “People are starting to realize how much in federal subsidies are given to these employers that […]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Learn more about fibromyalgia at support group meeting

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will hold their first meeting of the year from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Health Plaza, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. All who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, or who have a family member or friend diagnosed with fibromyalgia, are welcome. Attendees are asked […]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

California poised to implement school funding reform

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After months of sometimes-angry debate, California education officials are set to take up rules this week aimed at making good on Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise to invest in the state’s future by overhauling how public schools are funded and directing more money to the neediest students. The State […]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News

ASUCD task force will examine Experimental College

The Associated Students of UC Davis Senate announced Thursday the formation of a task force to examine the Experimental College at UCD. The ASUCD Internal Affairs Commission will discuss the task force and future of the EC at 5:10 p.m. Monday in the Mee Room of the Memorial Union. On Tuesday, it will be discussed […]

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Look to the Future: Get an Eye Exam to Save Your Vision from Glaucoma

(NEI) – More than four million people in the United States have glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. Unfortunately, nearly half of those with glaucoma are not even aware that they have it. Are you one of them? You owe it to yourself to find out by […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Video series helps caregivers understand dementia

The Yolo Adult Day Health Center will present the popular series “Accepting the Challenge: Providing the Best Care for People with Dementia.” This training is designed to help caregivers better understand the behaviors and symptoms of people with dementia, and improve their caregiving skills. The training program focuses on quality care and quality of life […]

January 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types of drugs. The three classes of drugs — widely used antidepressants, antipsychotics and drugs that suppress the immune system to […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Regulators mull electricity pricing changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utilities regulators are considering a new electricity pricing system that would likely result in bigger bills for most ratepayers. The California Public Utilities Commission will study and vote on whether to change the standard price of electricity depending on the time of day it was used, rather than the current […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD: Data storage problem caused email, web interruptions

A network outage caused the UC Davis community to lose access Internet services for hours over a two-day period, campus officials said. UCD News Service spokesman Andy Fell said the problem, which affected only the Davis campus, began at about noon Friday and affected both email and web services. Those services appeared to be restored […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

5,999 pieces later …

Members of the Davis Bike Club put in the final pieces of a 6,000-piece puzzle during a party on Friday evening at Larry and Dee Burdick’s house. The puzzle, which took 14 months and five days to finish, was purchased for $2 at a Davis Senior Center rummage sale. It’s a painting by Francisco Pradilla […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Goodbye, holidays. Hello, campaigns

OK, we’ve carved the Christmas goose, taken down the lights and ornaments and tossed the tree in the gutter, welcomed in yet another new year and it’s now time for folks to throw their hats in the ring for a seat in the high-backed chairs of the Davis City Council. It would be an interesting […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Entrepreneurs gain insights from experts

Speaker series The free talks run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Davis Roots’ office in the Hunt-Boyer Mansion at Second and E streets in downtown Davis. Refreshments will be provided. * Jan. 20: Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations * Feb. 7: Ken Ouimet, co-founder and chief executive officer of ShoppingScout […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City manager inclined to work in Incline Village

If the stars align for Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton, he soon could become the general manager for Incline Village General Improvement District in the Lake Tahoe area of Nevada. The district is responsible for water, sewer, waste and recreational services for the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe. Last month, Incline Village trustees narrowed their […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Swanson launches council re-election campaign

The choices for two open City Council seats broadened to three people Saturday. Choosing the business incubator Davis Roots at the Hunt-Boyer Mansion as the symbolic backdrop for the launch of her re-election campaign, City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson set her campaign tone as one of inclusivity and friendliness to business growth. Swanson joins entrepreneur Daniel […]

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