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Study seeks link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United States, and was pulled off the market abroad, […]

Putah Creek Council seeks Thursday-evening volunteers

Putah Creek Council is hosting nursery events every other Thursday evening during the summer in addition to the year-round alternating Saturday-morning events. The council seeks volunteers to help grow and maintain native plants for local habitat restoration projects. The plants in the nursery are grown from cuttings and seeds taken from the Putah-Cache Creek watershed, […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New Pope-to-Putah Trail is born

An overland trail to connect Pope Creek with Putah Creek in Napa County has been in the works for a number of years, and Tuleyome successfully finished bushwhacking through this new 5.5-mile trail in April. The new Pope-to-Putah Trail still needs a bit of finessing and signage needs to go up, but as trail-building leader […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: A slice of what’s coming this summer

Friday, June 6, is the deadline to apply for the Pence Gallery’s annual “Slice” competition, which is the Pence’s juried exhibit that showcases the best in regional art. Promising to unveil a “slice” of what artists are creating in their studios, in all media, “Slice” is juried this year by Shelly Willis. She is well-known to […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Series explores how addiction affects families

Foster and kinship caregivers, as well as the general public, are invited to a three-part series that will explore how addiction affects families. The classes, titled “Addiction and its Destructive Power in a Family,” will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 11, 18 and 25. The free workshops will be presented by the […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nichols to be installed as senior minister at CSLD

The Center for Spiritual Living, Davis, has two reasons to celebrate on Saturday: the Rev. Sara S. Nichols will be installed as senior minister as the center celebrates 20 years of continuous services in Davis. The event will run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD LASER event fuses art, science

Four speakers who fuse art with science — two scientists from the University of California and two artists from the Bay Area — will discuss their work at the UC Davis Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) event. It is set for Thursday, June 4, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 242 of Asmundson Hall on […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Graveman gets back from the minors to lead A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kendall Graveman gave the struggling Oakland Athletics a much-needed lift. Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-0, on Saturday. Graveman (2-2), recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make the start, […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Wants to do it on her own

Dear Annie: I’d like to start a small business, but I’m afraid to mingle my finances with my husband’s. We have a house, which is paid off and in both of our names. I have money in my retirement account and about $10,000 in savings. When I spoke to a banker about using home equity […]

Are we there yet? Prom paparazzi have a perfect place to converge

About a month ago, I found out about a newish tradition in Davis: Prom photos at the Arboretum. When I first heard about it from my son’s girlfriend, I thought she might be confused. How could this supposed annual event happen if I’ve never heard of it? But if there were a way to see […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The message in these bottles: Don’t buy them

America, we have a drinking problem. And I don’t mean the kind that lands you in 12 Step meetings. It’s water. Specifically bottled water. If you don’t have the time or patience to get through this whole column, here’s the short version: Bottled water — don’t buy it. Beyond the insanity of pumping millions of gallons […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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