UCD Jazz Bands perform Wednesday

The UC Davis Jazz Bands, under the direction of Delbert Bump, will present their spring quarter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Tickets are $12 general, $8 for students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787.

Free early pregnancy class offered

Women expecting babies can learn more about the changes their body is experiencing and how it begins the journey to childbirth at a free one-time class from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The instructor is childbirth educator Debra Dingman, who will teach the class at Nana and Company children’s boutique, 141 N. First St. in […]

Low-income taxpayers may apply for city refunds

Qualified low-income homeowners can receive a full refund of their Davis park maintenance tax and open space protection tax for 2012-13 by returning a completed city application form by June 28. This is an annual refund program, not an exemption from the tax, which appears on your property tax bill. To be eligible, applicants must […]

Panel examines Iranian sanctions

Local residents can find out what’s happening as a result of U.S. sanctions against Iran at a panel discussion by three experts from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the UC Davis Alumni & Visitors Center. The panel features Timothy Ward, an international trade attorney; Erich C. Ferrari, founder of the Center of Economic Sanctions […]

Men’s Talk, Drum Circle meets June 4

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, upstairs in the Campus Program Building at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. in Davis. All men age 18 and older are welcome to attend the free monthly events. Over the past 2 1/2 years, Talk Circle […]

Memorial Day ceremonies honor veterans

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will host the community’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at the Davis Cemetery to remember local veterans who died in our nation’s service. The cemetery is at 820 Pole Line Road in East Davis. The Yolo County Veterans Coalition also will host a Memorial […]

Matching people and cats on ‘Davisville’

“Your Ideal Cat” is a human-feline matchmaker guidebook, filled with information about breeds to help people who want a cat to find the right one. The deeply friendly Ragdoll appeals to people who want an affectionate animal, for example, while the wilder Bengal might turn your furniture into an urban forest. Drs. Benjamin and Lynette […]

Davis resident crashes into Senior Center

A Davis resident drove her car into the front of the Senior Center, 646 A St., Friday, partially smashing through the cement exterior and into a bathroom on the other side of the wall, springing a leak that flooded part of the building. Just after 10 a.m., Barbara Perkes arrived to the center to deliver […]

Two fires persist north of LA after long fire week

SANTA CLARITA (AP) — A pair of persistent wildfires continued to burn in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles on Saturday, although authorities were slowly getting the upper hand. A new fire that broke out Friday, the third major blaze in the area in a week, quickly surged to 712 […]

Up to 60 injured after car drives into parade

DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident. About 50 to 60 people suffered injuries ranging from critical to superficial, but no fatalities were reported. Three […]

Council asked to approve front-loaded pavement maintenance funding strategy

The City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a heavily front-loaded pavement maintenance funding strategy — totaling $25 million over the next two years — that would set the city on a better road to addressing its quickly deteriorating street and bike path network. In February, the council learned that the city had built […]

Broken rail eyed in Conn. train crash

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The commuter train derailment and collision that left dozens injured outside New York City was not the result of foul play, officials said Saturday, but a fractured section of rail is being studied to determine if it is connected to the accident. National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said Saturday […]

Fight over parking at state beaches heats up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunbathers flocking to Southern California beaches are used to feeding the meter or paying a parking attendant. Not so along the less developed north coast where it’s customary to ditch cars on the shoulder of Highway 1 to surf, swim or picnic. That sandy line that long defined the state’s disparate […]

Heart valve replacement process wins prize

A new approach to tissue preparation that makes heart valve replacements less likely to be rejected by the body’s immune system — potentially giving transplant patients longer, healthier lives swept top honors at UC Davis’ 13th annual Big Bang! Business Plan Competition. ViVita Technologies, a team comprising a UCD veterinarian and three biomedical engineering doctoral students, […]