Beginning folk dance class starts Tuesday

The Davis Art Center is offering a four-week beginning folk dance class on Tuesday evenings, April 9-30, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Students will learn easy traditional and contemporary folk dances from many countries in a fun social environment. The class, taught by Barbara Linderholm, is a good transition into Davis Art Center’s ongoing international folk dance class, which meets […]

As child care costs rise, families seek alternatives

By Sam Roberts Child care costs have nearly doubled since the mid-1980s, but the portion of families paying for care has dropped, according to a new Census Bureau report. The report suggested that more families appear to be availing themselves of alternatives, including care provided by relatives and after-school programs. It also found that the […]

All eyes on Facebook mobile event

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, a move that comes as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers. Advertisers are not far behind. Though mobile ads have been a big concern for Facebook’s investors since before the company’s initial public offering […]

Thousands of Palestinians protest in West Bank

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank in a show of outrage Thursday over the deaths of two Palestinian protesters killed in clashes with Israel and a third Palestinian who died of cancer in an Israeli prison. In Gaza, militants fired a rocket that landed in […]

Before I graduate … : Art project sees Aggies’ dream in chalk

I want to get into a good med/dent. school. To become a Renaissance woman Rule the world. On the patio of the Memorial Union on Wednesday, UC Davis students used chalk to scrawl their goals and some silliness onto six pieces of plywood that Henry Lam painted like one big blackboard. At the top, Henry, a […]

Tastings to benefit organic farming foundation

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host wine and beer tastings in April, May and June to benefit the Organic Farming Research Foundation. The first beer tasting is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, or $5 to taste the slate. The Organic Farming Research […]

Co-op donates wine-tasting funds to SADVC

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, announces a donation of $1,319 to the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center. The donation is the result of wine tastings held at the store in January, February and March. SADVC served more than 2,050 survivors of violence in 2011. Its mission is to eliminate […]

Teen arrested in burglary case

Davis police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday on suspicion of committing a residential burglary. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the investigation into the March 26 break-in in the 2500 block of Regis Drive led to the Davis teen being identified as a suspect. He was taken into custody on El Cemonte Drive and lodged at Yolo […]

Senior Center plans celebration of India

India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than 1 billion people, and it’s the focus of this year’s Senior Center International Party from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Tickets are $10 per person or $8 for Senior Citizens of Davis members and […]

Maurer leads Quail Ridge talk and walk

Frank Maurer of the Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy will give a presentation about Quail Ridge Reserve at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southern end of Lake Berryessa. The talk will precede an easy walk led by Maurer at 10 a.m. […]

For the record

A photo caption Tuesday incorrectly identified Gerry Brown, a customer of the UC Davis Meat Lab. She is an equine science lecturer. 

Local slacklining pioneer is no slacker

Suspended 200 feet above the Cosumnes River Gorge on a flat, 1-inch-wide line, Jerry Miszewski put one foot in front of the other and crossed the 451-foot-wide expanse to complete the world’s longest highline walk last year.

Unlike tightrope walking, Miszewski is a slackliner — an up-and-coming sport that uses flat, webbed, elastic lines that athletes walk across or use to perform acrobatic feats.

In the early days of the sport, Miszewski wouldn’t have been able to complete the world-record walk. He had to design his own equipment first.

In Colorado, Obama presses for gun measures

By Jim Kuhnhenn DENVER (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that steps taken recently by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show “there doesn’t have to be a conflict” between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership. “I believe there’s […]

Bob Dunning: We’d all have straight-A kids

PLEASE CLOSE THE GATE BEHIND YOU … we all know by heart the old saying mom and dad passed along about sticks and stones and broken bones, but we’ve learned over time that the part that says “words can never hurt me” is simply not true … words are powerful … words spoken harshly on […]