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Davis joins ranks of Startup Weekend hosts

Startup Weekend — the largest entrepreneurial get-together ever seen within Davis’ city limits — is planned for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17.

Aspiring entrepreneurs from Chicago, Washington, D.C., and even Tokyo will gather that same weekend in their respective metropolis’ hubs for what is being referred to as the Global Startup Battle.

But this is the first time Davis is listed among those participating in the international event. The impetus for local involvement was a nudge from Sacramento, a city that has been a part of the phenomenon for the past few years.

Local artist making creative house numbers a Davis staple

There has long been a theme in Davis artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon’s ceramic artwork: the juxtaposition of beautiful and grotesque things. But the former is a descriptor most fitting for the functional artwork that has become an ornament on the exterior of more than 10 Davis abodes. The recent project she’s dabbling […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ambitious blog editor reflects on Davis upbringing

Meet the editor Who: Anna Holmes, editor of “The Book of Jezebel” When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Anna Holmes may have bylines in The Washington Post, Time and Newsweek, but the first time her name was pressed with ink onto newsprint was in the Davis High School […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Blue Devils cage Cardinals in final DVC tennis matchup

After the Davis High girls tennis team faced Laguna Creek on Thursday, Blue Devil mentor Sally Hosley commented that what the local girls need for success in the postseason is confidence. Certainly then, DHS’ shutout victory over the Cardinals at the Community Park Tennis Complex was the right prescription. Thursday’s contest also marked the end […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis volleyball win over Grant wasn’t all smiles

While most of the Davis High girls volleyball team’s battle with Grant on Thursday night was an example of the local squad at its best — there were moments when the Blue Devils were also at their worst. But DHS emerged from The Cage triumphant, winning 25-13, 23-25, 28-26, 25-8 to improve to 5-2 in Delta […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil girls water polo squad shine against Rams

Hot off the 500th win in program history — a milestone achieved last week — the Davis High girls water polo team went into Thursday’s matchup against St. Mary’s seeming rather unshakable. And that assumption ended up holding true as the Blue Devils stomped the Rams, 12-3, at Arroyo Pool. DHS coach Doug Wright was […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS boys dodge a near-comeback by St. Mary’s

Leave the door open by playing like gentlemen, and your opponent is going to walk through it. That’s the lesson Davis High water polo coach Tracy Stapleton has been trying to instill in his boys, and certainly it was relevant in their battle with St. Mary’s on Thursday. Though the Blue Devils ended up narrowly […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Local farm’s story resonates near and far

Kids sent off to college, weddings, funerals, worry, hope; there’s a vast array of things one may witness in five years’ worth of a family’s life.

And in the creation of “The Last Crop,” a film that focuses on a local family farm’s uncertain future, documentarian Chuck Schultz has seen all the above.

For the past five years, Schultz has been a fly on the wall, so to say, watching Jeff and Annie Main of Good Humus Produce in Yolo County experience plenty of milestones.

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged , ,

DCC will lean on new interim pastor

A parish faces acclivity after the departure of a longtime religious leader — namely, the journey for a new one. But the Rev. Stephen Brewer joined Davis Community Church in mid-July to provide help on the climb forward. He will serve as interim pastor while the congregation conducts a search for a new pastor to […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mustangs hand Davis its first DVC net loss

Fickle is the nature of momentum in volleyball, as the Davis High girls team can attest to after their loss to Monterey Trail on Tuesday. That’s because the Blue Devils would’ve been assumed to claim victory in The Cage if one were to judge by the beginning of each game in the 25-16, 24-26, 25-18, […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cool Davis inspires thousands to be efficient

A rich aroma of sizzling garlic and green beans in a bubbling orange-colored curry wafts skyward from a smoking cast iron pan.

An audible “mmm” is heard, emanating from somewhere within the crowd that’s gathered to watch the cooking demonstration at the Cool Davis Festival in Central Park on Saturday.

UC Davis Chef Sal Gagliano was responsible for the fragrant display. And besides the tasty indulgence it offered (in the form of free samples), it fit thematically with the annual festival’s environmentally friendly purpose.

“All this produce is sourced from (UCD’s) Student Farm,” Gagliano explained …

Woodland man arrested on domestic violence charge

A Woodland man allegedly beat his ex-wife and broke his court order before getting arrested in Davis on Saturday. Davis police Sgt. Frank Tenedora said officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Second Street at approximately 1:41 a.m. after receiving reports of domestic violence. Once there, the officers confirmed reports of a conflict, and […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Citizen steps in for arrest of man with broken bottle

A Davis resident who reportedly wielded a broken glass bottle was arrested by a citizen, and then police, on Friday night. The incident began at 9:33 p.m. with reports of an ongoing argument on Bidwell Street in northeast Davis. A 23-year-old man, Austin Tanner, allegedly had broken a bottle and was holding it in an […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Blue Devil golfers living up to expectations

Davis High girls golf mentor Rhonda Mohr told The Enterprise at the onset of the 2013 season that her squad felt special this year, maybe the best she’s ever seen. Mohr echoed that sentiment during Thursday’s outing at Wildhorse Golf Course as she watched every single one of her Blue Devils card under 90 for […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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