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Kim Orendor

No more excuses for not working out

So, how is your New Year’s fitness resolution coming along?

Can’t seem to find the time? Don’t feel like you have the right “look” for the fitness centers?

You’re not alone. Many people have trouble starting their New Year’s resolutions, and many others have trouble maintaining them.

In an effort to get more people on track and keep them going strong, the city of Davis Recreation Division is offering a cornucopia of …

January 04, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

UCD men’s hoops squad works to find its stride

Hampered by preseason injuries and the difficulty of learning a new system, the UC Davis men’s basketball team has had trouble finding its footing this season. However, with most everyone up and moving and the system making more sense, the Aggies are starting to right themselves. UCD (1-12, 0-1) played well in its Big West […]

January 03, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

The couples that weighs together, stays together

With the new year comes new resolutions — or a more defined course of action than the previous year. 2011: Lose weight. 2012: Do something to bring about losing weight. Adam and Jan Bridge were in a similar place in 2005. Each of them weighed more than 300 pounds. They had tried various diets, dropping […]

January 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

2011 in review: Global attention stings Davis

It’s been called UC Davis’ “darkest hour.”

The pepper-spraying of about a dozen nonviolent protesters by university police Nov. 18 on the campus Quad catapulted UCD into the headlines around the world and transformed the protesters into the poster children of the Occupy movement.

The spraying and its aftermath are The Enterprise news staff’s unanimous choice for top local story of 2011. With about a half-dozen investigations under way, with calls for Chancellor Linda Katehi’s resignation continuing unabated and with protesters vowing to renew their occupation in early January, the story promises to grab headlines for many months to come.

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Big West women’s basketball is a horse race

The theme of women’s basketball in the Big West Conference is now showing on a movie marquee near you: “War Horse.” The Mustangs of Cal Poly were tapped once again to claim the league title in a preseason media vote. However, the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara — who tied Cal Poly for a share […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis couple works at keeping it all local

Jen Wendt moved to Davis when she was 7 years old. She made friends and quickly felt at home. She graduated from Davis High in 1993, and soon after felt like it was time to leave the Northern California hamlet. The energetic raven-haired girl headed to Southern California, went to college, fell in love and […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UCD men hope for a fresh start in Big West

After taking a preseason pounding — most of it on the road — the UC Davis men’s basketball team is eager to start Big West Conference play. Before playing any games this season, the Aggies, now 1-11, were picked to finish seventh in the nine-team league. Long Beach State received 20 first-place votes from the […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sound the Sirens, these girls can hit

Alexis Vierra grew up in a house full of football fans. Her grandfather was a huge University of Southern California fan, so the “whole family was into football.” Vierra is now pushing it one step further by actually taking her place on the gridiron. The 2008 UC Davis graduate tried out on Dec. 3 for […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

There’s a seat at the Holiday Meal for you

Born from the hearts of two displaced people, the first Holiday Meal put together by the Davis Food Co-op was humble and close-knit.

It was a gathering for others who either didn’t have a place to go or the money to get away.

“It started out when two employees didn’t have a home to go for the holidays because they were lesbians and neither of their families would take them,” said Julie Cross, the education coordinator for the Co-op. “They decided to put together a meal for others who didn’t have a place to go.”

Approximately 600 guests are expected at Saturday’s Christmas Eve meal, the 26th annual celebration. The meal is open to everyone and runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. …

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Mother Nature gets some help on Putah Creek channel

WINTERS — Choked by brambles and filled with silt, Putah Creek was more dead than alive as it eased its way past the Winters pedestrian bridge.

The creek — more the size of a river — carried more water than it was meant to carry, due to man-made dams and gravel mining. At the end of summer, it was more than 60 feet wide and 8 to 12 feet deep. The slow-moving vast waterway held in heat, which was not conductive to native fish, which thrive in faster-moving cool water.

Now, less than three months later, Putah Creek is not only the right size but it is also a healthy, cool and fast-moving body of water.

“I’m really excited,” said Libby Earthman, the executive director of the nonprofit Putah Creek Council.

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

UCD sons of NBA fathers

UC Davis basketball players Tyrell Corbin, Corey Hawkins and Tyler Les grew up like a lot of boys, playing basketball with their dads. They learned how to pull up for a jumper, juke a defender out of his shoes or to stand up to pressure. Of course, they had one advantage that most children don’t […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Finding peace in the holiday hustle

Join in The Longest Night Service When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road FYI: Donations of wool and fleece scarves, hats and socks for the Interfaith Winter Rotating Shelter will be collected Blue Christmas Service When: 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Peace on Earth, […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

No matter how you spell their first names, these two are tough

Walking between classes or headed to The Pavilion for practice, neither Hana Asano nor Hannah Stephens attract much attention. They are of average height and if they’re not wearing a UC Davis women’s basketball uniform, a person may not even suspect they were on the team. However, put them in a uniform and on the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Winning is a ‘buzz’ for Aggie women

Assumptions are tricky things. Some people may assume that UC Davis women’s basketball head coach Jen Gross is an offense-minded leader, especially since she brought in an up-tempo offense when she was hired as an assistant in 2004. But Gross, who dominated the hardwood in UCD’s Recreation Hall from 1993 to 1997 as the lead […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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