Lauren Keene

Anaheim, where The Force is with you

You could smell The Force at the Anaheim Convention Center. Oh, there were other aromas emanating from the crowd at Star Wars Celebration, but the palpable sense of anticipation managed to overwhelm the senses. From the lucky few who camped overnight to score tickets to be in the room with JJ Abrams, to the less […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Feeding a vegan: In Davis, it’s easy

Sometimes, your life partner will make a decision that irrevocably changes your life. My day of reckoning came when Norma decided to go with a full-on vegan diet. (For those of you who’ve lived in Davis for less than a week, that’s “vegetarian” to the extreme — no animal products of any kind … no cheese, […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Weather clarification

Tuesday’s edition of the Accuweather “Daily Almanac” indicated a record high of 114 degrees on Sunday. This was the reading taken Sunday morning for the previous 24 hours, meaning that 114 was the high for Saturday, June 29. The previous record for June 29 was 108 degrees, set in 1918. Sunday’s high temperature was 105 […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A viewer’s guide to various versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’

OK, it’s December and you feel like indulging in Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, but there are several versions on TV on multiple channels … and one of them is a musical. How do you choose? Fear not, gentle reader, for I am here to lead the way. I’ve seen them all, picked them apart and […]

December 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enterprise website wins at LMA contest

The Local Media Association announced the results of its 2012 Local Community Web Site Contest this month, and The Davis Enterprise came home with a trio of awards. Competing among newspapers under 100,000 circulation, The Enterprise was named in the top spot for Best Architecture and Overall Design. The judges, from the Missouri School of […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Website gets a new look

The Davis Enterprise website gets a new look today, featuring revamped categories, an intuitive navigation bar and the option to purchase high-quality images directly from the site. Every story in the paper will appear online, together with others of its kind under the same, familiar categories from the print edition. Pull-down menus have been replaced […]

July 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

The world’s view of UC Davis

As video of UC Davis police pepper-spraying student demonstrators on Friday spread, commentators from around the world are weighing in. “Video of the incident shows police blasting seated protesters in the face with the chemical at close range.” — BBC “The reactions to it — cries of police brutality and pledges to reconvene protesters on […]

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

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