There was a study done in the 1950s by Leon Festinger and James Carlsmith where students were paid either $20 or $1 to do a boring task. The students were then asked to evaluate the task. You might think that the people who earned only a dollar to turn pegs in a board for an […]
Attendees at Wednesday night’s Campus Community Book project discussion at the Mondavi Center were in for a night of enlightenment, if not solutions. In fact, author Matt Taibbi — a contributing editor and investigative journalist for Rolling Stone Magazine — told the audience with some resignation that the country’s superficiality has made us “more worried about […]
ALPINE MEADOWS — The Davis High School ski team saw another fantastic finish on the slopes of Alpine Meadows in Monday’s second giant slalom of the season. Both the boys and girls teams took first, combining for first place overall. For those keeping score at home, the Blue Devils have won all four ski races […]
Attend a lecture John Philip Newell will present three lectures in Davis. Note: The ticket prices are designed only to cover costs for the weekend (travel and food); this is not a for-profit endeavor. * Friday, Feb. 12: “The Sacredness of the Earth,” lecture and reception, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Davis Community Church Fellowship […]
The whiteboard announced, “Mystery ingredient: Root vegetables” as visitors to the inaugural Carlton Senior Living Iron Chef competition took their seats Wednesday.
The format is familiar to many who enjoy cooking shows: Two chefs compete in a timed event, each creating dishes with a distinct ingredient, in hopes of wowing a panel of judges.
The hometown favorite was Carlton Senior Living’s own chef, Andrew Moret, “who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, the Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine in China and Ideas in Food in San Francisco,” a news release said. Moret has been the head chef at Carlton Senior Living for nearly two years.
ALPINE MEADOWS — It would not be hyperbolic to say that Monday was magnificent in the Sierra Nevada. The dumping of snow that has caused two race postponements so far this season came together in a perfect day for slalom racing at Alpine Meadows. Adding to Monday’s majesty was a special guest appearance by DHS Principal […]
When I got to The Enterprise office one day last week, editor Debbie Davis told me and associate editor Sebastian Oñate about the hard-fought battle she’d had with our main printer. She spent about half an hour trying to free it of the plastic stuff that had wedged its way from the toner cartridge into […]
I arrived at Momentum Dance & Fitness studio in Davis about 15 minutes early and peeked down the hall at the Bollywood class in progress.
While I was sitting in the lobby, a couple of young women came in and chatted about the burlesque class we were all here for. When a young woman emerged from a dressing room, fussing with her outfit and doing a lot of adjusting, the scope of the evening became a little clearer.
As the other two women in the lobby oohed and ahhed at her, admiring her gold lamé costume, her long blond wig and sultry makeup, I thought, “She seems kind of dressed up for a fitness class.”
SQUAW VALLEY — After a 15-year absence, the Davis High ski team had a glorious return to the slopes of Squaw Valley on Monday, winning the opening slalom of the 2016 prep season. The resort’s challenging courses and efficient race department crew made the picture-perfect day even better. As is often the case, depth helped […]
“I did a lot of stuff on campus that grabbed attention,” said artist Dolph Gotelli about his time as a design professor at UC Davis.
Things like putting aliens out in front of Mrak Hall garnered responses from UCD administrators, “little notes like ‘be careful with what you’re doing, don’t cover the statues!’ ” Gotelli said.
Grabbing attention now is his newly opened museum in Folsom, the Museum of Wonder & Delight, which features Gotelli’s collection of vintage toys and antique dolls, international folk art and holiday-themed exhibits.
International bestselling novelist and Davis resident John Lescroart says he was “completely bowled over, knocked out, flattered and shocked!” to be informed that he’d won the 2016 Silver Bullet Award. The award was established by International Thriller Writers, in conjunction with Reading is Fundamental, and recognizes outstanding and meritorious achievement in philanthropic endeavors. Lescroart humbly […]
If you read The Enterprise with any regularity, you’ve likely noticed that the Davis school board is considering a plan to implement later start times for high school and junior high students. I have followed this issue with a lot of interest, in large part because my younger son, T, hates to get up in the […]