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DHS skiers win their first race of the season

SUGAR BOWL RESORT — What a difference a year makes … Last year’s Feb. 4 Enterprise story about a giant slalom at Sugar Bowl reported, “The Davis High ski team led the pack on another short giant slalom course at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on Monday, with the fastest times recorded coming in at just […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Get fit — financially, organizationally, physically

Make resolutions stick By making your New Year’s resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance you’ll keep them throughout the year, incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life. The American Psychological Association offers these tips when thinking about a new year’s resolution: * Start small: Make resolutions that you think you can keep. If, for example, […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

UCD growth: See the plans, take the survey

Although UC Davis unveiled its long-range development plan in October, it is far from finalized. Don’t miss the chance to weigh in on the university’s growth plans. According to Bob Segar, UCD’s assistant vice chancellor for campus planning and community resources, the LRDP is “the closest thing we have to a city General Plan.” A series […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

2015: A year of tragedy, and opportunity

Murder in Davis again grabbed headlines in 2015 as a bar fight at KetMoRee turned deadly for Peter Alexander Gonzales. A murder-suicide and a 19-day-old baby found dead in a slough also were top stories for the year.

On the lighter side, The Cannery — the biggest housing development in Davis in many years — soon will see moving vans on its streets, innovation centers are making progress toward city ballots and UC Davis has presented its plans for growth.

After culling through all of the noteworthy stories of 2015, then voting on a list of 30 contenders, The Enterprise news staff presents the top 10 of this past year:

Are we there yet? When is it OK to ‘force’ a kid to have fun?

My husband, S, and I just returned from Davis High School’s ski team camp. The team of 60-plus ski racers spends three days training at Sugar Bowl with professional coaches, learning better skiing techniques as well as how to race slalom and giant slalom courses. (S and I manage the ski team, so we have […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Making spirits bright: Agave producer gives back

When you think of Mexico, many things come to mind: delicious food, beautiful beaches and mountains, and friendly people. Oh, and tequila.

Actually, to the informed, 100-percent agave spirits might better describe the indigenous drink.

“From a consumer perspective, it is essentially tequila,” said Craig Reynolds of Davis, co-founder of Dos Volcanes, an agave spirits maker with a mission. “The only thing that differentiates it (Dos Volcanes) is the three miles outside the (official tequila) border,” Reynolds said.

Robinson’s ‘Mars’ trilogy heads to the small screen

The idea that one day, Mars will be colonized is certainly the stuff of science fiction. But with popular movies like “The Martian” and ambitious projects by the Dutch nonprofit Mars One — where more than 200,000 people from around the world applied for a one-way trip to Mars in 2025 — and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Human rights studies take off at UC Davis

“The study of human rights allows us to respond to deeper questions about suffering, justice and power that transcend the established disciplines. Humanists should not simply write about the past; we must help shape the future.” — Mission of UC Davis Human Rights Studies program Why should college kids study human rights? “Students are looking […]

December 13, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? I feel like a bad mom when it comes to traditions

I’m a tad ashamed by my family’s lack of meaningful holiday traditions, which has become more obvious as my sons’ girlfriends experience our household through the changes of holiday seasons. Questions like “What do you do for Thanksgiving?” or “Where/when do you get your Christmas tree?” put me in a cold sweat, because we have […]

December 13, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis ranks 11th on list of best, worst small college towns

Living in a college town, Davisites are well aware of the advantages. But it’s nice when a national study points out the perks. Along these lines, the personal finance website WalletHub has just released its in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst College Cities & Towns in America: Davis came in 11th out of 116 […]

December 08, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gas leak at Cannery draws firefighters, utility workers

Workers digging near new homes at The Cannery in North Davis on Friday hit a natural gas line, resulting in crews from PG&E and the Davis Fire Department being dispatched. Davis fire Capt. Richard Moore said firefighters were sent at about 12:25 p.m. to Strawberry Terrace and Forbes Lane, where a tractor with an auger […]

December 06, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Allegiance pledged: 20 locals become citizens

Joy spread over Yueyue Fan’s face as she read her certificate to verify that all the information was accurate.

Her friend, Stacy Tanaka, took photos of her between the California and American flags as Fan beamed with pride. After 17 years, America was now officially home.

Fan, along with 19 other local immigrants, was sworn in as a U.S. citizen at a ceremony on Friday at UC Davis’ King Hall School of Law.

Melesungu Pale, an officer from the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Sacramento, led the proceedings, which included the soon-to-be citizens and their family and friends. The excited hum in the room was occasionally broken up by a young child squealing, while small American flags that …

Shhh! It’s a secret: Special store just gets better

T.J. McMorrow held up a pink foam hippopotamus for Zach Taylor to consider. Who, McMorrow asked, should get this gift?

Taylor looked at the sticky labels of printed names and decidedly pointed at his own.

“You? Is this gift for you? OK …” McMorrow said with a smile, and proceeded to wrap the hippo and put Taylor’s tag on the package. Next, he held up a pretty ceramic bracelet, which Taylor noted should go to his mom.

“How about the little stocking? Who do you think that should go to?”

Taylor looked over the list again, and pointed to a name.

“To Kaitlyn?” McMorrow asked, removing the sticker. The pair continued this …

Are we there yet? Constant contact might not be helicoptering

Recently my husband, S, told me about a study he’d read that gave a pretty high percentage of college students who say they are in daily contact with their parents. The study presented a negative perspective, as in, “Look how horrible it is that parents won’t let their kids develop into adults without trying to […]

November 29, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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