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From the Ground Up: La Superior SuperMercados in Woodland is the real deal

Bright piñatas hang over mounds of watermelons, pineapples, limes and mangos in open bins as we walk through the front doors of La Superior SuperMercados in Woodland. The 12-year-old Sacramento-based chain of Mexican grocery stores, with seven locations in the Sacramento area, is owned by Uriel Barajas. It caters to Spanish-speaking people for the most […]

What’s happening for youths

Sept. 1-30 * Submissions are being accepted all month for a Citywide Photo Contest sponsored by the Davis Community Services Department. Participants will be split into three age groups: 6-11, 12-17 and over 18. Categories include portraits, environment, black and white, and more. For rules and details on how to submit photos, visit www.cityofdavis.org, or […]

City offers smart cycling program for elementary students

Get your bells and your bike baskets ready, because the city of Davis is beginning a new program for third- through sixth-graders called Smart Cycling. The program includes instruction of smart and safe bicycling techniques and etiquette. Participants will utilize their new knowledge to explore Davis utilizing the city’s extensive bike trails and residential streets. This […]

College corner: Why college is worth it

After a summer break, I wanted to start the college corner column with a broad topic: Is college worth it? Parents and students are facing more pressure than ever when it comes to college, which has led many to ask this question. Rising tuition and large student debt loads — an average of $24,803 for […]

Field to Fork: Comparing apples to apples … to mustard

Earlier this month, Diane and I dropped in on the Dane County farmers market in Madison, Wis., shopping for both vegetables and trout. It was our night to cook for the relatives, and of course I wondered how their farmers market stacked up. Well, it’s bigger. Much, much bigger, filling four long blocks that form […]

Try these sack-lunch recipes for grown-ups

Working in Downtown Davis means never being hungry at lunch! Sadly, that also means a big lunch bill at the end of the week — at the most modest, even a sandwich, bag of chips and drink will run you $7. Add to that the “expense” in calories, since it’s awfully easy to decide that […]

Grilling in foil is simple, with easy clean-up

Food Network Kitchens Special to The Enterprise Try a new cookout dish: fun and easy foil packs. How to make a foil packet: Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. Put the ingredients in the center of the foil. Bring the short ends of […]

Name droppers: Lifetime achievement award for Dunning

Harrison C. “Hap” Dunning has received a lifetime achievement award from The Bay Institute recognizing his 40-plus years of environmental advocacy. The Bay Institute works for the conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed. Dunning is professor emeritus of law at UC Davis. Dunning, who helped establish King Hall’s environmental law program, has been a member […]

Don Shor: Eleven heavenly lovelies for August

August is a transitional month in valley gardens. Summer vegetable gardens are reaching the peak of harvest. The flowers you planted in spring may be passing their prime. July heat has taken its toll on parts of the garden. Wholesale growers have their first flats of winter vegetables and cool-season flowers, but it certainly doesn’t […]

Name droppers: Student takes a ‘Gulf Island Journey’

Barbara Shvareva, a junior high school student in Davis, recently attended a program titled “Gulf Island Journey” at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Dauphin Island, Ala. The Gulf Island Journey is part of the Discovery Hall Programs, the DISL’s education and outreach department. The program is designed to encourage students’ interest in science, enhance […]

Putting lime back in the light: Citrus fruit wows with steak, guacamole

By Daniel Neman Toledo Blade Pity the poor lime. Its more glamorous cousin, the lemon, gets all the love. It doesn’t have to be this way. The lime, too, can take its rightful place among the citrus fruits. Lemons may taste cleaner and crisper and brighter, but the lime’s flavor is more complex. Lime is […]

From the Ground Up: Here are some summer drinks to remember

By Ann M. Evans and Georgeanne Brennan Special to The Enterprise We often talk of the experience of different meals we’ve had, but in recent months we’ve both been struck by the extraordinary drinks we’ve had and how the memory of the experience can be reconstructed, sip by sip, at home. Each of our collective […]

Percy and Rita Krich celebrate 70 years

Percy and Rita (Shane) Krich of Davis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 23, 2013. Percy Krich married “the girl next door,” Rita Shane, when their families lived next to each other in Los Angeles. Percy’s family had come from Canada, and Rita’s from New York. They married during World War II, when Percy served as […]

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