Standing In: I say, bring on the food trucks!

Leave it to Bob Dunning to give me a perfect reason to enter his “Contest to Replace the Above Pictured Columnist.” He claimed in this very newspaper that I “offended nearly every other restaurant owner in town” because I stated, among other things, “There’s not lot of good food in Davis,” in response to Jonathan […]

Fly Fishers to hear about ‘Steelheading on the Feather’

Lance and Kirsten Gray will present “Steelheading on the Feather” at the next meeting of the Fly Fishers of Davis on Tuesday. The presentation covers history, angling information, access points, fly-fishing techniques and flies. Lance also will also demonstrate setting up rods and tying flies in a hands-on setting if time allows, and will provide […]

Retro video game event planned at library

Retro-gaming aficionado and expert Bill Kendrick will bring the dinosaurs of gaming — Sega, Atari, Nintendo and Gameboy — to the Stephens Branch Library for teens to play for free from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event takes place in the Blanchard Room of the library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. It is open to […]

Event honoring Earth features local author, musicians

The Cool Davis Initiative and the Village Homeowners Association invite community members to walk, bike or Rollerblade to a Moving Planet Event: An Evening in Honor of Earth featuring internationally acclaimed local author Kim Stanley Robinson and local musicians. Come for desserts and iced tea from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Village […]

Pinkerton learns the ropes as city manager

Davis’ new city manager, Steve Pinkerton, spent his first day on the job two weeks ago brushing up on local issues. But no amount of preparation could ready him for the marathon City Council meeting that started at 6:30 p.m. and ended nine hours later, just before daylight broke the following morning. That was his […]

City staff to ask for more time to cut $2.5 million from budget

City staff members will ask for an extension to find an additional $2.5 million in spending cuts — on top of a balanced budget — at the Davis City Council meeting Tuesday. The additional reductions, which will come from personnel costs, will be used to fund existing unmet needs, such as transportation and retiree health and […]

Obama to seek a new tax rate for wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to seek a new base tax rate for the wealthy to ensure that millionaires pay at least at the same percentage as middle income taxpayers. A White House official said the proposal would be included in the president’s proposal for long term deficit reduction that he will […]

Police: Convenience-store beating was a hate crime

A Saturday-morning assault on a clerk at an East Davis convenience store is being investigated as a hate crime, Davis police said. The suspect, 25-year-old Peter Lloyd Zuniga of Davis, is believed to have attacked the Quick Shop Market clerk because she is Russian, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. Zuniga has been lodged at the Yolo […]

Death toll in Reno plane crash up to 9

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The death toll rose to nine Saturday in an air race crash in Reno as investigators determined that several spectators were killed on impact as the 1940s-model plane appeared to lose a piece of its tail before slamming like a missile into a crowded tarmac. Moments earlier, thousands had arched their […]

Moving Day

Bill, David and Nancy Horstman of Orinda help their daughter/sister Ali move into the Segundo residence halls Saturday during freshmen move-in weekend at UC Davis. 
Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

Ready to Cruise-In

Curly Bunfill stands next to his 1956 Cadillac Eldorado during a recent Davis Cruise-In at The Marketplace shopping center. The Burmuda blue car was left to Bunfill by Rita Hayworth in her will, said the former silent Western film stuntman. The next Cruise-In will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Marketplace. These […]

Cleared for takeoff

UC Davis Raptor Center volunteer and supporter Carol Van Bruggen releases a rehabilitated red-tailed hawk at her property along the Sacramento River on Saturday. Just behind her is the center’s manager, Bret Stedman, who rehabilitated the hawk following surgery. The hawk was found on the ground June 2 in the town of French Camp, about […]

For the record

The headline on a story in Tuesday’s paper mischaracterized research by UC Davis professor Flagg Miller. Based on his research, Miller says Osama bin Laden’s role in al-Qaida — not 9/11 — has been exaggerated as well as the conspiracy theory of a years-long plan of terrorism against the west.

Music brings comfort to children who need it most

Whether it’s distracting the youngest patients from their pain with silly songs, engaging a bored teen stuck in isolation with piano lessons, or singing softly with a family at the bedside of a dying child, longtime Davis resident Kathy Lorenzato uses her passion for music to bring some measure of comfort to children who need it the most.

She has met, entertained and befriended more children than she can count. She is a constant, a familiar face to children with chronic diseases like sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis who repeatedly find themselves hospitalized.