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Earth-centered author comes to Avid Reader

The Avid Reader bookstore will present Marin writer, poet and Earth advocate Mary Reynolds Thompson and her new book, “Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness.” She will speak at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the bookstore, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “In this rich and captivating work, Reynolds Thompson […]

Winters agri-tour visits Four Winds Nursery

The Winters Chamber of Commerce will hold its second agri-tour of the year on Wednesday, May 6, at Four Winds Nursery, on Sackett Lane in rural Winters. Four Winds is a third-generation family farm. Floyd Dillion created the first commercial dwarf citrus in 1946 and founded Four Winds Nursery. Four Winds has three growing locations: […]

Dr. G featured on the radio

“Heart to Heart” with Dr. G airs at noon Wednesday, May 6, on KDRT, 95.7 FM. She offers practical and heart-minded approaches to living life on the light and wise side. The program replays at 11 a.m. Friday

Tuleyome hosts Snow Mountain camping trip

Nature lovers are invited to join Tuleyome on Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10, for a camping trip to Snow Mountain. Participants will car-camp on May 9 at Letts Lake Campground and hike the 9 miles roundtrip and 2,200-foot elevation gain to the top of Snow Mountain on May 10. Snow Mountain, rising high above the surrounding landscape, is […]

Fresh cherries at Sutter market

Gotelli Farms bring their California cherries to Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market on Thursday, May 7. Gotelli Farms is a family business that started in the 1920s, and grows numerous varieties of cherries, including Bing, golden Rainier, brook and coral. Shoppers also will find Yolo County blueberries, blueberry balsamic vinegar and olive oil, strawberries, apricots, almonds, jam, local honey […]

Make Mom a warm vanilla sugar scrub

Enterprise staff Homemade sugar scrub with natural sugars and oils is great for exfoliating skin naturally. And Mom will love the smell and feel of this sweet gift. Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup almond oil 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract Mix all ingredients. Use 1 […]

The secret to Mother’s Day gifting success: Give time, not stuff

Special to The Enterprise She nursed you through countless cases of childhood sniffles, taught you to tie your shoes and make a mean omelet, and she’s still your go-to source for good advice and your favorite home-baked cookies. Are you really going to just give mom a pair of socks and some flowers for Mother’s […]

Letter book is series of collected missives thanking Mom

By Leanna Italie The Associated Press Moms. Everybody has one. Not everybody remembers to thank them when it’s well deserved. In time for Mother’s Day, Lisa Erspamer takes care of that in her third “letter” book, a series of collected missives that has already covered some written by humans to their dogs and cats. The […]

If your mom fancies something fancy, consider a tea party

By Alison Ladman The Associated Press Some moms want a spa day. Some moms crave chocolate. And some moms just want a little fancy pampering. If your mom falls into that last category, consider throwing her a tea party this Mother’s Day. And it’s so much easier than it sounds. Brew up some of her favorite teas. Purchase […]

Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions. The fee would start at $175 and increase to $1,400 per car by 2018. It would […]

For the record

The city of Davis’ Wednesday water workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the designated Wednesdays in the Game Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The time was omitted from Thursday’s story. ———— Due to incorrect information provided to The Enterprise, the date of Rick Karban’s free public lecture on “Volatile […]

Environmentalists criticize changes to delta plan

OAKLAND (AP) — Environmentalists on Thursday criticized a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to dramatically scale back wildlife habitat restoration involved in a massive tunnel project intended to channel fresh water aroundCalifornia’s delta. The revision calls for restoring 30,000 acres of wildlife habitat, down from an initial 100,000 acres. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, slammed the […]

Bob Dunning: It’s no picnic downtown without the parade

PICNIC PROBLEMS PERSIST … sorry to hear that we appear to be backsliding with bad behavior on Picnic Day after several years of apparent progress … If our town’s alcohol providers continue to put profits ahead of public safety, it’s time for UC Davis to completely divorce itself from the downtown scene … one quick […]

With collective’s help, you can fix it yourself at Bike Forth

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of five stories profiling local bicycle-related nonprofit organizations. The Davis Bike Collective is one of many loosely aligned organizations across the country that brings bike enthusiasts together for support and to learn how to maintain their bikes. Founding member Jonathan Woolley points out that the […]

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