Here we are, approaching the first day of Christmas, and if you’re like me, you still have loads of shopping to do.
If you have a hard-to-buy for person on your list, I feel it’s my duty — my gift, if you will — to help locals find just the right thing. Sure, we could jump on the Internet or scour those big-box store ads, but where’s the joy — nay — the creativity in that?
This being the city of all things odd and interesting, let’s take the classic Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” and give it a Davis twist to help guide our shopping spree. We’re going to start on the final verse because if you really have shopping still to do, you don’t have time for us to go through all 12 verses.
On the 12th day of Christmas, my (insert relation here) gave to me:
OK, it’s December and you feel like indulging in Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, but there are several versions on TV on multiple channels … and one of them is a musical. How do you choose? Fear not, gentle reader, for I am here to lead the way. I’ve seen them all, picked them apart and […]
Coby Yamauchi was 7 years old when his older cousin, Richard O’Brien, introduced him to the wonders of the Xbox. The introduction could not have come at a better time: Coby had recently been diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder that had robbed him of his ability to run around on a field with friends, kick […]
Solano Land Trust is recruiting new guides, known as docents, to lead tours at Jepson Prairie, a preserve south of Dixon. Docents are volunteers who graduate from docent training for a specific land trust property and serve as knowledgeable guides on that property. Solano Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) public benefit organization that permanently protects […]
Capay Valley farmer Jim Durst has donated 19,953 pounds of fresh produce — including zucchini, snap peas and tomatoes — to the Food Bank of Yolo County this year. He is a longtime member of the Food Bank’s board of directors. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
When local farmer Jim Durst’s workers combed through the recent harvest of butternut squash from his fields, it was business as usual — meaning they ensure that some of the vegetables are set aside for charitable agencies. “Only the cosmetically good ones go to retail anyways,” Durst said. “The ones with little blemishes, or the misshapen, we […]
ROME (AP) — Italy’s president dissolved parliament Saturday, setting the stage for general elections in February and leaving only one lingering question from Premier Mario Monti’s 13-month term trying to fix Italy’s troubled finances: whether he will run. Monti will announce his decision Sunday, ending weeks of speculation and jockeying that have dominated Italy’s political […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Heavy rain, pounding waves and plenty of snow in the mountains were all in the forecast as Northern Californians braced for a weekend of wintry weather and potential delays in holiday travel. As one storm system moved through the region Saturday, a second, more powerful system was expected to hit the […]
The rain stopped and the sky cleared just in time for Saturday evening’s candlelight vigil in support of grieving families in Newtown, Conn. The event, which took place eight days after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was organized by a Davis mother at Candy Cane Court in Wildhorse. “Like most folks, I […]
Share the joy What: Davis Food Co-op’s 27th annual Christmas Eve Holiday Meal, offering a full traditional and vegan meal When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude It takes 150 pounds of potatoes to make 800 servings of mashed potatoes, and […]
* Editor’s note: The following column was first published in December 2000. “What if Jesus was born in Davis?” Asked the provocative headline hidden deep between the creases of The Davis Enterprise one day last week. Yeah, what if Jesus was born in Davis? What would that have been like? Said the first line in […]
The holidays will be a lot brighter for 651 Davis children, thanks to the second annual Davis Community Gift Project, which took place on Saturday. Low-income families from throughout the community were invited to visit a special toy shop at Davis Community Church where parents could pick out new toys and other gifts for their […]
Police on Saturday used a Taser to subdue a 32-year-old Davis man whom they arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. At about 5:30 a.m., four officers responded to a call on the 900 block of J Street from a caller who said a man was threatening […]