Poetry, painting and dance overlap in life of Edythe Haendel Schwartz

Edythe Haendel Schwartz has an art exhibit hanging at the International House this month. She also has a recently published book of poems. And she’s a dancer with the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop’s Second Wind group. You could say she leads a life for the arts. Her interest in the visual arts is lifelong. Growing […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Today’s casual decor meets ‘Downton Abbey’ style

By Amy Lorentzen Intrigued by the drama and inspired by the sophistication of British aristocrats in “Downton Abbey,” some fans are plotting to bring the series’ style into their own homes, from gilded finishes to opulent upholstery to portrait paintings. “We’ve gone so casual in the last decade in terms of home decor. I think […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Incubator allows local business to take root

An entrepreneur may have all the qualities required to run a successful business, but it could all be for naught if he or she lacks a fleshed-out business model, convincing sales pitch or a network of experts to call upon.

But with Davis Roots in town, such things should daunt those with incentive no longer.

Davis Roots is a local start-up business accelerator created by Anthony Costello and Andy Hargadon, who launched the program last May. So far, two businesses and local leaders have nothing but good things to say about their presence.

Happy hours in the garden: Grow your own cocktails

By Dean Fosdick Gardening can be an intoxicating hobby, especially if the botany is booze-related. Consider the possibilities: grapes fermented into wine, corn distilled into bourbon, hops used to flavor beer and fruit to sweeten liqueurs. Why run to a liquor store when you can savor the harvest from your own cocktail garden? Three processes […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police: Woodland man stabs sleeping wife

A Woodland man faces attempted murder and child endangerment charges after allegedly stabbing his wife in the chest early Wednesday morning as she lay sleeping next to the couple’s young daughter. Guillermo Aldama, 35, was arrested at the scene of the stabbing, which Woodland police Sgt. Steve Guthrie said occurred at about 1 a.m. at […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Time for play

UC Davis firefighters take a break from their regular duties Saturday morning to build a climbing platform at the playground adjacent to Aggie Village, a neighborhood along First Street on the UC Davis campus. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo playgroundW UC Davis firefighters build a climbing platform in the playground adjacent to Aggie Village. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Freshen up your home and garden

Here are some spring cleaning tips to prepare your house and garden for the season: * Unplug your electronics and use an electrostatic cloth to wipe all surfaces, front, back, underneath and especially the vents. Once a month, spray compressed air into all crevices of keyboards and disk drawers. * In the spring, you can […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Medieval artifact, civil rights march explored at Senior Center

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., offers two programs in the coming weeks. The Bayeux Tapestry is a medieval artifact that visually chronicles the events surrounding the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Kendra Smith of the UC Davis English department will take participants through some of the most memorable scenes and captions of this piece […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Waldorf hosts preschool garden play date

Families with preschool-aged children are invited to attend the Davis Waldorf School’s garden play date from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27. Children can play in the preschool yard while their parents get to know one another. “Make a craft from the garden with your child and enjoy a simple treat,” a news release […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up now for DPNS

Davis Parent Nursery School is accepting applications its their play group and nursery school sessions for the 2013-14 school year. Applications are available online at www.davisparentnurseryschool.com. The deadline is Monday, April 1. For more information, contact the registrars at [email protected]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Furloughs close libraries on Sunday, Monday

All branches of the Yolo County Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, due to staff furloughs. Library items will not be due nor fees accrued during the closure. Meeting rooms will be unavailable and book drops will be closed. During the closure, and as with every other day of the year, online library services […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Scenic photography showcased at Woodland meeting

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a free program on the scenic photography of Bob Evans at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Evans has lived in Northern California since 1960 and has spent more than 30 years photographing the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park and most of the […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scouts will pick up food donations on Saturday

Several hundred Boy Scouts and their parents canvassed the town last weekend, distributing close to 13,000 fliers announcing the annual Boy Scout Food Drive. The fliers notified residents that the Scouts will be back Saturday to pick up donations for the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s food closet. STEAC is a Davis nonprofit that provides food, […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cramped kitchen is treated to tasteful makeover

By Candice Olson The kitchen is the heart of the home, but what do you do if your kitchen is distinctly unappetizing? Victor and May inherited a dysfunctional kitchen renovation from the previous owners of their home, who managed to butcher the space with a choppy layout and a monstrous obstacle of an island. May […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,