Phister-Komosa engagement

Ann Komosa and Joseph “Joey” Richard Phister are engaged to be married on May 26, 2012, at Saint Vincent De Paul Church in Chicago. The reception will be held downtown. The bride-elect is the daughter of Barbara and the late Stanley Komosa of Barrington Hills, Ill. She is a 2001 graduate of Rolling Meadows High […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Dahls celebrate 50th anniversary

Sheldon T. Dahl and Susan Boyack Dahl of Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 13, 2011. The couple met at Brigham Young University. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 27, 1961. Sheldon is a retired educator and Susan is a retired […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Nominations open for Golden Heart Awards

Nomination forms for the 2012 Golden Heart Awards are now available at The Golden Heart Awards recognize outstanding youths in grades seven through 12 in the Davis community in two categories. The service award recognizes someone who has given outstanding service to their community, peers or school. The personal challenge award recognizes an individual who […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Study challenges link between poverty, fast food

Special to The Enterprise SACRAMENTO — A new national study of eating out and income shows that fast-food dining becomes more common as earnings increase from low to middle incomes, weakening the popular notion that fast food should be blamed for higher rates of obesity among the poor. “There is a correlation between obesity and […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Central Park Gardens welcomes visitors Saturday

Central Park Gardens will host its fifth annual open house and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in conjunction with the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival. This year, the garden volunteers are proud to be unveiling two new permanent garden features: a sculptural sundial created by artist Angela Ridgway and […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Katehi elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi took a place in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences earlier this month. Katehi was among 177 top artists, scientists, scholars, authors and leaders to receive the honor from one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies. Of them, no fewer than 17 have current ties to the University […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Lewis graduates from Culinary Institute of America

Travis Mason Lewis has graduated with an associate degree in occupational studies from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Lewis is a Davis native and graduate from Martin Luther King High School. As part of his studies, he performed as the butcher/tournant in charge of all proteins in the kitchen of the […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Easy water conservation in the garden

Water rates are in the news, and we at Red Barn Nursery are getting more interest in lower-water landscaping. It is estimated that 80 percent of residential water use is outside, with a very large percentage of that due to the lawn. There are a number of easy ways to reduce your landscape water use. […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Fall wine-tasting benefits Advanced Treble Choir

A tasting of locally grown and produced artisan wines from Rominger West Winery will be paired with an assortment of fruit, cheeses and cookies at a fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 6, for the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir. The choir will perform during the event. Guests ages 21 and older will gather from 4:30 to […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Testing the limits of tipsy

The Wall Street Journal (which should know better) recently conducted an experiment with some partygoers to explore the world of drinking and drunkenness. The results of the experiment, plus some wise words about drinking and driving, were contained in a report that carried the same headline as this column. The WSJ report was made in […]

October 27, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Students invited to enter VFW essay contests

Are you proud of your country? Is there pride in serving in our military? Students in grades 6-12 are being asked to answer those questions in two youth essay contests sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Last year, more than 160,000 students nationwide participated in the contests and more than $3.4 million in scholarships, savings […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Raven appointed to Corrections Standards Authority

Jonathan Raven, 46, of Davis, has been appointed to the California Corrections Standards Authority. Raven has been chief deputy district attorney for the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office since 2007 and was director of the Office of Victim Services for the California Department of Justice from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that, he worked in the […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

From field to fork: Chicken broth, not Grandma’s way

DanKennedyW Grandma Knapp believed that chicken soup could cure a great many ailments, and so did Grandma Chabza. Their names take my wife and me back to another era. Grandma Knapp had 11 children. My mother was the last. Grandma lived in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and her husband drove a delivery truck for Drake’s Bakery. There […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

On the go: Questions answered by TripAdvisor

By Lesley Carlin Q: Thanks to a new job requiring business travel, I have elite status with a hotel chain’s loyalty program. I’ve been getting gifts in my room — a basket of fruit, chocolates and, on a couple of occasions, half-bottles of wine. I have two questions. First, am I supposed to tip or […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,