Bob Dunning: Bethlehem? Davis? What’s the difference?

* 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 […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Community Santas make for a merry Christmas

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 […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police use Taser during arrest of Davis man

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 […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

At the pond: Great horned owl is calling

Have you ever been owling? Have you listened for your resident great horned owl? Now is the time to go owling since December is when the great horned owls start calling and nesting. You can hear them at dawn and dusk. There is the rhythmic hoo hoodo hooooo hoo. I hadn’t experienced owling until last […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Brazilian students give back to community

After a spending a year at UC Davis, four students were heading home to Brazil, just in time for Christmas. Nagib C. Matni Neto, Allex de Souza Cabal, Amanda Micoksi Lins and Murillo Nicacio de Maraes discovered, however, that they had hundreds of dollars in Aggie Cash left on their cards. “While you or I might have […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Store owner stands up to robbers

Two would-be robbers walked away empty-handed after a Woodland merchant refused to hand over his loot, according to Woodland police. Sgt. Steve Sexton said two armed, masked men entered Hollywood Market, 1321 College St., at about 10:20 p.m. Thursday, threatening the store owner and demanding money. But when the owner armed himself with a metal […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Theft suspect leads Woodland cops on foot chase

A Woodland man wanted for violating his probation found himself back in jail custody Thursday after he allegedly led police on a foot pursuit. Paul Shuler Jr., 29, was a suspect in a recent vehicle and firearm theft when officers spotted him walking in the area of North and College streets at about 11:45 a.m. […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Rebekahs host second annual crab feed

The Davis Rebekah Lodge invites the public to its second annual Rebekah Lodge Crab Feed at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, 415 Second St. The crab feed is a charitable fundraiser, open to the general public. “If you like crab, this is the place. Our first crab feed earlier […]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Embroiderers will meet Jan. 3

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Marta Beres of Davis will give a presentation on the stitchery of her native Hungary. For more information, call Diane Moore at […]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tour Gibson House Museum on Dec. 30

Docents will lead guided tours of the Gibson House Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The tour will include an exhibit depicting the influence of the Chinese culture in Yolo County in the early years. For more information, contact the museum office at 530-666-1045 or [email protected]

December 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food Co-op wine-tastings to benefit SADVC

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host wine tastings in January, February and March to benefit the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County. The first tasting, on Friday, Jan. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., will be of “Amazing Wines under $10.” The cost is $1 per […]

January 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Home, Sweet, Home

Making a batch of 11 to 13 gingerbread houses is a three-day project for Albert Kutternig. Sweetened with only honey, his recipe also includes candied lemon and orange peels and walnuts. “And I had but one penny in the world,” wrote William Shakespeare, “Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” Albert’s cost a bit more: […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

For pastry chef, it’s never easy at Christmastime

At 4 a.m., Davis’ favorite developer, Albert Kutternig, gets to work.

Each December, he constructs a new subdivision of 40, 50, 60 houses with nary a complaint nor a zoning fight — because he builds with gingerbread.

The co-owner with his wife, Gloria, of Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Albert bakes perhaps a dozen kinds of cookies at Christmastime, along with yule log-shaped cakes and Christstollen, a marizpan bread with candied orange and lemon rinds, almonds, raisins and butter.

“My favorite to make is the gingerbread,” he said. “Maybe it has to do with my memories of Austria.”

Longtime ‘Santa’ goes on the radio

Longtime Davis resident Doug Hatton, who often portrays Santa Claus at public events, talks about what it has been like to hear the Christmas wishes of thousands of Davis kids over the years on the Christmas Eve edition of the KDRT program “Davisville.” KDRT is at 95.7 FM. The program, hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,