No cheesy decisions here

Sumptuous cheeses and other specialty products are among the foods displayed along the perimeter of the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Both the Co-op and Woodland-based Nugget Markets say their customers are interested in fresh produce, meats and other perishables, so they showcase those products for ease of shopping. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Paper clip chain record-seeker needs volunteers

Remember Jester Jersey, the man who wanted to build the longest paper clip chain ever created in 24 hours? He is challenging the Guinness Book of World Records starting at 3 p.m. Monday and ending at 3 p.m. Tuesday.  In order to break the record, Jersey has calculated he will need to link 37 to 38 […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Jury selection continues in ‘sweethearts’ murder case

SACRAMENTO — Attorneys in the Richard Hirschfield double-homicide case wrapped up their fourth week of jury selection Thursday, with two more weeks to go until a panel is sworn in. Hirschfield, 63, is accused of kidnapping UC Davis students John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, both 18, from Davis on Dec. 20, 1980, and killing them […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Peña house items on display at museum

The 1890 Peña house at Fourth and D streets, home to the pioneering Peña family — including the late Narcissa Peña, who lived there all of her life — has been demolished. Through the generosity of the new owners of the property, some items have been salvaged and will be on display beginning Saturday at the Hattie […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Things are heating up

Things are heating up, and not just in the presidential election. James Hansen, one of the first to sound the alarm about climate change, recently published the results of a study examining the percentage of the Earth’s surface (not counting the oceans) that experiences “extreme heat” in the summer. According to the study, this percentage […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cowboy showman, folk dancers perform at fair

The Folklorico Latino de Woodland folk dance troupe and cowboy showman James Barrera will team up to perform at noon Sunday on the East Stage at the Yolo County Fair. The fairgrounds are at Gum Avenue and East Street in Woodland. This local Mexican folkdance group was created in 1986 as a focal point for […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nugget, Co-op find customers like perishables in prominent spot

Davis shoppers are particularly interested in fresh produce, meats and other perishables, say representatives of two locally based grocers — Nugget Market and the Davis Food Co-op. This is reflected in the way products are arranged, with an eye toward the route through the store that a typical customer pushing a shopping basket might take. […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

In grocery stores, the perimeters take center stage

By Stephanie Strom EAGAN, Minn. — The doors of the Cub Foods grocery store in this middle-class suburban city open onto piles of picture-perfect peaches and nectarines nestled next to jewel-toned plums and grapes. Around the corner, corn delivered in the morning from a local farm is heaped decoratively on one side of a wide, […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD law student raises funds through endurance bike ride

Michael Murza, a law student at UC Davis, will participate in the 320-mile California Climate Ride on Sept. 9-13. Murza is in the process of raising $2,400, the minimum amount of donations needed per rider. Some will go to the Environmental Defense Fun, a nonprofit where Murza spent this summer as a legal intern. The […]

August 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Playing with trash, harnessing the wind

By Lisa Justice “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” tells the true story of William Kamkwamba, a Malawian boy who used trash to transform his dreams about magic and wondering about machines into a farm-saving windmill. Authors William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer and illustrator Elizabeth Zunon recount Kamkwamba’s childhood fascination with engines and electricity. How […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Dandelion group offers introduction to play the Waldorf way

After a long absence, the Davis Waldorf School has announced it is bringing back the Dandelion Play Group this fall, and hopes to add a parent-toddler program in the spring. Children will have a chance to play and explore in a protected environment and parents will have a chance to connect and learn to practice […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lovenburg kicks off campaign with party

Susan Lovenburg, a candidate for re-election to the Davis Board of Education, will hold a campaign kickoff party, “Back to School with Susan Lovenburg,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. The party will be at the home of newly elected Davis City Councilman Lucas Frerichs and his wife Stacie, 732 B St. Lovenburg, […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Home renovation section — Interiors:The pros and cons of remodeling

By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann If you’re considering remodeling, but can’t decide if it’s worth going ahead with or not, here are some things to consider. Remodeling isn’t cheap by any means, but you knew that. A week’s cruise isn’t cheap, either, but you knew that, too. The question is, which would you prefer to spend […]

August 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,