Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old man. I served in the army and deployed to Afghanistan. I was medically discharged for PTSD about two years ago. I’m currently going to school to be a firefighter, but I’m afraid I’ve picked this field not because it interests me, but because I cannot go back into the […]
Notes from the recently completed Pacific Northwest Volcano Tour: GIVE ME MAPS TO MATCH MY MOUNTAINS … thanks to the good folks at Triple-A, we now have the best maps in the world as we attempt to track down as many volcanoes as possible in a one-week period without actually coming into contact with orange-hot […]
Dear Annie: Six years ago, I divorced my alcoholic, workaholic husband and became a single parent. My ex has regular visitation, but I am the one who handles all the sick days, school conferences, injuries, etc. He never bothers. Shortly after the divorce, I had to take a job at a much lower salary. There […]
Our annual decorating contest saw many wonderful entrants, and we at The Enterprise are grateful to the families who have provided us with so much holiday cheer.
Although the economy is still causing many to scale back, it was heartwarming to see how many people are willing and able share the joy of the season. Plus, it’s hard to beat this no-/low-cost entertainment!
By bundling up and strolling or biking through Wildhorse, or driving along our route map of delightfully decorated displays, the entire family will enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas for just …
Two years ago Sunday, I married my best friend. And I’m thrilled to report that marriage hasn’t changed that. Known as The Cutest Man In The World (TCMITW) to those of you who’ve followed this thread for the last decade or so, Joe is proof positive that soulmates really do exist. I know I’ve found […]
DebraDeAngeloW The best part of last week’s story about my adventures in radio commercials is the part I didn’t tell: getting there. But first, some context. I have the bladder of a hamster. And my urgency ratio is directly linked to my stress level. The higher the stress, the greater the urgency. If I’m anxious […]
Enterprise columnist Whenever I have pictured myself as a soldier, something IÕve done many times over the years, especially during the Vietnam era, IÕve imagined myself feeling totally out of place in war. I imagine myself going along with whatever IÕm supposed to do, because IÕm basically obedient and a conformist, but keeping my thoughts […]
Farm Fresh To You, a Community Supported Agriculture and home delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to customers’ doorsteps, has launched a new program called Donate-A-Box and has received a USDA Local Food Promotion Program grant of $100,000 to develop and market the program. Farm Fresh To You has partnered with six regional […]
It’s time for kids to head back to school and parents to a more regular routine. While some of us are always super-glad for fall, others are deeply saddened by the end of summer vacation. That sadness reaches a peak at lunchtime, when, instead of lobster rolls, ice cream and beer of some sort, we […]
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai investigators believe a man seen in security video wearing a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack set off the bomb at a central Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people and injured more than 100, police said Tuesday. “The yellow shirt guy is not just the suspect. He is the bomber,” police […]
Help out young artists What: Teen Cabaret, a fundraiser for DMTC’s scholarship program When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22 Where: Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, No. 10, Davis Tickets: $8 (plus a $2 facility fee) and may be purchased online at dmtc.org, by calling 530-756-3682, or at the box office at the […]
* Editor’s note: This article was published originally on May 5, 2002. By C. Colton Enterprise staff writer Phil Swimley said from the beginning that his stay in Davis was supposed to be only temporary. Just a job to get him over. One to advance his career. There was just one problem: He never left. […]
When I left town with my family for a brief vacation to the wilds of western Canada earlier this month, I thought everything was under control. We’d just had an oil change on our aging Honda Odyssey, bills had been paid as much as possible, arrangements had been made for the newspaper and the mail […]
“This moment has been eight years and five X-Alps races in the making,” said Honza Rejmanek of Davis, as he neared the victory raft in the Mediterranean Sea near Monaco.
It was the end of two long weeks of paragliding and hiking 1,068 kilometers (663 miles) across the Alps from Salzburg, Austria, to the raft — the fifth time that Rejmanek has competed in the X-Alps race sponsored by RedBull.
He finished third in 2011 but did not make it to the raft.
An international paraglider pilot and an atmospheric scientist by day, Rejmanek stays in shape and trains constantly for the race, both to hone flying skills and improve walking skills …