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Saying hi to Pickles

Neighbor Cameron Lehman, 9, loves to play with backyard chickens owned by Kim Yarris and Peter Roney. Here, she holds Pickles while Red and Bubba Turk hang out nearby.

Acura MDX surpassing German SUVs

More Americans are choosing Acura’s MDX mid-size, luxury sport utility vehicle this year than the competing crossover SUVs from BMW, Mercedes and Audi. The 2016 MDX is a bargain, with a base price at least $5,440 less than the German brands. Plus, unlike the 2015 BMW X5 and 2015 Mercedes ML350, the base MDX comes […]

‘Hot Pursuit': Stone cold

‘Hot Pursuit’ Two stars Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Robert Kazinsky, John Carroll Lynch, Matthew Del Negro and Michael Mosley Rating: PG-13, for violence, sexual candor, profanity and drug references   Talented stars are ill-served by this inept script By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic In the space of one month at the end of […]

Poetry and music will be featured at The Other Voice

The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, will present “Poetry with Strings,” featuring Bob Stanley and Jon Wittenberg, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. All are welcome for the reading, refreshments and the open mic that follows at the church, 27074 Patwin Road. Guests can add to the fun by bringing a […]

Film, panel discussion target elder financial abuse

Older adults are especially vulnerable to scams, with one out of five older Americans becoming victim of financial fraud and abuse, according to the Investor Protection Trust. To increase awareness of this issue, the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host an educational event on elder financial abuse on Thursday, May 14, from 1 […]

SHED, a modern grange in Healdsburg

Like a previous generation of restaurants started as gathering places around a new paradigm for food and agriculture — Chez Panisse in Berkeley, White Dog Café in Philadelphia and Restaurant Nora in Washington, D.C., come to mind — SHED is a modern grange. Like The California Grange, it supports and advocates for healthy communities, family farms and local economies. […]

A century of life, love and happiness

More than 100 Trautt family members gathered in the Hotel Woodland’s ballroom  Saturday to celebrate Davis resident Edward Trautt’s 100th birthday. After accepting well wishes from his family, Trautt received a special century presentation from Ron Turner, field representative for Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa. The evening featured dinner, a champagne toast, cake and karaoke. Trautt […]

Who is Ralph Hexter? Chancellor’s No. 2 fills us in

“I love people!” says Ralph Hexter, provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Davis. Which goes a long way toward explaining the positive image the No. 2 to Chancellor Linda Katehi has garnered in his first four years on the job. Hexter sat down with The Enterprise to discuss his role at UCD, the challenges of […]

Dance, dance, dance for a great cause

On Saturday, the community took part in a national dance event as part of a Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser. The Davis Dance Marathon raised money for the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The eight-hour dance-a-thon, which took place at UCD’s ARC Ballroom, featured live music, dance instructors offering lessons, and dance performances. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

Information offered on city tax refund program

The Davis Senior Center will host a presentation on the city of Davis Low-Income Refund Program for the park maintenance and open space protection taxes. The session will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the center, 646 A St. Qualified homeowners may be eligible for this annual refund program based on household […]

Monthly tour set at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

The Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, May 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. Seasonal ponds are being drawn down and rice fields, groomed for the growing season, will soon be flooded up. Many of the year-round residents — which include marsh wren, […]

Tour de Cluck participants can get here by train

Tickets are on sale now for the sixth annual Tour de Cluck, a family-friendly fundraiser that is celebrated in conjunction with May Bike Month in Davis. The event centerpiece is a bicycle tour, or “coop crawl,” of chicken coops around Davis, as well as other fowl-centric activities that will take place this year on Saturday, […]

Big Day of Giving makes philanthropy easy

Only in its second year, the Big Day of Giving is already a household name.

The 24-hour marathon of charity giving — which happens on Tuesday from midnight to 11:59 p.m. — has become a celebration of sorts, and donors are encouraged to join the fun for a cause.

Shirlee Tully, chief marketing and development officer for the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which has partnered with the Yolo Community Foundation, said this year’s goal is to raise $5 million for 500 nonprofit agencies from 25,000 donors …

Navigator is distinctive, big luxury ride

For a distinctive, luxury sport utility ride on a large scale, buyers need only to look to the 2015 Lincoln Navigator. The new Navigator is the only full-size, luxury 2015 SUV sold in the United States solely with a V-6 — a twin-turbocharged V-6, to be exact. Don’t fret. The six cylinder produces more horsepower […]

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