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‘The Good Dinosaur': Jurassic lark

‘The Good Dinosaur’ 3.5 stars Starring (voices): Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Raymond Ochoa, Sam Elliott, Steve Zahn, Anna Paquin, AJ Buckley and John Ratzenberger Rating: PG, for dramatic intensity Although endearing, Pixar’s newest suffers from awkward plotting By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Time and again, the folks at Pixar have demonstrated a talent for […]

At the Pond: Fall Chinook salmon run happening now

An amazing event is happening right now in our very own watershed: Fall-run Chinook salmon are traveling more than 250 miles from the ocean to return to where they were born. Putah Creek and Cache Creek empty via the Yolo Bypass into the Sacramento River. Last year, an estimated 200 Chinook salmon traveled up Lower Putah […]

‘The 33′: Buried beneath clichés

‘The 33′ Three stars Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Cote de Pablo, Juan Pablo Raba and Tenoch Huerta Rating: PG-13, for dramatic intensity and brief profanity Memorable mining accident is ill-served by this feeble drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic The 2010 Copiapó mining accident, which trapped […]

‘SPECTRE': Return of the über-villain

‘SPECTRE’ Four stars Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Scott, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista and Rory Kinnear Rating: PG-13, for action violence Solid 007 adventure cleverly assembles previous plot threads By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This likely is obvious, but it bears mention anyway: Christoph Waltz […]

Woodland Clinic receives top rankings in excellence survey

Dignity Health Medical Foundation announces that Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic were both awarded “Elite Status” in the California Association of Physician Groups 2015 Standards of Excellence Survey. “Elite Status” is the groups’ highest ranking possible for outstanding quality care. “This award shows that we’re well-equipped to deliver a better patient experience, better population health, and […]

Manage your money through Budget Masters

Join Budget Masters and learn how to manage your monthly budget and achieve your financial goals. Newcomers are always welcome. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Sequoia Room on the second floor of the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St. in downtown Davis. There […]

Coffee club to meet Tuesday

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, welcomes community members at a coffee club gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club, held the second Tuesday of each month, is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 35600 Lasiandra Lane $1,107,000 747 Elmwood Drive 700,000 741 Plum Lane 677,000 800 Acacia Lane 661,000 2523 Westernesse Road 569,000 659 Equador Place 525,000 909 Alvarado Ave. 29 457,000 1513 Cypress Lane 431,000 1307 Union Drive 175,000 Davis (95618) 1737 Evergreen Court $825,000 217-219 La Vida Way 615,000 4550 Blue Oak Place 605,000 […]

Rotarians give an exterior facelift to The Farm House

The Rotary Club of Davis recently celebrated the completion of a landscaping project at The Farm House, a residential rehabilitation center about 5 miles northwest of Davis on County Road 96. Farm House, which is managed by the nonprofit Yolo Community Care Continuum, provides adults released from a variety of private, county and state mental health […]

‘Truth': None to be found

‘Truth’ Three stars Starring: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, Stacy Keach, Bruce Greenwood, John Benjamin Hickey, Dermot Mulroney and Noni Hazlehurst Rating: R, for profanity Cate Blanchett shines in otherwise flawed slice of journalistic history By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This film is quite intriguing, in part because its […]

San Francisco Symphony returns with Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, in evening of music by Sibelius and Schumann

The San Francisco Symphony returns to the Mondavi Center on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. for one of this season’s most anticipated concerts, featuring noted Greek-born violinist Leonidas Kavakos in a performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. The concert will also feature the Sibelius tone poem “The Swan of Tuonela,” and the Symphony No. […]

Hear vinyl to modern on KDRT’s ‘Dead Wax’

The community is invited  to turn on their lava lamps and listen to “Dead Wax,” a vinyl-centric show in which DJ Jesse mixes vintage vinyl, reissues and modern artists from blues to jazz to classic rock and Americana. Concerts will be discussed to. The show runs live from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays on KDRT […]

Craft Center plans 14th annual staff holiday auction

Unusual hand-crafted gifts will be available at the Craft Center’s 14th annual Staff Show and Holiday Auction. The gallery will showcase jewelry, glass work, textiles, ceramics, woodwork and other media made by the Craft Center staff. The show will be open for bidding beginning Monday, Nov. 2. Written bids for the silent auction items may be […]

Storybook characters vividly come to life in timeless, modern classic ‘Into the Woods’ at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company presents the modern classic, “Into The Woods,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, opening Friday, Nov. 13, and playing through Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive No. 10 in Davis. This is DMTC’s 10th-anniversary production as “Into the Woods” opened the Jean […]

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