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Neighbors for Nepal benefit a great success

On Saturday, July 11, the Davis Odd Fellows and Soroptimist International of Davis co-hosted the Neighbors for Nepal benefit at the Odd Fellows Lodge. The benefit raised more than $17,000 for the earthquake survivors in Nepal. The proceeds will help the community of Bhotang rebuild their school, which was destroyed in the quakes. We wish to […]

No snub intended with endorsement

I am writing to correct a mistaken characterization that appeared in The Enterprise, implying that my endorsement of Mayor Dan Wolk for California Assembly was meant as a “snub” to other candidates. In 2014, I endorsed Dan, and I am honored to again endorse him for this office in 2016. I previously supported Dan for […]

Can college tenure survive the 2016 election?

By Carl M. Cannon University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank recently sent a letter to the governor, Scott Walker, asking him to veto a provision in the state’s new budget that would weaken the tenure provisions of the university’s faculty. The Wisconsin Legislature wasn’t making a value judgment — at least not in the budget; it […]

Davis is getting its arms around homelessness

By Robb Davis and Don Saylor In our respective roles as Davis mayor pro tem and Yolo County supervisor, we share a deep concern for the well-being for all the residents of our community. This shared concern led us to convene a joint summit on Wednesday, June 17, to further conversations on homelessness in our […]

Tom Rigney & Flambeau bring spicy Cajun-based dance music to The Palms on Saturday

Tom Rigney & Flambeau will bring their Cajun-flavored and irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, July 11. Fiery violinist/composer Tom Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco music scene to form Tom Rigney & Flambeau. This band specializes in blazing Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ a fun show celebrating a simpler time

Channeling Elvis What: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $40-$83, available at 916-557-1999, www.tickets.com, or at the theater box office In 1957, rock-and-roll idol Elvis Presley was drafted into the Army, sparking a media circus that probably […]

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Dance to some jazzy tunes in Woodland

Phyllis Isaacson and friends will perform a collection of jazz standards from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the courtyard behind 714 Main St., Woodland. She plays keyboard, Tom Peron plays trumpet, Tim Metz plays drums and Bootza Necak plays bass. Wear dancing shoes.

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Ace Hardware stores rank at top for customer satisfaction

For the ninth year in a row, J.D. Power and Associates has ranked Ace Hardware stores — including Davis Ace Hardware — as highest in customer satisfaction among home improvement retail stores. Ace has held this position since the market research company introduced the home improvement retailer category nine years ago. The score is based on […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sundstrom Hill Winery receives awards

Sundstrom Hill Winery in Davis has won a gold medal and a silver medal in the 2015 California State Fair commercial wine competition. The winery won gold for its 2013 Petite Sirah and silver for its 2013 Walker Vineyard Zinfandel. In addition, the State Fair named the 2013 Petite Sirah Best of Class of Region, Sierra […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

SizzlPix puts a new spin on printed photography

As ultra-high-definition TVs and computer monitors are replacing high-definition screens on the market, a new Davis-based company called SizzlPix is taking this new technology into the realm of print photography. The company prints photos at 5K ultra-high-definition resolution, capturing every detail of a split-second moment in time. Don Sherman of Davis spent more than 40 […]

July 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber hosts seminars on business basics

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a series of seminars in July titled “Four Steps to Business Success.” The seminars are presented by the capital region’s Small Business Development Center, a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Topics and dates are: * Thursday, July 9, 2-5 p.m.: “How to Start a Business.” The […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Carlton Senior Living hires new exec

David Coluzzi, a senior care executive with more than 26 years of industry experience, has joined Carlton Senior Living as president. The company owns and operates senior living communities on Fifth Street in Davis, in Sacramento and in Elk Grove. “We are pleased to have Dave join our team,” said Don Engle and Tom MacDonald, partners […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comings and Goings: Lots brewing in Yolo County

Blue Note Brewing Company opened this weekend at 750 Dead Cat Alley in Woodland. It fills the former printing plant at The Daily Democrat. It’s a taproom with an occasional food truck. Outside food is welcome, and there are plenty of sandwich, burger and other restaurants nearby. Initial hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. […]

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