Friday, August 29, 2014

Changing local election dates benefits Democrats

No one knows better than Democratic Party politicians that voters who tend to support them are at high tide in November general elections during even-numbered years when offices like president and governor and U.S. senator are at stake. Turnouts are far lower in primary elections, special elections and those held in some cities during odd-numbered […]

Ad-free email? You can still find it at Davis Community Network

By Bill Buchanan Those of us who help run the Davis Community Network sometimes wonder how to publicize the useful things we do, without resorting to publicity stunts or spending money (that we don’t have anyway) to buy attention. So we’re grateful that twice in August, Davis Enterprise columnist Debra DeAngelo knocked for its […]

How to make a good living

So, Mike Harrington and John Munn settled their lawsuit against the city of Davis over the water rates. So, either I can expect a check or all that “settlement” money is for legal fees. If the latter is the case, it seems that Harrington has been making a nice living over the years with his […]

Keep our green waste piles

Green waste piles give me: * A sense of what is happening in nature, from a world more varied than my yard and bland greenbelts. * A chance to appreciate nature’s gifts and to use what others didn’t. To me, this use feels like honoring nature. Things I’ve taken: * Plant starts; * Food. Unripe […]

At the pond: Migration time is here

It’s happening again. The great migration is in full swing. Now begins the peak time of the year to see huge numbers of birds — in your own back yard if you have provided some feeders, water or habitat landscaping — or out at our wetlands, creeks and ponds. Birder extraordinaire Steve Hampton reported that he generally gets maximum […]

Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it’s also less […]

Wedding: Silva-Massey

  Rachael Elaina Silva of Davis and David Christopher Massey of Pleasanton were married June 28 in the gazebo at the Gardens at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek. Pastor Glen Snyder from First Baptist Church in Davis officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ernie Silva and Gay Bourguignon of Davis. Rachael graduated […]

Board of Supervisors takes a field trip through county farms

As Yolobus 707 eased out of Woodland and west toward farmland, four members of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors, their staff members, local farmers and others settled back into their seats. On Tuesday, the board, their guests and their guides roamed Districts 2 and 5 on a tour of Yolo County’s diverse agriculture sector. “If […]

Pence Gallery: Catch three exhibits before they close

During August, three exhibits that opened earlier this summer will be closing at the Pence Gallery. This is the last moment to savor an eclectic array of exhibits, especially if you love to come out for Davis’ Second Friday ArtAbout. On Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., hundreds of residents will be out to rub […]

Bamforth ‘beer clinic’ to benefit high school orchestra’s Carnegie Hall trip

World-renowned beer authority and author Charles Bamforth will conduct a “Bamforth Bierklinik” — one of his popular “beer clinics” — with proceeds benefiting the Davis High School Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming trip to Carnegie Hall. The clinic will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery, 2001 Second St. in Davis. […]

They’re special heroes

Julie Morrow of the Sacramento Steam Punk Society gives a cancer survivor medal Saturday morning to Roy Engoron of Davis. At left is Robert Chung of Davis, also a survivor. The medal ceremony was part of the opening festivities for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraising walk held on the track […]

Rec Report: Spark your child’s inner talents with fall offerings

By Celeste Torres Think back to when you were a child or even a teenager. What did you want to be when you “grew up”? A firefighter, a princess, figure skater or zookeeper? What activities did you really enjoy doing? Sports, dance, art or writing? Which, if any, of these are still your dreams or […]