Sunday, March 29, 2015

Car Care: Car buying and selling simplified: Insider secrets to avoiding hassles and saving money

Special to The Enterprise Having a car is a necessity for most people, but buying and selling one shouldn’t cause headaches and waste time. Industry insiders know there are steps that can help both buyers and sellers maximize their investment while minimizing stress. “The process of buying or selling a car can be complicated, but […]

Always the wrong number

Dear Annie: At least once a week, I get an unsolicited phone call from “Rachel from Cardholder Services.” This seems to be an obvious scam to get me to switch to another credit card or maybe just to get personal information. I have received these calls both in Connecticut and Florida. When I ask, “Who […]

Are we there yet? Some beer trends are just hard to swallow

One of my personal shames is that I don’t like “craft beers.” It’s probably a bigger disgrace that I enjoy “crappy” beer, at least as is defined by the hipster “breweratti.” But for unknown reasons, my taste buds never grew out of enjoying American light beers, from — gasp! — a can. Flights of small-batch […]

The new affliction for today’s youth

I learned a new term recently: “Nature Deficit Disorder.” It comes from the book “Last Child in the Woods,” by Richard Louv, which is a national bestseller, so I’m really late to Rick’s party. Better late than never, right? Thank goodness this party never ends. It just gets bigger, and everyone is welcome. Although Louv’s […]

Rising crime, mass incarceration

Michelle Alexander’s indictment of the prison system should be read by all thoughtful citizens and taxpayers. We have paid dearly for a bankrupted penal system. The rise in crime in the wake of mandated changes should come as no surprise. If we think that more of the same — failed drug war and its policy — will […]

Cheers and Jeers: Why did Justice have to die?

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: JEERS to the decision by Yolo County authorities to keep secret child welfare records regarding the short life of Justice Rees, the 3-week-old boy whose body was found last month near a Knights Landing slough. Justice’s mother, Samantha […]

Sentencing guidelines follow Prop. 47’s passage

By Kathleen M. White and Dave Rosenberg Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig was quoted recently in your newspaper supporting jail time for drug offenders as follows: “The challenge, frankly, is the courts and getting judges to adopt that type of approach.” He went on to say that, “Currently the standard disposition of the court […]

Best-selling Sienna gets new look

Toyota’s Sienna, the best-selling family van in the country this year, has refreshed styling, stiffened vehicle structure, more safety equipment and new features for 2015. The Sienna’s new “Driver Easy Speak” feature helps parents be heard by children, or other passengers, in the second and third row of seats. It transmits the driver’s voice through […]

Need a new best friend?

Mel is a 2-year-old spayed female purebred German shepherd, who’s a fun-loving girl with a sunny disposition. With a little obedience training, she’ll be a great addition to a family. Jerry is a 10-year-old neutered male purebred Lhasa Apso, who would do best with a senior citizen or in a family with adults or older […]

UCD improving farming, food production with fewer pesticides

Christian Nansen, UC Davis’ new agricultural entomologist, is using his international expertise to zero in on more sustainable farming systems, better food production and fewer pesticides. “The agricultural sector in California is so exciting, because of its diversity and economic importance,” said Nansen, whose agricultural entomology expertise encompasses seven countries including his native Denmark. “Secondly, there […]