Getting from here to there by buses, planes and trains

We like to think you can ride your bike everywhere, but sometimes you need other means of transportation. In the heart of the Sacramento Valley, Davis is 15 minutes from the state Capitol, museums and other metropolitan attractions. Being on Interstate 80 running east to Sacramento and west to San Francisco makes Davis easily accessible […]

September 24, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

No wheels, no worries

There are nearly as many registered vehicles in California as there are people in all of Canada. The latest population figures have Canada at 35.75 million, while the Dec. 31, 2014, DMV records show 32.25 million vehicles legally rolling in the Golden State. One way to keep the number of vehicles from growing is Zipcars […]

September 24, 2015 | Posted in Welcome to Davis | Tagged ,

Quiet out there!

The city of Davis has — by its own admission — a “robust noise ordinance.” It’s also full of addendums and exceptions, which may be found online at How stringent is the ordinance? In 1994, it gained national headlines when a resident was ticketed for “audible snoring.” The amount of noise allowed depends on […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

All in the Family: Optical Phases

Optical Phases, at 718 Second St. in downtown Davis, is a family-owned and -operated store that has been in business since 1989. The trio of Ralph Chapman and his sons, Victor and Curtis, have more than 25 years of experience providing customers with quality service and superior products at unbeatable prices. Serving the Davis community for more […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in All in the Family | Tagged ,

All in the Family: PDQ

If you search PDQ on the Davis Wiki website, one thing becomes perfectly clear: Customers love owners Lynn and Laura Christensen. “Mr. Lynn Christensen and Mrs. Laura Christensen, the owners, are among the nicest people I’ve ever met,” says one commenter. Adds another: “Outstanding customer service for years … Very professional, friendly, honest almost to […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in All in the Family | Tagged ,

Snapshot: Wheel on over to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame has one of the most extensive bicycle collections in the world and is home to all the athletes inducted to the Hall of Fame throughout its 25-year history. Inductees include Olympians and championship cyclists such as Greg LeMond, Eric Heiden, Major Taylor and the founding inductee, Fred “Pop” Kugler. […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Snapshot: Science is fun at Explorit

Build a tornado in a bottle or learn how to launch a rocket. The Explorit Science Center allows people of all ages to become active explorers by touching, testing, experimenting and questioning through unique hands-on experiences. You can play a pivotal part in helping people explore science. Share any level of time, skills, energy or […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enjoy a free neighborhood walking tour

As part of the many Stroll Through History festivities, free guided walking tours are led by trained guides who will explain the architectural features and history of stops. Each stroll lasts 45 to 60 minutes. All terrain is flat on city sidewalks. Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera. Stroll walking tours […]

September 04, 2014 | Posted in Stroll Through History | Tagged ,

Vander Hamm Tire Center

Carrie and Rich Falk bought Vander Hamm Tire Center from Carrie’s mother seven years ago. Rich married Carrie Vander Hamm 31 years ago and has been working at the business since before they were wed. Carrie’s dad, Chuck, told Rich he had to have a good job in order to marry his daughter. They became […]

July 31, 2014 | Posted in All in the Family | Tagged ,

Ask the Expert: Blue Fountain Water

When River Water Hits our Taps Special to The Enterprise Q. Will I still need a water softener when we switch over to river water in a few years? A. Davis currently has 20 wells that supply water to our community. When Sacramento River water becomes our source of water, most of the wells will […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Ask the Expert | Tagged ,