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 […]

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 […]

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 ,

The UCD Arboretum is a town treasure

The UC Davis Arboretum has lovely walking and bicycling trails, picnic spots, and more than 4,000 varieties plants, shrubs and trees. Gardens include: The Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants; The Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of perennials and small shrubs; The Carolee Shields White Flower Garden; Peter J. Shields Oak Grove including conifers […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

UCD climbs to 38th in U.S. News ranking

UC Davis moved up one spot to a best-ever 38th among national universities in the latest edition of U.S . News and World Report’s much-watched college rankings, released Tuesday. UCD remained ninth among public universities for the second straight year, matching its highest-ever ranking. The magazine also placed UCD ninth in 1997. In a statement, […]

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Firefighting equipment on display at Stroll Through History

The Woodland Fire Volunteer Support Branch will showcase Woodland’s fire history during the Stroll Through History from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Station No. 1 Fire Museum, 532 Court St. The support group developed the old fire station into a museum showcasing Woodland’s fire history back to 1874. When Woodland […]