Fitness is a HITT in Davis

Interval training, drop-in rates keep interests up Are your muscles confused? Maybe they should be. That’s the word from some of Davis’ fitness experts, who say varying your exercises with short bursts of intensity helps your body prepare for the unexpected. And, it keeps you from getting bored — and quitting. “I think what people tend […]

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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. […]

All in the Family: Fleet Feet Sports

For more than half of the 36 years that Fleet Feet Sports has been serving the needs of runners and walkers in downtown Davis, the business has been owned and operated by one family: Chris and J.D. Denton of Davis. The Dentons bought the running specialty store in 1996 and immediately breathed new life into […]

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

Preethi Indian Cuisine

Preethi Indian Cuisine restaurant is celebrating its fourth year in downtown Davis. The Immareddy family has been serving “home-style” Indian food in the Sacramento area for more than 20 years. All of the family’s dishes are made by Krishna and Nanda Immareddy, who started their business shortly after they married in India. Nanda and Krishna’s kids, […]

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

Woodland Sewing and Vacuum Center

At Woodland Sewing and Vacuum Center, you may get a friendly and efficient 10-year-old answering your phone call. But don’t think her young age means you’re not getting top-notch service. “She can completely act like an adult salesperson. She can answer the phone and nobody even knows she’s a child,” says proud dad, Pavel Tkachuk, […]

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

Kids take the reins of international project

By Kevin Whiteford Chapters Change Children is a project created to send surplus California school textbooks to schools in the Lower Nyakach region of Kenya. The project was inspired by local elementary school students who worked with our club last year to raise money to send reading glasses to the elderly in the same region. The students had […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visitors’ Guide: Davis Shakespeare Festival

The Davis Shakespeare Festival, now in its fifth year, is a local theater event for the community to enjoy. Two shows will be featured this summer: “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Rob Salas, features the face-off between Shakespeare’s most fiery couple: Benedick and Beatrice. Inspired by California wine country in the 1940s, this “Much […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Do Picnic Day like a pro

From the first hiss of pancake batter poured onto the alumni pancake feed griddle until silence returns to Lake Spafford after the Battle of the Bands, more than 200 activities will fill Saturday’s Picnic Day. The 100th edition of UC Davis’ free open house will sprawl across the largest campus in the UC system. Meaning, […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Picnic Day | Tagged ,

Readers’ choice 2014: Best steak

1. Buckhorn Steak and Roadhouse 2 Main St., Winters; 530-795-4503 2. Seasons 3. Our House Honorable mention: Mustard Seed

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Food and Drink | Tagged ,

Readers’ choice 2014: Best coffee

1. Peet’s Coffee and Tea 231 E St., Davis; 530-747-2064 * 1411 W. Covell Blvd., Davis; 530-750-8085 2. Starbucks 3. Common Grounds Honorable mention: Dutch Bros. Coffee, Mishka’s Coffee

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Food and Drink | Tagged ,

Try a transmedia scultpure tour

Sorry, Mayor Bloomberg, but New York City isn’t the first city in the world to feature a transmedia walking tour through its busy streets. That honor belongs to Davis. In February, John Natsoulas, in collaboration with Monto H. Kumagai, a software developer, and Finley Fryer, a UC Davis graduate and local artist, unveiled the beginnings […]

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