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HOLIDAYS2: Crafting gifts: make something special for loved ones

By Jeanelle D. Horcasitas Special to The Enterprise My favorite part of any holiday, birthday or special occasion is when people get to open their gifts. The genuine happiness and smiles that take over during the unwrapping and revealing of a gift are priceless. In recent years, there have been some pretty impressive gifts, such […]

HOLIDAYS2: Droning on Christmas: What’s that buzz?

By Catherine McNulty Special to The Enterprise Children are great wanters of things. They want a certain food for dinner; they want to stay up past their bedtimes; they want to know why the sky is blue. When it comes to technology, your kids probably know about the latest gadgets before you do. And of […]

HOLIDAY: Pets as presents: To gift or not to gift

By Chelle Cordero Special to The Enterprise A few years ago, pictures of adorable bunnies, cuddly kittens and cute puppies in overcrowded animal shelters flitted across social media as a warning against giving pets as Christmas presents. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was just one of several organizations against the […]

Unitrans is a familiar constant through changing times

In 1968, when the Associated Students of UC Davis decided to start a bus system for UCD students, they considered contracting with a school bus operator. But the little-kid image associated with a yellow school bus “wasn’t what students wanted,” said Unitrans General Manager Anthony Palmere. “The idea was to make the service attractive to […]

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

Discover some hidden treasures on the UCD campus

Even people who’ve lived right beside UC Davis for decades don’t know all the cool places on campus. There are many hidden treasures that — because of their awesomeness — we aim to make a little less hidden. So in no particular order, here are some spots at UCD that are likely to make you […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Welcome to Davis | Tagged ,

Find the perfect club or organization to join

Being a Davis resident means being involved. For newcomers or longtime locals looking for ways to become proactive, there are a number of organizations and clubs as well as political causes to choose from. The activities of many of the following organizations are announced in the Events or Briefly columns, or elsewhere in the pages […]

September 22, 2015 | Posted in Welcome to Davis | Tagged ,

Check out local scene at ArtAbout

Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly self-guided artwalk, allows for exploration of art installations at venues around Davis. Community members, visitors, art lovers, students, and families alike are welcome to 
explore downtown Davis and its arts and entertainment community. This free event offers art, activities, live music, complimentary wine and refreshments, and opportunities to converse with […]

September 22, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

A welcome challenge

Welcome, readers! Another year has gone by and fall is upon us. The morning air is crisp, the night sky darkens before the kids are in bed and there’s a palpable resurgence of energy buzzing about the dorms as move-in weekend arrives. Around town, celebrations have been planned to welcome newcomers and reunite neighbors, downtown […]

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

The art of the matter

Meandering through downtown Davis, you may run across a life-size giraffe; or while strolling along a bike path, you may find bigger-than-life dominoes. Davis likes to liven up its landscapes and neighborhoods is through public art. A stroll through downtown might take you past “The Joggers” at Third and F streets, “Solar Intersections” at the […]

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

All in the Family: The Boschken Group

Steve Boschken, his wife Kit and their son James make up The Boschken Group, a 22-year-old business at 505 Second St. that is focused on community, real estate and property management. Steve is a broker, Realtor, notary, locksmith, HOA manager and owner of Boschken Construction. Kit is an owner, property manager at Boschken Properties, and […]

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

Side dishes can be the star of your backyard barbecue

Much like Thanksgiving, the best part of summer grilling is the side dishes. I’m not much interested in whether you’re grilling steak or hot dogs: I’m at the side table seeing what’s new. Summer grilling is a great place for very traditional recipes (my Mom’s baked beans, unchanged), traditional recipes updated (a mayo-free carrot raisin […]

Gadgets help families stay in touch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook. The couple’s 53-year-old son, Phil, checks it daily on his smartphone. If there’s […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Nesbitt speaks at Senior Health and Fitness Day

Telemedicine and home health technologies are bound to play a vital role in the evolving health-care landscape. Davis senior citizens can learn more about what’s in their future when Dr. Thomas S. Nesbitt, founder of the UC Davis Telemedicine Program, speaks at the Davis Senior Center’s annual Senior Health and Fitness Day event on Wednesday, May […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Valentine’s Day weekend brings a ‘sweetheart’ of a home show to Dixon

The Solano County Home and Garden Show will fill the entire Dixon May Fairgrounds at 655 S. First St., Feb. 13-15. Organizers say vendors from all facets of home improvement will be in attendance, showing off their products and supplies and offering demonstrations. Builders, contractors, heating and air conditioning, financial advisers, pools and spas, plants, […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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