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HOLIDAYS: A cheat sheet to take the mystery out of Thanksgiving math

By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor Thanksgiving math actually isn’t all that hard. You just need to use a few basic equations. For example, to estimate the amount of wine you’ll need, begin by multiplying the number of in-laws you are expecting by the estimated number of offensive jokes your uncle is likely to tell […]

At Davis intersections, let’s be careful out there

This story was published originally on Sept. 28, 2014, in The Davis Enterprise. An only-in-Davis joke begins, “A bicyclist, a motorist and a pedestrian arrive at an intersection in downtown Davis …” Sadly, the punch line is often “… and confusion ensues.” While many people learn traffic rules during driver’s education, it seems they are […]

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

Intercollegiate and IM sports keep Aggies busy

Fans of collegiate athletics will find they have oodles of UC Davis events from which to choose. Already, the Aggies have several fall sports seasons in full swing with highly anticipated basketball slates just around the corner. Before fans and students catch their collective breath, it will be baseball season, and intramural sports will be […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Sounds like a party

In addition to public art work, Davis is overflowing with live music year-round. There are major events like the Davis Music Festival, sponsored by Music Only Makes Sense, along with smaller performances put on by the Davis Live Music Collective, Thursday Live!, Village Homes Productions and TimnaTal. In addition, bands can be found at home […]

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

The top 10 Davis top 10s

Not to brag, but Davis wins a lot of awards. So many awards, in fact, that The Enterprise decided to rank the top 10 achievements Davis has made in recent years on top-10 lists of various kinds. Granted, some of the lists aren’t traditional top-10 lists, but are worthy achievements in some sort of competition. […]

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

Ban the bag

On July 1, 2014 — after two years of working on the project — the city of Davis joined more than 100 California cities banning single-use plastic bags in an effort to reduce waste and environmental impact. Ordinance 2422 allows businesses to sell paper bags for 10 cents each. However, shoppers are encouraged to bring […]

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

Plan for June parking-lot sale

Do you need to clean out those closets and garages? Do you just like shopping for bargains? Check out the Senior Center’s Summer Parking Lot Sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June. This year’s sale will be at a new, more prominent location — the Davis City Hall parking lot, 23 Russell Boulevard. Space rentals […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Brotherly love? Voting across generations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The oldest of the half-dozen Democrats angling to be Philadelphia’s next mayor danced into a recent youth summit to the bass-thumping beat of 50 Cent’s hip-hop classic “In da Club.” A day after fainting at a televised debate, 74-year-old Lynne Abraham shook off stamina concerns and showed she can hang with the […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

94-year-old ready for graduation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A 94-year-old man will be one of the oldest graduates in the history of West Virginia University when he receives his diploma Sunday. The school says in a press release that Anthony Brutto, who studied on and off for 75 years, will be awarded his Regents Bachelor of Arts degree during […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Apply for school parcel tax exemptions

The filing date for the Davis Joint Unified School District’s senior citizen tax exemption for the Measure C parcel tax, the Measure E parcel tax and the Community Facilities District No. 1 (CFD No. 1) tax begins May 15 and will run through June 15 for the 2015-16 tax year. To be eligible for the […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Get the lowdown on low down payments

You may have heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn’t buy a home unless you can put down 20 percent of the purchase price. However, today’s home buyers have many choices when it comes to the size of the down payment. While this magic number of 20 percent will save you from paying private […]

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

Downtown menu: coffee, boba tea, dessert

Having trouble keeping up with all of the business changes downtown? Here’s a summary from recent Comings & Goings columns. Food and beverage news: Temple Fine Coffee and Tea just secured a lease to anchor the new building development at the corner of Third and G streets. Lease negotiations appear stalled for Old Soul Co.’s […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mondavi Center hosts all-star lineup of classical, jazz, dance and more

It’s doubtless you’ve seen the “big beige box” while cruising past the UC Davis campus on the freeway — the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, often referred to as “the Mondavi Center.” But have you been inside? Jackson Hall — with 1,600 to 1,800 seats (depending on configuration) — is a wonderful […]

October 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Snapshot: The Varsity Theatre: See a new classic at an old one

There have been numerous variations of the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in Davis, and its classic architecture styling and neon marquee make it easy to find downtown. The theater shows independent films. A second screen in a 97-seat stadium auditorium was added to the Varsity on Feb. 5, 2010. For recorded showtimes that are updated every Thursday […]

September 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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