Sunday, May 3, 2015

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 ,

Snapshot: 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 train depot, […]

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

Experience fun in Woodland the entire weekend

By Alan Humason Special to The Enterprise If you are in Northern California the first weekend in September, don’t miss the big “Experience Woodland Weekend” of outstanding events. Friday through Sunday, Sept 5, 6 and 7, visitors will enjoy a succession of activities featuring the best the historic city has to offer, including the signature Stroll […]

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

Davis Athletic Club

At Davis Athletic Club, fitness is for everyone. The club at 1809 Picasso Ave. has members of all ages and athletic levels, and all who come through the door are treated like family. “We work very hard to ensure that all of our members and staff are heard, and we do everything we can to make […]

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

Visitors’ Guide: Davis swimming pools

Bust out the sunscreen and floppy hat when the city pools are in full swing for the summer. Both Arroyo and Manor pools are expected to be open for recreational swimming through Labor Day weekend. Both pools have lap swimming, diving, water slides and play areas. Cool off with “Family Fun Nights” — on Mondays […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

A helping hand for kids

Janis Holt, left, resource administrator for Yolo County Housing, receives backpacks and school supplies for incoming children at the Davis Migrant Camp from Gretchen Peralta, who organized the effort with fellow club member Aaron Phillips for Davis Sunrise Rotary. Courtesy photo

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

A little elbow grease goes a long way

After three years of planning, the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club built garden boxes at Davis High School that will be used by students for raising food for the school’s kitchen. Here, members Brian Sway, Lucas Frerichs, Andrew Yang and John Reed (with wheelbarrow) line up the lumber for the redwood boxes. Courtesy photo

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

Car Care: Tax return check has arrived, so buy the shoes

-From Brandpoint- Your tax return check has arrived in the mail. Now you’ll finally pay off that credit card or add the extra cash to your savings for a rainy day. Or maybe you’ll blow your new fortune on a pair of designer shoes. Perhaps it’s time you instead considered a pair of synthetic and […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,