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Women take center stage in wide-ranging Mondavi season

The Mondavi Center at UC Davis is far and away the most prominent local venue for the performing arts. And there’s a smiling young woman on the cover of Mondavi’s 2015-16 season brochure. It’s symbolic, because the upcoming season — Mondavi’s 14th — will see lots of female performers and speakers … established stars as well as […]

Newly enrolled UCD students eligible for a free Mondavi ticket

New students at UC Davis — meaning incoming freshmen, as well as newly enrolled transfer students at the undergraduate level, and new graduate students — are entitled to a special introductory offer at the Mondavi Center: one free ticket each, to the event of his or her choosing. Students can hear legendary gospel-and-soul singer Mavis Staples […]

How to publicize your event in The Enterprise

Bringing the news of our community to others is what The Davis Enterprise is about. We are dedicated to promoting activities that will enrich our community. But as we strive to help publicize activities offered by local organizations, we have a responsibility to all of our readers to provide news that is balanced, timely and […]

See a new classic at an old one

There have been numerous variations of the Varsity Theater, 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 […]

Somebody needs a good nap

Dear Annie: We have adorable, healthy twin grandchildren who are 2 years old. Unfortunately, they don’t live near us, but we are able visit them every few months. We can see that our daughter and son-in-law, both of whom work full-time, are good parents and, in most things, they show excellent judgment. Our daughter and […]

Surgeon general calls for steps to promote healthy walking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Take a walk: That’s the U.S. surgeon general’s prescription for sedentary Americans — but communities will have to step up, too, and make neighborhoods easier and safer for foot traffic. Only half of adults and just over a quarter of high school students get the amount of physical activity recommended for good […]

All in the Family: Dana Hawkins Real Estate

“Most people understand that real estate is an ever-changing process and business,” says Dana Hawkins. “The California Residential Purchase Agreement is modified frequently, new seller disclosures are added regularly, and the market is dependent on multiple factors. “Realtors’ work hours vary daily and most of our phones are never off. We worry, stress and care […]

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

All in the Family: Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board

Keeping the Davis community healthy, mobile and enjoying the outdoors is the goal of married couple Ken and Pat Bradford, owners of Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board at 650 G St. in Davis. After 27 years in the family business, at this time, only Ken works there, but some of the kids have worked there in the past, […]

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

How we roll: Décor made of bicycle parts

By Kim Cook Bikes have become part of hipster culture. There are bicycle-themed dining, drinking and shopping establishments from Portland, Ore., to Brooklyn, N.Y., and dozens of bike-friendly burgs in between — like Davis. While the rides themselves are often tricked out with colored tires, swanky seats and vintage baskets, there are also those who […]

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

This Halloween it’s just treats, no tricks, in downtown Davis

Davis Downtown has several holiday events planned for local youngsters and the young at heart. You’re invited Children in costume are invited to walk the downtown Treat Trail from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Watch for the bright orange “Treat Trail” sign in store windows. This community tradition, recommended for kids 10 and […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Snapshot: No wheels, no worries

There are nearly as many registered vehicles in California as there are people in all of Canada. The latest population figures have Canada at 34.88 million, while the Dec. 31, 2013, DMV records show 32.9 million vehicles legally rolling in the Golden State. One way to keep the number of vehicles from growing is Zipcars […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Snapshot: Picnic Day, a chance to get to know UCD

Picnic Day, the annual open house at UC Davis, is the third Saturday in April. It’s when anybody who has ever lived in Davis or attended UCD comes back to town and wanders around campus and downtown. It includes a giant parade in the morning and events and exhibitions all over the place. The parade […]

October 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

UCD athletics have break-from-work entertainment for everyone

“All work and no play makes…” Well, you know the saying. For brainiacs and avid sports fans alike, UC Davis athletics provide a welcome diversion from the classroom or 9-to-5 responsibilities. With 23 programs competing in Division I leagues ranging from Big Sky football to Big West basketball, UCD has something for every sports taste. […]

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