Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sunrise Rotary improves the future for youths

Thousands of Davis youths enjoy a better quality of life and improved hope for the future, thanks to the annual efforts of the Davis Sunrise Rotary. “Davis Sunrise Rotarians continue to develop ongoing projects to help kids because we believe youth deserve a better future,” said club president Susanne Rockwell. Projects include presenting Student of […]

Visitors’ Guide: Bicycling

Davis takes its reputation as the bicycle capital of the country seriously, and there are many ways this town proves its loyalty to pedal power. It has earned the title of “America’s Best Bicycling City” because of its high volume of bicycle use, its renowned system of bikeways and cyclist-friendly facilities, and supportive city and […]

‘Belle’: Rings a robust note

“Belle” Four stars Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, Sam Reid, James Norton Rating: PG, and mostly harmless, aside from an unexpectedly vulgar sexual assault Strong performances highlight well-intentioned historical drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Even under dire circumstances, virtuous individuals will stand against the entrenched […]

Lara Downes to premiere Billie Holiday program at Mondavi Center

That’s the ticket What: Lara Downes, premiering a Billie Holiday-inspired concert project, “But Beautiful” When: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $46 general, $19 students;, 530-754-2787 When pianist Lara Downes was a girl of 7, she took classes on Saturdays at the […]

Parade marshals put down roots here, strengthened community

Carol Sconyers’ first waves to a Picnic Day crowd came alongside her husband, Hal, atop a fraternity parade float. “It was 62 years ago that we were on that float. We were in black graduation caps and gowns. It was terribly windy — they almost had to cancel Picnic Day — so we were trying […]

Ask the Expert: Stabler’s A-1 Appliance

STABLER’S A-1 APPLIANCE… Your Local Appliance Dealer & Service Provider When you have a problem with your appliances, Stabler’s A-1 Appliance in Woodland, CA has a professional and experienced staff to help you. This multi-generational family business has been in the area since the 1960’s. They pride themselves on the Customer Service they provide. Stabler’s […]

How to protect your diesel in cold weather

(BPT) – As more manufacturers produce diesel vehicles for consumers, owners need to be aware of the issues that may occur during the cold winter months and learn how they can protect their vehicle. Gelling Cold weather can cause starting problems in diesel vehicles because the fuel tends to gel. Most consumers cannot control what […]

Tips to prepare your vehicle for winter travel

(BPT) – Now that frigid temperatures and stormy days have come back in earnest, it’s time for car owners to think seriously about the road conditions ahead and take the simple but important steps to ensure safe winter travel this year. Bad weather is linked to 7,000 deaths, 800,000 injuries and more than 1.5 million […]

Don’t let turkey preparations consume you this Thanksgiving

By Daniel Neman Thanksgiving is coming. What to serve? What to serve? Uncle Clark bagged a deer, but Lois has sworn off red meat. Perry is allergic to shellfish and nuts. Cousin Jimmy only eats kosher food — which no one can understand, because he isn’t Jewish. What to serve? Hey! How about turkey? Everyone […]

‘Film to Food Project’ creates a new holiday tradition

What could go better with a classic holiday film, than and a meal to match? The Davis Food Co-op and the Stephens Branch Library have created “Watch the Book, Then Cook the Book — Film to Food Project.” This holiday season, enjoy an exclusive film screening of the holiday classic portraying Louisa May Alcott’s beloved […]

Kids invited to decorate pumpkins at museum

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will celebrate an early Halloween on Saturday by providing treats for goblins, ghosts, princesses and all other trick-or-treaters. The museum, 445 C St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be pumpkins to decorate and take home. Decorating supplies will be provided, or children can […]

Discover a Better Ride on Wet Roads

(NewsUSA) – Bald or poorly maintained tires won’t get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road. Take control by following this advice from your friends at Firestone Complete Auto Care on ways to […]

Halloween celebration gets a new twist

Children age 10 and under in costume are invited to trick-or-treat in downtown Davis on Halloween and participate in two new holiday activities — free showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and the first Dia de los Muertos Festival. Trick-or-treating will take place rain or shine at participating businesses from 2 to 4:30 […]