HOLIDAYS: Time for pre-holiday painting is here

Don’t look now, but the holidays are right around the corner.  That means it’s time to take a careful look at the condition of your home’s interior, especially the rooms where you’ll soon be entertaining. Take stock of things with a careful visual inspection. Focus first on the space near your front door, where guests […]

HOLIDAYS: 5 simple steps to keep pets healthy over the holidays

When making holiday plans, consider your pets’ health needs. Here, five veterinary experts weigh in on steps to keep pets happy and healthy amid the hubbub. Resist those pleading eyes According to veterinary nutritionist Dr. Dottie LaFlamme, high-calorie tidbits contribute to caloric overload and bad habits, while lacking necessary nutrient balance. “Just one teaspoon of […]

HOLIDAY: Well, don’t just sit there

By Kimberly Yarris Six free things to do with visiting family and friends after the big meal. * Take a walk in the Arboretum Meandering through the UC Davis campus, the gardens are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Arboretum paths are popular with walkers, joggers and bicyclists. The main path is a […]

Fun, enriching activities abound around town

Here are a few Davis activity suggestions — and one in neighboring Woodland — you won’t want to miss. Yolo County Visitors Bureau 132 E St. Suite 200, 530-297-1900; Any visitor wanting to make the most of a trip to Davis should begin at the Yolo County Visitors Bureau. The resource-packed YCVB can supply […]

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

DMTC: See local talent shine

The Davis Musical Theatre Company is the longest-running, year-round, non-professional musical theater company in California. Its mission is “to produce quality, affordable, family-oriented theatrical musicals open to all people.” DMTC provides training for amateur theatrical performers, directors, choreographers, musicians and technicians. The nonprofit theater is an all-volunteer organization from the board of directors on down. […]

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

All in the Family: Lainey’s Furniture For Living

You can find quality, brand-name furniture at an affordable price at Lainey’s Furniture For Living, owned and managed by husband-and-wife team Elaine and John Cloutier. The store is at 395 E. Monte Vista Ave, Suite A, in Vacaville. “At Lainey’s we keep up on the latest styles and trends in furniture without sacrificing traditional styles,” Elaine Cloutier […]

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

All in the Family: United Financial Services

Since 1984, mother and son, Joyce Thorp and Steve Gary, have been helping Davis residents manage their money. The United Financial Services business team has been successful for more than 30 years by providing high-quality service to help clients solve virtually any financial issue. Joyce and Steve each bring a specialty to the business, so they […]

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

Enjoy a bike ride to Winters

Growing up in Davis in the 1970s, it was common for me and my friends to pass through Winters on a bike ride. But Winters, back then, was not a destination. It was at most a pit stop on a ride to Lake Berryessa. If we were thirsty and we had some money, we would […]

Snapshot: Check out this museum

What better way to celebrate a historical library building than to turn it into a museum. That’s exactly what the city of Davis did with the first branch of the Yolo County Free Library. The 1911 building, originally at 117 F St., was moved to its current home at the corner of Fifth and C […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Snapshot: How do the gardens grow?

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food but don’t have the land? The city of Davis sponsors the Davis Community Garden at 1825 Fifth St. There are 113 garden plots; most are 18 feet by 20 feet, although a few are half-plots. The city provides the land, water, some facility maintenance and some […]

August 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey': A tasty banquet

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Four stars Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Michel Blanc, Clément Sibony Rating: PG, and quite pointlessly; suitable for all ages Food bridges a cultural divide in romantic charmer By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic This film is as sweetly “old world” as […]

August 08, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

See ‘Rainbows of Chaos’ at Craft Center

The UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Rainbow of Chaos,” a solo exhibition of glass mosaics by instructor and volunteer Jennifer Rutherford. The exhibition opens Monday and continues through Sept. 19. The exhibition primarily features glass mosaics, paintings and knitted garments designed by the artist, with the occasional sculpture or jewelry piece thrown in. Featured themes and […]

August 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Partain Real Estate

“I definitely got the passion to sell real estate from my dad,” Julie Partain says. When Julie was a child growing up in Davis, she has fond memories of her dad, Dick Partain, always coming home from work with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. When she became a teenager, she grew […]

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

Visitors’ Guide: Davis Farmers Market

The Davis Farmers Market has been a downtown staple since 1975 when it was founded by local family farmers looking for a way to sell their produce directly to the public. In 2009, the Davis Farmers Market was crowned America’s favorite large farmers’ market by the American Farmland Trust and thousands of voters. The win […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,