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 ,

Sign up now for teen acting workshop

If you’re a teenager and you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be king or sing or dance the tango, then the Winters Shakespeare Workshop is the outlet for you. Teens ages 13 to 19 may sign up now for the workshop — five weeks of performing fun, ending in a production of “Much Ado […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Ask the Expert: Dixon Landscape Materials

Great Landscaping Starts Here… Landscape is divided up into hardscape and softscape. These areas are defined in terms of drainage. Hardscape is patios, sidewalks, buildings, thick fences, swimming pools, small buildings — places with no exposed earth for drainage. Softscape is those areas like lawn and garden where there is exposed ground to afford drainage. Hardscape […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Ask the Expert | Tagged ,

‘The Wind Rises': This film soars

“The Wind Rises” Four and a half stars Starring (voice): Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Stanley Tucci, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin, Werner Herzog, Mae Whitman Rating: PG-13, for dramatic content and disturbing images Famed Japanese filmmaker turns serious in his newest animated drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Animation fans who think of […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Hear jazz at the Performers’ Circle

James Williams with the Midnight Jazz Trio is the featured act Monday, March 24, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Williams, a Performers’ Circle regular known for stellar a cappella renditions of jazz standards, will blend his distinctive voice with fellow local musicians Robert […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,