Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Up for a fun day trip? Take a bike to Bike Dog

At the end of September, autumn blinks around the corner, temperatures fall to a reasonable 80 degrees, and farmers in the area have completed their hops harvest. As craft beer booms around California, so it does in Yolo County. Now, it’s well know that downtown Davis has an incredible beer selection: the Beer Shoppe, de […]

Snapshot: Forget the basement, bargains are in the barn

So you’ve searched every place in town and just can’t seem to find that right chair, cabinet, printer or microscope. Well head out of town to UC Davis and check out the Bargain Barn, on the south side of LaRue Road between Garrod Drive and Putah Creek Lodge. The store is open from 4 to […]

Mural depicting story of two families offers insights into Davis history — with added video available online

By David Hosley Special to the Enterprise As the 2014-15 academic year gets underway, K-8 teachers (as well as newcomers to Yolo County) have a new educational resource at Fourth and D streets in the heart of downtown Davis. A tile mosaic mural created recently by artist Mark Rivera shows the story of two pioneer […]

Fleet Feet Sports

Fleet Feet Sports serves apparel and accessory needs of runners, athletes and everyday folks who want to stay fit or just have comfortable shoes. Since Chris and J.D. Denton became owners and operators 18 years ago, both spouses and their children have helped out at the Davis store at 615 Second St. Fleet Feet Sports is part of […]

Rotary offers so many opportunities

By Greg Phister This past year for me truly has been a very fulfilling one. It has been an honor to serve our community and the Rotary Club of Davis as president for 2013-14. Rotary has been a part of my life for many years, going back to when I was a teenager and was […]

A retrospective on 100 Picnic Days

This Saturday, one of UC Davis’ longest-running traditions marks its centuple event. Will you be there? Pack your picnic basket — or come without sandwiches. That quintessential UCD celebration, Picnic Day, reaches a historic milestone on Saturday — its 100th. But packing your own lunch is still optional, just like it was for the previous […]

Ask the Expert: Fleet Feet Davis

Training with Fleet Feet Fleet Feet Sports in Davis is a locally-owned and operated running and fitness specialty store that features footwear, apparel, and accessories for running, walking, yoga, and other fitness activities. As one of a national franchise with 122 locations across the country, Fleet Feet is one of the oldest, having opened in […]

Blue Man Group: hard to describe, easy to enjoy

Check it out What: Blue Man Group Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $21-$88 general Info: Visit www.californiamusicaltheatre.com “I loved it. Brave, adventuresome, amusing, challenging and those drummers rock! The woofers and subwoofers they used blew my hair backwards!” was […]

Jazz phenom Jonathan Batiste visits Mondavi for five nights

Born into a musical family in Louisiana, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York (earning a master’s degree), Jonathan Batiste is still a few years short of 30, but has been performing since age 8. He’s recorded albums with veteran New Orleans musicians, as well as an album of live material recorded on […]

Scientists infuse stem cells into stroke victims brains

By Mark Roth Doctors have known for years that when people suffer a stroke, their brains furiously try to repair themselves, but the improvement often plateaus after several weeks or months. Now, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Stanford University hope they can enhance recovery by infusing millions of stem cells directly […]

Welcome roundabouts

If you’re new to town, you might be surprised by one of the European traffic circles, known as roundabouts. The city of Davis actually has five of these roundabouts, with more expected to be installed in the future. Benefits of roundabouts There must be some good reasons for all these roundabouts, right? Indeed. * Less […]

Season to feature Stoppard classic, hip-hop dance, and more

The upcoming season from the UC Davis theater and dance department features playwright Tom Stoppard’s modern classic “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” — an extremely witty play containing some of the funniest and finest back-and-forth dialog in contemporary theater. Other shows include a classic early 20th Century Spanish drama by Lorca, a new piece examining […]