Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Designed for kids, and adults, too

If you go What: Roo’s Café, a children’s play place with food for adults, too When: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Where: 2939 Spafford St. Admission: Free for infants up to 12 months, $3 for ages 13-24 months, $7 for ages 2-5; discounts are offered with purchase Info:

Little Prague bids farewell; Pizza, subs to fill Dimple

After 22 years, Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant will serve its last meals Sunday. The Farmer’s Wife Bakery portion of the business will close as well. Old Soul Co. is leasing the restaurant, courtyard and bar at 330 G St. Little Prague will offer brunch Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to […]

Name droppers: Lea Rosenberg takes reins of Odd Fellows

Lea Rosenberg of Davis was unanimously elected noble grand (president) of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. Rosenberg has been a member of the Davis Odd Fellows for 10 years and holds all degrees of Odd Fellowship. She recently served as vice grand (vice president) of the lodge and also is active in the community. The Davis […]

London seniors learn sport of daredevils

LONDON (AP) — On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges — all elements of a daredevil discipline known as “parkour.” What was unusual about the scene is that Thomson is 79 and all of her classmates are over 60. They are […]

Are we there yet? Fool you twice, shame on me

I’m feeling a bit guilty over an experiment I just did on you all. Even worse is that the results proved a trend that is disappointing. My tiny experiment involved headline writing. Recently I’ve been reading up on newspaper design as we at The Enterprise discuss how to freshen up our paper. Over and over, […]

A taste of tradition: chorizo from Spanish grandfather’s recipe

Walk into Lorenzo’s Town and Country Market in Winters and head to the meat counter in the rear of the store. Next to thick, rib-eye steaks, slab bacon and 2-inch-deep pork chops, you’ll find a wide row of coiled reddish sausages – Spanish-style, housemade chorizo. The real deal, made from John Lorenzo’s family recipe, handed […]

Agriculture well permit applications spiking, likely due to drought

With the drought well into its third year, farmers are turning to groundwater to keep their crops green. Applications to install or replace agricultural wells spiked this year, doubling from last year. Residential applications rose slightly, having dropped steadily since the 2004-2006 housing boom. “It’s kind of a tough thing for farmers right now,” said […]

We need a record of URAC

After attending a recent Utility Rate Advisory Committee meeting and having a follow-up conversation with URAC members, we were alarmed to learn that no official recording was being made of each URAC meeting. Such recordings must be made by city staff and immediately made available to URAC members, the City Council and the public for […]

Can you host an Italian teen?

An outgoing, energetic, 16-year-old high school student from Italy is taking a bold step to attend a four-week English language program offered at UC Davis from July 7 to Aug. 7. He has been to the United States to visit relatives, gone to a Scout camp and attended a friend of the family’s marriage. Although […]

Cheers and Jeers: Downtown vandalism is vexing

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: JEERS to the growing incidents of vandalism in downtown Davis, perpetrated — we believe — by drunken revelers who frequent the bars. Business owners have long known they’ll be picking up trash (discarded bottles, cans, fast-food wrappers and […]

Just Us in Davis: I, too, am Davis

By Jonathan London Deceptively simple, but deeply moving, portraits of students of color from dozens of universities around the country holding small chalkboards with phrases such as, “But you don’t look black,” “What are you?” “You speak such good English.” Riffing off Langston Hughes’ famous poem, “I, too, am America,” “I, too, am Harvard” was […]

TALK program to add American Sign Language

Children interested in learning a new language before or after school will have a new one to choose from this fall: American Sign Language. The popular Davis program Teach Another Language to Kids (TALK) already offers French and Spanish to children in grades K-6 at the Davis Arts Center and several elementary schools around town and now […]

Yolo DA treats interns right

Interning at the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office was by far my most valuable law school experience. I started as a full-time intern during my second summer. Within a week, I knew my calling was to be a prosecutor. I saw how all the attorneys were so dedicated to serving justice. It was clear to […]