Bob Dunning

Bob Dunning: A double shot of outrage for Christmas

As a Catholic born and a Catholic bred, I learned at a very early age to look first to Starbucks for my theological guidance and inspiration. Every year, before we could carve the Thanksgiving turkey or sneak into the forest to cut down the family Christmas tree, we would anxiously await the deep message on […]

Bob Dunning: Aggies look to juice up attendance

AGGIE SPORTS MADNESS … my friend Hans kindly forwarded a promo for Saturday’s Aggie home football game against Cal Poly … according to the flier, if you “Purchase a ticket vs. Cal Poly” you’ll get free admission to a men’s basketball game against North Dakota State, a women’s basketball game against mighty Stanford, a volleyball […]

Bob Dunning: It’s the sort of business you have to see in person

For some strange reason I occasionally receive something in the mail from AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons. Apparently they are unaware of my lifetime contract with Davis’ Only Daily Newspaper that continues to put Cheerios on the kids’ breakfast table. Turns out my friend Tiny hears from AARP, too, though he receives his […]

Bob Dunning: Bag-toting shoppers are just better people

BAG BENEFITS … many of us may think the plastic bag ban is petty and misdirected, but if what I read in The New York Times is true, there may be a silver lining here … Writes The Times: “When people bring reusable bags to the grocery store — and actually remember to take them in […]

Dunning: Oregon/Cal should be a shootout

This week’s picks are as follows: OREGON over CAL … electrical engineers in Eugene have been feverishly working all week to convert the Autzen Stadium scoreboard to allow for triple digits. Oregon’s defense is so bad even the 49ers could figure out a way to score on the dreadful Ducks. The bad news for the […]

Bob Dunning: Words of love touched us all

A MOMENT FROM THE HEART … the Mondavi Center has hosted many wonderful performances since former UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef’s dream became a reality in 2002, but none more memorable than the moving words of Rosalie Vanderhoef describing her husband of 52 years to a large gathering Wednesday at the Mondavi’s Jackson Hall … […]

Bob Dunning: Davis always changing, never happy about it

THE READERS ALWAYS WRITE … my friend Ron, reacting to a letter to the editor from a longtime Davisite who was decrying potential growth in the old town, notes “I guess some people never got over that whole dynamism thing and still want to freeze Davis in time.” … Speaking of longtime Davisites (see photo […]

Bob Dunning: Nothing but positives from ambitious plan

On Tuesday night, the Davis City Council will decide whether to approve Pamela Trokanski’s ambitious and potentially marvelous project known as “Life in 11 Dimensions,” the kind of multi-faceted offering that most cities our size never have a chance to even dream of. The project already has received a strong endorsement from the city Planning Commission, and […]

Bob Dunning: Some folks just know how to do Christmas right

Back in the good old days, before the Internet ruined everything, we used to get all sorts of catalogs in the mail as the Christmas season approached. As I recall, the spelling of this wonderful book was “catalogue,” before we shortened it to save ink. As kids we’d flip through these catalogs after school, fantasizing […]

Bob Dunning: Could it be that … Winters is coming?

WINTERS RISING … geez Louise, I leave town for a few days and return to learn that the mayor of Winters, for crying out loud, has decided to challenge the mayor of Davis for the soon-to-be-vacant seat in the California Assembly … she’s also challenging a former Davis mayor and a proud Marine … yes, […]

Dunning: USC is playing well, which is bad news for Bears

This week’s picks are as follows: USC over CAL … the Bears have hit a significant bump in the road in what started out as a magical season. The Trojans meanwhile, freed from their Sarkisian-induced coma, are suddenly playing like the champs they’re supposed to be. Isn’t it interesting when multimillion-dollar genius coaches get out […]

Bob Dunning: Dr. Bob is back to answer your trick-or-treat questions

* Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader response and personal requests from all five members of the Davis City Council, The Enterprise has again called on the services of Dr. Bob, a board-certified psychiatrist with a Halloween-specific practice in West Davis. While some of Dr. Bob’s timeless advice to Davis parents and children has appeared in this […]

Bob Dunning: The answers are right there in front of us

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW … Don at pacbell.net writes to say “I rely on your column to provide answers to questions that Davis residents have.” … you have come to the right spot, Don … answers are free to Davis residents … five bucks apiece to those from the four dreaded W’s: Woodland, Winters, West […]

Bob Dunning: It just goes to show how inclusive we are

HOME IS WHERE THE TOMATOES USED TO BE … my friend Jeff notes that “If you click on the Shea Homes website and ask about homes in ‘California’ and you click on the subset ‘Sacramento,’ the two Shea Homes projects in The Cannery show up.” … I think they call that marketing … adds Jeff: […]

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