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Bob Dunning (Jan. 19): Let Davis voters decide Nishi’s fate

Turns out today is D-Day for the Nishi Gateway project, which, using the current politically correct term for such things, is not a “development,” but an “innovation center.” As such, it must be greener than Kermit the Frog, create more energy than it consumes, be drought-tolerant, carbon-neutral, gluten-free and provide a one-acre plot of medical […]

Bob Dunning: Sugar comparison isn’t apples to apples

I received a beautiful multi-color brochure in my East Davis mailbox the other day from my good friend Julio. If you’re lucky, maybe Julio sent a brochure to you, too. I mean, I’ve never seen so many pretty colors in a single six-panel brochure. There’s red and green and yellow and purple and orange and […]

Bob Dunning: Exiting the bank is always such sweet sorrow

SURVEY SAYS … I just love that when you stay in a hotel or visit the doctor or order a product online how it’s almost guaranteed that a survey will follow asking you to rank the service or product you received … Sometimes the surveys are online and sometimes they’re with a real human being […]

Bob Dunning (Jan. 14): He used big words, so of course he meant Davis

DOWNTOWN DISTRESS … in the course of the now-departed Year of Our Lord 2015, I received a number of interesting emails on a variety of subjects, but perhaps none more heartfelt than the one from an Adrienne, who is concerned about our downtown … Wrote Adrienne, shortly after Pope Francis had visited the United States: […]

Bob Dunning: Hilda left a legacy for all of us

As 2015 was coming to a close, our town lost one of its beloved citizens and true pioneers when Hilda Ottilie Zimmerman Keefer passed away at the age of 100. Hilda had lived in Davis continuously since 1945, when she and her husband Ray — who died in 2009 — moved here after Ray’s service in the […]

Bob Dunning (Jan. 12): Gambling with our city’s future

STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD … meeting in emergency session last night in the Upper Room at Woodstock’s, the Davis City Council shelved plans for a variety of new taxes and instead voted unanimously to use city funds to purchase 500,000 tickets for Wednesday’s $1.3 billion Powerball drawing … “This is the answer to our fiscal […]

Bob Dunning: It may be time for UCD football to go to the next level

As the college football season comes to a close with tomorrow night’s Battle of the South between Alabama and Clemson, I may need some serious counseling to help me over the heartbreaking realization that there will be no football on Saturday afternoons until next September. Over the years, I’ve made no secret of my love […]

Bob Dunning: Peace through superior appetizers

FEED THE BEAST … as the city continues to struggle with the violence and general late-night rowdiness associated with our downtown bars, the one suggestion that keeps rearing its ugly head is to require that food be served as long as the bar is still serving alcohol … which is just plain silly … yep, […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning (Jan. 7): Hey, he ought to know, right?

OH DANNY BOY … I received a “Major Endorsement News” email from the Dan Wolk for Assembly campaign letting me know that Dan is “so excited” to have received the endorsement of current Assemblyman Bill Dodd to succeed Dodd in the Assembly … That would be the same Bill Dodd who defeated Dan and several others […]

January 07, 2016 | Posted in Web Update

Bob Dunning: Mayor bullish on city’s future

While I’m sorry I’d didn’t have the 30 bucks to hear Mayor Dan Wolk’s address — formerly known as the “State of the City” — to the Davis Chamber of Commerce on Monday, luckily The Enterprise’s Felicia Alvarez did the heavy lifting for me. According to Felicia’s superb report, the mayor is “optimistic” about the city’s future, […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning (Jan. 5): ‘Build up, not out,’ they said … ‘somewhere else’

NOT IN MY BACKYARD … as the opposition to Trackside proves once again, “infill” is a wonderful concept in theory only … so far, however, it only works when it’s proposed for where someone else lives … Call them a bunch of NIMBYs if you wish, but the Old East Davis folks have some serious concerns […]

January 05, 2016 | Posted in Web Update

Bob Dunning: Taking stock in an ever-changing landscape

When I recently heard the words “The Enterprise is going to three days a week,” it was like a punch to the gut and a dagger to the heart. It wasn’t what I had hoped to hear as I begin my 47th year at the same newspaper this month, but I can’t say it was […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Forget 2015, here are next year’s top stories

Elsewhere in today’s Davis Enterprise you will be treated to a top-to-bottom review of the many compelling stories that made headlines in 2015. And what a list it is. However, only here will you read — in advance — the top news stories of 2016, several of which were forecast for previous years, but are only now […]

December 31, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: They’d use even less water with no plumbing

SPIN DOCTOR … in his monthly sure-to-win-a-Pulitzer column, Mayor Dan Wolk put a bright spin on just about everything, which is to be expected … he seems especially proud of what he calls “smart land-use approvals” and notes that “none of The Cannery homes will have a lawn.” … Now, with all due respect to The Drought, […]

December 30, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

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