Bob Dunning

Bob Dunning: Aggie fans remember how things used to be

IN PRAISE OF THE TOMB … as Richard Nixon used to say, “The mail is running 10 to 1 in my favor” after the proposal floated here to move Aggie home football games back to the friendly confines of Toomey Field …   My friend Chris, who used to sit in the North End Zone […]

October 23, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Dunning: Stanford is shooting for national championship playoff

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over WASHINGTON … if Stanford wins out, it will be in the national championship playoff. But winning out is a tall order. Chris Petersen will have the Huskies ready to play, as he always does, but UW’s talent level is simply not there this year. UTAH over USC […]

October 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Is it summer already? It’s so hard to tell these days

I realize global warming — or “climate change,” as it’s now known — has completely upset the calendar, but I was still surprised as September turned to fall that the good folks at PG&E decided it was time for me to “Prepare your AC for summer.” I known it’s been the hottest summer on the Pacific Coast […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: As long as it’s brewed locally, it should be fine

PARTY WITH THE WOLK DYNASTY … got my invitation to the social event of the fall, the annual Wolktoberfest, to be held Thursday night at the newest Davis gathering place, The Barn at The Cannery … The event, which may or may not be a fundraiser for higher office, promises “delicious beer and scrumptious bites,” […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Inhospitable stadium is part of Aggies’ problem

My rallying cry this week for our beloved and beleaguered Aggie football team is “Bring Back The Tomb.” Trust me, there’s nothing that ails Aggie football that can’t be solved by moving Saturday’s home game against Southwestern Easternmost Utah A&M to Toomey Field to see if some of the magic of this historic venue can […]

October 20, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: I swear, I’m not the neighborhood’s bad seed

The postcard arrived innocently enough in the humble East Davis mailbox that graces our front porch. But, given that this was a postcard and not a message delivered in a plain, brown envelope, it was available for many pairs of eyes to see as it made its way through the United States postal system to […]

October 18, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Vanderhoef left an indelible legacy for all of us

I was not lucky enough to be a UC Davis student when Larry Vanderhoef was chancellor, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t aware of his remarkable legacy and all that he did for the alma mater I cherish. Vanderhoef, who died Thursday at the age of 74, had many fans and his share of detractors, […]

October 16, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Dunning: Can Utah keep winning and reach the playoff?

This week’s picks are as follows: UTAH over ARIZONA STATE … the Cinderella Utes suddenly have a great big target on their backs. Win out and Utah will be in the national championship playoff. Unfortunately, there are some major bumps in the road ahead, beginning with the suddenly rejuvenated Sun Devils. OREGON over WASHINGTON … […]

October 16, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Maybe if we change the name of the tests, too …

Like so many other concerned and confused Davis parents, I have followed the GATE controversy for seemingly decades now, even as the program tried to trick us all by changing its name to AIM. Kind of like the local football team, reacting to criticism of the number of injuries players sustain, changing its name to […]

October 15, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Get out there and breathe in the lawn

LAWN ORDER … a longtime Davisite who still strangely thinks that green lawns add to a town’s ambiance sent me a “USA Snapshot” from USA Today that pretty much tells the story … “Breathable lawns,” said the headline … “A family of four can get their daily oxygen needs met by 50 square feet of […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Barring bars does little to solve the problemn

I’ve heard all the arguments, pro and con, as to whether a proposed nightclub called Blondies should be granted an exception to the 45-day moratorium the City Council enacted to prevent the opening of new bars, clubs and restaurants in town that serve alcohol. This in response to the brutal stabbing death of a Southern […]

October 13, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Will teeth in city ordinance really bite?

That sneaky City Council. Last month they waited until I was on vacation to start fining people big time for watering their lawns when they’re not supposed to. Interestingly, it seemed as if most council members didn’t wish to vote for such a harsh measure, but then they went ahead and did it anyway. Unanimously. […]

October 11, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Is there a way to use a negative amount of water?

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT … as if we haven’t all done enough already, the city now wants each of us to save an additional 90 gallons of water a day, which would be impossible in many households, ours included, that don’t use that much water a day to begin with … but I guess we […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Dunning: Oregon should get past Wazzu, just barely

OREGON over WASHINGTON STATE … put simply, the Ducks’ quarterback situation is a mess. Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams, who was supposed to lead Oregon to the promised land, is still nursing a broken finger, and the cupboard is bare behind him. Even Wazzu looks scary to the once-invincible, uniform-crazy Ducks. ARIZONA STATE over COLORADO […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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