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Bob Dunning

Food stamp budget easy with smart shopping

Enterprise columnist So, I was reading in last nightÕs paper that Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada is trying to live on $1.33 per meal ($4 a day, no snacks) as part of something called the ÒFood Stamp Challenge.Ó According to the USDA, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the food stamp program) provides an average monthly […]

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Davis ‘Crying Girl’ story makes it into N.Y. Times

Enterprise columnist Last Saturday, my early morning routine Ñ sleep Ñ was interrupted with half a dozen e-mails and a phone call or two that all began with a breathless Òyou just have to get a copy of The New York Times.Ó Well, as much as I hate to admit it, the NY Times was […]

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Singleton richly deserves Hall of Fame status

Enterprise columnist HONORING THE BEST É former UC Davis Athletic Director Joe Singleton headlined the list of inductees to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame, which held its annual banquet last week in Anaheim É NACDA is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletic administrators nationwide. […]

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You thought it just fell out of the sky?

Enterprise columnist I have in front of me the beautiful, glossy, multi-colored, multi-page ÒCity of Davis 2009 Annual Water Quality Report.Ó Trust me, this thing is a heck of a lot nicer than any brochure any City Council candidate ever tried to stuff in our mailbox. Because the city, the county and the state are […]

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Wounds are still fresh after 1,600 years

Enterprise columnist CHRISTIANS, LIONS PLAY TO TIE É several weeks ago our Sunday ÒWhat Do You Think?Ó feature asked an innocent question of six folks on the street concerning their favorite sporting event of all time É specifically, the question was ÒIf you could go back and see any sporting event from the past, what […]

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Unequal voting? Just multiply by six

Enterprise columnist In Davis we frequently have discussions about electing our council at-large, or by districts, or by something known as ÒchoiceÓ voting. But IÕve never heard the term ÒcumulativeÓ voting tossed into the mix. Well, thanks to my friend Eric at pacbell.net, I now know far more than I ever wished about cumulative voting, […]

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Future council looks disappointingly nice

Enterprise columnist I donÕt know about you, but IÕm hoping my friends Ruth Asmundson and Sue Greenwald will agree to mix it up one more time before we close the book on the most contentious chapter in Davis City Council history. It takes two to tango Ñ or tangle Ñ and with Ruth, Dandy Don […]

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Forget the election, hereÕs a real problem

Enterprise columnist A LOCAL MENACE É I will admit to being consumed with the electoral process in recent weeks while ignoring some major problems facing our town É this has not gone unnoticed by my friend Jim, who says he is writing to convince me to discuss a problem that is Òstarting to overwhelm Davis.Ó […]

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A day to look back on all the good times

Enterprise columnist * EditorÕs note: Portions of the following column first were published on FatherÕs Day, 1995. ItÕs been a number of FatherÕs Days since my dad died, but the pain of his passing has been replaced by a wonderful appreciation of how lucky I was to have known him for the first 40 years […]

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Where were the voters? Not at the polls

Enterprise columnist DEMOCRACY IN ACTION É my friend Jean on the Eastside has a thing or two to say about our embarrassingly low voter turnout last week É ÒSome countries require proof of voting to receive government services,Ó she notes É Wow É no voter stub, no unemployment check? É now that would push the […]

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It turns out, you donÕt go to feed the crabs

Enterprise columnist Went to my first crab feed earlier this spring. How IÕve made it this far in life without participating in such a grand event is unclear, especially since I can spell ÒDungenessÓ in my sleep. Crab feeds are extravagant outgrowths of those old Friday night Lenten fish frys made famous by the Catholic […]

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Two-per-ballot system messes up math

Enterprise columnist MATH WIZ É since no one else is willing to do the arithmetic on this one, IÕll volunteer É frankly, IÕm getting tired of reading that Joe Krovoza got 37.6 percent of the vote É that sounds like not much more than 1 in 3, which is hardly a mandate, especially when only […]

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Our Ôpetty bickeringÕ is on par with the best

Enterprise columnist The wonderful thing about living in Davis is that there are so many people who dearly love this town and would do anything to make it better. Take my friend Mike on East Eighth, parts of which are actually on the west side of the railroad tracks. Mike loves the town, as evidenced […]

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Sales tax measure was never in danger

Enterprise columnist VOICE OF THE PROPHET É a week or so before the election, our evening was interrupted by a former member of the Davis City Council who called to tell me that ÒMeasure Q is going down.Ó É the caller was so impassioned while presenting the reasons why this was going to happen that […]

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