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Bob Dunning

From the Dept. of Useless Information

Enterprise columnist We all like free samples, but since my ÒCalifornia Statewide Direct Primary Election Official Voter Information GuideÓ was printed at taxpayer expense, itÕs clearly not free. To be clear, this is the Debra Bowen version of the ballot, not the one our friend Freddie Oakley sends out from behind the barricades in Woodland. […]

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Gloves come off as campaigns get serious

Enterprise columnist ITÕS GETTING NASTY OUT THERE É for a while, I thought this might go down as the most boring campaign in Davis City Council history É what with Joe Krovoza smiling all the time and everyone else talking about the need for a ÒcivilÓ council, candidates have been slow to speak an angry […]

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Davis political scene joins the 21st century

Enterprise columnist THIS COMMITTEE IS NOT RUTHLESS É after having followed Davis city politics since the days when this burg had a ÒVilleÓ after its name, I shouldnÕt have been surprised at this late date to learn that two well connected Davisites have formed an independent expenditure committee in support of one of our City […]

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Study that sample ballot from now until November

Enterprise columnist Every day for the past several weeks I have gone to the mailbox seeking a specific piece of mail, and every day IÕve been disappointed. I was beginning to think maybe Freddie Oakley didnÕt like me and was showing it by ÒforgettingÓ to send me a sample ballot. Without my sample ballot, IÕm […]

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Cancel Picnic Day without canceling it

Enterprise columnist A PICNIC BY ANY OTHER NAME É you know, considering Picnic Day has such a tarnished reputation that we now have an Official Task Force to try to solve the problem, maybe we ought to simply change the name of our annual drunkfest and see if that doesnÕt do the job É Since […]

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Everyone wants to know my odd secret

Enterprise columnist ODDS ARE É the other day, an inquiring mind wanted to know how I came upon the ÒoddsÓ I have published and revised on several occasions as the Davis City Council campaign has progressed É Well, truth be known, there is no scientific method thatÕs foolproof É and I donÕt conduct telephone polls […]

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ItÕs easy when you break it down logically

Enterprise columnist When it comes time to select the two City Council candidates I plan to vote for, I have a simple, easy-to-answer, one-question test, but the question has nothing to do with the issues of the day. Issues, after all, come and go, but weÕre stuck with the characters we vote for. I donÕt […]

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Civic duty adds a tidy sum to bottom line

Enterprise columnist TRIAL BY JURY É there are two kinds of people in this world, the ones who run for cover when the jury summons arrives and the ones who regard being a juror as a sacred duty É The Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams is in the latter category, so she dutifully marched off […]

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Council candidates range from ÔableÕ to ÔrenegadeÕ

Enterprise columnist The goal of every City Council candidate these days is to create a ÒgrassrootsÓ image. You know, IÕd be happy just staying home every evening with my (choose one: wife, kids, boyfriend, dog, BlackBerry, Bud Lite) but the people are absolutely demanding that I serve. After much thought, reflection and discussion with friends […]

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Locals search for way to save Picnic Day

Enterprise columnist SAVE THE PICNIC É now that the study group that was put together to study Picnic Day has finally met and agreed to appoint a task force to study Picnic Day, my fellow Davisites are weighing in with their views on this nonsense É For instance, Bob on the Westside has a suggestion […]

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Big-city types unimpressed by our hamlet

Enterprise columnist DISSED, BIG TIME … Wow É when a big city columnist picks on little olÕ Davis, our divisions melt into the Class I soil this town was built upon and we rise up in unison to defend our honor É Yes, IÕve heard from more than a few of my fellow citizens after […]

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OK, this calls for an immediate discussion

Enterprise columnist TO PICNIC OR NOT TO PICNIC É so, 31 Very Important People put their heads together on the UC Davis campus Monday in the hope of solving the drunken mess that Picnic Day has become É and, since they didnÕt ask any of us watching from the bleacher seats to attend, all we […]

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Measure R backers taking no chances

Enterprise columnist SON OF MEASURE J É IÕm not sure why anyone would spend the time, energy or money necessary to put together and mail out a wordy postcard urging a ÒYesÓ vote on Measure R, but there it was, sitting in my East Davis mailbox waiting to be read É after all, this thingÕs […]

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Updated Council seat odds put some candidates closer

Enterprise columnist So I was minding my own business and reading the letters to the editor section of this very newspaper when I came across my name in print. This always makes me happy, since I get an extra five bucks in my paycheck anytime someone mentions my name, double that if itÕs derogatory, defamatory, […]

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