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Hey, isn’t this the University of California?

CALIFORNIANS NEED NOT APPLY … I realize that desperate times call for desperate measures, but I was absolutely dumbfounded to learn that one of UC Davis’ responses to its budget crisis will benefit out-of-state students at the expense of those from California … because out-of-state students pay considerably more tuition than in-state students, UCD plans […]

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Missing football? Enjoy the Souper Bowl

SOUPER SUPER SUNDAY … although the Green Bay Packers are the only NFL franchise with a nickname that’s all about food, they will not be present Sunday when the esteemed Davis Food Co-op unveils its highly popular and fifth annual “Souper Bowl” fund-raiser to benefit Elderly Nutrition … the event runs from 4 to 6 […]

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Clotheslines are a part of Americana

Over the years in this job that has become my life’s work I’ve received some strange requests. Like the time an official at the state prison in Vacaville asked me to come down and referee the annual “tackle” football game between the inmates. I accepted and had the time of my life, even if I […]

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City Council does what voters would have

OH DANNY BOY … the system wasn’t perfect — far from it — but it’s hard to argue with the result … after an evening of questions and answers and sometimes startling silliness, the four members of the Davis City Council unanimously admitted Dan Wolk to their exclusive club … well, let me amend that […]

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Odds are this will be a late-night selection

It has been a long time coming, but this might finally be the night. Yes, if all goes as planned and no last-second glitches emerge to rain on the parade, the Davis City Council appears poised to add a fifth member who will be expected to break all 2-2 ties. The process has been long […]

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This candidate has his priorities straight

I don’t know about you, but I’m still deciding which one of our 10 dedicated public servants I’m going to vote for to fill that vacant fifth seat on the Davis City Council. I’m sorry. I keep forgetting we don’t get to actually vote on this one. Nope, despite all the forums and candidate statements […]

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Once is an error, twice is a pattern

It’s not often you see a major university make headlines for dunderheadedness. But when the university making such headlines happens to butt up against the Davis city limits, I sit up and take notice. Yes, there was our beloved institution of higher learning, UC Davis, scrambling to explain away charges that the campus somehow discriminates […]

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Is he Davis-y enough for the City Council?

As clearinghouse central for all candidates who wish to fill the vacant seat on the Davis City Council, I recently reviewed the application of one Steve Williams from the wildest reaches of Wildhorse. “Why did I file?” he asks himself, then answers his own question with “After reading your column about the difficulties of completing […]

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Still holding out hope for a solution

If our local school district and Board of Education thought the case of Jeff Christian would fade quickly into the night, they might want to think again. Supporters of Christian, the former Davis High girls basketball head coach who was unceremoniously fired mid-season, have been meeting formally and informally as they seek to correct what […]

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Sacramento rolls up the welcome mat

Enterprise columnist \n Never in a million years did I think I\’d hear a Yolo County supervisor utter the words “whorehouse” and “West Sacramento” in the same sentence. And I certainly didn\’t expect to hear those words uttered by a Yolo County supervisor who represents West Sacramento. \n And yet there were those words, with […]

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A brief foray into pro football

Enterprise columnist \n For years and years and years, I\’ve had the pleasure of forecasting the outcome of college football games on the sports pages of this esteemed gazette. It\’s a labor of love that I held \n onto even as I transitioned from a sports columnist to a guy who appears on Page 2 […]

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Stubborn district digging in for a fight

Enterprise staff \n So, we\’ve apparently reached the end of the sad saga of Jeff Christian, the fired Davis High School girls basketball coach. Unless, of course, Christian attempts to salvage his reputation, and perhaps his job, by filing a formal legal action. \n School district attorney Scot Yarnell, in an e-mail Friday to Christian\’s […]

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It could be the first \’surreality show\’

Enterprise columnist \n JUST LIKE AN ELECTION … back when we were all discussing Don Saylor\’s anticipated defection to Woodland, all sorts of crazy plans were being floated to find his replacement … the craziest, of course, was to actually hold an election to fill Saylor\’s vacant seat … \n But no, we were told, […]

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Can we call them for delay of game?

THE DRAMA CONTINUES É just when we thought that perhaps an agreement could be reached between fired Davis High School girls basketball coach Jeff Christian and the school district that fired him, the district is now asking for more time É When the two sides met Tuesday, ChristianÕs attorney, Steve Boutin, put an offer on […]

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