YOLO COUNTY NEWS
1 89 90 91 92 93 111

Bob Dunning

State should embrace the Costco option

Enterprise columnist FOOD FOR THOUGHT É in her response to my response to her $4-a-day food stamp challenge, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada dismissed my suggestion about shopping at Costco to make that $4 go considerably further É in a pointed letter to the editor, Yamada admitted that Òpurchasing in bulk is certainly a good suggestion.Ó É […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

Cooperation takes all the fun out of it

Enterprise columnist I was not among those present for the swearing-in of our new council members Tuesday night. Truth be told, had I been there, I likely would have been swearing. I also was not present for the swearing-in of Don Saylor as mayor, as our friendly supervisor-to-be went from being mayor pro tempore to […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

Fishing for clues on this act of disrespect

Enterprise staff Our new council members have barely had time to warm their high-back chairs and already we have a crisis of confidence. Yes, the brain trust at Money Magazine has released its ÒBest Places to LiveÓ list of ÒAmericaÕs best small citiesÓ and we are nowhere in the top 100. And yes, we do […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

Bureaucracy will trump math every time

Enterprise columnist IS THERE AN ATTORNEY IN THE HOUSE? É there I go, getting libeled by my own newspaper É after 40 years, does it hurt? É naw, IÕll survive, but it did ruin an otherwise splendid summer afternoon É Let me explain É a week or two ago I read an interesting piece in […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

It makes sense when you get the details

Enterprise columnist * EditorÕs note: Bob Dunning is taking the day off. This column originally appeared Feb. 15, 2009. I do not have a Facebook page. I will never have a Facebook page. There is absolutely nothing more that I want the world to know about me. But yesterday, ValentineÕs Day, as I was looking […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

Nothing but good ideas for the new tank

Enterprise columnist EAT ART É the East Davis Shark Tank, now worth 75,000 smackers to a lucky artist, has quickly become the only issue in town É writes Peter on the View Streets: ÒMy wife and I are not especially attuned to the Ôart in public placesÕ concept, so we will defer to others to […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

High ideals motivated Ruth, Lamar

Enterprise columnist FOND FAREWELLS É well, it finally happened É the Davis City Council is now officially ruthless É with Mayor Ruth Asmundson and Councilman Lamar Heystek both moving on to other pursuits, and Councilman Don Saylor close behind them, itÕs going to be a vastly different council É clearly, we havenÕt seen the last […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

Tanks a lot Ñ 75 big ones for a paint job

Enterprise columnist Got kids sitting around bored with the summer already? Do I have a deal for you. I have in front of me the official ÒCivic Arts Ñ Request for Proposals for East Area Water Tank Project Public Art Opportunity.Ó I am not making this up. Just because these people arenÕt particularly adept with […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

Schools chief can get some sweet wheels

Enterprise columnist BIKING WITH THE BOARD É while others might snicker, I applaud the Davis school board for handing new Superintendent Winfred Roberson a $2,500 one-time, lump-sum Òbicycle allowanceÓ to assist the superintendent and his family with alternative means of transportation by bicycle within the district É So, not only does the supe get a […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

July 4 conjures up many memories

Enterprise columnist For a variety of reasons, the Fourth of July ranks right up with Thanksgiving when IÕm asked about my favorite holidays. While most holidays come and go, my memories of the Fourth go back to my days as a kid growing up in this very small town that had but one elementary school […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

‘Crying Girl’ sighting reported in Vacaville

Enterprise columnist CRY ME A RIVER É after both The Davis Enterprise and The New York Times had stories about the Crying Girl, sheÕs apparently popping up all over the valley É Marianne at yahoo.com first saw her in April at Nugget, hustling a couple of guys out of 20 bucks, then just this week […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

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 […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

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 […]

| Posted in Archived Stories

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. […]

| Posted in Archived Stories
1 89 90 91 92 93 111

Special Publications »

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.