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Bob Dunning

Is it a water tank, or just a blank canvas?

Enterprise columnist My friend Doree on D, never at a loss for words about the burning issues in this town, has taken to her keyboard to send a guided missive my way regarding the $75,000 grant thatÕs about to be issued to beautify the ugliest structure on my side of the tracks. ÒHey Bob,Ó she […]

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Admit it, youÕll miss the eye-searing color

Enterprise columnist MELTING OF THE POPSICLE É the famed East Davis Popsicle Mall, so named because of its bright and vibrant color scheme Ñ think Popsicle orange Ñ is no more É at least itÕs no longer the Popsicle Mall É not after management decided to turn orange to brown and gray and other colors […]

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Community loses good, faithful servant

Enterprise columnist HEAVEN-SENT É occasionally in a small town like ours a pastor, a rabbi, a minister, a priest becomes more than just a servant to the flock and crosses over into the role of a town elder whose advice and counsel are sought by many, regardless of their faith affiliation or lack thereof É […]

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City Council was taken for a zippy ride

Enterprise columnist Contrary to some of the nasty things people are saying about the Above-Pictured Columnist in the letters to the editor section of this very newspaper, IÕm not at all opposed to that for-profit auto rental company known as Zipcar locating a franchise in Davis. Hey, if people want to pay more for less, […]

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Don’t count out Aggies’ little-known opponent

Enterprise columnist WHO DAT? É wow, hard as it is to believe, the college football season is upon us É and if thereÕs a better time of year, I sure havenÕt found it É now, a few months ago eyebrows were raised among Aggie faithful when the 2010 football schedule was unveiled and revealed none […]

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Little brother tries to imitate the big kids

Enterprise columnist Dixon, always wanting to be Davis. What else can you say about this charming Solano County farm town that has been living in the shadow of those massive UC Davis water towers ever since the University of California passed it over in favor of Davis for its University Farm campus? For years, when […]

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Bargain-hunters back Grocery Outlet

Enterprise columnist MOVING ON UP ON THE EASTSIDE É while friends and neighbors on my side of the tracks eagerly await the grand opening of our very own grocery store, a few kind readers have written to tell me my impression of Grocery Outlet is without merit É Writes Juanita at att.net: ÒBob Ñ IÕve […]

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Quality living in a gopher state of mind

Enterprise columnist Several weeks ago when I noted that Money Magazine had left us off the list of the top 100 best small cities list, I wasnÕt prepared for the civic outrage that followed. I also wasnÕt prepared to hear from so many Minnesotans, who were disturbed Ñ to say the least Ñ that I […]

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Sometimes we have to redefine our goals

Enterprise columnist Wow, just when you thought you had this World Record Bicycle Parade all figured out, they go and throw a monkey wrench into our spokes. Yes, this just in. Hold the presses. It may seem like only yesterday that this townÕs dedicated public servants were all gearing up to break the world record […]

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One of them isnÕt really feeling the love

Enterprise columnist As many City Council watchers are aware, we have entered into the Era of Good Feelings. Joe Krovoza ran on getting along. Rochelle Swanson ran on getting along. Sydney Vergis ran on getting along. ItÕs almost as if Rodney King himself appeared in Davis to declare ÒCanÕt we all just get along?Ó Well, […]

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YouÕd think we could top one of these lists

Enterprise columnist TOO MANY LISTS SPOIL THE STEW É it may be about time to permanently ban all those ÒBest CitiesÓ lists that national magazines come out with, ranking everything from Best Cities to Raise Kids to Best Cities to Own a Bike to Best Cities to Be a Frog É the reason they should […]

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City getting into the car-rental business

Enterprise columnist At long last, we have something very special coming our way thanks to the members of our hard-working Climate Action Team. I mean, chasing carbon footprints can sometimes be a thankless task, but when it pays off with a new car in the garage, itÕs time for someone to take a bow. IÕm […]

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Readers set sights on Rochester, Portland

Enterprise columnist Continuing with our nonstop attempt to put the esteemed U.S. Postal Service out of business, the following kind readers sent guided missives my way via e-mail. Writes Hank at aol.com: ÒBob Ñ IÕm sure youÕre aware of the fact that Davis is locked in a knock-down, drag-out fight for AmericaÕs Best FarmersÕ Market […]

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Eastside residents celebrate new store

Enterprise columnist BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME É coming on the heels of a spanking-new IGA grocery in Stonegate and a spanking-new Trader JoeÕs in University Mall, Eastsiders werenÕt at all surprised when their struggling mall was awarded a bargain-basement, buy-it-today-because-we-wonÕt-carry-it-tomorrow Grocery Outlet É All of which prompted Eastside Paul to wonder ÒIs there […]

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