Debra DeAngelo

Because I Say So: It’s all about gluttony, whether it’s stuff or stuffing

It was a packed day at the physical therapist’s office on Wednesday, everyone getting their treatments in before the Thanksgiving holiday. My therapist had trouble finding an empty table where she could work on my pesky tendinitis, and it was such close quarters, you couldn’t help but hear all the conversations nearby. On the table […]

November 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It really is ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

That’s the ticket What: Winters Theatre Company production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 7 Where: Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. Tickets: $12 general, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under; www.winterstheatre.org or 530-795-4614 Can you die of cute overload? Well, if […]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The power of ‘no’ will help patch up my personal boundaries

Several people have said they don’t understand why Leslie Pinkston’s murder affected me so much, given that although we worked under the same roof, we weren’t close by any means. We were mostly each other’s ambient noise at work. Her more than me. When Leslie was in the building, you knew she was in the building. […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Enough ‘bug’ nonsense; let’s be the windshield for a change

I’ve got it, I’ve got it, I’ve got it! We all should re-register Republican. Now, hear me out before you bolt from the room like your hair’s on fire. I’m not saying you have to agree with every Republican value. I’m merely suggesting that if we join their ranks, we could steer the party toward […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Republicans completely deserved their landslide victories

“Hats off!” to the Republicans for walloping the Democrats in the midterm elections. The Reds brought brass knuckles and nunchucks to this fistfight and came out swingin’. Of course, the victory isn’t that impressive if all your opponent does is curl into the fetal position and whimper. Democrats. How do I put this delicately … […]

November 09, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

When Gardner shot Leslie, he shattered an entire community

No, I didn’t report on the trial for the murder of Leslie Pinkston. That was expertly handled by Enterprise reporter Lauren Keene. But did I read Lauren’s stories, and got angrier and angrier with each one. The shock and trauma I still carry with me from the day a woman was murdered in cold blood […]

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Despite Victoria’s denials, customers still report breast rashes

October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s the perfect time to talk about boobies, or more specifically, things that harm them. Like our bras. In May 2013, I wrote about a horrific rash I kept getting on my breasts, and over time realized that it reoccurred every time I wore a particular Victoria’s Secret bra. […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Besides SB 967, we need Debra’s Rules of Sexual Order

Finally, progress in rape prevention! On Sept. 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 967, geared toward college students, requiring that “affirmative consent” standards be enacted on every campus, including comprehensive prevention and outreach programs that address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Why it’s not aimed at women of all ages, I’m […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

PG&E will build its training facility in Winters

After months of flirting with the Winters community, PG&E officials finally made their decision: The new gas line safety facility is coming to town. The $75 million project will attract gas line professionals from across the country, where they will get hands-on experience with excavating equipment, repairs and welding, and workplace safety. Visitors also will […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Never turn your back on a pack of puberts – they can smell your fear

* Editor’s note: Debra is taking the weekend off to celebrate her son’s 31st birthday. For your reading enjoyment, here is a column that ran in October 1996, about Jimmy’s 13th birthday party. Why don’t I just go down to the tattoo shop and have “sucker” emblazoned across my forehead. I was tricked. Conned. Duped. […]

October 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Love comes in all colors — and yes, even in black

Halloween decorations are everywhere now, especially spooky black cats. People just love black cats in October, and avoid crossing their paths the rest of the year. Given their prominence this time of year, it’s the perfect time to bust a few myths and bust out a few facts about black cats. The irrational fear of […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Future of PG and E facility still uncertain

WINTERS — Officials believe there’s about an 85 percent chance that PG&E will decide to build its state-of-the-art natural gas line training facility in Winters, but the utility hasn’t yet made its decision. Winters residents, businesses and city staff have embraced the proposed facility as a boon to local business and the environment. City Manager […]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

We’re living in the Golden State of emergency

It was one of those nasty dry September evenings. I was sitting on the back patio, looking around at my sad, dry yard. Because of the drought, I’ve severely cut back on watering. The lawn is mostly beige, as are the withered geranium skeletons. My citrus trees are scorched, the cherry trees are yellow and […]

September 21, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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