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Letters to the Editor

Taking the sports analogy further

In his May 24 column in The Davis Enterprise titled “Successful Economic Development Requires Leadership,” Doby Fleeman draws a wonderful analogy between economic development and team sports. What he highlights is the need for a head coach in both arenas, who organizes, trains, motivates and focuses the team with a singular goal of winning the game. […]

Do some research on Pacific plastic gyre

I have been around Davis for 45 years and know Bob Dunning often has pointed views on matters Davis. As a middle school science teacher and a believer in data rather than opinion as fact, I challenge Dunning on the plastic bag ban (Sunday, May 24). I supported and influenced the local city council in the […]

$45,000 raised to help Yolo kids

Thanks go to everyone who attended the Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council’s Project Prevention fashion show on April 30. The West Sacramento City Hall Galleria literally rocked with music and fashion as two “Project Runway” contestants from seasons 12 and 13 showcased their latest designs in a spectacular show featuring more than 20 […]

We’re grateful for broad support

On April 25, the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network (YIIN) held its fourth annual fundraising dinner. It was a sold-out event, and we raised more than $15,000. The success of the YIIN dinner depended on the work and support of many different groups and individuals. YIIN would like to thank Davis Community Church for allowing us […]

Where are the savings for city?

In a recent letter, Otto Raabe asks how our city’s monthly load of yard waste (8,000 tons) could be picked up in one week. The city could respond that pickups would occur in one-quarter of the city per week, not the whole city in one week. But even then, the writer has an excellent point: Exactly how will […]

Help Natalie get the van she needs

Our dear friend and longtime Davis resident, Natalie Wormeli, needs our help to buy a wheelchair-accessible van. Even though she has had multiple sclerosis (MS) since the age of 9, is blind and in a wheelchair, she works tirelessly for others. Natalie serves on the board of directors for ACLU Northern California, writing, producing and […]

We need specifics on the TPP

In general, trade is good for all parties. It’s the specifics of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) that trouble me. It has been very tough to get information on those specifics. We do know that more than 80 percent of the negotiators represent multinational corporations. Thanks to Wikileaks, we know a bit about certain areas of the […]

Thanks for Willett Fun Run support

The annual Willett Family Fun Run took place this year on May 3, with a focus on healthy activity, well-being and community engagement. We had more than 400 people take part in the quarter-mile, 1-mile and 5K runs, and many others who came to cheer the runners along and stay for the Fun Fair. We […]

Consider the car bullies, too

I’m tired of being called a bike bully. The term has become quite fashionable in Davis Enterprise letters and online comments of late, being used by automobile enthusiasts to refer to Davis citizens who advocate for bike safety or simply use their bikes around town for transportation or recreation. Since I do all three, I […]

Well, it’s epi-something

I enjoyed Jeffrey Day’s article “New Guide Puts ‘Public’ in Art at UCD.” But I think he meant to say, “The very term ‘egghead’ is an epithet (not epitaph) often aimed at university professors and others who are highly educated.” Mark Twain said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is […]

No worries when all is good

“Disabling parents,” “parents are the primary source of student pressure” and “excess parental access to Student Loop”! Wow, a group of high school students took a class to figure out that they don’t want their parents to know what they are doing! Solution: 1) Go to class, 2) Do your homework, 3) Respect your teachers […]

Hear the Jazz Choir say thanks

Many thanks from the Davis High School Jazz Choir to the parents, community and local businesses for making this a year of musical learning and adventures. Very special thanks to the Davis Odd Fellows and DHS Blue & White Foundation for their timely support that allowed all students to participate in an amazing trip to New […]

Possible growth is worrisome

Last week I learned something in a Dave Ryan article that really disturbed me. He stated that the number of jobs associated with the proposed tech parks would be 18,000. It’s shocking that I didn’t learn that number until so far into the process. But there may have been a reason I had not learned […]

Top-notch customer service

What a joy and a privilege to deal with a business in Davis that understands what customer service means. Whenever I take my car in for service at Hoffmann Automotive, I am treated respectfully, courteously and fairly by all staff. However, last week that customer service exceeded all expectations and I commend Rick Hoffmann for […]

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