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Letters to the Editor

DHS choir seeks support for trip

The Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir would like to say thank you to the Davis community for supporting Davis Idol this year. Davis Idol is in its 11th year of supporting and fundraising for the Davis Advanced Treble Choir’s annual singing trip. This year at Davis Idol, the Advanced Treble Choir had the chance […]

A hallmark of excellence

We would like to recognize Hallmark Inn of Davis for its kindness in selecting Yolo County CASA as one of the recipients of its Giving Tree fundraiser and for its generosity in matching and exceeding all the donations it received.  We are also grateful for the individual gifts from the following friends: Rick and Moira LeCouteur, Georgia and Jim Corbett, Lorna Belden and Milt […]

Davis, thank you so much

Last Sunday, Davis again showed our family how great this community can be. Blood Source hosted a “Be the Match” drive for people to register for the National Bone Marrow Registry in the name of our son, Tommy Jones. It was a great success and a truly heartwarming experience. Thanks go first to Bruce Gallaudet […]

Target the true source of obesity

To believe that an added tax on sugar-loaded drinks will be the magic trick to the prevention of obesity is the same as expecting the pot at the end of the rainbow to be full of gold. The Davis City Council should use its time in a more effective manner. The food stamp program, CalFresh, […]

Schools reach out to those in need

Have you ever felt lonely, invisible or alone? Now, imagine feeling that way every day. In every school and in every community, including Davis, there are young people who suffer silently because they feel left out, alone or isolated. Social isolation is a growing epidemic in the United States and within our schools. Excessive feelings […]

Let there be light in Davis, please

These cold, dark, rainy nights make you want to stay inside where it is light and warm, but if you venture out in downtown Davis it really is dark. Head over to the Co-op on G Street and there are three lights burned out there. Two by FedEx and two more by the “future home of […]

How about a beer tax instead?

Reading Sunday’s indulgent front-page story on proposed changes in closing hours for bars, I am outraged. What about the crime victims? The takeaway of the story for me is that Davis residents are to accept violent crime, including rape and murder, as collateral damage, easily put behind us, as we bow to the prerogatives of […]

There’s no ‘right to party’ for students

Regarding Sunday’s front-page article on the downtown party scene, as I read the article, the two main negative impacts of early bar closures would be to reduce owner profits and restrict students’ ability to party. I fail to understand how these issues outweigh public safety. There is no guarantee of profit in any business, and the […]

Take control of Davis’ mean streets

It is hard to believe, and totally unacceptable, that the streets of downtown Davis have become dangerous on weekend and holiday nights, including a murder, stabbings, beatings and sexual assaults. It is time for the mayor and City Council to stop dithering and take action. First, impose a 10:30 last drink and 12:30 closing for drink […]

Arnold is great news for Davis voters

Will Arnold announced on the front page of The Davis Enterprise that he is going to run for Davis City Council. What a breath of fresh air. There really is good news! Will Arnold has Davis in his DNA. I have known Will his whole life. He is a wonderful man — thoughtful, hard-working, a […]

Let’s return to decorous discussion

At this election period we, the voters, have been, and continue to be, under a barrage of ill-tempered, insulting, demeaning, vituperative and downright misleading rhetoric from those who aspire to the high office of president of the United States. It wasn’t always so. When, during the constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787, the discussion, polite […]

Thanks for helping calm our traffic

With the flurry of street improvements underway, we are prompted to commend the Davis Public Works Department and Roxanne Namazi, senior civil engineer, for the attention she brings to us. As news coverage indicates, including the mention by Bob Dunning in last month’s column, the letters to the editor and the Davis Bicycles! commentary, our new […]

Not too little, not too much

Responding to Bob Carroll (Jan. 24) and Marina Kalugin (Jan. 26) on taxing sugary drinks in Davis, I offer the following: * Carroll states he is diabetic and hasn’t drunk sugary drinks in 50 years. Terrific. Diabetes indeed provides a powerful inducement to avoid sugar. The tax, if enacted, would provide another inducement and help others […]

Where’s compassion for all animals?

I’m sure many people join me in feeling relief at the news of a large reward offered in connection with the poor dog whose abused body was recently dumped on the side of a Yolo County road. Bound and suffocated, he had 50 to 100 bite wounds on one of his legs. Our hearts go out to him […]

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