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Letters to the Editor

UC Davis has a short memory

UC Davis has a beautiful soccer stadium. Who built it? It was built over five years entirely with donated labor and donated material. The principal doer was Alan Moll, a former member of the UCD soccer team and also husband of the then-mayor of Sacramento. For several years, I would see Alan on the weekend […]

STEAC offers its thanks

Grocery Outlet has once again been a tremendous community partner for STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. During the month of July, Grocery Outlet collected food and monetary donations to support STEAC’s food closet. In total, more than 400 pounds of food and $400 in donations were collected from Grocery Outlet’s generous customers. With more than 3,500 […]

Give nuclear deal with Iran a chance

Our elected officials should support the Iran nuclear deal. Opponents of the deal argue that the inspection protocol can take up to 24 days to complete. They want all of Iran’s facilities, including military, to be up for instant inspection on demand. As it stands now, the International Atomic Energy Agency will continuously monitor declared […]

Policy unfairly targets teens

I’m a 14-year-old who grew up in Davis and I am not a thief. On Fridays after school, my friends and I will often go from Holmes Junior High to Nugget to get an after-school treat, as I know many other junior high students do. Next door to Nugget is CVS. When my friends and […]

We support a thorough review

We appreciate that many Davis residents want to closely evaluate the draft environmental documents on our proposed Mace Race Innovation Center project. It’s important to us that the project is well-understood and reflects the community’s values. For those reasons, we supported extending the public comment period by 45 days. We believe that our project provides […]

Animals just want to live, too

It was terribly shocking and upsetting to read “New Dixon Facility Raises Hopes for Lamb Industry” on the front page of The Enterprise! As if slaughtering infant sentient beings is something to raise hopes over. I had no idea that Dixon had a lamb-slaughtering facility. Very shocking and upsetting that humans can be so heartless and […]

Fifth Street traffic a concern

We’ve lived in Davis only two years and appreciate why so many of us consider this city special. It’s the people and the environment these people have created, inherited and tended. We lived in and around San Jose, tolerating tangible decade-to-decade increases in congestion, noise, air pollution and myriad assaults on tranquility. Ever have a 1½-hour […]

Hotel approval process criticized

Regarding the City Council’s approval of the Richards Boulevard hotel/conference center: Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson, trying to rationalize hasty approval of the hotel/conference center, was quoted as saying, “We tend to do this. We have everything lined up, but wait, but wait, but wait.” Rochelle can’t wait? How would she do crossing a street busy with traffic? Would […]

Adopt a low-violence diet

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor describing the “cruel” treatment of plants in comparison to animals. When people make this argument, they seem to forget that they, too, eat plants. Therefore, not only are they eating and “harming” plants, they are also harming the animals and the crops grown to […]

Make sustainable food choices

The Davis High School lambs are long gone, whisked away to the Yolo County Fair. By now they may be among the 1,400 lambs that Superior Farms will kill at  its expanded Dixon slaughterhouse. If they kill 24 hours a day, that’s about one lamb per minute. The Davis High lambs spent weeks in tiny, […]

Sign up for elementary music

This coming week, elementary parents of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders can enroll their child in the school elementary music program. All that is required is that first-year students and parents attend one of the parent meetings. For strings players, those meetings are held at Patwin Elementary, 2222 Shasta Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 […]

Thank you for helping children

The Davis Salvation Army Committee would like to thank the 84 volunteers who donated their time to the annual Child Spree. The volunteers chaperoned 84 Davis schoolchildren as they shopped for school clothes at JC Penney’s in Woodland on Saturday, Aug. 22. JCP opened its doors at 7:30 a.m. to allow shopping without other customers […]

Another inequity for citizens

The article by Tom Elias (“Citizenship Lines Blur Even Further”) failed to mention another interesting fact about Medi-Cal health coverage. This one isn’t a “blur,” it’s a walkover. Citizens age 55 and over who qualify for Medi-Cal are required to repay the state of California for all Medi-Cal costs out of their estate, if any, […]

In praise of our lifeguards

I would like to share my appreciation for the work of the city’s lifeguards and staff. During our countless hours at Manor and Arroyo pools this summer, I saw many of our local guards prevent and respond to accidents each day. Whether tirelessly reminding kids to walk on decks or recognizing and advising tired youths […]

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