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Letters to the Editor

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 […]

Guard against chickens’ salmonella

It was great seeing a front-page article Sunday on backyard chickens in The Enterprise. The article supplied great information regarding how to start your own backyard flock and all the benefits of owning backyard chickens. From reading the article, you can tell the author is passionate about her chickens. The only criticisms I have are […]

Park belongs on commercial corridor

Many Davis residents are breathing a great sigh of relief at the news that the SKK/Hines proposal to build out 200 acres into a business park adjacent to Sutter Davis Hospital is on hold. This gives the City Council and the mayor time to think about salient issues regarding developing commercial properties in Davis. So far, […]

Tennis courts or sport park?

In June 2014, I suffered injuries after a fall caused by one of the large cracks on the Walnut Park tennis courts. As a result, I have been unable to participate in national and international tennis tournaments since. Davis Tennis Club members and nonmembers have been requesting that Davis courts be repaired, and in answer […]

Let the flag fly at UC Davis

Recently, a few misguided students at UC Irvine tried to have the American flag removed from a campus facility. The only thing they succeeded in doing was embarrassing their university in front of the rest of the nation. Contrast that with UC Davis. Walking up to Mrak Hall last week, I noticed that the large […]

Please honor our armed forces

The first Armed Forces Day was May 20, 1950, and it is celebrated on the third Saturday of May every year. President Truman proclaimed this day to acknowledge all active-duty service members from all the branches of the armed forces. Our service members took an oath to protect and defend all of us at moment’s notice, no […]

Teachers deserve this new money

It should be simple to understand the Davis school district’s budget and how much of it should go to teachers’ salaries. Teachers’ salaries make up about 80 percent of the district’s budget. So when the district gets new, unrestricted money from the state, teachers’ salaries should get 80 percent of it. When the district uses […]

Can’t the water be shared?

We are in a drought situation here in California, right? Yet we have man-made lakes here in Davis full of water — Stonegate Lake and Lake Alhambra. There is water, water to share. When I was a medical volunteer when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit, displacing thousands from their homes in Louisiana, we were all grateful and thankful to […]

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