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Letters to the Editor

Yes to these? Then no to USA

About the Syrian refugees: I am less concerned about terrorists hiding among them as I want to be reassured that they fit in with the American way of religious tolerance, as in freedom of religion and freedom from religion. I would ask a potential immigrant the following: Do you agree that apostasy and/or blasphemy should […]

Don’t destroy our nation’s values

In truth, people of all nations face crucial threats to their lives, by developments of the past several decades. I believe if the terrorists’ crusades to destroy life in developed (read “civilized”) populations continue as in recent years, we face a life of barbaric magnitude of Stone Age society within an electronic-era technological world, literally capable […]

Seniors say, ‘Thanks, Target!’

The senior residents of Eleanor Roosevelt Circle would like to thank Target of Davis for their generous donation presented to ERC on Nov. 20. This generous gift will help purchase a television for our senior residents to enjoy. At Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, we have a community room where our seniors exercise and watch movies. Our […]

We seek an inclusive society

Over the course of recent weeks, more than 30 governors across the country came out opposing accepting Syrian and Iraqi refugees into their states. Also during this time, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill opposing President Obama’s plan allowing these refugees. While we recognize the responsibility of our leaders to ensure […]

It’s a humanitarian issue

I am the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants who fled persecution only to find significant discrimination in the United States. No matter, they were grateful and proud to be here. Not all of my relatives fared so well because they could not escape; they had no place of refuge. They died in concentration camps or forests […]

Quick response from mayor

We are writing to thank Mayor Dan Wolk for helping to make our neighborhood safer for the kids who live here. We live in a cul-de-sac with 19 kids who constantly had cars racing down it trying to find a short-cut to the main road. Our dad sent an email to Mayor Wolk asking for help […]

Bang’s visit was entertaining

The Golden Valley 4-H Club Movie Criticism Project had the honor of a visit from Davis Enterprise movie critic Derrick Bang at our meeting earlier this month. He taught us a lot about how to critique a movie and what it is like to be a movie critic. Plus, he patiently answered myriad questions for […]

Thank you from Peregrine School

Many thanks to everyone who helped make Peregrine School’s Creature Feature Art Fair a howling success on Halloween! Our free community event celebrated Peregrine School’s focus on science, arts and environmental education. Families who attended enjoyed numerous hands-on art and science activities, including Peregrine’s annual developmental art show, which offers a unique glimpse into Peregrine’s […]

Candidate thanks his stand-in

Thank you to Justin Kaplan (a UC Davis student and Napa Community College graduate) for volunteering and representing Gabe Griess for Senate last Wednesday evening during the College Democrats debate. I was unable to attend due to a prior engagement. I asked Justin to take the seat next to the other candidates for a few […]

Vote is a sorry betrayal

On Thursday, Congressman John Garamendi voted with all the House Republicans and nearly 50 Democrats for this country to turn its back on refugees fleeing terror and war. His vote is an abject capitulation to politically motivated fear-mongering with no basis in facts. Our current lengthy screening process has admitted more than 2,000 refugees from Syria — […]

This vote doesn’t represent me

Remember that dead child on the beach? How quickly some forget charity. I am writing to express publicly my immeasurable disappointment in Congressman John Garamendi’s vote to approve the delay of entrance of Syrian refugees into the United States. This vote, portrayed as “reasonable caution,” smacks instead of foolishness and cowardice. Foolishness, because it plays […]

Don’t let fear guide vote

I am so disappointed that Rep. John Garamendi chose not to support Syrian refuges and vote no on HR 4038 for security reasons. I am saddened that he gave in to the fear-mongering. What these refugees are experiencing is nothing we would ever want for our families. In the United States we have white supremacists. We have […]

PUC corruption is disturbing

Tom Elias’ account (“Insurance Arrangement Shows PUC Hasn’t Changed,” Nov. 22) of what can only be called corruption in the California Public Utilities Commission should be highly disturbing to all of us, as it was to me. Gov. Brown’s veto of a package of unanimously passed bills in the Legislature intended to curb this corruption […]

Where do Boy Scouts stand?

This is an open letter to all the Boy Scout troops in Davis: Several people have brought to our attention their concern about buying a tree at the Boy Scouts of America Christmas tree lot this year. They want to know where each troop stands regarding its position allowing gay adult leaders to participate in […]

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