Anne Ternus-Bellamy

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 […]

Thanks for successful toy drive

On behalf of the many children who had to spend some time in the UC Davis Children’s Hospital during the holiday season, we would like to thank the many generous friends and family who donated gifts for our toy drive. Once again, it made a big difference in the lives of these children and their families. […]

Here’s to 40 more years

I give Bill Roe a hearty “right on!” for his Forum article on The Pence Gallery and Natalie Nelson (Wednesday). As the Pence celebrates 40 years in the community and Natalie Nelson’s 10 years as the executive director, the Davis community can look forward to many more years of excellence in art exhibits and hands-on […]

Still grateful to Dr. Kennedy

It was with sadness that I read the obituary of Dr. James Kennedy. I will always credit Dr. Kennedy for saving my life 22 years ago. When I went in for a routine physical, he was suspicious that something might be “not quite right” after doing my regular exam and was determined to pursue the […]

Why can’t we move on Isis?

I am disgusted to read another story about the terrorist organization called Isis (Daesh). I am referring to the article in The Davis Enterprise titled “Oldest Christian Monastery in Iraq Razed.” By all measures, this organization is not only un-Islamic, but also anti-Islamic. The actions of this group are nothing short of criminal. They should be brought […]

We need relief from school taxes

The recent story “promoting” the extension of the parcel tax neglected to note recent developments in Sacramento. I am quoting a recent Bee story: “Brown’s proposal would increase school spending to $10,591 per student, more than $3,600 more than at the tail end of the recession. But Brown expressed reservations about a $9 billion bond […]

Kids did their part for fire victims

Debra DeAngelo’s letter on Dec. 22 reminds us that many Valley fire victims are still piecing their lives back together. The Davis Bike Club recently donated a new bike to a Middletown teacher and avid cyclist who lost everything. My brother-in-law and his wife also lost their belongings, home and neighborhood in the town of […]

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