Letters to the Editor

I’ll give thanks for more lights

Yikes! I read in The Enterprise that there was an attempted armed robbery at the McDonald’s in South Davis early Monday morning. Were the robbers emboldened by the fact that the city of Davis street light in front of the McDonald’s has been burned out for months? And it sure seems like we are seeing […]

Terror’s ongoing link to Islam

Apparently Secretary of State John Kerry is not entirely troubled by the Charlie Hebdo murders because he stated, “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, OK, they’re really angry because of this […]

Joyous holidays are ahead

Davis Odd Fellows Lodge No. 169 has, once again, lived up to its motto of Friendship, Love and Truth. The lodge’s gift of $250 will help make the winter holidays joyous at Homestead, a low-income co-op in Davis. June Forbes NAMI-Yolo Can Do Program, Davis

Golf tournament helps kids

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis held its 21st annual Charity Golf Tournament in July. Grace Starkovich, club president and tournament co-chair, and Wanda Winton, president-elect and tournament co-chair, presented Cameron Handley, director of the Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center, with a check for $6,720. The MDIC is one of many nonprofits and charities that benefits from the […]

The gift of information

The announcement that The Enterprise will reduce print publication to three days per week beginning in January is distressing, but understandable in today’s highly competitive news periodical environment. Newspapers and other traditional print and broadcast news media outlets everywhere face tough competition, principally from online interactive social media and bloggers. Young people rely primarily on the […]

Bingo funds put to good use

On behalf of the Yolo Center for Families, we would like to thank the Davis Odd Fellows for choosing our organization to be their charity partner on Nov. 8. A special thank-you goes to the volunteers who ran the bingo program that day. The Second Sunday Bingo raised more than $800 to benefit our Promotora peer […]

Thank you to supporters of ‘SEVEN’

We, the Friends of Empower Yolo, would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Davis community for its support of the production of “SEVEN” at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater on Oct. 18. This play tells the story of seven remarkable women from around the world making a difference despite the towering obstacles in their way. […]

Nishi provides needed housing

Most Davis residents understand that our community needs more student housing. The scarcity of housing dedicated for students is harming the quality of life in many Davis neighborhoods while leaving too many students with no other option than to crowd into mini-dorms or commute from outlying cities. That’s why I was disappointed to read an […]

I’m opposed to a later start

I don’t think the Davis school district needs to make school start later. While I agree that a good night’s sleep is a good thing, I think we are overlooking some common-sense things that can be done in order for teenagers to get more sleep. The first is they can go to sleep earlier. It […]

Room for bike improvements

Bob Dunning wrote on Nov. 12: “… check out the south side of East Eighth Street between J Street and Hunt Way and you’ll find a bike lane surrounded with cars on both sides … talk about a suicide squeeze, this is easily the most dangerous spot in town for our two-wheeled friends, and the city so […]

Focus on wining, not whining

On “Wining with Papa Francisco” (10/14/15) A recent Wineaux column published in The Enterprise bottled a rather curious Meritage: a blend of commentaries on wines and personal opinions on the behaviors and beliefs of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his Church. The columnist is entitled to divulge her opinions to the public, but some misconceptions have to be pointed out. Alas! Bergoglio […]

We’re short on real democracy

I am writing this with reference to the article in The Davis Enterprise on Sunday, Nov. 8, regarding trends in voting patterns in the United States. Do we have a real democracy? It cannot be, considering the number of people among all eligible voters who really care to vote for the most important election. The […]

This veteran says thanks

On the 11th day of the 11th month of 2015, several people thanked me for my military service. It is no secret that I served 20 years in the U.S. Army before retiring to Davis. This “thank you” business throws me somewhat off-guard. Why? You ask. Why? Above all else, I liked Army life. In […]

A taste of our own

I am not saddened by these Paris attacks. I shed no tears. I am not shocked. This no surprise. The victims, while white and European this time, are unremarkable in suffering, in number, or in manner of death. The victims did have special status and protection within our culture, so we publicly mourn, we privately […]

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