YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Letters to the Editor

Don’t rush General Plan change

The city is proposing to annex land for over 20 years’ worth of growth for Davis… i.e. negating Measure R growth limits for a generation. This is a massive change to the city’s General Plan, a plan that reflects a consensus that citizens invested thousands of hours to review, discuss, compromise on. Yet this hard-won […]

Not enough time for review

On Aug. 13 the city of Davis issued a draft EIR for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center project for a public comment period that will end on Sept. 28; 47 days. This document is comprised of four volumes and 13 appendices, containing more than 4,000 pages.  It will not be possible to achieve a proper public review […]

Substitutes starting over

Last year, the Davis Joint Unified School District adopted a new salary schedule for substitute teachers, prompted by the need to hire more qualified subs. Indeed, many times during the school year last year, school secretaries were scrambling to fill teacher vacancies, sometimes deploying principals and vice principals to fill in gaps in classrooms. The […]

‘Conversations’ go two ways

I read the recent editorial by Deborah DeAngelo in Sundays Enterprise. I’ve heard about the police shootings, riots, etc. If Dangelo and others want to discuss race, fine then lets discuss it. I offer the following thoughts: * If a Caucasian were to wear a T-shirt displaying “white lives matter”, would the reader be OK with this? […]

Bird lecture was enthralling

Tuleyome would like to take a moment to thank the folks over at Hawks, Honkers and Hoots for one of the best-attended lectures we’ve ever had in our “Nature and You” series. HHH founder Kelli Moulden and staff member Heila Hubbard brought live birds that can be found throughout the new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, […]

Misstatements about lamb

It is unfortunate that two letter writers portrayed the “new” Superior Farms facility in gross misstatements. Whether someone likes lamb or not, is a personal choice, but those who do not like lamb have never eaten lamb prepared correctly or have never eaten lamb. A sheep is a “lamb” until it is a year old […]

Don’t miss the Yolo fair!

It’s Yolo County Fair time, folks! Mark your calendars for Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 19-23, and be prepared for a good time at a wonderful annual event. Agriculture, horticulture and floriculture are only the beginning of traditional Yolo County Fair delights. Check out humongous tomatoes and pumpkins, and marvel at complicated, colorful quilts and a […]

Democrats must debate, too

The recent Republican presidential debate-watching party, put on by the Yolo County GOP at Vince’s Mexican Restaurant in Woodland, was quite a success. The turnout was perhaps even larger than the event organizers had planned, with about 50 in attendance for the gathering that at one point looked to be standing-room-only. So far, the Republican primary […]

Our government at work

I just returned from a week’s trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby with others on behalf of small business for specific pending legislation. On Capitol Hill, I visited the offices of Rep. John Garamendi and Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. The city of Washington always inspires me with its stunning layout, architectural beauty, and the […]

Rethink large waste containers

I think it’s time for the Davis City Council to reconsider its plan for large containers for yard waste. It’s only mid-August and I see huge piles of waste all around town. I can’t imagine a container large enough for some of these piles. If the intent of this decision was bicycle safety and unsightliness, […]

The myth of humane meat

As much as those in the animal ag industry, like Rick Stott, CEO of Superior Farms, would like to perpetuate the myth of humane meat, there is nothing humane about it. Exploiting a loving, sentient being such as a lamb who has no interest in being slaughtered to become packaged meat is never humane, regardless […]

Reporting is inconsistent

I’ve noticed the following items within the media which seem to contradict each other. See if you agree. First, it was announced that an amendment to the “fast track” bill (which sets the conditions under which the Trans Pacific Partnership goes to an up or down vote, with no modifications allowed) requires that no countries […]

Enjoy free music at the fair

The Yolo County fair has always featured a lot of good music, but for the past few years it has upped the ante and the standard has been phenomenal at both stages. The fair features a wide variety of different types of excellent music. Best of all, it’s all free! Come on down! Gabe Lewin Davis

Communication is key for services

I was disturbed to read the guest opinion piece in The Davis Enterprise on Aug. 7, informing our community that the city of Davis is no longer providing child care services for Yolo County. As a former provider and Child Care Services staff member, I utilized and helped to implement an amazing array of support services […]

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