Letters to the Editor

Scotland trip a big success

On behalf of the Davis High School drama department, I would like to thank the entire Davis community for your funds, love and support that allowed us to perform at the Fringe Festival in Scotland earlier this month. We had the opportunity to present Moliére’s “Tartuffe” four times at Churchill Main, the largest venue for […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t cross the U.S. military

Whistle-blower Pvt. Bradley Manning has been in military prison awaiting trial for more than 800 days (180 days is usually considered maximum) for his “crime” of leaking military documents. None of the documents was classified although the one, a video nicknamed “Collateral Murder,” was found near classified material. “Collateral Murder” evidently was embarrassing, since it […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What happened to dress code?

Last week, I dropped my friend off at the Davis High School. It is the first day of school and traffic was extensive. I was sitting in my car and I had the time to notice and be saddened by the clothing that, especially, the young women are wearing to school these days. Freedom of expression […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Time to bag this argument

It’s clear the nanny state will not go unchallenged if “The Wary I” has anything to say about it. For the columnist, an outbreak of norovirus infections among soccer players illustrates the law of unintended consequences. The report about the outbreak bears that out, but the columnist’s application of that “law” (Aug. 22) is interesting, […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Grateful to Good Samaritans

Last Sunday, Aug. 19, I took a bad spill on my bicycle on County Road 102, between Davis and Woodland. The result was a fractured clavicle. Two good Samaritans saw the crash and pulled off the road to make sure I was OK. (I think they were as much a help to my teenage son, […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Put SS on a sustainable path

I have been critical in the past of the nonsense Rep. Mike Thompson has written in The Enterprise. Imagine my pleasant surprise with his recent article, “It’s time to put America on a fiscally sustainable path.” He is “spot on” and it appears that the article is written by him and not one of the […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cheers to Marc Hicks

Congratulations to Davis’ very own Marc Hicks, and also to the Davis High School Hall of Fame selection committee. I realize we have had many “rock stars” coming out of DHS, but Marc should have been a first-time inductee. Marc arguably had the greatest high school sports career in the history of Davis. I won’t […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Quilt blocks arrived just in time

To whomever left the bag of quilt blocks and fabric on my porch last Thursday, I want to say thank you. It arrived on the day of my quilt group’s regular meeting. That afternoon, we were able to design at least three quilt tops, which will be assembled by members in time for the September […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We have a right to know

Whom do you trust? Regarding Proposition 37 — “California’s Right to Know What’s in Our Food”— on the California ballot this November, almost a million signatures were gathered from citizens to qualify the initiative for the ballot. People all across the continent are demanding USDA, FDA and their state legislatures to require labeling our food […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Medieval ideas about rape

Rep. Todd Akin has expressed a view about reproductive biology that was suggested by “scientists” as early as the 12th century: If a woman gets pregnant, she can’t really have been the victim of rape. In his words, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Let’s drop our system of killing

Coexistence with coyotes is not telling people they will be forced to live with dangerous infectious animals. Wildlife coexistence plans have each case of wildlife and human conflict evaluated by a wildlife specialist and suggestions and direction are navigated with the goal of not continuing to indiscriminately kill but rather finding ways to have humans […]

August 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I’ll base my vote on more

I was taken aback by Debra De Angelo’s column, “All you need to know about politics is on your cell phone,” published Aug. 19. In it she states, “For me, the choice in this election is just that simple. Obama makes me feel good. Romney doesn’t.” Apparently, I’m supposed to be more angry about what Mitt […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Choose those who support women

Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments were appalling. What’s just as shocking is that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan basically agree with him. Sure, they are working to distance themselves from Rep. Akin’s comments, but both GOP candidates support a constitutional “Human Life Amendment,” which would ban abortion in all instances, even in the case of […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t pull our rail funding

On a recent trip to Europe, my wife and I purchased a Eurail pass to travel through several countries. We were amazed by the simplicity, timeliness and low cost of traveling by rail. We did not have long waits like in airports, did not have to be frisked and had very comfortable seats. Most all, […]

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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