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Thanks, Rebekahs, for support

Yet one more reason why Davis is the best place in the country for people with disabilities to live — the Rebekah Lodge! The Rebekahs recently held a crab feed that raised $5,000 to support our nonprofit organization, Team Davis. Team Davis serves as our local Special Olympics team but also offers several other athletic, […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Scouts help feed the hungry

For the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC) to be able to help feed the literally thousands of people we help each year, it takes a tremendous amount of support by our community. We receive cash donations along with food donations and countless hours of volunteer time throughout the year. On, Saturday, March 3, the Boy […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis’ tree lovers worked hard

On Saturday, March 10, scores of volunteers joined together to celebrate Arbor Day, to recognize the 20th anniversary of Tree Davis and to plant trees throughout the Wildhorse neighborhood. The event was a great success and more than three dozen oaks, ashes and other shade trees were added to our urban forest canopy. The many […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Dip into schools’ reserve

The good news is that Measure C passed. So crisis averted, right? Wrong. Things are still so bad that there will be layoffs of at least 50.1 full-time-equivalent employees, including teachers, counselors and 1.8 vice principals at the junior high level. Once again, the people who work the closest with our children are the ones […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Launch some citizen patrols

Forty-seven burglaries since Jan. 1 of this year? Geez!!! The last was right behind my house! No one has knocked on my door elevating awareness about this spree. I guess my question is, “what else is Davis doing about it?” More patrols?, OK, that doesn’t seem to be working. Have the police enlisted the Neighborhood […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We oppose the disruption

We are members of Israel Peace Alternatives, a local group focused on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We have heard reports of a recent event at UC Davis, “Israeli Soldiers Speak Out,” where an audience member stood up and shouted personal insults at the speakers, and stated his intent to shut down the program. We strongly oppose actions that disrupt […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Get out of Occupy’s way

Docile Davis, sleepy town: While things happened in our past, nothing happens now… In the early ’70s, Davis was a town of action. Our mayor-to-be, Bob Black, sat down on the tracks and stopped a weapons-carrying train from going forward to Roseville! Now, it’s different: a comparable political emergency exists and, yet, town officials and […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Time to solve these crimes

I have a great deal of respect for our law enforcement officers. They have an extremely difficult job, and often perform it without much thanks or recognition. Having said that, I think it is time to start asking some difficult questions regarding the wave of brazen burglaries that have been casting a pall over my […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A costly ‘war of necessity’

The headline of a Los Angeles Times article dated Aug. 18, 2009, is: “Obama tells veterans Afghanistan is a ‘war of necessity.’ ” From the article: ” ‘This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity,’ Obama told the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Conference.” It would appear that Claude Garrod […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Whole truth about Whole Foods

Not that I wish a potentially promising downtown business ill, but I was aghast when I watched a news report from an ABC affiliate in Arlington, Va., about Whole Foods selling “organic” foods from China found at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBiI9KcJ9UY&sns=fb. This story shows frozen “organic” vegetables sold under the Whole Foods label with organic certification […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Farewell, city arts contracts

I would like to acknowledge the recent passing of a golden era in Davis cultural history. Due to budget reductions, the city of Davis Arts Contract Program, initiated in 1973, is being discontinued. I was first aware of the Civic Arts Grant program in 1976, when artist Terry Buckendorf applied for funding for his “Davis […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

SmartMeters are good for health

When PG&E installed a Smart Meter at our house I discovered that it was very beneficial to my health. Before that, I had no idea why our power usage was as high as it was and this caused me considerable stress. Now I can relax because the Smart Meter provides the tools for me to […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Prospective foster parents, beware

The foster care article quote on March 9 describes the experience accurately: “Nurturing time spent with a hurt child, whether for a day, month, year or a lifetime, can serve to change the course of a life and make a resounding positive difference in how they feel about themselves.” I was a foster parent for […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I support Judge Dan Maguire

The Canons of Judicial Ethics bar judges from election endorsements, but we are allowed to speak regarding the judicial system, and in particular, the qualifications of judicial candidates. Judicial elections tend to be unexciting affairs. But I urge you to pay attention in this upcoming election, because you are far more likely to come before […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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