Letters to the Editor

Children victimized in court

Congratulations to Judge Stephen Mock for sentencing Jason Sigur to life in prison for grooming, then raping a 14-year-old girl in her El Dorado Hills home. These are exactly the types of criminals who should be sitting in prison for a lifetime. As taxpayers, we want them there, and are glad to pay taxes toward […]

July 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Student trip to S. Korea enriching

I recently returned from a student exchange between Davis and Sangju, South Korea, organized by the Davis Cultural Exchange Club and the Friends of Sangju Committee. For 10 days, we nine students experienced the culture and lifestyle of South Korea first-hand, from pottery classes to sitting in on their (14-plus-hour) school day. Every day was […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Exciting first steps for project

The Davis Community Church Mosaic Tea & Coffee Exploratory Committee would like to thank all who attended our first community open house presentation on June 23. We very much enjoyed sharing our vision with you. Thanks for joining us in our endeavor to create Mosaic Tea & Coffee, a place where all will be welcome […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Monticello a delicious find

How often do you taste food alive with flavor? On a recent Tuesday, my neighbor and I went to lunch. There was no parking in downtown Davis so we drove north to Osaka Sushi next to the Davis Food Co-op. Osaka was gone and now there is Monticello Seasonal Cuisine. It looked expensive but we […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Old-fashioned service with a smile

We would like to fete Carol at Fleet Feet for her amazing patience in helping us to select comfortable shoes for our uncomfortable feet! Quite a feat indeed, especially in these times of self-service shopping found at most other shoe stores. Fleet Feet offers “old fashioned” service with kind souls and a smile. How lucky we […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Apple, invest in workplaces

I have never heard such a long bout of silence from the young liberal audience of Bill Maher, as when Mike Daisey spoke for seven minutes. They were in shock by what he said about Apple, as was I. Everyone knows about sweat shops and bad working conditions in other countries, but it is the […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Another ruling for the rich

The Supreme Court has a history of handing down anti-democratic and oppressive rulings that favor the wealthy to the expense of everyone else. It certainly was clear who won and who lost with Citizens United. Now, the Supreme Court hands the rest of us an apparent victory by upholding President Obama’s health care plan. Ironic […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Will UCD rethink decision?

We want to congratulate former UC Davis swimmer Scott Weltz for his victory in the 200m breastroke at the Olympic Trials. We are excited to see him compete in the London Olympics. Scott’s hard work and the dedication of his coach, Pete Motekaitis, have been an inspiration to the whole Davis aquatics community. Events like these […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

UCD men’s swimming prevails

As a UC Davis graduate, I could not be more proud of Scott Weltz for making the 2012 Olympic swim team. As a former UCD swimmer myself (Class of ’05), I could not be more ashamed of the university at this moment for cutting the men’s swim team in 2010. I hope Weltz’s success in […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We haven’t really come that far

It seems that no matter how hard we try to repurpose and reinvent our society as post-modern and post-racial, incidents such as the installation of the noose on Davis High school’s goal post and the swastika in the Olive Drive bike tunnel keep dragging us back into the mire of our dark history. Of course, […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A historic day for patients

As a medical student, I am relieved to see the Supreme Court uphold the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (“High court upholds key part of Obama health law”). In the hospital, we see firsthand the challenges facing patients navigating a complex health care system and facing physicians as they struggle to provide care […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Memories of homelessness

When I see a person outside Safeway or Nugget Market asking for money, I try to always give them something. Maybe I only have an extra quarter and if times are better I might give them a dollar or two. My children say I don’t have much myself and I shouldn’t do that but they were […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Council speculation is refreshing

There’s all kinds of idle speculation about what direction the new City Council will go in, what alignments will emerge. Isn’t it wonderful and refreshing? The last time there was this kind of open debate was 1990-92. Jon Li Davis

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Join the 100% Club for schools

As a member of the Emerson Junior High School teaching staff, I’d like to publicly thank all the people who have worked so hard on the present Davis Schools Foundation fundraising drive to preserve junior high school vice principals, high school counselors and add general instructional aides to help in the elementary school room next […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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