Letters to the Editor

Fellow gamer says ‘good luck’

As an avid video gamer, I really enjoyed seeing Anne Ternus-Bellamy’s article, “Powered up,” in Friday’s edition of The Enterprise. Best of luck to Coby, and best wishes to his loving and supportive family. Joey Chen Davis

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

There’s dislike all around

Thought I’d write a companion piece to the recent Enterprise letter, “Reasons to dislike Republicans.” Here are a couple reasons to dislike ignorant bigots … or are those terms redundant? According to the letter writer, the four remaining Republican presidential candidates would be willing to send 5,000 to 10,000 American troops to their graves if it […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We want to be the coolest

A full-house audience at International House on March 1 got a peek at Davis’ plans to be the coolest city in California. Chris Jones, a research associate at UC Berkeley, described the Cool California Challenge that he is directing. Davis is one of several cities throughout the state that will be recruiting households to reduce […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Help fund production of ‘Rent’

Studio 301, a student-run production company at UC Davis, is preparing to mount a production of “Rent,” the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, this spring. However, like most theater companies right now, we are struggling financially. Thanks to help from the UCD theater and dance department, we have a performance space, but we still need to pay royalties and […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Measure your PG&E SmartMeter

The SmartMeter is different from other electrical devices on or in your home. PG&E claims it is safe in much the same way the cigarette industry claimed smoking was safe. If the medical precautionary principle is followed, as Marin County has done (see the Jan. 5, 2011, New York Times article “California County Criminalizes Smart-Meter […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Pawns in a nasty chess game

Sadly, it seems evident that members of the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association have become pawns to be sacrificed in a nasty, high-stakes game of chess between the city and businesses fronting for David Thompson (Neighborhood Partners and Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation. In Tuesday’s edition of The Davis Enterprise, Louis Gonzalez, attorney for Twin Pines, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Board’s fiscal practices to blame

I would like to correct a misstatement in Tuesday’s article on layoffs. Matt Best, the school district’s director of human resources, stated that the structural deficit facing the district was caused by the expense of step and column movements. This is incorrect. Teachers move up the pay scale based on years of experience and educational […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Truth about Christians in Mideast

What distorted priorities! While the sole agenda of Sabeel is to continually bash Israel, this Palestinian Christian organization ignores the persecution and declining numbers of co-religionists throughout the Arab Middle East. We know from Sherrill Futrell’s recent Enterprise letter that Sabeel is “an international peace movement” founded to “reach out to other Christians” and the […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cut out the name-calling

It is so unfortunate and discourteous that radio and newspaper people feel they must resort to verbal abuse of others, whether it is Russ Limbaugh’s extremely rude and unacceptable comments about a college student or Debra DeAngelo in her Sunday column wishing Dave Rosenberg had said “Rush, you fat, bloated, lump of human excrement.” Limbaugh […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support Aggie women hoopsters

Upon seeing who won the Big West women’s basketball tournament finals, it is clear the UC Davis Aggies let one slip away. In spite of this, the Aggie women did a great job this year. I look forward to next year and anyone who has not had an opportunity to see these ladies play should […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t chide us for being selfish

According to Jeff Boone (Letters, Sunday), Davis taxpayers are breathing a “sigh of relief” and shaking our heads “at those ‘stupid’ other communities” who did not pass supplemental parcel taxes to support local schools. Why? Because in Boone’s convoluted logic, we are helping our children “at the expense of others.” Boone assumes that because Davis […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Class warfare it is not

Some of the Republican candidates running for president have described the proposal by President Obama to raise the tax rates for the upper income bracket as “class warfare.” This inflammatory term comes from discredited Marxist ideology, which predicted actual bloodshed between “capitalists” and “workers” as an eventual consequence of the capitalist economics system that during […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Inform yourself with Monsanto facts

I don’t typically write letters to The Enterprise but I am compelled to comment on Debra DeAngelo’s opinion piece published Sunday where she linked Rush Limbaugh and Monsanto with the Occupy movement. In the first place, she should check her facts. Monsanto does not produce or market aspartame or bovine growth hormone. It does contribute […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Our ballot status should be private

Can someone please explain why it’s public knowledge whether or not a member of the community has submitted their ballot for Measure C? On Monday, March 5, we received a call from a campaign worker indicating that a member of our household had not yet voted. The caller specifically identified the family member by name, […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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