Bruce Gallaudet

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 ,

Pedestrians should face oncoming traffic

To those letter-writers wanting to instruct us pedestrians to walk on the right side of a roadway, and to those who teach safe habits to children, I urgently report the following. Since the 1930s, parents and teachers taught my generation, “Always walk facing oncoming traffic.” That way, errant drivers on wheels will not surprise you […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Team Davis thanks NewStar

Team Davis participants and volunteers want to warmly thank the Davis NewStar Chinese School for sponsoring an incredible cultural event this month during which performances by several Chinese singers, dancers and musicians provided entertainment to a full auditorium on the Davis High School campus. This event, which featured performers from the NewStar school as well […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Rotary brought garden to life

Just a short note to give credit to a remarkable bunch of folks and the organization they represent. On Saturday, June 2, Davis Rotary mobilized some serious muscle and brain power to help install an irrigation system for a new garden at Harper Junior High School. The garden is part of a larger project, led […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Company teaches children to tag

My son recently bought headphones made by Skullcandy. I was horrified to find a sticker in the package with the following inscription on the back: “Urban Assault — tag this sticker somewhere cool. Send us a picture and we might send you something.” Skullcandy is using its marketing clout to teach children to tag. As […]

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote for Pamela Trokanski

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is known for its unique community outreach programs and a wide variety of opportunities for the “non-traditional” dancer. Free dance classes offered in recent months include: The Second Wind for people 65 and older, the Taking it to the Streets flash dance program, and the Dance for Parkinson’s program, of […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t malign our animal shelter

I read with interest the op-ed piece titled “ This Sad Problem Can Be Fixed,” concerning the plight of pets in Yolo County, but the following letter to the editor referencing the op-ed left me dismayed. The letter writer claimed “volunteerism is far below what it should be.” Unfortunately, her claim is not backed up […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We need facts on city layoffs

I will be attending the City Council meeting this week to hear comments regarding the recent dismissal of employees, directed by City Manager Steve Pinkerton. I am especially concerned about the dismissal of the two remaining tree trimmers, particularly since the announcement was made immediately after the tax assessment for parks was passed. And, there […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged , ,

Clarifications to op-ed piece

I am heartened by the response to the multi-authored op-ed column, “Our Answer To Noose, Swastika.” It appeared Sunday, June 24, on Page A12 of The Davis Enterprise. My goal was to offer the highest-quality community education on this pressing issue. I need to offer a few points of clarification. First, California Penal Code 11411 […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Tree cuts are shortsighted

While I fully understand the dilemma of budget shortfalls, I have serious concerns regarding the proposed elimination of the in-house tree crew as a partial solution. This action initially may save money, but the resulting lack of care and maintenance of mature city trees most certainly will create future expenses and liabilities. Davis’ parks, greenbelts and streetscapes are […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged , ,

Kudos on tank art, local music

Re: our Beautiful Eastern Water Tank: The city of Davis is lucky to have found two artists as talented, dedicated and hard-working as Hennessy Christophel and Sofia Lacin to create this monumental work of public art. Some facts that came to light during the tour on Sunday may not be well-known. The artists worked on […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We are all harmed by hate

Thank you, Jann Murray-García, for your informative op-ed article on Sunday regarding the recent hate crimes in Davis. I especially appreciate the link to the excellent instructive talk you gave on this subject in 2008. It is disturbing that we have to revisit this issue, but I am heartened to know that Davis residents and […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged , ,

Not accepted at our school

As Davis High School students, we wanted to join in the message that the hanging of a noose from the football goal post is an unacceptable act at our school. We also want to thank the students who were able to attend the community meeting for speaking up. We don’t know if the person or […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t end Healthy Families

The editorial in the Sacramento Bee on Saturday hit the nail on the head regarding the governor’s decision to close the Healthy Families program. Healthy Families provides subsidized health insurance to approximately 900,000 children across the state of California. The governor estimates approximately $13 million in savings the first year to the state and $73 […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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