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Letters to the Editor

Davis, thanks for support

I need to begin this letter by apologizing for taking this long to let the people of Davis know how much I appreciate the outpouring of support they have given my son, Scott Weltz. It became so apparent to me early on that people of Davis had adopted my son as their own and rallied […]

August 21, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Parallels between SCD, DACHA

As a citizen of Davis, I write to deplore the actions of the president of the Senior Citizens of Davis Inc. The proposed changes in the bylaws smack of the improper taking over of the SCD assets in defiance of the intent of the George and Lena Valente Foundation, the major donor to the organization. […]

August 21, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Attend next SCD board meeting

Thank you for the coverage of the meeting held at the Davis Senior Center on Tuesday, printed on the front page of The Enterprise on Wednesday. The post card sent to the membership of Senior Citizens of Davis, in which the board attempted to cancel the meeting, stated, “The board did not anticipate that anyone […]

August 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What is happening at the Senior Center?

I have attended the Senior Commission meeting, all town hall meetings held by John Gerlich and the SCD membership meeting on Aug. 14 to vote against the proposed by-laws. I am appalled that the SCD president and board have not listened to the SCD membership’s concerns and requests. It amazes me that John Gerlich has been […]

August 21, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We must look deep within

I just finished reading the interesting commentary by Tracie Olson, Yolo County public defender, opposing the death penalty. I disagree with her point of view but my personal contact with her Public Defender’s Office has left me with respect for them and the difficult service they perform daily for the public. One point made by […]

August 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Help replace memorial bench

I was informed recently by the UC Davis Arboretum that the Connor Berry memorial bench in the Arboretum had been vandalized. All the bench boards are gone, as well as the memorial plaque. This is a sad and unfortunate incident, a loss and violation for family and friends, and a concern for any community member […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Kudos on Gallaudet’s column

I feel bad that it has taken me this long to write a complimentary letter to the editor regarding Bruce Gallaudet’s column a couple of weeks ago pertaining to gun control. It was brilliantly written and very well-researched. I hope it made all people think a bit deeper regarding the need for more comprehensive gun […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Time to rebuild the trust

The article “SCD members stand to defend Senior Center” ends with a comment that current Senior Citizens of Davis President John Gerlich would not recognize the meeting because “the gathering was not an official SCD meeting.” Based on the current bylaws of SCD regarding amending the bylaws, I disagree. Here are the bylaws as amended […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Who is taking control?

Re: John Gerlich’s response to The Enterprise reporter Tuesday concerning the proposed Senior Citizens of Davis bylaws change, “It’s about the city wanting to control half a million dollars…” The membership of SCD has been rather docile for 40 years. Gerlich’s grab for control energized those who now realize that he has an agenda! They […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Where are anniversary rites?

Here, again, comes the anniversary of the end of World War II, and again I haven’t heard of a public celebration planned in our region. Vividly I remember how all Americans ran onto the streets berserk with jubilation and relief on Aug. 14-15, 1945, as word got around. The Japanese Imperial High Command had finally […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Enroll in Chinese 1 at Holmes

Chinese 1 will be taught at Holmes Junior High this fall. We would like to encourage junior high and senior high students with or without prior Chinese language experience to enroll in Chinese 1 at Holmes. Future instruction of Chinese language in Davis public schools may depend on the success of Chinese 1 at Holmes […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sex, movie stars, disease

After three or more years of shacking up with “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart was caught “cheating.” Robert and much of the nation were shocked. Robert demanded that Kristen vacate the mansion. A line from Beyonce’s “All The Single Ladies” seems appropriate, “If you liked it, you should have put a ring on it.” […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Presidential race: The fix is in

In boxing, when one boxer loses on purpose to the other boxer, the phrase is “the fix is in.” It appears that “the fix is in” in the presidential race. At least that’s a plausible explanation for Mitt Romney’s self-destructive behavior. The question is, if the “fix is in,” what does Romney get out of it? […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote no on Proposition 32

I urge all California voters to vote no on Proposition 32 on Nov. 6. This measure bans unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Sponsors praise Prop. 32 as a good government measure designed to keep special interest money out of California politics that impacts corporations and unions equally. It does not. […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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