Letters to the Editor

Cemetery’s good practices

My friend Quirino Paris articulated some reasonable cautions that apply to all public agencies, including the Davis Cemetery District. A near-decade as a voting member of the DCD board gives me familiarity with the issues he raises. I see public money being thoughtfully expended. Our fees for plots, for niches, for interments and for endowments […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

UC Davis has a woman problem

The Reynoso report discloses that a woman spoke to the chancellor’s Leadership Team for 40 minutes about the judgmental error the team was making in planning the use of police force on the Quad. She also had contradicted the police report that non-students predominated the Quad population. The response was “dead silence.” A woman police […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Funds raised to help immigrants

On March 24, the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network held its first fundraising dinner. It was a sold-out event, and we were able to raise funds for our programs as well as increase awareness of YIIN’s mission and work. YIIN is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) group whose mission is to serve and advocate for immigrants in […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Recognize Turkish National Day

On April 23, more than half a million Turkish-Americans celebrate the Turkish National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. Ninety-two years ago, on this date, the Turkish Grand National Assembly was established, to fulfill the aspirations of Turkish people for freedom, justice and peace. Within three years, a secular modern Turkish republic was proclaimed under the leadership of Ataturk. Marked for […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What a remarkable season

In his commentary on Bud Henle published Tuesday, Bob DaPrato did not have the fact correct on the 1965 football game against Woodland. The score was 7-0 Davis. Woodland did have a 50-plus-yard run on its first play, but never scored. The 1965 team gave up only 32 points all year to go undefeated. There […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Meters are a community problem

Santa Cruz and Marin counties both forbade installation of PG&E’s SmartMeters in unincorporated areas. What wise steps for a shared health problem. See the informative Santa Cruz report at www.santacruzhealth.org/pdf/2012%20Report%20on%20SmartMeters.pdf. Towns need help even more. Neighbors often live close together. Most single households cannot choose to avoid SmartMeter electromagnetic emissions, as the neighbors’ impinge. My […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Partying hurts our neighborhood

During last month’s City Council discussion of the ordinance against underage drinking, The Enterprise reported general agreement that drinking among college students wasn’t the main problem. In the Davis Manor Neighborhood, and others like ours, it is. From spring until late fall, we experience the college “party scene.” It is not just Friday and Saturday […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We dined out for a great cause

The Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association would like to thank Woodstock’s Pizza and Cultivé frozen yogurt for their recent fundraising support. By dining at Woodstock’s and Cultivé, many friends of DSOMA had a fabulous dinner and dessert in downtown Davis while helping fund musical instrument repair, sheet music purchases and field trips. We also would […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Income tax day protest planned

Income taxes are due this year on Tuesday, April 17. Everyone who supports marriage equality is invited to come together at noon at the main Davis post office on the corner of Fifth Street and Pole Line Road. Together, we will raise public awareness regarding the way the federal government discriminates against same-sex couples who […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Abandon plans for Yolo airport

On March 30 the Yolo County Board of Supervisors met to consider three-year tactical plans for achieving eight goals with some 73 objectives. The board’s planning, while overly ambitious, is laudable and forward-thinking. However, one of the objectives — “airport development increased by 10 percent” as a means to the goal “champion job creation and […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Bicycle advocates make no judgments

Anne Slinkard raises some good points in her letter about rates of bicycling to school. A few thoughts. The point of Davis Bicycles! raising these issues at the school board meeting was not to vilify special programs but merely to raise a question about what they imply for parents’ decision to allow their children to […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why give up without a fight?

It was very disappointing to read The Davis Enterprise summary of the Davis City Council meeting on Tuesday night that portrayed the discussion of the Crown Castle project as a “done deal.” What the article missed was the extent and persistence of the public outcry against the Crown Castle application — the emphasis on the […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Let’s vote to keep Davis special

I was disappointed last week to hear Brett Lee’s comment “I would like a planned, controlled way of relaxing height restrictions” in the first Davis City Council debate. Lee went on to emphasize that the four-story Chen Building was an example of an appropriate height for downtown buildings. Stop and think for a moment about […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

No double-speak from Garamendi

At the recent Davis Chamber of Commerce lunch, I heard a speech by Congressman John Garamendi, who is running in the new 3rd District, which includes Davis. I was very impressed to hear a very clear statement of his views. He spoke about the need for investments in education and infrastructure, and promoting manufacturing in America. He supports a […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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