YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Letters to the Editor

Remembering Jim Hutchinson

Thursday morning, James Richard Hutchinson, one of Davis’ most extraordinary citizens and our close friend and colleague of more than 45 years, passed away. Jim was a devoted teacher and a founding member of the department of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis who maintained an active research program and participation in the International […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote yes for parks, greenbelts

Davisites, we often take our parks and greenbelts for granted. We expect that the play structures will be clean and safe when our kids play on them. We expect that the grass will be green and well manicured when we coach our teams, walk our pets and join pickup soccer games. We expect that the […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t over-draft our aquifers

I am concerned about the problem of aquifers getting over-drafted. When an aquifer gets over-drafted, people are pumping out more water than the aquifer could replenish. If an aquifer gets over-drafted a lot, then it loses its storage capacity permanently, which isn’t the best thing for our already declining water supply. Not only do we […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Give Goodwill a second site

I am writing in support of allowing a second donation site for the Goodwill. Our current thrift stores do not have the desire or ability to receive everyone’s donations. The SPCA turns numerous items away and Right & Relevant has the same ability. The current Goodwill location takes all donations, and is usually filled to […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t super-size our classrooms

Perhaps lost in the myriad valid public comments regarding the Davis Joint Unified School District’s position to increase class sizes lies a more disturbing problem. While collegiality and communication is key to driving any successful enterprise, it is unclear to many why our school board and school district can engage in problem-solving that seemingly excludes […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Team Austin offers thanks

On behalf of the Pioneer Elementary third-grade class, I would like to thank the community for its support of our Team Austin Walkathon fundraiser on April 22. Austin is a third-grader who is battling leukemia for the second time, and all of the proceeds of the event were donated to the Austin T. Moore Relief […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Amazing teacher retiring

It is a bittersweet moment at St. James School — Mrs. K. is retiring! Forty-two years ago, Mary Klisiewicz joined the staff as our music teacher and hundreds of children have harmonized, been hypnotized and happily hummed and sung with her expert guidance and care. Mrs. K., as she is affectionately called at school, will […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Yolo airports are helpful

In J.L. and K.J.Hedrick’s recent letter to the editor (Abandon Plans for Yolo airport, April 10, 2012) they conclude that Yolo County Airport is a scam on taxpayers. They rest that conclusion on the assertions that the airport and “the airport has never been profitable” and that the airport squanders public money to the benefit […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote Brett Lee for the City Council

There are many challenges that our community is facing now and will have to deal with in the near future. These challenges may include water supply, air quality, city and university communication, budget, education, traffic, parking, residential developments and increasing costs of energy. City leaders addressing these problems should have required technical skills, be responsible […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sincere apologies and thanks

My apologies to all who bought tickets, tried to buy tickets or came to the door and found that DMTC had cancelled the event. Thank you so much for your interest. For those who remain interested, it will be delivered. As much certainty that life allows, I can say it will be available through Davis […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sierra Club, Obama deserve support

We wholeheartedly support the Sierra Club’s endorsement of President Obama for re-election. Just as the Sierra Club, he has worked tirelessly on many fronts not only to save our wildlands and parks from invasion such as keeping the Grand Canyon safe from uranium mining but also to create progress in such areas as solar and wind power, and better […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Tobacco tax won’t stop new users

Much as I despise being subjected to second-hand smoke — it happens frequently — I have to doubt the wisdom of increasing the tobacco tax another dollar. Many smokers are aging people who regret ever having started. (Most of them I suspect.) They tend to be poor —tobacco smokers tend to be losers according to […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A few additions could cut down numerous accidents

Virtually every day we read multiple reports of tragedies that occur on our roads. I may have to give up reading! The irony is that in this modern world there exists technologies that would eliminate the majority of road accidents! Most road accidents are caused by excessive speed, intoxication with alcohol, and driver inattention caused […]

April 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sharing is caring

As a bike club rider, I wanted you to know that people don’t treat us very nicely on the road. One time when my bike team and I were riding on the road, a woman yelled at us because we were on “her” road. There are more than 10 people in my junior group of […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

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