Letters to the Editor

A treasured labor of love

Many thank yous to the performers who have created and performed at the Citizens Who Care Annual Winter Concert. This year’s 20th annual concert, celebrating the lyrics of Ira Gershwin, was exceptional! The community owes a debt of gratitude to the performers who support the services provided to the frail elderly and their caregivers. This is “a labor […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

NAMI is heartened by support

There was extraordinary community support at NAMI-Yolo’s annual Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner on Feb. 16 at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. It wasn’t just the selling out of 240 tickets; or the contribution of 60 sponsorships to the dinner for mental health consumers; or the participation of more than 30 community leaders. Most impressive was […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Fight ALS on your tax return

The Specktaculars, a walkathon teamed formed to walk in support of Cathy Speck, her wife Linda Duval and the Speck family, would like to remind sponsors that their donations are tax-deductible (Tax ID# 68-0159292). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease), is rarely genetic, but for Davis local Cathy Speck, it is. ALS is […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Applause for Music Collective

I was invited to experience the first concert presented by the Davis Live Music Collective at the Odd Fellows’ upstairs hall in downtown Davis recently. I was impressed that this group of Davis music lovers, mostly in their 30s and 40s, produced such a professional show. Their love for music and this event was demonstrated […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Progress Ranch says thanks

I received an email from Lea Rosenberg of the Davis Odd Fellows saying that we were going to be the recipients of their “Breakfast with Santa” fundraiser during the 2011 holiday season. When I arrived at the Odd Fellows Hall on Feb. 22, Lea graciously provided an introduction of Progress Ranch to the membership, and […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Donations help burn treatment

We at Local 4437 of the University of California Firefighters wish to convey our gratitude for our community’s very generous donations at our “Fill the Boot for Burns” event on Feb. 17. The community’s enthusiastic generosity was inspiring and reaffirmed our desire to tirelessly serve this community. Our hope is that we can continue to […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Rebekahs’ Crab Feed a success

The Davis Rebekah Lodge’s first Crab Feed on Feb. 4 was a sold-out success. As co-chairs for this fun event, we say “thank you” to the 160 community members who attended and enjoyed the all-you-can-eat crab. We also would like to thank all the volunteers from the Davis Rebekah Lodge who staffed the kitchen, ran […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Kids need indoor play place

I’m writing to inspire someone in Davis to open an indoor play business for our community’s children, especially for age 6 and younger. Sure, there are a million 30- to 60-minute classes they can take, but where can they just hang out and play when it’s cold, rainy or blazing hot outside? For the first […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We’re headed in the right direction

The health insurance exchange in California will be a great opportunity for small businesses and people alike. There are too many people in the United States without health insurance because it is unaffordable, and fewer small businesses are able to offer health care to their employees. In California alone, 86 percent of small businesses that […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Guard forests, protect fishers

Fishers are mammals that look like minks but are bigger. They have a brownish-black coat, but sometimes lighter. I am concerned about the fishers, which live in forests, because forest thinning may kill them. Forest thinning is done to prevent forest fires. Fishers make their dens in trees, so when they cut down their tree, […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Kudos to Yolo for jury process

For your readers who have not had jury duty lately, I am writing to commend the Yolo Superior Court system for the technical improvements and innovations, streamlining of paperwork and the friendly and helpful way the processing of jury selection is now handled. On a large, TV-like monitor, Presiding Judge David Rosenberg welcomes potential jurors […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

How the Co-op defines ‘local’

We’d like to thank Bob Dunning for the shout-out in his Feb. 17 column (subsections “PORKERS ON THE LOOSE” and “GEOGRAPHICALLY CHALLENGED”). His note regarding our weekly special ad (dated Feb. 15) “you know, I learn something every day by reading the grocery ads in this town …” affirms that the Davis Food Co-op is […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

No easy fix for Social Security

I see Rep. Mike Thompson has favored us once again with one of his commentaries in the press. You will remember that in his last opus, he said it would be easy to fix the Social Security, which is running a receipts deficit. It takes in less than it pays out. The deficit is made […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Ace makes Davis a special place

Davis is a special place to live for many reasons. The employees at Ace Hardware are one of the reasons. I am finally writing this letter to say thank you after being helped many times since I moved to Davis eight years ago. I am amazed how every person at Ace is consistently kind and […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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