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Annular eclipse creates ‘ring of fire’

In Sunday’s article, “Geology prof to discuss meteorite,” the upcoming solar eclipse that can be viewed on Sunday, May 20, just before Qing-Zhu Yin’s talk is mistakenly called an “annual” eclipse, suggesting that it happens each year. In reality, Sunday’s rare event is an “annular” eclipse. Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes directly between our […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sue has my vote now

I wasn’t planning to vote for Sue Greenwald, but I am now. Anne Elbrecht Davis

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Get answers on political mailer

That was no ordinary political mailer that Davis voters received Tuesday. Unless the tactic used is immediately and soundly rejected, the “hit” piece against a candidate for Davis City Council will become the standard for local elections that heretofore have been marked with civility and honest discourse. Now, while the mailer clearly seeks to discourage […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We want Maguire on the bench

I am writing to urge Davis residents to vote for Judge Dan Maguire to retain his seat. Do not sit this one out; please vote. I believe this is a critical race for Yolo County. I have known Dan Maguire for more than 10 years, and I agree 100 percent with The Enterprise’s recent endorsement […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Keep Greenwald on the council

As a City Council member and Davis mayor, Sue Greenwald has worked tirelessly to represent the interests of Davis citizens. She has shown that she is an advocate for neighborhood preservation, open space, agricultural land and habitat protection, and slow growth. Greenwald has worked diligently to promote a vibrant downtown and support our local businesses. […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I’m choosing council newcomers

I’m voting for the newcomers in this election — Lucas Frerichs, Brett Lee and Dan Wolk. They bring common sense, fresh energy and enthusiasm. They provide a next-generation approach that Davis needs to attract the next generation of people and businesses to settle and invest here. Frerichs, Lee and Wolk will restore Davis’ cutting edge […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Keep yearbook class at DHS

Due to the recent budget cuts, several classes have been faced with elimination, such as Chinese 1, German 1 and yearbook. I am here to speak on yearbook’s behalf because I see its value that goes beyond printing and publishing. Currently, I am a yearbook student at Emerson and Da Vinci Junior High and am […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Study-abroad policy needs work

The Davis Board of Education and professional educators believe studying for a semester in a foreign country does not meet the school district’s quality requirements. The district’s brand-new effective-immediately “non-DJUSD course policy” limits the number of non-Davis High School units to 10 on a DHS transcipt. When rolled out in December, the policy was presented […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Return to the table with respect

Our kids cannot afford to lose vice principals and counselors. As first responders to students in crisis, these staff are as essential to education as all other district employees. It’s also easy to use the word “administrator” as a lightning rod. The truth is, we cannot have a thriving school district without organization and oversight. […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Women, take care of your health

Here at Curves, our mission is to help women be healthy. We would like all women of Davis to know National Women’s Health Week is May 13-19 and Monday is the 10th annual National Women’s Checkup Day. This is a nationwide effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office on Women’s […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Enjoy an S.F. concert excursion

People who like classical music, eating in San Francisco restaurants or shopping in Union Square may not be aware of a convenient and easy way to enjoy these delights. Four Thursdays a year a chartered bus leaves the corner of Elmwood Drive and West Eighth Street in Davis at 9 a.m. and takes passengers to […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

No place for this in Davis

I read with dismay the campaign flier that used an incident involving me to attack Sue Greenwald. I was not consulted in any way before this was circulated, and I strongly feel this type of stunt should have no place in Davis politics. Ruth Asmundson Davis

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

He wields his authority wisely

I urge everyone to join me in voting to keep Judge Dan Maguire on the Yolo County Superior Court. I first met Dan and his family eight years ago, when our daughters attended DPNS together. He is smart, level-headed, hard-working, respectful of everyone and a person of great integrity. He is one of the least […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Many reasons to support Lee

Several years ago, I was the treasurer for the campaign to elect Lamar Heystek to the Davis City Council. Working with a group on a political campaign is a fascinating and heady experience, and one aspect of it is that you really get to know the other campaign members. During those weeks of work and […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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