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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 ,

Coyote warnings are true

I must comment on a message to Bob Dunning from Keith, who stated that it is myth that coyotes kill for the killing. Keith further states that he essentially has valid information that coyotes only kill to feed themselves and their pups. Try telling that to the hundreds of sheep ranchers across the western United States. […]

August 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Police priorities are wrong

Every few months someone in my neighborhood in West Davis gets their bike stolen, including me. Reading the stories and blog posts on The Enterprise website reveals that this is a common occurrence. Because of budget declines, I used to cut the Davis PD some slack, thinking: Gosh they must be busy. One post on Saturday […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

GMO pros outweigh the cons

I am flattered to be the subject of a debate between Professor Doug Graves and Keith Redenbaugh. I was wrong to claim that Roundup is not harmful to frogs, and to make the statement that Roundup is nontoxic. So, no, I would not want to down a cup full of Roundup! What I should have […]

August 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Love the Gallaudet column

I am grateful to my friend Lynn for pointing out  Bruce Gallaudet’s outstanding Davis Enterprise column, “Second Amendment needs reworking now,” (Aug. 3, 2012). This thoughtful, well-researched and courageous piece deserves wide reprinting or reposting (it’s on my Facebook page). One of the fine points Bruce makes: “My sportsman friends do not see greater gun […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cost does not equal value

Rather than thinking about the cost of storing spent nuclear fuel, it’s best to consider the value of the spent fuel which nuclear engineers estimate at over $50 trillion. Spent nuclear fuel contains about 99 percent of its original energy. Fourth generation nuclear reactors, like the Integral Fast Reactor, use the spent fuel to make […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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