Letters to the Editor

Strip naked for the unicorns

George W. Bush was once famously overheard as saying the Constitution was “just a piece of paper,” implying that it could be ripped up or ignored without consequences. The Supreme Court shows that the Constitution is more like a blank piece of paper, where anything can be written on it to be enforced by the police. The Fourth Amendment supposedly […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A mentor’s legacy lives on

This past Tuesday, the University of California and the city of Davis lost one of our greatest leaders, Ted Adams. I had the privilege of knowing Ted as a student at UC Davis, and directly with his role as adviser to the Picnic Day board of directors, back in the late 1980s and early ’90s. […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Please sever Crown Castle ties

This is a copy of a letter I sent to Davis Board of Education member Richard Harris, following Tuesday’s City Council meeting, concerning his relationship to the Crown Castle cell tower project. Harris has not yet replied to my letter. I was puzzled Tuesday night at the City Council meeting to see you sitting with […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Bet Haverim thanks its donors

More than a dozen local businesses generously supported the 2012 Purim Carnival and Raffle, held at Congregation Bet Haverim on Sunday, March 11. Their investments in ensuring a successful event are sincerely appreciated by the synagogue’s 280 member families. Contributions enable the Bet Haverim Religious School to improve and enrich educational programs and synagogue life […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sigma Chis help wounded warriors

I graduated from UC Davis in 2006. I loved my time there and cherish the campus. I joined the service in March 2010, recently deploying to Afghanistan. I wanted to take a moment to let you know about the kindness and generosity exhibited by the members, both active and alumni, of the Sigma Chi fraternity […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Curb driving with parking permits

The April 3 Enterprise story on fewer kids bicycling to school seemed to focus on elementary schools to the greatest degree, junior high schools to a lesser degree, and not at all on Davis High School. My two children graduated from DHS in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Until they got to DHS they almost always […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Choir sings its thanks to donors

On behalf of the Davis High School Jazz Choir and Davis Jazz Choir Inc., we would like to thank the Davis business community for its generous support of the Jazz Choir’s 24th annual Cabaret Dinner Show, Concert and Silent Auction. Funds raised this year go to support the Jazz Choir’s joint educational trip with the […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Restore our religious liberty

I am gravely concerned because the Obama administration has done something very disturbing and unprecedented. For the first time in our nation’s history, the government finalized a mandate that violates our religious liberty. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Jan. 10 the administration’s command that every single employer in the country must […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Hold out hope for ocean life

Can you imagine a world with fewer tasty saltwater fish? The vision will be reality as oceans become more acidic, dissolving the calcium carbonate frameworks of reefs exactly like stomach acid dissolves Tums. Commercial fishers rely on reefs as places to find massive quantities of game, but are quickly losing their prime hunting spots as […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

‘Ultra-sound’ heard around the world

Now that the right-wing misogynists are really flaunting themselves, it is becoming increasingly clear what the far right means when they say they want to shrink government. They don’t want to shrink it down to where they can drown it in a bathtub, as Grover Norquist said, but rather shrink it down just enough to […]

April 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why isn’t the world helping?

I would like to share what happened to me yesterday with you. While I was sleeping soundly a sudden loud scream woke me up. It was my little son who seemed to have a really scary nightmare. I hugged him close to relieve his tension. At that moment, I remembered the kids in Syria whose […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cost-effective solution for reform

While some politicians and citizens call for outright repeal and abolishment of the Obama Affordable Care Act, these health statistics cannot be ignored: * 1,000 deaths per month because of lack of access to health care in California; * In the United States, 62 percent of personal bankruptcies due to medical debt for being uninsured […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

No bags on the Sacramento River

Let’s try some logic on proposed shopping bag restrictions. Added fees are proposed: Do we want a city policy that intentionally antagonizes patrons to change their behavior? There are bags in the ocean, some of them must be coming from Davis: Why don’t we see them between here and there? An additional tax on shopping […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Grocer offers credible explanation

Regarding Rhonda Reed’s false assertion that Whole Foods did not offer an explanation regarding its use of organic foods from China, Whole Foods immediately responded with a credible and factual explanation on this matter. I feel Whole Foods is a leader in providing healthy and safe organic foods, and supports and encourages sustainable agriculture. I […]

April 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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