Letters to the Editor

How is Rush still employed?

When Chelsea Clinton was just a little girl, about 10 years old, Rush Limbaugh publicly mocked her looks, and referred to her as “the family dog.” I thought, at the time, that no matter what you think about President Clinton, one should not indulge in hurtful and mean attacks to his young daughter. (No duh!) […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Christian benefit of the doubt

I would tell Rush Limbaugh that he might be a little hasty in judging Sandra Fluke. After all, Karen Santorum cohabitated for years with an elder physician who performed abortions. But she found the Lord and is now saved from being a slut and a prostitute. Limbaugh should give Fluke the Christian benefit of the […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Do we ALL have it all?

I’ve enjoyed reading the great GATE debate being brought once again to the forefront. However, I’d like to ask our community to think more broadly in terms of equality and inclusivity when it comes to educational programs in Davis. In this regard, there is much work to do. School choice is a hallmark of Davis […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Let’s gobble up fast-food litter

I am doing a Nature Bowl project about how fast-food litter affects the environment and animals. One example is that a porcupine could crawl into a cup for its leftovers, and get stuck and lose its life because its quills are facing the other way. Studies have shown that fast-food litter accounts for 32 percent […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Water project is worth pursuing

A couple of months ago, the Davis City Council dismissed the Woodland-Davis Water Agency. This was a mistake. The Woodland-Davis Water Agency was a proposal for a project for Woodland and Davis to take water from the Sacramento River and divert it to treatment facilities. Right now, Davis is using groundwater, but the supply of […]

March 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Protect our Davis schools

I am in strong support of Measure C, the renewal of the current parcel taxes supporting our schools. Homeowners now pay less than a dollar per day — a total of $320 per year under Measures Q and W — to maintain quality education for our children. Measure C would replace these measures with one […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Parcel tax oversight is there

A community is only as strong as its schools. The way we educate the children of our community speaks volumes about our priorities as a society. In Davis, we have historically placed a high value on education, both on classroom learning and related programs that enrich the learning experience. But in an era of budget […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

It takes a village …

Davis is a unique and close-knit family community. We treasure our strong school system; countless alumni have chosen to send their children to the same school they attended as children. Despite the difficult economy and drastic budget cuts, we all do what we can to support our schools, the teachers and their students. Some volunteer […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Citizens United must be overturned

Many thanks for the Davis City Council’s unanimous resolution to support Assembly Joint Resolution 22. It is something to be proud of when your city takes a stand for something so right. AJR 22, proposed in January by Assembly members Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, and Michael Allen, D-Santa Rosa, would overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

It’s a damn fine show!

Davis Musical Theater Company’s production of “Damn Yankees” is a fun, energetic show. I especially liked Tim Gaffaney as the devil. His solo number is one of the highlights. For someone playing Satan, he does a really good job of not being a caricature. I also really enjoyed some of the actors in the smaller […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Have we no standards?

The UC Davis police, standing idly by, have made it extremely likely that the hostility and general ugliness displayed Monday toward an Israeli Druze woman and an Israeli soldier will become the norm at future such events on campus. The police, at a minimum, need to announce that they will record the event in its […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Campus event disrupted

At a presentation Monday in Wellman 106 at UC Davis, I witnessed behavior that has no place at UC Davis or anywhere else. A presentation by two Israelis, “Defending the Israeli Image” — sponsored by Chai-Life Club at UC Davis, Chabad of Davis and Stand with Us — was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers and individuals […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why stop with ‘peaceful’ Iran?

This is in response to the recent anti-Israel cartoons that appeared on your editorial page on Feb. 10 (Fitzgibbons) and Feb. 14 (Oliphant). I must say how truly disappointed I was that you failed to fully expose the complicity of Israel and the “Jewish Lobby” in all aspects of American life … not just in […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

25 Teachers’ Salaries backs C

The group 25 Teachers’ Salaries urges Davis to support Measure C, the continuation of two parcel taxes to raise money to preserve existing classroom programs, key school-based personnel and other programs for five years. According to the California Teachers Association, state funding for K-12 education has been cut by more than $21.5 billion in the […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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