Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘yes’ on Prop 37

I read Gabe Lewin’s “And now, a defense of Monsanto” (The Enterprise, April 4) and responses to it by Doug Graves (April 4) and Keith Redenbaugh (July 24) with interest. Davis is, after all, a very appropriate place to discuss such issues, being the birthplace of genetically engineered (GE) foods and current home of the […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Global warming not sign of the end

July was the hottest month on record for the lower 48 states. It broke the old record of July 1936 by 0.2 degrees. The weather around 1936 was also very hot and dry (years of the dust bowl). These temperature measurements have only been recorded since 1895 (117 years ago). So what happened to global […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Shooting targets all of humanity

The shooting at Oak Creek Gurdwara did not target the Sikh community alone but all of humanity. We request your help in bridging the gap created between different religions by misunderstandings and ignorance as you have the power to reach the minds of hundreds of thousands of individuals. As local Sikh Americans, we feel obliged […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t downplay hate incidents

We thank Jonathan London for his article (July 22, 2012) that keeps the recent series of hate incidents (noose, N-word, and two swastikas) in the consciousness of the Davis community. Mr. London says that the crimes “draw from the same historical repertiore…of hate” and send a message of intimidation and violence. Mr. London questions why […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

The kindness of strangers

I’d like to give a big thank you to the kind person who found my purse in the Mace Boulevard Nugget Market bathroom on Saturday, Aug. 4, and turned it in to management. Many, many thanks for your honesty, kindness and thoughtfulness. Rosie Cushing Davis

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Armed opinions matter more

“This election will decide whether Americans remain free” so says Wayne LaPierre CEO of the NRA. So what wouldn’t you do to defend your freedom this election? Maybe decide to shoot someone? The deadly defense of Second Amendment rights is so out of proportion that it divides even the NRA’s own members. There are two […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

State needs new role models

I moved from Salinas to Davis four years ago in part to be in a university town and closer to family, but also because I felt that I had done everything I could to counter the gang activity in Salinas. I had worked as an early intervention resource teacher, making home visits and planning programs […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Justice is more important

Our legal system cannot ensure only the guilty are convicted of their crimes. Don Heller who wrote the 1978 death penalty initiative, now supports reversing it. The execution of Tommy Thompson, whom Mr. Heller believes was innocent, convinced Mr. Heller that the death penalty doesn’t work. Recently, Franky Carrillo was exonerated after 20 years in […]

August 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What about the cost of nuclear waste?

I have appreciated John Mott-Smith’s articles on climate change. In his latest article weighing costs and benefits of nuclear energy I was hoping to see some mention of the cost of long-term storage of nuclear waste. The plutonium in spent fuel rods has a half-life of 24,000 years. And what about the U235 in the […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

It’s hip to be Square Tomatoes

August in Davis can be boring. I know since I’ve lived here from 1950. So, I naturally appreciate it when anything new appears on the scene. Such a new thing is the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, with its first appearance being Sunday, Aug. 12, in the northern part of the Davis Food Coop parking lot; […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Local businesses support Davis children

Peregrine preschool is a place where Davis children can learn, discover, play and build friendships. On behalf of all the parents that helped plan and run the recent end-of-the-year Fiesta fundraiser, we want to thank the wonderful local businesses that donated raffle items that both delighted our community and helped raise over $3,600 for the […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Thank you Wildhorse golf course

Than you Pete Mason! I spoke with Pete Mason at Wildhorse Golf Course who was very supportive of all our efforts to get the orphaned coyote pup to safety. He has given us full permission to work with staff to secure this little pup. Thank you Pete Mason for wanting to provide the patrons at […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

UCD influence report not surprising

So friends and neighbors influence voters’ decisions, as reported by a study conducted by UC Davis psychologists. That’s not surprising. But a lot is missing in the study’s description published in The Enterprise. How do such peer influences, for example, compare with other factors — editorial endorsements, media commercials, campaign phone calls, etc? Are they […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Op-ed piece lacks support

To the Editor In an op-ed piece in The Enterprise on July 29, “Justice for crime victims, society sometimes demands the death penalty,” District Attorney Jeff Reisig and his coauthor refer to “the only objective study on the issue of costs associated with the death penalty, conducted by the nonpartisan Rand [sic] Corp. in 2008″ and […]

August 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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