Letters to the Editor

Many thanks for meet support

The Davis High track and field team and coaching staff hosted a very successful Halden Invitational meet at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on April 21. Besides many tireless volunteers, parents, family and friends, several local businesses lent their support to make this meet a success. We would like to thank Fleet Feet for its […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Quilt raffle a big success

The American Association of University Women-Davis wishes to thank all those who supported fundraising for our Science and Math Camp for girls (Tech Trek) by buying raffle tickets. The quilt, with its original Lewis & Clark design, was made and donated by Marti Arnold of Vacaville. It was won by Nathan Ginosar. A second-place quilted […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis High bands are grateful

The DHS Band Boosters express their appreciation to the Davis community for support of “An Evening at the Coconut Grove” on March 10. Funds from this event support the DHS Band Program (Concert, Symphonic and Jazz bands) and defray the costs of this year’s student band trips to San Diego and New Orleans. All students […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A reel-y fine time at film fest

The 2012 Davis Film Festival would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers and supporters who made the ninth annual Davis Film Festival a huge success. Local business sponsors included Davis Media Access, the Davis Food Co-op, John Lescroart, Lamppost Pizza, Strands Salon, Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, Hallmark Inn, International House and Natural Food Works. Volunteers included Clare Stone, production […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Thank you, Baskin-Robbins

Pioneer Elementary School’s fourth-grade physical education students sincerely thank Baskin-Robbins and owner Charlie Mitchell for their donation of free single scoops as one of our motivators to “pace jog” our mile. We had this wonderful “extra” motivation (ice cream!) to try to “keep our pace” during this part of California’s physical fitness test. Thanks, Baskin-Robbins, […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Teaching boys a life skill

On April 22, members of the USDA Forest Service Davis office completed a community project at the Progress Ranch boys home on Loyola Drive. From the careful planning by Greg McPherson of the Pacific Southwest Research Station on Research Park Drive in Davis, he led his team of employees to complete a successful and ambitious […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Harper students look back

On May 17, Harper Junior High hosted its Freshman Showcase, celebrating the growth and accomplishments of the ninth-graders who will graduate this week. The Harper students are amazing students: Each stood in front of a panel to talk about what they’d learned through their years of junior high — what they’d learned about social life, […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Can you give a cat a home?

It is well known that owning a pet has many health benefits. A pet reduces stress, lowers your blood pressure, fights depression and improves your social life. At the Yolo County Animal Shelter, there are many animals waiting for their forever home. Adopt one and all the benefits above and many more will accrue to you. Among the cats waiting […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Best Picnic Day in a while!

I am writing for the Old North Davis Neighborhood Association to thank the Davis city manager, Davis City Council and chief of police of Davis for authorizing, implementing and following through on police protection for our yards on this recent Picnic Day. It made a big improvement over previous years’ incidents on our properties. We just […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Donate today to schools’ drive

The Davis Schools Foundation set a goal to raise $500,000 or more by July 4. One family of young children donated $50,000 to get things started. For all of our community’s kids, those currently enrolled and those yet to come, let’s pitch in and achieve this goal before the schools close for the summer. Are […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Straight talk about Agenda 21

In her May 20 letter to the editor “What’s on the other side?” Vicky Murphy insinuates that HR 5455 to create the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area is somehow linked to the United Nations’ Agenda 21, and that members of the International Council for Environmental Initiatives might be “positioning onto boards of directors of […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Academic workers support teachers

The UC Davis unit of UAW Local 2865, a union that represents more than 12,000 academic student employees statewide, stands in solidarity with the struggle of the Davis Teachers Association against the threat of imposed austerity measures. As we have argued for years now at our own institution, teaching conditions are also students’ learning conditions. […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Does school board have a plan?

Here is a math problem. If I saved $500 per year starting four years ago, how much money would I have in the bank this year? Assuming I didn’t spend the money that I was trying to save, I would have about $2,000 by now. So if I had saved $500,000 per year starting four […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Please support the Food Co-op

Local, local! That’s the key word and concept of the past few years. Now Davis and our supporting communities are being put to the test, and it’s not STAR testing. Whole Foods is coming to Davis and I’m speechless. How did this happen?! Whole Foods bought out many of the closing Borders stores, and took […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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