Letters to the Editor

Let’s vote to keep Davis special

I was disappointed last week to hear Brett Lee’s comment “I would like a planned, controlled way of relaxing height restrictions” in the first Davis City Council debate. Lee went on to emphasize that the four-story Chen Building was an example of an appropriate height for downtown buildings. Stop and think for a moment about […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

No double-speak from Garamendi

At the recent Davis Chamber of Commerce lunch, I heard a speech by Congressman John Garamendi, who is running in the new 3rd District, which includes Davis. I was very impressed to hear a very clear statement of his views. He spoke about the need for investments in education and infrastructure, and promoting manufacturing in America. He supports a […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Check out library programs

It’s getting closer by the minute and before we know it, summer will be upon us. This summer, the Yolo County Library will again be offering fun programs for children, teens and adults. If you or someone you know will be in town during the summer, drop by your Yolo County Library branch starting June […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Avoid wasting public money

With reference to the Forum piece, “Davis Cemetery: more than a resting place” (April 6), 10 years ago the Davis Cemetery was a dog run. In fact, the Internet advertised it as the best dog run in Northern California. The members of the board did not see anything wrong with that use. It took more […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Scandalous charges at UCD

I am dismayed and alarmed by the recent decision of the UC Davis higher administration, in collusion with U.S. Bank, to bring charges against 11 students and one faculty member who spent three months protesting the presence on campus of the U.S. Bank. The sit-in protest took place in front of the bank in the […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Defense will be expensive

Our money-bags district attorney, Jeff Reisig, has chosen to charge 11 students with conspiracy to block the U.S. Bank campus branch. They each likely will choose to be represented by 10 separate conflict panel lawyers at county expense because California lawyer ethics rules allow only one of them to be represented by the public defender […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why not help an elderly lady?

On the way to an appointment Friday morning, I stopped at the CVS/pharmacy store at The Marketplace around 10:30 a.m. As I was approaching the entrance I observed an elderly woman on the ground. I noticed a couple of people walk around her to enter the store. When I reached her, she had managed to […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Dying for the light to change

I just can’t figure it out. Why don’t we ever read about people dying while waiting for the stop light to change? While sitting in my car waiting, I did the following calculation in my head: There are probably 25 or more major stop lights in Davis where there probably are at least four cars, […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support for festival appreciated

The St. James Wine Tasting Festival Committee is grateful to the Davis community and surrounding areas for supporting the wonderful and fun event held Saturday, Feb. 18. This annual social event embraces the parish and greater community in Davis. It also serves as a fundraiser for the St. James Memorial Center that serves the parish […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Bunny Breakfast was fun for all

For many years, the city of Davis has organized and run the popular Breakfast with the Bunny. Because of budget constraints, this year the city asked the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge to take over the event. And on Saturday, March 31, the Davis Odd Fellows hosted 200 children and family members at our Lodge Hall in […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sport should bring you joy

I was sorry to read T.K. Anthony’s letter about her collegiate rowing experience. Certainly, no one sport is everything for everyone, but it sounds like she found no joy in rowing at all. At River City Rowing Club, we offer junior and adult rowing programs that I think not so much mitigate Anthony’s concerns as […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Prioritize Emerson improvements

The following is a copy of a letter to Superintendent Winfred Roberson and members of the Davis Board of Education: Two years ago, a group of concemed parents got together to promote long-overdue capital improvements at Emerson ]unior High School. We met with several of the trustees, district staff and then-Superintendent James Hammond and offered […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

The evidence just isn’t there

As special programs grow, fewer kids pedal to school. By putting these two statements together, a recent Davis Enterprise article seems to imply some correlation between the two. It suggests that, in fact, it is the growth of these programs that is causing fewer children to ride their bikes to school. The writer goes on […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support Maguire in election

Yolo Superior Court Judge Dan Maguire is being challenged in the election this June. He should be retained. I have know Dan Maguire for many years both as a lawyer and now as a judge. I have known his opponent for many years, too. Maguire has practiced law in both large and small firms. He […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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