Lauren Keene

Balance of life changes again

In writing this letter I am working through the pain of the recent killing of the five coyotes. First, I thank the City Council for terminating its agreement with USDA Wildlife Services, and realizing that there needs to be process for wildlife issues and complaints. Now my history. My family was the first family to […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Forget coexisting with coyotes

The photo on the front page of Thursday’s Davis Enterprise did not distress or upset me. It did remind me of a photo several years ago of almost 100 sheep bodies lined up on a driveway — all killed by coyotes. The sheep had been tagged with date and place of killing and brought to […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Many concerned about proposed SCD bylaw changes

There is a very serious threat to: 1) the continuing cooperative relationship between the Davis Senior Center and its primary support organization, the Senior Citizens of Davis (SCD), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation; 2) the financial security of the SCD organization itself; and 3) the voice of the SCD membership. All of these as a result […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Try Cindy’s for Thai food

If you like Thai food, don’t miss Cindy’s Restaurant in South Davis. The food choices are extensive and the flavors are exquisite! The service at Cindy’s is friendly and helpful. Groups are welcome and guests at our gatherings at Cindy’s have been delighted. There is ample parking and we are certain that this restaurant will […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Questions about train horns

Remember when the sound of train whistles was a beautiful sound? The steam train whistles were tuned to a lovely minor chord. I remember camping in the Northern Transvaal in 1969 and hearing a train leave a nearby station, and I could hear it going through the mountains for a long time. It was like […]

July 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Fire victims are resilient

One week ago, our garage and its contents were destroyed by an electrical fire. My wife and I and our dog, Charley, all escaped without injury. The Davis Fire Department was exemplary and was able to save the contents of our home. State Farm, our home insurer, already has us in a furnished home while […]

July 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Position doesn’t guarantee experience

Back on May 4, The Davis Enterprise published an opinion piece about genetic engineering and Monsanto, authored by Doug Graves, in which he contrasted what he considered his superior credentials as “a researcher and former professor” to that of “a former Monsanto clerical worker,” Gabe Lewin. In defending his superior abilities, Graves wrote, “I was […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A bang-up Fourth of July

The city of Davis would like to acknowledge the following organizations and people for their generous contributions to this year’s Fourth of July celebration: Whole Foods; PG&E; Davis Live Music Collective; Target; Dos Coyotes; The Marketplace; Nugget Markets; Davis Food Co-op; Carbahal & Company; city of Davis Program Administrative and Support Employees Association; Wiscombe’s Funeral […]

July 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Courts do a commendable job

Your recent article on the meeting of death penalty opponents was interesting but full of humbug. I respect the right of others to work for and express their opinion but reserve my right to tell them they are full of garbage. My personal experience and opinion is that, overall, the criminal courts in California do […]

July 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Greenbelt, tree care is lacking

The Davis city manager’s proposal to privatize the tree and parks’ work is already in practice in North Davis. On the North Davis greenbelt, east of Anderson Road, city crews take pride in keeping it up. It is well done and well cared for. The city has essentially abandoned everything west of Anderson Road. They […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

How the fun got started

The Pence Gallery’s primary mission is to provide educational exhibits and programs to the community, and occasionally we ask for support back from the community through memberships, attendance at our fundraising events (the art auction is set for Sept. 22) and donations. When we placed the call out to our members and to the community […]

July 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t throw away city money

I have lived and worked downtown since 1995. Last year, the City Council raced into buying bonds for a new parking structure covering the block at Third, Fourth, E and F streets. The council careened into voting for that project with little public input. Of course, that project is now being referred to as “The […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Good for economy, community

I have been lucky enough to get out into the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. We were hiking and looking for native plants and birds, and, of course, the views are spectacular! It’s absolutely wonderful to have an area like this close by where you can go to get away from noise and bustle. I’m excited […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t forget residents’ needs

What kind of Davis resident would complain about her streets being spruced up with statues here and there? Who would want to risk being labeled sacrilegious about art in public places? Well, it would be someone like me, who fears that, in the excitement of promoting downtown Davis as a regional arts destination, my resident […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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