Letters to the Editor

Launch some citizen patrols

Forty-seven burglaries since Jan. 1 of this year? Geez!!! The last was right behind my house! No one has knocked on my door elevating awareness about this spree. I guess my question is, “what else is Davis doing about it?” More patrols?, OK, that doesn’t seem to be working. Have the police enlisted the Neighborhood […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We oppose the disruption

We are members of Israel Peace Alternatives, a local group focused on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We have heard reports of a recent event at UC Davis, “Israeli Soldiers Speak Out,” where an audience member stood up and shouted personal insults at the speakers, and stated his intent to shut down the program. We strongly oppose actions that disrupt […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Get out of Occupy’s way

Docile Davis, sleepy town: While things happened in our past, nothing happens now… In the early ’70s, Davis was a town of action. Our mayor-to-be, Bob Black, sat down on the tracks and stopped a weapons-carrying train from going forward to Roseville! Now, it’s different: a comparable political emergency exists and, yet, town officials and […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Time to solve these crimes

I have a great deal of respect for our law enforcement officers. They have an extremely difficult job, and often perform it without much thanks or recognition. Having said that, I think it is time to start asking some difficult questions regarding the wave of brazen burglaries that have been casting a pall over my […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A costly ‘war of necessity’

The headline of a Los Angeles Times article dated Aug. 18, 2009, is: “Obama tells veterans Afghanistan is a ‘war of necessity.’ ” From the article: ” ‘This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity,’ Obama told the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Conference.” It would appear that Claude Garrod […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Whole truth about Whole Foods

Not that I wish a potentially promising downtown business ill, but I was aghast when I watched a news report from an ABC affiliate in Arlington, Va., about Whole Foods selling “organic” foods from China found at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBiI9KcJ9UY&sns=fb. This story shows frozen “organic” vegetables sold under the Whole Foods label with organic certification […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Farewell, city arts contracts

I would like to acknowledge the recent passing of a golden era in Davis cultural history. Due to budget reductions, the city of Davis Arts Contract Program, initiated in 1973, is being discontinued. I was first aware of the Civic Arts Grant program in 1976, when artist Terry Buckendorf applied for funding for his “Davis […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

SmartMeters are good for health

When PG&E installed a Smart Meter at our house I discovered that it was very beneficial to my health. Before that, I had no idea why our power usage was as high as it was and this caused me considerable stress. Now I can relax because the Smart Meter provides the tools for me to […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Prospective foster parents, beware

The foster care article quote on March 9 describes the experience accurately: “Nurturing time spent with a hurt child, whether for a day, month, year or a lifetime, can serve to change the course of a life and make a resounding positive difference in how they feel about themselves.” I was a foster parent for […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I support Judge Dan Maguire

The Canons of Judicial Ethics bar judges from election endorsements, but we are allowed to speak regarding the judicial system, and in particular, the qualifications of judicial candidates. Judicial elections tend to be unexciting affairs. But I urge you to pay attention in this upcoming election, because you are far more likely to come before […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Educate all before kindergarten

During the discussions about South Davis schools at the recent Board of Education meeting, I realized that maybe Montgomery Elementary School should set up a two-year program for all. A Head Start-like program that would be open to all who would want to attend, and their social economic standing shouldn’t matter. We could start at […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Look for other funding sources

Congratulations are due to the Davis Joint Unified School District, the campaign in support of Measure C, the Board of education, the superintendent, teachers, students and those who wrote letters to the editor. The Davis Enterprise was the real hero in publicizing the issue. The highest level of congratulations are due to the Davis community […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

More thanks for Measure C support

In their recent op-ed to the community, Barbara Archer and Lori Duisenberg did a wonderful job of thanking the many, many volunteers who assisted the effort to pass Measure C. They were fabulous, each and every one, and Archer’s and Duisenberg’s committed and dynamic leadership were key ingredients in the success of the effort. Special […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Judge Maguire deserves your vote

This June, the voters in Yolo County will have the opportunity to retain Judge Dan Maguire, one of our best Superior Court judges. I’m presiding judge of the Yolo Superior Court, so I’ve had the opportunity to observe Judge Maguire’s work. He’s done an exceptional job in every case we’ve sent to him. In 2010, […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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