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Letters to the Editor

Well-crafted, with a message

Bravo to Susan Leonardi for her Wineaux column Thursday. I so enjoy her well-crafted writing not so much because I’m a connoiseur of great wine — although I’ve purchased several of her modestly priced suggestions — but because she takes her readers on a lovely journey to get to the wine samplings. Thursday’s was a […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Our city remains unaffordable

Bruce Gallaudet’s recent column inaccurately portrays me as “biting the hand of those that served me” for those years when I was a student in the Davis school district. To the contrary, I have been a consistent attendee of the Blue & White Foundation’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner and of school and class reunions, […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis’ green/red divide

The map showing how the various precincts in this town had voted on Measure C could scarcely have been more striking. Virtually all of Davis was colored in green, representing precincts that had voted for the measure. With just a few lonely exceptions, only the southeast part of the city was colored solidly in red. […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

All students deserve better

I voted “no” on Measure C, but I was not comfortable campaigning against it. Since the impacts of failure would have been painful to many Davis school kids, I believe each vote was a personal decision that should not be influenced by standard political gamesmanship. Now that the measure has passed, I feel safe to […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A treasured labor of love

Many thank yous to the performers who have created and performed at the Citizens Who Care Annual Winter Concert. This year’s 20th annual concert, celebrating the lyrics of Ira Gershwin, was exceptional! The community owes a debt of gratitude to the performers who support the services provided to the frail elderly and their caregivers. This is “a labor […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

NAMI is heartened by support

There was extraordinary community support at NAMI-Yolo’s annual Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner on Feb. 16 at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. It wasn’t just the selling out of 240 tickets; or the contribution of 60 sponsorships to the dinner for mental health consumers; or the participation of more than 30 community leaders. Most impressive was […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Fight ALS on your tax return

The Specktaculars, a walkathon teamed formed to walk in support of Cathy Speck, her wife Linda Duval and the Speck family, would like to remind sponsors that their donations are tax-deductible (Tax ID# 68-0159292). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease), is rarely genetic, but for Davis local Cathy Speck, it is. ALS is […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Applause for Music Collective

I was invited to experience the first concert presented by the Davis Live Music Collective at the Odd Fellows’ upstairs hall in downtown Davis recently. I was impressed that this group of Davis music lovers, mostly in their 30s and 40s, produced such a professional show. Their love for music and this event was demonstrated […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Progress Ranch says thanks

I received an email from Lea Rosenberg of the Davis Odd Fellows saying that we were going to be the recipients of their “Breakfast with Santa” fundraiser during the 2011 holiday season. When I arrived at the Odd Fellows Hall on Feb. 22, Lea graciously provided an introduction of Progress Ranch to the membership, and […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Donations help burn treatment

We at Local 4437 of the University of California Firefighters wish to convey our gratitude for our community’s very generous donations at our “Fill the Boot for Burns” event on Feb. 17. The community’s enthusiastic generosity was inspiring and reaffirmed our desire to tirelessly serve this community. Our hope is that we can continue to […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Rebekahs’ Crab Feed a success

The Davis Rebekah Lodge’s first Crab Feed on Feb. 4 was a sold-out success. As co-chairs for this fun event, we say “thank you” to the 160 community members who attended and enjoyed the all-you-can-eat crab. We also would like to thank all the volunteers from the Davis Rebekah Lodge who staffed the kitchen, ran […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Kids need indoor play place

I’m writing to inspire someone in Davis to open an indoor play business for our community’s children, especially for age 6 and younger. Sure, there are a million 30- to 60-minute classes they can take, but where can they just hang out and play when it’s cold, rainy or blazing hot outside? For the first […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We’re headed in the right direction

The health insurance exchange in California will be a great opportunity for small businesses and people alike. There are too many people in the United States without health insurance because it is unaffordable, and fewer small businesses are able to offer health care to their employees. In California alone, 86 percent of small businesses that […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Guard forests, protect fishers

Fishers are mammals that look like minks but are bigger. They have a brownish-black coat, but sometimes lighter. I am concerned about the fishers, which live in forests, because forest thinning may kill them. Forest thinning is done to prevent forest fires. Fishers make their dens in trees, so when they cut down their tree, […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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