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Take a minute to help a child

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It only takes a minute to make a difference in a child’s life. It only takes a minute to: * Believe in a child; * Listen to a child; * Hug a child; * Realize words hurt; * Talk to a child, and not yell; * Stop a child […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis has missing revenue from sales

From U.S. Census Bureau reports, in 2007 the average sales per capita in California were $12,700. In Folsom, a city about the same population as Davis, that figure was $26,474. Woodland’s sales per capita were $11,208. Dixon’s were $21,742. In Davis, the only city owning a large population of captive UCD customers, our sales per […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Remember the whistleblowers

Do you remember Bradley Manning — the solider who released United Nations classified military information to WikiLeaks? He was arrested and has been imprisoned for two years without trial. This detention both punishes Manning and sends a message to all in the military who would expose the military to criticism to shut up! The message to […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Wolk’s the only one I trust

Is anyone watching the store? Amid the preoccupation with pepper-spraying on campus (which I deplored), our city “leaders” have been up to no good. Our City Council has refused to tackle Crown Castle, a private, for-profit corporation that is trying to invade our neighborhoods by erecting potentially dangerous cell towers, under the guise of being […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A tribute to Tony Fields

The theater students at Davis High School are making a final push to raise the money needed to support their once-in-a-lifetime participation in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. To see just how talented these young people are, can I recommend their latest offering, “A Tribute to Tony Fields,” which will take place at 7 […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

They’re rebellious kindergartners

Anyone who refuses to obey or disregards the instruction from a uniformed officer is guilty of anarchism. It’s too bad that we taxpayers have to pay for — and support financially — college-age kids acting like rebellious kindergartners! Clyde DeLoren Davis

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Lay the blame on chancellor

A thorough reading of the Kroll Report on the Nov. 18 pepper-spray incident brings one glaring conclusion: At every step along the way, Chancellor Linda Katehi ignored Student Affairs staffers, who are trained to deal with these sorts of things, and continuously pursued a range of police options. In the name of safety, all by […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cemetery’s good practices

My friend Quirino Paris articulated some reasonable cautions that apply to all public agencies, including the Davis Cemetery District. A near-decade as a voting member of the DCD board gives me familiarity with the issues he raises. I see public money being thoughtfully expended. Our fees for plots, for niches, for interments and for endowments […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

UC Davis has a woman problem

The Reynoso report discloses that a woman spoke to the chancellor’s Leadership Team for 40 minutes about the judgmental error the team was making in planning the use of police force on the Quad. She also had contradicted the police report that non-students predominated the Quad population. The response was “dead silence.” A woman police […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Funds raised to help immigrants

On March 24, the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network held its first fundraising dinner. It was a sold-out event, and we were able to raise funds for our programs as well as increase awareness of YIIN’s mission and work. YIIN is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) group whose mission is to serve and advocate for immigrants in […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Recognize Turkish National Day

On April 23, more than half a million Turkish-Americans celebrate the Turkish National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. Ninety-two years ago, on this date, the Turkish Grand National Assembly was established, to fulfill the aspirations of Turkish people for freedom, justice and peace. Within three years, a secular modern Turkish republic was proclaimed under the leadership of Ataturk. Marked for […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What a remarkable season

In his commentary on Bud Henle published Tuesday, Bob DaPrato did not have the fact correct on the 1965 football game against Woodland. The score was 7-0 Davis. Woodland did have a 50-plus-yard run on its first play, but never scored. The 1965 team gave up only 32 points all year to go undefeated. There […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Meters are a community problem

Santa Cruz and Marin counties both forbade installation of PG&E’s SmartMeters in unincorporated areas. What wise steps for a shared health problem. See the informative Santa Cruz report at www.santacruzhealth.org/pdf/2012%20Report%20on%20SmartMeters.pdf. Towns need help even more. Neighbors often live close together. Most single households cannot choose to avoid SmartMeter electromagnetic emissions, as the neighbors’ impinge. My […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Partying hurts our neighborhood

During last month’s City Council discussion of the ordinance against underage drinking, The Enterprise reported general agreement that drinking among college students wasn’t the main problem. In the Davis Manor Neighborhood, and others like ours, it is. From spring until late fall, we experience the college “party scene.” It is not just Friday and Saturday […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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