YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Letters to the Editor

Communication is key for services

I was disturbed to read the guest opinion piece in The Davis Enterprise on Aug. 7, informing our community that the city of Davis is no longer providing child care services for Yolo County. As a former provider and Child Care Services staff member, I utilized and helped to implement an amazing array of support services […]

Intersection is a Dutch treat

The most redeeming aspect of the new “Dutch-style” reconfiguration of the Covell Boulevard-J Street intersection is that it eliminated the “free right-turn” lanes at that corner. I’m referring to the rounded “onramp” lanes that allow drivers to turn right at certain intersections (for example, Fifth Street and Pole Line Road) without having to stop for […]

This is nothing to celebrate

I was disturbed when I read your article about the new lamb slaughterhouse (euphemistically called a “processing plant”) in Dixon, published Aug. 11. The article presented a lot of biased information that glorifies the facility and the lamb industry at large without considering other viewpoints. I know that I and many others in Davis are outraged […]

Lamb slaughter is inhumane

I was disturbed to read your recent article promoting the new lamb slaughtering facility in Dixon. No, meat is not sustainable. A person’s plant-based, vegan diet uses about 300 gallons of water per year, compared to a meat-eater’s at 4,000 gallons. (Robbins, “Diet for a New America”). Superior Farms’ vice president of operations is quite […]

Support accord with Iran

  National security and arms control experts, former diplomats and State Department officials, and military leaders support this historic agreement with Iran — and Congress should, too. It is the best non-proliferation agreement ever negotiated, and it represents our best chance at preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. If Congress rejects this agreement, Iran will be able to […]

Sponsors ensure a tourney success

Soroptimist International of Greater Davis would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 21st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament held July 18 at Davis Municipal Golf Course. * Platinum sponsors: Your Home Nursing Services; Brooks Painting Inc.; Navion Financial Advisors * Gold sponsors: Davis Waste Removal; Carlton Plaza of Davis * Silver sponsors: […]

Guard against discrimination

The Davis school board says its primary criticism of the AIM program is that it has been serving too many students, and that the crux of the problem is allowing private testing and retesting. With this in mind, the board has summarily eliminated private testing. If it eliminates private testing, the district must provide an alternative […]

Will you sit on the tracks with me?

Re: Refinery could negate efforts to stop oil-by-train. According to Sunday’s article, about 400 trains every week will be carrying containers of questionable safety filled with highly flammable light crude oil right through the heart of downtown. That’s about 57 (additional) trains carrying about a million gallons of crude a day! Given what happened in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, […]

A tea party with a purpose

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the senior residents of Eleanor Roosevelt Circle celebrated National Night Out by having an afternoon tea party. The event was a huge success and the seniors enjoyed sipping tea, nibbling on sweet treats and wearing their decorated hats. Fraud-prevention and community-safety information was provided by Wendy Wilcox, confidential secretary, and Jennifer […]

Recycle Styrofoam at UC Davis

At the loading dock of the Genomic and Biomedical Sciences Facility, near the UC Davis School of Medicine, there are large poly bags where one can recycle Styrofoam containers. I am not sure there is anywhere else to take them short of putting them in the trash. You are encouraged (by me) to to save […]

Ask Dodd to support bills

This summer, our elected representatives in Sacramento will have the chance to take the lead yet again on fighting climate change. Let’s make sure they know Davis citizens favor bold action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2006, the Legislature set a goal to reduce statewide greenhouse gas pollution to 1990 levels by 2020. Just […]

A ‘welcome home’ for Mom

My mother, Elaine Carriker, passed away at home in Davis recently. She came of age as a farm girl in Iowa during the Great Depression, and spent most of her life in Kansas raising a family, teaching school, and after retirement, traveling the country with her husband Bill. Four years ago, she moved to Davis […]

Going in the wrong direction

I urge the Davis City Council and the Davis city staff to implement the steps outlined in the recent op-ed piece by Donita Stromgren and other child care advocates to deal with the fallout of the unfortunate decision to eliminate the city’s long-standing child care services program. These child care leaders know and understand the […]

Donations spruce up offices

The board and staff of Yolo Family Service Agency want to thank the following agencies and people who recently made furniture donations to us: Linda Glick, Cass Sylvia and the Yolo County Public Guardian’s Office, the Community College Foundation, Dignity Health, Mutual Housing California, Cassandra Kirkbride, AT&T and the Yolo County Child Support Office. We […]

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