Letters to the Editor

Focus on wining, not whining

On “Wining with Papa Francisco” (10/14/15) A recent Wineaux column published in The Enterprise bottled a rather curious Meritage: a blend of commentaries on wines and personal opinions on the behaviors and beliefs of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his Church. The columnist is entitled to divulge her opinions to the public, but some misconceptions have to be pointed out. Alas! Bergoglio […]

We’re short on real democracy

I am writing this with reference to the article in The Davis Enterprise on Sunday, Nov. 8, regarding trends in voting patterns in the United States. Do we have a real democracy? It cannot be, considering the number of people among all eligible voters who really care to vote for the most important election. The […]

This veteran says thanks

On the 11th day of the 11th month of 2015, several people thanked me for my military service. It is no secret that I served 20 years in the U.S. Army before retiring to Davis. This “thank you” business throws me somewhat off-guard. Why? You ask. Why? Above all else, I liked Army life. In […]

A taste of our own

I am not saddened by these Paris attacks. I shed no tears. I am not shocked. This no surprise. The victims, while white and European this time, are unremarkable in suffering, in number, or in manner of death. The victims did have special status and protection within our culture, so we publicly mourn, we privately […]

Disgusted by terrorist attacks

These savage and unspeakable attacks on innocent civilians — whether they occur in Paris, Beirut, Sharm El-Sheikh or any other city — are outrageous and without any justification. Muslims all over the world condemn these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible. I am absolutely disgusted by these terrorists attacks. I am, also, disgusted by […]

Apply to be on ACLU board

If you are interested in taking a leadership role in fighting for justice, please read on. Now is the time to apply for a position on the board of directors of the Yolo County Chapter of the ACLU. As a board member, you will advance civil liberties in our community through local advocacy campaigns and […]

Why blame the victims?

Your article in Sunday’s edition about three victims of a robbery early Saturday morning seems to blame the victims for being too intoxicated to provide details to police. Could it instead be that they have no details because they were jumped from behind and pummeled with baseball bats and two were knocked unconscious and that is […]

Dinner was a big success

Davis Community Meals would like to sincerely thank all who attended and supported our Taste of India Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7. The event was a great success due to your support. The event was festive and enjoyed by all who came. A special thanks to our cook for the event, Mary Philip, and to […]

Let’s ban these infernal machines

I, too, live in a rental unit that is under weekly siege from leaf blowers. Not only are they noisy and polluting but in the 20-some years that this complex has been in existence I’ll bet half the soil that used to be here has been blown away. To quote the Orange County Grand Jury: “Toxic […]

A threat to our rights

There continues to be a news blackout about the Trans Pacific Partnership in spite of the fact that its contents are now available to be examined. Congress will be voting to accept or deny it within the next year and (because the ramifications of its acceptance are so severe) we deserve an open and public […]

Don’t miss Moore truth

I hope that Michael Moore’s new documentary, “Where to Invade Next,” to be released in late December, will offer ideas on how to counter our government’s policy toward never-ending wars. From what I have read, Moore was inspired to do this documentary by what he saw as an era of “infinite war” that keeps alive […]

Appeal reinforces party divide

I genuinely appreciate that Debra DeAngelo went through no small amount of effort to emphasize that our nation needs a functioning two-party system in order to have a healthy political dynamic. That said, however, it was clear, while reading her two columns on the subject, that this was a non-Republican writing for non-Republicans about how […]

What’s happened to downtown?

People are talking; what are they saying? What has happened to our downtown Davis at night? Why are bars serving drinks to inebriated people? Why are these people vomiting, urinating and defecating in the streets? Why don’t the Davis police arrest these people for drunk and disorderly behavior? What can we citizens of Davis do to correct this […]

Please donate food for STEAC

In a world full of need, it’s easy to think that small efforts don’t matter, but in the words of Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This Saturday, you have an opportunity to make a difference by participating in the annual Real Estate Community Food Drive for […]

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