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Thanks go to Yolo County Realtors

I deeply regret incorrectly stating the name of one of the most generous donors to the campaign to purchase a refrigerated truck for the Yolo Food Bank. I mistakenly referred to the Yolo County Board of Realtors, a professional association of local Realtors, as the Woodland Board of Realtors, and it is the Yolo County […]

Cuddly blankets for children

On behalf of the children of Yolo County, Project Linus of Yolo County volunteers want to thank the community that has supported us this past year. The final blanket count is in. We are happy to report that during 2015, our chapter collected and distributed 1,351 handmade blankets to the following agencies in Yolo County: […]

Griess engages young voters

With the start of the new year, more people will be paying attention to the upcoming elections. This means more political ads on television and radio, more people threatening to move to Canada, and more millennials blasting social media with support and opposition for the candidates. After I voted for a second time about 13 […]

Red kettle campaign a success

The Davis unit of the Salvation Army is grateful to the kind people who donated to the red kettle and to the many generous people who rang the bell during the annual bell-ringing drive. The kettle drive collected $20,000, which will enable the local unit to provide a back-to-school shopping day at JC Penney in Woodland […]

Good feelings about Nishi Gateway

I’ve lived in Davis for a long time; some of you may know me as the owner of a downtown bike shop, APEX Bikes. Countless Davis students and residents have passed through my shop over the years, and as a former student, I know how important affordable transportation (like biking) and housing are. Recently, I […]

Toxic algae spreading in delta

I am a sixth-grader on the Explorit Nature Bowl team. Just when you thought the drought couldn’t get any worse, there is another side effect. Recently, a toxic algae began rapidly spreading in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It is a type of blue-green “algae” (cyanobacteria) that is very poisonous to animals and humans. It blooms when conditions […]

Three Cans Across America

We are the Nindroids First Lego League Robotics Team. First Lego League pushes us kids to change the world in technological and innovative ways. This year, our FLL team moved on from the Qualifiers Competition in November to compete in the Northern California Capital District Competition on Jan. 16. This year, we are working on […]

The sugary-drink tax on our brains

Delaine Eastin, Dr. Harold Goldstein and Helen Thomson support a sugary drink tax for Davis to “raise as much as $2 million annually to refurbish city facilities and programs that have contracted or crumbled during our recent fiscal downturn” (Enterprise, Dec. 6, “Tax Sugary Drinks to Improve Public Health, Address Unfunded Needs”). A swell-sounding group calling […]

Thank you, Mr. President

President Obama’s State of the Union address brought tears to my eyes. For some time, the continuous attack on Islam and Muslims in the media and by some presidential candidates has been frightening and scary. In his speech, President Obama put things in the right perspective. The president stated, “(W)e need to reject any politics […]

Nishi’s not ready for the ballot

The Nishi developer proclaims that Davis needs to provide 5,000 beds for students in the coming years, saying the alternative is more neighborhood mini-dorms, less affordable housing and traffic worsened by student commutes. “Nishi will provide 1,500 beds for students — a great start!” A genuine great start would be for UC Davis to build more […]

TPP has no place on Obama’s agenda

One of the goals that President Obama outlined in this week’s State of the Union address would undermine nearly all of his other stated goals and much of the progress he’s made during his presidency thus far. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would throw the country in reverse on many important issues: U.S. employment, livable wages, a clean […]

Here’s how to save grebes

I am a sixth-grader on the Explorit Nature Bowl team. I have identified a problem with a species of bird called Western and Clark’s grebes, which is endangered. One reason that the grebes are going extinct is because of the drought. Grebes make their nest on top of water, and if the water level is low, […]

Let’s clarify where the city stands

Our thanks go out to Elaine Roberts Musser, who did a capable job of describing the recommendations of the Finance and Budget Commission to the City Council in regard to a potential new city tax measure for infrastructure in a letter The Enterprise recently published. There’s abundant evidence of backlogs of deferred maintenance and capital […]

Food truck drive was a big success

We are delighted to announce that the countywide campaign to purchase a refrigerated truck for the Yolo Food Bank was successful, thanks to the participation of more than 250 donors, and the generous contributions and support we received from a number of businesses, faith communities and organizations. In three short months, we raised more than $100,000, well […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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