Letters to the Editor

More spice, less sugar!

A terrible thing happened last week in The Davis Enterprise, my beloved newspaper! A new comic strip, “Carpe Diem” has been added to the comics page, and to make room for it, “For Better or For Worse” has been summarily removed. It is too soon to know if “Carpe Diem” will measure up; the first three […]

Do the math on teacher compensation

With the state’s improving economy, there has been an increase in funding to the Davis school district. The teachers who have supported this district during the severe economic drought had hoped for some relief from the loss of income over this period. The numbers, however, tell a different story. $2.2 million = state cuts to […]

Roads should be a higher priority

Read Judy Corbett’s commentary (“Bike, Walk, Transit: Davis’ Plan is on Target,” April 28) and ponder who’s making the decisions that you should become anything other than an automobile owner/driver. Each decision-maker, no matter their position, should be the first to give up their automobiles for used bicycles as their primary transportation and use public […]

Another poke at ‘belly shame’

I, too, chose belly dancing to rid myself of “belly shame” (as noted by Debra DeAngelo); however, with all that shakin’ goin’ on, what emerged was a huge “outie” — so large that I was accused of being indecently exposed! David Baum Davis

New garbage plan is all wet

Homeowners in Davis need to become aware of the fact that the City Council is planning to take away our weekly yard waste street pickup. The weekly claw cleanup of 2,000 tons of yard waste is one of the finest services in this city of plush gardens and mature trees. They plan to use the […]

Eyewitness in Vietnam offers whitewash

The guest opinion column by Claudia Krich (“Eyewitness to the ‘Fall’ of Vietnam”) is a gross distortion and whitewash of what happened when the North Vietnamese Army and their South Vietnam communist cadres completed their takeover of South Vietnam 40 years ago. To suggest there was no murder and torture is a ludicrous claim, only sustainable […]

Thank you, Davis pet community

Our 8-year-old cat, Oliver, is home after being missing for almost four months. My family cannot thank enough all the people who helped look for Oliver, including members of the Facebook Pets Lost and Found Davis group and countless friends and neighbors. A big thank-you to the house of college students who took great care […]

The Davis I knew is gone …

I lived in Davis for 30 years. Seven years ago, I moved to Vacaville. Since moving to Vacaville, I have taught a class at a downtown Davis business once a month. I try to get to the class location by 6 p.m. for set-up. Several times I have found it extremely challenging to find parking. […]

Weeds pose a threat to pets

This spring has seen a bumper crop of weeds in Davis. Even usually well-tended properties are infested with foxtail barley and ripgut brome, two invasive Mediterranean annual grasses that are now drying out. And even people who are usually meticulous about such things have been slow to get rid of them. Both are more than […]

Is your bike waiting for you?

I walked into the garage today and there she was. White with a little gray around the edges, standing over by the cat beds and cat carriers, near the large black trash cans where we store the dog food. But she is not a dog, and she does not demand my attention or lure me […]

Tips to reduce student stress

One of the biggest issues affecting high school students is stress. I am a junior attending Davis High School and am currently conducting a research project on what factors contribute to student stress, and what methods can be used to help mitigate it. In order to receive data for this project, my group and I […]

Recruit blacks for police jobs

The way to prevent violence on the streets of cities large and small is to train African-American men and women in large numbers in the police departments of cities large and small throughout the country. Then put these officers who are trained in human race relationships on the streets of the cities. Police departments large […]

Please help Baltimore

The terrible riots in Baltimore caused the senior housing structure being built  to burn down. The  Southern Baptist Church had worked hard to raise the money to build this for the seniors of Baltimore. Please send donations to: Dr. Dante L. Hickman Sr., Southern Baptist Church, 1701 N. Chester St., Baltimore, MD 21213. Sent with […]

With sincere gratitude

On behalf of Neighborhood Partners, LLC, we are grateful to have recently received the 2015 city of Davis Environmental Recognition Award in the businesscategory. It was an honor for us to be welcomed to the City Council dais by Mayor Dan Wolk, to receive the award directly from Councilman Lucas Frerichs and to be warmly […]

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