Letters to the Editor

Davis Tennis Courts Broken and Dangerous

Over the years my family has been in Davis we have most enjoyed the community spirit and community facilities the town has to offer. To us this is one of the great joys of living in Davis. We are keen tennis players and have loved the development of the high school/community park tennis courts and […]

Skyscraper on Third St. … really?

This is in response to the Davis Enterprise article: “Project aims for urban chic downtown.” I live in the Old East Davis neighborhood. There are primarily older, one- and two-story homes and a few small apartment complexes within our boundaries (starting at the North/South railroad tracks, to the East/West tracks, to L Street and to a […]

Fast track to a bad deal

On Friday, June 12, the Trade Promotion Authority, otherwise known as “Fast Track”, was passed by the House of Representatives; it was blocked from going forward to the President for his anticipated approval by a companion bill known as the TAA, the Trade Adjustment Assistance act. Fast Track gives the president the ability to negotiate […]

Snow Mountain fears are baseless

A Letter to the Editor from Vicky Murphy of Brooks was published on June 12. In this letter Ms. Murphy incorrectly implies that designation of the Berryessa-Snow Mountain region as a National Monument could potentially result in reduced deliveries of water to Yolo County farmers. By suggesting that there might be some unforeseen impacts on […]

A good compromise

At its Tuesday meeting, the City Council is scheduled to vote on Taormino & Associates’ latest proposal for the “Paso Fino” site in Wildhorse, a hard-fought compromise that neighbors and concerned citizens can support. This compromise (Alternative Plan E, Option 1) enhances the neighborhood greenbelt on the east side of the project, creates a pedestrian-bike […]

Board did the right thing

I support the school board’s June 4 action on AIM, on both substance and procedure.  Let me explain why. The UCD study was received and discussed. Then the board took up a staff recommendation to revise the identification process in the AIM Master Plan — which was duly noticed in the board’s agenda posted May 29.  Staff […]

Support for school board AIM plans

Last Thursday at our DJUSD school board meeting, data were provided that did not show clear academic benefits to the AIM program and did show harm to Latino students who were not in AIM. Even more troubling is the data showing that there is great inequity when 30 percent of students qualify for AIM through private testing, […]

What about water for apartments?

Thank you, Davis Enterprise, for bringing to our attention a developer’s plan for a huge apartment complex, with one bathroom per bedroom in four- and five-bedroom apartments, and a stunning 843 total bedrooms. By comparison, the most recent housing at that location was limited to 80 residents. From 80 to 800. That’s greed, and an […]

Farewell, and thank you

Dr. Elliott Wong has been my on-and-off/for-the-most-part primary care physician since about 2001. When he was assigned to me, I thought, “Who is this young kid?” He looked fresh out of college and even timid it seemed, at times, but through the years he has helped me through my hepatitis C treatments, back problems and […]

Ticket ruined Davis outing

My daughter took me to lunch on May 16 for a belated Mother’s Day lunch and shopping in your city. We had a lovely time, especially our visit to Crème de la Crème shop. Unfortunately, due to jumbled signage in your city downtown lot, we got back to our car to find a $43 ticket. […]

Differentiated instruction works

I’m writing to express my support for changing how the Davis schools identify and place students in “gifted and talented” tracks. Only a tiny percentage of students truly need separate instruction; with increased support for differentiated instruction we can serve most students in the regular classroom. As an educator and a parent, I support the […]

Board moves in right direction

I applaud the recent decision by the school board to improve the process through which students are identified as AIM-qualified, and their ongoing efforts to address the need for differentiated instruction in all classrooms. While there are no doubt many gifted students in Davis, all students deserve the benefits of instruction that is tailored to […]

Really think about the issues

The most important thing is not what you think, but that you think! People have always had divergent opinions and that is a good thing. I respect Ron Paul, and Bernie Sanders. They differ on a lot of things (I think you could call Bernie the Ron Paul of the left or vice versa) but […]

Let’s build up our reputation

It was reported that most of the perpetrators caught in the “bike sting” operation had prior convictions before for bike theft. Evidently, the way they were handled then did not deter them from continuing to steal bikes. Let’s not make that mistake again! Davis should get a reputation for being very harsh on bike thieves. […]

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