Letters to the Editor

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 […]

Cute but dumb public art

I normally do not comment on public art as I am really just a cretin. But I really do not understand the appeal of the “art” on the water container on the east side of the city. I think the phrase “cute but dumb” applies here. On certain days of the year, if the sun […]

A wonderful day of service

The city of Davis and local community groups hosted a one-day community day of service on Saturday, April 25, to bring residents and community groups together to engage in meaningful service to our community. A total of 225 volunteers spent their Saturday morning throughout Davis working on projects at Birch Lane Elementary School, Da Vinci […]

My choice: Keep it green!

Bob Dunning’s column on April 26 supporting the individual prerogative regarding water usage hit the intolerant “water Nazi” issue on the head. I’m definitely pro-choice on this issue, too … tell me how much water I get in my fair share and let me use it as I see fit. If I choose to have a […]

Helicopter parents, stop hovering

Parents want what is best for their children, But there is a fine line between encouraging your child and the intrusive behavior that a lot of parents are now engaging in. Their “helicopter parenting” is a series of inappropriate, anxiety-driven parenting tactics that not only compromise children’s autonomy and personal growth, they often reflect a […]

Real magic happens at King High

The recent Davis Enterprise cover story about Theo Buckendorf is just one of many stories of the gifted and loving people who make King High the school it is. Thank you for sharing with the community a little about what happens there. You could probably write a whole series about the very special staff and […]

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