Letters to the Editor

No snub intended with endorsement

I am writing to correct a mistaken characterization that appeared in The Enterprise, implying that my endorsement of Mayor Dan Wolk for California Assembly was meant as a “snub” to other candidates. In 2014, I endorsed Dan, and I am honored to again endorse him for this office in 2016. I previously supported Dan for […]

Unsafe conditions

Don Emlay (Letters, Aug. 5) must not have been out to the Koso “L” with the two City Council members, city planning staff, the developer and staff, and 20 or more neighbors, all of whom witnessed the unsafe conditions in full glory. If he had, he would know the area is an accident waiting to […]

I see the light

The warm color temperature (3,000 Kelvin) streetlight heads that were installed on our street last week are much easier on the eyes than the harsh cool blue (4,000 K.) lights they replaced. The new warmer lights emit a gentler spectrum that is close to the typical 2,700 K. temperature of incandescent bulbs. Thanks to the […]

Justifying the salaries

How much is $15 an hour? It’s quite a bit less than the $273 an hour that the University of California paid its newly retired president so that he could prepare to teach a one-hour-per-week course the following year. It is also quite a bit less than Caltrans pays the 3,500 excess (read, they have nothing […]

Criticism misses the point

Jim Stevens’ rebuttal of my letter comparing George Bush to Donald Trump sounds quite reasonable, but I am compelled to point out where he goes wrong: * The fact that John McCain is not a candidate for anything at this time is not relevant. His hero status was unfairly questioned. * When John Kerry testified to […]

An end run around Congress

“Local support for Iran deal” is misleading, at best. Among supporters it mentions as favoring the deal is J Street, whose president and founder described his organization as Obama’s “blocking back,” which suggests J Street’s “endorsement” is political rather than analytical. George Soros is an important financial backer of J Street, and J Street attempted […]

Iranian deal is a bad deal

Sarah Pattison et. al.’s recent letter (July 30) supporting the proposed Iran deal demands comment. Pattison begins by approvingly quoting Rep. John Garamendi: ” … if America were to simply walk away from this deal, it’s likely that the strong multilateral sanctions regime would collapse.” Of course, the person who has most strongly advocated strengthening […]

Lobby Congress to vote no

Regarding “Local Support for Iran Deal” (Letters, July 30), it must be stated that the signatories to that letter represent a fringe organization, J Street, which has been widely discredited by major mainstream Jewish organizations and the Israeli Consulate General. J Street was the group that paraded the much-debunked Judge Goldstone around Capitol Hill to […]

Where are the details?

The thrilling news of a deal with Iran is overshadowed by the long, dark shadows that obscure important details of the deal itself. A recent letter to the editor signed by nine apparently educated folks describing several supporters of the deal illustrates this point perfectly. Many of the quotes from various organizations contain words indicating a […]

Koso Street concerns seem fallacious

So I read the concerns of the 70 percent of residents of Koso Street about the planned development at the end of their street. By the way, the development is also at the end of my street — Mono Place. I fully understand the statements about the situation with Koso — it is narrow and there […]

Nishi will benefit startup companies

The absence of laboratory space for startup companies in Davis has hampered the growth of jobs and R&D-based businesses. The Nishi Gateway project will help the emerging startup cluster in Davis, including those with technologies spun out from UC Davis. Having a robust economy and critical mass of R&D-based businesses in Davis benefits everyone. Nishi […]

Please, no access onto Koso Street

Thank you for the coverage in Sunday’s paper regarding the Villages at Willow Creek. We here on Koso Street are committed to maintaining the healthy living balance of our neighborhood. I want to reiterate that we are not against the development itself. Our biggest concern is with the safety at the dog-leg section of Koso […]

Local support for Iran deal

We would like to thank our Congressman, John Garamendi, for supporting the Iran nuclear deal, which he said is “the best available option to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. … Furthermore, if America were to simply walk away from this deal, it’s likely that the strong multilateral sanctions regime would collapse.” (July 14) […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Hillary Clinton: The immaculate deception

Hillary Clinton wants to be president, and she wants it bad! I personally believe she has thought little about the job itself but she wants to write her name in the history books. She clearly felt like she was entitled to the position in 2008 when a young upstart snatched it out from under her. […]

July 30, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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