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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, […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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 […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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 ,

Sincere thanks, one and all

On Dec. 19, Davis Shakespeare Ensemble had a fantastic time presenting “A Winter Evening with DSE.” Thank you to all those who attended! For our supporters who could not make it, we are happy to report it was a success. After a spirited introduction from Dr. Andy Jones, DSE premiered enchanting new music by Richard Chowenhill […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Student housing issues

I’ve been extremely upset with all the current and proposed building of apartment complexes geared toward UC Davis students for many reasons. After reading the op-ed piece about over-densification written by Eileen Samitz (Dec. 17), I realized why I should be upset even more! Davis has been a wonderful place to live, however, it has […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Concerns about potential taxes

In regard to consideration of potential tax revenue measures for the June ballot, I am strongly in favor of the recommendations of the city of Davis Finance and Budget Commission. Many of its conclusions jive with the city utility user tax focus group of community representatives of which I was a part. The biggest concern of […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Bookstore pays it forward

Last year was fantastic at Logos Books: A total of $50,000 in total combined donations was made to Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders. This brings our combined donations since we began to a grand total of $250,000! As we begin our seventh year as a not-for-profit secondhand bookstore here in Davis, we would like […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Here’s a cure for ‘affluenza’

I have heard a lot of misinformed, heartless people mock the “affluenza” legal defense. But people, affluenza is a real, serious, crippling condition! Now that the affluenza fugitives (the teen and his mother) have been caught, out of kindness and a spirit of mercy, we should act immediately to ease their pain, because this condition […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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