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Council should put Nishi Gateway project on the ballot

The issue: An opportunity to put smart planning into practice The Nishi Gateway, a 46-acre infill project at the west end of Olive Drive, nears a critical vote next week, as the Davis City Council is expected to vote on the final parameters of the plan and decide whether to put it on the June ballot. THE PROJECT would […]

Future perfect … what’s next in Aggieland?

The issue: UCD’s plans to take in thousands more students will reshape the city UC Davis’ Long-Range Development Plan, still in its formative stages, seeks to find a way for the university to expand its student population by 4,000 students by 2027, reaching a total of 39,000 at that point. CAMPUS PLANNERS have developed a […]

Cheers and Jeers: This merger has benefits for everyone

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers over the past week: CHEERS to the leaders of Empower Yolo and the Center for Families, which formalized their partnership on Jan. 1 after a year of living together. The boards of directors for each nonprofit have become one board, and both agencies will operate under […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Dispute threatens Davis Food Co-op’s future

The issue: At an institution built on cooperation, infighting can spell doom In the wake of the firing last month of Davis Food Co-op general manager Tony Mohsenzadegan, a group of Co-op members has moved to recall the entire board of directors at the downtown grocer. A “Help the Co-op” group is circulating petitions. If enough signatures are gathered […]

December 27, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Holiday thanks, all around

We offer our cheers and jeers as we look back on local newsmakers this holiday season: CHEERS to Ann Smalley and the dedicated volunteers — adults and teenagers alike — who bring the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” to life every holiday season. This annual show, which stars 250 Davis children ages 6-12, is the hottest ticket […]

December 24, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Please give us more light

We offer our cheers and jeers to local newsmakers as we look back over the past couple of weeks: CHEERS to better lighting on our streets. The city and PG&E haven’t done all they should, but they’re moving in the right direction. John Troidl, a public health management consultant and frequent writer of letters to The Enterprise, […]

December 11, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Our view: Benicia washes its hands of us

The issue: Bay Area city can’t see past its own back yard on refinery project The city of Benicia — the only entity capable of exerting any control over the crude-oil shipments set to arrive at a planned expansion of a Valero oil terminal — has shown in a draft environmental impact report that any […]

November 15, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Heartfelt thank-yous to our veterans

We offer our cheers and jeers to local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the outpouring of support for veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made to give us our American way of life. The many tributes to our vets this week have been a heartening reminder of how lucky we all […]

November 13, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Our view: We support a plan for all students

The issue: Downsizing AIM is the right move After years of intense, heated, passionate debate about the best way to educate students, Davis Board of Education members are poised to make definitive changes in the AIM (Alternative Instructional Model) program that serves gifted and talented students. But wait. Aren’t all Davis students gifted and talented? […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Let’s pay forward Larry’s true legacy

We offer our cheers and jeers to local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the legacy left by UC Davis Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef. We all know he had a massive influence on the growth of the university during his 25 years as executive vice chancellor/provost and then chancellor. State Sen. […]

October 23, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Goodbye, Larry; we will miss you so much

Such a loss … that’s what those of us who knew Larry Vanderhoef keep saying as we come to grips with his passing on Thursday from complications related to a series of strokes. He was only 74. “Chancellor emeritus” seems like such a stuffy title for this approachable, genuine man. He led UC Davis for an […]

October 18, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Dude, maintain: Time for a break downtown

The issue: Deadly stabbing shows the need to get a handle on midnight bar scene The latest “it could never happen here” incident happened here in the wee hours of Sept. 19, when Peter Gonzales, visiting Davis for his sister’s wedding, was fatally stabbed during an altercation at KetMoRee downtown. AS MORE night spots join the once-quiet […]

October 04, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged , ,

Cheers and Jeers: Kids teach us all lessons in courage

We offer our cheers (no jeers — we’re feeling happy that we had rain this week!) as we look back on local newsmakers of the past week: CHEERS to two Davis children who are valiantly battling brain-stem cancer, to their courageous families and to the caring people who are rallying around them. We are honored to […]

October 02, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Police, bar owners target violence downtown

We offer our cheers and jeers as we look back at local newsmakers of the past week: JEERS to the tragic violence that shattered our community last weekend. The stabbing death of a 23-year-old Southern California man who was in town to celebrate his sister’s wedding is a terrible wake-up call for all of us. Our […]

September 25, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,
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