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Cheers and Jeers: Some good news at the school district

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Davis school district, which agreed with the Davis Teachers Association on raises through 2017. The teachers will get one-time payments this year and next, and 2-percent raises in the next two years. This town prides itself on […]

The price of control

The issue: Voters chose to limit growth, and it may end up costing us The decision by developers of the Davis Innovation Center to put the project on hold was a body blow to efforts to stabilize the city of Davis’ budgetary future. City officials had hoped that this project, along with two others in the works, […]

Cheers and Jeers: The system failed to protect Baby Justice

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: JEERS to the latest revelations in the Baby Justice murder case. Samantha Green, Justice’s mother and alleged killer, admitted using drugs throughout the pregnancy, including methamphetamine the day before giving birth. Green was high for three days prior […]

Cheers and Jeers: We’re earning our bike capital of the world moniker

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to Davis’ all-out celebration of National Bike Month throughout May. If these fun, family-friendly activities don’t inspire you to get on your bike, we can’t imagine what will. From the Cycle de Mayo family ride on Saturday […]

Cheers and Jeers: Odd Fellows grab hold of April

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Odd Fellows Lodge for an April packed with community service. They put on a free blues concert for the town with local musicians on April 2; Breakfast with the Bunny for the kids on April 4; bingo to benefit […]

More work to do for a safe Picnic Day

The issue: We can’t go back to the bad old days While 2015’s Picnic Day was a far cry from the rowdy drunken scene downtown Davis used to be, there are signs that we may be losing ground on the progress made in the past few years. DAVIS POLICE reported an increase in service calls, with 502 during […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery still needs help

The issue: Community donations, government funds saved lives One child, one day. If only 2,000 of us step up and donate $50 — the amount needed to provide care for one child for one day at the Yolo Crisis Nursery — we’ll have reached a goal of raising $100,000 in community support to keep this vital […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Picnic Day is a party like no other

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the hard-working Picnic Day Committee — a group of students who toil all year to bring us a campuswide open house worthy of an institution as outstanding as UC Davis. The students have pulled together all […]

April 17, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Bill provides a real Bakken solution

The issue: Regulating oil’s volatility is surest way to keep rail shipments safe As Davis residents have looked on with worry at plans by the Valero oil refinery to build a new rail terminal in Benicia — with visions of explosive tanker cars rumbling through our heads — our options for influencing events have looked painfully sparse. THE CITY […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: A shot in the arm for our health

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the state Legislature for taking up a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated. Under the legislation, parents no longer would be able to send unvaccinated kids to school with waivers citing religious or personal beliefs. Exemptions […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Listening’s great, but keep eyes on the goal

The issue: Council gathering input on innovation centers The term “listening tour” entered mainstream political consciousness with Hillary Clinton’s turn-of-the-century run for a New York Senate seat. Since then, it’s become the go-to option for a politician trying to gauge support for a particular idea or campaign. SO IT IS that members of the Davis City Council have […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Have political moxie, will travel

The issue: Napolitano, UC’s hired gun, is fighting the battle she was brought in to wage While it’s hardly unheard of for a major university to hire a political heavyweight as its leader, the University of California system’s 2013 decision to bring in Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was a surprising departure for the insular, […]

April 05, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Thanks for the assist

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Woodland and West Sacramento police departments for lending us their MRAP vehicles during last week’s shooting incident. The mutual-assistance agreements our city has with our neighbors really came in handy. Under different circumstances, we might […]

April 03, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: The kids, at least, make us proud

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Citrus Circuits robotics team for another stand-out performance at the FIRST Robotics Competition at UC Davis. Through a combination of heady programing, strong nerves under pressure and savvy deal-making, the Davis kids were part of […]

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