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Author Archive: Special to The Enterprise

Not thrilled with lack of symmetry

Dear Annie: I have been dating “Pete” for three years and never get invited to his place. He lives in a mobile home. At first, he said he was embarrassed for me to visit. I did see it once and thought it wasn’t bad at all. He has since remodeled the place, so I expected […]

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck is soon to be hatched

The fifth annual Tour de Cluck — a family- and fowl-friendly event — returns Saturday, May 24, with its signature bicycle tour, or “coop crawl,” of local chicken coops. Funds raised by the tour benefit the programs of Davis Farm to School. Bicycle tour tickets are $15 for general and $10 for seniors and students […]

Take ownership of your health

Dear Annie: I would like to comment on Gail Rae-Garwood’s letter about kidney disease. I retired in 2010, and like a lot of retirees, I was complacent about my health. I had been taking insulin for my diabetes for 20 years and had high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. I finally went in for my […]

Bill is an affront to UC Davis ag biotech and local farmers

By Kent Bradford As a scientist who has dedicated my entire career to agricultural biotechnology and plant science, I am deeply concerned about Senate Bill 1381, which is winding its way through the California Legislature and is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday. The bill, which mandates a de facto […]

Don’t want to sit in Fix 50 traffic? Consider alternatives

By Lucas Frerichs As some of you may know, there is an important construction project Caltrans is about to undertake in Sacramento, called the Fix 50 project. If you go to you will find background information on the project. What this means is that between Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, June 25 (with a […]

Keep children safe when traveling

Parents traveling overseas with children should know health risks and how to avoid them. An estimated 1.9 million American children travel internationally each year, and the number is increasing. In general, children face most of the same health risks as their parents, but the consequences can be more serious. Some conditions can be difficult to […]

Keep your baby safe

By Jeff Ribordy, M.D. So you just brought home that new baby from the dealership with that new-baby smell. Now what? You are responsible for him or her for the next 18 years or beyond. How do you keep your child safe? For younger infants who do not move around much, it is pretty simple. […]

Dad makes mom look bad

Dear Annie: My husband keeps telling our sons they can do whatever they want when I tell them “no,” and that they don’t need to listen to me. He is never on my side. The kids make fun of me and call me names, and Dad doesn’t seem to care. When I insist that he […]

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