Just follow the money

Jesse Ortiz’s recently filed Form 460 discloses $25,000 in contributions from Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos and those connected to him — and another $20,000 from the Cache Creek Casino Resort. At least the casino is in Yolo County and possibly some county educational services are provided to students that members of the tribe care about. […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Shouldn’t ballots be anonymous?

Fully risking sounding like a local crank, I have a question about the mail-in election ballot envelopes that were sent out. I finished my ballot in the nick of time so I don’t have to hand-deliver it this year, but I am puzzled by the outside of the envelope, where my name and address is […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sign me up for that Nobel Prize: I’ve solved the space travel problem

Get Neil deGrasse Tyson on the phone! Stephen Hawking! Somebody from NASA! I’ve figured out how humanity can explore the universe, and on the cheap too. My inspiration came from a Discovery Channel “Atlas 4D” episode we were watching this week, about the birth of the Hawaiian Islands. They weren’t always the luscious tropical paradise […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

She wants it all; what does he want?

Dear Annie: After 20 years of living together, my partner informed me that she was in love with someone else and had been slipping off to his house when she told me she was visiting a girlfriend. “Lois” says there was no sex involved — just hugging and kissing, etc. I confronted this man, and […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Don’t mislead the public

It’s refreshing to have a candidate who isn’t ego-driven, and who is not misleading the public by claiming to have “raised” a large amount of funds, rather than being truthful that the funds were lent by the candidate himself. Commissioner Janene Beronio doesn’t have to stretch the truth to show her commitment to our community. […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

She fails to lead by example

Freddie Oakley is not our choice for clerk/recorder/assessor. Effective managers lead by example. Freddie Oakley does not hold herself to a higher standard of conduct that effective managers employ. Her elitist attitude is demonstrated by the selfish choices she makes in the workplace, such as smoking in the non-smoking areas of the County Administration Building […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Re-elect Freddie Oakley

Election administration is not for the faint of heart. Retain our County Clerk/Recorder/and-soon-to-be-Assessor, Freddie Oakley. Tony Bernhard Davis

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A dream for future generations

I have a dream. That my 5-year-old grandson will thrive in our Davis school system. I have a dream. That my grandson will get accepted in our famous university, UCD. I have a dream. That my grandson will complete graduate school in a field that allows him to excel in a startup business. I have […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Wolk has skills, compassion

I’m voting for Dan Wolk for Assembly because I know he has the skills to be effective and the compassion to serve the people affected by the policy he sets. It most often requires more than a single vote or even a good idea to produce results at the state Capitol. An effective leader has […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A positive, grassroots campaign

I support Joe Krovoza for state Assembly District 4. I have known Joe for a decade as a personal friend, soccer coach to two of my daughters, UC Davis and Davis Bicycles! transportation advocate, and as mayor of Davis for more than three years. Not only that, I’ve been the happy recipient of Joe’s delicious […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

He’s who I want on my team

I write this letter in support of Jesse Ortiz for Yolo County superintendent of schools. As a retired educator and athletic coach from the Davis school district, I know the importance of having a countywide educational leader who understands our communities. I have had the opportunity to have a professional educational relationship for 25 years […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Neustadt has the knowledge

I served as the deputy superintendent for the Yolo County Office of Education until my retirement in 2012. Over my 20-year career I was directly involved in critical budget and special education issues for every school district in Yolo County. It was my experience that the most important factors affecting an administrator’s success were relevant […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sam Neustadt’s passion shows

I am pleased to endorse Sam Neustadt for Yolo County superintendent of schools. He is extremely qualified, with more than 30 years of experience as an educator, with the last 14 years as an assistant county superintendent. Sam has demonstrated his experience in fiscal management and leadership in providing services to special and at-risk students. […]

June 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Strong anchor in Yolo education

Please support Jesse Ortiz for Yolo County superintendent. Jesse is the kind of person we need running our county education programs. He has dedicated his entire life to serving the public, first as a Marine, then as an educator. he has experience in all levels of education, as a teacher, counselor, administrator and board member. […]

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