Stop our slide into municipal bankruptcy

By Michael Bisch Whether Davis’ slide into bankruptcy is impossible to stop or prevent is debatable. What’s indisputable is that the city is rapidly headed toward fiscal insolvency in the absence of a significant course correction. In the June election, Davis voters have an opportunity to weigh in to prevent our fiscal demise. No, I’m […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Be the change in youth sports

Considering the attention paid to the Davis High School volleyball coaching assignment and the impossible task handed to the school board, I was looking forward to an Enterprise review of John O’Sullivan’s “Changing the Game” presentation on Friday, March 21, sponsored by the Davis Parent University. Kudos to the University parent organization — it was […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

They want different things

Dear Annie: I’m in my early 50s and have been married to “Ralph” for two years. At first, he was attentive and romantic, sending flowers and writing cards. We went on frequent weekend trips where we would focus only on each other. In the past year, Ralph’s job responsibilities tripled, and so did his stress […]

The judges have spoken

It’s been years since I’ve written a letter to the editor. But I wanted to highlight what I consider to be a remarkable event that has just occurred in Yolo County. We have an election coming up in less than two months — on June 3. One of the ballot choices we have is an […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

House of the (near) future

Congratulations to the folks at UC Davis and American Honda Motor Company for creating the energy-efficient house of the “near” future. Many of us in the environmental design fields have been hoping for this kind of self-sufficient, joint development of “electric vehicle-plus-integrated photovoltaic house” for more than a decade. This promises to set a high […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Pick up the phone to help Ukraine

Russian President Putin has expressed concern about ethnic Russians in Ukraine, and might use that concern as an excuse to invade mainland Ukraine.  This excuse must be firmly rebuffed.  I therefore post the following urgent message to anyone who has friends/relatives in Ukraine: Please call or e-mail them to ask them to spread the word […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Keeping the streets safe

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the homeless man who picked up the bat from the sidewalk using a stick and some cardboard Sunday afternoon on the 500 block of Second Street. When a passerby asked him what he was doing, he […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Unprecedented conservative backing for minimum wage hike

From the moment Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed America’s first minimum wage law in 1938 (25 cents per hour, or $11 a week), conservatives have fought increases every time and everywhere they’ve been proposed. It would cost millions of jobs, industrialists and business interests argue every time anyone tries to boost the minimum. Meanwhile, executive salaries […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Should the kids get involved?

Dear Annie: My parents are both in their 80s and don’t get around well anymore. Dad has a history of verbal (sometimes physical) abuse, and Mom has always put up with it. Recently, Mom has been cornering family members and telling them how crazy Dad is, that he screams at her all the time, hits […]

The republic of fear

If you’re reading this, you are probably not buffeted by daily waves of physical terror. You may fear job loss or emotional loss, but you probably don’t fear that somebody is going to slash your throat or that a gang will invade your house come dinnertime, carrying away your kin and property. We take a […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Three myths about Putin’s Russia

By Nicholas Burns One week later, Vladimir Putin’s extraordinarily powerful, provocative, acerbic, and self-pitying speech justifying the annexation of Crimea still resonates. That speech exposed three myths about Putin’s rule and ambitions. Myth One: Russians as victims of history. In Putin’s eyes, the Russian people were “robbed” and “plundered” as victims of the collapse of […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Alone and unsure how to move ahead

Dear Annie: I am a young single mom. The father and I are not together. I am lonely at times without a man in my life, but I don’t know how to approach men and have no idea how to bring up the fact that I have a son. I promised myself that I would […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,