And now you know the truth

Dear Annie: For the past 30 years, my wife and I have enjoyed a friendship with another couple who are childless. They had no family nearby, so they were fixtures at our table for all of the major holidays. We genuinely liked their company. We vacationed together on several occasions, and we came to treat […]

CBFR ensures fair rates for all

I find it ironic that Yes on P signs say “fair rates for all” when the opposite is true. If Measure P passes and the CBFR rates are rejected, less-well-off households will, on average, be subsidizing more-well-off households, specifically those with larger lawns and/or swimming pools, which require a considerable amount of water in warmer […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Choose Ortiz for Yolo superintendent

I am writing to express my support for Dr. Jesse Ortiz in his candidacy for Yolo County superintendent of schools. I first met Dr. Ortiz more than 20 years ago when he was a member of the Woodland school board, where he worked tirelessly for the students and parents of the Woodland Joint Unified School […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Avoid specialists for judge

While there are four candidates for judge, only one has presented herself as having an impartial voice for more than 25 years. That is Commissioner Janene Beronio. The others all hold themselves out as forceful advocates within specialized fields of practice, whether it is in criminal prosecution, criminal defense or family law. While being a […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Each judge made an individual choice

Some readers have questioned the fact that all the judges on the Yolo Superior Court have endorsed Commissioner Janene Beronio to fill the upcoming vacancy on our court. California’s Code of Judicial Ethics prohibits judges from engaging in political activity that may create the appearance of political bias. Consequently, judges are required to abstain from […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Beronio strikes a brilliant balance

As dependency and criminal defense attorneys for decades , we are honored to support the candidacy of our longtime Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janine Beronio for elevation to the bench. At a critical time in court history, with a magnificent new courthouse on the near horizon, her wisdom and leadership has never been more needed. […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Defense attorneys back Beronio

The law 0ffices of Steven C. Sabbadini in Woodland consists of attorneys Steven Sabbadini, Richard Lansburgh and Douglas Wirth. We have practiced in Yolo County for 35 years, 19 years and 28 years, respectively. Before Janene Beronio was a Yolo County Superior Court commissioner, she was a deputy district attorney for Yolo County. In her […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Big reason to vote yes on O

You’ve got to be out of your minds to even consider letting Bob Bowen go. He is Davis. He is the ambassador for Davis, a very hard-working man who has gone over and above the call of duty. Davis would not be the same without him. Think about it. Vote yes on O! Richard Luna […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Summer water simply costs more

I found Dave Ryan’s “Q&A about Davis water rates” helped clarify some important factual issues. I will add one more important fact and describe an underlying concept that supports the current rate design. The most important centerpiece of the Woodland-Davis water project is the 10,000 acre-feet a year (or 3.25 billion gallons) water right acquired […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Q&A wasn’t fair and balanced

Thank you for your editorial on the front page of the May 16 Enterprise. Next time you try to pass off an “article” like Q&A about Davis water rates, please label it accordingly or put it in the Forum section. Fox News could not have done a better job of only presenting one (biased) side […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Thanks for water reporting

Kudos to Dave Ryan and The Davis Enterprise for actually reporting on the facts and history of this contentious issue. I’m not a player in the game and I have not followed all the official community input on the proposed water rates., but I am inclined to respect their judgment of what’s fair. I really […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Keep our community green

The discussion about Measure P is heating up, and the lead article in The Enterprise on May 16 was no help in understanding the core issue. I believe most long-term residents identify with the ”Green Davis” and “Tree Davis” themes. Green and trees require water. It is largely single-family homes that provide habitat for trees […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Save the Canary Island pines

The next time you are driving or cycling on Covell Boulevard going east toward Davis just past the entrance to Wildhorse, notice the majestic Canary Island pines on your right.  If you are like me, you may have traveled east and west on Covell near the Wildhorse entrance many times and never seen these 60-year-old […]

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Pay raise is scandalous

Bill Owens of the Yolo County Board of Education is proposing a 7.5-percent increase for Superintendent Jorge Ayala just months before his retirement, according to the May 21 Our View editorial in The Enterprise. I’d like to know what this has to do with education. I checked our County Board of Education website. There is nothing […]

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