Snow Mountain a good deal for land, people

The issue: National Conservation Area offers benefits from consistent land management One of the benefits of living in California is the ready access to breathtaking natural landmarks. While the rest of the country is familiar with such awe-inspiring landscapes as Yosemite Valley and Lake Tahoe, we locals know we’re only a short drive away from a […]

The Great Pumpkin saves teeth on Halloween

I am looking forward to our 3-year-old daughter being Minnie Mouse and 6-month-old daughter being a pumpkin on Halloween. Amid this joy of wearing costumes and trick-or-treating, one shouldn’t overlook the aftermath of sugar indulgence that can follow the sought-out accomplishment of topping off a jack-o-lantern bucket with candy during on Halloween. Like all other […]

Husband won’t let up about weight

Dear Annie: I love my husband, but I don’t like him anymore. He is disrespectful to me because I am overweight, and he has been after me for years to lose the extra pounds. He uses filthy language when he speaks to me and says it’s OK because I am disrespecting him by not losing […]

Government shuts down — for how long?

The issue: Longest dark time was 21 days in 1995-96 Hundreds of thousands of federal employees went on unpaid furlough starting Tuesday, victims of America’s 18th partial government shutdown. THESE FURLOUGHS result when Congress fails to appropriate money to operate the federal bureaucracy or fails to pass a continuing resolution to maintain past appropriations. It […]

Double standard on health care

I’m not sure I understand why the tea party congressional Republicans dislike Obamacare so much, except that they are opposed to “big government,” in spite of the fact that the health care is being run in a very capitalist manner. I would have preferred one single-payer option, to keep the commercial options honest. I would […]

Some compromise is necessary

I understand passions are running high now with the government shutdown. Neither side wants to negotiate on Obamacare and lose face. I personally blame both parties: On the one hand, the GOP hates President Obama and Obamacare and doesn’t want the president to score a major victory on his signature issue. On the other, Obama […]

Downtown Davis: powered by the people

Kick up your heels What: Downtown Davis Fall Welcome street concert, featuring The Family Crest, Cold Eskimo, The Seshen, Races, Only You and Big Tree When: 2-9 p.m. Saturday Where: D Street between First and Second streets Admission: Free By Michael Bisch and Joshua Chapman All too often, economic development is considered synonymous with real […]

Dad sharing his dirty pictures

Dear Annie: I have a problem that I have never seen in your column. My 64-year-old father-in-law sends my middle-aged husband pornographic pictures. My husband and I share the same email address, and the last picture was extremely explicit. My husband does not check his email regularly. When he does, he ignores most of his […]

Washington finally has his presidential library

The issue: It’s a place of scholarship as much as a tourist destination The library of our 42nd president, Bill Clinton, opened in 2004 in Little Rock, Ark. The library of our 43rd president, George W. Bush, opened this past April in Dallas. Those are our two most recent ex-presidents. The library of our first […]

Not the reaction she expected

Dear Annie: I recently became engaged to my boyfriend of four years. Immediately after he proposed, I phoned my parents, who always gave the impression that they liked my boyfriend and enjoyed spending time with him. I thought they’d be happy for us. I was very wrong. My mom was really angry and said that […]

A note to destructive vandals

Dearest vandals, whomever you may be; I don’t know what you were looking for when you attempted to break into my car on Sept 3. I don’t understand why. Perhaps you were feeling the strain of the economy, perhaps you needed to pay child support, perhaps you were supporting your drug habit … maybe it […]

Minimize emotional emphasis, please

Recently, I wrote a scathing letter to the editor about what I saw as unnecessarily graphic and inappropriate pictorial coverage of a local crime story. Today, I am happy to be able to compliment the choices made with regard to the coverage of the alleged murder of a 5-year-old in our community. What you provided […]

The more we learn, the better

I can’t get over how some people misconstrue the purpose of NEWSpapers! Thank you, Bob Dunning, for supporting The Enterprise’s longtime crime reporter Lauren Keene. It must be pointed out that Daniel Marsh ideated killing from the age of 10, so it seems peculiar to me that the woman Bob cites wants to shield the […]