Preventing RSV infections in our kids

By Jeff Ribordy As we head into fall and eventually winter, children may once again be exposed to many cold viruses. One of the worst is called respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV for short. For most of us big people, and even for big kids, if we catch RSV we get nothing more than a […]

Is it already too late

Dear Annie: I am a 21-year-old college student. I have found someone I am really close to and would love to have a relationship with. The problem is, she is already in a relationship with someone else. We worked together for two years and became best friends. Unfortunately, she left the job to focus on […]

We had plenty of critical thinking

Basking in the memories stirred by my 60th high school class reunion, I read John Clark’s letter on Common Core (Sept. 9) with a wry smile. My summative comment is that I am glad I was spared what I have seen so far of Common Core as a formative event. Our critical thinking in the […]

Public broadband, too

It was great to see Tuesday’s Enterprise report that a huge majority of Davis residents support the city’s forming its own electric utility. It’s particularly exciting, in a time of fiscal crisis, to see that a large part of Davis still wants to think about the future. If we’re going to think about public power, […]

Dog aggression is increasing in Davis

By Nancy Abplanalp Mike May, I would like to thank you for your wonderful op-ed that was published Sunday in The Davis Enterprise. Your concerns are very real and the situations that you describe are deplorable and terrifying. I wanted to share my own experience as well as current dog training knowledge. I had the great […]

Cheers and Jeers: A light in the dark

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to Bob Bowen, the city of Davis public relations manager, and downtown pizza magnate Steve Wilkinson for their work keeping downtown’s collection of twinkling lights going. Wrapped around dozens of trees in the business district, the light strands provide […]

Granddaughter gets a tough lesson

Dear Annie: My granddaughter “Rachel” is 14. Her parents raised her to attend church regularly. In the past year, however, they quit going to church and got divorced. My daughter was seeing a married man who left his wife and children and moved in with my daughter. What a mess. Rachel asked me, “How can […]

MRAP is worth keeping

Today, I heard a complete story of the MRAP from Assistant Police Chief Darren Pytel. I am convinced that the city of Davis should keep this vehicle. We may want to establish rules for the use of the vehicle, but we should not dispose of it by all means. The community should know all the facts before it […]

We can all help prevent suicide

By Karen Larsen As I write this, we are in the middle of National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-14). At the Yolo County Department of Health Services, we consider suicide a public health issue and we are dedicated to providing education throughout the county to reduce the stigma, increase awareness and prevent suicides. The recent […]

MRAP offers our police protection

Twenty years ago I completed an emergency medical technician training course. While most of what I learned is a little fuzzy, there is one piece of life-saving formation that I will never forget. This information was so vital that it was as drilled into us over and over again and was guaranteed to be on every […]

New neighbors not so much fun

Dear Annie: We were happy to see a vacant house on our block sell and were pleased to meet the new neighbors. We were willing to overlook the reek of tobacco and the cigarette butts in our driveway. The cat droppings in our flower and vegetable beds were harder to take. The real problem is […]

Fifth Street: a job well done

I am responding to at least two letters to the editor complaining about the dangers of bicycling on the newly reconfigured Fifth Street. I have been bicycle-commuting between East Davis and the UC Davis campus for 10 years. In the past, I tended to avoid Fifth Street. Now, I am happy to say that the new […]