Davis Arts Center: Ceramics exhibit opens April 30

Next week, the annual juried show by members of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of Northern California, held each year in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, returns to the Tsao Gallery. “ACGA: Ceramics in Focus,” featuring artists Caroline Blackburn, Craig Easter, Jane Grimm, Bill Heiderich and Jo […]

Spread the good word, people

Dear Annie: I am a small-business owner. It’s challenging, but I have wonderful customers who seem to like our service. So, I’d like to ask your readers a question: Is there a business establishment that you enjoy going to? A restaurant that is part of your life? A store where you always are treated well? […]

Gratitude all around for the Breakfast for Heroes

A couple of weeks ago, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 hosted its annual Breakfast for Heroes at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. More than 200 people from the community attended, including representatives from Congressman John Garamendi, state Sen. Lois Wolk and Assemblyman Bill Dodd. At the event, we recognized a Davis teacher, a public safety […]

Broad new vaccination law is a must

Rarely has a new law been so urgently and obviously needed as the broad children’s vaccination requirement now being carried by the state Legislature’s only medical doctor, Democratic state Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento. While the measure has encountered resistance in the Legislature and even resulted in death threats to Pan, there is no factual […]

Seniors, you CAN get there from here

By Elaine Roberts Musser At some point in life, as individuals age, the time may come to consider giving up the keys to their automobile. As people enter their senior years, their response times can decline and their dexterity may greatly diminish. With certain health problems like dementia, a doctor is required to report it […]

Hey, do you want that glaucoma fixed?

Dear Annie: For many years, I have heard about the dangers of secondhand smoke. I am a non-smoker, but was married to a smoker for 13 years and have asthma. Now that pot is being legalized in some states, including where I live, what are the dangers of secondhand pot smoke? I haven’t heard a […]

Ready for the parting glass

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Tom” for 30 years, and we’ve raised two successful children. Tom is a nice guy, but he is a binge drinker and has been all the years I have known him. I didn’t recognize this as alcoholism until 10 years ago. Tom has been in therapy ever since. […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111 (comments), 202-456-1414 (switchboard); fax: 202-456-2461; email: [email protected] U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/policycomments.cfm Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi […]

Leash your dogs; it’s the law

I was completely dismayed to read Mark Rollins’ contribution to The Davis Enterprise last Sunday concerning his views of canine aggression. Rollins does not have an advanced degree in pooch psychology nor does he seem to understand the limitations of Wikipedia-based knowledge. There are excellent reasons for the Davis leash law; it is meant to […]

Study questions accuracy of tumor gene mapping

More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn’t always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes. Cancer involves two sets of genetic code — your own and your tumor’s. A study published Wednesday found that mapping […]

Let’s not turn our backs on the Earth

By Mark Aulman In 12 years or so, if all goes according to plan, four brave astronauts will abandon the Earth forever. The privately financed Mars One mission aims to build a human colony on the Martian surface, pioneered by men and women who already have volunteered for a voyage with no return. Earth Day […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery still needs help

The issue: Community donations, government funds saved lives One child, one day. If only 2,000 of us step up and donate $50 — the amount needed to provide care for one child for one day at the Yolo Crisis Nursery — we’ll have reached a goal of raising $100,000 in community support to keep this vital […]