Life vests are a must when rafting

Your “Cheers and Jeers” column Friday falsely implicates a restoration project as a significant factor in the tragic death of a UC Davis student, who drowned in the heavy water of Putah Creek. Both Cache Creek and Putah Creek have intermittent heavy vegetation along their banks — much of which is non-native tamarisk, a plague […]

Bad business over the phone

Dear Annie: A few years ago, I obtained a quote from a company for a manufacturing service. My business ended up not using them. Two months later, I received an invitation from this company to an open house. I initially thought, “How nice.” However, on reading further, it said a religious organization would give a […]

Dodd is the best choice for 4th District Assembly

The issue: Napa County supervisor is a seasoned politician and pragmatist There’s a clear choice for residents of Davis, Woodland and Winters when it comes to who will represent them in the 4th Assembly District. That choice is Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd. WHOEVER WINS will represent the vast majority of Yolo County’s residents. While we […]

Where there’s a will …

Dear Annie: Before my father died, my husband and I promised him we would bring my mother to live with us after he was gone. Our home situation was perfect, although we needed to make a few renovations so Mom would be comfortable. Dad asked to approve the renovation plans, which he did, and then […]

She’s innovative, passionate

I was delighted to see The Davis Enterprise join the Sacramento Bee in endorsing Madhavi Sunder for the Davis school board. I have had the privilege of being on the same faculty with Madhavi for the past 10 years. She has the respect of her colleagues, and the admiration of her students. She is a […]

Archer, Nolan are my picks

I am writing to support Barbara Archer and Mike Nolan for school board. As PTA treasurer, I worked closely with Barbara when she was PTA president at Willett Elementary. Barbara was hands-on with managing our budget. She led our budget planning meetings and kept a close eye on fundraising and expenditures to make sure we […]

Sunder has bold vision

As the parent of a 4-year-old and a Davis resident for almost 20 years, I am looking for trustees who have a broad, long-term vision for our school district and whose positive impact will last decades. Madhavi Sunder is that trustee. An outstanding example of Madhavi’s vision was her leadership in naming our neighborhood school […]

These three are the best

My three votes for Davis school board will go to Barbara Archer, Tom Adams and Madhavi Sunder. Each candidate is uniquely qualified and, together, they would be fantastic additions to the school board. Rather than list all of their qualifications, I’ll tell you my personal experiences with each of them. I’ve sat in many meetings […]

U.N. steps up to lead Ebola response

Honor the U.N. What: United Nations Day, featuring a free talk by Rep. John Garamendi on “Global Leadership: The United States’ Role in the United Nations” When: 5:30 p.m. Friday reception, 6:30 p.m. talk Where: International House, 10 College Park By Verena Borton Following the first known transmission of Ebola in the United States this […]

An accidental fan becomes a baseball devotee

By Meera Ekkanath Klein This month, I became an accidental fan of the Kansas City Royals. A devoted Giants fan, I was blacked out by some station named FSI (huh?) and clicking through the channels I discovered a game between the Royals and Oakland A’s. It was an “epic comeback in a wildly entertaining AL […]

Take time to reach out for help

Dear Annie: Looking at me now, you would never think I struggled with mental illness. I am a second-year graduate student studying counseling psychology, and I spend my free time as a competitive equestrian, teaching therapeutic riding, practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu and helping with at-risk youth therapeutic groups. The truth is, as a young teenager I […]

Ready to go, whatever happens

Dear Annie: I’ve been in an abusive marriage for nearly 15 years, and I can’t take another day. My husband has never hit me. It’s all mental and emotional abuse. He calls me horrible names in front of our children. He has constant tantrums where he screams, throws things, breaks things and threatens me, saying […]