Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies

By Lauran Neergaard, AP medical writer Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It’s a balancing act: Doctors don’t want to unnecessarily […]

No extra cost for containers

I am writing to correct some blatantly inaccurate information that was written in a recent letter regarding the cost associated with the city’s proposed green waste containerization program. The city of Davis is not incurring any of the cost associated with this program. Davis Waste Removal, a privately owned company, not the city of Davis, […]

Weekly claw pickup necessary

On Wednesday evening I attended a meeting concerning Davis waste presented by city of Davis representatives. Most of the presentation was about organic waste and garbage. The presenter suggested that the regular weekly claw pickup is only necessary in November and December. A member of the public presented the actual data of the mass of weekly claw pickup over […]

Oral Health Project launches

The Davis Oral Health Project wants to thank the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Davis for its generous donation of $250 to our organization. The Davis Oral Health Project is a newly formed nonprofit corporation organized solely to help at-risk individuals in our community get the oral health education, care and supplies they need to […]

Here an H, there an H

If a company has 4,050 employees, would we quote this number as 4,050 man-hours?  John Mott-Smith’s new rooftop solar array is 4.05 kW (kilowatts), not 4.05 kWh (kilowatt-hours) as printed in his column on Feb. 19.  The erroneous “h” appeared repeatedly. Akin to counting employees, the number of solar panel kilowatts tells us how vigorously […]

Cavalier attitude about bike safety

Assemblywoman Carol Liu has proposed a bill that would require bicycle riders to wear helmets. I have wondered why so few riders in Davis wear helmets, and The Enterprise’s Feb. 17 report on the bill suggests a possible reason. The article quotes Steve Tracy of Davis Bicycles!, who disparages helmet use. He is quoted as […]

Start early to build healthy dental habits

By Constance Caldwell, M.D. February is Children’s Dental Health Month, which is a great time for parents to think about their children’s oral health. Here is some dental-related information to chew on to ensure the health of your child’s mouth now and into the future: Tooth decay is the most common chronic infection in young children. […]

Tired of all of this

Dear Annie: I’ve been married to “Lily” for 15 years, and we have two teenagers. We’ve built a good life. But Lily is an unhappy person. And while I’ve not been an angel, she never acknowledges that her unhappiness contributes to our problems. She walks around with a chip on her shoulder. Lily is a […]

Cheers and Jeers: Connecting Yolo to the world

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Board of Supervisors for addressing the lack of high-speed Internet connectivity around Yolo County. We’re well into the 21st century and online business provides a whole new set of economic opportunities, but only to those […]

New couple needs boundaries

Dear Annie: I am currently in a two-year relationship with “Alison.” Both of us are recently divorced. During Alison’s marriage, she became a confidante to “Will.” They have remained friends, and she insists nothing of a sexual nature ever happened. When we first got together, Will was in a new relationship and had limited contact […]

Anything goes? Not really

The following is an open letter to the Davis Musical Theatre Company: In a letter to the editor published Feb. 5, Angie Deng expressed her discomfort sitting through your production of “Anything Goes.” She cringed at the roles of Ching and Ling: stereotypic Chinese buffoons who can’t stop bowing, speak broken English and are gambling […]

Headlights on, please!

I’m amazed how many people do not turn on their headlights in the fog. Unless the headlights are turned on, the tail lights are not on. Running lights do not activate the tail lights. Lights in the fog are so you are seen, not so much so that you can see. Grace Vaughn Davis

Lady Devils are truly a team

Team basketball is difficult to find on TV. If you enjoy watching solid team basketball, I highly recommend that you come to the next playoff game of the Lady Blue Devils, at 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Lincoln of Stockton. Austin Kerr Davis