Wind power isn’t right for Yolo County

The Altamont Pass is coming to Yolo County and it should concern all of us. Pioneer Energy is in the process of leasing more than 40,000 acres in our county with hopes of building a large wind turbine power plant. This will forever change the nature of our county and it should not be permitted. […]

Water is our responsibility

I discovered a bit of irony in Sunday’s paper. Debra DeAngelo writes about the “disenfrancised twentysomethings” and others in the bottom 99 percent of income earners making less and paying more. In “Our View,” The Enterprise supports a voter referendum for the proposed surface water infrastructure project. The status of today’s twentysomethings is a direct […]

Here is my one demand

In solidarity with those occupying Wall Street. I offer to you my one demand. Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Troy Davis was one of the 99 percent. Ending capital punishment is my one demand. The richest 400 Americans owned more wealth than way more than half of our […]

Another cautionary tale on water

Thursday’s letter from George Galamba (“Cautionary tale on water supply”) prompted me to add my own tale. Ten years ago I bought a place in Yuba County, including a house, orchard and garden. The water comes from the Feather River, under management and purification by the North Yuba Water District. The water district was established […]

Any water solution is costly

When it comes to the water supply project, I am not yet a partisan. I see some good and bad arguments on the pro side and some of each on the anti side. Mostly, I feel overwhelmed and ignorant. With the stamp of approval from the Davis City Council, the plan to change our source […]

Tired of all the family drama

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 23 years. We recently separated due to our 18-year-old son’s anger management issues and my wife’s sick parents. She moved out nine months ago to take care of them. Well, her parents died, and my son moved in with one of his friends. My wife’s […]

We’ve had enough of Wall Street

Thanks for running Debra DeAngelo’s plain-spoken Sunday paper piece about the Occupy Wall Street movement, which now includes an ongoing “occupation” at César Chávez Park in Sacramento. This is a truly exciting nonviolent revolution of “the 99 percent,” so-called because 1 percent of Americans are now reported to own 42 percent of our national wealth. […]

It was YCCC, not CWC

Oh, with all those C’s, it is not surprising that CWC got mixed up with YCCC in that wonderful article Bev Sykes wrote about my book, “It’s an Ill Wind, Indeed…” However, I’m thinking it would be a disservice to all those who have worked tirelessly to make Citizens Who Care the invaluable program it […]

Why denigrate the true pioneers?

I’m glad the derogatory terminology in Thursday’s Enterprise (Oct. 7, Page A2) was from the Associated Press rather than an Enterprise reporter. Under a headline referring to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as a “tech pioneer,” we had to read that the truly pioneering activity preceding him was “a geeky hobbyist’s obsession.” In my recent experience […]

For the record

Rick Entrikin’s letter published Sunday contained an error (his). It should have read: “The entire goal of the surface water project is to force existing residents to pay for and build the infrastructure for developers to turn Davis into a city of 125,000 by 2030.”

Groove on, Steve Jobs

By Jan Kingsbury Logging on for a last check of news and email Wednesday evening, my home screen gave me a jolt. Safari opens automatically to apple.com because I’m using my husband’s computer and he loved Apple. My husband, Erron Evans, died last fall. Some things, like the Safari home screen, will take a while […]

Not under the same roof

Dear Annie: My husband, our daughter and I made plans to visit my mother-in-law. Other family members will be in town, as well, including our older daughter (age 25) and her boyfriend. They live together. My mother-in-law informed me that my daughter and her boyfriend would be sharing a bedroom. I can’t control how my […]

Merging into the slow lane

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been friends with “Ed and Bonnie” for many years. We were in each other’s weddings, our kids are the same age, we have taken vacations together, and on and on. My problem now is Ed’s drinking. He has always been a heavy drinker, although it never bothered me […]