A mentor’s legacy lives on

This past Tuesday, the University of California and the city of Davis lost one of our greatest leaders, Ted Adams. I had the privilege of knowing Ted as a student at UC Davis, and directly with his role as adviser to the Picnic Day board of directors, back in the late 1980s and early ’90s. […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A moment of candor at nuke summit

The issue: Open mike catches exchange between Obama, Medvedev Americans got a rare, unscripted look last week at the diplomacy that goes on backstage among world leaders, this time at a nuclear summit in South Korea. RUSSIA AND THE U.S. have two large, unresolved issues between them: One is a U.S. missile defense system based […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Please sever Crown Castle ties

This is a copy of a letter I sent to Davis Board of Education member Richard Harris, following Tuesday’s City Council meeting, concerning his relationship to the Crown Castle cell tower project. Harris has not yet replied to my letter. I was puzzled Tuesday night at the City Council meeting to see you sitting with […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Bet Haverim thanks its donors

More than a dozen local businesses generously supported the 2012 Purim Carnival and Raffle, held at Congregation Bet Haverim on Sunday, March 11. Their investments in ensuring a successful event are sincerely appreciated by the synagogue’s 280 member families. Contributions enable the Bet Haverim Religious School to improve and enrich educational programs and synagogue life […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sigma Chis help wounded warriors

I graduated from UC Davis in 2006. I loved my time there and cherish the campus. I joined the service in March 2010, recently deploying to Afghanistan. I wanted to take a moment to let you know about the kindness and generosity exhibited by the members, both active and alumni, of the Sigma Chi fraternity […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Curb driving with parking permits

The April 3 Enterprise story on fewer kids bicycling to school seemed to focus on elementary schools to the greatest degree, junior high schools to a lesser degree, and not at all on Davis High School. My two children graduated from DHS in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Until they got to DHS they almost always […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Dodger deal has Prop. 13 loophole

Amid the euphoria that erupted in much of California when a group led by former basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson and financier Mark Walter spent more than $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and its stadium last month, one question led to some consternation. Why should Frank McCourt, the notoriously wasteful […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Highway funding OK’d, then Congress hits the road

The issue: 90-day reprieve seems hardly enough for tough negotiations to come Many congressional analysts blame the increasingly partisan and rancorous tone of Congress and its inefficiency on the fact that so many lawmakers and their families no longer live in Washington. IN YEARS PAST, election to Congress meant the new members and their families […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

This carbon neutrality thing is tough

I happen to be one of those folks who just loves a contest. Especially a contest we have a chance of winning. I think we were all inspired when the Powells won that nationwide Christmas lighting contest and presented the Davis schools with a check for $100,000. So I was thrilled when I saw the […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Family unwilling to share responsibility

Dear Annie: I’m writing this from a friend’s computer so my wife won’t find out. “Lizzie” and I are in our late 20s. She has an older sister and two adopted siblings, both of whom are developmentally disabled. One has Down syndrome, but he is capable of living independently. The other, however, is the size […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Choir sings its thanks to donors

On behalf of the Davis High School Jazz Choir and Davis Jazz Choir Inc., we would like to thank the Davis business community for its generous support of the Jazz Choir’s 24th annual Cabaret Dinner Show, Concert and Silent Auction. Funds raised this year go to support the Jazz Choir’s joint educational trip with the […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Restore our religious liberty

I am gravely concerned because the Obama administration has done something very disturbing and unprecedented. For the first time in our nation’s history, the government finalized a mandate that violates our religious liberty. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Jan. 10 the administration’s command that every single employer in the country must […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Hold out hope for ocean life

Can you imagine a world with fewer tasty saltwater fish? The vision will be reality as oceans become more acidic, dissolving the calcium carbonate frameworks of reefs exactly like stomach acid dissolves Tums. Commercial fishers rely on reefs as places to find massive quantities of game, but are quickly losing their prime hunting spots as […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,