$760 goes to local 4-H clubs

Ticket sales for Local for The Holidays, a food- and wine-tasting event, totaling $760 will be donated to the West Plainfield, Norwood and Golden Valley 4-H clubs. The Davis Food Co-op and Slow Food Yolo organized and hosted event at the Davis Farmers Market Pavilion on Saturday, Nov. 5. One hundred percent of funds from […]

Harvest Celebration a success

On behalf of the board and staff of the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, I would like to thank everyone in the community who came out to make our Harvest Celebration a huge success. A special thank you to our hosts, Ed and Mona Prieto, and to Roadhouse 5 for providing the entertainment. I […]

Kudos on new water tank mural

I, for one, totally enjoy the gigantic mural on the East Area Water Tank. I took my first walk all the way around it, thought the colors looked great and complemented the surroundings. During the entire 360-degree journey, I was constantly engaged, trying to guess the meaning of the large letters on the sides, trying […]

Berlusconi out, ‘Super Mario’ in as Italy’s savior

The issue: Monti says he plans to remain premier at least until the elections scheduled for spring 2013 Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi made a rare miscalculation in seeking to hold on to his office. He would resign, he promised, when Parliament enacted a package of difficult economic and political reforms, banking on the inefficiency […]

Occupy movement needs focus

By Lawson H. Snipes Jr. I am no stranger to chronic homelessness, the root cause of which is overpopulation and resultant poverty in a world of social and economic inequality. Small wonder we are experiencing a revisit of the 1960s today. It seems to me the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement, this “leaderless” decision by […]

Lack of oxygen is a bit of a problem

The issue: But moon-pie concessions will be a big hit when tourists visit Tranquility Base The U.S. National Park Service is underfunded by several billion dollars, considering the backlog in maintenance, the increased attendance with the need for greater upkeep and new facilities, the demand for more rangers and the necessity of adding lands that […]

Occupy protesters have made their point

The issue: It’s time to channel passion into productive ways of making change In 1981, a group of demonstrators set up camp outside a British air base to protest the government’s decision to allow U.S. nuclear-tipped cruise missiles to be based there. THE GREENHAM Common Women’s Peace Camp initially generated a great deal of publicity, […]

And now she’s out

Dear Annie: Here’s the story: My sister married into a wealthy family. Unfortunately, her husband died three weeks ago at the age of 63. My grieving sister was visiting with her in-laws recently and was informed through casual conversation that they had prepared a new will so that their surviving two sons receive equal shares […]

It’s not justice, it’s revenge

Does Marco Topete deserve the death penalty? In my opinion, yes. Should he therefore be killed? In my opinion, no. If killing the murderer brought the victim back to life, advocates of death penalty might have a strong point. Since this is impossible, killing the criminal is not justice, but revenge. My firm opposition to […]

GOP candidates answer questions

In response to David Sandino’s recent letter critical of the Republican Party candidates for president not having any clear message, I disagree. I attended the Republican Party presidential debate in Las Vegas last month and I also asked a question: “For all candidates: What is your position regarding the replacement of the federal income tax […]

Be skeptical of this GMO study

The letter of Diane Evans (Nov. 3) warrants some serious skepticism. She states, “I learned from a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences that GMO corn had serious negative effects on rat’s kidney, liver, heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells.” But a review of the article itself shows clearly that there was […]

Noise ordinance process a concern

The Davis noise ordinance has been developed over several decades using a recurring committee process. I chaired one committee that worked over an eight-month period, and was composed of community members and students, including members of fraternities or sororities. That committee held public hearings and accepted public input. All 10 recommentations of that committee were […]

East Davis turkeys aren’t ‘pests’

I am very disturbed that The Davis Enterprise portrayed our treasured flock of wild turkeys in East Davis as “pests.” These magnificent birds grace our streets and lawns, as they seek to survive and coexist with us. I have had the pleasure of watching momma turkey lead her babies onto my yard and graze for […]