A land of limitless opportunities

Our Constitution has withstood more than 200 years of existence and has served our country well, despite attempts from our own governing persons to circumvent, mutilate and reinterpret the Constitution and Bill of Rights that our forefathers carefully crafted to establish the governing process and protect the basic rights of the individuals in this great […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Dig deep for today’s students

After mulling over the arguments for and against Measure C, we decided to vote for it. We separated this important educational decision from the din created by the city water-tax debacle. We focused on what the measure will do for Davis students in these gloomy economic times. We remembered that Davis residents voted for similar […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Big spike in gas leaks

Residents in Stonegate should be aware that the number of leaks in the gas distribution lines has increased dramatically since PG&E reported 42 leaks in November. A total of 60 gas leaks have now been reported in the Stonegate subdivision, including at least six “Grade 1″ leaks that required immediate repair in December under PG&E […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

As war winds down, no peace dividend, just IOU

The issue: Costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were fought with borrowed money Inevitably, some lawmaker or activist group with better political than math skills will raise the shiny but illusory prospect of a “peace dividend.” This would be money we don’t have to spend to continue fighting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. PRESIDENT […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

GOP leaders show courage on payroll tax cut issue

The issue: The deal still leaves Republicans and Democrats plenty to fight about Swallowing hard, congressional Republican leaders have reversed course on a position that was a political loser from the start and only growing worse with time. THEY AGREED to extend the payroll tax cut, thereby handing President Barack Obama a small victory. Moreover, […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Not holding up his end

Dear Annie: My husband and I work comparable hours, but I earn less than half of what he does and have little discretionary income. I come home to my “second shift,” which includes cooking, cleaning and picking up after this man, who leaves his dirty clothes, snack packaging and other things strewn about the house. […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Where’s the love for unborn?

I suppose that one should feel sorry for people such as Carol Foerster (Letters, Feb. 12), who are so possessed by the culture of death that they consider babies in their mothers’ wombs as “a clump of unborn cells.” I suppose. Noreen B. Mazelis Davis

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We’ll meet in the intersection

I had been worried that our beloved Davis was losing its edge (toad tunnel, dark skies, etc.) but was relieved when I turned to Page A16 of Sunday’s Enterprise. There, in full color, was a meeting being held in the middle of an intersection! What creativity! As I and a few friends might want to […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t hurt the heart of our city

It never ceases to amaze me how the city of Davis will continue to bite off its nose to spite its face. Now, Fifth Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, forcing those of us who don’t live downtown and cannot bike to be subject to heavy traffic and longer travel times. […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Support this cancer-fighting group

Recent news stories about the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood’s breast-screening program have left many Komen supporters rethinking their contributions. Other coverage, in this month’s Mother Jones, for example, about Komen’s corporate sponsors and connections to Big Pharma also show the organization in a new, and unflattering, light. Readers looking for […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Reusable bags are best

Actually, in my mind it’s a toss-up which is worse for the environment: paper or plastic bags. Paper bags mean diesel-powered logging trucks spewing tailpipe emissions and using destructive logging roads, clear-cutting of forests, pollution of streams and rivers, etc. Actually, if Sandy Harcourt really had the interests of the environment at heart, he would […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t miss Gilbert and Sullivan

The Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento is coming to the Veterans’ Memorial Center on Feb. 24-26 to present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance,” and I encourage Davisites to attend this wonderful performance. I never miss the opportunity to attend their productions. There are talented singers and actors and the whole evening will be full […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Disraeli’s wisdom would serve us today

“It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.” —Benjamin Disraeli I claim no real expertise in the DACHA matter. Nor do I fancy myself a maven in low-income housing schemes. What I do know is that, when you can cut out the middleman, you […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,