Thank you all for the love

Dear Readers: Happy Valentine’s Day to one and all, along with our special good wishes to the veterans in VA hospitals around the country. And our particular thanks to those readers who have taken the time to send valentines, visit the vets and volunteer at VA facilities. Bless each and every one of you. ———— […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Russia taps into a new realm

The issue: Water from long-buried ancient lake may teach us many things At one of the coldest and most remote places on Earth, with an Antarctic winter on the doorstep, a team of Russian scientists last week completed drilling through more than 12,000 feet of ice to reach a lake lost to the outside world […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Every child deserves the best

We are retired from Davis Joint Unified School District after long careers at the secondary level. Over the years, we have seen significant erosion in state and federal funding for public education. The positive note in all this is that the citizens of Davis have rallied since 1984 to support parcel tax measures benefiting our […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Redouble our school support

We write to express our enthusiastic support for Measure C. As the parents of two children who attended the Davis public schools from kindergarten through high school, we know that our schools do an outstanding job for our community. Our children were taught by able and dedicated teachers, advised by caring and effective counselors, trained […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Find your ballot, vote yes

I am writing to ask you to join me in supporting the renewal of Measure C, the parcel tax to replace expiring Measures Q and W. The measure funds programs such as reading and math support, science librarians and music for our children. The ballot was mailed on Feb. 6. It is likely somewhere in […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Diaper Drive helps local families

Like many people in our community, I believe it’s important to contribute to making the world a better place and to help others, at a local, national and international level. Right now, a way that we can all help is by contributing to CommuniCare Health Centers’ second annual Diaper Drive. CommuniCare’s Perinatal Program cares for […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Wells remembered in donation

The Kiwanis Club of Davis has made a $500 donation to the Yolo County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center in memory of Stan Wells. Stan, our good friend and fellow Kiwanian, was an ardent and longtime supporter of the SADVC and we, his Kiwanis colleagues, wanted to honor his memory by supporting this very […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Weigh the alternative to C

If the cost is high to provide excellent education for our kids, consider the astronomical cost to provide poor education. John E. Moren Davis

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Logical, emotional appeals

Let’s be logical. Voting for Measure C will help to maintain your property value. Yes, that’s true. People often choose to live in Davis because of our excellent school system. Once a school system starts downhill it’s very hard to raise it up again, so by maintaining the school system, you’re maintaining your property values. […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t be confused by ballot

There are two items that might lead to confusion and/or disqualification on the mail-in ballot I received. First: Item #3 on the front of the return envelope asks for the residence address. In red beneath, states “(no P.O. box or mailing address).” My mailing address is the same as my residence address. Confusing. Second: On […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

It’s OK to vote no on C

The Davis School District is once again asking for extra money for Davis schools. Once again, it’s OK to tell the district “no.” Davis schools are generally good, but other schools in the greater Sacramento area are as good, or better, without millions of dollars of extra taxes. The district has assumed for years that […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Help at Academic Decathlon

I have a confession to make. I am fortunate to be an educated person, a proud admit to UC Berkeley, in fact. However, upon being asked to identify the U.S. vice president, I was left speechless. That moment was truly one of the most embarrassing in my life. I have shared this horrific story because […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What is she still doing here?

Dear Annie: “Ron” and I have been living together for more than a year. I love him and believe he loves me. We are both in our 60s and retired. Ron is good to me in all but one way: He can’t seem to cut off contact with his old girlfriend. He was still with […]

February 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,