Thank you from Applegate Dance Co.

On behalf of Applegate Dance Company, I would like to thank our sponsors and the Davis business community for their generosity and for their support of the Applegate Dance Company’s production this past weekend of “The Firebird” ballet and “The Wonderful World of Disney Dances.” It was a very successful event that involved nearly 70 […]

Volunteers help make Grad Night a success

On June 10, Davis Grad Night celebrated its 27th year. Grad Night is an all-night, drug- and alcohol-free celebration for Davis’ graduating seniors. This year, more than 500 graduates of Davis High, Da Vinci, King High and the Davis School for Independent Study spent the night enjoying music, dancing, casino games, outdoor activities, a hypnotist […]

Switching water source is too costly

By now, all Davis property owners have received two glossy brochures from the city, arguing for a $160 million increase in our city water bills over the next five years. Our “public servants” are pushing to triple (at least) our water rates to make us pay for a boondoggle plan to pump filthy Sacramento River […]

Ads are not news articles

Please reconsider your policy of running advertisements as informational articles. The recent “Smart Gardening” article advocating Miracle-Gro products and Roundup is contrary not only to eco-sensitive gardening but also to recommendations by any knowledgeable garden expert. We have a responsibility to care for the earth. Please don’t encourage out-of-date practices in future articles. Leslie Kuss […]

Where has Devil pride gone?

It has been 41 years since I graduated from Davis High School. I happened to be in Davis a couple of weeks ago and decided to climb on a bicycle and toodle around town. I eventually ended up at the high school. It was a Sunday and nobody was on campus. I marveled at the […]

Gallaudet raises the bar

Has anyone else noticed that ever since Bruce Gallaudet is back on the sports desk at The Davis Enterprise, the quality of the writing, the information in the articles and even the bylines, subject matter and focus on the people has been much improved if not downright superior? I’d be the first to admit that […]

Find a friend at the animal shelter

Love awaits you at your Yolo County Animal Shelter. Really. I’ve visited the shelter a number of times over the last couple of weeks, looking for the right pet for me. It’s tough because there are so many great cats and dogs to choose from. Hugo really pulls on my heartstrings. He’s a big black […]

Treasure these local artists

Sunday concluded an outstanding local ballet performance by the Applegate Dance Company. This Davis-based nonprofit dance troupe brings professional performances by local elementary, middle and high school students. The performances at the Brunelle Performance Hall provided high-level choreography and production by students, parents and community volunteers committed to maintaining opportunities for young people to learn […]

California’s parks held hostage

Budget deficits have threatened California’s state parks — among the finest places with which nature has gifted this state — for several years, with annual threats to cut their operating budgets or even close them down. Under most plans, only those parks that produce enough revenue to pay for their own maintenance and ranger staffing […]

Obama maps route out of Afghanistan

The issue: Goals announced with December 2009 surge have largely been achieved In laying out his plan for a way forward in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama split the difference between the advice of his military commanders and the political imperatives of a Congress and an electorate increasingly weary of the war’s cost and duration. The […]

Consider what water is worth

Proposed water rate increases Let’s get some perspective on proposed rate increases for water and sewer. Our water bills have been relatively low for decades, but we cannot realistically expect them to remain that low in the future. Few people stop to think about what it takes to deliver reliable, high-quality water to your tap […]

For the record

Due to an editing error, Paul Brady and Kathleen Flaherty’s letter, published Sunday, contained incorrect information about retirement benefits granted to city of Davis employees. The Davis Fire Department employees’ retirement deal was changed to 3 percent at 50 years old in September 2000, Police Department employees were changed to 3 percent at 50 in […]

Tired of the old boy

Dear Annie: I’m a young woman who is living at home for the summer before moving away in the fall. Here’s my dilemma: Several months ago, I excitedly arranged for my long-distance boyfriend to live with my family and get work nearby. Unfortunately, now that he’s here, I find that I simply don’t want to […]