Parking garage doesn’t fit Davis

By Alan Brownstein and Shel Givens Recent articles and letters to The Enterprise supporting the construction of a parking garage at Third and F streets offer a one-sided description of this redevelopment project filled with abstract, adjective-filled generalities. The stark facts of this proposal present a very different picture than the one painted by its […]

Brother sick of the hitting

Dear Annie: I’m 12 years old, and my brother is verbally and physically abusive. Sometimes it’s just playing around, but other times it really hurts. When I yell out, my mom gets involved. She sends us both to our rooms without even knowing what the problem is. She doesn’t want to hear it. She always […]

What do we do with the fear they left behind?

* Editor’s note: This in updated version of a column that ran three weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks. Despite our flag-waving bravado, the terrorists succeeded: They created fear. I see it in a shaky stock market, canceled plane trips, and extremes of security, such as the reported ban on toenail-clippers in carry-on luggage. I see it […]

Looking for some distance

Dear Annie: I am married to a wonderful man with a teenage son from a previous marriage. I love them both dearly. We now have two toddlers and a baby on the way. The problem is my mother-in-law. She left my father-in-law several years ago for a more exciting life (which has failed miserably). Mom […]

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free’

By Alison Rose Munn His legs are shaking. From my vantage point sitting behind him, I think he is going to collapse to the ground in the next second. There is no way he can stay on his feet. As his knees give out, he grips the podium until his hands turn white but his […]

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Are you at risk?

The City of Davis has proclaimed September to be Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to increase awareness of this disease. Prostate Cancer affects one in six men in the U.S. and is more common in African-American men and those with a family history of the disease. It is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in […]

City parking permit costs go up

Has anyone else noticed how the city is getting an extra dollar from each preferential parking permit issued this year? The permits have always expired on Sept. 30 and, at a cost of $12 per year, equate to $1 per month. However, this year’s purchase will only get you 11 months for $12. It seems […]

Giving back brings us together

We are all remembering where we were 10 years ago, when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. But let’s also take stock of where we are today. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture employees joined with other federal departments and with farmers, ranchers and local businesses to collect more than 2 million […]

What do you think: How has Sept. 11 changed your life?

Matt Lansing student, Davis: “It made it harder to travel.” Clara Heinicke student, Davis: “I was pretty young when it happened, so I don’t remember how things were before.” Sandra Rogers, Ph.D. business development, Davis: “It has made me more worried when my family gets on a plane.” Brittney McClaire manager, Davis: “9/11 made it […]

Don’t forget those who comforted

“Where were you when you found out?” everyone asks. Surprisingly I hadn’t given too much thought to this question over the past couple of years until someone asked, “Who was your most memorable high school teacher?” (Yes, I was still in high school then.) Enterprise 9/11 coverage News: Finally, World Trade Center rises from ground […]

America’s not quite as secure as it thinks it is

The issue: As our security forces decline, it’s up to each of us to be alert In the aftermath of 9/11, the public perception was that there was a massive increase in security all across the board: federal, state and local. Except for the federal government, that was largely illusory. In some areas, we are […]

A jobs program at Obama’s doorstep

The issue: Maintaining our capital city’s parks is not make-work, it’s necessary, and young people can do it President Barack Obama’s jobs plan likely will have a significant public works component and that’s all to the good. The problem with government public works spending — roads, bridges, public buildings, water and sewer facilities, and flood […]