Jazz Choir offers its thanks

The Davis High School Jazz Choir and Davis Jazz Choir Inc. would like to thank the many people who helped to make our second annual dance competition, “Everybody Dance Now!” such a wonderful success. First, we would like to thank student contestants Daniel Dutulescu, Sarah Garrett, Ioana “Jo” Seritan, Bryce Vaewsorn, Devayani Varma, Giavanna Moreno, […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Give proper credit to Obama

To the citizens of Libya, Please accept the congratulations and best wishes of the American people for your hard-won freedom from tyranny and our hopes for a brighter and more prosperous future. When your celebrations subside and you begin to assess the reasons why your efforts to achieve a more free and just society have […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Check out facts on prize winner

The Abagandoura letter of Oct. 19 overlooked some key points in the awarding of a Nobel Peace Prize to Tawakul Karman. As quoted from the esteemed Hudson New York: “Tawakul Karman … is a member of a Muslim Brotherhood party with an Al-Qaida-linked official as one of its senior leaders. The committee chairman acknowledged her […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Listen to us, please, on water

Is it just me, or have we stopped listening to each other altogether? On a larger front, we hear people say they’re opposed to illegal immigration. That seems to have translated into being opposed to immigration, being against people wanting to improve their lives, and perhaps even being racist! What happened to the word “illegal”? […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

100 years later, give thanks to our foremothers

By SueAnn Freeman On Monday, Oct. 10, members of the American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters and the National Organization of Women braved a torrent of rain as they marched from the California State Museum to the state Capitol in Sacramento to celebrate the anniversary of 100 years of voting rights […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

U.N. will declare 2012 to be the International Year of Cooperatives

By David J. Thompson Oct. 24 is a red-letter day among supporters of cooperatives. The Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society became a legal entity on Oct. 24, 1844. From that day on, modern cooperation became an organizational reality. The Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society was registered under the Friendly Societies Act of 1836. It is believed that […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Infant sleep positions prompt new guidelines

Put your baby on his or her back to sleep. Since 1994, that’s been the dominant message of national campaigns aimed at protecting babies younger than 1 from dying suddenly in their sleep. Yet for nearly a decade, most infant-safety advocates have realized that even though “back to sleep” reduced the SIDS rate by up […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Private zoos need serious rules

The issue: Taking wild animals out of their natural habitat and corraling them with loose standards is a recipe for disaster There’s nothing that makes the case for government regulation like having wild carnivores — lions, tigers, grizzly bears — turn up in your yard. Or have your local schools closed because free-running wolves and […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Husband just won’t give up

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married more than 40 years. We are retired, have no debts and are financially comfortable. We have a great family. Due to age and medical conditions, my husband is almost completely impotent. But he won’t stop trying. I have done everything I can think of to discourage […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

What do you think: What was your first concert experience?

Frank Avila personal banker, Woodland: “It was actually in Davis, a band called Ozomatli.” Hilva Camilo student, Davis: “I think it was here in Davis. I’ve seen an African drums, African dance kind of performance. It was amazing, gorgeous.” Jacque McKee property manager, Davis: “Whitney Houston. It was awesome. It was on Mother’s Day and […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Ideas floated to save adult care

Thank you to our wonderful caring community of Yolo County. Yolo Adult Day Health Center, in partnership with Woodland Healthcare, sponsored a community forum on Oct. 4. Its purpose was to discuss the impact of losing Medi-Cal funding for the disabled, frail and elderly people in our community who depend on the adult day health […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Wallace’s legacy lives on in quilts

On behalf of Project Linus of Yolo County, we would like to thank the family of Ida Wallace for donating fabric, and to the Quilter’s Dozen quilting group for making 11 beautiful quilts. We would like to pay tribute to Ida Wallace’s life by remembering her publicly. Jeannie Spangler, a member of the quilting group, […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Auction Gala was a huge success

On behalf of the Pence Gallery staff and board of directors, I would like to share our appreciation for the efforts of all the volunteers, artists and sponsors who helped to make our Art Auction Gala on Sept. 10 a successful and enjoyable event. The auction is our largest fundraiser of the year to support […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Thanks for honoring planet Earth

Village Homes hosted a notable 350.org Moving Planet event on Sept. 24 at its Community Center. Having recently joined the Cool Davis Initiative as a partner, Village Homes offered its center for An Evening in Honor of Planet Earth. The spirit of generosity prevailed from the outset. Visitors had the option of arriving early for […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,