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Today on ‘Overreaction Theater’ …

Dear Annie: I am a recently divorced and remarried 46-year-old male. I was always very close to my sister, but these past few years, she only thinks of herself. My mother passed away a year ago, and my sister handled her memorial service. I was extremely grateful to her because I was a wreck. However, […]

What do I use to solve mysteries, fact or imagination?

It’s rare that something as small as an email will lead me to change my plans, plunk down money and enter a dark movie theatre on a sunny day. But I did that last Sunday after I got an email from my friend Hieu Dovan recommending a new movie that is briefly at the Varsity […]

Kids these days, Part XLVII

Dear Annie: What has happened to the politeness, courtesy and respect that we instilled in our own children but somehow got lost down the tree? My grandson, who is 8, has talked back to his mother for as long as I can remember. She didn’t discipline him as I would have with a good spanking. […]

Our home, sweet home

Five years ago, we began a project at Fourth and D streets in downtown Davis to provide an owner-occupied, senior-friendly home for four couples in an energy- and resource-efficient building. We chose this spot because of its place in the vibrant Davis downtown and its excellent solar exposure. We are excited now that all couples are […]

How Yolo compares, health-wise, and what it means

By Constance Caldwell, M.D. This is the fifth year that County Health Rankings have been issued nationwide. Yolo County maintained its rank of fifth in the state of California. That sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, maybe. The County Health Rankings are compiled by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin for all […]

Water project groundbreaking an opportunity to celebrate major milestones and successes

Help make history What: Groundbreaking for the Woodland Davis joint surface water project When: 10 a.m. Thursday Where: 42929 County Road 24, Woodland By Joe Krovoza, Bill Marble, Don Saylor, Skip Davies, Brett Lee, Dan Wolk and Jim Hilliard On Thursday, the cities of Davis and Woodland will celebrate a milestone decades in the making […]

Death penalty changes are needed

Few topics divide California as consistently or as evenly as the death penalty. The last time voters had their say on it, they opted by a vote of just over 51-49 percent to keep it around. How avidly do supporters of capital punishment maintain their opinions? Two years ago, when the Proposition 34 ballot initiative […]

Yee, ‘Shrimp Boy’ and the last hustle

One does not often emerge from San Francisco politics smelling like a rose. It is a city of intensely parochial loyalties, where success is earned by building coalitions of voters from the city’s patchwork of diverse neighborhoods. The currency is sweat, tears and favors — the raw ingredients of the hustle. Out of this environment of […]

What do you think? What’s your favorite Picnic Day activity?

Kelsey Brewer student, Davis: “House shows, because there are lots of bands from outside the area that come to play.” Bryan Rodriguez retail, Davis: “Wiener dog races. They’re pretty funny.” John Arnold retired, Davis: “People-watching. That’s the most fun.” Sam Del Gobbo student, San Rafael “The wiener dog races.” Audrey Dufresne student, Davis: “I like […]

Working out on the job

We all know about the 3 o’clock slump at the office. You’re feeling sluggish. But instead of reaching for candy or caffeine, how about doing yoga? Or going for a walk with your colleagues? More and more employers are looking for ways to keep their employees fit, healthy and yes, happy. “Exercise helps improve productivity […]

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