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Obama’s new war power troubling

Hurrah. The president asks Congress for “new war power” to fight the Islamic State, which is primarily located in Iraq and Syria. This is the same genius who for six years has bragged how he brought the troops home from Iraq.  Now he sending them back, and not just to Iraq. It is reported that the […]

More pain relief necessary

In answer to G. Sosnick: We need more research into illnesses and how to alleviate pain with more natural means. One can learn from other cultures. We are not imposing our theology on others, on the contrary, but are taxed on our beliefs. J. Estremera Davis

Dying can be a pain

By Amy Tucci Some 35 years ago, my grandfather died a painful death as prostate cancer ravaged his body. His passing did not have to be so excruciating, given that hospital staff could have eased his suffering with pain medication. But when my mother asked about the possibility of giving her dying father more pain […]

Coworking comes to Davis

By Daniel Parrella, Michael Bisch, Bill Habicht, Matthew Miller and Alex Rossbach Startups frequently clash with the monolithic commercial real estate industry when it comes to leasing office space. Dorm rooms and coffee houses are suitable for the idea phase of a startup, but eventually, access to office space becomes critical. Once a company receives […]

Truth about the tooth

Dear Annie: Can you tell me whether this is a scam? Dentists are now telling seniors that their old fillings need to be replaced. My dentist told me this, and I’ve never had a bit of trouble with my fillings or teeth. I said I won’t replace them until they bother me. I was also […]

Old drama creates new heartache

Dear Annie: Our daughter and her husband have two young children. Over the years, we have been very close to our grandsons. We recently found out that our daughter has started a relationship with my son from a first marriage. Forty years ago, I gave up this son for adoption when he was 4 years […]

Returning to a place from long ago

My daughter and her family moved to Princeton, New Jersey, several months ago for work. At that time, friends asked me if I’d ever been to Princeton myself. “Yes,” I said. “Once. On a blind date.” In 1966, when I was a sophomore at Brown University and computer data was still entered using punch cards, […]

Your little valentine could help make ‘Better Days’ a reality

Some of you may recall that a couple weeks back, I made my emcee debut at a fundraiser titled “Better Days with Cathy Speck — an ALS Documentary Benefit,” held at the Davis Community Church on Jan. 31. All in all, I didn’t suck nearly as bad as I imagined. Cathy, of course, was her […]

Anti-Semitism at UC Davis

The recent anti-Semitic acts at UC Davis reflect badly on the community and on the university. Perhaps certain history and government courses should be mandatory. Terrorism is violence, or the threat of violence, for political ends. Painting swastikas on a Jewish fraternity house certainly fits the definition. The perpetrators, Nazis or Nazi wannabes, at worst […]

Support the Ags at key games

Basketball fans: Treat yourself to two outstanding basketball games this coming week. On Thursday, Feb. 19, the UC Davis women will meet Long Beach State. With identical conference records of seven wins and three losses, UCD and The Beach are tied for second place in the Big West Conference. On Saturday, Feb. 21, the UCD men, […]

UC Davis must end climate of hate

Thank you for your Feb. 6 editorial noting that the hostile environment Jewish students face at UC Davis is “a problem that has been building for years.” It bears noting that in 2012, a fact-finding study by the UC President’s Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion found that Jews at UC campuses were […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111 (comments), 202-456-1414 (switchboard); fax: 202-456-2461; email: [email protected] U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/policycomments.cfm Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi […]

60 locals join largest march to ban fracking

By Leslie Crenna Despite afternoon rain, at least 8,000 dedicated people, including about 60 from Sacramento and Davis combined, called on Gov. Jerry Brown to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” across our state at a march Saturday, Feb. 7, in Brown’s hometown, Oakland. The parallel issue of crude by rail — which […]

First things first: Student well-being is our district priority

By Alan Fernandes and Madhavi Sunder Putting the well-being of kids before the convenience of adults, the Davis school board voted 5-0 on Feb. 5 to direct Superintendent Winfred Roberson to create a committee to devise an implementation plan in 60 days for moving to a later school start time at Davis’ junior high and […]

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