Hey, isn’t this the University of California?

CALIFORNIANS NEED NOT APPLY … I realize that desperate times call for desperate measures, but I was absolutely dumbfounded to learn that one of UC Davis’ responses to its budget crisis will benefit out-of-state students at the expense of those from California … because out-of-state students pay considerably more tuition than in-state students, UCD plans […]

Are plastic bags really a problem?

In 2007, Caitlin Upton, Miss South Carolina Teen USA, became an overnight sensation for her confused answer to a simple question. She was asked, “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?” Upton began, “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are […]

Shut us down? That’s traitorous

So the Republican Party plans to shut down the U.S. government? Hey, thats US! Historically, we Americans have dealt harshly with those who threaten or betray our democratic way of life. Many Brits were hanged for such a crime. Are these new Republicans we just elected truly representing our wishes? Or did they get it […]

Wife frightened by husband’s temper

AnniesMailbox Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our early 60s and have been married for eight years. “Troy” has a temper. One minute he will be sweet as pie, telling me he loves me, even singing love songs. The next minute he will fly into a rage and say every nasty thing possible, […]

Find a place in your heart for this dog

I’m a volunteer at the Yolo County Animal Shelter in Woodland, taking the dogs out for exercise and showing them to potential adopters. When I started doing this, I had concerns about how sad or depressing it would be. Instead, I found really committed staff doing their best to find all adoptable animals a good […]

Fresh food with a touch of personality

By Jakob Allen The issues surrounding food production and consumption and its global ramifications are increasingly visible in popular culture due to the success of works such as Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” or Eric Schlosser’s “Fast Food Nation.” Labor rights issues, animal rights issues, global warming, antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria in the food […]

New aerial tanker is long overdue

The issue: The KC-135s are older than the pilots who fly them With considerable understatement, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley called the award of the contract for a new aerial refueling tanker “a long-overdue start to a much-needed program.” The current aerial tanker, the KC-135, while a wonderful workhorse of an aircraft, is, in aviation […]

Friend in danger

AnniesMailbox Dear Annie: My friend “Alicia” has been married for more than two decades and has two very intelligent children. But she is married to a man who doesn’t work and has a lot of problems. “Steve” left his job after a confrontation at work and has been living off of disability insurance, claiming he […]

More options for recycling

I am thankful for everything Yolo Hospice provides for our community and now I have something else to applaud them for. The article about Yolo Hospice Thrift in a recent edition of The Enterprise referred to the fact that the thrift store recycles clothes that can no longer be worn. People in our area need […]

LETTERS: Our students must come first

Enough already! Our community “argument” should be about what is best for our students and athletes, not about whether one coach should have been released from his TEMPORARY contract. We all now know that Jeff Christian is a great coach, and he was fully paid for his services. But, we also need to remember that […]

The signs of a gambling problem

AnniesMailbox Dear Annie: I am a school coach in a small town. Last week, I walked into our local gas station to pay for my purchase and spotted a woman sitting on the floor. She was inserting money into the instant lottery machine, selecting a lottery card, scratching it off and repeating. I watched her […]

Is workshop worth county money?

When reading your Feb. 15 article, “County’s in search of mission,” I had the feeling that “Dilbert” had moved to your front page! It seems as if you have had a number of stories recently about how financially scraped our county was; county employees being laid off, essential services being cut —and yet “some 50 […]