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Safety first at Covell and J

The Davis City Council has preliminarily decided to place a special form of a protected intersection at the entrance to The Cannery project, the intersection of East Covell Boulevard and J Street. The name used for the design is the Dutch junction, after the country of origin. As a former city of Davis senior civil engineer […]

Are we there yet? When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I ask ‘WWSD?’

My friend Sacha Laurin is one of the most inspirational people I know. Whenever I think there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, I imagine how she accomplishes all that’s on her ever-growing to-do list … and, well, it honestly makes me tired and I get into bed. But “WWSD?” is […]

Butterflies, birds ‘moved on’ — otters and beaver are next

Recently, I wrote about otters living in the stretch of Putah Creek bordering the south side of Winters; in particular, one little pocket of undisturbed natural habitat that’s scheduled for imminent destruction. It seems that the Winters City Council has given one individual carte blanche to do whatever he likes along Putah Creek, as part […]

They call it ‘tough’ love for a reason

Dear Annie: I have a 30-year-old son. “Brad” was the perfect child, loving and affectionate, until the age of 16. That’s when I divorced my drug-addicted husband. I sheltered the children as much as I could from what their father was doing. When I transferred Brad to a public school, he got involved in drugs, […]

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 […]

Have political moxie, will travel

The issue: Napolitano, UC’s hired gun, is fighting the battle she was brought in to wage While it’s hardly unheard of for a major university to hire a political heavyweight as its leader, the University of California system’s 2013 decision to bring in Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was a surprising departure for the insular, […]

Garamendi’s on the right side of the fast-track issue

By Nancy Price Rep. John Garamendi is to be commended for opposing fast track, aka trade promotion authority. Fast track means Congress gives up its constitutional authority to “regulate commerce with foreign nations.” The Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals would be finalized and signed by the president before going to Congress for approval. Further, […]

Take our advice and save water!

We are Girl Scout Troop 1753. We are working on learning ways to save water. We are writing to you so you can put this in The Davis Enterprise so other people can see and save water. Brownies of Troop 1753: Heaven, Lucy, Reese, Jillian and India; Stephanie Mansala, leader; and Kathryn Lastufka, assistant leader

Who’s going to run against Harris?

It’s now a certainty that Kamala Harris will have an opponent on the November 2016 ballot. But much less certain is whether that opponent will be any more threatening than Elizabeth Emken, an autism activist who placed second in California’s 2012 Senate primary election, was to incumbent Dianne Feinstein. One by one, potentially formidable opponents […]

Zero-waste shopping for the organizationally challenged

When I recently inventoried the contents of my family’s garbage and recycling bins, I found that most of what was inside these containers came from food-related packaging. For ideas on how to reduce this type of waste I turned to one of my favorite books on this topic, “Zero Waste Home” by Bea Johnson. In […]

Cheers and Jeers: Thanks for the assist

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Woodland and West Sacramento police departments for lending us their MRAP vehicles during last week’s shooting incident. The mutual-assistance agreements our city has with our neighbors really came in handy. Under different circumstances, we might […]

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