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How historic names came to The Cannery

Change is around the corner. North of Covell Boulevard and east of the railroad tracks, the familiar landscape of Davis will transform next year, as new houses in The Cannery subdivision start sprouting up. At the direction of the City Council, those homes will be erected on streets with two principal themes: the first is […]

Father and son butting heads

Dear Annie: My husband, “Ricardo,” is a naturally curious man. He usually asks questions in a charming manner, showing genuine interest in family and friends. We have a teenage son. Ricardo often asks him probing questions about his girlfriend, which upsets our son. I totally get that Ricardo is interested and concerned for our son, […]

Leave decisions to parents

The Davis City Council has nothing better to do than to make the restaurants the soda pop cops? Restaurants offer a variety of beverages, including water. It is the parents’ responsibility to make the beverage decision for their children, whether the parent orders or allows the child to order. Restaurants already have to list ingredients […]

Frank Bruni: Air travel is just plane ugly

The woman in 27E doesn’t have only one carry-on plus a small bag for a laptop or personal items. She has one carry-on plus a purse the size of a bassinet plus some canvas vessel for all of her electronics plus two different plastic totes for various pillows, blankets and possibly an ottoman and a […]

Treat the pets who spend winter on the streets

By Eileen Samitz Mercer Clinic is staffed by a volunteer group of UC Davis veterinary students, who, together with volunteer local and UCD faculty veterinarians, offer a free clinic monthly to care for the pets of the homeless in Sacramento. The Mercer Clinic was established in 1993 and is located adjacent to the Sacramento Loaves and […]

A humbug around the holidays

Dear Annie: My 88-year-old uncle is mentally ill. He is paranoid and suffers from extreme anxiety. He has refused mental help for years. His three grown children also have indications of mental illness. It is difficult to be around “Uncle Joe” because he rants about nonsense and claims that everyone is doing something evil to […]

Wife’s behavior out of control

Dear Annie: My brother has been separated from his wife, “Sherrie,” for a year. They have three girls under the age of 5. Sherrie is crazy. She stalks him. She has gone to his job and caused a scene. She’s called every one of his female workers and accused them of sleeping with him. She […]

I’m only looking for a place to play

It’s amazing how two people with relatively similar backgrounds can look at a problem very differently. My recent example is this. I have a friend who lives in Placerville named Marsha. We have many things in common, but we particularly like to practice guitar together. Sometimes we meet between our two home towns, which means […]

Closing the final chapter on the ugliest story in Winters history

Sitting in Judge Stephen Mock’s courtroom last Monday, after William Gardner was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Leslie Pinkston, I was a bit surprised by my lack of emotional response. Aside from an initial flash of satisfaction, I didn’t feel much of anything, really. Just empty. The words of […]

Readers weigh in on height issue

Dear Annie: You gave great advice to “Too Small,” the teenage boy who is worried that his short stature means he will never have a girlfriend. I recommend he check his hygiene, making sure it’s impeccable. He also should make sure his clothes are neat, clean and pressed and learn some communication skills so he’s […]

Dodging the flu

By Richard Fleming, M.D. If I am not mistaken, it has been getting colder outside lately. Strangely, it has also been raining. While I am no weather forecaster, it seems winter may be looming on the near horizon. Winter brings a variety of nice developments, including holidays and family get-togethers. It also carries in a […]

UC administrators ARE to blame

On Nov. 23, The Davis Enterprise published an editorial claiming that students who were criticizing University of California administrators and calling for their removal were “barking up the wrong tree”; the editorial was uninformed and disrespectful. Anyone interested in a strong public education system should be asking why we’re paying more and getting less from […]

For everyone’s sake, get your shots

The issue: Refusing vaccinations puts everyone at risk The recent hysteria surrounding the exposure of a handful of Americans to the Ebola virus stands in stark contrast to the trend of parents opting not to immunize their kids from diseases that actually have the potential to harm them. IN ADDITION to putting their own families […]

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