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Return to previous plan

It might seem unthinkable that Davis would sell a greenbelt, but on Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Planning Commission will consider a proposal submitted by Taormino & Associates that would involve just such a sale. This is the second greenbelt-acquisition proposal from this developer to be heard by the Planning Commission. Their first, in May, asked […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Save the ‘pine cone place’

I’m becoming increasingly concerned about the proposed Paso Fino development on East Covell Boulevard. We first visited the greenbelt surrounding the Haussler property when my daughter was learning how to ride her tricycle, and she happily dubbed it “the pine cone place.” As she has grown, the pine cones, pine needles and climbable walnut trees […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Affirm our community values

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Davis Planning Commission will consider a new proposal from developer Taormino & Associates for the Paso Fino project located between Moore Boulevard and Covell Boulevard. The new plan was drafted at the request of the City Council, in response to widespread community opposition to the developer’s previous plan, which sought to annex […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Project has safety risks

Many aspects of the proposed Paso Fino infill project in Wildhorse are concerning and have received justified public attention. These include the potential precedent that would be set if city-owned greenbelt is sold to a private developer for the first time and the loss of historic trees that harbor the threatened Swainson’s hawk. As an […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Learn more about Paso Fino

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Davis Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a second proposal for the Paso Fino site in Wildhorse from developer Taormino & Associates. This proposal would build eight homes and one accessory dwelling unit on the former Haussler property and about half an acre of adjoining public […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Off-leash dogs are a danger

I found the article on dog aggression (Sept. 7) very touching, especially because I also experience dog-related issues regularly on my walks around Mace Ranch and on the bike path near Target. Often, owners seem overly confident that their dogs are friendly. An example that I encountered: “He is a good dog. He does not […]

September 18, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Educate homeless with dogs

Thank you, Mike and Gena May, for bringing up the subject of aggressive dogs in the downtown area and in Community Park. I agree with you on the danger these dogs present. As a professional dog trainer of more than 18 years in Davis, I often will work with clients and their dogs downtown and we, […]

September 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis makes the NY Times

Our MRAP made it to the New York Times on  Saturday with photos of Lt. Thomas W. Waltz of the Davis Police Department exiting our city’s four-wheeled mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle. Google Adam Nagourney, ” ‘Fit for Combat,’ New York Times, Sept. 13, 2014″ to view a photo of Mayor Dan Wolk and more photos of […]

September 18, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Affordable housing affects health

By Dell Richards Retail clerks, university employees and receptionists aren’t usually thought of as needing affordable housing, but people such as these who work in low-wage jobs usually spend 30 to 50 percent of their income on housing, especially if they are single parents with children. Unless they live in affordable housing like that of […]

September 18, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Choose to wipe out hunger

By Linda Zablotny-Hurst Yolo County supervisors encouraged more support for Yolo Food Bank’s food aid work by declaring September as Hunger Action Month in Yolo County. The supervisors passed a resolution recognizing Hunger Action Month (Feeding America’s monthlong campaign to help end hunger in our country) and the urgent state of food insecurity affecting more […]

September 18, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

She’s had it with his neglect

Dear Annie: I am a 55-year-old woman, the youngest of three. When I married 30 years ago, we moved away for my husband’s job. Over the years, we have returned for summer visits, especially since our daughters are close in age to their cousins. We always have made it a priority to attend all important […]

Time to go get help

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married more than 40 years. He rarely calls me by my name and never uses terms of endearment. He just talks at me. I’ve put up with his emotional neglect and his forcing me to have sex when I didn’t want to. He’s had so many affairs, […]

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