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Explorit at 30: A celebration of 1 million minds touched by science

Help us celebrate What: “Touched by Science” fundraiser, featuring food, wine and speakers When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 Where: Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. Tickets: $75 general; discounts are available for Explorit members, members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, students age 18 and older and teachers; call 530-756-0191 pr visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/437033 By […]

What do you think? In the spirit of the DHS Homecoming theme, what is your favorite decade and why?

Jacklyn Joanino  student, Riverside: “The 1970s, because there was lots of change for the better and there were social legacies that are still honored today.” Danny Reid student, Davis: “The ’90s because it’s when I grew up.” Clay Johnson building designer, Davis: “The ’50s, because I was born in it.” Roger Berry sculptor, Clarksburg: “I’ve […]

They’ll pave over history and put up a history plaza

The issue: Even an outhouse can have historical value The small, rectangular building in the northeast quadrant of Central Park is not the usual sort of historic landmark. Built in 1937, the park bathroom’s spartan lines are typical of the Works Projects Administration, which put millions of unemployed men to work during the Great Depression […]

Living with hypertension

By Richard Fleming, M.D. High blood pressure is often called the silent killer, and an important first step to dealing with it is knowing your blood pressure reading. Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t know their blood pressure, or haven’t had it checked in a long time. Blood pressure tends to go up as we […]

Wise words from the summer

Sometimes the only way to tap into wisdom is to make a deliberate, conscious attempt, like counting your steps instead of simply walking forward. That’s what I did this summer by writing down phrases, ideas and even questions that struck me as “wise.” My first entry was a question, back in June, from my friend […]

He feels betrayed by parents

Dear Annie: I am a 36-year-old man. I was in an accident 25 years ago and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. It was tough growing up. When I was 23, I moved out on my own. This is when the real trouble began. First, I started drinking, and then I abused my medication. In […]

Society must take a stand against domestic violence

By Julia Hernandez Hill If you look up domestic violence fatalities online, an enormous amount of statistics and stories pop up. You can find statistics for Yolo County, California or the United States. The numbers are staggering, and even though one in four women (as well as a considerable number of men) will be a […]

Where’s the computer lab?

Somebody needs to look into what these PTAs are doing with parents’ money. For the past two or three years, the PTA at Birch Lane Elementary has been asking me to donate money or buy wrapping paper so it can get a new computer lab for the students. This still has not been done. A […]

Debt limit? Read Constitution

The Constitution of the United States of America can make some interesting reading. For example, Article I describes the Congress of the United States, how it shall be organized, how its members shall be chosen, and the powers it shall possess. Among its many powers, listed in Section 8, is “The Congress shall have power […]

Our City Council got it right

The Davis City Council should be commended for its informed 4-1 vote to not fluoridate our drinking water. The process that Mayor Joe Krovoza and the council established to hear proponents and opponents was transparent, deliberate and fair. I talked to one City Council member after the vote at the Farmers Market and he had […]

Cost-effectiveness is what’s key

On Wednesday morning, I read with great amusement Bob Dunning’s column, which was mainly focused on the topic of fluoridation. This is not unusual, I often read Dunning’s column for amusement. And sometimes to pick up some homespun wisdom. But I do not read Dunning’s column for scientific advice. There is a reason for that. […]

Take advantage of wilderness

Thank you to The Davis Enterprise for supporting permanent protection for the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region. I have not only served as the president of the conservation nonprofit, Tuleyome, but I have also put countless hours into building and maintaining trails in this amazing region. There are so many ways to enjoy this wild and […]

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