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A fine deal for Paso Fino

I want to thank Mike Webb and his staff in City Hall for breaking through the Paso Fino logjam to propose an ideal compromise, Alternate Plan D, for the Haussler property and the city’s neighborhood greenbelt parcel between East Covell and Moore boulevards. Taormino & Associates, the developers, have submitted four plans to city staff […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Plenty of science behind advice

I read the letter to the editor by George Warner (Sept. 30) regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation about adolescent sleep and school start times. Warner would like to see “science” behind the guidelines. If he wants “science,” all he has to do is go on any publicly available website for more information. The […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Outcome is still a tragedy

It saddened me to see Wednesday’s front page picture of four people arm in arm and holding hands, smiling with joy, with a caption that reads “family and friends of victims Oliver Northup and Claudia Maupin celebrate as they leave the courthouse after the sentencing of Daniel Marsh.” Although the sentencing may be appropriate, it is […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why celebrate that?

The tragedy continues as a mentally ill boy is sentenced to 52 years to life in state prison. I can sympathize with the family and friends being relieved that he is being held responsible. But the picture in the paper emphasizing the celebration of his fate seems inappropriate. Rhonda David Davis

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Treasures on every page

By Mary Sprifke My thoughts upon reading the Thursday, Sept. 25, edition of The Davis Enterprise: From drugs, guns and murder on Page A1 to a stunning sunset on Page A16, this edition evoked many emotions. Such sadness, for evil and greed; delight for a school board candidate who desires that students participate in community service; […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘Gone Girl': A thriller for the ages

“Gone Girl” Five stars Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Missi Pyle, David Clennon, Lisa Banes Rating: R, for strong violence, profanity, sexual content and nudity Page-turning novel makes a sensational leap to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Director David Fincher’s masterful […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: System works in difficult circumstances

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the local justice system for its handling of the Daniel Marsh double-murder case, which must rank as one of the most traumatic in this community’s memory. The families of the victims, Oliver “Chip” Northup and Claudia […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Feeling shunned after tragedy

Dear Annie: Recently, our 18-year-old son chose to take his life soon after his high school graduation. Now we are left trying to pick up the pieces and move forward. We live in a small community, and everyone is well aware of what happened. Our youngest son just started the sixth grade and came home […]

Sunder listens and learns

Please join me in supporting Madhavi Sunder for school board. I have known her for several years since our children were in the same elementary school class. Over that time, we have engaged in many thoughtful, provocative and serious conversations concerning education in general and how our local schools can best move forward to meet […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Barbara Archer for school board

I am writing to endorse candidate Barbara Archer for the Davis school board. I have known Barbara for seven years. A visible, dynamic presence at the elementary school when my son started kindergarten, Barbara helped with anything and everything: She was PTA president, school newsletter editor, and also an eternally effervescent, knowledgeable and enthusiastic parent at […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote for change on board

Unfortunately, the Davis school board has made a number of irresponsible decisions that imposed new and increased taxes on property owners, placing Measures A, C, E and K on the ballot in recent elections. Seemingly, the current board membership is intent on taking additional pro-taxation actions. The resulting negative economic impacts are being felt in […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Poppenga considers all students

I support Bob Poppenga, a candidate for Davis school board. Bob reached out to me to discuss ways to improve the Davis school district’s career and technical education programs, which have been sorely neglected by the district over the past several years. He recognizes that not all DJUSD students are bound for college and that […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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