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Where are the Water Police?

How does one get the attention of the Water Police in Davis? After driving through large puddles every morning while on my way to my morning cup of coffee at Nugget Market near the strip mall by Acorn Veterinary Clinic and Travis Credit Union, I called the city to ask about why the need for […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Special-needs passengers ignored

At the Aug. 11 Yolo County Transportation District board meeting, the Yolobus board apparently continued toward its goal of no longer allowing front-facing flip seats to fold down, thus removing about half the Yolobus seating for riders with special needs, including those with walkers and shopping carts. The new front seat signage, “Seat Does Not […]

September 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I really miss cal.net, too

Thank you to Debra DeAngelo for her recent columns on cal.net’s decision to dump its loyal email customers. As a 25-year-plus mother.com to cal.net customer, I have truly valued cal.net, knowing that if I left a question via phone or email I could always expect a courteous and comprehensible voice reply. I stress comprehensible vs. […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Many thanks to Brooks Painting

I am writing to express my appreciation to Brooks Painting for the beautiful new exterior paint job at Davis Arts Center. We feel extremely lucky to be the recipient of the eighth annual Brooks Painting Charity Paint Giveaway! Jeremy Brooks and his crew were friendly, professional and efficient throughout the process — even when dealing with […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Will you help serve Davis’ senior citizens?

By Margot Loschke Senior Citizens of Davis Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation. Its mission is to support the Davis Senior Center and its participants. SCD partners with the city of Davis to identify those projects that will benefit the Davis Senior Center. SCD advocates on behalf of the Senior Center as […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Frank Bruni: The trouble with tenure

DENVER — Mike Johnston’s mother was a public-school teacher. So were her mother and father. And his godfather taught in both public and private schools. So when he expresses the concern that we’re not getting the best teachers into classrooms or weeding out the worst performers, it’s not as someone who sees the profession from […]

August 21, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Can’t understand this change

Dear Annie: Eight months ago, our highly educated 43-year-old daughter informed my wife that she hates her. She put on a humiliating performance in front of her two children, a stepchild, her husband and us. We don’t understand this at all, but she now wants nothing to do with us. We do not deserve such […]

Support water bond in November

Voters need to support the water bond recently passed by the California Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. No, it is not perfect, because there are still those who refuse to admit that building water storage is a common-sense approach to the water issues of this state. Without additional storage and less or no […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Relay for Life team says thanks

Thank you to everyone for all the support with the American Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay for Life earlier this month. The event raised more than $25,000 for the American Cancer Society. Thank you especially for the support to our team, Walk Around the Clock. With your support, team Walk Around the Clock raised more than $7,300! […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Delta-friendly water bond is a win for all of California

By Lois Wolk Two years ago, I introduced a measure to replace the doomed, pork-laden water bond from 2009 with a trim, focused and noncontroversial bond that could win voter support and address California’s critical water needs, without threatening the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region by funding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan or the delta tunnels. […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bravo! The road diet works

It shouldn’t have come as a surprise. I knew in the back of my mind that the Fifth Street road diet was due to be implemented this summer. But when I finally drove its length, from east to west, I was startled on a couple of fronts. I had just done a little shopping at […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Is government corruption rampant?

To some, it seems almost as if California has lately become New Jersey West. Incidents of possible corruption and conflict of interest are seemingly exposed at least once a month these days, with almost no consequences for anyone involved. Some examples: * Last month, the Los Angeles Times revealed that the president of the state’s stem […]

August 19, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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