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Not feeling the holiday spirit

Dear Annie: Every year, my grandmother and I go to my cousins’ house for Christmas. This year is different for me. I have had the miracle of God helping me overcome some major addictions in my life. I’ve expressed to my uncle that I do not feel like I know who my cousins are now […]

Grandma has no time for them

Dear Annie: My husband and I have three children, two of whom recently graduated college. We knew the dates of the graduations five months in advance, and we told my mother, the only grandparent they have. We told her how much we wanted her to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of her two oldest grandchildren. […]

No more fish in the sea?

Dear Annie: I am a single mother of a wonderful 5-year-old son and am expecting another baby in the winter. My son’s father cheated and lied and then left me for another woman. He briefly came back, and I thought he meant to stay, but it was only a one-night stand. I became pregnant, and […]

The people for whom I am responsible

I was maybe 11 when my father brought Archie home to live with us for a bit. Archie was ruddy and a little loud, but gentle and gracious, especially at dinner. Archie had no job or home. For who knows how many reasons, he could not reconcile his memories of Vietnam with the reality of a […]

The failures of capitalism

I love capitalism. I truly believe it is the best system in existence. Whether you want to call it greed or ambition, a capitalistic system drives people to seek success. As Warren Buffett said, it is this system that makes America the most successful country in the world, not something exceptional in the individuals that make […]

All law officers need Crisis Intervention Team training

By Bob Schelen Isla Vista. Fullerton. A Los Angeles freeway. These are all places where training in handling people with mental illness may have made a difference. In Isla Vista, someone might have noticed a behavior pattern that would have warranted a search or a 5150 hold, and a mass killing may have been stopped. […]

Early prison releases are a political hazard, too

From early in his career, Gov. Jerry Brown has had a proclivity for dismissing problems with wisecracks or aphorisms. As early as 1975, in the first term of his first go-‘round as California’s top official, he mocked university professors’ pleas for pay raises by saying they didn’t need more money, but could make do with […]

Don’t like the look of this storm

“You haven’t written about my illness,” my husband says. “That means it’s really affecting you.” He’s right. My silence in this column does mean his illness feels scary, as any heart ailment would. His illness is also complex and confusing. My heart is as troubled as his. Which leads me to an observation: getting older […]

And the rockets’ red glare lights up Winters once more

Enough’s enough. Now, I like the Winters Swim Team and Little League just as much as the next person. My kids participated on both. I was even a Little League coach for years. But this fireworks booth stuff? It needs to end. Either that, or Winters needs some groundbreaking city ordinances regarding “safe and sane […]

Our library is cheap at the price

Glenn Rice (Enterprise, July 11) complains that Davis’ Stephens Branch Library charges too much for photocopying. Glenn Rice compares the library’s charges unfavorably to those of Fed Ex, Office Max and Copyland. Tell me, how many books can I borrow for free from Fed Ex, Office Max or Copyland? Glenn Rice also compares the Stephens […]

He’s the only one there

Dear Annie: My friend “Horace” is 75. He spends a lot of time with “Loretta,” a childhood friend who is experiencing some dementia. It is getting to the point where Loretta doesn’t remember how to do many of the things she used to be exceptional at, and of course, it makes her frustrated and agitated. […]

Thanks for taking on this problem

Thank, thank you, thank you … I am so in agreement with the views and opinions of this “stakeholders group” in Davis. I have been concerned for a while about the increasing numbers of panhandlers and even the boldness of their ability to gain handouts. I have seen a pregnant woman stand on the corner asking […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20502; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: president@whitehouse.gov U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/webform.cfm Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit http://feinstein.senate.gov/email.html House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

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