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‘Gifted’ students have many needs, too

By Deborah Nichols Poulos Whether you call them “HAPS,” “Special Abilities,” “GATE,” “AIM” or something else, the purpose of these programs is the same: to address the identified special needs of students who score 130 or above on “intelligence” tests. The Davis Joint Unified School District has a record of serving these students going back […]

Dealing with the worst-case scenario

The issue: Laura’s Law provides a way to avoid tragedy The warning signs were there in Isla Vista, where Elliot Rodger posted a rambling video “manifesto” online before killing his roommates and three other UC Santa Barbara students. They were there in Seattle, where Aaron Ybarra stopped taking his medication because he wanted to “feel the […]

What do you think? What is your favorite thing to do with your dad?

David Foster barista, Davis: “When I was a kid, probably surfing.” David Gray bus driver, Anaheim: “Probably go golfing.” Mariana Almanza-Soto student, Davis: “We like to go out to eat.” Carson Bernard student, Davis: “Golf. We’re the only guys in the family so it’s a good chance to get some guy time.” Ellarie Hernandez student, […]

Safe at home

By Richard Fleming, MD Although we are in the middle of baseball season, this article is not about scoring runs at the ballpark. No, today I want to talk about how everyone has the right to live in a safe, secure environment. Unfortunately, some homes are not safe because of turmoil and violence. Domestic violence […]

Doesn’t know how mad to be

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s and have been with my husband for seven years. Last year, while I was attending school and working, my husband started an affair. I also discovered information about his cheating dating back three years. I have found texts, social media messages and even a secret phone. My husband […]

Cheers and Jeers: Farewell and thanks for the hard work

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS, and thanks, to the nearly 40 teachers and other school district employees — representing more than 700 years of total experience — who are retiring with the close of this school year. And CHEERS to all of […]

Congratulations, and moving on

I sent the following message Wednesday evening to City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson: “Most of the remaining votes from last week’s City Council election were counted today, and your lead has increased. It is time for me to formally concede that you have won the second council seat in this election. You have my best wishes for […]

Is college worth it? Clearly, new data say

By David Leonhardt Some newly minted college graduates struggle to find work. Others accept jobs for which they feel overqualified. Student debt, meanwhile, has topped $1 trillion. It’s enough to create a wave of questions about whether a college education is still worth it. A new set of income statistics answers those questions quite clearly: […]

How much is the friendship worth?

Dear Annie: I’ve known “Ted” all my life. About 10 years ago, I loaned him $1,000. He never repaid it, and I could really use that money now. Ted lives in a different city, and when I phone him, he refuses to discuss it. In the past, I had given Ted money outright, but this […]

Kids showed their pedal power

Thank you to the friends of the schools in Davis, our city officials and all who helped and participated in National Bike to School Day. May is Bike Month and May 7 was the National Bike to School Day. We had a successful day at many schools in Davis. Thanks to Penny Pyle for coordinating for school […]

High-fives from Team Davis

Thanks to the Aggie football players and UC Davis Campus Recreation and Unions! Team Davis — our local, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides athletic, social and other activities to about 150 individuals with developmental disabilities — is brimming with appreciation for our friends on the UC Davis campus. We just had our fourth annual football clinic, hosted […]

A yummy taste of Davis

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge was pleased, once again, to organize and host the 2014 version of A Taste of Davis at our Lodge Hall on April 24. This annual event has become quite the social scene for our community! More than 300 members of the public crowded into both floors of the Odd Fellows Lodge […]

Disappointed with election results

The result of last Tuesday’s election in Davis was disappointing. Unfortunately, local voters may have passed up an opportunity (depending on the outcome of the final canvass of the votes cast in this close race) to elect John Munn to the City Council. He would have been the best advocate for local utility rate and […]

Good grief, a new tax?

Front-page headline in Sunday’s edition of The Enterprise: “City eyes another tax measure.” Good grief. The result of the recent plebiscite on Measure O is not even yet certified and a new money grab is underway. Prince Hamlet, sir, you have seen a hasty marriage between your mother and your uncle following your father’s death. Any comment […]

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