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Trust the Food Co-op board

I recently ended serving for three years on the Davis Food Co-op board. The Co-op, like most co-ops in the United States (and companies such as Shell Oil) uses policy governance for its decision-making. This is a very deliberative process in which the general manager is evaluated against specific deliverables that advance board-approved “ends” and […]

Let our voices be heard

By Andrea Glasgow Nancy Peterson, this is for you. Your statement in Friday’s paper, “may we become sensitive to and forever mindful of those who have not yet discovered the strength of their voices,” has moved me to find my voice. Having met you and your husband and driven your son to volleyball games last […]

High stakes in high school sports

By Scott Ragsdale The stakes for participation in high school sports are high for player and coach alike. Schools and school boards are not yet equipped to deal with the potential for conflict that these higher stakes present. I’ve witnessed this time and time again over the past seven years that my two girls attended […]

Losing touch with the lives of the young

The year was 2005 and I was at a meeting of people from UC Davis and the Davis community to discuss the problem of irresponsible teen drinking. I was itching to raise my hand and speak, but something had changed in my life that stopped me. I no longer felt I had my finger on […]

Celebrating our own women of Character, Courage and Commitment

It’s National Women’s History Month, and I must say, Winters is having a great showing for the theme, “Women of Character, Courage & Commitment.” On Thursday, Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry was amongst the honorees at the Yolo County Women’s History Month luncheon. Noted for her loyal and relentless service to the Winters community, Cecilia chose […]

They’re not taking the hint

Dear Annie: My husband and I moved to Florida 30 years ago and raised our children here. Some friends recently retired and moved to our area. Florida is a large state, and we were surprised that both of these couples (who don’t know each other) chose to purchase homes within a 20-mile radius of us. […]

Co-op referendum sought

The following is a copy of a letter to the Davis Food Co-op board: In light of your recent actions, I would request that you consider a referendum. I humbly request that you offer the members of the Co-op an opportunity to vote now on your decision to change the Co-op’s direction and to fire […]

Hear Garamendi’s views

Our congressman, John Garamendi, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the social hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis, on the topic, “Congressional Support for a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” This event is free and open to the public. Sarah Pattison Davis

Side out: Time to look ahead

The issue: Peterson’s resignation should allow school officials to get back to business Is it finally over? Even if Nancy Peterson’s resignation from the Davis school board isn’t the last word in the sorry case of dismissed volleyball coach Julie Crawford, it clears away many of the issues preventing a resolution. PETERSON DID the right thing […]

Entrance to our downtown needs a major upgrade

Get involved What: Davis Arch project workshop, featuring site plans, docent-guided tours, public input work stations and more When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. By Michael Bisch and Joshua Chapman Is it time to widen the Richards Boulevard tunnel? We think not! But we have long held that the […]

Veterans unite to protect public lands

You can help What: “Celebrating Public Lands,” a Tuleyome fundraiser featuring keynote speaker Doug Scott and an awards presentation When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 21 Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $60, at www.tuleyome.org By Michael Seaman Those of us who answer the call to defend the liberties and freedoms of […]

Just Us in Davis: Brown at 60, Davis at 10

Learn more and participate What: “Graffitied Walls,” presented by the DHS drama department (adult themes and language) When: 7 p.m. March 13-15 and 2 p.m. March 16 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $14 general, $12 seniors and $10 students; free baby-sitting provided What: “A Salute to Tony Fields,” presented by the […]

The myth of exercising on an empty stomach

By Sharon Naylor One of the questions exercisers often ask their trainers is: Should I exercise on a full or empty stomach? It’s a common misconception that exercising on an empty stomach means the fat you burn comes straight from your body’s stored fat deposits, as opposed to burning just the food in your stomach […]

What do you think? What celebrity would you like to sit next to on a cross-country flight??

Karisa Chapa student, Davis: “Amy Poehler. She’s such a great comedian.” Griffin Quick student, Davis: “Louis C.K. because I’d be laughing the whole time and I’d probably get kicked off the plane.” Richard Urbino musician/teacher, Davis: “Jeff Beck because he’s currently the world’s best guitar player.” Eli Smith student, Davis: “Ellen DeGeneres so we could […]

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