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Cheers and Jeers: Make yourself seen on the road

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: JEERS to those cyclists — most of whom are new to Davis — who insist on riding at night without a light. As we said last week, now’s the the time of year when thousands of new UC […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

She keeps taking what they give her

Dear Annie: An acquaintance of mine (I’ll call her “Minnie”) drops by our home once a week and stays for several hours. If we offer her a beer, she protests a little bit, but then says, “Well, OK,” and then asks what kind of wine or liquor we have. She somehow makes it seem as […]

Poppenga has what we need

Robert Poppenga is running for a spot on the Davis school board (http://bob4schools.org). I’m not sure where he finds the time, but I am delighted to see that he is making this effort. He has the qualities the school board and our school system needs — he is committed to excellence in education, to closing the […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Archer votes for the greater good

I am writing to voice my strong support for Barbara Archer in the school board election race. As a longtime Davis resident with three children raised in a variety of Davis school programs (from traditional to GATE to Da Vinci), I can’t think of a candidate more balanced, fair and objective than Barbara. Barbara has […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sunder inspires those around her

What has impressed me most about Madhavi Sunder is her ability to organize a coalition. Whether it is to name a local elementary school or run for school board, her ability to draw on hundreds of people from every imaginable walk of life is inspiring. I and many of the people on her campaign team […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Poppenga’s positive, diplomatic

I have had the privilege to work with Bob Poppenga for approximately 10 years. Although he has a low-key approach to managing the people he supervises, his approach is very effective. He believes in listening to all opinions and that good ideas come from many sources. He knows it is important to communicate clearly and to […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sunder has the right stuff

I am writing to express support for the candidacy of Madhavi Sunder for an open position on the Davis school board. As a recently retired Davis teacher, a veteran of 40 years in the classroom, and as a parent and grandparent, I believe certain traits are essential for prospective school board members. I believe Madhavi […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Choose Adams and Archer

With seven candidates running for school board, we are fortunate to have two candidates who are uniquely qualified to be trustees for the K-12 schools in Davis. They are Tom Adams and Barbara Archer. Both Tom and Barbara have long histories of working in various leadership capacities in Davis schools at the elementary, junior high, […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Smoke alarms really do save lives

Fire prevention activities * Visiting all first-grade classes to promote fire safety * Participating in Davis Neighbors’ Night Out on Sunday, Oct. 12 * Open house at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 18 * Sponsoring a display case at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., in honor of Fire Prevention Week * Promoting the National Fire Prevention […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

I’m supporting Sunder

I’m a sixth-grader at Koremastu Elementary School, and I would like to state why I support Madhavi Sunder for the Davis school board. I have known Madhavi now for 2 1/2 years, and during that time, I have found her to be a hard-working, kind and understanding person. She volunteers to drive on field trips. […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote yes on Prop. 1, for water

In less than one month, the election will determine if California will have water to serve humans, animals, agriculture (food) and habitat. No water, all will suffer. Proposition 1 is more than 25 years late, but better late than never. Environmentalists will argue that building water storage is wasteful and will destroy sensitive habitat. The […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Compromise satisfies everyone

I read his comments on Tuesday and appreciate Jason Taormino’s desire to maximize his return on investment by squeezing as many houses as he possibly can onto land that belongs to the people of Davis. But Taormino and his partner, Steve Boschken, don’t own public greenbelt. The people of Davis do. Taormino derides the greenbelt […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

More senseless wrap-related fights

Dear Annie: My sister and I have always been close. Usually, little things are forgotten, but on two separate visits, “Susan” and her husband caused me a great deal of anxiety. The first was three years ago, when they came in for her husband’s birthday. I planned a party at a nice restaurant, bought gifts […]

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