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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 […]

They’re out of his life

Dear Annie: My wife and I have lost contact with our son. He is a recovering addict. As far as we know, he has maintained a job and, I hope, has been able to stay clean. He has moved to a city about four hours away with his new girlfriend, and I am sure she […]

Accidents are waiting to happen

My fellow citizens of Davis: For too long I have stated that the city of Davis is a heartbeat away from a major and crippling accident or series of accidents. Why? Simple: the too many near-misses of car vs. car, or car vs. bicyclist or car vs. pedestrian or bicyclist vs. car, and let us […]

More on distilling saltwater

A weird coincidence occurred with Francis Resta’s comment Feb. 27 on my letter of Feb. 21, as Marvin Goldman, a professor emeritus at UC Davis, wrote a commentary on Feb. 27 stating some of what I had written in my letter. The possible toxic effect that Resta seems concerned about is just the salt that […]

Posturing and politics

Our daughter is both a Davis High and Chico State student-athlete graduate. She teaches physical education and coaches two sports for a high school in the Bay Area. She loves her students and credits her student-athletes as being smart, responsible and good problem-solvers. It has always been her mantra that they come with baggage — […]

Paul Krugman: The inflation obsession

Recently, the Federal Reserve released transcripts of its monetary policy meetings during the fateful year of 2008. And boy, are they discouraging reading. Partly that’s because Fed officials come across as essentially clueless about the gathering economic storm. But we knew that already. What’s really striking is the extent to which they were obsessed with […]

Cheers and Jeers: Art for all ages on the horizon

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the excitement building at UC Davis for the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Ground was broken Saturday on the facility, which will complete the South Entry Quad that now features the Mondavi […]

The soundtrack to their marriage

Dear Annie: I have been married to a special man for 23 years. The problem is, he has too close of a relationship with his mother. It doesn’t allow the two of us to have any adult space. We didn’t entirely get along under one roof because he would say critical and hurtful things to […]

Form eases the way for false myths on childhood vaccinations

For almost two months, parents of California public school pupils have been able to claim with no proof that their religion precludes getting their children vaccinated against once dreaded and disabling diseases like polio, rubella, mumps, pertussis and smallpox. This enables parents who believe in false myths to exempt their children easily, even if they […]

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