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Tom Elias: Signs indicate California recovery will last

There are still skeptics who maintain the California economy remains in recession, that talk of economic recovery amounts to whistling past the proverbial graveyard when unemployment remains above 7 percent. Gov. Jerry Brown labeled these folks “declinists” two years ago, when unemployment was much higher and the signs of recovery were not nearly as strong […]

September 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: On track for some good news

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the news that local agencies working to relocate the freight rail lines out of Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento have landed a $171,180 federal grant. The money will help pay for technical assistance in creating a […]

September 26, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Cut off by the in-laws

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for four years. We were high school sweethearts. We were both briefly married to other people before reuniting, and my husband has a child from his first marriage. My husband was raised by his grandparents, but when he was a teenager, he was introduced to his […]

Treat fast-food workers with respect

By Grace Calhoun When I first applied to McDonald’s, I did it as a joke more than anything else. Sure, there was a small possibility that maybe, when all hope was lost, I would resign myself to the reign of the internationally recognized golden arches. Until then, I pitched the idea of working in the […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

What’s the point of counseling?

Dear Annie: I notice that often the advice you offer is to “get counseling.” But what happens in counseling? Can you explain how it helps? — L. Dear L.: The point of counseling or therapy is to help you determine what it is you want to accomplish and how to get there. This could be a […]

Study history to understand present, prepare for future

By Daniel Burnett The memory is all but lost, even though the legacy is all around us. You meet it every time you set foot in a national park, pay Social Security or thank a World War II veteran; every time you spend a dime or see Mount Rushmore. The legacy of the Roosevelt family […]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Measles, mumps and whooping cough still exist? Yes, they do

By Constance Caldwell, M.D. Measles, mumps and whooping cough are diseases now found only in the history books, right? Since those diseases don’t exist anymore, our children don’t need to be vaccinated against them, right? Wrong. Even though many readers who are younger than this writer have never seen measles, mumps or chicken pox, never heard […]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Our own Field of Dreams

Every once in a while, something magical happens and it only seems appropriate to share that rare magic with others. While I’m just a beginning golfer, I’m starting to enjoy the game. I recently discovered a new driving range called The Ranch Golf Range. It’s on County Road 99, between Covell Boulevard and Road 29 […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Daughter has her own opinions

Dear Annie: I am a widow in my mid-70s and am comfortably well off. A year after my husband’s death, I moved to an apartment in a smaller city in order to be closer to my daughter’s family. However, they have their own lives and rarely include me in anything except holiday dinners. None of […]

Scouts offer religious studies

I read with interest the Forum commentary by Torgny Nilsson in Sunday’s issue. Nevertheless, I would like to make a small correction to his facts regarding denying membership to children who are, among other categories, Hindus and Buddhists. The Boy Scouts offers a program of religious studies for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and upon […]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Zone remodels as apartments

Regarding the mini-dorm issue discussed in Sunday’s Davis Enterprise, I would like to propose zoning such house-remodels or buildings as apartments. That way, if they are tailor-made to be rental units within a larger structure, they would need to be built (or remodeled) in an area zoned for apartments. This zoning would not take away […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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