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Spaced out in downtown Davis

The issue: Paid parking will only hurt businesses It’s a problem as old as the automobile: as long as we’ve had cars, we’ve sought out places to park them. And in a high-traffic, densely built area like downtown Davis, available spaces can vanish in a hurry. AS EARLY AS 1957, urban planners were “studying” the […]

Not move on, but move forward

I appreciate the difficult job the school board does, but the missteps in the past year make it painfully clear the board members have lost all perspective of their purpose and their boundaries. For what should now be obvious reasons, a board is not intended to micromanage the details of a school district. It isn’t […]

Feeling let down

In response to school board trustees Shelia Allen’s and Susan Lovenburg’s recent letter to the editor (March 19, 2014), I respectfully disagree that “The best interest of the students” was the determining factor in the board’s decision. When Nancy Peterson began filing formal complaints against Davis High School volleyball coach Julie Crawford, she was not […]

Width would be beautiful

I read in the Sunday Enterprise that the city of Davis and others want to beautify the Richards tunnel.  The old saying is “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” You can add twin bike, toad and pedestrian tunnels, but to improve traffic flow through the tunnel, you need to widen the traffic lanes to four lanes.  […]

PGE rate request sets a new standard for chutzpah

At the very moment that California’s largest utility company was being assessed a $14 million fine for failing to report discovery of flawed records on its gas pipelines in the San Francisco Peninsula town of San Carlos, the same company was asking for well over $1 billion in rate increases to pay for repairs to […]

Cheers and Jeers: Aggies reach new goals

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the UC Davis men’s soccer team, which defeated professional outfit Sacramento Republic 1-0 at Aggie Soccer Field. Republic, coached by former U.S. National Team standout Preki, had been undefeated against college teams as it warmed up for […]

I’ll hang on to my money, thanks

Tom Elias’ Forum column, “Brown knows rebates are a bad idea” gave me pause. He claims the tax rebates proposed by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly are likened to those enacted by Gray Davis in 2000. Elias said a case can be made that there was a straight line from the tax rebates Davis ordered then to […]

Doing our best for Yolo County

By Don Saylor As many of you know, I am seeking re-election to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors to represent District 2 for a second term. The filing date for this June election was March 7. Because no other candidate filed for the office, I am running unopposed. I look forward to continued service […]

Friendship reaches straining point

Dear Annie: I am a 13-year-old girl whose best friend (I’ll call her “Blue”) has become very rude and even annoying. I can no longer make a comment about something without her answering nastily or adding logic to imaginary scenarios that aren’t intended to be logical. It’s irritating. We have another friend, “Violet,” who is […]

Family crisis spins out of control

Dear Annie: My husband and I are seriously concerned about my 19-year-old sister-in-law, “Veronica.” She came to stay with us a few months ago because she was having a hard time at my mother-in-law’s house. We did not ask for any money. All we asked was that she clean up after herself and respect a […]

College sports: a counterfeit amateurism

On your TV set Thursday morning, March Madness, also known as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, begins in earnest. Yes, it’s true round one opened with 68 teams on Tuesday. But four play-in games will have whittled the tournament down to the standard 64 by tonight. One of those fortunate schools will be awarded the […]

It’s time to move on

Much has been said and written in the Davis media about the Crawford/Peterson complaint, and some of it has been speculative. For the record, we briefly recap the appeal process. The Davis school board reviewed the facts of an independent investigation conducted on behalf of the district, listened closely to the statements of the parties […]

Oil explosion imperils downtown

The following is excerpted from comments to the Davis City Council: I want to share my thoughts about oil tanker trains coming through the city of Davis. If they are not stopped from coming through Davis, then I will have to find alternatives to shopping downtown. The AT&T store on F Street has an alternate […]

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