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Husband still playing the field

Dear Annie: My husband, sans wedding band, enters a bar alone and buys drinks for female strangers sitting alone. This invariably leads to conversation between them. On one occasion, the woman was a prostitute. He says he is just being friendly. I say he is coming on to them. He does not buy drinks for […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: [email protected] U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/policycomments.cfm Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Nicholas Kristof: Our blind spot about guns

If we had the same auto fatality rate today that we had in 1921, by my calculations we would have 715,000 Americans dying annually in vehicle accidents. Instead, we’ve reduced the fatality rate by more than 95 percent — not by confiscating cars, but by regulating them and their drivers sensibly. We could have said, […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A school and weapons depot in one

Hamza El-Nakhal deplores “the loss of life, especially the innocent children …” Apparently, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have no problem with such losses. Weapons were found inside a United Nations Relief and Works Agency school in Gaza on July 29, the third time weapons have been found on “inviolable” U.N. school property. Israel has charged […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Devastation in Gaza

In his op-ed of July 20, George Rooks avoids the most important piece of the puzzle of conflict in Palestine/Israel: the brutal military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza by the Israeli Defense Force — along with the right under international law for Palestinians to resist that occupation. Without understanding this, none of it […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Park your innovation right here

The issue: Community has a unique opportunity to give input on local development Davis took a small but important step in realizing the long-held dream of a Stanford-style research park last week as developers, most notably Ramco Enterprises, made their pitches for building a high-tech “innovation center” on the Davis periphery. THE LURE is strong for any […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Tom Elias: Will history repeat in child immigrant crisis?

For some people familiar with the history of the runup to World War II, there’s a sense of déjà vu in today’s humanitarian crisis along the Mexican border these days, as resistance rises against the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children attempting to enter and stay in the United States. Eyewitness reports in the New […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The future of food: sustainable and locally sourced

Farm-fresh What: National Farmers Market week, as proclaimed by the USDA, is Aug. 3-9; Davis enjoys markets at three locations When and where: Davis Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 4:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Central Park, Third and C streets; Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28 at the hospital […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Take steps to ensure a healthy, happy pregnancy

If you’re a woman of childbearing age, you should be thinking about your health. Medical research shows that a mother’s health before and during the nine months of pregnancy not only affects a baby’s development in the womb, but also influences the child’s health through adulthood. First 5 Yolo offers information about how to take […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

From a chance visit follow family, friends, home

* Editor’s note: Marion is taking the day off. She is repeating this column — her first as an Enterprise writer in 1996 — in honor of Maggie Schimmel, who died recently at age 95. Maggie is not named in the column, but she is the grandmother who offered wise words at Patwin Elementary School. Maggie moved from Davis […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It’s not what they thought

Dear Annie: I am writing in the hope that my situation will help other women. A year ago, I started experiencing irregular monthly cycles that would last for 20 days at a time. I also had extreme pain and a rapid heart rate. I was told, “You are going through menopause.” After several months of […]

Treat children as refugees

Let us consider all the children at the border crossings as refugees. Remember that unless you are descended from Native Americans, you or your ancestors were refugees at one time. So let us ask every billionaire, millionaire, member of Congress and every Spanish-speaking family in the United States to agree to adopt one refugee child. […]

August 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Protect and expand Medicare

July 30 was Medicare’s 49th birthday. Let’s celebrate the incredible success of this program in helping people age 65 and older, and those with severe disabilities, get the health care they need, reducing health disparities, cutting senior poverty and improving families’ financial security, all while cutting costs and reducing unnecessary marketing and administrative waste. Unfortunately, […]

August 01, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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