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Give Yolo County your advice

How often do we hear from one of our neighbors that they didn’t know about some issue or they sure wish people in local government would listen to people who have expertise or just plain good sense and insights? Yolo County is asking for your help. We currently have some exciting opportunities for citizens from […]

Ideas to manage our drought

Since California is in a drought and facing water rationing, are restaurants being instructed to ask patrons if water is wanted, before automatically bringing it to the table? Notice how many glasses are left untouched or little-used, especially if the patron has another beverage. A restaurant in Pleasant Hill does this routinely even in good […]

Joyful celebration, great cause

On Jan. 20, there was a wonderful event at the Davis Unitarian Universalist Church. The Rhythm of Love concert celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. It was a lovely and joyful musical celebration, and the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network was fortunate enough to be the beneficiary of the event. On behalf of YIIN, […]

Questions for the no-retail folks

For years, people have voted down any retail in Davis. Most of the time the reasoning is to save downtown Davis. Now our city is broke, mostly because of lack of sales tax revenue. I’m curious if all those who dislike retail have an opinion on paying a higher sales tax in Davis (driving even […]

Deserving students are helped

The 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund Award Dinner was a success thanks to The Davis Enterprise, Bob Dunning, Teresa Kaneko, Dr. Fadhil and Joan Al-Kazily, De Luna Jewelers, Clarence Van Hook, the St. James Parish, Joyce Trujillo, Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, Congressman John Garamendi, state Sen. Lois Wolk, Teach Peace and the […]

The last train to a two-state solution

TEL AVIV, Israel — It is pretty clear now that Secretary of State John Kerry will either be Israel’s diplomatic salvation or the most dangerous diplomatic fanatic that Israel has ever encountered. But there isn’t much room anymore for anything in between. This is one of those rare pay-per-view foreign policy moments. Pull up a […]

Undocumented immigrant’s great race

By Frank Bruni CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The campaign for student body president at the University of North Carolina here has just begun, and there’s nothing unusual in the number of candidates — five — or the fact that two are Morehead-Cain scholars, an elite designation. But there’s a wrinkle that’s certain to generate discussion, […]

Cell towers are monstrosities

Talk about a bait and switch — have you seen the final Crowne Castle antennas? Ugly beyond belief. The pre-construction example we had seen on Burr Street was a whip antenna on top of an existing light pole — not bad. Somehow along the way, the City Council allowed it to become a monstrosity, an […]

Seeing too much of the baby?

Dear Annie: Why is it OK to photograph children and babies half-dressed or naked? I don’t mean pornography. I’m writing about family photos, TV shows and magazine advertisements. Babies are people who have no say over their own bodies. I feel sorry for these children. I don’t think it’s cute or adorable. They would look […]

Realistic ways to conserve water

By Clyde W. Froehlich The current drought has resulted in an emergency declaration by California Gov. Jerry Brown, along with a request to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 20 percent. With average season-to-date rainfall barely 20 percent of normal, and some reservoirs holding as low as 15 percent of capacity, I expect that at least […]

Crime in the driveway

The issue: It’s not just a nuisance, it’s money out of our pockets There are certainly more pleasant ways to wake up than to the sound of rustling aluminum cans as someone rummages through your garbage or recycling bin. Especially at 4:30 a.m., it may take a few groggy moments even to figure out that […]

Sick of lying, afraid of the truth

Dear Annie: I’m 46 years old, college educated, with no children. I recently celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary. It’s not what I would call a good marriage. My husband occasionally has fits of anger and has been verbally abusive. More than eight years ago, I had a miscarriage. My husband wanted to keep trying. He […]

Past time to light our streets

So, there I was minding my own business at a campaign kickoff event for Sheila Allen in that nice park where the Farmers Market is and I run into Councilman Lucas Frerichs. And we start talking about street lights and whether there are still a lot of lights out. Soon we slip into western New York […]

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