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Davis’ love is on its way to S.C.

The Davis Phoenix Coalition would like to thank the community for attending the candlelight vigil held for the victims of the Charleston, S.C., shooting. We were overwhelmed with the depth of compassion and commitment exhibited from all who attended and the wonderful collaboration of all the social justice groups that made the vigil a success. We […]

Board did the right thing

The following is an open letter to members of the Davis Board of Education: As a former Davis Joint Unified School District teacher and school psychologist, as well as the parent of two children who attended Davis schools from kindergarten through high school, I would like to thank the four board members who voted to […]

City has wisely spent Measure O monies

By Marc Hoshovsky Last Sunday’s column about Davis’ open-space tax (“Let’s Take a Look at Davis’ Open-Space Tax”) was useful to remind residents about open-space issues in Davis and our unique, voter-approved funding to conserve local open space. Your readers may appreciate the following information about the city’s open-space activities, progress and plans, which clarifies some […]

A premature death for our open-space protection tax?

By Jean Jackman, Elizabeth Lasensky, Pam Nieberg, Lynne Nittler and Alan Pryor Fellow Davis residents, In November 2000, more than 70 percent of Davis residents voted for Measure O, the open-space protection tax, to tax themselves for 30 years to permanently protect and enhance open space around their community. The Measure O promise was that these tax […]

For love of Davis, and Earth

By Susana Rainier Everet We are living in a time where we are at peak oil, peak water and peak resource depletion; peak temperatures; peak species extinction; and peak pollution of land, water, atmosphere and ocean. And all of this is happening right before our eyes. Nothing less than a transformational change in the way […]

Davis could be carbon-neutral by 2035; community energy choice is key

By Mark Braly By aggressively pursuing renewable energy — mainly solar and wind — and reducing energy use through energy-efficiency improvements to existing buildings, Davis could eliminate its direct carbon footprint by 2035. This is 15 years earlier than the carbon neutrality goal established by the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. This is one of the […]

Study seeks link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

WASHINGTON (AP) — One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect — the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened. The vaccine Pandemrix never was used in the United States, and was pulled off the market abroad, […]

Not ready to settle down yet

Dear Annie: I recently broke up with my boyfriend of two years. I had been having doubts for a few months and one night he took me out for a surprise picnic. On the way to the picnic, I thought he was going to propose and the only thought I had was: “How do I […]

Is this bill truly ethical?

The Enterprise’s story of June 25 on the proposed California aid-in-dying bill, regarding the measure making it legal for dying patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed medications, brings forth another question: It may be made legal by legislation, but is it ethical? Like so many pieces of legislation, something could be legal by law, but not […]

Lobbying for bike safety

My hat’s off to cyclist Marina Greenwood and the receptivity of the city for taking action on road safety in Mace Ranch. I really support the idea of designating more safe zones for bicycle routes to our schools. To give a little more perspective on the traffic at the intersection of Ponteverde and Tulip lanes, […]

Remember our ‘inalienable rights’

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, […]

Ensure your pet’s safety on July 4

Fireworks events and dogs do not mix. Please do not bring your dogs to Community Park on the Fourth of July! More dogs go missing July 4 than any other time. All dogs should be kept safely inside their homes without access to the yard. Dogs and cats are very frightened by the sounds of […]

Proposed sports complex is a bad idea

By Eileen M. Samitz Last Sunday’s Enterprise contained two articles regarding the proposal of a sports complex that were particularly disturbing. The concept of a sports complex has been proposed in the past, and the subsequent discussions raised the many problems that would come with it, including the financial burden and the negative impacts. Yet, […]

History lesson helps us appreciate independence

By Christopher Kelly As we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence, it seems appropriate to consider the vital role played by the American military in the birth of our nation. Long before the 1776 Declaration of Independence, Americans were fighting in foreign lands on our behalf. In 1741, during the War of […]

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