Wednesday, January 28, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Remember our most vulnerable

By
From page A10 | June 14, 2013 |

We were heartsick to read the news about the current issues at FamiliesFirst. Our experience with the organization was prior to the merger with EMQ and shortly thereafter. We were there every Wednesday for several years because staff sought us out to prepare a healthier on-site school lunch than the one that was available via the Davis school district.

The staff, many of them Davisites, was professional, caring and impressive at providing a positive environment for boys who had been removed from their homes due to horrible abuse. And when we read statements that none of the children are Yolo County kids, our response is, “Of course they are.” These children live in Davis and go to school here.

While it is clear that the merger with EMQ, a large corporate entity that implemented typical corporate cost-cutting strategies after the merger, has clearly damaged FamiliesFirst’s ability to provide the previous level of care and their former positive reputation, we should not forget that the real issue is society’s and the government’s corporate culture, where we continually provide the least resources to those who are the most vulnerable.

Rhonda Gruska
Davis

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

.

News

 
Police ID suspect in South Davis hit-and-run crash

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

 
Shrem Art Museum is a work of art itself

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Thieves swipe Gold Rush-era nuggets

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid second-guessing

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
CASA seeks volunteers to advocate for kids

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
UC Davis doctors strike

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Community invited to Fenocchio memorial

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
SHE to lead Center for Spiritual Living in sound healing

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Teens Take Charge program accepting applications

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Kiwanis Crab, Pasta Feed benefits local charities

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Registration open for PSA Day at Davis Media Access

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Brick sales will benefit Hattie Weber Museum

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Take a hike with Tuleyome on Feb. 7

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

The Soup’s On for NAMI-Yolo

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Sip wines at St. James’ annual tasting

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Capay Valley Almond Festival will tempt your taste buds

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Suds for a bug: Contest is over

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A7

Rebekahs’ crab feed benefits local families

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Learn pattern darning tips at guild meeting

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

State fails to track billions in mental health funds

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
CSU chancellor calls for increasing graduation rates

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Covered California enrollment events planned

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Forum

Family feels cut off here

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Let’s speak with accuracy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

 
A stunning contradiction here

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

It’s the final freedom

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Move past the stereotypes

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Think again on euthanasia

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

.

Sports

 
Davis club ruggers open with nationally celebrated Jesuit on Friday

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Williams-less Gauchos will test Aggie men

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

 
Devil snowboarders place second in short and slushy GS

By Margo Roeckl | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Lady Blue Devils take care of business

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
DHS ski team takes second on a déjà vu day

By Tanya Perez | From Page: B8 | Gallery

.

Features

Name droppers: Arboretum director wins leadership award

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Lemon tree, very pretty: Our most local fruit?

By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A10 | Gallery

.

Arts

Red Meat, Deke Dickerson bring rockabilly honky-tonk twang to The Palms

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Granger Smith to play at The Davis Graduate

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Art science speaker series event set for Feb. 5

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Young musicians to perform Winter Concerto Concert

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

.

Business

.

Obituaries

Mary Beth Warzecka

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Death notice: Betty J. Cogburn

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B6