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Let’s stop drawing lines between children

By Jill Van Zanten I would like to applaud the Davis school board’s recent decision to eliminate private-pay testing as an avenue into our district’s AIM/GATE (gifted) program and to shift resources toward ensuring rigor and differentiation in all classrooms across the district. Some writers to this paper have implied that our neighborhood school teachers […]

UC Davis-China connection grows

UC Davis has a number of vital collaborations with university and industry partners in China, and the recent U.S.-China University Presidents Roundtable in Houston provided opportunities to pursue more mutually beneficial alliances. The one-day event, bringing together 50 university leaders from the United States and China, was co-sponsored by Rice University and the China Scholarship […]

Had enough of his addiction

Dear Annie: Not long ago, I discovered that my husband of 25 years was living a completely secret life. This life included pornography, voyeurism, physical affairs, emotional affairs and flirtations with hundreds of women he met through his sales job. Many of the women thought he was going to divorce me, even though he was […]

Caught up in the family drama

Dear Annie: My sisters and I have always been close, but some changes have occurred this year that threaten our relationship. My youngest sister, “Carrie,” separated from her husband of 13 years and it has been a tumultuous four months for all of us. She began dating again a month ago, and one relationship has […]

Emotional whiplash and possibly the dawn of healing for all

Emotional whiplash. That’s how the span of the last week or so feels. A week ago, I was in utter shock and dismay at the murder of nine innocent people in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The savagery of one deranged, vile individual cast a pall over every moment of the […]

Are we there yet? Got old baseball gear? Let’s send it to France!

My friend Laurent and his family are coming from France in July. You remember Laurent, right? (Insert harp music indicating traveling back in time.) In the spring of 2011, Monsieur Carpentier and a group of 30-plus of his teenaged students arrived in Davis to experience a baseball-themed cultural exchange. It was an enriching experience for […]

Just Us in Davis: National-racial disorders: searching for the cure

By Jonathan London After the massacre of nine African-American parishioners of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., allegedly by a young white man named Dylann Roof, some pundits have rolled out the tired arguments about how this tragedy was caused by mental illness. Not a problem of an oversaturation of guns, not a problem of […]

Mayor’s Corner: Renewing our community assets

* Editor’s note: Mayor Dan Wolk welcomes his colleague, City Councilman Brett Lee, as a co-author this month. By Dan Wolk and Brett Lee Last fall, it was revealed that our Civic Center Pool, built decades ago, was leaking thousands of gallons of water each day. And although it has since been fixed, the larger […]

Davis Little League weighs in on sports park vision

By Kelly McCrory Last month, Davis Enterprise staffer Bruce Gallaudet wrote about the effort to bring a new sports park to Davis to alleviate the pressure on our youth sports fields. The Davis Youth Softball Association, AYSO and Davis Little League are all in situations where current facilities significantly lag behind our needs. Little League is […]

Now they know too much

Dear Annie: My father-in-law “Ron” is having an affair. At first I was not sure, but now I have proof, and my husband has seen his father with this woman, as well. Even my in-laws have told us that they only coexist with one another. I am not sure if my husband’s mother knows of […]

DUI is no longer just about alcohol

By Matt De Moura In January, two Fresno County families lost loved ones in two separate DUI collisions. Last year, in Los Angeles, a Los Angeles Police Department motor officer was struck and killed by a driver under the influence. Last month, in Yolo County, three members of an Arbuckle family were killed by a […]

And then it all changed …

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for nine years. When we were dating, we had the best conversations. He would remember events that happened in my life and would follow up with questions later. He talked about things going on in his life and would include me in the conversation, asking my […]

What does economic development mean to you?

Economic development. It’s a term that we hear a lot. The trouble is it can be really tough to tell what it means. As it becomes an increasing focus of conversation in and around Davis, it is more important than ever to work from a common definition, and to examine the respective interpretations and meanings […]

Costly housing is a huge crisis

In the Los Angeles area, fewer than one in four households headed by people in their 20s or early 30s — known demographically as “millennials” — can afford to buy the median-priced home, which now goes for just over $500,000. Overall, just 34 percent of households in the L.A. metropolitan area can afford that same home. Which means […]

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