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The ultimate ‘I love you’

By Rebecca Graulich What’s the cost of loneliness? For the heart, shattering. For the body, devastating. For society, enormous. Loneliness is that feeling we get when our social needs aren’t met. There is ample data linking loneliness to physical and psychological decline: anxiety, depression, decreased mental functioning, lost productivity, cardiovascular diseases, auto-immune diseases, and alcohol […]

Michelle Millet: Zero waste soon will be 25% easier in Davis

The city of Davis has a long history of taking progressive action when it comes to reducing our waste. We got our start in 1970 when Davis residents Richard Gertman and Barney and Margaret Hill formed the Recycling Awareness Committee of Davis. This group, whose actions began with the coordination of a newspaper recycling program […]

‘Mayor’s Corner': Business owners confirm that things are looking up

Our community budget for fiscal year 2015-16 was introduced on Tuesday. Among other things, the proposed budget shows a markedly improving financial picture, with healthy sales and property tax revenue. In fact, this is the first time in many years that the budget forecast has projected general fund revenues in excess of expenditures. In short, it […]

Just Us in Davis: Emerson peer helpers are rising

By Jann Murray-García Something extraordinary happens on the Emerson Junior High School/Da Vinci Academy campus each day during fourth period. Junior high school students gather in a classroom with physical education teacher Jennifer Terra and conspire to make their school community a welcoming and accepting place for each tween and teen in their midst. I […]

Are we there yet? Looks like Lilly Pulitzer is a fashion-don’t

Last week on CBS This Morning, I saw a story about the colorful offices of fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer. I had very little knowledge of the brand — I get the feeling it’s more for the “summering in the Hamptons” set — but I had recently been enamored of a TV commercial announcing Lilly Pulitzer’s […]

I can fight like my ancestors on Twitter without getting so bloody

“So, why do you like Twitter so much?” a friend asked me recently, after I’d been both chuckling and concerned over the amount of time I’d spent that morning verbally dicing up some random numbskulls who deeply had it coming. I pondered that for a moment. What does Twitter have goin’ on that Facebook doesn’t? […]

She caught friend’s husband at bathhouse

Dear Annie: While traveling across town one afternoon, I got caught in traffic and decided to take a shortcut through a rather seedy part of our town. While stopped at a red light, I noticed my best friend’s husband entering a well-known gay bathhouse. He didn’t see me, but I also recognized his car and […]

Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer’s culprits

By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer’s are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer’s, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in those brain […]

Still sorry after all these years

Dear Annie: Thirty years ago, when I was 11, I got into an argument on the school bus with another kid my age. I was an insecure child, and I was losing the argument and feeling humiliated. In a move to try to regain some power, I called the other kid, who is black, a […]

Will California evade new round of base closures?

When former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asked Congress last year to authorize a new round of military base closings, alarm bells went off in many parts of California. For this state has been victimized more than any other in the two already-completed rounds, which saw the military fail to realize most of the savings it […]

Out of jail, but still trapped

Dear Annie: My father was in prison for my entire childhood. I am now 23 and have managed to build a good relationship with him since he was released two years ago. Recently, Dad became very ill and stopped breathing. He was on life support for a week. Because I am his closest relative, I […]

Commencements, causes and campus free speech

By R.B.A. Di Muccio When my daughter told me that Mark Ruffalo — an actor and leftist activist — would be receiving a prestigious prize at her 2015 commencement at Dickinson College, I was dismayed but not surprised. Dickinson, an elite liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania, is a hotbed of “sustainability,” which permeates virtually everything […]

Stymied House Dems may give state a real Senate race

Democrats in Congress will never say so publicly, but they know they have little or no hope of taking back control of the House of Representatives until 2022 at the earliest. That’s because gerrymandering in states like Texas and Georgia and North Carolina has concentrated the many Democratic voters in those places into just a […]

Family splits on dealing with brother

Dear Annie: My father recently passed away. Dad was helping to support my 43-year-old brother, “Ben,” who suffers from depression and is on disability. Ben doesn’t work and spends a great deal of time in bed or buying liquor and lottery tickets. He’s always just a little bit out of it, and I think his […]

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