Don’t prepare for the worst case

The argument in favor of keeping the MRAP is this, “Yes, the likelihood of ever needing to use the MRAP is very low, but it’s not zero. Why not be prepared for the worst-case scenario as long as we already have it here. It’s out of sight and, God forbid, if we ever needed it, […]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

MRAP cannot be justified

So the “Get that MRAP outta here” group is now getting pushback in the form of MRAP apologists, and admirers of the Davis Police Department, whose best argument to retain our unwelcome armored behemoth is basically to “trust them.” It was predictable that some would argue for the MRAP to stay without providing any reasonable […]

September 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Time to remove this hazard

Are we going to wait until there is a drowning on Putah Creek before a known hazard is easily removed? Elizabeth Case did an extraordinary reporting job on the dangerous incident on Putah Creek earlier this month. Elizabeth even did great homework on finding out who could remedy the hazard. I found all of Carrie […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Arts events generate big bucks

Regarding the Sept. 17 letter to the editor from Third Space Media President Lauren Cole Norton, I was distressed to read of the poor or even confrontational treatment that a local arts enthusiast experienced when seeking to share fliers of upcoming musical events at the Third Space performance venue in Davis. Without regard to the […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We must not stand for perpetual war

By Scott Ragsdale Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, says “this (war on ISIL) is a war that could go on for another 10 or 15 years.” (Sacramento Bee) Our military expenditure by household has steadily increased 450 percent in 40 years. Household income in those same 40 […]

September 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Don’t cut all the trees

I thought Davis was the city of trees. L Street is one of our favorites. The couple who wants them all cut down should go live in the desert. I understand one must be aware of falling branches, but to cut everything is crazy. Sharon Johnson Davis

September 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A great Day in the Country

Yolo Land Trust thanks all our supporters throughout Yolo County for another successful community event. A Day in the Country was held this year on Sept. 7 at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. The Bonanza King Band started the afternoon festivities with their lively brand of country music. Yolo County chefs from Buckhorn Catering, […]

September 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Donors support school matinees

The Events Committee of the Friends of the Mondavi Center would like to thank the many donors who contributed to the School Matinee Program that provides tickets to area students to attend a variety of performances throughout the school year. We would also like to thank Berryesssa Gap Winery of Winters and Ard Aven Winery […]

September 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Golf tourney was a big success

The fourth annual Peace Officers Memorial Golf Classic was held on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Wild Wings Club Golf Course. The players enjoyed a hot but fun day of golf while we netted about $4,000 from the event. The tournament was hosted by the Yolo County Retired Peace Officers Association, a nonprofit organization. The proceeds […]

November 05, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A big Explorit thanks!

On Sunday, Sept. 7, Explorit Science Center hosted its second annual “End of Summer Final Blast” family event that drew an enthusiastic crowd of more than 300 people. This year we featured a fantastic show from the UC Davis department of chemistry thanks to professors Kirill Kovnir and Frank Osterloh with their able assistants. Peter Wagner […]

September 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Teacher tenure becomes key campaign issue

For three months, the time bomb that is the Vergara vs. California court decision lurked in the background as two of this fall’s major political contests gradually took shape. Those two are the races for governor and state schools superintendent, both offices now occupied by Democrats strongly backed by teachers unions: Gov. Jerry Brown and […]

September 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Brother’s drinking out of control

Dear Annie: My brother, “Ned,” worked alongside my dad for many years. Now that Dad is getting up in years, Ned has taken over the business. Ned has had a drinking problem for a long time. Ten years ago, he landed a lucrative contract for the business, and my parents were able to put money […]

Where is this going?

Dear Annie: I am in a relationship with a man I met through an online dating site. I hadn’t known him long when he broke up with me. But shortly after our relationship ended, I found out I was pregnant. We didn’t talk much at the beginning of my pregnancy, but things improved by the […]