Cheers and Jeers: Acme leads the way yet again

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Acme Theatre Company, a wonderful program for young thespians, for pushing the outside of the envelope yet again. The company has never hesitated to tackle sensitive material, and its current production of “Stop Kiss” is […]

January 09, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Now he wants to get out

Dear Annie: Twelve years ago, I married my best friend, lover and the woman I believed to be my partner for life. Before we married, my wife and I were physically active: hiking, biking, skiing, rollerblading, you name it. We enjoyed movies, plays, board games and talking for hours. We also had a fantastic sex […]

Thanks, Davis Odd Fellows

NAMI-Yolo, the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Yolo County, would like to give a huge thank-you to the Davis Odd Fellows and to Lea Rosenberg for their generosity in providing resources for our CAN-DO holiday programs. With county budget cuts, many people living with mental illness in Yolo County have found themselves without support or meaningful […]

January 08, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Swift justice for terrorists

I am shocked and furious about Wednesday’s terrorist attack on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. All Muslims and people of other faiths are equally shocked by terror attacks on innocent people. There is no religion that accepts or condones these terrible attacks for whatever reason. The Qur’an (the holy book of Islam) […]

January 08, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Frank Bruni: The man or the moment?

We measure our presidents against not only our hopes for the present, which are sometimes unreasonable, but also our understanding of the past, which can be just as flawed. Has a misreading of history informed a misappraisal of Barack Obama? That’s a question raised, not explicitly but implicitly, by a new book by Princeton historian […]

January 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Go slow on new electronic voting efforts

The reports came in from all across America during last fall’s election: Electronic voting machines were flipping some votes from Republican to Democrat in some states. From Democrat to Republican in others. In one state with several close races, Wisconsin, electronic vote-counting machines registered just 16 votes in a city where about 5,350 people were […]

January 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Funds raised for scholarships

A huge thank-you to many people in Davis who donated to the Davis Friends of Rutilio Grande, El Salvador, holiday fundraiser. With your help, we met our goal of raising $3,000 for scholarships that support the education of the young people in our sister city. At the end of December, I was able to deliver […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What would she say to humble pie?

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law always makes comments about what I am eating. I keep myself trim and am careful about what I eat, but I don’t deny myself. Last week, we went to lunch at a favorite place, and I ordered a cheeseburger and fries. It is a lovely restaurant, and the servings are large. […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Salvation Army gives us big bang for our buck

By Toni and Bob Smith We were dismayed to read the recent letter regarding the holiday gift basket from the Woodland Salvation Army that “went awry.” It was certainly unfortunate that the basket was not appropriate, but we understand that the Woodland Salvation Army Unit, together with the Sacramento Salvation Army division office, offered to […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It’s a shame children no longer get out and play

This past Sunday at Steady Eddy’s in Winters, I was sitting around a table with a group of Davis Bike Club riders, chatting and drinking coffee. We had reached the halfway point of our fast 33-mile trek. It was an eclectic group, including several Americans, one Australian and a couple from New Zealand. We were […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Kid is becoming a bad influence

Dear Annie: My lifelong friend “Georgia” has a 7-year-old son who frequently plays with my 6-year-old. Georgia and her husband are divorced and share custody. The problem is, I fear her son is being exposed to things that are not appropriate for his age. He plays adult video games, and both parents allow him to […]

War on the Russian economy

In the past 10 months, the United States has executed a near-perfect takedown of the Russian economy. Following a sloppy State Department-backed coup in Kiev, Washington has consolidated its power in the capital, removed dissident elements in the government, deployed the CIA to oversee operations, launched a number of attacks on rebel forces in the […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,