Ensure your pet’s safety on July 4

Fireworks events and dogs do not mix. Please do not bring your dogs to Community Park on the Fourth of July! More dogs go missing July 4 than any other time. All dogs should be kept safely inside their homes without access to the yard. Dogs and cats are very frightened by the sounds of […]

Proposed sports complex is a bad idea

By Eileen M. Samitz Last Sunday’s Enterprise contained two articles regarding the proposal of a sports complex that were particularly disturbing. The concept of a sports complex has been proposed in the past, and the subsequent discussions raised the many problems that would come with it, including the financial burden and the negative impacts. Yet, […]

History lesson helps us appreciate independence

By Christopher Kelly As we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence, it seems appropriate to consider the vital role played by the American military in the birth of our nation. Long before the 1776 Declaration of Independence, Americans were fighting in foreign lands on our behalf. In 1741, during the War of […]

Kudos to Bruce Gallaudet!

I can hardly bear to read Bruce Gallaudet’s column because it often brings tears to my eyes. He writes every article as if the game was the most important game of the week — and, of course, it was for the young players and their parents. Even a loss is a good story, and every player […]

We both agree on auto safety

I want to echo the sentiments of your story on auto safety advocate Rosemary Shahan (“Safety Advocate Takes on Newest Challenge,” June 19). Once again showing the diversity of our town, Davis not only has as a citizen a pre-eminent national consumer auto advocate, but also myself, the legislative advocate for the auto manufacturers. It […]

DHS students did their part

Remembering cooler temperatures in May, I want to celebrate my Davis High School Chemistry in the Community students’ bike riding for the month of May as part of May is Bike Month. I had 35 students participate, logging 2,516.4 miles and preventing the emission of 1,509.2 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere (calculations made […]

Don’t miss local Shakespeare

My daughter and I went to see the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “Twelfth Night” last weekend. It was, simply put, superb! We both remarked that it was as good as anything that we’ve seen at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. I would urge others to see it if they have the opportunity. We can’t wait […]

Protect land on Davis periphery

Jean Jackman (“At the Pond,” June 28) updated us on the open space tax, Measure O, which she promoted and the Davis voters passed 15 years ago. The city promised the Measure O tax would protect a ring of open space surrounding Davis. Jackman’s update revealed a lack of transparency on use of the fund […]

Now he’s getting hands-y

Dear Annie: I am gay. Two years ago, my partner of 34 years told me that my brother-in-law had touched her breasts inappropriately. I didn’t believe her and we had a huge fight over it. She never confronted him or told my sister, and she has continued to socialize with my family. Last weekend, we […]

July 02, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Honor and respect end-of-life choices

By The Rev. Sergio Camacho As a minister, I am called upon to counsel and pray with terminally ill people as they prepare for the end of their lives. Hearing their dying wishes is one of the most challenging and most meaningful parts of my call to serve God. At a very deep level, we […]

Opposition to bill is inhumane

By Ginny Johnson I am writing in response to your June 25 article on SB 128, the aid-in-dying bill, hereafter “the bill.” I’m perplexed as to why the Association of Oncologists thinks the bill “runs contrary to the physicians’ oath to do no harm.” Many doctors disagree. As Paul Amster, an M.D. and a pain […]