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 […]

We can do better than this

Is the thinking of the city of Davis toward water use along the lines of “Do as I say, not as I do”? The landscape irrigation at Arroyo Pool is wasteful. On no fewer than three occasions in the past two weeks, I’ve seen the sprinklers there watering the parking lot, the sidewalks, bare dirt and […]

Action won’t save district money

In February 2010, the school district was suffering from budget cutbacks so it offered teachers a retirement incentive. At this time, Deanne Quinn spoke with Superintendent James Hammond and offered to retire and come back as a part-time employee. The district would keep the experience and expertise to maintain the integrity and quality of the GATE/AIM […]

Student mariachi group raises funds for trip

My wife and I direct the only school-based student mariachi group in the Sacramento area. Our Davis-based group, called Mariachi Puente, tends to serve students who normally fall in the “achievement gap” categories. Student participation in our group promotes student, community and cultural connection and engagement, which can lead to better student outcomes in years […]

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 […]

Cheers and Jeers: Progress on vaccine bill

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS  to the state Assembly for passing SB 277 — a bill that, if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would impose one of the strictest vaccination laws in the country. Data from the California Department of Public Health show that […]

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 […]

Traffic safety must be a priority

I’ve heard a lot about the argument around town recently — bikes vs. cars. I don’t care about that. I’ve seen plenty of both do terrible things on the road. But it all has to stop. Yesterday, as I was biking to work, a car didn’t stop turning right onto F Street and almost hit […]

Please fix the sidewalks!

Recently I took a full body slam on the sidewalks of Davis … again. I am an octogenarian and walking is my preferred form of exercise. I walk to the Farmers Market, the Senior Center, the grocery store, the post office and downtown, but I am finding the shift in the sections of sidewalk to […]