He’s got job credentials

Imagine you are an employer and a man comes in and asks you for a job, his name is Congressman John Garamendi. His job skills are as follows: * Elected to state Legislatures in 1974; * 40 experience crafting public policy; * Chaired the Senate Health Committee where he passed the Rural Health Act serving millions […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote yes on Prop. 37

If we really wish to see genetically engineered foods labeled, we must pass Proposition 37 now. There is no chance a GMO labeling law could survive the legislative process with the influence of GMO money on our legislators. By the time another California initiative can reach the ballot, or a national movement can achieve political […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Younger voters vote, or 30 fails

During a rained-out Halloween and with a fistful of AirHeads, I applied myself to explain how we ravaged our California’s public education system and why we need to vote yes on Proposition 30 in 300 words or less. First tragedy — education in California was the envy of the nation 40 years ago. This success […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

He’ll make the right choices

I am thrilled to be supporting Alan Fernandes for school board. As a teacher, I had the privilege of serving with Alan on the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Special Education, as well as on the Birch Lane School Site Council. As a parent, I’ve shared my concerns about class size increase, the achievement gap, and […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Nancy Peterson for school board

I met Nancy Peterson this year when a friend recommended her as someone I might consider for school board. The more I talked to and learned about Nancy, the more impressed I became with her passionate commitment to our community and our children, her intelligence, integrity and honesty, and her vision for the future of […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We have insufficient funds

For all of the bleating and hand-wringing by our local elected officials, they have no one to blame but themselves. Being wholly owned subsidiaries of the Democratic Party, the City Council and school board members have consistently voted for state and federal representatives who got us into the economic mess this state and nation are […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote rationally on Measure E

All Davis voters should vote on Measure E rationally, and not emotionally swayed by the many parents and teachers painting very desperate scenarios. As several writers pointed out, in these tough times, parents must come forward to share the burden, as is the case of parents of most college students. Moreover, we still do not […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

My choices on education issues

I have been a Davis resident for 26 years, and a teacher for 20-plus years. I have been asked about how I am voting on the educational issues facing Davis voters. At the state level, there are two important issues, Prop. 30 and Prop. 32. Please vote yes on the governor’s initiative, Prop. 30: It […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Measure H? Hell no!

Although I respect some of the advocates of Measure H, I cannot in good conscience vote in favor of this measure, which would steal your right to elect Yolo County’s auditor-controller. In 1986 and 1998, Yolo County’s citizenry weighed in on this issue; both times we said, “no!” One has to wonder why Yolo’s supervisors […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What do you think? How will you vote on Measure E?

Luci Kumagai plant pathologist, Davis: “I’ll probably vote yes for it because I care about the school system and my kids, and all of the kids here, even though it’s hard on our wallets.” Bridget Huetter barista, Sacramento: “I’m voting yes because school is important.” Karen Patterson Wecker music teacher, Davis: “Yes, because I went […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Can’t study with them around

Dear Annie: I live in Europe. I visit my parents twice a year with my kids, and my parents visit us annually. I recently asked that no relatives visit during my son’s spring break so he can concentrate on his SATs and AP exams. My parents, however, insist they would not be a bother and […]

Vote yes on Measure E

The issue: We need to start looking to ourselves to ensure that our schools continue to drive our strong community life Imagine what Davis would be like without everything we treasure: excellent K-12 schools, a world-renowned university, a thriving downtown, beautiful parks and greenbelts, bike-friendly neighborhoods, rich extracurricular activities for our children and a vibrant […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,