Teachers support Peterson

Nancy Peterson understands the changes that are happening in our schools, and has demonstrated her commitment to finding ways for all of us to meet the challenges these changes present. Nancy served on our School Site Council at Marguerite Montgomery from 2001 to 2006. As teachers who worked with her, we know first-hand how well […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

He’ll be a strong advocate

I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Alan Fernandes for Davis school board. As a parent with young children in Davis schools, he has the motivation to ensure that Davis schools provide a world-class education to his children and all of the children of the community. But Alan not only has the motivation to […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Trust Fernandes for school board

In a matter of days, we’ll be asked to trust our collective judgment to make the right choices for the future of our country, our state, our county and our fair city. In the important race for Davis school board, Alan Fernandes is absolutely the right choice for the future of our kids, grandkids and […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Homeowners will be outvoted

Can you feel it? That slight chill in the morning air. Yep, autumn is fast approaching, bringing with it rain, winds and the November elections. Within the confines of these elections as a registered voter. I am challenged with decisions. This time around, most importantly, who should be the leader of “the free world” for the next […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A strong, new voice for us all

It is my pleasure to endorse Nancy Peterson for Davis school board. Nancy has lived and breathed her experience in Davis schools as a parent, school leader and as an advocate for children. She is committed to providing an excellent education for all students. Her approach is thoughtful. She listens and then she digs deeper. […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Peterson knows how to listen

Nancy Peterson is logical, smart, kind and knows how to listen. She concerns herself with students who aren’t advantaged or struggle for other reasons, as well as those who find it difficult to stand out in a community where so much emphasis is placed on success. Nancy also respects how our local economy, city government, […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Fernandes has the right stuff

Alan Fernandes has my support for Davis school board. As a parent in my first-grade classroom, he consistently showed respect for the teaching profession. Enthusiasm, patience, thoughtfulness, caring, inquisitiveness, kindness and attention to detail are the traits he demonstrated as a classroom volunteer and during parent meetings. Having young children in elementary school, his perspective […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Fernandes needs our votes

Please vote for Alan Fernandes for Davis school board. He stands out the most for having the value, understanding and support (Measure E, Proposition 30) for keeping a strong world language program. Alan would join those on the current board in maintaining the program. This is important, as the board voted in May to diminish […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Leadership needed on woodsmoke

The city of Davis leads as one of the most environmentally conscious cities on the planet. Yet each winter, residents and visitors inhale a fine-particulate cocktail of toxic gases, including volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, complete with carcinogens with mutagenic properties. This eye-burning smoke enters our bloodstreams from an unnecessary source: residential fireplaces. […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Study supports burn compromise

We now have reasonable options before the City Council that essentially mimic the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District voluntary burn/no-burn day protocols. This compromise is supported by my recently completed study for the air district on wood burning and aerosols in Del Paso Heights, the worst wood smoke-impacted site in the entire area (study […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Meet your future daughter-in-law

Dear Annie: My son, “Clark,” is 51 years old and never married. Last month, he met a 26-year-old online. This girl’s mother is only four months older than my son. The girl is younger than my grandchildren. Clark has proposed to this girl and put money in an account for her to use for their […]

Well, that’s one solution …

Dear Annie: I want to write an open letter to my wife. She reads your column and will see it. Dear Wife: There is absolutely no doubt that our relationship is based on love. You are the best wife and mother. Your love and companionship are a blessing to me and to our children. We […]

Key moments float right by me

When it comes to debates, the sad fact is that I need pundits to see what I saw. Worse yet, I need commentators to tell me what I felt. Debates show me that I go through life missing things that are right in front of my eyes. Here’s an example from last Tuesday’s presidential debate. […]

October 21, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

We have the right to decide whether to purchase GMO-laced Frankenfoods

A fellow Davis Co-op loyalist alarmed me recently, posting that the Co-op was refusing to allow pro-Proposition 37 lawn signs. Prop 37 would require labeling on genetically modified food, and it seemed quite odd that the Co-Op had allowed Prop 37 petitioners to pester shoppers at the front door for weeks last spring, but then […]

October 21, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,