Our solution to Mideast chaos

After 9/11, the left developed a politically advantageous template of reason that we could talk and hug our way back to greater cooperation with radical Islam. We then elected a cool Democrat President of Muslim and minority origins in part as an olive branch supporting this new softer approach. Today, as millions of violent Muslims […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A day of remembrance

Thank you to the Davis City Council, Mayor Joe Krovoza, Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk and Council members, Lucas Frerichs, Brett Lee and Rochelle Swanson for their recognition of Sept. 11, 2012, as a day of remembrance. Each Sept. 11, now known as “Patriot Day,” we remember the courageous and selfless acts of patriotism and […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Men: Inform yourself about prostate cancer

By Harold Honeyfield September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to examine the debate about prostate-specific antigen testing. The debate is totally within the medical profession and they are playing football with men’s health. This debate centers around the question of what is the best medical advice to be given […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Still chasing the dream

Dear Annie: I’ve been friends with a small group of people since junior high. We’re in our late 50s now, and though none of us has set the world on fire, we have good families and stable careers. All except “Joe.” Ever since he was a boy, Joe dreamed of making it big in a […]

I couldn’t believe it, but vacation isn’t all good

* Editor’s note: This column first appeared in September 2005. I thought I understood the concept of a vacation, especially a vacation from writing this column. The pressure of producing something new every week was getting to me, I longed for a break from routine, and I thought vacation would fix me up just fine. […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Can you show just a little more love?

Yes, I realize it’s been only two weeks since I appealed to all the lovely people who visit me here to please, please, please match my $20 donation to help support Cathy Speck, in the Walk to Defeat ALS. Many responded, and thank you for reaffirming that humanity is not as suckful as I suspected. […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The kids aren’t alright

Dear Annie: When can we stop giving our children money? When is enough enough? My daughter and her husband are in their mid-30s. They bought a house they could not afford. On top of that, they are in the middle of filing for bankruptcy, as they have been overspending for years. My daughter works two […]

A smile and some sympathy

Recycle at Davis Waste Removal at your own risk. It appears my old cardboard mattered more to management than the car I damaged, or my emotional state. So, off I went to Hanlees Toyota — where three smiling, considerate sales guys helped me with my next step. One gentleman gave me Nathan Wendt’s business card […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Congress on big issues: Drop back 10 and punt

The issue: Our fearless leaders likely won’t tackle important legislation After being here only two days in August, according to House Republican leader Eric Cantor’s schedule, the House returned last week to a huge, and hugely important, workload. So did the Senate, following a similarly brief stint in August. But the betting in the capital is […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

What do you think: What is your lifelong dream?

Sandy Lee student, Davis: “To be a good attorney.” Alex Antipa taekwondo coach, Davis: “To coach an Olympian.” Roxanne Molyneaux nanny, Davis: “To be a mom.” Julie Meenan philanthropist, Long Beach: “To grow old in good health.” Barnabas Tsang student, Davis: “Being a school counselor.” Michael Singh unemployed, Woodland: “To be a professor.” Asked in […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Protect private property and our future potential

By Lucy White Designating the Berryessa Snow Mountain region a National Conservation Area (HR 5545/S 3375) is wasteful and irresponsible use of our money, creating a heavier burden on our system and suppressing our potential. The additional agenda, should the bills stall in Congress, is to make Berryessa Snow Mountain a national monument, bypassing Congress […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A veteran’s voice: Protect Berryessa Snow Mountain

By Lawson Stuart When I joined the U.S. Air Force, I made a commitment to protect my country. This mission instilled me with a sense of purpose during my service, and it continues to sustain me today as a reservist. Protecting America is a broad commitment — it means acting in the defense of people […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Council needs to clean up DACHA case

By David Thompson What are city of Davis staff members are doing with our public funds down at City Hall? I ask the newly seated City Council to rein in city staff, stop the waste of public funds and investigate the charges we submitted to the California attorney general concerning DACHA, the Davis Area Cooperative […]

September 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,