What do you think … What has been your favorite Olympic moment so far?

Alex Tibbitts student, Davis: “Watching ping-pong and realizing ping-pong was an Olympic sport.” George Tibbitts student, Davis: “The two-on-two beach volleyball. They really came through. Go U.S.A.!” Toby Scokol nurse, Davis: “The first women’s soccer game when they won 4-2. They were behind in the first five minutes and came back.” Harry Gebhardt clerk, Davis: […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Iran’s navy eyes Atlantic presence

The issue: Middle East nation tries to goad Americans Last September, Iran’s top naval commander warned in a speech that his country planned to send military ships near U.S. sea borders. “Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders,” Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said, “we will also have a powerful presence close […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Prosperity will return in 2013

“We have put in place what is, is just simply the biggest, boldest recovery package in history, right; the stimulus package, biggest ever; the financial rescue, absolutely comprehensive; a housing plan — that is incredible medicine for the economy. And we fully expect it to work.” — Christina Romer, March 15, 2009 The question is […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Facing resistance to the big move

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I informally agreed to move in together once I’m out of college and he is in grad school. Right now, we have a long-distance relationship. Here’s the problem. I recently found a two-year MFA program overseas that I’ve fallen in love with. I told my boyfriend that I’d like to […]

Abandoned for the Internet

Dear Annie: My husband spends too much time on the Internet and then gets upset when I say so. Several months ago, I caught him talking to a woman online, and I’m worried it’s happening again. In spite of my suspicions, however, when I’ve checked his activity, I see nothing. (I realize he could be […]

Fair’s animal nursery is lacking

Re: Your July 20 article, “Fun is born at the California State Fair” Fun for whom, pray? Certainly not the baby calves who are separated from their mothers at birth, never allowed to nurse, stressful to mother and baby alike. Even less fun for the pregnant sows in those godawful farrowing crates, confined for three […]

August 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Golf tournament hosts grateful

OUR THANKS The Soroptimist International of Greater Davis club members would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the club’s 18th annual benefit golf tournament, held July 21: First Northern Bank, Tandem Properties, Doug Prichard, State Farm Insurance, Yolo Federal Credit Union, Doug Arnold, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Gene Plevyak, Scott R. Vinson […]

August 07, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Thanks for fundraiser support

Many thanks to Elisabeth Sherwin at the International House, The Davis Enterprise, Bob Gomes of www.iwork4wine.com and the dessert-makers for their enthusiastic support of our July 12 fundraiser for the Richard Hiroshi O’Brien Appleseed School in Lukhasa, Zambia. The International House Community Room was the perfect setting for this event, The Enterprise pre-coverage exemplary and the […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Lawmakers are out of touch

While the state government cuts essential services due to budget shortages, lawmakers have no problem filling their pork barrels. Pork barrel size comes with power. The more power you have, the bigger pork barrel you can have. The longest-serving lawmaker (20 years), Assembly Majority Leader Charles M. Calderon, is the pork barrel specialist. He placed […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Honor the past, embrace future

More than three years ago, we began a project at Fourth and D Streets in downtown Davis to provide an owner-occupied, senior-friendly home for four couples in an energy- and resource-efficient building. We chose this spot because of its place in the vibrant Davis downtown and its excellent solar exposure. After a steady but sometimes challenging […]

August 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

The Fed really is in charge

The July 22 Enterprise editorial — “The Fed and Congress: Who’s in Charge?” — examines a question of supreme importance for our nation’s economic future. The editorial agrees with Fed chairman Bernanke’s view that only Congress is in charge and the Fed is not. There is, however, much evidence contradicting this conclusion, revealing that the […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

It’s just liberal deep thinking

I couldn’t believe what I was reading in Tom Elias’ latest column regarding the state Democrats latest subterfuge regarding the ever-encroaching cap and trade nonsense. First, he outlines the egregious actions by the Democrats (which he later characterizes as just “mistakes”) to conceal activities of the newly formed Western Climate Initiative Inc. Then, in an […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Apply for Senior Commission

The Davis Senior Citizens Commission will have at least two vacancies to fill this fall. We encourage qualified applicants to apply; and those who have previously expressed interest to notify the city clerk of their desire to be reconsidered. Our commission is an extremely proactive one, engaging in not only policy issues, but in projects […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,