One person can make a difference

As a Davis parent and educator, I know the difference that one dedicated, passionate, conscientious and highly skilled individual can make. Having served on the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Special Education with Alan Fernandes, I believe he brings the experience, integrity and commitment to collaboration that our school district needs. Alan is a strong communicator […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

California needs Prop. 30

Davis voters, as you vote yes on Measure E, please join me in voting yes on statewide Proposition 30 when you cast your ballot on Tuesday. Prop. 30 is the only initiative that will protect statewide school and safety funding and help address the state’s budget crisis. If it passes, California public schools and universities […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

John Munn will serve us well

I’m asking that you cast your vote for John Munn for California Assembly. At all levels, this is an election of consequence. At all levels, the central issues are government spending, private sector jobs and our futures — our own and those of our children and grandchildren. An independent task force has estimated that California’s […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Elect Peterson, Fernandes

We are delighted to join others in voting for Nancy Peterson and Alan Fernandes for the Davis school board. Both will bring a breadth of perspective and dedication to our schools during extremely trying times. They will steward our Measure E funds (YES on E, too!) with great care. Nancy Peterson’s tireless dedication to Montgomery […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Not exclusive, apparently

Dear Annie: I’m dating a guy who works out of town and is home every four weeks. “Jake” calls and texts often and says he misses me all the time. Here’s what bothers me: Jake always asks me how I feel about him. He says, “Do you even like me?” I think it’s because I […]

Where’s my freedom of speech?

Why is it in Davis that my neighbor can put up a Obama/Biden sign and it stays up, but when I put up a Romney/Ryan sign it disappears in a matter of hours? I suggest to the people who are taking the signs to visit the veterans memorial at the Davis Cemetery and tell those […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Tehran sends hazy signals on nuke program

The issue: How President Barack Obama or a President Mitt Romney handles this ambiguous opening from Iran will do much to set the direction of our Mideast policy for the next four years Like the U.S. Congress, Iran has pushed its most pressing national problem until after the Nov. 6 presidential elections. Unlike Congress, Iran […]

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

John Munn for Assembly

An advertisement supporting Mariko Yamada for state Assembly appeared on Page 2 of The Davis Enterprise on Sunday. It all looked so good; the problem is that reality paints a different picture. In the ad, she touts her support for agriculture, yet in the California Assembly, she backed legislation that would have burdened agricultural operations […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A leader and a team player

Nancy Peterson really gets the big picture without losing sight of the students. I was very excited to hear that she was finally throwing her hat in the ring for a seat on the Davis Board of Education. What took her so long? I have known Nancy from the early days of Montgomery Elementary School […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Garamendi deserves re-election

John Garamendi, a proven leader, deserves to be re-elected to Congress. He is a strong supporter of American jobs, agriculture, Medicare and our health care system generally. His opponents have attacked him with gross distortions, yet offer no specific altenatives. Please look at Garamendi’s long record pf public service, and let’s make sure he continues […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

No cost savings will result

I am not sure why the ballot Measure H does not explicitly say it will eliminate an elected office. It says things like combining the auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector offices and staffing it with an appointee will save the taxpayers money and will make the government be more efficient. I smell a rat when I hear public […]

November 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Bite the hand that feeds?

Not too many months ago, Mitt Romney was photographed, as were some wait staff, and recorded at a $50,000-per-plate fundraiser. “There are 47 percent of the people … who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims … (and) my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should […]

November 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,