Human rights concerns drive advocacy

Special to The Enterprise Regarding Tom Sakash’s report (Davis Enterprise, April 20) on the meeting of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency board, some corrections are necessary. First, there is no group in Davis named “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.” Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions is an international campaign of organizations and individuals around the world seeking to […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Drones may come to rule the skies

The issue: Who will fly, how they’ll be trained, what crafts can see and record are all still to be decided Unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones, are already more than a flight of fancy over American domestic airspace. ALTHOUGH DRONES are best known for tracking and attacking terrorists overseas, big-city police departments, university researchers and […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Crony capitalism prevails

The Blackberry panic that started on Wall Street in 2007 was just a big overdue correction and the speculators were terrified that the feds might let capitalism work. But when the market dropped 600 points, politicians threw our money from the U.S. treasury into the biggest scum bucket in history. This happened even though there […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Let there be light at UCD

If you care about UC Davis, and especially if you support Chancellor Linda Katehi remaining, please read the Kroll report on the events and decisions leading up to the Nov. 18 pepper-spray police-student incident. If you are an academic, you will find it to be junior college-level information. It should be required reading for every […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Give inmates the vocabulary

The most shameful argument in favor of death penalty by injection rather than by lifelong imprisonment is that it is cheaper. Yes, a quick shot with a deadly poison is certainly cheaper than maintenance usually for decades. Yet if money is to be a determining factor in fatal decisions, why not choose weight, for instance? […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Move city’s money from bank

It’s easy to see: Davis sometimes does the right thing. And sometimes it doesn’t. Recently, the City Council chose to pass a resolution stating that money is not speech and corporations are not people. Right on! However, the City Council has not yet chosen to move our money from Wells Fargo, where homebuyers were knowingly […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote for Avery’s daddy!

We are so glad that Dan Wolk is running for Davis City Council. We actually know him better as “Avery’s daddy,” since his oldest and our children love to play together. The qualities that Dan shows as a father — he’s considerate, a good listener, smart and practical — are the qualities we want and […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote yes on Davis parks tax

I am writing to urge all Davis residents to vote “Yes on Measure D,” a renewal of our current parks tax. I have argued against city tax and utility rate increases for many years, and will continue to do so, but I think the parks tax is a good deal for our community. As written, […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why wasn’t it printed locally?

When speaking about the Davis Farmers Market, a key word there is “Davis.” The foundation of a farmers market is the availability of goods generated from a local base — the more local, the better. So why is it that “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” was taken out of town to be printed? It would […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Good choices make college worthwhile

By Peter D. Feaver This week, many high school seniors across America must make one of the biggest decisions of their lives: which college to attend. They (and their parents) will doubtless be wondering whether they will get their money’s worth and whether college is really worth it anymore, especially given the rising tuition and […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A chance for nation’s capital to grow up

The issue: Growth pressures prompt a new discussion of building height limits The Cairo condominium building at 16th and Q streets N.W. is not on any list of tourist sights in Washington, D.C. It’s just a nice old building that was once a hotel. But perhaps it should be on tourist lists, because the Cairo […]

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

Remembering Jim Hutchinson

Thursday morning, James Richard Hutchinson, one of Davis’ most extraordinary citizens and our close friend and colleague of more than 45 years, passed away. Jim was a devoted teacher and a founding member of the department of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis who maintained an active research program and participation in the International […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,