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 ,

Bills ensure farmworkers’ safety

By Sherrill Futrell Our great Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada was recently and wrongly criticized by a few local growers for her courageous support of AB 2346, the Farm Worker Safety Act (Butler). The Fresno Bee on June 5 reported that a farmworker, Maximo Lopez Barajas, had died at the Coalinga Regional Medical Center after collapsing at […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Faced with a crisis, Congress plans a long vacation

The issue: As automatic cuts loom, lawmakers head home for five weeks As measured by a recent Gallup poll, the U.S. Congress has a public approval rating of 17 percent. It is a dubious honor the lawmakers have worked hard to earn. At the end of the year, the members of Congress will face a […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Parents refuse to fairly treat children

Dear Annie: I am a grown man in my early 30s, and I’m still having problems with my parents. My mother has always favored my older sister, even though my sister has been irresponsible her entire life. She abuses alcohol and drugs, but my mother won’t acknowledge it and blames me for any altercation we […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,