Council needs to hear from us

Want to improve Yolo County animal sheltering? Please go to the Davis City Council meeting Tuesday and support the Yolo County Animal Services study. This study recommends separating animal services from law enforcement to form a new agency. The Yolo County Board of Supervisors provided the Yolo County Local Agency Formation Commission with funding for […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Advocate for shelter reform

If the welfare of animals in our community concerns you, please attend Tuesday’s meeting of the Davis City Council, when Yolo LAFCO executive director Christina Crawford and the Animal Protection League will present the conclusions of a recently released report examining the operation of Yolo County Animal Services. The study recommends shifting control of Animal […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

No time to disengage with Muslim nations

The issue: It will be a tough, thankless task explaining the concept of free speech to people who have never enjoyed that right, but that is not an excuse for not trying The outraged reaction of Muslim protesters to the trailer of a film that defames the prophet Muhammad — and that may not even […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

What do you think: What advice would you give an incoming UC Davis freshman?

Zachary Jha unemployed, Davis: “Learn how to bike.” Paul Schwartz CPA, Vero Beach, Fla.: “Choose a major with a high probability of employment, so you’re not depending on your mom and dad after graduation.” Patricia Schwartz retired teacher, Vero Beach, Fla.: “Make the most of every opportunity you have.” Aggie Yaden sales representative, Danville: “Be […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Truly a community effort

The University Retirement Community has just successfully completed its 12th Bizarre Bazaar and would like to thank our neighbors for their support. First and foremost, we appreciate the coverage our bazaar received in The Davis Enterprise. In addition, the following local businesses eagerly supported our cause with donations ranging from paper bags or aprons to […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Foundation seeks city apology

Dear Mayor Krovoza and Members of the City Council: You and members of the previous City Council co-signed an opinion piece relating to the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association in The Davis Enterprise on March 7. You placed that opinion piece in front of the entire public through The Davis Enterprise, the Davis Vanguard and the […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Parks crews deserve our thanks

Regardless of how I travel around town — walking, biking or driving — I am constantly impressed with the variety and quality of our public landscaping. The intricate network of parks, greenbelts, ag buffers, hedgerows, bike corridors, sports facilities, streetscapes and medians comprise hundreds of acres throughout and around Davis, available for all of us […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Mail ballots change campaigns

You’ve heard of the “October surprise,” where candidates hold on to something negative about their opponent, then spring it at the last moment so the opponent won’t have time to respond much before Election Day? Well, forget that model, which is about as modern and workable today as a Model T. Mail-in ballots — known […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Getting that cold-shoulder feeling

Dear Annie: Our son has been dating “Nicole” for several years. She has two teenage daughters from a previous marriage. Although they live several hours from us, my husband and I have done everything to make “Nicole” feel welcome. Last Christmas, she and her daughters opened their gifts, tossed them aside and went to watch […]

All kids deserve opportunity

Our two children have benefited immensely from the kinds of programs that Measure E will protect. Both have played in Davis schools’ bands from elementary school through high school, which has given them the chance to learn to work to improve at something, to truly enjoy music and to understand what it takes for a […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We all need a voice

Josh Diedesch’s letter (Sept. 16) concerning a recent “9/11 truther” letter seemed out of context. It was written to Enterprise staff and not to the public at large. Yet it ended up on the editorial page. I don’t know why Diedesch would want this letter published for all to see, since he is actively calling on The Enterprise […]

September 21, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Learn more at District Dollars

Thank you to Jeff Hudson and The Davis Enterprise for the informative “School Budgeting 101: Our Q & A on Davis’ Funding Crisis.” As always, Jeff is clear and articulate in explaining the complex world of school finance. For those who would like to know more, you may visit the school district’s website at www.djusd.net, […]

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We are part of a food experiment

Californians figured it out. It cost billions more in tax dollars to treat people made sick or to cover the costs of the loss of a parent due to food risks. We figured out that the few cents food producers will add to the cost to label food is minimal. Because we have done the […]

September 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,