Clucks galore for 2012 tour

The Davis Farm to School Connection is grateful to the following 2012 Tour de Cluck Clucksters, Coopsters, Cluckers and other individuals who contributed their time, resources, expertise and good humor to create a wildly successful benefit event. We had a blast and hope to see you all again in 2013! Aileen Luo, Alan Bennett, Alan […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

World awaits U.S. leadership

In the current issue of Nature, UC Davis professors Alan Hastings and Geerat Vermeij identify some of the severe changes that will come if we allow our environment to reach a tipping point. Theirs is one of many such warnings from scientists over many years. It is apparent our policymakers will do nothing until we, […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Flag missing at DHS graduation

I was a resident of Davis from 1959 to 1963. I attended my grandson’s graduation ceremony at Davis High School on Friday night. It was a nice ceremony. I do have one question: Where was the American flag? Was this a mistake or the ultimate in political correctness? Jon Green Penryn

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t do the unexpected

This is in response to Jason Christian’s letter urging pedestrians to walk on the left side of mixed-use paths in Davis. He mistakenly cites the California Vehicle Code (the CVC applies to roadways, not to paths). The key to traffic safety is: Don’t do the unexpected. Christian correctly notes that almost all pedestrians walk on […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Committee needs more time

Dear friends and neighbors: Please phone or email Davis City Council members immediately and ask them to vote “yes” on Tuesday to extend the deadline for the Water Advisory Committee to make its recommendations on the surface-water project and a proposed rate schedule. That committee was appointed by a pro-surface-water council majority, and appeared to […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Thank you, Davis firefighters

On Sunday, I was driving my children home from a party and saw some smoke on the horizon ahead of us near eastbound Interstate 80. Soon, there were Davis fire trucks passing us on the Mace Boulevard offramp. It turned out there was a fire in the grass area a few blocks from our home. […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Affordable college loans a necessity

Competition in our global economy is increasing and a college education is getting more expensive. This is counterintuitive. If our nation is going to remain competitive in our global economy, then we must continue producing the world’s best entrepreneurs and innovators. And if we are going to continue producing the world’s best entrepreneurs and innovators, […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The highway bill to nowhere

The issue: This sorry tale is a textbook case of congressional dysfunction The Surface Transportation Act, called the highway bill for short, is the basic measure funding the nation’s roads, bridges and mass transportation systems. Typically, the bill lasts for four to six years, giving state transportation officials needed time for long-term planning. THE LAST […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Addiction is wrecking marriage

Dear Annie: Please help me. My husband, whom I love very much, is addicted to pain pills. It’s been more than a year. He says he takes them to maintain his energy levels for his long 12-hour days, but, Annie, he still takes the pills on his days off. When he tries to stop, he […]

As if things weren’t bad enough …

Dear Annie: My 54-year-old daughter, “Susan,” has been angry with me since she was a teenager. I have tried to question her about why she hates me so much, but she won’t discuss it. She is married to a controlling man who shares her feelings and recently told the family to “go to hell.” Susan […]

A child’s big question: What’s it like being you?

My friend Marsha and I were having one of those conversations about the cute things our kids said, conversations that continue long after the children are buying their own life insurance, getting their name on the office door, and having babies of their own. Marsha’s favorite question from her son came when he was 6 […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A pawn in the rush to prevent the Zombie Apocalypse

I’ve finally figured it out: The doctors are trying to kill me. They’re in collusion. But I’m onto them now. Ha ha! Yes, they’ve repeatedly threaded wires through the veins in my legs and attempted to fry me from the inside. They’ve squeezed my breasts between cold glass plates until they nearly burst and splattered […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Daughter sick of being controlled

Dear Annie: I am an only child who was reared by loving but extremely controlling parents. They tried to dictate my attire, my friends and my opinions. I moved away and married, but things have only gotten worse. I considered moving home to help them, as they are getting older. My husband was skeptical. He’s […]