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Substitutes starting over

Last year, the Davis Joint Unified School District adopted a new salary schedule for substitute teachers, prompted by the need to hire more qualified subs. Indeed, many times during the school year last year, school secretaries were scrambling to fill teacher vacancies, sometimes deploying principals and vice principals to fill in gaps in classrooms. The […]

‘Conversations’ go two ways

I read the recent editorial by Deborah DeAngelo in Sundays Enterprise. I’ve heard about the police shootings, riots, etc. If Dangelo and others want to discuss race, fine then lets discuss it. I offer the following thoughts: * If a Caucasian were to wear a T-shirt displaying “white lives matter”, would the reader be OK with this? […]

Bird lecture was enthralling

Tuleyome would like to take a moment to thank the folks over at Hawks, Honkers and Hoots for one of the best-attended lectures we’ve ever had in our “Nature and You” series. HHH founder Kelli Moulden and staff member Heila Hubbard brought live birds that can be found throughout the new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, […]

She’s the only one working on it

Dear Annie: I have been married for more than 25 years to a highly respected, professional man. He has always worked hard, rarely taking time off. My efforts to get him to vacation have not been successful. Although he no longer enjoys his work, he continues these habits to support the family. Our children are […]

Misstatements about lamb

It is unfortunate that two letter writers portrayed the “new” Superior Farms facility in gross misstatements. Whether someone likes lamb or not, is a personal choice, but those who do not like lamb have never eaten lamb prepared correctly or have never eaten lamb. A sheep is a “lamb” until it is a year old […]

Jobs are the key to fighting recidivism

By Hollie Boggess While driving around town, I can’t help but to notice all the homeless people walking with backpacks or grocery carts full of their belongings. It seems that more and more people have been popping up on our streets lately. I wonder to myself, how many of these people have been incarcerated? Why do […]

Devastated by diagnosis

Dear Annie: My nephew recently found out that he has genital herpes. He is a fine young man and had been dating the girl for a while. When they parted ways, neither of them knew she had a sexually transmitted disease. Since finding this out, my nephew has become so depressed. He is convinced that […]

Don’t go overboard to kill lawns

By Mark Rollins In a recent opinion piece in The Enterprise, a hydrogeologist and a hydrogeology professor contended that our deep aquifers have been dropping too fast for comfort since 2005. It is not clear if that will continue, even though they call it a “clear groundwater overdraft problem.” It is explained in the piece […]

The Iran nuclear deal does not promote peace

Barack Obama did not start the process which led to the deal he recently signed with Iran. He joined in mid-race. The P5 + 1 powers — the U.S., Russia, China, France, the U.K. plus Germany — began talking with the Iranians in 2003, and as early as 2006 (when George W. Bush was in […]

Maybe she could do it at the reception?

Dear Annie: My daughter has been engaged for several months. Her invitations for the small, family-only wedding were handwritten and mailed six weeks before the event. The wedding is in two weeks. Yesterday, my sister-in-law announced that she is giving my brother a surprise party on my daughter’s wedding day, three hours after the ceremony […]

Latino fears on loss of clout may be correct

  Fear and anxiety have been in the air around California’s Latino political leaders in the weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments this fall in a Texas case challenging the 51-year-old legal and political doctrine of one person, one vote. These fears may turn out to be far more correct […]

Come on in, the water’s fine

AIM parents are finding what special-needs parents have known for some time By Frank Shift The failure to renew the long-retired AIM director’s contract has been interpreted as the death knell to the program itself. Deanne Quinn’s expertise has been lauded and her skills defined as irretrievably lost. Her departure coupled with the Davis school district’s […]

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