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Our view: Benicia washes its hands of us

The issue: Bay Area city can’t see past its own back yard on refinery project The city of Benicia — the only entity capable of exerting any control over the crude-oil shipments set to arrive at a planned expansion of a Valero oil terminal — has shown in a draft environmental impact report that any […]

A threat to our rights

There continues to be a news blackout about the Trans Pacific Partnership in spite of the fact that its contents are now available to be examined. Congress will be voting to accept or deny it within the next year and (because the ramifications of its acceptance are so severe) we deserve an open and public […]

Don’t miss Moore truth

I hope that Michael Moore’s new documentary, “Where to Invade Next,” to be released in late December, will offer ideas on how to counter our government’s policy toward never-ending wars. From what I have read, Moore was inspired to do this documentary by what he saw as an era of “infinite war” that keeps alive […]

Appeal reinforces party divide

I genuinely appreciate that Debra DeAngelo went through no small amount of effort to emphasize that our nation needs a functioning two-party system in order to have a healthy political dynamic. That said, however, it was clear, while reading her two columns on the subject, that this was a non-Republican writing for non-Republicans about how […]

How to ensure that people get the end-of-life care they want

By Dr. David R. Grube My mom paid a painful price for not completing an advance directive about her preferences for end-of-life medical care. She was an intelligent and organized woman who had everything in her life and my dad’s life planned out and written down. She even drafted her own obituary. Ironically, she never […]

Exit exam demise cheapens high school graduation

The single easiest bill for California legislators to pass this year probably was Senate Bill 725, giving about 5,000 high school students the ability to graduate without taking the state’s high school exit exam, which suddenly became unavailable when they tried to take it in July. But then the lawmakers went much further and, with […]

Are we there yet? Never take no — or yes — for an answer

After 12 years of writing a column for The Enterprise, and three years before that in Pullman, Wash., I’ve finally come to terms with an issue I’ve grappled with for so long: Calling my family members by name. To somewhat protect their anonymity — as much as is possible in a small town — I’ve […]

Obesity still rising among adults, women overtake men

NEW YORK (AP) — Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation’s alarming, decades-long rise […]

In defense of sororities

Dear Annie: I am in a sorority and proudly wear my Greek letters. However, when I go outside the campus, I receive a lot of negative feedback. People assume things about me that are not true, and this can be very hurtful. They think I haze, hang out promiscuously with frat boys, drink, do drugs […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111 (comments), 202-456-1414 (switchboard); fax: 202-456-2461; email: visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/policycomments.cfm Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me House of Representatives Rep. John […]

Cheers and Jeers: Heartfelt thank-yous to our veterans

We offer our cheers and jeers to local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the outpouring of support for veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made to give us our American way of life. The many tributes to our vets this week have been a heartening reminder of how lucky we all […]

What’s happened to downtown?

People are talking; what are they saying? What has happened to our downtown Davis at night? Why are bars serving drinks to inebriated people? Why are these people vomiting, urinating and defecating in the streets? Why don’t the Davis police arrest these people for drunk and disorderly behavior? What can we citizens of Davis do to correct this […]

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