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Monument is all about control

Not everyone celebrates this new national monument, Berryessa-Snow Mountain. Tuleyome, Sierra Club, some legislators, local, state and federal, and those wanting to control Snow Mountain are celebrating, but Colusa County is not celebrating; even though it is excluded, it has been “sold out.” Despite the claims made at the initial point in the process of creating […]

Trouble with the brother-in-law

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been together for 12 years. We have three children. His mother is still living, and he has one younger brother. My issue is with this brother, “James.” A few years ago, James cheated on his then-girlfriend, “Sheila,” with whom he has a daughter. Sheila also has a son […]

Board shows bad leadership on AIM

By Jeff Dale To the anti-GATE majority on the Davis school board: After engaging in this “debate” since it was thrust upon me on June 4, I have learned a few things. I’ve learned that you have heard the diverse and voluminous research showing that the best practice, on both pedagogy and cost, for educating […]

Here we go again …

By Chuck Rairdan In light of the newly revived skirmishes on the GATE/AIM front, it would appear we are in for another long, hot summer in the school board chambers. And, it turns out, the devil is in the details. Running up on midnight June 4, the school board was involved in a lengthy discussion […]

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 […]

Davis AIM program deserves a stellar leader

By Evelyn Falkenstein It’s a sad day when someone is canned for doing her job too well. Deanne Quinn, the GATE/AIM coordinator, has met all the expectations of the Davis school district for more than 20 years of gifted teaching and leadership. Who would leave another position for AIM coordinator, given the caliber of the […]

Demand a fair hearing for AIM

By Debbie Nichols Poulos In 2014, California’s Local Control Funding Formula legislation redistributed state funding from several categorical programs, including GATE, into districts’ general funds, allowing school boards to make decisions about how to allocate the funds to best meet the needs of their student populations. According to the state Department of Education website: “The […]

Technical training can create a career path for young adults

By Roger Speer As the uneven economic recovery continues in California, there is one area where jobs remain available: technical workers. Workers with vocational training are currently in demand. The hardest segment of the workforce to replace has been the skilled trades, due to a shortage caused by the exodus of highly skilled baby boomers who are entering retirement. […]

Revolution took place on paper

Your guest commentary, “U.S. History Lesson …” by Christopher Kelly (July 3) does add, indeed, to my knowledge of the roles of American military before and during the long, painful birth of our country. Thanks. Our War for Independence — often called the Revolutionary War — by no means equates to the American Revolution, however! […]

Balance housing need, density issues

I live in Rancho Yolo, part of which is backs onto Fifth Street. The proposed new apartment complex on Fifth Street is a concern to our residents. I understand the need and preference for infill housing in our community, as we have a very low vacancy rate for housing. This low vacancy rate encourages high […]

Paul Krugman: Greece’s economy a lesson for Republicans

Greece is a faraway country with an economy roughly the size of greater Miami, so the United States has very little direct stake in its ongoing disaster. To the extent that Greece matters to us, it’s mainly about geopolitics: By poisoning relations among Europe’s democracies, the Greek crisis risks depriving the U.S. of crucial allies. […]

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