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Holiday lights for a good cause

The 11th annual Historic Area Luminary Display in Woodland was a huge success this year due to the generous donations from the residents of Yolo County. The numerous canned goods and warm coats we collected were distributed back into our community through the Food Bank of Yolo County and Fourth & Hope (formerly the Wayfarer […]

Thank you, Davis Odd Fellows!

Team Davis wishes to thank its friends at Davis Odd Fellows Lodge for designating Team Davis as the beneficiary of proceeds from its monthly bingo games in January. We brought lots of players out to play alongside the professionals and had a great time. Special thanks to those who donated gift baskets for the drawings […]

Article may inspire less driving

In light of the debate of whether to add more parking to downtown Davis or not, I believe this article by Eric Jaffe of citylab.com that excessive parking causes more driving is worth reading and considering by all Davisites: http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/01/the-strongest-case-yet-that-excessive-parking-causes-more-driving/423663/#disqus_thread I, for one, hope that this article will inspire us to decrease our use of […]

More money for cycling infrastructure

The following is a copy of a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown: I am so saddened to learn that your new budget offers no increase for human-powered movement programs. A $3 billion increase for transportation and no increase for walking and cycling infrastructure? I am a senior and a daily cyclist for commuting, errands and […]

The movement continues on MLK Day

On behalf of the city of Davis, the Human Relations Commission wishes to thank all of the participants who contributed to the success of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The message of “Honoring Black Lives Matter: The Movement Continues” was delivered to more than 250 people. As an advisory body to the Davis City […]

Why stop at sugary soda?

Research continues to identify sugar as a culprit in cancer surge, obesity and dental decay. Here is but one recent example: http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/76/1/24.abstract. However, why stop at soda? Why not include all forms of processed foods that include sugar in it many iterations? Why not target the fruit “juice” that is hardly even a real juice regardless of […]

This is eating her up

Dear Annie: A friend of mine has Type 2 diabetes and an eating disorder. Recently, she visited the doctor and her blood pressure and blood sugar levels were extremely high. The doctor spoke to her about the consequences of her diet, and after the visit, she spoke to his nurse. She was told that if […]

What does the doctor know?

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been trying to conceive for three years, with no luck. I’ve tried almost everything there is over the counter, and I can’t seem to bring myself to see a doctor. I’m afraid he’ll tell me there is something wrong with one of us and we’ll resent each other. […]

Help UC Davis plan for the future

As UC Davis readies itself to meet the growing demands on its Davis campus, we are asking you to help us map a plan to accommodate more students, faculty and research space over the next decade. Demand for access to a University of California education is increasing rapidly, with UC Davis being a top choice […]

If Palin can come back from the dead, maybe Jon Stewart can, too

Usually you need the dirt-encrusted hand of a dead zombie prom queen thrusting upwards from the grave to trigger such bone-chilling horror, as you flee as far and as fast as your legs will carry you, hollering, “Run, run, run for your lives, she’s back!!!” Turns out, one other thing can do it: Sarah Palin […]

It’s time to plan with zero in mind

By Christine Kimball Shewmaker Last month, close to 200 nations met in Paris for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21), with the goal to draft an agreement to limit global warming to levels that will help to ensure a livable planet now and in the future. It is not easy to get that many countries to […]

24×7 renewable energy will not come easily

By John Whitehead The lively climate-change debate between Paul Brady and two critics left important stones unturned (Enterprise Forum, Dec. 1, 13 and 23, and Jan. 10). Brady criticized climate scientists for wasting billions of dollars on inaccurate global warming predictions. Are any of those billions related to improving weather predictions, a priceless benefit to […]

Donald Trump, migrant birds and world-class golf links

By James McElroy This piece should come as something of a relief to readers who’ve had it with articles about how, or why, Donald Trump towers over all the other GOP candidates seeking the Republican nomination. The plan here is to look at how Trump — in his race to build a Hadrian’s Wall (at […]

New degrees lifting state’s educational level

Every forecast of California’s future insists this state will need far more college-educated workers than now live here if it’s to avoid losing out when established businesses expand and seek places with qualified potential employees. This is true in almost every field, from filmmaking to making computer chips and hunting knives. That’s why a community […]

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