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Another poke at ‘belly shame’

I, too, chose belly dancing to rid myself of “belly shame” (as noted by Debra DeAngelo); however, with all that shakin’ goin’ on, what emerged was a huge “outie” — so large that I was accused of being indecently exposed! David Baum Davis

New garbage plan is all wet

Homeowners in Davis need to become aware of the fact that the City Council is planning to take away our weekly yard waste street pickup. The weekly claw cleanup of 2,000 tons of yard waste is one of the finest services in this city of plush gardens and mature trees. They plan to use the […]

Eyewitness in Vietnam offers whitewash

The guest opinion column by Claudia Krich (“Eyewitness to the ‘Fall’ of Vietnam”) is a gross distortion and whitewash of what happened when the North Vietnamese Army and their South Vietnam communist cadres completed their takeover of South Vietnam 40 years ago. To suggest there was no murder and torture is a ludicrous claim, only sustainable […]

Nicholas Kristof: Our biased brains

To better understand the roots of racial division in America, think about this: The human brain seems to be wired so that it categorizes people by race in the first one-fifth of a second after seeing a face. Brain scans show that even when people are told to sort people by gender, the brain still […]

Cheers and Jeers: We’re earning our bike capital of the world moniker

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to Davis’ all-out celebration of National Bike Month throughout May. If these fun, family-friendly activities don’t inspire you to get on your bike, we can’t imagine what will. From the Cycle de Mayo family ride on Saturday […]

Eight years of this? Wow

Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with “Ted” for the past eight years. We each have adult children from previous marriages. Ted has always put his daughters ahead of me and our relationship. When they were younger, I completely understood, but they are adults now, and he still does it. Ted has to […]

Thank you, Davis pet community

Our 8-year-old cat, Oliver, is home after being missing for almost four months. My family cannot thank enough all the people who helped look for Oliver, including members of the Facebook Pets Lost and Found Davis group and countless friends and neighbors. A big thank-you to the house of college students who took great care […]

The Davis I knew is gone …

I lived in Davis for 30 years. Seven years ago, I moved to Vacaville. Since moving to Vacaville, I have taught a class at a downtown Davis business once a month. I try to get to the class location by 6 p.m. for set-up. Several times I have found it extremely challenging to find parking. […]

Will Disclose Act be an antidote to dismal vote turnouts?

Politicians have come up with myriad alleged reasons for the dismal vote turnouts seen across California in this spring’s municipal elections — not even reaching 10 percent of eligible voters in the state’s biggest city, Los Angeles. Bad timing, some suggest. Too many elections, others say. Another excuse: not enough news coverage. But these rationalizations ignore […]

The big problem with the new SAT

By Richard C. Atkinson and Saul Geiser At first glance, the College Board’s revised SAT seems a radical departure from the test’s original focus on students’ general ability or aptitude. Set to debut a year from now, in the spring of 2016, the exam will require students to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of subjects they study […]

Living with this for 30 years

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 30 years. Before we met, I coerced a woman into having sex. I did not use physical force, but she did not give consent. By today’s standards, this was, I think, a clear case of date rape. I have never told anyone about this, and […]

New book flows with good news about water

By Leslie Crenna A recently published book, “The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape,” gives readers an approachable and hands-on project-ready resource to engage in both simple conservation as well as more involved cutting-edge home-based water management. Written by Laura Allen, a longtime sustainable water advocate and […]

Injection wells endanger our aquifers

Learn more Who: Andrew Grinberg, head of the oil/gas division of Clean Water Action When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11 Where: Blanchard Room, Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: Free By Mary M. Zhu The underground injection of fracking waste threatens California’s remaining fresh water. My friends at 350bayarea.org want to bring […]

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