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Time for leadership on Nishi

By Stephen M. Wheeler For six months I and others have been meeting with council members, city planning staff, and the landowner to encourage a development plan for the Nishi Gateway site that is truly sustainable and will enhance the city’s reputation as a cutting-edge green community. Many of the pieces of such a plan […]

Don’t be fooled

Pacific Gas and Electric is engaged in a multimillion dollar public relations campaign to convince us that community safety matters to them. Nightly television ads show appealing images of friendly, responsible employees who “live and work” in our local communities, affirming the company’s commitment to public safety. A very persuasive corporate image. Recently, I had […]

Pension-change measure inevitable next year

It was inevitable once the number of signatures needed to put a constitutional amendment initiative on the statewide ballot dropped by 300,000 following last fall’s election: A measure to change the pension system governing many California public employees will be voted on in November of next year. Equally unsurprising are the identities of its two […]

This plot is getting old

Dear Annie: For the past 20 years, a good female friend of mine and I have gotten together every few weeks for walks, lunch and movies. The problem is, whenever we go to the movies, she always picks. I’m a pretty easygoing person and will see whatever she wants because even if the movie doesn’t […]

Cheers and Jeers: Paso Fino deal is good news

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to everyone involved in the Paso Fino project — the developer, neighbors and the city — for finally settling on a compromise that everyone can live with. The back-and-forth controversy over the development stretched for 22 long […]

Thanks to greenbelt angels

Many thanks to the kind folks who stopped on the bike path Tuesday, June 16, near Arroyo Park to offer assistance after my son crashed his bike. In particular, Paola and Scott were guardian angels. Both were out for a run but put their schedules on hold to help get us and our bikes home. […]

Support Snow Mountain

Recently, the Davis Enterprise ran an Op-Ed (“Protecting our water at Berryessa Snow Mountain,” June, 7) by local walnut farmer Craig McNamara. As a vintner, my livelihood also depends on land and water. Drought or not, water is a finite resource and protecting our watersheds is extremely important. I also support the economic opportunities this […]

Garden tour was a hit

We are so grateful to the Davis community for supporting the 24th Annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour on May 3rd. This great educational event focused on ten gardens in the West Davis area, especially with an emphasis on water conservation. Home owners Neelima R. Sinha, Emily Harris, Catherine & Paul Drobny, Evelyn Healy & Paul […]

Thanks from the Tour

Tour de Cluck is a very special and unique fundraiser that occurs in Davis once a year. This year was an astoundingly successful 6th Tour, with a palooza of families, volunteers and support from the community. Hands down, this event could not occur without you. This educational fundraiser is to support a cause that lies […]

Cook’s Showcase a great success

Davis Community Meals would like to sincerely thank all who attended and supported our Davis Cook’s Showcase on Sunday, May 17. The event was a great success due to your support. The event was festive and enjoyed by all who came. Thank you to the Davis Odd Fellows and Dody Black for sponsoring the event […]

America loves guns!

The shooting at an AME church in South Carolina is only the most recent news involving gun violence in the USA.  How many innocent people have to die before we all realize that our liberal gun laws are killing us? Every day we hear about someone being killed with a gun all over America and […]

Brewed up a great party

On May 30., Citizens Who Care, in collaboration with Sudwerk Brewing Co., hosted its eleventh annual beer fest, now known as the Davis Beer and Cider Festival. We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to our patrons, volunteers and sponsors for creating another successful event! For 35 years, CWC has provided support and volunteer respite […]

Death on the doorstep

Dear Annie: Recently, I insisted a dear friend move into my home so I could help him after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After a lengthy surgery, doctors managed to remove it. Two weeks later, I took him to a rustic cabin retreat so he could rest. The morning we were to leave […]

Cemetery creating a peaceful place despite drought

By Kristi Dvorak The staff and board of trustees of the Davis Cemetery and Arboretum are dedicated to providing a peaceful place for contemplation, nature, art and the community’s history. A few friends of the cemetery have expressed concern over recent water restrictions and the preservation of our grounds. We are committed to finding a […]

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