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Eyewitness to the ‘fall’ of Vietnam: It was not a bloodbath

* Editor’s note: Claudia Krich, a longtime Davis resident and retired teacher, attended a KVIE screening in Sacramento last week of the documentary “Last Days in Vietnam” and was moved to write this essay. The documentary rekindled memories of the unique experience she and her husband Keith Brinton shared there 40 years ago. From 1973 until […]

May 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Dangers from prescription pills

By Richard Fleming, M.D. Opioids can be very helpful for cancer patients or to help patients get through a short period of intense pain, like from an injury. But they are rarely helpful for chronic pain. They do not work well for this condition, and they can cause serious harm. What are some of the […]

Do they know what they need to know?

Dear Annie: My youngest son is engaged to “Carol,” a lovely young lady. My oldest son, “Mitch,” lives out of state with his partner, “James.” Both are in the wedding party. Carol has known Mitch for years, is well aware that he’s gay and has no problem with it. However, I’m relatively sure her parents […]

Cute but dumb public art

I normally do not comment on public art as I am really just a cretin. But I really do not understand the appeal of the “art” on the water container on the east side of the city. I think the phrase “cute but dumb” applies here. On certain days of the year, if the sun […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A wonderful day of service

The city of Davis and local community groups hosted a one-day community day of service on Saturday, April 25, to bring residents and community groups together to engage in meaningful service to our community. A total of 225 volunteers spent their Saturday morning throughout Davis working on projects at Birch Lane Elementary School, Da Vinci […]

May 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

My choice: Keep it green!

Bob Dunning’s column on April 26 supporting the individual prerogative regarding water usage hit the intolerant “water Nazi” issue on the head. I’m definitely pro-choice on this issue, too … tell me how much water I get in my fair share and let me use it as I see fit. If I choose to have a […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

By Caroline Little President Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving this critical goal. The House of Representatives and Senate are considering nearly identical bills to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act, which provides the general public — including journalists — access to federal government […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

College leaders must join the conversation on campus sexual assaults

By Lisa M. Maatz Campus sexual violence has been the subject of an intense national conversation recently, but that dialogue often lacks critical input from schools that already are taking steps to improve their campus climates. Colleges and universities, it’s time for you to lead on this issue. So far, and with good reason, most […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Navigator is distinctive, big luxury ride

For a distinctive, luxury sport utility ride on a large scale, buyers need only to look to the 2015 Lincoln Navigator. The new Navigator is the only full-size, luxury 2015 SUV sold in the United States solely with a V-6 — a twin-turbocharged V-6, to be exact. Don’t fret. The six cylinder produces more horsepower […]

May 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Her behavior hurts everybody

Dear Annie: My son’s marriage broke up after 10 years. Twice they attended counseling because his wife wanted to see other men. The third time, she was actually dating another guy. He and “Mandy” share custody of their three children. Mandy had a troubled upbringing. Her mother neglected her, and she ended up in state […]

Helicopter parents, stop hovering

Parents want what is best for their children, But there is a fine line between encouraging your child and the intrusive behavior that a lot of parents are now engaging in. Their “helicopter parenting” is a series of inappropriate, anxiety-driven parenting tactics that not only compromise children’s autonomy and personal growth, they often reflect a […]

April 30, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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