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Daylight Savings is better for kids, cows and me

This time-change thing — is it the dumbest thing we do or what? (Politics notwithstanding). As of Sunday, we’re back on Daylight Savings. Whew! Morning coffee tastes better in the dark, and evening sunshine mean I can relax in my back yard after work. Daylight Savings is the “Life is Good” portion of the year. More […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Breastfeeding: Is breast best?

By Michael Vovakes, MD Breastfeeding your baby is a personal matter. But it also is an issue which often draws strong opinions from friends and family. Any new mother probably knows this to be true. Many medical experts strongly recommend breastfeeding. But you and your baby are unique so the final decision is up to […]

Dirty laundry on the company line

Dear Annie: I graduated from college two years ago and have been working at my present job since. I am one of two women out of 30 employees in our department. Recently, my immediate supervisor revealed to me a long string of emails written by a male co-worker and our female personnel supervisor, “Jane.” Apparently, […]

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: [email protected] 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 Garamendi […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

An amazing evening

The St. James Wine Tasting Committee would like to express its gratitude to the Davis community for supporting the St. James 12th annual Wine Tasting Festival on Saturday, Jan. 31, and making it a fun and an enjoyable evening! We appreciate the continuous support that the regional wineries, local restaurants and businesses have provided throughout […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Tennis courts need help

I have been playing tennis in Davis for more than 20 years and am a member of the Davis Tennis Club. For more than 15 years, I have played tennis on the courts at Slide Hill Park. I recently tried to play there but they are full of cracks and filthy. They need major professional resurfacing […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Gas leaks continue in West Davis despite warning about flawed pipes

By David L. Johnson The California Public Utilities Commission released two studies in 2014 that paint a mixed picture, at times disturbing, of the large number of gas leaks in PG&E distribution lines in West Davis. One study, released last May, attributed most of the problem to construction defects of “tee caps” — a part that sits above […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Living with chronic fatigue syndrome

By Mark Rollins I am 63 years old and have now spent more than one-third of my life suffering from a little-understood affliction commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome, or chronic fatigue and immune deficiency syndrome. That is an unfortunate and simplistic name for a monstrously debilitating illness with a host of symptoms that has stolen […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Later school start times? Not so fast

By Ian G. Campbell, Ph.D., and Irwin Feinberg, M.D. We understand that the Davis Board of Education is considering delaying school start times to conform to the recent recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, our own research and the findings of others provide data that contradict the AAP recommendations. One of us has […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Obama’s world is a dangerous place

In Obama’s world, being president means spending your time hanging with progressive San Francisco Bay Brea rich people and appearing at fundraisers that cost $30,000 per plate. In my world, being president means facing the unpleasant task of negotiating with people with whom you disagree, and hashing out deals that further the interests of the […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Some convicts don’t deserve parole hearings

Consider the criminal history of Bobby Beausoleil, 67, the latest follower of Charles Manson to come up for an automatic parole hearing. Among the lesser-known members of the murderous so-called Manson “family,” Beausoleil was a Manson henchman who fled Los Angeles after the 1969 murders of musician Gary Hinman and movie stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea. […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Here’s how to make college cheaper

By Steve Cohen The soaring cost of college — a 1,225 percent increase since 1978, nearly twice the rate of the rise in health-care costs — is such a problem for most families that politicians across the ideological spectrum are actually taking notice. President Obama has proposed making two years of community college free. Sen. […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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