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Give your heart some attention

Dear Annie: I have a family history of cardiovascular disease and lost my mom to a heart attack when she was only 32. To be preventive about my own health, I had something called a vascular wellness screening: a check of my arteries for atherosclerosis, the plaque that builds up in our arteries as we […]

Consider a WPA Plaza instead

In Davis, we love our Central Park. Just check out the happy throngs any Saturday morning or Picnic in the Park Wednesday evening. Space is at a premium. The park, particularly the shady space between the Hattie Weber Museum and the children’s playground, is a terrible place for a storage shed. I’m happy that we […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Frank Bruni: We must balance personal freedom, public safety

A few years back, an acerbic friend of mine who was a recent transplant to Los Angeles told me that she itched to write a satirical novel with the following narrative: A group of wealthy, educated people in Santa Monica who deliberately didn’t vaccinate their children subsequently take them on a “poor-ism” trip to a […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Rich Rifkin: Prosecute parents who fail to vaccinate their kids

A strange mix of paranoia, scientific ignorance, religious nonsense and pathological self-centered thinking has led to the measles outbreak now coursing its way across the United States. It falls on the heels of the whooping cough epidemic that broke out last year. This reckless movement against vaccination is a deadly threat to the children whose […]

February 04, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Looking for a way forward

Dear Annie: I’ve lived my entire life feeling as though I was born the wrong gender. Transitioning is not an option. I was born female and look it. I would have a hard time passing as male. Also, I have heard nothing but horror stories regarding the surgery. There appears to be resources galore for […]

ADL denounces anti-Semitic graffiti

The Anti-Defamation League denounces the hate crime committed against the UC Davis Jewish community. It is deeply shocking and thoroughly repugnant any time a swastika is employed against the Jewish community. It is even more offensive that this act of anti-Semitism was committed during the same week the world commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day and […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Respond to hate by building community

By Rabbi Alan Rabishaw, et. al As members of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Sacramento, we raise our voices to decry the despicable vandalism against the Alpha Epsilon Pi Jewish fraternity in Davis, which runs counter to all the values of respect and decency that we hold dear. We denounce this abhorrent act of […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Hate crime misrepresented

With its banner headline, “Middle East Tensions Flare Up at UCD” (Sunday), The Enterprise has fanned the very flames of mistrust that it purports to be chronicling. The report that the UC Davis chancellor is addressing calls for divestment from Israel may belong under that heading, but the fact that someone has painted swastikas on a Jewish […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Curious defamation references

There was a most curious statement by a “coalition of student groups” quoted in The Enterprise article, “Jewish Fraternity Vandalism Classified a Hate Crime,” published Sunday. The statement focused on a noose, a “defamed” dove, the designation “terrorist” and the possibility the divestment movement will be seen as inspiring the vandalism. After setting up itself […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Our similarities exceed our differences

By Hamza El-Nakhal I am very proud of the coalition of UC Davis students and campus organizations as well as Chancellor Linda Katehi, all of whom condemned the hate action against the Jewish community of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity (a swastika painted on the building). I join my voice to theirs in condemning this action […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Intense joy, intense sorrow at UC Davis

We are Jewish UC Davis students committed to human rights and justice in Israel-Palestine. Last week we felt both intense joy and intense sorrow. First and foremost, we are so gratified to be part of a campus community that affirms justice and nonviolence. Last week, the ASUCD Senate called upon the University of California Board of Regents […]

February 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vacations have their own soundtrack

Dear Annie: I am close to my parents, and my husband and I love to visit them when we’re in town. We always stay in their home, not only because it is convenient for us, but because I know my mother would be upset if we didn’t. The problem is my sister and her children. […]

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