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No help from the grownups

Dear Annie: I am a middle school student, and one of my friends is depressed. She and her family are atheists, and they have been repeatedly harassed about it to the point that her worst fear is dying and going to hell. I’m really scared for my friend. When we found out she was thinking […]

Giving her their future

Dear Annie: I have been married for 28 years to a hardworking man. We have one teenage daughter. “Kara” is very smart, and my husband spoils her rotten. Kara has her own car, and my husband gives her money whenever she asks for it. We have some money saved in a college account for her, […]

Park is a great coach, mentor

I attended the high school section soccer final a couple of weeks ago and observed the unfortunate incident involving several Davis High players and the referee. I believe Davis High School officials took appropriate action with regard to the young men in question. I am sure they regret their actions. I also agree with the […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Safe routes to schools CAN be done here

By Mont Hubbard On Sunday, Bob Dunning commented (too flippantly and cynically, as he sometimes does) on four of Mayor Dan Wolk’s plans for possible community changes. One of these was the goal to “require all schools located in Davis to have a network of safe and accessible routes available to children who attend.” One might have thought […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A big thank-you from STEAC

With Thanksgiving just behind us, STEAC is reminded of all we have to be thankful for. As always, our community opened their hearts and pantries, donating close to 11,000 pounds of food through the annual food drive sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service employees in Davis, and by the Davis real estate community. In particular, […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Keep DHS coach Alex Park

We have known Coach Alex Park for 10 years. During that time, both in high school and with his club team, he has been a great soccer coach and influence for our twin sons. Alex always set a high standard of sportsmanship for his teams and players. Even after our sons graduated from high school, he […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Frank Bruni: A pox on campus life

In college you’re supposed to be testing a new altitude of independence. So why join a club whose demand for fealty is such that it often comes with a hazing ritual? You should be cultivating the kind of sensibility that makes you a better citizen of a diverse and distressingly fractious society. How is that […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Civilian jobs hold no interest

Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old man. I served in the army and deployed to Afghanistan. I was medically discharged for PTSD about two years ago. I’m currently going to school to be a firefighter, but I’m afraid I’ve picked this field not because it interests me, but because I cannot go back into the […]

Thanks for support of STEAC, bomb shelter

The Israel Matters Committee of Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis would like to sincerely thank the many people in the community who contributed to our two major drives this year. In the first, you helped us achieve our goal of 600 pounds of food for the needy of Yolo County during our annual Hanukkah to Passover […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Presumption of innocence must be upheld

Susan Wolbarst’s recent letter (Nov. 23) expressed deep concern over the dismissal of Harper Junior High School science teacher John O’Brien based on an accusation. I, too, was greatly dismayed not only by the front-page Enterprise article but also the actions of the school board. As I recall under the Bill of Rights, there is […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Charles Blow: Crime and punishment

One thing the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., has sent back to the surface is just how difficult it is to have cross-racial discussions about crime and punishment in this country. That is largely because perceptually and experientially, we live in vastly different worlds, worlds in which phrases like “bad choices,” “personal responsibility” and […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Police must act as gatekeepers for mental health services

By Robert Northup Daniel Marsh soon will be sentenced for the double homicide of Claudia Maupin and Oliver “Chip” Northup, my father. Marsh, 17, is likely to receive an unprecedented long sentence that will be the basis for legal appeals and ongoing controversy. Meanwhile, it is not at all clear that any lessons will be applied […]

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