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Let’s stop drawing lines between children

By Jill Van Zanten I would like to applaud the Davis school board’s recent decision to eliminate private-pay testing as an avenue into our district’s AIM/GATE (gifted) program and to shift resources toward ensuring rigor and differentiation in all classrooms across the district. Some writers to this paper have implied that our neighborhood school teachers […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UC Davis-China connection grows

UC Davis has a number of vital collaborations with university and industry partners in China, and the recent U.S.-China University Presidents Roundtable in Houston provided opportunities to pursue more mutually beneficial alliances. The one-day event, bringing together 50 university leaders from the United States and China, was co-sponsored by Rice University and the China Scholarship […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Had enough of his addiction

Dear Annie: Not long ago, I discovered that my husband of 25 years was living a completely secret life. This life included pornography, voyeurism, physical affairs, emotional affairs and flirtations with hundreds of women he met through his sales job. Many of the women thought he was going to divorce me, even though he was […]

Caught up in the family drama

Dear Annie: My sisters and I have always been close, but some changes have occurred this year that threaten our relationship. My youngest sister, “Carrie,” separated from her husband of 13 years and it has been a tumultuous four months for all of us. She began dating again a month ago, and one relationship has […]

The math seems fishy here

As I write this on Father’s Day, I remain perplexed by a common thread that runs from Ellen Cohen’s June 11 guest opinion column to Beverly Lozano’s June 17 letter. Referring to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both stated that black fathers are more than twice as likely as white […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why this flag should not fly

Defenders of the Confederate flag argue that it is about “our heritage.” But so are nooses, cross burnings, lynchings, white robes and hoods. They also advance that the flag commemorates those who gave their lives defending the Confederacy. In actual fact, the Confederacy was the aggressor and posed a greater threat to the United States than […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Provenza steps up, again and again

On Wednesday June 10, an article in The Enterprise covered the funding challenges facing social welfare programs in Yolo County. These critically necessary services often fall through the cracks in traditional federal and state government budgets. This time it was about the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and resource centers it operates in West Sacramento and […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery needs our help

Since it opened its doors in 2001, the Yolo Crisis Nursery has offered emergency respite care to more than 3,000 children and their families. When the nursery lost its funding last spring and was threatened with closure, the Davis community responded. The “One Child — One Day” campaign raised more than $200,000 in local support. Because […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

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: visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact 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 […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Emotional whiplash and possibly the dawn of healing for all

Emotional whiplash. That’s how the span of the last week or so feels. A week ago, I was in utter shock and dismay at the murder of nine innocent people in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The savagery of one deranged, vile individual cast a pall over every moment of the […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Got old baseball gear? Let’s send it to France!

My friend Laurent and his family are coming from France in July. You remember Laurent, right? (Insert harp music indicating traveling back in time.) In the spring of 2011, Monsieur Carpentier and a group of 30-plus of his teenaged students arrived in Davis to experience a baseball-themed cultural exchange. It was an enriching experience for […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Just Us in Davis: National-racial disorders: searching for the cure

By Jonathan London After the massacre of nine African-American parishioners of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., allegedly by a young white man named Dylann Roof, some pundits have rolled out the tired arguments about how this tragedy was caused by mental illness. Not a problem of an oversaturation of guns, not a problem of […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Mayor’s Corner: Renewing our community assets

* Editor’s note: Mayor Dan Wolk welcomes his colleague, City Councilman Brett Lee, as a co-author this month. By Dan Wolk and Brett Lee Last fall, it was revealed that our Civic Center Pool, built decades ago, was leaking thousands of gallons of water each day. And although it has since been fixed, the larger […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Little League weighs in on sports park vision

By Kelly McCrory Last month, Davis Enterprise staffer Bruce Gallaudet wrote about the effort to bring a new sports park to Davis to alleviate the pressure on our youth sports fields. The Davis Youth Softball Association, AYSO and Davis Little League are all in situations where current facilities significantly lag behind our needs. Little League is […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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