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Pair are supremely qualified

I encourage all to vote for two very outstanding candidates for our school board, Barbara Archer and Tom Adams. Both have a long history of service and leadership in our district, in the trenches, wearing a variety of hats. Both have an excellent grasp of both the history and current issues facing the Davis school […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Dodd has a track record

I am writing to express my strong and enthusiastic support for Bill Dodd, candidate for our 4th State Assembly District. Just like our legislators Lois Wolk and Mariko Yamada, Bill has a track record of effective leadership and broad experience in local and regional government. Bill has been Napa County supervisor since 2000, represents Napa […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Her heart’s in the right place

I think it’s very nice to see parents of young children getting involved with the school board to shape the current and future needs of the children of the Davis school district. With Madhavi Sunder’s academic background combined with her past experience, I’m really hopeful that she will make a great contribution to the Davis […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Archer, Adams for school board

Please join me in voting for Barbara Archer and Tom Adams for school board. I have looked at the qualifications of all the candidates, and Barbara and Tom have the experience, temperament and skills needed to lead our district. We are fortunate to have two people who have given countless hours of their time to […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Vote no on Prop. 1 and tell lawmakers to get it right

By Lowell Ashbaugh The water bond, Proposition 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot, is the top conservation issue in California. The bond proposal would reallocate $425 million in unused existing bond funds and would authorize the sale of an additional $7.12 billion in bonds, giving a total of $7.545 billion to allocate for a number […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Get the flu vaccine for your child

By Michael Vovakes, M.D. The American Academy of Pediatrics just released this year’s policy statement on influenza vaccination for children. All public health officials recommend that all people 6 months of age or older get a flu vaccination every year. Because the protective effect of vaccination decreases with time, yearly vaccination is always recommended. There […]

Two good measures for state’s long-term health

By Lois Wolk Since I first came to the Legislature in 2003, I have been focused on two big issues: water and budget reform. I’ll admit it has been frustrating at times, on both fronts. Changing the status quo is never easy, especially when dealing with powerful entrenched interests that are skeptical of any change […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The Mayor’s Corner: Welcome new city manager at Nov. 5 reception

October is one of my favorite months of the year in Yolo County. Local pumpkin patches are buzzing with families, the Blue Devil and Aggie football seasons are in full swing, the leaves are changing color, and then, of course, there’s Halloween. Even with all that going on, your Davis City Council has had a […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The magic is long gone

Dear Annie: Please help me understand why my husband of 10 years is slowly distancing himself. We used to laugh, go to the movies, go out for dinner and breakfast on Sundays, but now he doesn’t want me to touch him. He has no compassion, and there’s no sex and no affection. I’ve asked him […]

Experience nature’s treasures

Thank you for the terrific editorial with the great headline — “Ain’t Snow Mountain high enough” — urging President Obama to designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain region a National Monument. The area is an incredible example of wilderness we can use to recharge our minds and bodies. Many people hike, camp, fish, kayak, mountain bike, ride horses […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Subs have other concerns

The Davis Joint Unified School District has a problem of attracting substitute teachers and it isn’t the pay. If someone, anyone, complains, no matter how trivial, the human resources department has a policy of firing the substitute. Among substitutes I asked, Davis schools are so “politically correct” and the teachers have such high expectations of […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What’s next with Ebola?

With all the news and discussion on the Ebola crisis I wonder about more than our immediate response to the threat. Are we investing enough in research to develop a vaccine(s) against infection? Are we investing in agents to cure the disease? Are we helping the World Health Organization with funding for better capacity to […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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