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Council should reconsider CFD

There are many reasons to oppose a Community Facilities District, or Mello-Roos District, for The Cannery, as elaborated by Davis City Councilman Brett Lee in his recent op-ed. These include confusion on the part of potential homeowners about their long-term financial liability, the farce of an election that involves a single voter — in this […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Caring, kindness go a long way

Many years ago, as the director of the Broderick Christian Center in West Sacramento, we opened the West Sacramento Resource Center with a 3-2 vote by the City Council to help people to get back on their feet. We had a food, clothing and employment programs, a washing machine and dryer, and we added a housing […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

School PE programs are valuable

From many years as a physical education teacher, I stand opposed to giving PE credits to participants in after-school athletic programs or independent/non-school sports. Physical education has a state framework that indicates content standards for each junior high and high school grade level. Curriculum is designed using the state of California frameworks/course of study, which sets […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Will it be bad, or really bad?

Mikal Saltveit shrugs off man-caused climate change by arguing that changes in Earth’s climate have always happened. This is correct in the same sense that animal extinctions have always happened. Lately, however, we’ve been seeing unprecedented mass extinctions coinciding with our population growth and industrial presence. Maybe we can dismiss this as “the usual,” too? […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

It’s immoral to do nothing

Mikal Saltveit (Letters, March 3) correctly notes that climate change does not imperil the physical existence of planet Earth nor does it necessarily imperil continued life on Earth. Saltveit’s assertion that humans can adapt “to any significant change in climate” and therefore we need do nothing to combat climate change is, however, quite odd. Certainly […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Is Davis safe for bicycles?

By Hemant Bhargava Last week, my 10-year old son was struck straight-on by a large automobile while using a crosswalk at Pole Line Road. He was riding his bicycle back from school, crossing Pole Line just behind his mother. As she went past, and he followed, this vehicle came in fast and blew him off […]

March 10, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A marriage doesn’t need three

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Ralph” for 30 years. Recently, I discovered that he has been speaking with an ex-girlfriend on his cellphone. These conversations have been going on for 10 years. They both say they are only friends, but I don’t believe it. This woman is married and lives out of state. […]

Embarrassed by her behavior

Dear Annie: At a recent family party, after not eating all day, I drank too much alcohol. At some point in the evening, I slipped and fell in front of everyone, including my grandchildren. I was so mortified, all I could think was to get out of there. I was way too drunk to drive, […]

Are we there yet? Slow torture for college acceptance season

Sometimes a column will practically write itself. This one wants to, but I have to intervene to make sure it doesn’t get too personal for my older son. In a nutshell, “March Madness” has a whole different meaning for high school seniors and their parents. This month is total insanity because of the interminable wait […]

March 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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 ,
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