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Married to the bank, apparently

Dear Annie: Five years ago, my husband’s best friend, “Cary,” was in financial trouble and asked my husband for a loan, which he sent. I only found out about it when the bank sent a receipt to our house. It was for $25,000. I nearly fell over. I questioned my husband, and he said our […]

Wolktoberfiesta a big success

Thank you, Mayor Dan Wolk, Will Arnold and Nathan Bentham for designating our local all-volunteer nonprofit organization, Team Davis, as the beneficiary of this year’s Wolktoberfiesta! Team Davis serves as our local Special Olympics team but also offers several other athletic, cultural and social activities throughout the year to Yolo County children and adults with […]

December 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Union should say yes to BDS

Davis J Street’s letter of Nov. 20 reveals a misunderstanding of the nonviolent Palestinian BDS movement. Palestinian civil society simply calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights. (See http://www.bdsmovement.net/bdsintro) Specifically, the call is for BDS until Israel: 1. Ends its occupation and colonization of […]

December 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Coach Alex Park deserves our support

By Steven Blum and Karen Beardsley We read with dismay last Wednesday’s column by Enterprise Sports Editor Chris Saur, in which he stated that people are calling for the firing of Davis High School varsity soccer coach Alex Park. The controversy has arisen as the result of a questionable series of game-ending calls by the referee at […]

December 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Court appointee needs to become a Californian

There is no doubt about the intelligence and diligence of Leondra Kruger, 38, Gov. Jerry Brown’s new appointee to the California Supreme Court. But this graduate of the elite, private Polytechnic School adjacent to the Caltech campus in Pasadena has not spent substantial time in California since 2000, and very little in the six years […]

December 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Does suicide run in the family?

Dear Annie: When my son was a teenager, he attempted suicide three times. My daughter has attempted suicide twice. Her 16-year-old son left a note, but she discovered it and took him to a hospital. I have moments of complete sadness, but I have never tried to kill myself. Does this suicidal tendency run in […]

It’s like the dorm at the conservatory

Dear Annie: I’ve been married to my husband for a year, and we moved into our first house roughly six months ago. I love our home, and I know we’re very fortunate. Here’s the problem: His parents live two hours from us. My husband has a younger sister who plays in the local youth symphony. […]

Neighbors aren’t helping

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been caring for my grandmother for the past eight years. We both have full-time jobs and two young children. Grandma has dementia, and her health and cognition have been declining significantly in the past six months, with multiple hospitalizations for dehydration and infections. It has taken a toll […]

Because I Say So: It’s all about gluttony, whether it’s stuff or stuffing

It was a packed day at the physical therapist’s office on Wednesday, everyone getting their treatments in before the Thanksgiving holiday. My therapist had trouble finding an empty table where she could work on my pesky tendinitis, and it was such close quarters, you couldn’t help but hear all the conversations nearby. On the table […]

November 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Could you even apply to the college you attended?

I know a lot of people, myself included, say they couldn’t get into the college they attended because of how competitive it has become. Back in my day, you just looked at the table of University of California requirements, slid your finger down until you saw your SAT scores, then slid across until you saw […]

November 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Understanding the realities of life

The following is a copy of a letter to guest opinion writer Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (“Google, tell me: Is my son a genius?” Nov. 23): Perhaps you should have asked why sons and daughters are treated differently. Parents understand the realities of life. Most people wish to marry, or at least have a significant other. Simply […]

November 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Disturbing hubris on Marsh

Bob Dunning’s recommendation for Daniel Marsh’s sentence — basically, “put him away forever,” is disturbing in its hubris. While treatment with pharmaceutical drugs may not have addressed the young man’s extremely agitated mind, we — none of us — can be sure that there will not be a treatment for his disorder available within the 100 years or […]

November 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Be safe this holiday season

In the days following Thanksgiving, many families will begin the festive tradition of lighting their homes and businesses for the holiday season. To ensure that lights bring joy rather than fire, injury or electric shocks, PG&E recommends that customers follow a few simple safety tips: * Avoid electric hazards. Before climbing ladders to string outdoor lights, […]

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