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Mayor’s Corner: A spirit of renewal permeates Davis

By Dan Wolk In honor of our poet laureate and Shakespeare aficionado Dr. Andy Jones, I thought I would begin this column with a quote from the Bard of Avon: “April, dressed in all his trim, hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” And between open houses at our schools, Easter egg hunts and […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Odd Fellows grab hold of April

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Odd Fellows Lodge for an April packed with community service. They put on a free blues concert for the town with local musicians on April 2; Breakfast with the Bunny for the kids on April 4; bingo to benefit […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

More work to do for a safe Picnic Day

The issue: We can’t go back to the bad old days While 2015’s Picnic Day was a far cry from the rowdy drunken scene downtown Davis used to be, there are signs that we may be losing ground on the progress made in the past few years. DAVIS POLICE reported an increase in service calls, with 502 during […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Anaheim, where The Force is with you

You could smell The Force at the Anaheim Convention Center. Oh, there were other aromas emanating from the crowd at Star Wars Celebration, but the palpable sense of anticipation managed to overwhelm the senses. From the lucky few who camped overnight to score tickets to be in the room with JJ Abrams, to the less […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Too many questions remain

Dear Annie: Last week, our son came home from high school and told us that a boy at his school had killed himself. The boy had been a friend of his since the fifth grade. The school had a moment of silence over the public address system, but never mentioned the boy’s name. Most of […]

Drink is a tasteless insult

I want to thank the Nugget Market in Woodland publicly for pulling the energy drink “51 Fifty” from the shelves. The energy drink “51 Fifty” has appeared at retailers all over California. Urging people to “live the madness,” 51 Fifty is a tasteless insult to many who live with the feelings of elation and risk-craving […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Please leash your dogs

Kudos to Mike Clegg for his rebuttal to Mark Rollins’ belief that dogs in Davis would be better-behaved off-leash. My dog is a timid, sometimes anxious, little rescue who is undergoing daily training. I specifically take him to Chestnut Park where leash laws apply. When loose dogs come bounding up to him, he gets frightened, […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Party differences in 2016

It is very early, but the candidate field for the 2016 presidential race is firming up with some notable differences between Democrats and Republicans. The GOP ticket includes three confirmed, and another nine likely, candidates. The Democrats’ ticket includes one confirmed, and another four likely. The average age of all 12 Republican candidates is about 54. […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

City’s green-waste program is foolhardy

By Bill Leet Over the 76 years of my life, I have lived in a half-dozen cities. In each one, the City Council members believe they are better qualified to guide city programs than the citizens. My first experience with this was in Sandy, Ore., where a school dress code requiring grade-school girls to wear dresses […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Do your part to ensure that our kids are protected, nurtured

Need more? For more information about the toolkit for families and other Yolo County Children’s Alliance programs, call 530-757-5558 or go to yolokids.org. By Jim Provenza Child abuse is a national problem. It plagues every community in every state and crosses income, ethnic and religious categories. Our children are society’s greatest assets for the future. […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

They’ve lost that lovin’ feeling

Dear Annie: I am a 59-year-old woman. Two years ago, I met this guy, “Jake,” and had feelings for him from a distance. We finally got together one night at a club. We exchanged phone numbers and then talked for about two months. Jake invited me to his place, and we made love. For the […]

Divest from fossil-fuel companies

Investing in coal and fossil-fuel companies financially supports corporations that spew tons of pollution into the atmosphere, when there are more environmentally conscious ways to create energy. Dirty energy is not the only way to power America, and it is time for large institutions and entities to divest from coal and fossil-fuel companies. Recently, San Francisco’s […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Put your phone down while driving

Rarely a day goes by that I don’t see someone in Davis driving while either talking on a cell phone or texting. Often, the driver is not hiding the fact that they are doing these things, which always surprises me since they are both illegal. It especially bothers me as I know someone (not in […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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