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Preserve parental choice

We support Bob Poppenga for Davis school board. He is a sincere and honest person, a dedicated educator and a loving parent. We strongly agree with what he said: “Leadership is needed to assure investment in teachers and their professional development, to forge new public and private partnerships to expand the district’s resources, and to […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

She works harder, smarter

We enthusiastically support Madhavi Sunder for the Davis school board. We know first-hand that she has what it takes to perform extremely well in this capacity. Madhavi is a teacher in the classroom and she understands the challenges that face students and teachers. She demonstrates a strong commitment to social justice in the context of […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Two outstanding choices

I am honored to support Barbara Archer and Madhavi Sunder for Davis school board. Madhavi reached out to me early this year through a mutual friend because she wanted to learn more about aspects of the school district that she hadn’t experienced firsthand with her own children. We talked at length about my daughter’s six years in Birch […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cast a vote for Poppenga

The purpose of this letter is to enthusiastically support the candidacy of Bob Poppenga to the Davis school board. I’ve known Bob for many years as both scientific colleague and friend, and he is truly inspired to seek this position based solely on his experience as a father of two children, schooled in Davis. Bob […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Archer for school board

It is with great pleasure that I write in support of Barbara Archer for school board. I have known Barbara since our many mornings campaigning at the Farmers Market for Measure C, a campaign effort she successfully co-chaired. From the first moment I met Barbara, I was impressed by her intelligence, candor and wit. She […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work

Learn more What: Public forum on increasing Davis’ minimum wage When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 Where: Blanchard Room, Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis By Alan Pryor Income disparity is one of the most pressing social issues of our time. Even in Davis, more than 20 percent of the young independent adults, […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Prop. 46: It’s a money grab by the trial lawyers

A couple of years ago, I noticed swelling in my scrotum, went to my doctor and he diagnosed a hydrocele. I was relieved to know it was not cancer. My general practitioner sent me to a urologist, who confirmed my diagnosis and said he would surgically repair the “watery tumor.” But before going under the […]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cousin didn’t like kissing

Dear Annie: When I was a teenager, one of my cousins tried to molest me when we were at our grandmother’s house. He tried to force a kiss on me and said because I was older, I should learn about sex and teach it to him. I fought him off. I was afraid to tell […]

When sympathy turns into something else

Dear Annie: Two years ago, a good friend died of a heart attack. His wife, “Sally,” asked me to help her get rid of his things, which I was happy to do, and I soon found myself mowing her lawn and doing chores around the house. Here is the problem: I am a happily married […]

Employer is taking advantage

Dear Annie: My husband’s half-brother is 59 and working as a custodian. “John” does not drink or smoke and can converse well, but has a learning disability and cannot read. He tried tutors, but made no progress. He did OK while his mother was alive, but she died, and then John’s wife died within the same […]

Old dog trying new tricks (gulp) speaks out

Longtime readers have followed me through thick and thin as I became a hospice volunteer, got braver about singing and plunged into new rapids in my kayak. Recently, I took on something else that’s new, something that scares me much more than holding the hands of the dying. What did I do? I took a […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Despite Victoria’s denials, customers still report breast rashes

October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s the perfect time to talk about boobies, or more specifically, things that harm them. Like our bras. In May 2013, I wrote about a horrific rash I kept getting on my breasts, and over time realized that it reoccurred every time I wore a particular Victoria’s Secret bra. […]

October 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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