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The Keystone veto: You want jobs? Try this

Local chapter Yolo Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan grassroots group focused on a market-based solution to address climate change. By lobbying members of Congress and engaging in community outreach, CCL volunteers nationwide are working to create the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate. To learn more, visit www.yoloccl.org. By Mark […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

A single vote really does count

Barely 21 percent of eligible California voters cast ballots in last fall’s election, which means about 80 percent of the eligible populace should have no complaints even if they don’t like the performances of those who were elected for the next two or four years. It’s easy to conclude this was because of apathy and […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

What can I do to help?

Dear Annie: One of my classmates has Asperger syndrome. He often says and does things that are obnoxious and sometimes downright threatening. I understand that his behavior is a result of his Asperger’s, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. When I ask my friends what to do, they say it’s not […]

Little Oedipus doesn’t stand a chance

Dear Annie: I am concerned about my grandson’s well-being. My daughter has always had “cuddle time” with “Joey.” It was OK when he was little, but now that he is turning 7, it seems worse. Now she is talking about getting him a new bedroom set that will be big enough for the both of […]

Remarkably self-aware denial

Dear Annie: I am a healthy 50-years-young woman in the midst of menopause. I also have been diagnosed as mentally ill with depression. I refuse to seek treatment. I come from a culture where the shame of admitting a mental illness is a fate worse than death. So I sleep a lot. I have a […]

Stress adds to eating disorders

Dear Annie: By the time I was a sophomore in high school, I had already been diagnosed with an eating disorder and was recovering with support from my family and several health professionals, including a therapist and a nutritionist. We all thought I was doing very well. At college, however, I found myself without the […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Rich Rifkin, boy detective

I believe I speak for all 42 million citizens of the Argentine Republic in thanking Rich Rifkin for solving the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, which has had the country in an uproar for a month. On Feb. 18, some 300,000 people marched in Buenos Aires demanding to know what Rifkin apparently does know. As […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Waste proposal too costly?

I have enjoyed the yard waste services of Davis Waste Removal for 39 years. DWR is convenient, efficient and flexible, and manages to handle peak periods in the fall, winter, spring and summer. Whenever people have pruned their trees and shrubs, DWR has reliably removed the clippings. As more people change to low-water landscapes, there will be […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A gym comes to Davis

By Andy Jones The modern gym is a playground for adults where children are rarely tolerated. I was excited that a gym was being built a block from my home in South Davis, but I soon discovered that it was a gym for gymnasts, with not much there for an adult to do. On the […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

How to hold colleges accountable

By Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler The problems with college are well-known. Too many students aren’t learning, don’t finish and fall deeply in debt. What will make college better? Federal officials, who are already alarmed by soaring tuitions, must tackle the mediocre education and outcomes at many schools with similar urgency. Through loans, grants and tax […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? It’s why we fell in love … so stop it

Every couple goes through this: Things that were once adorable when the two first got together become beyond annoying in the later years. My sister-in-law thought it was hilarious — because it is! — when my brother would burp the alphabet after gulping some particularly fizzy soda. Now, she rolls her eyes in semi-disgust. In […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Your secret weapon, introverts: tips from a Party Goddess      

I attended a huge conference recently that features multiple parties and, as always, I had a blast. I have a particular party that’s my favorite, but I like to cruise the other suites and check out the vibe. If I like it, I stay. If it’s as stale and boring as Grandma’s knee socks, I’ll […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Eye-opener: Teens getting less and less sleep, study shows

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found. More than half of kids aged 15 and older would need to sleep at least two hours more each night to meet recommendations for adequate rest, heightening […]

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