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Generosity could have its price

Dear Annie: I am a disabled single mother of two, and I work part time. We live in a modest mobile home that is becoming too difficult for me to maintain. The hard winter resulted in frequent frozen water pipes, no heat and high utility bills. My parents have offered to purchase a house for […]

Communication is the key

Dear Annie: Why is it that I know six women who are divorcing their husbands? Why are there so many middle-aged men newly divorced? Why does it take a divorce to wake guys up? I’m 47 and have been married to my husband for almost 25 years. He is a good dad. He can fix […]

On safari to Santa Rosa, what should you expect?

It was always in question whether my husband would like his birthday gift. I’d gone big and reserved a pricey overnight on June 12 in a location neither one of us had ever visited. Then he went big, with a health incident that landed him in the hospital just before our trip. We postponed the […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

This bright idea turned out to be the baddest of the bad

* Editor’s note: Debra is on vacation. This column originally ran in April 2002 You have your bad ideas and then you have your bad ideas. Of all the bad ideas I’ve had in my life, this one was surely one of the top-10 baddest of all time. Blame it on that stage in life fondly referred […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It’s hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators. Some hospitals do manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk even if they’re tethered to life support. Now research that put sick mice on tiny treadmills shows why even a little […]

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 […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Thanks for keeping babies dry

On behalf of CommuniCare Health Centers and all of the moms and babies in our Perinatal Program, we wish to thank everyone who contributed to making CommuniCare’s fifth annual Diaper Drive a wonderful success. We collected 3,400 diapers and cash donations to purchase about 6,000 more. This will help us provide a month’s worth of […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Tense dog owners may be creating canine ‘aggression’

By Mark Rollins If you always walk your dog on a leash, there’s a good chance you’re making a big mistake. You’re not letting your dog become properly socialized and you’re making your dog stupid. Leashes are not a panacea to guard against aggression in dogs and, in fact, leashes cause a lot of aggression […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Charles Blow: College sexual assaults caught in the cultural crossfire

Last week the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism issued its damning report about the journalistic lapses by Rolling Stone magazine when it published a salacious, and now-discredited, story about a supposed gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house. The report blasted the magazine for failing to engage in “basic, even routine journalistic practice” […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Not exactly an open book

Dear Annie: About 10 years ago, I was working on a remodel project and discovered a hidden “treasure”: three dusty books stashed above some ductwork. Two were personal journals, and another was an art book with sexy photographs from the 1980s. I briefly glanced at the journals and noticed they dealt with some romantic breakups. […]

How California won by losing Tesla battery plant

It was supposed to be a $5 billion project, creating 6,500 jobs. That was the hype when Tesla Motors last summer orchestrated a five-state battle to host a huge “gigafactory” where it plans to build batteries for its next generation of electric cars. Anyone who’s driven one knows the Tesla Model S seems to take […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bill provides a real Bakken solution

The issue: Regulating oil’s volatility is surest way to keep rail shipments safe As Davis residents have looked on with worry at plans by the Valero oil refinery to build a new rail terminal in Benicia — with visions of explosive tanker cars rumbling through our heads — our options for influencing events have looked painfully sparse. THE CITY […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,
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