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Too important for chance

Thank you, Dr. Michael Amster, for your Forum article on death with dignity. End-of-life decisions are too important to be left to chance. I’ve always felt that the term “assisted suicide” was inaccurate to describe the end of a life. I prefer “voluntary cessation of life,” a mouthful for sure, but better, I think. The […]

January 20, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We need a truth and reconciliation process

  By Fania Davis The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process — starting in Ferguson, Mo. — that can get to the roots of a long […]

January 20, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Paul Krugman: For the love of carbon

It should come as no surprise that the very first move of the new Republican Senate is an attempt to push President Barack Obama into approving the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands. After all, debts must be paid, and the oil and gas industry — which gave 87 percent […]

January 20, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Other than that, he’s great

Dear Annie: For 10 years, my daughter has been in a relationship with a man from another culture. He is controlling, manipulative, arrogant and patronizing. He was raised with servants, nannies and drivers. Now my daughter fills those roles. I limit visits to once a year because he never fails to make snide comments to […]

January 20, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Husband is looking elsewhere

Dear Annie: I recently came home to find my husband looking at pictures of nude women on the computer. I didn’t know whether to be hurt, sad or furious. He defended himself, saying he is the same as any guy looking at girlie magazines. After a much-heated argument, I discovered he was also looking at […]

Birders of a feather flock to Davis sighting

Rarely have I heard a photo dismissed so quickly. “No, that’s not it. Nope. Not that one.” The speaker was a man in a green Prius with a license plate holder that suggested he was from out-of-town. He had stopped in the middle of a quiet block in north Davis and leaned out of his […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Could we learn to think of Muhammad cartoons as the new N-word?

Do we run the cartoon or not? This was the debate the Express publisher and I had last week, when he announced we’d be running the new cover of Charlie Hebdo on our opinion page rather than the simple, basic black “Je suis Charlie” I’d picked out. Charley’s position was that we cannot tolerate any […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

You guys know any available men?

Dear Annie: I am a 29-year-old woman with a medium build and long, thick black hair that’s never been cut. I am also a virgin. My family members continue to ask me about a boyfriend, and I tell them that I have never been with a man. They think something is wrong with me. I […]

We’re grateful for Biberstein grant

The children and staff of the Knights Landing Children’s Center, located in Knights Landing, wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Biberstein family and the Congregation Bet Haverim for awarding us a $2,000 grant in December. As a nonprofit co-op in a small town, our center is focused on providing an exceptional preschool program and […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Onward, Christian soldiers!

“Onward, Christian Soldiers marching as to war With the Cross of Jesus, going on before” — Christian hymn By implication, Hamza El-Nakhal, one of our community’s leaders who works tirelessly and ecumenically to enable members of our community to transcend parochial religious and sectarian divides, has been charged with inadequate repudiation of the murders of […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We must unite to defeat terrorism

In my letter to the editor on Jan. 8, I pointed out that those who committed the attack on Charlie Hebdo could not be considered Muslims and swift justice should be brought to them. They are terrorists who call themselves Muslim. From the negative responses received, it is clear that many in the community feel Muslims […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Speak out

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 (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; 202-225-1880. District office: 412 G St., Davis, CA 95616; 530-753-5301; […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

I owe it all to community college

By Tom Hanks In 1974, I graduated from Skyline High School in Oakland, an underachieving student with lousy SAT scores. Allowed to send my results to three colleges, I chose MIT and Villanova, knowing such fine schools would never accept a student like me but hoping they’d toss some car stickers my way for taking […]

January 18, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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