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The power of ‘no’ will help patch up my personal boundaries

Several people have said they don’t understand why Leslie Pinkston’s murder affected me so much, given that although we worked under the same roof, we weren’t close by any means. We were mostly each other’s ambient noise at work. Her more than me. When Leslie was in the building, you knew she was in the building. […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

There’s only one way to fix this

Dear Annie: My sister, “Ellen,” bought my mother a car when Mom moved in with her. Ellen promised it would belong to Mom when she paid her back. Mom has made payments for three years. But she and Ellen had a fight, and not only did my sister kick Mom out of the house, but […]

Heartbroken over treatment of teacher

I feel dismayed reading the recent articles about John O’Brien, a science teacher at Harper Junior High and, formerly, at Holmes Junior High. Our son was his student at both of these schools. Mr. O’Brien, better known as OB, is accused of “improperly touching a 16-year-old boy over his clothing.” Aside from the person accusing him, […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Students barking up the wrong tree

The issue: Anger in Davis and San Francisco, but the problem is in Sacramento As the regents of the University of California considered, and then approved, a plan to increase tuition by 5 percent a year for five years, student protests hit not only the regents’ meetings themselves, but UC Davis and other campuses in the […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Google, tell me. Is my son a genius?

By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz More than a decade into the 21st century, we would like to think that American parents have similar standards and similar dreams for their sons and daughters. But my study of anonymous, aggregate data from Google searches suggests that contemporary American parents are far more likely to want their boys smart and […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cordial political discourse: Seven years later, the thoughts resonate

By David Purkey Barry Garrison died much too young. When he did, I felt compelled to write letter to The Enterprise, not something I was prone to do, but which Barry did regularly. The letter, published in June 2007, read: “When my daughter told me that Barry Garrison had died, it saddened me a great […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Easing the stress during college application season

By H.C. Cuevas November is upon us and we’re deep into the college application season. It’s an annual ritual for high school students who are excited about the prospect of moving on to college of their choice, newfound independence and a host of new ventures awaiting them, yet it is also a period that students and parents alike […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Watch out for holiday weight gain

By Richard Fleming, M.D. Though it seems hard to believe, winter is a few weeks away. Some animals put on a lot of weight in the fall so they can hibernate through the winter months. Bears can add on as much as 100 pounds to get ready for cold weather. Other animals can increase their […]

Nowhere to go, nothing to do

Dear Annie: Two years ago, at the age of 62, I was forced to take early retirement from my teaching job. My pension is miniscule, and despite trying to find full-time work, I have only been able to string together part-time jobs. I have been divorced for 20 years, so there is no one else […]

Council misses an opportunity

The Davis City Council missed its moment and missed an opportunity — a simple vote for no parking on B Street between Fifth and 14th streets in support and sponsorship of bicycling. No, the council chose to “kick the can down the road.” Call it mediation or call it a moderated forum, it still amounts to […]

November 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Together we can do so much

The Davis real estate community — made up of Realtors, bankers, lenders, inspectors and service professionals — is pleased to sponsor a food drive for STEAC this Saturday, Nov. 22. Davis residents are asked to place donations of nonperishable food items in a plastic bag at the edge of their driveway or at their mailbox hub by […]

November 21, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis voices concerns over new oil-by-rail proposal

By Elizabeth Lasensky, Carol Warren and Lynne Nittler Uprail residents have until Monday at 4:30 p.m. to send comments on the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Extension Project at the Santa Maria refinery in San Luis Obispo County. Letters may be sent to Murry Wilson at [email protected] Those who wish to write their own letter may email […]

November 21, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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