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Cheers and Jeers: A terrific choice for city manager

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the City Council’s selection of Davis resident Dirk Brazil as our next city manager. Brazil has a long résumé of local government/political experience, including eight years as Yolo County’s assistant county administrator, plus work as a staff member for […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Nolan supports all students

I am supporting Mike Nolan for the Davis Board of Education. Mike will not and does not support any special-interest group. I see in Mike a person who supports the students of Davis as a whole. A public education must be equitable and intended for all students. The two most important ingredients of public education […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Leadership we need, now

This Board of Education election may well be a turning point for Davis, in that budgets are being restored, a local accountability plan is in place, and decisions about values will need to be made. Due to the creation of a community-driven strategic action plan, for the first time in a long time the district has […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Strong support for Sunder

We are pleased to provide our strong and unqualified endorsement of our neighbor and friend, Madhavi Sunder, for the position of Davis school board member. Madhavi’s education, her prominence as a UC Davis faculty member and her experience as a parent of two wonderful children render her the ideal candidate who appreciates the importance of […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

She’ll be a first-rate trustee

I was delighted to hear that Madhavi Sunder is a school board candidate. When I worked at the UC Davis law school, Madhavi treated me, a social worker and staff member, as an equal. I also saw that she was one of the attorneys who emphasized to the students not just the letter of the law, […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We choose Archer, Adams

Barbara Archer and Tom Adams have our whole-hearted support for Davis school board. As a retired public school teacher, counselor and desegregation coordinator of 33 years and a past director of a UC Santa Cruz program designed to engage under-represented students in the sciences, we pay attention to details when assessing school board candidates. We […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Many reasons to pick Archer

Please join me in supporting Barbara Archer for school board. Here is a partial list of my reasons for supporting Barbara: * She is someone we can rely on to be a champion of all our children. * She has been volunteering in our schools for more than a decade. The breadth and depth of her volunteer service is […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

I’m voting for Adams, Sunder

I am very pleased to support school board candidates Tom Adams and Madhavi Sunder. I have known Tom Adams for eight years as a friend and colleague at the California Department of Education. His keen sense of analysis and decision-making are much-needed in our Davis school system. Tom understands the challenges that Davis teachers and staff face […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sunder has the right stuff

I have known Madhavi Sunder for more than 10 years as a colleague on the UC Davis law faculty, and I am delighted to support her for the Davis school board. Her keen analytical mind and her nuanced understanding of policy superbly qualify her for dealing with the difficult issues confronting the Davis school system. Anyone […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

He’s made his choice

Dear Annie: My grown son is an alcoholic. It has not interfered with his job so far, but it seems to be getting worse. His father drank himself to death, and I’m so worried he will go down the same path. He absolutely won’t discuss it. Last Mother’s Day, he promised to give up drinking, […]

Rairdan, Poppenga, Sunder

Chuck Rairdan, Bob Poppenga and Madhavi Sunder get my three votes for school board on Nov. 4. I would be thrilled to have their backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives on the board. I have been impressed with their grasp of the complexities of school district issues. They are deeply committed to ensuring a quality public […]

October 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

What’s holding Scotland back?

If even economically limited or resource-limited countries such as Monaco, Singapore, Uganda or Tuvalu can function as independent nations in the international community, why can’t Scotland see itself able to do the same? Glenn Rice Davis

October 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Lobby for Alzheimer’s aid

In less than a month, we will be casting our votes to elect members of Congress to represent us and the issues we hold dearly. Do you know if your representative has co-sponsored the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act (HR 4351/S 2192)? The act would require the National Institutes of Health to report to Congress yearly on […]

October 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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