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Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; 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 (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Let’s stop fast track and the TPP trade agreement

Local action It’s time to say “we will not obey” and consider passing a resolution to make Davis a TPP-free zone, as Madison, Wis., and Berkeley have done. For more information, see www.tppfreezones.org This week, organizations representing labor, indigenous people, health care, food safety, public services, the environment, energy, banking and financial services, the Internet […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

CT scans would help prevent lung cancer deaths

By Royce Calhoun What do you know about lung cancer? Likely, very little. October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all saw a nation in pink and many organizations, including the National Football League and Major League Baseball, showing their support by wearing pink. Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

E-cigarette use rising in high school kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday. In a large national survey last year, 4.5 percent of high school students said they had used e-cigarettes in the previous month. That’s up from 1.5 percent in 2011 and 2.8 […]

With racial justice, what’s in a name?

Learn more What: “Shoulder to Shoulder: Connecting for Racial Justice,” a family-friendly event serving as an open house for local racial justice resources When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Davis By Kayla Koenigshof It started with a vigil for Trayvon Martin. At some point, the evening shifted […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

This invitation will expire at 2 p.m.

Dear Annie: Our neighbor “Ellen” is having an 80th birthday party for her husband. She has invited about 40 people, including my husband and me and the “Smiths,” another couple who are neighbors. We’ve had many disagreements in the past where the Smiths have yelled and sworn at us. Now we ignore them. Ellen told […]

City salaries over roads?

Davis has the worst paved roads and the highest-paid city employees in Yolo County. Cause and effect, or just coincidence? Jeff Boone Davis

November 14, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

A poor site for an innovation center

If Davis residents decide that Davis needs an innovation center (or three) and the benefits outweigh the problems (most of which have not been addressed in the newspapers), I think location should be one of the prime considerations. The Davis Innovation Center proposed for a piece of property bordering West Covell Boulevard and John Jones Road […]

November 14, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis examines innovation, exploration and startups

“During the past three decades, startups in the U.S. have created nearly 40 million jobs, all the net job creation in the country over that period. As we recover from a deep recession, our ability to innovate, build iconic companies, put people back to work, and inspire the world will once again be determined by […]

November 14, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Here’s to the colors that never run

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to Kiwanis Club members for setting up U.S. flags all over downtown Davis on the morning of Veterans Day (and all national holidays). The tradition is a powerful, dignified way to remind us all of the sacrifice American service members have […]

November 14, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Meds doing more harm than good

Dear Annie: I’ve been on antidepressant and bipolar medication for 12 years. The problem is, I feel I am being overmedicated. I want to sleep all day. I am also legally deaf. I live with my parents because I am unable to drive. My depression and resulting destructive spiral caused my grades to go south in […]

Thanks, Concilio, for the honor

I am fortunate enough to have won another award. As I‘m sure you’re well aware, the Yolo County Mexican-American Concilio held its 30th annual Concilio Recognition Dinner/Dance and Scholarship Fundraiser this past month. Rick Gonzales Jr., retired teacher and president of the Concillo, works tirelessly for our community, maintaining his father’s legacy by securing scholarships […]

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

California crumbles under Democrats

Lawbreaking ended the Democrats’ supermajority, moans Tom Elias in his column of Oct. 14. (The election finished the job.) He gloats over Democrats holding all statewide offices and why they are likely to have “a lock on California for years to come.” Demographics assure that: Former Republican bastions have been overrun by Latino voters in […]

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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