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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 ,

Tobacco decision a good start

I’m writing on behalf of the Yolo County Tobacco Prevention Coalition — a group of tobacco-free advocates representing various agencies and the general public in Yolo County. The coalition meets bimonthly to network, attend trainings, plan activities, review and create media, develop policy activities and address current tobacco issues affecting our community — and acts as the […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Reduce our nuke stockpile

While President Obama is pursuing a historic agreement to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, his administration has sent Congress a budget request that includes a large increase for the National Nuclear Security Administration and asks to spend millions of dollars on new nuclear weapons programs. An alternative is being offered in both the […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why the Sacramento Republic FC lost my support

By Winfried Schleiner Sacramento Republic FC is our area’s up and coming soccer club that aspires to play in Major League Soccer, the highest professional league in the United States. I have supported that ambition, since I would like to have access to first-rate soccer in our area. But then came March 14. On that […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: A shot in the arm for our health

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the state Legislature for taking up a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated. Under the legislation, parents no longer would be able to send unvaccinated kids to school with waivers citing religious or personal beliefs. Exemptions […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

A fitting memorial for teens

We would like to thank the city of Davis and its many citizens for the Warm Remembrance Family Play Area and their support to our families since 1980. Providing a place where children can come to play and learn about themselves and others is an altogether fitting and proper memorial for John and Sabrina. They […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Please stop using Roundup

Getting ready to garden? Pesticides, herbicides and Roundup are killing organisms that are not the intended targets! Roundup is a weed killer and the active ingredient is glyphosate, a harmful chemical. A total of 18.7 million pounds of Roundup are being used each year! Roundup is killing off milkweed, a plant that monarch butterflies need […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Good fishing depends on habitat

J.R. Young and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers got it right (“Hunters, Anglers Support Berryessa Snow Mountain Protection,” March 22): The Berryessa Snow Mountain public lands offer world-class fishing and hunting and deserve to be permanently protected as a national monument. As a working fly-fishing guide on Putah Creek who grew up in Winters, I applaud […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Help fund my work in Uganda

Dear Davis community, My name is Funke Aderonmu and I am a UC Davis international relations and economics double-major. In recent months I have served the international community in Davis through volunteering at the 2014 International Festival Davis and at events of the United Nations Association. This summer I will be volunteering in Kampala, Uganda, […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Was it only eight months ago?

Dear Annie: Eight months ago, I met the love of my life online. Everything started off great. “Jay” and I chatted every day. However, at one point, a past lover of his intervened and warned me about some of his “issues.” I became a little bit paranoid and asked Jay to explain his side of […]

Listening’s great, but keep eyes on the goal

The issue: Council gathering input on innovation centers The term “listening tour” entered mainstream political consciousness with Hillary Clinton’s turn-of-the-century run for a New York Senate seat. Since then, it’s become the go-to option for a politician trying to gauge support for a particular idea or campaign. SO IT IS that members of the Davis City Council have […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

What to do if you find a bee swarm

By Christian Coulon and Ann Evans April and May is swarm season for honeybees. This is the natural way a hive reproduces. The swarm is generally not dangerous as it is focused on finding a new home. If you see a swarm, contact a local beekeeper, a beekeeper’s listserv or the Police Department, which also […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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