Friday, February 27, 2015
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Bob Dunning: If all else fails, try teamwork

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From page A2 | March 21, 2014 |

WELCOME BACK, COACH … if the Davis Joint Unified School District hadn’t done the right thing by hiring Julie Crawford back as girls volleyball coach this fall, I had an evil plan to make it happen …

While volleyball is not a sport I have mastered — or even tried — I planned to apply for the vacant head coaching position myself … my sweetheart has always said I’m a good “setter,” mostly while I’m watching TV in the living room …

Once I had secured the job, I planned to appoint Julie Crawford as assistant coach, which would have been my prerogative … after the first match of the season, I’d develop a mysterious case of tennis elbow, go on permanent disability and allow Julie to take over as head coach, where she rightly belongs … case closed …

SWITCHING SEATS … longtime Board member Sheila Allen is now running for a seat on the Davis City Council, which means she’ll have to attend long, boring meetings once a week instead of only once every two weeks … assuming, of course, she wins … and while no one will know until June if her service on the Board has been tainted by the strange bounces of a volleyball, her long list of “Who’s Who” supporters in town still think she’s a lock …

No dummy, Sheila has taken to showing up regularly at council meetings, positioning herself in the peanut gallery directly in view of the camera every time a speaker appears at the microphone during public comment … Sheila has also become a regular at the microphone herself … whether she gets to trade that spartan seat in the audience for a high-back chair with a nameplate in front of her remains to be seen …

WOLK DYNASTY … reason No. 42 to vote for Dan Wolk for Assembly: it will help Davis achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by allowing Dan to carpool to the Capitol with his mom …

GREAT MOVIE TICKETS – FREE, FREE, FREE … while a number of kindly Davis folks have taken me up on my offer, I still have a stack of free tickets for Sunday afternoon’s 2 p.m. Crest Theatre showing of “A Man For All Seasons,” which won six Academy Awards in 1967, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Writing and Best Cinematography …

Just send me a quick email, tell me how many tickets you need, and they’ll be waiting for you at will call come Sunday afternoon … (box office opens at 1 p.m., movie begins at 2 p.m.) … and please, don’t be shy … if you need 10 tickets, say so, and you’ll get 10 tickets … email to [email protected] … invite your friends, invite your neighbors, make an outing of it …

“A Man For All Seasons” is the compelling true story of the 16th century showdown between English Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More and the King of England, Henry VIII … if nothing else, it’s a great history lesson … as an added bonus, you get to watch the movie in the beautifully restored Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento … as a further added bonus, you’ll get to meet Bishop Jaime Soto of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, who will lead a short discussion of the film afterward for those who wish to stay …

Again, the tickets are free … all you have to do is buy your own popcorn …

— Reach Bob Dunning at [email protected]

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