Fluoridation is not social justice

By Barbara King Several proponents of adding fluoridation chemicals to Davis water have argued for it on the basis of social justice for minority and poor residents. But such civil rights activists as the League of United Latin American Citizens and Andrew Young — former Atlanta mayor, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and […]

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged , ,

A summer in India offers a shift in perspective

By Evan Jun Shum I decided to invest my summer in India through a two-month internship program known as the Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme in a desire to challenge myself outside my comfort zones. Programs in London, Tokyo or even Sweden are all fantastic opportunities. India, however, sat in my heart as a country […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged , ,

Our view: The Constitution is for ‘We the People’

The issue: Local essay contest offers an opportunity to reflect on this all-important document The preamble of the Constitution of the United States is familiar to all Americans. However, the famous words are tucked mostly away in a dusty recess of memory, until upon hearing “We the People …” when the rest of it comes […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Our View | Tagged , ,

Toyota Avalon adds fuel-thrifty hybrid

The Associated Press Move over, Toyota Camry. It’s time for Toyota’s other sizable sedan, the Avalon, to get some well-deserved attention. Recently revamped with a stylish body and new features, the five-door Avalon now also has an impressive, fuel-sipping, gasoline-electric hybrid model. Not only does the Avalon Hybrid provide comfortable seating for five, with a […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Reserve your space for Duck Days

Duck Days, which includes teaching children how to fish, takes place at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road) in Davis. For a complete schedule of events and to register, visit www.yolobasin.org and click “Duck Days” or call the Yolo Basin Foundation at 530-757-3780.The cost for California Duck Days activities on […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

iPhotos bring out iMagination

The “Saturate Yolo” art exhibit by Dave Webb is on display in the Tsao Gallery at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., and is running in conjunction with Phone Art in Davis. Webb, a long-time Davis resident, uses colorful camera filters and carefully framed pictures to abstract the local landscape, and all with a […]

January 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mayor Joe Krovoza meets with street smart kids

Mayor Joe Krovoza talked with children at the Davis Art Center during the Street Smarts award ceremony on Dec. 7. He told the story about the first bike lane, which was invented in Davis. Krovoza went on to quiz the young kids on the various facts about bikes in Davis and assisted in handing out the awards […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,