Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Take home a wreath from Davis Flower Arrangers’ meeting

The October meeting of the Davis Flower Arrangers will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Please note that the program is not on its usual date — the first Wednesday of the month. The program will feature Tanya Slye of Half Moon Bay. In addition to demonstrating […]

Sunder has boundless energy

I am a ninth grader at Emerson Junior High who has been following local politics for some time now. I am writing today to express my support for school board candidate Madhavi Sunder, whom I consider an excellent leader, educator, scholar and activist. She is a person of boundless energy, intense motivation and is passionate […]

Archer has wisdom of experience

I have spent countless hours working on site and at home to support our schools for the past eight years, and one school board candidate has been there with me both in body and spirit the entire time. A few examples culled from numerous moments; I have served with her on Willett PTA, I have co-chaired […]

Tom Elias: Signs indicate California recovery will last

There are still skeptics who maintain the California economy remains in recession, that talk of economic recovery amounts to whistling past the proverbial graveyard when unemployment remains above 7 percent. Gov. Jerry Brown labeled these folks “declinists” two years ago, when unemployment was much higher and the signs of recovery were not nearly as strong […]

Cheers and Jeers: On track for some good news

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the news that local agencies working to relocate the freight rail lines out of Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento have landed a $171,180 federal grant. The money will help pay for technical assistance in creating a […]

Treat fast-food workers with respect

By Grace Calhoun When I first applied to McDonald’s, I did it as a joke more than anything else. Sure, there was a small possibility that maybe, when all hope was lost, I would resign myself to the reign of the internationally recognized golden arches. Until then, I pitched the idea of working in the […]

Our own Field of Dreams

Every once in a while, something magical happens and it only seems appropriate to share that rare magic with others. While I’m just a beginning golfer, I’m starting to enjoy the game. I recently discovered a new driving range called The Ranch Golf Range. It’s on County Road 99, between Covell Boulevard and Road 29 […]

Field to Fork: In Sweden, it’s ‘pass the potatoes’

Not long ago Diane and I traveled to Sweden for a wedding, where of course I had to query the locals and snoop around food markets to see how they embrace locally sourced food. “What do you look forward to in late spring and summer, coming from the land onto your tables?” I posed that […]

Zone remodels as apartments

Regarding the mini-dorm issue discussed in Sunday’s Davis Enterprise, I would like to propose zoning such house-remodels or buildings as apartments. That way, if they are tailor-made to be rental units within a larger structure, they would need to be built (or remodeled) in an area zoned for apartments. This zoning would not take away […]

Assess water by parcel size

The Davis City Council has approved a water rate schedule that means if water users in Davis conserve above expectation, the city will not receive the revenues that it will need to pay the multimillion-dollar loan principal, the interest and operational costs of the system. The city has a problem — if less water is […]

Time to remove this hazard

Are we going to wait until there is a drowning on Putah Creek before a known hazard is easily removed? Elizabeth Case did an extraordinary reporting job on the dangerous incident on Putah Creek earlier this month. Elizabeth even did great homework on finding out who could remedy the hazard. I found all of Carrie […]

Arts events generate big bucks

Regarding the Sept. 17 letter to the editor from Third Space Media President Lauren Cole Norton, I was distressed to read of the poor or even confrontational treatment that a local arts enthusiast experienced when seeking to share fliers of upcoming musical events at the Third Space performance venue in Davis. Without regard to the […]