Friday, August 1, 2014

Farmers Market shoppers can pick up free reusable produce bags

As part of its “Go Green, Feel Good” campaign, the Davis Farmers Market will give away 500 three-packs of reusable produce bags to the first 500 customers who stop by the market shed on Wednesday, Aug. 6, beginning at 5 p.m. in Central Park, Third and C streets. The campaign is in response to Davis’ […]

At the Pond: From Davis, it’s easy to get back to nature

We’re lucky, all of us. We can travel three minutes or three hours and reach incredible places for mini, inexpensive, restorative vacations. I’ll wager that four generations of one Davis family will cherish memories of their bike ride along Putah Creek to Winters. Longtime Davis Bike Club member Gerald Peterson, 80, led a ride to […]

Clinton’s book is worth a read

I just finished reading Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book, “Living History,” and I would ask everyone to read this. Even if you are not a fan of Hillary, please read of her accomplishments and the work she has tried to do for our country and for our world. Hillary has more experience in government than many […]

Thanks for emergency help

This letter is to thank the nice young man, Alex, who stopped to help me yesterday when I had fallen in South Davis. He spotted me on the ground after I had tripped and gashed my shin. He biked quickly back to his apartment and brought a clean shirt to wrap my leg and bottle […]

Commenting system to change

As a journalist, I believe people should stand behind their opinions. We ask our news sources to be quoted by name in our stories. We ask our readers to sign their true names to their letters to the editor. And now we’re requiring that commenters on our website,, post their thoughts by signing on through […]

Cheers and Jeers: Everybody wants to live in Davis

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the news that Davis’ real estate market is going gang-busters. Cory Gold, vice president of Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate, says last month was the busiest June in several years. There is good news on both sides […]

Support these local restaurants

It’s a wrap for Yolo Farm to Fork’s 2014 Tour de Cluck. Nine local restaurants supported the Fowl Food Frolic by each contributing a donation or percentage of their choice from a “fowl” signature dish to support the fifth annual Tour de Cluck fundraising event in May. A total of $1,229 was donated by Yanni […]

Let’s get the bench repaired

The Central Park bench seems to need our help. This is the place I call the “meet-me-under-the-big-tree” bench. It has served lost children, coffee sippers and musicians for years, but is now burned and structurally unsound. I propose we add some online group funding to the pot and get it fixed. Furthermore, when it is […]

Predicting climate changes

The computer models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to “predict” global warming were built by correlating past global temperatures with past carbon dioxide levels, and then introducing a few “fudge” factors to make sure the models fit the data (just remember that correlation does not imply causation). The models are very good […]

Cheers and Jeers: Crack open a good book

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week. CHEERS to the Davis Reads project, organized by Krystyna von Henneberg and Joan Tuss of the Stephens Branch Library. The book they’ve chosen, “Thank You for Your Service” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel, follows several wounded U.S. […]

Comings and Goings: Wake park makes you forget you’re in Woodland

Taking my teenage boys to Velocity Island Park on its opening day only for a photo opportunity was like showing my dog the tennis ball without throwing it. Instead of appreciation, there was frustration — and possibly some drooling. Velocity Island Park, a wakeboarding park with cable pulleys, opened on Thursday. It’s at the former Dubach […]

Our library is cheap at the price

Glenn Rice (Enterprise, July 11) complains that Davis’ Stephens Branch Library charges too much for photocopying. Glenn Rice compares the library’s charges unfavorably to those of Fed Ex, Office Max and Copyland. Tell me, how many books can I borrow for free from Fed Ex, Office Max or Copyland? Glenn Rice also compares the Stephens […]

Thanks for taking on this problem

Thank, thank you, thank you … I am so in agreement with the views and opinions of this “stakeholders group” in Davis. I have been concerned for a while about the increasing numbers of panhandlers and even the boldness of their ability to gain handouts. I have seen a pregnant woman stand on the corner asking […]