Friday, March 27, 2015

Kudos to Central Park Gardens donors and volunteers

Before the year closes, we would like to thank a number of people publicly for their help in renovating the Waterwise Garden in Central Park Gardens, on B Street between Third and Fourth streets in Davis. In particular, we would like to thank Kim Crum, executive director, Heather Barnes, past president, and members of the […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Have you ever seen the rain?

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the rain! Yes we know, as state officials and meteorologists have been quick to remind us, this doesn’t mean the drought is over, but it’s a start. At the very least, we don’t have to run […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Defeating Ebola involves medicine, and prayers

By David Dionisi In August and September, people throughout West Africa wondered if they would be left to fight Ebola alone. In September, the Franciscan Works school in Liberia, for which I am a volunteer, lost one of its students to Ebola. Johnson Moore was a nice young man. When he died, the Franciscan Works […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Heartbroken over treatment of teacher

I feel dismayed reading the recent articles about John O’Brien, a science teacher at Harper Junior High and, formerly, at Holmes Junior High. Our son was his student at both of these schools. Mr. O’Brien, better known as OB, is accused of “improperly touching a 16-year-old boy over his clothing.” Aside from the person accusing him, […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Students barking up the wrong tree

The issue: Anger in Davis and San Francisco, but the problem is in Sacramento As the regents of the University of California considered, and then approved, a plan to increase tuition by 5 percent a year for five years, student protests hit not only the regents’ meetings themselves, but UC Davis and other campuses in the […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Google, tell me. Is my son a genius?

By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz More than a decade into the 21st century, we would like to think that American parents have similar standards and similar dreams for their sons and daughters. But my study of anonymous, aggregate data from Google searches suggests that contemporary American parents are far more likely to want their boys smart and […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Trial ordered in husband’s shooting death

WOODLAND — When the 911 dispatcher asked her why she shot her husband, Susan Hoskins answered without hesitation. “Because he’s an a—–e and he kept calling me a whore,” Hoskins replied matter-of-factly as a dying Bryan Hoskins Sr., 60, moaned loudly in the background. She informed the dispatcher her wounded husband was leaning over the […]

November 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

She listens, gives of her time

A little over three years ago my family and I moved into a home near Barbara Archer and her family. It is always hard transitioning into a new community, but Barbara truly made it easier for us. Any time she was asked, Barbara was always there for me with answers to my questions about schools […]

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sunder thunder on the board

Unlike others who have written in to praise Madhavi Sunder, I have not known her for years. In fact, I met her only at the beginning of the current campaign season, when she appeared at my door with two children to introduce herself to him me in her campaign to become a member of the […]

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Archer plays well with others

I will be voting for Barbara Archer for the Davis school board. I first met Barbara when she volunteered to work every week in her oldest son’s kindergarten class at Willett Elementary School. Over the next 10 years, I watched as she volunteered for activity after activity: PTA, PTA president, Site Council and the Measure […]

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Fresh voice with fresh ideas

I am voting for Bob Poppenga because he is the type of school board trustee our school district needs. I met Bob when our children became classmates starting about four years ago. Ever since I have known him, he has been concerned about how to provide a better quality of education for all students in Davis. I would often […]

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

You can trust Archer implicitly

Please join me in supporting Barbara Archer for school board. After years of working collaboratively on school-related projects, Barbara and I joined forces to co-chair the Measure C parcel tax. This endeavor formed not only a close working relationship, but a friendship that I cherish to this day. While Barbara and I were PTA presidents […]

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,