Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Refrain from generalization

The Gaza war is really painful for many of us in United States and around the world. The loss of life, especially the innocent children, has its toll on many people, regardless of their culture, ethnic background or religion. I saw several letters to the editor and articles to justify the position of Israel or […]

It’s all the ecologists’ fault

Many conservatives, Republicans and Fox News watchers do not believe in global warming, or if they do, they deny that it is man-made. Many liberals, Democrats and tree-huggers think this is terrible. I will now convince the Fox News watchers that global warming is real and man-made: In the 1960s, the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, was […]

Tom Elias: Ranchers coming around on global warming

The chorus of global warming deniers has not shrunk. Outcries claiming the entire issue is fraudulent are not going away. But realism is also slowly setting in among some California groups that long tried to wish away the issue by claiming any warming that’s happening is strictly a cyclical natural phenomenon. California ranchers are now […]

Our own policies do us harm

By Vashek Cervinka No major enemy could have done greater harm to our country than our own national policies. An enemy of the United States certainly would attempt to damage our political system, economy, the structure of our society and our standing in the world. I believe domestic and foreign policies have caused damage to our country […]

Carlton Hope Meister

March 3, 1920 - July 8, 2014 Carlton Hope Meister died July 8, 2014 at the age of 94. He was born March 3, 1920, in Buffalo, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Coast Guard before spending most of his life in law enforcement. He was a police lieutenant for the Santa Rosa Police Department from […]

Jonathan Eric Hollander

July 26, 1974 — July 23, 2014 Our beloved Jonathan died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Portland, Ore., from complications of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Jonathan attended Holmes Junior High and graduated from Davis High School in 1992. He joined the Navy and traveled extensively throughout the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier Carl Vincent. […]

New ordinance aims to prevent nut thefts from orchards

A warm winter has led to an early almond harvest and one of California’s largest almond crops to date. Yolo County’s almond crop alone is valued at $41 million — and its walnut crop at $49 million — and both are expected to grow as the total planted acreage moves from non-bearing to bearing, the county reports. […]

Biggest book sale to date opens Friday at Davis library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host their next bimonthly book sale starting Friday, Aug. 1, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. From noon to 2 p.m. Friday, the sale is open to Friends members only, but any shopper is welcome to join at the door. Regular public […]

Luna family matriarch turns 100

Ruby Sanchez of Albuquerque, N.M., celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday. A former Davis resident, she was integral in helping her son Dick open de Luna Jewelers in 1968 at Second and E streets in downtown Davis. “Ruby was a very important employee,” Luna said in an email. “She was an ambassador, salesperson, cook, janitor, curator and […]

Mary Lita Bowen

d. July 12, 2014 Mary Lita Bowen passed away in Roseville at the age of 81 on July 12, 2014, after a brief illness. She left this world surrounded by family. Mary was born in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico in 1933. After graduating from the American High School in Mexico City, Mary moved to California to […]

James Thomas Feather

Oct. 24, 1935 – July 19, 2014 James ‘Jim’ Thomas Feather was born on Oct. 24, 1935, to Allen and Leona Feather near Waverly, Neb. Growing up, he was active in Future Farmers of America. He attended the University of Nebraska Agriculture College in 1953 and was active in the Farmhouse Fraternity, the Innocents Society […]

Sudwerk’s sales grow, floating on a sea of dry hop lager

In front of the Dock Store, Ryan Fry, co-owner of Sudwerk Brewery, moves a mop aside and sits down on a new bench installed and sealed last week. The additional seating — and the freshly stained fence next to it — are small facets of the brewery’s recent, rapid expansion. “Our dream mission is to […]

Davis Flea hosts night market Sunday

The Davis Flea will host its first Davis Night Market on Sunday, July 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by a dance party until 11 p.m. at 946 Olive Drive. Like the regular market — usually held on the last weekend of the month — the night event features vintage and repurposed housewares and clothing, succulent plants, handmade […]