Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The great bedtime conspiracy

In August, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended starting junior high and high school an hour or so later. It’s hard for me to believe that a group of highly educated doctors could come up with such a ludicrous idea. Maybe because their pay is being attacked by Obamacare, they accepted a bribe from the […]

They’re best-prepared to lead

In the 3rd Senate District and in California, there has been a disconcerting trend toward fewer and fewer candidates and even some canceled elections when the number of candidates has not exceeded the number of vacancies. I am pleased to say that this is not true for the Davis Joint Unified School District. We have […]

Vibrant and hard-working

I am proud to support Barbara Archer for Davis school board and encourage you to join me in voting for her on Nov. 4. For eight years, Barbara has been my friend, my neighbor and my fellow parent wanting the best for all of our kids and our Davis schools. Her children are a few […]

Archer has the right stuff

It is a real pleasure to support Barbara Archer for election to the Davis school board. She is a candidate with a decade-long record of service and leadership: a former PTA president and Site Council member; a co-chair for Measure C (school parcel tax) in 2012, member of the district’s strategic plan team, a member […]

Get on your bikes to meet Davis’ greenhouse gas goals

By Mont Hubbard In this momentous week of the United Nations Climate Summit, here are some numbers: The average citizen pumps roughly 20 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. What’s a typical ton? A round-trip Davis-to-New York flight generates 4 tons. Driving a car 12,000 miles per year produces about 6 tons. In […]

Marsh case shows need for ‘Maupin’s Law’

By Lloyd Billingsley On Friday, a Yolo County jury found Daniel Marsh guilty of first-degree murder, with enhancements for torture and lying in wait, in the stabbing deaths of Claudia Maupin and Oliver “Chip” Northup in their Cowell Boulevard home on April 14, 2013. That verdict, though welcome for the victims’ relatives, hardly ends the […]

Where did Common Core standards come from?

The Common Core state standards — which cover English language arts and mathematics — were developed in 2009, with the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers spearheading the effort, with the goal of developing a more consistent set of academic standards across multiple states. The National Governors Association is a bipartisan group, […]

It’s all about the kids

Bolivian children show off Kelly Chang’s book about animal trafficking, “Encontrando el Madid.” Chang, a 2009 graduate of Davis High School and a 2013 graduate of Scripps College, spent six months working in South America. Courtesy photo

Scale choppers land at Yolo County event

The Woodland Davis Aeromodelers will host the fourth International Helicopter Scale Masters fun-fly event Friday through Sunday at the club’s flying site northeast of Davis on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102. The three-day event will showcase world-class helicopters flown by skilled radio-control pilots. There will be demonstrations for rescue, firefighting […]

DHS Homecoming features ‘Mythology Madness’

“Mythology Madness” is the theme of this year’s Davis High School Homecoming, which concludes with Friday’s football game against the Elk Grove Thundering Herd at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Students have been busily designing class floats for Friday’s parade through downtown Davis and celebrating spirit days at school. Student Maya Gilardi, chairwoman of this […]

Dog has successful eye surgery for cornea disease

By Rob Warren Life wasn’t looking too bright last year for Cyrus, a 10-year-old German shorthaired pointer. Not only had he lost his home, he was also losing his sight. Living in a shelter, Cyrus was suffering from corneal endothelial dystrophy, a disease in the eyes that causes premature degeneration of endothelial cells, which are […]

Poppenga supporters invited to reception

Community members are invited to meet Davis school board candidate Bob Poppenga at a gathering Friday evening hosted by Sally Albertson at 3111 Northfield Court in Davis. Light refreshments will be served at the get-together, which will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP to sallyalbertson@comcast.net. Poppenga is a parent of two, an active parent […]

Study history to understand present, prepare for future

By Daniel Burnett The memory is all but lost, even though the legacy is all around us. You meet it every time you set foot in a national park, pay Social Security or thank a World War II veteran; every time you spend a dime or see Mount Rushmore. The legacy of the Roosevelt family […]