Sunday, January 25, 2015

At the Pond: Nest boxes give birds new homes

Friends of North Davis Ponds will celebrate a year of accomplishments at its second annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in the conference room at Tandem Properties, 3500 Anderson Road. It’s amazing what a dedicated group of volunteers can achieve in one year and there are many more plans. All who enjoy the […]

Car Care: Tips to make the daily drive easier for commuters

Special to The Enterprise It’s a tough job driving to work – just ask the millions of Americans who commute every day. The average commute takes 25.5 minutes one way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, 10.8 million people drive an hour or more to work each way. Some have it worse: approximately 1.7 […]

Innovation centers need housing

The “guiding principles” for the proposed innovation centers are good as far as they go. There is, however, one glaring omission: housing! Workers will be commuting from far and farther, polluting the air, congesting the already crowded streets, spending their salaries in their home communities. If housing is provided in the innovation centers, many of […]

Kudos on tree removal

A dangerous street tree was removed on Jan. 14 from a site on L Street north of Union Drive. More than once, a large branch had fallen from that tree, coming close to hitting the resident, and once coming down on the resident’s truck, causing him to have to replace the vehicle’s hood. I want […]

And you call this a compromise?

By Mark Rollins Even though the American people keep telling Washington in poll after poll that they are unhappy with the wealth disparity that is growing in our country, and the bailing out of Wall Street, especially the big banks, we just witnessed another big ugly nail being driven into the coffin of our democracy. […]

David Brooks: I am not Charlie Hebdo

The journalists at Charlie Hebdo are now rightly being celebrated as martyrs on behalf of freedom of expression, but let’s face it: If they had tried to publish their satirical newspaper on any American university campus over the past two decades it wouldn’t have lasted 30 seconds. Student and faculty groups would have accused them […]

‘The hippie movement fell through’

Douglas Dora is a “Domie” and senior human development major at UC Davis. “The hippie movement fell through,” he observed over a potluck dinner announced by the ting of a metal triangle. “But there are still people wanting something outside the norm.”

It’s humane, reasonable and sane

I want to thank Dr. Michael Amster for his valuable and eloquent piece supporting death with dignity for patients who otherwise would suffer needlessly at the end of their lives. I know many others who also hope that we will all have medical care that allows us to make these choices for ourselves when the […]

Too important for chance

Thank you, Dr. Michael Amster, for your Forum article on death with dignity. End-of-life decisions are too important to be left to chance. I’ve always felt that the term “assisted suicide” was inaccurate to describe the end of a life. I prefer “voluntary cessation of life,” a mouthful for sure, but better, I think. The […]

We need a truth and reconciliation process

  By Fania Davis The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process — starting in Ferguson, Mo. — that can get to the roots of a long […]

Paul Krugman: For the love of carbon

It should come as no surprise that the very first move of the new Republican Senate is an attempt to push President Barack Obama into approving the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands. After all, debts must be paid, and the oil and gas industry — which gave 87 percent […]

Yolo Hospice: Are you in unfamiliar territory? Call us

I have always loved Mary Engelbreit’s cards and messages, especially a card that shows a person coming to a fork in the road with a sign post showing two pathways. The person has chosen the path marked “Your Life.” The sign for the other pathway — “No Longer An Option.” This picture has resonated with me […]