Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Adams has what we need

We are so fortunate to have in our town so many people dedicated to the community and willing to spend their time to work for the benefit of that community. This year’s school board election is a good example, featuring a full slate of qualified, caring individuals. Exceptional as all the candidates are, I believe […]

Archer’s the go-to person

I was delighted to hear that Barbara Archer would be running for a spot on the Davis school board this fall. I’ve known Barbara for more than 10 years as our paths crossed when I’d attend various school functions or meetings. Barbara caught my attention because I noticed that she was the one parent year after […]

Support choruses in schools

You published an article by Jeff Hudson on Oct. 3 about increasing school board support for a “universal choral music program in Davis elementary schools.“ We strongly urge the board to establish this program. This is important because currently there are too many elementary school students missing the opportunities to join their voices with their classmates. […]

Slower travel on new stretch

In her thoughtful letter on Sunday (“Be Careful Cycling on Fifth”), Barbara Sommer emphasized that care is warranted because automobile traffic moves rapidly. She is absolutely right. Her most important sentence contained one error, however. The speed limit on Fifth between A and L is not 30 miles per hour; it is instead 25 mph. […]

Life vests are a must when rafting

Your “Cheers and Jeers” column Friday falsely implicates a restoration project as a significant factor in the tragic death of a UC Davis student, who drowned in the heavy water of Putah Creek. Both Cache Creek and Putah Creek have intermittent heavy vegetation along their banks — much of which is non-native tamarisk, a plague […]

Dodd is the best choice for 4th District Assembly

The issue: Napa County supervisor is a seasoned politician and pragmatist There’s a clear choice for residents of Davis, Woodland and Winters when it comes to who will represent them in the 4th Assembly District. That choice is Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd. WHOEVER WINS will represent the vast majority of Yolo County’s residents. While we […]

She’s innovative, passionate

I was delighted to see The Davis Enterprise join the Sacramento Bee in endorsing Madhavi Sunder for the Davis school board. I have had the privilege of being on the same faculty with Madhavi for the past 10 years. She has the respect of her colleagues, and the admiration of her students. She is a […]

Archer, Nolan are my picks

I am writing to support Barbara Archer and Mike Nolan for school board. As PTA treasurer, I worked closely with Barbara when she was PTA president at Willett Elementary. Barbara was hands-on with managing our budget. She led our budget planning meetings and kept a close eye on fundraising and expenditures to make sure we […]

Sunder has bold vision

As the parent of a 4-year-old and a Davis resident for almost 20 years, I am looking for trustees who have a broad, long-term vision for our school district and whose positive impact will last decades. Madhavi Sunder is that trustee. An outstanding example of Madhavi’s vision was her leadership in naming our neighborhood school […]

These three are the best

My three votes for Davis school board will go to Barbara Archer, Tom Adams and Madhavi Sunder. Each candidate is uniquely qualified and, together, they would be fantastic additions to the school board. Rather than list all of their qualifications, I’ll tell you my personal experiences with each of them. I’ve sat in many meetings […]

U.N. steps up to lead Ebola response

Honor the U.N. What: United Nations Day, featuring a free talk by Rep. John Garamendi on “Global Leadership: The United States’ Role in the United Nations” When: 5:30 p.m. Friday reception, 6:30 p.m. talk Where: International House, 10 College Park By Verena Borton Following the first known transmission of Ebola in the United States this […]

An accidental fan becomes a baseball devotee

By Meera Ekkanath Klein This month, I became an accidental fan of the Kansas City Royals. A devoted Giants fan, I was blacked out by some station named FSI (huh?) and clicking through the channels I discovered a game between the Royals and Oakland A’s. It was an “epic comeback in a wildly entertaining AL […]