Friday, February 27, 2015

‘Dia de los Cuentos’ a delight for young viewers, and old

Take the kids What: “Dia de los Cuentos” Where: B Street Theater, 2711 B St., Sacramento When: 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 29 Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children; 916-443-5300, There were a lot of happy, excited children at the opening performance of the new B Street Theater Family Series production, “Dia […]

Point of Brew: Davis really is a ‘pasteurized kind of town’

A friend of mine, who is a widely traveled and thoughtful and articulate man of the world, once described Davis to me as a pasteurized kind of town. Over the years I have heard Davis called all sorts of things, a jewel, bicycle-town, the People’s Republic, PC-ville, and so on, but never pasteurized. I think […]

Name Droppers: Transportation scholars get a boost

Women’s Transportation Seminar Sacramento, an organization dedicated to furthering the careers of women in the transportation industry, presented two UC Davis students with scholarships at the annual WTS-Sacramento Awards and Scholarship dinner on Jan. 22. Transportation technology and policy graduate student Kalai Ramea and undergraduate Melody Lin each received scholarships that will help advance their […]

Spear something local and fresh

In your view, fresh taste matters most for which fruits and vegetables? In other words, when does “fresh-picked” or “picked ripe” really translate into a far superior taste, enough so that you’re willing to pay a premium? Most Davisites would surely put corn and tomatoes on that list. We can’t wait for them to come […]

Workshop will teach sustainable gardening methods

The Three Sisters Garden Workshop will be led by community cultural specialist Trudy Robles from Sol Collective from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 28, on the campus of Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. The free event is hosted by Woodland Community College’s Ethnic Studies Cross Cultural Series, the Indians of North […]

Action, not words, at UCD

The chancellor’s recent letter in the Enterprise is troubling. Even before facts about North Carolina murders are gathered, she used that tragedy to help validate her Muslims-as-victims at UC Davis concerns. Exactly what evidence of Islamophobia was she referring to? There has been fallout from the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions vote at UCD that reflects badly […]

Rifkin employs logical fallacy

Rich Rifkin’s latest column (“Israel Haters Miss the Big Picture,” Feb. 18) addresses a hot topic in Davis: BDS, or Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions of Israel. Rifkin does not bring anything new to this discussion, but he does provide a useful demonstration of several well-known types of logical fallacy. The first fallacy is guilt by association. BDS is […]

Perspective on the divide

Both sides of the Israeli/Palestinian dispute have merit. Some inarguable facts: In 1948, the vast majority of Jews in Israel were displaced persons from the Holocaust, who could not go home and no country would accept them, and the United Nations created Israel for a place for them to go. The Arab nations had supported Hitler […]

Blood and money, please

The UC Davis Student Senate openly supports Hamas, and Hamas openly supports killing the Jewish people in my family. Please consider that next time UC Davis asks you for money. Gordon Caulkins Davis

A peaceful climate at UCD

Chancellor Linda Katehi’s letter to the community decrying Islamophobia (Feb. 13) was heartening. I am also pleased that the chancellor and the UC Davis administration are working on understanding and addressing campus climate issues (“Campus Climate: Clouds Gathering,” Feb. 15) through engagement of community multifaith organizations. It is important to note that the Muslim voice was […]

Kids can cuddle up

On behalf of the children of Yolo County, Project Linus of Yolo County volunteers want to thank the community that has supported us this past year. The final blanket count is in. We are happy to report that during 2014, our chapter collected and distributed more than 1,320 handmade blankets to the following agencies in Yolo […]

Let them sleep on it

The issue: Teen brains could benefit from waking up later When the Davis school board took on the issue of later start times back in September, it hit the snooze button. FACED with a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that recommended starting high school and junior high classes no later than 8:30 a.m., the board […]

Cheers and Jeers: Local economic successes are piling up

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the news that another Davis company is taking the plunge and going public. Following on the heels of Marrone Bio Innovations in 2013, Arcadia Biosciences Inc. has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and […]