Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Field to fork: El Macero’s chef offers spring tastes

Sometimes it just seems right to talk about the chef before talking about the food. And so we shall. It’s an account of an individual who worked her way up from the bottom, becoming a master in her field. Fresh out of high school in Woodland in 1992, the young Rachael Levine had to plead […]

Elect Beronio as Yolo judge

I am supporting Janene Beronio for Yolo Superior Court judge. When I first started practicing law in Yolo County in 1983, Janene was a deputy district attorney. Although she was an adversary, she was fair. She was hard-working. Twenty-five years ago, the court hired Janene as a court commissioner. She runs a very efficient courtroom […]

Right person at right time

I urge the school board to appoint Madhavi Sunder to the open seat on May 8. I am confident that Madhavi has what it takes to be an excellent member of the Davis school board. Madhavi, a product of public schools and universities, is committed to seeing that Davis schools continue to provide a high-quality […]

Don’t let crisis nursery close

Friends and neighbors, we cannot sit back and do nothing as we watch the Yolo Crisis Nursery close. It provides a service available nowhere else in Yolo County. Should a single mother of two toddlers suddenly find herself temporarily unemployed and between housing situations, she can, without involving Child Protective Services or the courts, leave […]

Ground water will be next big California fight

The next front in California’s long-running water wars has already opened, and the reasons for it will sometimes be hard to see — but not always. That next fight is over ground water, source of about 35 percent of the state’s fresh water in normal years and a much higher percentage in dry ones like […]

Thanks for kindness of strangers

As a Davis resident for 19 years, I take the camaraderie in this town for granted. I take for granted the easy nod and smile, through forays in Farmers Market and through walks in the greenbelts. But behind this is a kindness that was brought home to me vividly last evening when I tripped and […]

Vote no on Measure O

Davis’ Measure O on the June 3 ballot reads: “Shall Ordinance No. 2432, which would authorize the city of Davis to reauthorize and extend the existing half-cent sales and use tax for general government purposes and increase the sales and use tax by an additional half-cent, for a combined one-cent tax, through Dec. 31, 2020, […]

Cutting the heart out of America

Our 238-year-old democracy is being destroyed by the current Supreme Court’s recent decisions to allow a corporation to be equivalent to human beings and to allow unlimited money to have unlimited media influence over voters. Our forefathers supported one human being for one vote. The Supreme Court has destroyed that revolutionary concept with its rulings, […]

Hub webpage is seeing traffic increasing

The number of views to The Hub’s website,, already has risen, increasing on average from 43 daily views in 2010 to 315 in 2014. The Hub staff also is on the rise, with record-breaking enrollment of 43 students in The Hub class, and 55 in Journalism 1.

Local authors’ book release party is fundraiser for special-needs children

Davis residents Andy Jones and Kate Duren, who recently published a book of poems and essays about raising their special-needs son, will have a book release party at 8 p.m. Saturday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. “Where’s Jukie?” was published by Absurd Publications, a Davis-based press, and is available in Davis and […]

Prop. 8 was ‘pure bigotry’

Greg Johnson has more than a few facts incorrect in his commentary on Brendan Eich’s resignation from Mozilla. First, Eich was not forced to resign by anyone, he chose to resign. He had become a liability to the company he was supposed to lead, with a rebellion from employees, merchants who worked with Mozilla and […]

Sign of things to come

A Unitrans bus travels north on F Street on Wednesday past newly installed stoplights at the intersection of Fifth Street. The road redesign now underway features left-turn signals at F and G streets. In addition, on Fifth Street, four lanes of traffic will be reduced to two lanes, and bike lanes and left-turn sanctuaries called […]

NAMI backers walk in Sacramento

NAMIWalks is just around the bend on Saturday, May 3, in Sacramento’s William Land Park. Thousands of concerned citizens across the nation will walk together to raise money and awareness to ensure that programs from the National Alliance on Mental Illness are available to provide help and hope to those in need. NAMI-Yolo is one […]