Thursday, November 27, 2014

Protect our migratory corridors

When I read about the Snow Mountain Wilderness, it always brings back memories. It was a privilege to work on the original designation in 1984 with a large team of local supporters, and I wrote about that experience in a recent Tuleyome Tales. Part of that local support was clearly Vernette Marsh (see her letter […]

Sit back, watch the spectacle

Let me get this straight. The University of California, which is run by a bunch of  Democrat/progressives, endorses raising tuition on the parents of a bunch of Democrat/progressive students. These hapless and ill-informed students are shocked to learn that governments don’t have unlimited resources and neither, apparently, do their parents, who are also a bunch […]

Behavior reflects on coaches, parents

It is shameful for coaches when they witness violent attitudes from their players toward opposing players and referees. It reflects on the coaching staff, their methods and the principles that are used to instill sportsmanship among them. No excuses. The Davis High School boys soccer players showed no sportsmanship skills, no respect or discipline. This […]

Tom Elias: Who needs a political party?

Neither devoted Republicans nor dedicated Democrats are happy about one obvious message of this month’s election: At least in California, there’s no need at all to choose or join a political party. This message came across in several ways. For one thing, the two Republican candidates for statewide office who refused to endorse their party’s […]

Green beans aren’t the only ‘green’ this Thanksgiving

By Ilana Creinin This Thanksgiving, consider joining me in adding our planet to your list of things to be thankful for. Given all that the Earth provides for us (like the tasty food we’re about to enjoy), here are some ways you can make your Thanksgiving holiday more sustainable and give some appreciation back to […]

Right at home: gifts you can use and use up

By Kim Cook The holiday catalogs and gift guides are starting to pour in, full of wonderful stuff to wrap for friends and family. But what about those who don’t really want more stuff? Small-space dwellers don’t have room for much. Seniors may not either, or may just not want the burden of more things […]

After the feast, the leftovers!

I love Thanksgiving! I love the weather, and the food, and the good spirits of everyone cooking and eating together. I even love working at the crazy-busy-exciting Davis Food Co-op during Thanksgiving, wrangling 600 or so delicious Diestel turkeys out the door with all the fixings of your dreams. But my favorite part? The very […]

Name Droppers: Governor taps UC Davis grad for bench

Dylan M. Sullivan, a graduate of UC Davis, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to an interim judgeship in the El Dorado County Superior Court. Sullivan, 48, of Rescue, has served as a commissioner at the El Dorado County Superior Court since 2011. She served in several positions at the California Department of Corrections and […]

Backyard apples? It can be done

“I just tasted the best apple I’ve ever had! Can I grow it here?” As a child I considered apples to be pretty worthless. Growing up in Southern California with a mom who bought cello-pack bags of little tasteless, mealy Red Delicious apples to pack in our lunches, I never saw why anybody would eat […]

Dixon’s visions of grandeur fueled con artist’s scam

By Bil Paul After the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento announced its charges against Carissa Carpenter — the self-styled movie studio exec who last popped up in Dixon — many finally had their curiosity assuaged. As the author of a book covering her episode in Dixon, I’ve heard the following questions most often: “Where is she now?” and […]

Executive order is an abuse

Snow Mountain was declared a wilderness by the Wilderness Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1984. Let it remain the way it was intended — a wilderness! Snow Mountain is already protected under the 1984 act. The environmental groups, specifically Tuleyome and those wanting to put Snow Mountain under more control, want to make […]