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Jaguar brings sexy and sporty back with its 2016 F-Type

The Associated Press Jaguar has made its sexy F-Type even sportier and more seductive for 2016, with a manual transmission, surprisingly precise electric steering and new standard equipment including a 770-watt sound system from British high-performance audio maker Meridian. All-wheel drive is another new addition that is available on 2016 F-Types with automatic transmissions. Stick […]

Peace, not war, is a necessity

By Vashek Cervinka The members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) are guided by six testimonies — integrity, equality, simplicity, community, harmony with nature and peace. The peace testimony says that Friends oppose all war as inconsistent with God’s will. Violence and injustice violate the teaching of Jesus and other prophets. Friends challenge their governments […]

The campaign of deception against Planned Parenthood

By New York Times Editorial Board A hidden-camera video released last week purported to show that Planned Parenthood illegally sells tissue from aborted fetuses. It shows nothing of the sort. But it is the latest in a series of unrelenting attacks on Planned Parenthood, which offers health care services to millions of people every year. […]

Regulate Airbnb? It’s unnecessary

As an Airbnb host and longtime Davis resident, I was puzzled by the recent front-page article that started and ended with what sounds like a made-up story about a stranger walking into someone’s house. But the longer I reflected on it, the more I realized that such an outlier scenario is necessary to muster public […]

Volvo’s entry car gets more power

The Associated Press With new, more powerful turbo engines, the 2015.5 Volvo S60 is a distinctive, European premium sedan that’s nimble, quick and has a surprisingly comfortable driver seat for 6-footers. The new S60 with base turbo four cylinder also ranks among the top 10 non-hybrid, non-electric, gasoline-powered, compact and mid-size sedans in fuel economy […]

Lexus aims younger with NX

Finally, there’s a Lexus sport utility vehicle that’s priced under $40,000. The new-for-2015 Lexus NX is a compact crossover SUV, so it provides a car-like ride and is smaller than Lexus’ top-selling RX 350 mid-size SUV. The NX also is the first Lexus with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which in this case produces 235 horsepower. […]

Kia Sedona goes first-class

Kia’s new, first-class lounge seats might just be the way to make a minivan more appealing. Offered on the redesigned 2015 Sedona minivan, the comfortable, Nappa leather-swathed seats have pop-out foot rests and winged headrests, similar to first-class seats on airplanes. The beckoning lounge seats are in the second row of the van and come […]

Refined Ford F-150 best on gas and hauling

The Associated Press  America’s favorite truck, the Ford F-Series, was revamped from top to bottom for 2015, and the handsomely styled result shows how far pickups have come from their rough-riding and utilitarian past. The F-Series is more capable than ever of towing and hauling heavy loads, but it’s also more refined, smart and high-tech. […]

Moth pretty, but mislabeled

What a nice front-page picture of a lined sphinx moth to accompany your informative article celebrating moths and the Bohart Museum program. Too bad it was mislabeled as being a pterophorid moth! Both are pretty in their own way and both are common in Davis (although very different). My guess is that both will be […]

Bit by bit, Disclose Act becomes more real

If there’s one main reason for the distrust many Californians feel for government and elected officials at all levels, it may be the way special interests — from corporations to labor unions to individual billionaires — dump millions of dollars into elections campaigns while hiding their identities. Almost five years ago, Julia Brownley, then an obscure […]

Musicians could reclaim sidewalks

We could innovatively solve our problem with panhandlers by engaging live services of artists. Very many exciting, skilled and talented musicians would love to play on our sidewalks, all day long, for a tiny amount of money. If we paid them minimum wage, we would have a full file of applications from semi-professional musicians, some […]

We need to hear from the city on water supply

By Bill Tournay The last two articles (John Munn, June 2, and Mark Rollins, July 12) about the city’s drought response posture as noted brings up some serious questions about both trust and need. The Enterprise does its periodic reporting of the City Council but a city byline would be a positive addition, for those […]

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