Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mars or ISIS? Similar outcome

For a woman, the concept of volunteering for a one-way trip to Mars and running off to join ISIS has some parallels. 1. You are never coming back. 2. You will be miserable every day. 3. Every day will be a struggle for survival. 4. You will be living in an unimaginably hostile environment. 5. […]

Rowing: PE as well as life skills

It was with sadness that I read the article on Feb. 22 titled “School board hears comments on independent study PE credit.” Changing the program to block students from earning credit for participation in an independent/non-school sports would serve no good purpose and only limit access to physical education as well as important life skills. […]

Police complaint procedures drafted

For more than a year, a group composed of Davis police personnel and other citizens have been working to develop new conflict resolution procedures related to the complaint process against Davis police officers. The new procedures rely on principles of restorative justice rather than confrontation whenever possible. The group presented the process to the Human Relations […]

Clarifying energy update letter

Many Davis residents received a letter in the mail last week from Ygrene offering a program that finances energy-efficiency, renewable-energy and water-conservation upgrades. The mailer appeared to be sent by the city of Davis. The city did not send this mailer and did not authorize the use of city logos in the Ygrene materials. Ygrene offers […]

City may get charged up over energy choices

Learn more For information on the composition of the Community Choice Energy Advisory Committee, its meeting dates and its agendas, and for more information on Community Choice Energy, visit To set up a meeting with Robb Davis or Lucas Frerichs, contact Stacey Winton at 530-757-5661 or [email protected] By Robb Davis and Lucas Frerichs We have […]

Weekly claw pickup necessary

On Wednesday evening I attended a meeting concerning Davis waste presented by city of Davis representatives. Most of the presentation was about organic waste and garbage. The presenter suggested that the regular weekly claw pickup is only necessary in November and December. A member of the public presented the actual data of the mass of weekly claw pickup over […]

Late goal lifts Red Wings over Sharks

SAN JOSE — Luke Glendening scored with 1:15 remaining, completing a comeback victory for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, on Thursday night. Matt Irwin and Patrick Marleau scored for the Sharks, who dropped their seventh straight at home, their longest skid of the season and further hurting their playoff […]

Sports briefs: UCD golfers pick up monthly conference awards

A top-10 performance in a tough field at Hawaii and a solid showing at UC Davis’ own tournament helped Aggie junior Luke Vivolo earn Big West Men’s Golfer of the Month honors for February. Vivolo, from Carmel, posted an 11-under score of 205 at the Amer Ari Invitational at the Waikoloa Kings’ Course in Hawaii in […]

Anything goes? Not really

The following is an open letter to the Davis Musical Theatre Company: In a letter to the editor published Feb. 5, Angie Deng expressed her discomfort sitting through your production of “Anything Goes.” She cringed at the roles of Ching and Ling: stereotypic Chinese buffoons who can’t stop bowing, speak broken English and are gambling […]

Headlights on, please!

I’m amazed how many people do not turn on their headlights in the fog. Unless the headlights are turned on, the tail lights are not on. Running lights do not activate the tail lights. Lights in the fog are so you are seen, not so much so that you can see. Grace Vaughn Davis

Gas leak detection helpful

I would like to express my thanks to the person or persons who recently contacted PG&E after walking past our house and detecting the odious smell of gas. That morning I woke up feeling dizzy and thought I had developed an immune disorder but at 9 a.m., a PG&E technician rang our doorbell and mentioned […]

Lady Devils are truly a team

Team basketball is difficult to find on TV. If you enjoy watching solid team basketball, I highly recommend that you come to the next playoff game of the Lady Blue Devils, at 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Lincoln of Stockton. Austin Kerr Davis