Thursday, August 21, 2014

David Brooks: Clinton, Obama and Iraq

Last week, Hillary Clinton had a fascinating interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. The interview got immediate attention because of the way she discussed her differences with President Barack Obama. While admitting that no one will ever know who was right, Clinton argues that Obama might have done more to help the moderate opposition […]

A fair deal

The issue: Catch a piece of tradition at the fairgrounds A county fair is one of those treasured examples of Americana that seems increasingly out of place in the modern world. HERE IN Yolo County, we’ve got a good one; still going strong since 1935, it is the oldest and largest free-admission fair in the state. […]

Fruit of your labor

I can understand swiping a couple of apples from a front yard. But did you have to strip the whole tree? Windfalls and all! I hope you needed them. Diane J. Moore Davis

Political grandstanding

Political grandstanding is nothing new, particularly when done by politicians who have use one elected position as a stepping-stone to run for another. But enough is enough! The grandstanding attacks of supervisors Matt Rexroad and Don Saylor’s on our Yolo County sheriff have got to stop. Rather than focusing on the numerous issues and problems […]

No conclusions yet on sheriff

I had not intended to comment on the Grand Jury’s investigation regarding Sheriff Ed Prieto until the conclusions of all investigations. However, I am concerned that the board’s prior press release, as well as subsequent public statements, may have inadvertently created the impression that the Board of Supervisors agrees with the allegations made against Prieto. […]

Sports briefs: River Cats take Game 1 of doubleheader

Sacramento’s Daric Barton was 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBI as the River Cats topped the Rainiers 8-5 in the seven-inning first game of a doubleheader in Tacoma. Four Sacramento batters had two hits, including Nick Buss, Andy Parrino, Shane Peterson and Barton. Republic FC falls to Albion The Sacramento Republic […]

Ford wrings mileage out of three-cylinder Fiesta

The Associated Press There’s a new little secret under the hoods of some 2014 Ford Fiesta small cars. Added as an optional selection for Fiesta buyers during the model year, a new three-cylinder gasoline engine is so fuel-thrifty, it makes the Fiesta the top gasoline-powered 2014 sedan in fuel mileage in the United States. In […]

Yolo Legionnaires win again in Chico tourney

CHICO — Woodland High’s Taz Ahmad hurled a complete-game four-hitter and Thomas Galart drove in two more runs as Yolo Post 77 stopped Napa, 4-3, in the second game of the Chico American Legion Father’s Day Tournament late Thursday evening. Yolo, which is 2-0 in the five-game gathering, is 5-6 on the year. “He challenged batters,” […]

River Cats fall to Chasers

WEST SACRAMENTO – A pair of two-run homers propelled the Omaha Storm Chasers past the Sacramento River Cats 6-2 Thursday at Raley Field. Storm Chasers catcher Francisco Pena started things off in the top of the second inning with his 10th home run of the season. The two-run blast to left gave Omaha a 2-0 edge. Not to be […]

Spurs beat the Heat, 107-86

By Brian Mahoney MIAMI — Here they are again, back on the brink of a championship. It slipped away from the San Antonio Spurs last year, but it would take something special — historic, actually — to stop them now. The Miami Heat would have to make the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history. “They’re […]

Sheila Allen’s the real deal

I am writing in support of Sheila Allen, candidate for City Council. If you are like me, you are trying to figure out the various candidates in terms of who they really are — not just what they say they are. Having been Sheila’s neighbor for 20 years, I can attest to the fact that […]

Rochelle studies and listens

Rochelle Swanson is an effective City Council member and is capably representing our interests, so I’m voting to re-elect her. New to city government four years ago, Rochelle has worked, studied and listened to us. Her mastery of important issues combines with a bone-deep integrity, so she knows what she can deliver and doesn’t promise […]

My choices for local offices

I support Rochelle Swanson for City Council, for her commitment to our community and our environment, and her experience and hard work on economic development over her four years on City Council. Rochelle is a natural problem-solver with the experience and knowledge to help Davis through the difficult times before us. Rochelle works tirelessly for […]

High praise for Joe Krovoza

I would like to provide insight about why I strongly support Joe Krovoza for Assembly. In August 2013, Joe wrote an incisive paper on issues pertaining to the Yolo County Latino community. Topics included education, health care, immigration reform, Latino voting, affordable housing and how we can move forward. Joe mentioned that while more than […]