Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Those texts still linger

Dear Annie: Several years ago, my then middle-aged husband worked for a company that employed several young attractive girls. He became friends with one of them, and they became texting buddies. Even when they both later left the company, they continued to text. I found this out after the fact. When I confronted him, he […]

New ways of giving locally and beyond

This time last year an envelope arrived from Yolo Hospice. “Probably some kind of announcement,” I thought, but I was wrong. It was a greeting card with these words on front: “We believe in the power of love and goodness.” Inside, it stated that a donation had been made in honor of my birthday. The […]

Car Care: Tips for buying your first ATV

Special to The Enterprise First-time buyers account for more than a quarter of all-terrain vehicle sales each year. As with any major purchase, a little education can go a long way toward helping you get the best possible deal for your money. Polaris Industries, a leading manufacturer of ATVs, offers the following advice when you’re […]

Leash your dogs; it’s the law

I was completely dismayed to read Mark Rollins’ contribution to The Davis Enterprise last Sunday concerning his views of canine aggression. Rollins does not have an advanced degree in pooch psychology nor does he seem to understand the limitations of Wikipedia-based knowledge. There are excellent reasons for the Davis leash law; it is meant to […]

Study questions accuracy of tumor gene mapping

More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn’t always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes. Cancer involves two sets of genetic code — your own and your tumor’s. A study published Wednesday found that mapping […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery still needs help

The issue: Community donations, government funds saved lives One child, one day. If only 2,000 of us step up and donate $50 — the amount needed to provide care for one child for one day at the Yolo Crisis Nursery — we’ll have reached a goal of raising $100,000 in community support to keep this vital […]

Drink up, kids, but make your choice a healthy one

By Raychel Kubby Adler It’s the new trend. It’s the smart thing to do for our kids. It is not taking away parental rights and responsibilities, however, it is making it easier for parents to order healthy drinks for our children. How many times have you ordered the soda for your child because “that’s how […]

Tobacco decision a good start

I’m writing on behalf of the Yolo County Tobacco Prevention Coalition — a group of tobacco-free advocates representing various agencies and the general public in Yolo County. The coalition meets bimonthly to network, attend trainings, plan activities, review and create media, develop policy activities and address current tobacco issues affecting our community — and acts as the […]

Why the Sacramento Republic FC lost my support

By Winfried Schleiner Sacramento Republic FC is our area’s up and coming soccer club that aspires to play in Major League Soccer, the highest professional league in the United States. I have supported that ambition, since I would like to have access to first-rate soccer in our area. But then came March 14. On that […]

Cheers and Jeers: A shot in the arm for our health

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the state Legislature for taking up a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated. Under the legislation, parents no longer would be able to send unvaccinated kids to school with waivers citing religious or personal beliefs. Exemptions […]

Good fishing depends on habitat

J.R. Young and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers got it right (“Hunters, Anglers Support Berryessa Snow Mountain Protection,” March 22): The Berryessa Snow Mountain public lands offer world-class fishing and hunting and deserve to be permanently protected as a national monument. As a working fly-fishing guide on Putah Creek who grew up in Winters, I applaud […]