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Cheers and Jeers: Hotel approval is good news for Davis

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the planned Embassy Suites hotel and conference center at Richards Boulevard and Olive Drive, which got final approval by the City Council on Tuesday night. Davis has plenty of hotels available, but none that provide the […]

Proposed apartment project is too big

By Jerry Hallee A five-story, 270-unit apartment project has been proposed for the site at 2100 Fifth St. formerly occupied by the EMQ FamiliesFirst residential treatment facility. I understand Davis’ “infill development” objectives as an important strategy available to city planners to provide for housing and other community needs. However, any infill project must take into […]

Will no one think of the carrots?

I am a carrot. I was “cruelly yanked” from my “… resting place in the warm comfort of the soil …” Yeah … it happened to a bunch of us. So here I lie in a veggie bin next to a turnip. It’s damn cold, too! Looks like we’re both up for grabs to be […]

Thanks for interpreter funds

Teach Another Language to Kids (TALK) would like to express its appreciation to the Davis Food Co-op and the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation for a generous $150 grant award through the Davis Cooperative Community Fund. TALK is a parent-run nonprofit providing foreign language classes to Davis elementary students. For more than 20 years, we have offered […]

Families need access to services

Thank you to Barbara Wilson for her recent letter describing child care services and access to these services once available in Davis. It is important to the families of our town that these services and access to them be returned to Davis. Jan Jursnich Davis

Torch burns, but gives no light

Dear Annie: Years ago, I was engaged to a man who I thought was the love of my life. But at college, he ghosted me — leaving without an explanation. This was horribly wounding and I never recovered. I am still single, though I haven’t stopped looking for that special someone. My ex-fiancé eventually married a […]

Unless we can learn to communicate, our biracial marriage is doomed

I must always remember that when I say “A,” some people will hear “B.” Such was the case last week, when I asserted that white Americans yearn to have a conversation about racial tension with black Americans, but the recent explosion of pain, anger and frustration from the Black Lives Matter movement intimidates little old […]

Need a new best friend?

Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue will hold a double adoption event this weekend. On Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., dogs will be available at 29 Palms Pet Resort, 34505 County Road 29 in Woodland. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rotts of Friends will bring dogs to Pet Extreme, 2091 Bronze Star Drive […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Digging science with fossils

Summer Science Camp is sizzling right along at Explorit Science Center, and the fun continues in the coming weeks with our geology camp! Campers will test mineral samples for hardness, compare volcanic eruptions and engineer earthquakes to learn about plate tectonics. They also will become junior paleontologists for a day as they excavate fossils, assemble dinosaur […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers

The Elderly Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers, Mondays through Fridays, to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Drivers leave from the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis, at 10:30 a.m., take an assigned route, deliver between 10 and 15 meals, and return to center between 11:30 and noon. Drivers may volunteer one day […]

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