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It’s a chilly environment at work

Dear Annie: I work with two women who turn on the air conditioning first thing in the morning. This happens year-round, including cold winter days. One of them claims to be hot even on below-freezing days with the windows open. I’ve talked to my manager, who is warm and comfy in her office. The manager […]

Mom-daughter climbers hit a snag near the top

Although the recent Everest disaster movie reminded me that I don’t want to climb mountains, in another way I have always been a climber. Put me at any tourist destination that involves going up — up a cable car, a funicular, or a stairway — and I want to do it. Until a recent moment, I’ve […]

I should be thankful I don’t sound like Roger Rabbit

It’s my own personal “Pinocchio” moment. I’ve become a “real boy”; my name is in a real book. On the list of writers contributing to “Shades of Blue — Writers on Depression, Suicide and Feeling Blue,” you’ll find my name. Finally, after 24 years of writing a weekly column, I can legitimately call myself a writer. […]

Calorie counts don’t make much difference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries. Some restaurants already post calorie counts. New York was first in the country to require it, and six years later researchers say seeing […]

Vanderhoef built bridges

It is with great sadness that I write this letter. Our community lost a great man. I was fortunate to serve on the UC Davis Board of Trustees with the late Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef and to lead a delegation to Iran in 2004 to visit four Iranian universities. This trip to promote educational exchange […]

Sports lessons lead girls from locker room to boardroom

By Linda McMahon My fifth-grade classmate Mary Beth was one of the nicest people in our school. But playing against her in the girls basketball league, I found her incredibly intimidating. This was not the NBA. Back in those days, girls teams had three guards and three forwards, and only the forwards could shoot. Forwards […]

Susan Estrich: Clinton plays the gender card

Here’s the setup. Hillary Clinton has been pointing out that her opponent Bernie Sanders, the darling of the left, has actually opposed gun control. I’ve been pointing out that same fact to folks for some time, and it’s quite compelling. It’s clearly had an effect on polls. It’s apparent that Sen. Sanders is feeling the […]

A great time for a great cause

The Davis Sunrise Rotary Club thanks our community and friends for a great turnout at the Sept. 26 Oktoberfest in Central Park. It was the best ever. Most of the food, beer, wine and raffle items were procured, purchased or donated from local businesses, which truly helped make this a community event. More than 520 […]

How can anyone live like this?

Dear Annie: I am a 12-year-old who just got my cellphone. My parents are extremely controlling about the limits of my using it. For instance, once I go to bed, I’m not allowed to charge my phone in my room. They said it would make the battery worse and I should charge it for short […]

Accentuate the positive, you know?

Dear Annie: I am a 60-year-old divorced male. I am decent looking, financially secure, have a lot of close friends, and am fun and interesting. Yet I haven’t dated in 25 years. Why? It is embarrassing to admit, but I feel inadequately endowed. My friends think I am just too picky, but I can’t tell […]

University Farm Circle honors women for service, academics

University Farm Circle awarded scholarships to eight outstanding UC Davis women at its Annual Fall Tea. The scholarships are presented annually to junior, senior and re-entry students who demonstrate high scholastic achievement, leadership, community service, high goals and volunteerism. Scholarships are funded from the UFC scholarship endowment fund, which was created from dues, programs, a […]

October 30, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free e-waste drive planned for Oct. 24

Local residents can dispose of their old electronic waste for free at a collection event sponsored by the Tzu Chi Collegiate Association in collaboration with the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps. The drive-through event — donors don’t even have to get out of their cars! —  will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

O’Halloran to be honored at Farm-City Harvest Celebration

Tim O’Halloran, general manager of the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, has been named the Woodland Chamber of Commerce’s Agri-Business Person of the Year. O’Halloran will be honored at the 48th annual Farm-City Harvest Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 29, starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in downtown Woodland. […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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