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Schools reach out to those in need

Have you ever felt lonely, invisible or alone? Now, imagine feeling that way every day. In every school and in every community, including Davis, there are young people who suffer silently because they feel left out, alone or isolated. Social isolation is a growing epidemic in the United States and within our schools. Excessive feelings […]

How about a beer tax instead?

Reading Sunday’s indulgent front-page story on proposed changes in closing hours for bars, I am outraged. What about the crime victims? The takeaway of the story for me is that Davis residents are to accept violent crime, including rape and murder, as collateral damage, easily put behind us, as we bow to the prerogatives of […]

There’s no ‘right to party’ for students

Regarding Sunday’s front-page article on the downtown party scene, as I read the article, the two main negative impacts of early bar closures would be to reduce owner profits and restrict students’ ability to party. I fail to understand how these issues outweigh public safety. There is no guarantee of profit in any business, and the […]

Take control of Davis’ mean streets

It is hard to believe, and totally unacceptable, that the streets of downtown Davis have become dangerous on weekend and holiday nights, including a murder, stabbings, beatings and sexual assaults. It is time for the mayor and City Council to stop dithering and take action. First, impose a 10:30 last drink and 12:30 closing for drink […]

Arnold is great news for Davis voters

Will Arnold announced on the front page of The Davis Enterprise that he is going to run for Davis City Council. What a breath of fresh air. There really is good news! Will Arnold has Davis in his DNA. I have known Will his whole life. He is a wonderful man — thoughtful, hard-working, a […]

Let’s return to decorous discussion

At this election period we, the voters, have been, and continue to be, under a barrage of ill-tempered, insulting, demeaning, vituperative and downright misleading rhetoric from those who aspire to the high office of president of the United States. It wasn’t always so. When, during the constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787, the discussion, polite […]

Campus anti-Semitism festers while UC dithers

There has been little more than dithering from the University of California and its top officials in the year or so since anti-Semitic episodes occurred on several of its best-known and highest-ranked campuses. Even faculty members — including some without tenure for whom public protests are risky — complain that the university has “become a breeding ground […]

College Corner: How much test prep is a good idea?

It’s a new year and a new set of high schoolers are entering the college admissions phase. The question I am fielding quite frequently these days from juniors, sophomores and their families is how to prep, if at all, for standardized tests for college. So let’s go through what the options are and what makes […]

What’s happening

Ongoing * The city of Davis holds “Teen Open Gym” every Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. All teens in grades 9-12 are invited to drop in for a game of badminton or basketball. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but some will be provided. Hours […]

Science bowl team’s hard work pays off

Since 2010, there’s been a large trophy in Gary Slizeski’s science classroom at Emerson Junior High School, a third-place award won by that year’s Emerson science bowl team in the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual National Science Bowl regional competition. One day last week, Slizeski took the trophy down from its perch atop a cabinet and […]

Forum on sexting, cyberbullying set for Monday

The Davis school district will hold a community forum on sexting, harassment and cyberbullying on Monday, Feb. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. The event is free and open to all students, parents and community members, but the forum’s presentations are designed […]

We get by with a little help from our friends

By Gloria Partida My son has cerebral palsy and uses a power wheelchair to get around. Twenty-six years ago when we moved to Davis and he enrolled in the full-inclusion program at Valley Oak as a kindergartner, a central hope was that being at his neighborhood school would ensure his place in the greater community. […]

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