Vindication for Planned Parenthood

By The New York Times editorial board One after the other, investigations of Planned Parenthood prompted by hidden­-camera videos released last summer have found no evidence of wrongdoing. On Monday, a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, went a step further. Though it was convened to investigate Planned Parenthood, it indicted two members of the […]

Here’s to 40 more years

I give Bill Roe a hearty “right on!” for his Forum article on The Pence Gallery and Natalie Nelson (Wednesday). As the Pence celebrates 40 years in the community and Natalie Nelson’s 10 years as the executive director, the Davis community can look forward to many more years of excellence in art exhibits and hands-on […]

Bottleneck report: Transit only a partial traffic fix

Many of America’s worst traffic bottlenecks are holding up commuters for hours each week even where there’s plenty of mass transit nearby. That’s the upshot of a new report titled “Unclogging America’s Arteries,” which offers a few nostrums that don’t really figure to solve the problem anytime soon. (Read the report at The most prominent […]

Still grateful to Dr. Kennedy

It was with sadness that I read the obituary of Dr. James Kennedy. I will always credit Dr. Kennedy for saving my life 22 years ago. When I went in for a routine physical, he was suspicious that something might be “not quite right” after doing my regular exam and was determined to pursue the […]

Why stop at sugary soda?

Research continues to identify sugar as a culprit in cancer surge, obesity and dental decay. Here is but one recent example: However, why stop at soda? Why not include all forms of processed foods that include sugar in it many iterations? Why not target the fruit “juice” that is hardly even a real juice regardless of […]

Spreading the joy of soccer around the world

Funny thing about that shiny red soccer jersey your 10-year-old used to wear that ended up in a donation box in the AYSO building at Community Park. There just might be a little boy in Burkina Faso wearing it today. Or a little girl in Haiti. And those soccer cleats your 11-year-old outgrew in a […]

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 […]

Gifted siblings capture the world around them

Arav Karighattam was a special kid from the start. He taught himself to read and write so early, and was so advanced so young, that traditional schooling was out of the question. His parents, Davis residents Vasan and Kavita Karighattam, tried Waldorf and Montessori, but neither method really worked for Arav, and after meeting with […]

Tips for dining room interior design

By Joseph Pubillones Dining rooms are stellar rooms for drama. Just think of the exquisite scenes set in “Downton Abbey’s” dining rooms. For foodies and aficionados of interior design, dining rooms are often the most important room of the house. Whether you love intimate dinners or enjoy large dinner parties, there are certain considerations. […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Casa Verde Design talks kitchen and bath renovation

Selecting materials for your kitchen or bath renovation Kitchen and bath renovations can bring new function and beauty to your home. A well-executed kitchen or bath renovation can add value to your home, almost immediately. While hiring a qualified general contractor is essential to any successful remodel project, good design and the choice of appropriate […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Ask the Expert | Tagged ,

Best place to buy a gift

1. The Artery 207 G St., Davis: (530) 758-8330   2. Target 3. Davis Ace Honorable mention: Cost Plus World Market, Crème de le Crème, Gifted Penguin, nestware

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Reader's Choice | Tagged ,

Best art gallery

1. Pence Gallery 212 D St., Davis; (530) 758-3370   2. The Artery 3. John Natsoulas Gallery Honorable mention: Blue Wing, Davis Art Center

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Best sporting goods

1. Big 5 1301 W. Covell Blvd., Davis; (530) 758-7731   2. Davis Sport Shop 3. Fleet Feet Honorable mention: Outdoor Davis, Target

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Reader's Choice | Tagged ,