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jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 8:17am

I see where California Assembly Member Joel Anderson wants Google to fuzzy-up its images so terrorists won't get a crisp look at potential targets.


Actually, any germ that wants to knock us on our duffs need only look at cutbacks in health care budgets, particularly public health departments.


wholderman's picture
Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 5:06pm

Well, apparently "Ryanair" (Europe's largest budget airliner), is considering charging passengers for using the toilet while in flight. Oh, but no concerns, they'll make it convenient for you-yep, they're going to install coin slots by the toilet door. Oh, and don't worry about traveling with too few coins, they'll remind you before boarding to have at least enough to cover the flight (how will they know how many times someone may need to access it? I bet you they limit the beverage service! hehe).


jtaylor's picture
Friday, February 27, 2009 - 1:04pm

The threads are changing colors, most are fading and some are flat out disappearing.


It'd make a heckuva front-page story in a Sunday newspaper, if the traditional media weren't already shriveling from skinny to near-dead.


The safety net has only so many layers. And Valley community-based organizations -- the shorthand is CBOs -- are downsizing, merging, closing and, in a few cases, battling each other for survival.


jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 12:10pm

It was state worker furlough day. It was the day Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a budget designed to carry the state for 17 months. If you were in downtown Sac on Friday, Feb. 20, well you had serious room to roam.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, February 23, 2009 - 9:29am

Creating a Valley medical school is -- pick your favorite words from the list -- a noble cause, needed, a commitment, bringing people together.


The recent Washington Advisory Group report which suggested phasing in a medical school at UC Merced in three stages while delaying a fully independent school until 2020 is -- make your picks -- a road map, a detailed blueprint, an overview, a flexible document.