When cages are rattled, who yells loudest and who gets attention? The perennial debate over shriveling California resources -- worse this year because of a $17 billion-plus budget deficit -- may boil down to a food fight pitting health care vs. education vs. prisons. And the courts may play a key role.
Aren't you glad to know that the leaning tower of Pisa has been stabilized and is out of danger for at least another 300 years? Yep...engineers have been monitoring the tourist attraction and have assured all who care, that the tower's tilt is about where it was in 1700. The tower has a tilt of about 4 meters off the vertical.
Was paging through "Healthy People 2010," an updated report by the Central Valley Health Policy Institute that ought to cause shame and action on the part of political leaders. (Hard to imagine, though, 'cause the 2003 report hasn't sparked much.)
As teachers refine their curricula and define class projects for next semester, here's a suggestion: Create a single website for all the area's major charities -- updating their needs on a weekly basis.