jtaylor's picture
Monday, November 24, 2008 - 10:18am

Ignoring Sunday football, I was hunkered down at my computer, email in one window, researching Amazon on another, trying to figure why Clovis Assembly Member Mike Villines had handed Gov. Schwarzenegger a book titled, "The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes will Doom the Economy -- If We let It Happen."

Suddenly, shrieking in the backyard. My wife responded first, then said I needed to get back there -- gingerly.

wholderman's picture
Friday, November 21, 2008 - 4:07pm

Apparently there was a wheelchair-bound grandmother destined to fly back home after enjoying a trip away...however, one of the airline employees wheeled her to the wrong connecting flight...hey, it's one thing for the airlines to lose your luggage, but Grandma?!? Yikes! She ended up in Puerto Rico and was initially told she'd have to spend the night in the airport.

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 2:53pm


"Senior citizens in California's Central Valley region have the worst health in the state and may provide a snapshot of the challenges California faces over the next two decades -- a time in which the elderly population is projected to double.

"Diabetes, obesity, falls, as well as low mammography rates and sedentary lifestyles among older adults are all more acute in the San Joaquin Valley ..."

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 11:05am

My answer -- a story without quotes -- would be "colorless."  American media are consolidating shops, slashing staff and shipping off advertising, billing and even news-gathering services to places like India (streaming audio means your city council can be "reported" by keyboardists in Calcutta).

As we watch media evolve, here are a few recent quotes that caught my eye:

wholderman's picture
Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 9:37pm

This past weekend, my husband and I attended the Fresno State Bulldogs game. They were favored to win by 18 over New Mexico...they did win 24 to 17, but it wasn't pretty, and the 17 points of New Mexico were in essence "given to them" by the Dogs.  It's in the "win" column though. I know there are numerous opinions about their coaching, performance and ratings this last season but there's still a glimmer of hope for a BCS game-they must conquer San Jose and Boise, not an easy task.