wholderman's picture
Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 8:37pm

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.

jtaylor's picture
Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 11:17am

The Santa Ana winds buffeted the United Express puddle jumper as we rocked our way from Palm Springs Airport to LAX, the horizon a flaming crimson from fires near Santa Barbara.

Aboard, a gravely voiced woman who'd announced in the terminal she'd recently had a heart attack and might need help with her luggage. Aboard also, passengers bound for Germany, a Mom and her daughter whose luggage sported a blinking-light tag and, among others, me, returning from a hospital association meeting.

wholderman's picture
Friday, November 14, 2008 - 10:31am

Tonight (Nov 14th, 2008), the Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital will host a celebration to commemorate 5 years of service to the community.

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 11:47am

Everything old -- good and bad -- may be new again.

In the 1970s, New York City was on the edge of bankruptcy. Only when world leaders warned of the ripple-impact was a federal bailout crafted. The state agency that was created to oversee the fiscal resolution was called the Municipal Assistance Corporation -- aka "Big MAC."

Now there's chat among some Sacramento health care lobbyists -- with a budget deficit now projected by the state legislative analyst to grow to as much as $28 billion over the next 20 months -- that the Golden State may need its own Big MAC Attack.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, November 10, 2008 - 10:06am

A cannister sat in the garage. We added to its contents gingerly, wondering if black widows saw nesting possibilities among discarded household batteries.

We didn't know quite to expect last weekend when we hauled the batteries, expended fluorescent lights and dried acrylic paint tubes to Fresno County's semi-annual residential waste drop-off.

I knew "a process" was in hand. We'd answered a newspaper ad, been given an "appointment," received a blue-form to complete of what to/not to bring and even got a follow-up confirmation call.