jtaylor's picture
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 4:51pm

Three hundred hospital "suits/dresses" in San Francisco for the annual get-together of worry-warts from Northern and Central California.

So, no state budget? Wadda ya think we talk about? And what are the warnings and the, ahem, tiffed-off remarks?

Based on chats with administrative types, some hospitals are:

  • Finalizing contingency plans for layoffs, furloughs, cuts in service.

  • Paying bills with credit cards to allow for a delay in payment times.

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 6:30am

In response to a recent blog on the "information gap" caused by the Fresno Bee's decision to close the Clovis Independent:

Grace del Real wrote: "In this day of online news reporting, it would be wiser to have an online version of the Clovis Independent. That is something that an enterprising person can do on their own. The free market should be the guide."

jtaylor's picture
Monday, September 8, 2008 - 1:57pm

Item, from Modern Healthcare magazine: Dialysis wastewater could be recycled for agricultural uses, saving dialysis centers money to boot. Researchers writing in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases say this is water pre-dialysis that is rejected by the reverse osmosis process, not contaminated post-dialysis.

Researcher say the savings could be 7.13 billion gallons, about the annual water usage of a city the size of Salt Lake City.

wholderman's picture
Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 11:38am

My husband is a seasoned and accomplished cyclist. He gets out on his bike several times a week for training. At least one time each week, he and I go out together. I am a newer rider, and struggle to maintain 20 or so miles per hour for any sustained period of time when I try to take the lead or do not stay close to him...however, when I tuck myself tightly in behind him and find just the right spot, I could go for miles...the benefits of drafting.

jtaylor's picture
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 6:52am

What do you do when your hometown newspaper dies?

That's the question some Clovis residents are asking, but it may soon be on the lips in towns throughout the Valley as layoffs, buyouts and closures continue to bedevil traditional media.