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jtaylor's picture
Monday, January 14, 2008 - 1:00pm

Five months and one day after blowing out my left knee at Hank Swanks driving range, I was back whacking Sunday -- just my irons, even after surgery and a leg brace, I'm still not ready to torque up my woods.


Speaking of having a shaky leg to stand on, California is not alone when it comes to having to dig huge divots out of its state budget.  The Washington Post said at least 13 states, including California, New York and New Jersey, are facing huge deficits, and another 12 states are also in trouble.


wholderman's picture
Friday, January 11, 2008 - 8:39am

.....irritability, temperament changes, biting questions, subjective assumptions, mood swings, bloating....well, it's not what you're thinking. The time of the month I'm referring to is the dreaded "month end close"!


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 12:42pm

I can almost see February 14, touch it, smile at it. As long as I don't let my mind wander, all will be good.


But it does wander. What parts of health care will suffer in California's $14 billion budget deficit? Does it make sense to push a $14 billion health care reform proposal when you're dismantling the departments that would implement it?  Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus says it's time to alter or repeal Proposition 13, to save the state's finances and restore sanity.


wholderman's picture
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 12:09pm

Something so horrific, so widespread, it is rampant and unbridled and if it goes unchecked can be an outright plague-the common "cold"....oooooh, how I abhor it. I've sat on the couch the last three days watching re-runs of the Andy Griffith show, with piles of kleenex, Zycam, throat lozenges and fluids trying to barrigade myself from further pestilence, all the while trying to comfort my whining husband who claimed to have it worse than me (well, he actually did!).


jtaylor's picture
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 10:14am

For each 1.8 degree warming of the Earth's atmosphere, 1,000 more people will die in the United States -- with 300 of them in California. Or, to be more specific, they'll die in Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, Merced, Stockton or Los Angeles, the state's most air-polluted cities.


That's from a recent study by Stanford atmospheric scientist Mark Jacobson, which we can take one step further by throwing in a report by Children Now, examining the current health and education status of California children.


Here are some findings among our kids: