jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 9:47am

Should a sales tax on services -- the crew that trims your lawn, your yoga instructor and the person who watches your kids -- be part of the solution to California's $16 billion (so far) budget deficit?

That notion is again being floated by folks like Lucien Wulsin Jr., executive director of the Insure the Uninsured Project, and Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters.

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 9:39am

Bone-chilling wind and rain. April at Naval Training Center Great Lakes, a teeth-rattling shuttle ride from Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

On cold, gum-encrusted bleacher seats we got to know a few of the 3,000 parents and other relatives of the 709 boot-camp graduates to be. We had three hours to scout through the crowd, relish Sousa marches and, finally, try to find son Daniel who pretty much looked like everybody else. Gotta love the military.

wholderman's picture
Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 4:17pm

I do enjoy a good cup of joe first thing in the morning, but that's a bit pricey for me...and when you hear the details of this brand, I'm certain you wouldn't pay a nickle for it.....but folks in Britain are apparently willing to.

wholderman's picture
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 1:21pm

Very few of us, when asked if we experience a significant amount of pressure, anxiety, and tension, would deny it. Many of us would in fact welcome therapeutic intervention. But it seems a stretch to consider that animals would need human assistance to relieve their stress.....well, apparently at some Zoos, a menagerie of God's creatures are being offered "paint therapy"..........what?!?

ccastro's picture
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 12:23pm

Our much needed expansion remains on track.... our management team continues to work with physicians, staff, architects and community leaders to develop master campus plans for our 117+acre hospital campus. Look for "dirt to begin moving" this coming October for a two-story, 22,500-square-foot add-on to the outpatient care facility and additional parking.  The expanded area is expected to open in the Fall 2009.