Community Colleges were not totally surprised by the Governor's initial budget proposal. We knew there would be some combination of cuts and increases to address California's $25 billion deficit.However, we did not anticipate the cuts to be as severe.
January 21, 2011|
DR. JOAN E. SMITH
Interim Chancellor of the Yosemite Community College District
Recent news tells us that the American economy is continuing to move the right direction, creating private sector jobs for twelve months in a row. The Obama administration has worked hard to turn around the economy. And last year's compromise to reduce taxes, as well as the tax relief provided to small businesses by health insurance reform, have also provided necessary certainty to help get businesses to hire again.
January 14, 2011|
By Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
How do we react to the horrific murders of Christina Green, 9; John Roll, 63; Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Dorothy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79; and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 13 others?
January 11, 2011|
BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS
Before my story interview with the Alliance Worknet about the services they offer for job seekers and local businesses, I had a picture in my mind of what the atmosphere at the Alliance office in Turlock would be like.
A tropical vacation is typically filled with snorkeling, jungle excursions and hours of laying on sandy beaches. And while my recent trip to the Caribbean Sea was filled with all of those things and much more, I couldn't help but bring back something extra - a more grateful and appreciative attitude.
"Merry Christmas!" What an odd combination of words to get so much attention.First, I want to begin with a statement that this is not a rant on the Christmas season and how it is being taken out of our society.It is an observation of a complex world where offense is the first reaction and best intentions are misinterpreted.