May 2009

Education to Elegance with a Sprit of Tradition

 
The now famous UC Merced Valentine campaign to invite First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at the May 16 commencement exercises featured the following legend, found at this link:
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/167/v-story_images/story/684187.html
Education to Elegance with a Sprit of Tradition
UC Merced Commencment May 16, 2009

Education to Elegance with a Sprit of Tradition

 
The now famous UC Merced Valentine campaign to invite First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at the May 16 commencement exercises featured the following legend, found at this link:
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/167/v-story_images/story/684187.html
Education to Elegance with a Sprit of Tradition
UC Merced Commencment May 16, 2009

5-4-09

 
5-4-09
Badlands Journal
Education to Elegance with a Sprit of Tradition...Badlands Journal editorial board.
http://www.badlandsjournal.com/2009-05-03/007213
The now famous UC Merced Valentine campaign to invite First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at the May 16 commencement exercises featured the following legend, found at this link:

5-5-09

 
5-5-09
Merced Sun-Star
Rules tangle up Merced County Mosquito Abatement District spraying
Permits needed to spray adult insects, but there are no permits...CAROL REITER
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/167/v-print/story/827758.html
If it weren't so serious, you could just shake your head and mutter: It's just the feds tying us up with more red tape.

5-7-09

 
5-7-09
Merced Sun-Star
Research creates opportunities for UC Merced grad...DANIELLE GAINES
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/167/v-print/story/832067.html
Anita Ghia, a shy, 21-year-old senior in bioengineering at UC Merced, is the textbook definition of a devoted academic.
She nearly embedded herself into campus laboratories as soon as they were opened to students.

5-8-09

 
5-8-09
Merced Sun-Star
Merced wants speakers at council meetings to fill out form
Name, address and how they feel about issues will be requested...SCOTT JASON
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/167/v-print/story/834328.html
Comment cards will soon be available during City Council meetings.
No, they're not for evaluating a council member's leadership or accomplishments.

Your local "high-tech, bio-tech engine for growth" at work

Speak Memory: During the entire run-up to approval of UC Merced and construction of its first phase, including all the bogus environmental review documents and the illegal water and sewer hookups with the City of Merced, boosters from the Regents to UC presidents Roger Atkinson and Robert Dynes, UC Merced's first chancellor, Carol Tomlinson-Keasey ("the Cowgirl Chancellor"),  representatives Gary Condit and Dennis Cardoza and their talented staffs, former state Sen.

5-11-09

 
5-11-09
Merced Sun-Star
Letter: Correct the marquee...STEPHANIA SPIELMAN, Merced
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/180/v-print/story/838615.html
Editor: I am not sure who exactly is in charge of the Merced Theatre at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Main Street.
I make it a habit to check out the marquee whenever I drive past, hoping for upcoming events, some sign that the theater is coming back to life.

5-12-09

 
5-12-09
Merced Sun-Star
UC Merced scrambling to line up sponsors for commencement
Facing $700,000 tab, officials have raised only $130,000 so far...SCOTT JASON
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/167/v-print/story/840433.html
UC Merced has secured another $30,000 from sponsors willing to help defray the cost of Saturday's commencement ceremony.

Golden Bobcatbucks

The Badlands Journal editorial board was concerned about how UC Merced would pay for Michelle Obama's visit this Saturday. We are great fans of Mrs. Obama and would not like to see the glory of her visit tarnished by any more unpaid debts owed by UC Merced.  

5-14-09

 
5-14-09
Badlands Journal
Golden Bobcatbucks...Badlands Journal editorial board
http://www.badlandsjournal.com/2009-05-13/007225
The Badlands Journal editorial board was concerned about how UC Merced would pay for Michelle Obama's visit this Saturday. We are great fans of Mrs. Obama and would not like to see the glory of her visit tarnished by any more unpaid debts owed by UC Merced.  

5-15-09

 
5-15-09
Merced Sun-Star
Media spotlight turns to UC Merced...DANIELLE GAINES
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/167/v-print/story/847027.html
Hundreds of journalists from the world round will descend on Merced this weekend.
More than 49 media outlets have registered with the UC Merced office of communications to cover first lady Michelle Obama's commencement address.

5-16-09

 
5-16-09
Merced Sun-Star
UC Merced student project recounts history of campus...DANIELLE GAINES. The Modesto Bee contributed to this report.
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/474/v-print/story/849158.html
Every UC Merced graduate will receive a diploma today, but they will also walk away from stage with something very special: a hot-off-the-press copy of the "The Fair Shrimp Chronicles."

5-23-09

 
5-23-09
Modesto Bee
Jobless rate takes a dip
Seasonal work helps, but state picture still grim...Marijke Rowland. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
http://www.modbee.com/business/v-print/story/714780.html
The Northern San Joaquin Valley and the state saw small dips in their jobless rates for April, halting almost a full year of gains in unemployment.

5-24-09

 
5-24-09
Fresno Bee
Valley smog fighters wage media battle
Is the barrage of messages worth the cost of $850,000 in public funds?...Mark Grossi
http://www.fresnobee.com/local/v-print/story/1423665.html
The Valley's smog fight is going public with a bombardment of messages on billboards, at churches, in newspapers, on television -- at a price of more than $850,000 in public money this year.

5-25-09

 
5-25-09
Modesto Bee
Possible routes for transmission lines criticized by landowners...John Holland
http://www.modbee.com/local/v-print/story/716797.html
Lou and Judy Lombardi's walnut orchard stretches half a mile from their house to the Tuolumne River.
On a clear day, they can gaze upon Sierra peaks far from this spot west of Waterford.

Sorcery

This letter to the editor by Rep. George Radanovich, R-Mariposa gave us a headache.
The issue is why the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, popularly known as the "stimulus package" did not include funds for a fix in the Delta, called the "Two Gate Solution," that would protect the Delta Smelt, whose population is plummetting to extinction due to over-pumping since the Colorado River Agreement.
Consider the congressman's logic.

5-27-09

 
5-27-09   
Modesto Bee
Public comment period extended...Bee Staff Reports
http://www.modbee.com/local/v-print/story/718994.html
The public has two extra months to say what it thinks about controversial power lines proposed for Stanislaus County and points north.
The Transmission Agency of Northern California, which includes the Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts, had set a Sunday deadline for comments on the first phase of the project's environmental impact study.

5-28-09

 
5-28-09
Modesto Bee
12 pct. are behind on mortgage or in foreclosure...last updated: May 28, 2009 07:56:48 AM
http://www.modbee.com/business/v-print/story/721072.html
NEW YORK --
An industry report shows that a record 12 percent of homeowners with a mortgage are behind on their payments or in foreclosure as the housing crisis spreads to borrowers with good credit.

Michelle in Merced

 
Here in Merced CA, where some of us have been doing environmental work for 30 years, we supported Obama for historical reasons, held out vague hopes for national and international improvement, and stayed focused on our local issues.
 

5-29-09

 
5-29-09
Badlands Journal
Michelle in Merced...Badlands Journal editorial board
http://www.badlandsjournal.com/2009-05-29/007244
    Here in Merced CA, where some of us have been doing environmental work for 30 years, we supported Obama for historical reasons, held out vague hopes for national and international improvement, and stayed focused on our local issues.