Reap, Sow, Tweet
Branding ag through social media
“Good morning, Sacramento! It’s a perfect day for a pig roast. Come out and join us,” hog farmer Perrin Clark tweeted on a long-awaited day in May.
Golden Years Go Broke
When divorce sucks the life out of retirement
Visions of the golden years often include thoughts of second homes, lush fairways and RV cruises through Yellowstone, but for more and more aging baby boomers, one traumatic event — divorce — can upend plans for retirement.
No signs of improvement for California highways
There are roads that the director of San Joaquin County’s transportation-planning agency forbids his teenage daughter from driving on.
Head of the Class
A tenure of influence has run its course
For more than 40 years, Brice Harris has sat front row in the nation’s community college system. First as a part-time faculty member at a small campus in Kansas City, later as president of Fresno City College and since 1996 as chancellor of Los Rios Community College District. He has spent his career working within multi-college systems. This month, he retires.
More youth are reaping the rewards and lessons of entrepreneurship
While browsing in a shop in 2009, 6-year-old Allison Prestwich saw a candle made by the Tyler Candle Co., and she wondered aloud if it was named after her younger brother.
Picking Up Speed
Auto sales are finally back in gear
Check out the license plates of your fellow motorists the next time you are out for a drive, and you may notice more dealer tags than usual.
Workplace drug screening is worth debating
A staffer in the office of Bonney Plumbing, Heating, Air & Rooter Service grew concerned after smelling alcohol on an employee headed out to a job site. The staffer immediately notified management, who met the man at the site and also detected the scent. This was enough reasonable suspicion to demand a drug test, which showed the employee had been intoxicated while driving a company vehicle.
When the Walls Come Down
Clear Capital finds success in Tahoe's playground
When Kevin Marshall co-founded a real estate valuation firm in 2001, his first order of business was to bust down the walls.
The Family That Profits Together
When passing the torch is more than a business decision
Steve Moore, of Rex Moore Electrical Contracting, spent a decade handing over the reins of the family business to a fourth generation.
Mayor, May I?
Kevin Johnson's shot at a strong-mayor initiative
From the moment Kevin Johnson began his 2008 campaign to unseat Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo, he promised that, if elected, he would shake things up at City Hall. Now, slightly more than a year into his tenure, nobody can deny he has kept that promise.