Our publisher explains how educating inmates can reduce recidivism; we visit a downtown Roseville shop where found objects transform into whimsical art (Airstream toaster, anyone?); how “onboarding” overtook “orientation” in office jargon; and California’s new online community college faces growing pains.
Losing a job can be one of the most traumatic events a person can go through in their lifetime. It ranks among the top five, right up there with the death of a loved one, divorce, catastrophic illness and moving.
One in four Californians is unable to perform basic reading skills, but illiteracy is even higher among the prison population. State prison systems across the country are investing in education programs to give inmates a better chance at rehabilitation.
Sparrow 5 owner Marsha Taylor, who has a background in interior design and art, has operated her 2,100-square-foot shop in Roseville for seven years. Besides selling furniture and home accessories, Sparrow 5 carries the work of more than 70 local artists.
If you’ve ever started a new job and were told you were going to be “onboarded,” you may have had nightmarish visions of being connected up to the Borg or having your retinas scanned. (No? Just me? Maybe I watch too much science fiction.)
California’s first-in-the-nation online community college now has 450 students — with no full-time faculty, no CEO and no political champion. What will Calbright’s future be?