American-born folk singer Grace has tapped a noncynical streak in her French audience.
Open talk, empathetic listening make staff cuts more than a cold exercise in cost saving.
From kindergarten to college, school cafeterias become ecofriendly by banishing trays, growing veggies, and composting waste.
Legal challenges ensue in federal court, and plans are afoot for a 2010 ballot measure to undo Proposition 8.
Some laid-off educated workers are turning to lower-skilled jobs to get by.
Americans are moving less than at any time since 1948. Many are just waiting to relocate, but some may be embracing a new era of nesting.