The state's budget is in shambles, but candidates are already lining up for the 2010 gubernatorial race. They include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former eBay chief Meg Whitman.
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.