September 7, 2013
Re "A civil right to organize," Opinion, Sept. 2 Harold Meyerson notes that California allows cities to set their own minimum wages above the state's rate. I would support that if city officials were allowed to set rates below the federal minimum if doing so would promote economic growth within their municipalities. The federal government can broadly influence economic growth through a variety of tactics. States can as well, but for the most part it's a zero-sum game among the various states.
September 27, 2010 |
Overtraining your legs or heavy strength training for your thighs can lead to tight quadriceps and hip flexor muscles. It's important to keep these muscles flexible with a simple move, which you can do at a wall for added stability. When you feel comfortable, move away from the wall and practice holding your balance while practicing this pose. Face a flat wall and stand an arms-length away. Shift your weight over your right leg, bend your left knee and grasp your left hand around the arch of your left foot.
March 27, 2012 |
U.S. politics combined with diplomacy as Russian President Dmitri Medvedev took a swipe at Mitt Romney and President Obama, pointing to an uncooperative Congress and a toxic political environment at home to explain why he was delaying negotiations with Russian leaders over missile defense. Romney, in a CNN interview Monday, had referred to Russia as "our No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Medvedev to tell reporters here that the Republican front-runner's language seemed out of date and "smelled of Hollywood" stereotypes.
March 26, 2012 |
Republican presidential candidates on Monday jumped on a comment President Obama made to Russia's president, arguing that the president's remarks that he has more flexibility to deal with the nation after the fall election suggested he had troubling plans that he was keeping from the American people. "Russia is not a friendly character on the world stage. And for this president to be looking for greater flexibility, where he doesn't have to answer to the American people in his relations with Russia, is very, very troubling, very alarming," Romney said on CNN's "The Situation Room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1998
After Alex Del Thomas, a school janitor with a felony record, was charged with committing a campus murder, California required that fingerprints be submitted with applications for teaching credentials. Schools need to be careful about the men and women who teach children. Now in Orange County, a vocational education teacher named Natividad Alvarado Jr. has been knocked out of his job with the regional occupational program in San Juan Capistrano because of the fingerprint law.
February 27, 2005
ThANK you for the piece by David Shaw, "The Perils (and Joys) of Spontaneous Dining Overseas" [Traveler's Journal, Feb. 13]. My wife appreciates my extensive research and flexible plans, especially on trips to Italy. I use the same resources Shaw mentions, plus a few others. I make few restaurant reservations in advance. I seek recommendations from locals I trust. My prescription for a great vacation: Start early, vicariously, with some research. Create a plan that nails high points with reservations, provides plenty of additional options and flexibility once there.