CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1997
Regarding the Feb. 16 article about cram schools for Japanese preschoolers: Sure, the Japanese culture can be viewed as being a trifle extreme, especially to our Western mind-set. On the one hand, they have a culture that takes education and manners very seriously--perhaps too much so. On the other hand, we have an American culture where teenagers can't speak even one sentence without using the words "you know" or "like" at least five times. I've seen our future politicians, lawyers and business leaders and frankly, I'm worried.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1985
I was pleased to see your editorial (Nov. 6), "An Investment in Science," noting the National Academy of Sciences plans to build a West Coast headquarters in California. On the same day you published the editorial, I co-chaired a statewide conference on industrial competitiveness at which many leading business executives and educators endorsed a program to extend to our secondary schools the science and technology leadership that we enjoy in our universities. We need in our public schools an exemplary program to groom future innovators and Nobel prize winners.
November 18, 2011
Dear Sierra Club Colleagues, After 38 years with the Sierra Club, I am opening my dance card to new partners. In December, I shall stand down as Chairman to undertake a new initiative. My hope is to pull together a broad front of environmental groups, labor unions, clean-economy innovators, mainline manufacturers, civil rights organizations, and state and local officials to insist that candidates for public office in 2012 address the role of innovation, clean technology, and manufacturing in rebuilding the American economy and restoring the American middle class.
October 2, 2009 |
I've felt a bit quaint the last couple of days, toting a pen, a notepad and my old journalism notions around here at the Googleplex. I'd once thought that a journalist's (and journalism's) work ended when a story cleared the copy desk. But a two-day blizzard of power-point presentations in the heart of the Silicon Valley pounded home a notion that the media and their foot soldiers need to do much, much more to thrive in the midst of an information revolution. We're talking about media letting the audience increasingly into the middle of the conversation.
June 11, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. unveiled a daring overhaul of its mobile operating system to kick off its annual developers conference, where it hopes to show critics that it has lost none of its innovative swagger. In addition to unveiling iOS 7, the company made a blizzard of other product and feature announcements that included upgrades to MacBook laptops and a new streaming radio service. As expected, there were no new iPhones or iPads, which are often announced separately. But the presentation seemed in spirit to also be a rebuttal to critics who contended that Apple had lost its innovative edge in the last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 |
Paolo Soleri, an Italian-born architect who created a visionary prototype for a new kind of ecologically sensitive city in the remote Arizona desert four decades ago, only to watch the suburban sprawl he detested begin to creep near it in recent years, has died. He was 93. Soleri died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., according to an official with the architect's foundation . PHOTOS: Paolo Soleri | 1919-2013 A onetime apprentice at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West compound on the edge of Scottsdale, Ariz., Soleri founded his own desert settlement, called Arcosanti, in 1970 at a site roughly 70 miles north of downtown Phoenix.