"Our milk are those clogs. If someone wants them, make them walk through all the new stuff first." (Crocs CEO John McCarvel, comparing his company's signature sandals to the lowly dairy products at the back of a grocery store, quoted by Matt Townsend of Bloomberg News, June 27)
Hey, McCarvel, try a little subject-verb agreement, and stick to selling shoes.
Looking for free, fun activities this summer? Look no farther than your local San Mateo County Library branch at Sharp Park and Sanchez here in Pacifica.
The annual summer reading program is under way. This year’s theme is “Reading Is So Delicious.” It encourages everyone to sign up at their local public library to participate in reading programs, celebrations, author events, book discussions, arts and crafts, music—it’s all free. See smcl.org.
Why do kids need to read over the summer? If they don’t, they may find themselves going down the “summer slide”: loss of reading and learning skills during the long summer break from school.
An effective way to combat “summer slide” is to read. Summer reading programs at your local library remind parents and caregivers that students need opportunities to learn and practice essential skills during summer.
Parents and caregivers can encourage their kids to read over the summer: Give kids the power of choice. Kids say they are more likely to finish a book they have picked out themselves. Whether kids read print books or ebooks, the more they read, the better readers they become and the more they enjoy it. Make books accessible. Having books available is key to helping kids love to read.
After a months-long investigation, South San Francisco police have shut down illegal gambling establishments on the 2200 block of Gellert Boulevard and the first block of South Linden Avenue, and arrested the operator, Frederick Zupancic, 53, of Pacifica.
Search warrants were served June 26 and police searched four different sites, including homes in Alameda and Pacifica, according to police. Police say they seized $40,000 in cash, multiple gambling devices, and documentation related to the illegal gambling operation.
San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) and sustainability? Fascinating. Sustainability of what?
Sustainably trying to destroy the historic half-century-old garden for a parking lot?
Sustainably removing more than 200 old-growth trees from the ridgeline and slopes of the College of San Mateo?
Sustainably chopping down additional mature trees to make way for a parking lot and an amphitheater with panoramic views of the bay after the recent court ruling, which stated that "SMCCCD failed to comply with CEQA when it failed to conduct mandated environmental review over 200 mature trees"?
Sustainably spending thousands of taxpayer dollars to fight two California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)-backed lawsuits filed by concerned community members and students?
Sustainably spending millions of dollars in false advertising about how much the district cares about the residents and doing the Right Thing?
The only thing SMCCCD seems to be sustaining is the never-ending, relentless level of spending public money on artificial turf and private athletic-club locker rooms built relatively recently.
SMCCCD's Sustainability Initiative is pure fiction.