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Event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce

Event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce

The Career Center at American River College is hosting an event highlighting Employment for the 50+ Workforce. Guest speakers will address issues faced when entering the workforce as a mature worker and how to
create a vision for new opportunities.

The event is on April 27th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. The location is Raef Hall Room 128. Please call the Career Center to reserve a seat at (916) 484-8492. Allow 30 minutes for parking. There will be several speakers at the event including Melissa Washington, Executive Director of Active Job Seekers of America. www.activejobseekers.org

Get Gardening and Irrigation Questions Answered Every Friday at the WEL Garden

 Get Gardening and Irrigation Questions Answered Every Friday at the WEL Garden

Coinciding with the kick off of spring, a San Juan conservation technician will be available in the Water Efficient Landscape (WEL) garden to answer irrigation questions and provide gardening tips every Friday, from 1-4 p.m. San Juan invites curious customers and seasoned gardeners to come with questions about pruning, irrigation techniques, plant selection and more!

“Landscape irrigation accounts for 70 percent of customer water use in the summer,” said Shauna Lorance, San Juan general manager. “That’s why we offer our customers free workshops and rebates so they can reduce their water use and save money on their water bills.”

The WEL Garden is used to demonstrate how to conserve water, while still maintaining a stunning and unique landscape. Located at the San Juan Water District offices, the Garden is open for self guided tours every Monday through Friday; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office supply of the month | Pushpins

Office supply of the month | Pushpins

I love a good bulletin board for its utility and versatility, and no bulletin board would be complete without pushpins to secure things on it! Also known as thumbtacks, map pins, or drawing pins, these small supplies pack a lot of punch into a tiny piece of metal. It is basically a short pin or nail with a rounded or otherwise enlarged head for easy insert and removal using your fingers. They work best when used on a porous but somewhat dense surface (not great for those padded cubicle walls).

There are a few notable differences between thumbtacks and pushpins, and even among pushpins there are several varieties (map pins being among those). In daily vocabulary, however, they're often rather interchangeable (unless you work in the office supply business, I suspect).

  • Thumbtacks generally lie flat.

How to edit someone else's work

How to edit someone else's work

Editing, editing, editing. If you don't do it, you've been the victim of it. As a professional grows in their career, the chances of having to do it increase, since you'll often be looking over your employees' work. As an editor, I'm constantly looking over others' work, and the last thing I want to do is discourage them

One of the biggest misconceptions about editing is that it's all about typos and punctuation. It isn't. A good editor will make your writing not just more correct, but also clearer, easier to read, and easier to understand.

When possible, I try to let the writer have at it in between each read, although sometimes the process does get squished together (then reads one and two usually blend together).  My editing process usually goes something like this.

First read
Don't pick up the pen just yet (I have to remind myself of this every time).

GameTruck opens a Sacramento area franchise

GameTruck opens a Sacramento area franchise

The GameTruck Corporation, the world's first mobile video game theater franchise, announced Wednesday that it is rolling out a new franchise in  the Sacramento area.

Owned by Loomis residents Allan and Jan Katzen, the franchise boasts a patent pending mobile gaming theatre that can be rented for parties and corporate events. With the explosive growth and overwhelming popularity of video games, demand for the company's services is soaring.

"We are delighted to add another franchise to the GameTruck family," said Scott Novis, founder of GameTruck. "GameTruck attracts a diverse audience, from children to adults, personal birthday parties and events to corporate gatherings and product launches.

"Gaman" T-Shirt Bringing Relief to Japan

You and probably everyone you know has been affected in some way by the disasters in Japan, whether emotionally or personally.  Regardless, most of us feel inclined to help out in some way.

Local freelance designer, Lain Lee 3, decided that his way of helping out would be through one of the things he does best; design.  Lain Lee 3 has designed a new Limited Edition T-shirt around the Japanese word, "Gaman," which represeents endurance, patience and perseverence - especially in times of trouble.  He is selling his shirts for $25 a piece, and ALL of the proceeds will go directly to relief organizations, including the Red Cross. He has this to say about his newest design:

"'Gaman' is a Japanese word meaning 'endurance, patience, perseverance and tolerance.' More importantly, 'Gaman' is a way of life, a unifying idea that helps the Japanese to persevere and overcome any obstacle.