"Victorville reference librarian June Cline uses the San Bernardino County Library's reference system to answer tough questions from the public" for this column published in the San Bernadino County Sun.
Website Redesign for UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
"The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) has launched a redesigned website, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu, offering greater online resources on art and film than any other museum website in the Bay Area — and more than most museums in the United States."
"UC Berkeley Web Site Explores Recall Issues"
Covering "the history and legal basis of the state recall provisions, an overview of the key developments in the effort to oust Gov. Gray Davis, links to websites and polls, information on candidates and a summary of the legal challenges to the recall effort, ...
the first version of the site appeared in April 2003."
Buffett Questions Keeping Propery Taxes Low
"The result of all the initiatives has thus been to concentrate immense spending power in the state's hands, taking away power and funds from local governments, which provide many of the most heavily used services, from parks to libraries and senior centers.The result of all the initiatives has thus been to concentrate immense spending power in the state's hands, taking away power and funds from local governments, which provide many of the most heavily used services, from parks to libraries and senior centers."
"Monterey PL Budget Cuts Reduced"
"The Monterey, CA City Council voted August 5 to reduce a proposed budget cut for the Monterey Public Library from $491,000 to $379,000."
Millbrae Library Construction Webcam
"Want to keep up to date with the construction of the new Millbrae library? Check out the library’s Webcam at http://www.moscorp.net/mblibrary."
More on California's Budget
Yesterday Library Journal reported that "the California state budget recently signed by Gov. Gray Davis slashes support for public libraries to $15.8 million, a sum that is half of last year's allocation." Yes, it's going to impact libraries adversely, but aren't we relatively pleased that we got that amount. "Susan Negreen, executive director of the California Library Association, concurred, adding that 'what we're hearing is that people are grateful they got anything.'" Library Journal failed to point out the lingering possibility that funds could be further reduced by the California Director of Finance.