Obvious Point #1
It’s been too long since we’ve had a new post, so here goes the obvious assertion that it’s a great idea to have a moratorium on new construction starts in the Natomas basin.
If you don’t believe me, take a trip to New Orleans (as Sac-Eats and I just did) and talk to some of the locals about some building decisions their officials made over the past couple of hundred years.
Obvious Point #2
We seem to have a group of intelligent and quick-to-judge folks here, so why not channel that energy to good use? I’m not sure who else caught this plea for help in The Bee the other day, but if I didn’t already have plans for this day, I’d be all over this:
Academic Decathlon seeking volunteers
Published 12:00 am PST Tuesday, January 15, 2008
SACRAMENTO Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Volunteers are needed for the Sacramento County Academic Decathlon in three categories:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Interview judges will work with two other judges to interview students throughout the day. Volunteers should have experience conducting job interviews and feel comfortable judging people based on a scoring guide.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Homeroom proctors will work with a partner to administer multiple-choice exams to 25 students. Volunteers need to be able to follow directions and keep test-takers on task.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Super quiz proctors will work with a school team administering the oral part of the super quiz. No special qualifications are required.
All volunteers will receive a short training session the morning of the competition. The Academic Decathlon will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at Valley High School. About 300 students from 27 high schools are expected to participate.
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Claudia Golsong at (916) 228-2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.