August 6 is the birthday of English poet Alfred Tennyson whose ending line from Ulysess, the favorite poem of California’s Capitol, won a competition last year in England called, “Winning Words.”
The phrase is engraved on a wall in Olympic Village.
Tennyson also provided President Harry Truman with his favorite poem, several stanzas of “Locksley Hall,” a handwritten copy of which Truman kept in his wallet from the time he graduated from high school. He estimated he recopied the text 30 to 40 times in his life.
“For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of Read more »
Lawmakers return to Sacramento August 6 for a final 20 days to weigh the fate of hundreds of bills.
That’s the policy part. There’s also the politics.
On August 6, four legislative fundraisers are scheduled with a total tab of $4,300. On August 7, there are nine fundraisers scheduled in downtown at a cost of $10,800. The following day, there are10 at $12,500 scheduled. And, on August 9, another six totaling $5,900.
A total of 34 fundraisers are being held on August 14 and August 15 alone. Attending all 34 would cost $41,100.
So far – more could be added – there are a total of 121 fundraisers scheduled between August 6 and Read more »
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