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If Dixie was a good name for her progressive mother, it's a good name for a school district

If Dixie was a good name for her progressive mother, it's a good name for a school district
  • If Dixie was a good name for her progressive mother, it's a good name for a school district FWC: If Dixie was a good name for her progressive mother, it’s a good name for a school district

    To the editor: I was taken aback by the report about some people in Marin County wanting to change the name of the San Rafael-based Dixie School District. First of all, Dixie is a wonderful name. My courageous mother, who raised four children on her own, was named Dixie. She was an extremely progressive…

  • Chance the Rapper to release new album in July FWC: Chance the Rapper to release new album in July

    Looks like Chance the Rapper is in need of some new headwear, because the follow-up to Coloring Book is on the horizon. Amidst planning for his wedding and assisting Amara Enyia in her run for Chicago mayor, Chance has been working on new music, which he plans to release in July. Chance revealed the news in an Instagram video, which…

  • Lawmakers announce a deal to prevent another government shutdown, but prospects remain uncertain FWC: Lawmakers announce a deal to prevent another government shutdown, but prospects remain uncertain

    Lawmakers late Monday reached an agreement in principle on border security that would allow them to fund the government beyond Friday, according to congressional officials from both parties. Major parts of the government would shut down as of this weekend without a deal. The agreement to avert…

  • Cruise the Yangtze River and visit Beijing and Shanghai too FWC: Cruise the Yangtze River and visit Beijing and Shanghai too

    Take a voyage of discovery on the Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia, then visit Beijing and Shanghai on a cruise-land tour that includes international airfare. Ritz Tours and Victoria Cruises are offering an 11-night program called Yangtze Essence that includes a five-day Yangtze cruise…

  • Essential California: Big news by the beach FWC: Essential California: Big news by the beach

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Feb. 12, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES In a major victory for coastal advocates, a Santa Barbara judge refused to approve a deal that would have allowed access to Hollister Ranch’s coastline…

  • Today's leaders should ask themselves: What would Lincoln do? FWC: Today’s leaders should ask themselves: What would Lincoln do?

    Abraham Lincoln, who was born 210 years ago today, was president during an era even more rancorous and polarized than our own. Yet he managed to navigate it – not in a way that pleased everyone or made him popular, but rather by keeping the good of the country always in his sights. His path has…

  • America has a farm labor shortage. We need a better guest worker program FWC: America has a farm labor shortage. We need a better guest worker program

    Americans expect a lot from farmers and ranchers: fresh, unblemished fruits and vegetables, locally grown and responsibly harvested. In California, farmers and ranchers produce more than 400 commodities. That’s more than a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits…

  • Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Phil Demmel Was Not A Fan of Catharsis, Says Band Turned Into Robb Flynn's Solo Project FWC: Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Phil Demmel Was Not A Fan of Catharsis, Says Band Turned Into Robb Flynn’s Solo Project

    Also, he was not a big fan of how Catharsis worked out. The post Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Phil Demmel Was Not A Fan of Catharsis, Says Band Turned Into Robb Flynn’s Solo Project appeared first on Metal Injection.

  • Brown was right to send National Guard troops to the border. Newsom is right to withdraw them FWC: Brown was right to send National Guard troops to the border. Newsom is right to withdraw them

    Nearly a year ago, President Trump asked several states to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border. It was a crisis, the president blustered at the time, and the Border Patrol needed help. Central American migrants were moving north in caravans, intent, he seemed to say, on overrunning…

  • As tobacco sales dry up, Kentucky farmers look to the state’s ‘original crop’ — hemp FWC: As tobacco sales dry up, Kentucky farmers look to the state’s ‘original crop’ — hemp

    Brian Furnish studied the thick, tan stalks dangling from wooden trellises inside his towering, pitched-roof barn. After years of practice, the eighth-generation Kentucky tobacco farmer knew to check for even the earliest signs of mold on his plants. But this wasn’t tobacco. Above Furnish was another…

  • Ella Mai Performs ‘Shot Clock’ & ‘Boo’d Up’ on ‘Ellen’ FWC: Ella Mai Performs ‘Shot Clock’ & ‘Boo’d Up’ on ‘Ellen’

    Fresh off winning her first Grammy, Ella Mai took the stage on “Ellen.” In the pre-taped segment, the British songstress performed a medley of her Grammy-winning hit “Boo’d Up” and her latest single “Shot Clock.” As a 24-second countdown displayed behind her, she belted out the track off her self-titled debut album before delivering her 4x platinum hit. On Sunday…

  • High school boys' soccer: Monday's Southern Section playoff result and updated pairings FWC: High school boys’ soccer: Monday’s Southern Section playoff result and updated pairings

    SOUTHERN SECTION BOYS’ SOCCER DIVISION 1 Quarterfinals, Wednesday #1 Loyola at Edison, 5 p.m. Santa Ana at San Clemente, 5 p.m. Long Beach Wilson at Mater Dei, 5 p.m. #2 Cathedral at Mission Viejo, 5 p.m. DIVISION 2 Quarterfinals, Wednesday #1 Arlington at San Marcos, 5 p.m. #4 Godinez at Lynwood,…