Archive for February, 2017

Lansner: O.C. workers crave great workplaces more than cash

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

What makes a great Orange County workplace? Part of the Orange County Register’s annual Top Workplaces contest is a survey of those people who toil for arguably the best bosses around. Pollsters for the contest’s manager, Workplace Dynamics, each year ask employees to grade their employers on 23 key characteristics of any great place to work. I tossed into my trusty spreadsheet the Workplace Dynamics survey results for Orange County and the nation from the past two years. I wanted to learn what workplace traits were universal strengths at highly ranked employers and where there was a distinct difference in […] Read More →

Cheapo Travel: Guesthouses offer a sense of community

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

I find one of the most enduring delights of travel is the chance to meet new people, and experience even familiar places in a way that’s new and different. Sometimes, this means eschewing traditional hotels in favor of guesthouses, where you have a chance to interact with the hosts or other guests in a way that would be otherwise impossible. Sometimes the guesthouses are small and family owned. Sometimes they’re part of a larger chain, that offers private rooms inside hostel settings. But what they all offer is a shared sense of community. And you’ll usually save money as well, […] Read More →

Fresh off the inauguration teen singer Jackie Evancho comes to SoCal

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

When Jackie Evancho received the invitation to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration of Donald Trump the 16-year-old singer didn’t think twice before accepting. “When I heard that there was even a possibility of me performing, as I’ve said before, it’s an honor for me to perform for my country,” Evancho said one day last week after school let out in her Pennsylvania hometown. “I don’t think about politics, I just immediately thought, ‘Of course.’” Evancho, who plays at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert on Saturday and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, says she […] Read More →

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