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How to Stay Relevant: Interview with Ross Shafer

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ross Shafer is the author of eight books on leadership, motivation, customer experience, and market relevance. He has also been an Emmy-winning television host for ABC, CBS, NBC, and the USA Networks. In addition to his full-time job as a keynote speaker, author, and consultant, Shafer publishes…

Have Librarians, Will Travel: Santa Clara County Library District

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

When most of us think of libraries, we think of buildings filled wall to wall with books that we can peruse and borrow for free. But libraries are so much more than that. They offer literacy services for children and adults, they offer tutoring, and, in the case of Santa Clara County Library District…

West Side Cemetery District Performs Restoration on Old Midway Cemetery

Friday, September 16, 2016

When West Side Cemetery, located in Taft, California, was formed in November 1930, there was a small cemetery already in place serving the area. That cemetery was known as Midway Cemetery. Midway Cemetery was established in 1911 by Taft Undertaking Company under the direction of William Brook and…

Lafayette Cemetery Tour a Revealing Portrait of City’s Past

Thursday, September 8, 2016

On a 98-degree day under a blazing sun, Lafayette Historical Society president Mary McCosker brought to life vivid portraits of some of the people buried in the Lafayette Cemetery. She led a tour of approximately 20 hardy history-seekers, regaling early pioneers and bullwhackers; a man buried…

Career Compass Anthology Released

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program just hit a milestone by publishing it's 50th Career Compass column entitled "Story-Telling--A Powerful Way To Lead and Communicate." To celebrate this milestone, ICMA has published a second anthology of the Career Compass…