State library, anti-gay initiative, bees

from the Sacramento Bee

“I have been back in my native city for several months doing research for a book. Several days per week I’m at the splendid California State Library Annex on N Street working in the California Room collections. This building was opened just 20 years ago. Yet each time I enter the handsome lobby, I cannot help but notice the brown water stains on the second floor veranda – and above that, a taped plastic-covered hole in the ceiling that masks the source of that old leak. Yes, old leak: This ‘temporary’ cover-up has been like this for at least two years. But there’s more.”