Tag: Californias

Golfer Collin Morikawa also thrived at University of California’s Haas School of Business

Had anyone guessed then who might succeed Koepka as PGA champion come 2020, they reasonably might have scanned that PGA leader board from Koepka himself all the way down to the cut victims. But for keen soothsaying, they should have looked indoors at Berkeley, amid the caps and gowns and episodic rowdiness, among the graduates headed to firms like Barclays and Accenture, where a student speaker quoted Jay-Z: “I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man.”

Well, if that isn’t the next PGA Championship winner right there on video, the guy who will start a U.S. Open at Winged Foot at 8:07 a.m. on a Thursday in September 2020 with fellow PGA winners Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas. Here he comes in a black cap and gown and a yellow Cal stole and a pink lei, 30 minutes into the introductions of graduates, up the little stairs, right behind his

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How California’s wildfires might affect small businesses

Michael Volpatt already knew what art, medicine and clothes he needed to take when he got an alert to evacuate his home west of Guerneville in Sonoma County ahead of the massive LNU Complex Fire. But there was one more decision to make — should he go to his store, Big Bottom Market, and try to prepare it for what could be a weeks-long evacuation?

“It’s a big decision to have to make because you don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “Is your building going to burn down? Is it going to matter? Is the electricity going to go out and all your food spoil?”

Volpatt decided it wasn’t worth the risk and left the store to its fate. The power held and most of the products in his shop, best known for its Oprah-approved biscuits, survived. But the 10-day evacuation and an unusually early and ferocious start

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