Patti Ingram needs some schooling

Here’s (another) Herb Caen item for our local scene:

I noticed Patti (with an “i” not a “y”) Ingram is running for supervisor. Good luck! But let’s hope she does a better job of “dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s” if she’s elected.

Her website — — (at least as of this morning) reads: “Patti attended Sierra College and Sacramento State University where she studied Journalism.” Huh?

Memo to Patti (with an “i”): DO NOT capitalize journalism in this case. The basic grammar rule — for would-be journalism majors and the rest of us — is here: “Do not capitalize: School subjects, except languages or specific course titles (algebra, journalism, language arts). However, you would capitalize Algebra I, Journalism III and English; Personal titles used without names (the president spoke).”

Here’s a nostalgic song that is redolent of “old” Grass Valley, where Patti grew up:

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

One thought on “Patti Ingram needs some schooling”

  1. I have no interest in voting for her. Terry Lampier has an interesting letter in the paper regarding the Dist 3 race.

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