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 — patti4supervisor.com — (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: