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Re: “April 10: Anthony Jeselnik at Cotati's Green Music Center

Just a heads-up to the headline to the headline department: The Green Music Center is in Rohnert Park, not Cotati!

Posted by bolinasdude on 04/15/2014 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Delectations of Empire

I'll take that place around the corner. At least they don't trash the other establishments.

Posted by Kelly Decker on 04/15/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Dharma Bummer

This article has factual errors and does not reflect the large number of people and Sonoma County environmental groups fighting this large-scale industrial printing press near Salt Point State Park. It makes it sound as if it's just a few neighbors.

Get the REAL story with the CORRECT facts.

http://www.sonomacoastalhillsruralpreservation.org/masterissuestatement

Posted by Get It Right on 04/15/2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Palm Leaves

Paralyzed for life.
$400K dollars spent on fraud Caren Greco R.N. and her D.A. ordered child support kids and family support funds to ex Tom and Debbie Scott. She was a prostitute with me and my spine m.d., Dr. David Scheetz, a polygamist, prior president of the medical association.
Employed by billionaire Clyde Greco Sr. and Jr., victim of w.c. fraud, fraud.
A "hit" from Judge Brad Demeo.
New Palm Drive injuries 10/04/2011..kidnapping in Santa Rosa mayhem by 10 S.C.S.D. detectives.
"Hero" crane mishap blinded by sun crane operator. 10/03/1996, Unstable deck, left out rigger undersized pin, Fire Dept. Rescue fall of 17 foot fall, strike steel time ten. Fed. water new Guerneville Bridge column. Palm Drive Hospital failed...Atlas One broken bone at lower brain...Hard hat, (R) side shattered five inches by two and one-half inches.

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Posted by Brad Pipal on 04/12/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “April 12-13: Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol

They have no web page for 2014 music.

Posted by Brad Pipal on 04/12/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “April 12-13: Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol

The David Luning Band is playing at Sebastopol's Apple Blossom Festival this Sunday from 3PM - 5PM at the Back Stage!

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Posted by pgrzebik on 04/10/2014 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Hood Lovin'

Good to see him talking about music, and not about all that political garbage...

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Posted by DW Driving-Wheel Fans-Friends on 04/10/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Homeless Front

This is a very moving and informative story. I don't know how any military person returning home after serving on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan COULD NOT have PTSD. The terror of both what they did (in the name of our country) and what they experienced over there would really mess up anyone. Then, coming home to an entirely different reality with their recent military training and experiences and trying to fit into their old lives and relationships is a further corkscrew.

IMHO, the problem is at the front end and that's really where the focus should be.
Defending our country on our soil is one thing, engaging in an optional war is really unfair to those who we ask to serve as our surrogates. Those who believe in starting such a war should be the only ones who should serve in it. I understand that all those who serve do so in a volunteer capacity...we don't have a draft. However, some of them see no other option in their lives and others naively believe that the benefit they receive (in experience, money, education, personal growth and responsibility) will outweigh the horrific blowback of the experience. Though not all service people serving in war end up with such debilitating PTSD that it's nearly impossible for them to function normally in our society, I have a hard time believing that most of them don't have varying degrees of PTSD.

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Posted by lneedle 2 on 04/09/2014 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Dharma Bummer

Buddhists, the peaceful loving-kindness kind of folk, always are targets from downsteam. I hope you can find equanimity, Mike Singer.

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Posted by Bernie Weston on 04/09/2014 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Delectations of Empire

When did Mac and Cheese multiply like rabbits in every hip place across the country? When did rich people start eating poor people food? It's a cheap starch worth a nickel and sold for ten dollars.

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Posted by JR Wirth on 04/09/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Rowboats at Abby's Playland

I boated past there many time growing up. It's part of the fond memories I have of the area. People who didn't live on The River would always say how tragic it must have been to be flooded in. We River Rats knew it was just part of winter on The River. The bigger floods were always bad. That intersection, however, flooded at least once a year when I was a kid and there would always be a picture in the news with the caption saying something to the effect that flood victims were fleeing. A lot of the time, though, it was people like my family boating to the bridge so we could get groceries. Then we'd boat back and drive home.

Posted by Patrick C. Wood on 04/07/2014 at 11:47 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Dominic Raitano

Yes and sadly my father, Bob Lucas passed away in 1999 after a courageous fight with Leukemia but I remember many many days and nights either hanging out at "The Paper" and hanging out at Dominic's as kids :)

Posted by Bunney Schmidt on 04/07/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Rowboats at Abby's Playland

Jackie's correct, it was directly across the other side of drake road from pee wee golf all 3 were there during this time (J's, Pee Wee, Abby's). Abby's was home of a huge super slide and at one point had an arcade, that's all I remember :)

Posted by Bunney Schmidt on 04/07/2014 at 10:29 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Rowboats at Abby's Playland

abby's playland was on one corner with pee wee golf on the other, and pee wee golf was up the road a short distance.

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Posted by Jacqueline Shaw on 04/07/2014 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor, April 2, 2014

The challenges faced by U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I went to the VA, and I wanted treatment for this or that or the other thing, and all they would give me is highly addictive narcotic painkillers, opiates, which are similar in their chemical makeup to heroin." They found a 270 percent increase in the number of opiate prescriptions that these doctors at the VA were writing. And we also found incredible, wild variation in how many prescriptions doctors were writing depending on where a veteran happened to live.
The rise in psychological trauma associated with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan should not surprise experts. The extent of wartime trauma is directly proportional to the type of warfare fought and the experiences encountered. Studies of Vietnam veterans show that between 26 and 31 percent have experienced PTSD. This rate is understandable given that the Vietnam War combat environment included both guerilla and conventional warfare. It is arguable that the war in Iraq compares to the Vietnam War, as there is no safe place, no enemy lines, and threats surround the soldier on all sides. Situations that can contribute to the development of PTSD.
I work as a volunteer Counselor at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park,CA for 17 years as a musician therapist. I work mostly with Vietnam Vets. War is the national creed of America. So, even though in Washington they knew this was a problem, they didn’t manage it. They allowed doctors who are overstressed, with so many people coming back from war and not nearly enough training or time to treat them, to reach for their prescription pad and write these prescriptions for medications that might dull the pain temporarily, but can have horrible, tragic, sometimes even fatal, results.

Ted Rudow III, MA

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Posted by Ted Rudow III on 04/05/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Panties & Cheap Cologne (Not the Ol' Dirty Bastard album)

I suppose if ODB released a solo album it would have had a far less G rated title. Thanks for reading.

Posted by Nicolas.Grizzle on 04/04/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Panties & Cheap Cologne (Not the Ol' Dirty Bastard album)

I'm confused -- what does this have to do with ODB? A guy who didn't put out a record by this name? OHHHHH - I get it! You know nothing of hip-hop culture, so you take a holier than thou approach and insult one of it's pioneers in order to get someone to click through to a really sad excuse of an "article." Got it.

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Posted by Jonathan on 04/03/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Jello-Rama

wooooooo......jello....yello...biafra.......dead kennedy's........hi : JELLO.....REMEMBER FRANKIE AND RIPPER AND JOHNNY, AND BRITTLEY...AND PLAYING AT THE TEMPLE BEAUTIFUL...GO AHEAD SAY NO, I DONT REMEMBER...BLAME IT ON YUPPIES AND DRUGS......JELLO BIAFRA ALWAYS SPOKE AND PLAYED HIS MIND OUT........THE NEW WAVE KINGS OF S.F.(CRIME), BUT YOU GUYS WERE GREAT, AND I'M SURE THE MUSIC PUT TOGETHER FOR THIS RIVER EAT'N, BEEEEEER GUZZL'N TOWN WILL BLOW SOME EARDUMS AND I'LL LEARN A BAR CHORD..CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU ...U BRING BACK GREAT MEMORIES...BY THE WAY FOR SANTA ROSAITES, THE TEMPLE BEAUTIFUL WAS PREVIOUS STOMPING GRNDS FOR REV. JIM JONES/KOOLAID!

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Posted by HOTWIREMYHEART on 04/03/2014 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Oversight Knights

Good work. Too bad something as obvious as this is taking so long to implement; a citizen's review board will help all concerned. The police and sheriff's depts might be concerned about less automatic rubberstamping of their shootings, but their relations with the community should improve tremendously.

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Posted by leslieronald 2 on 04/02/2014 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Jello-Rama

I've been around a long time, and I've always liked that guy. He's got something to say. It's worth a listen.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 04/02/2014 at 6:43 PM

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