I am thrilled to see an SRJC on the list, but would argue that "Our Town" was significantly more compelling than "Beauty and the Beast". Technically smart and impeccably directed, there were outstanding performances throughout the cast, not only from George Gibbs and Emily Webb. The real connections I observed onstage, combined with genuine emotion, oozed charm and brought the old themes to life in our modern times.
Really? An amateur production of Beauty and Beast makes the grade but not the 6th Street Playhouse staging of August-Osage County? I may be biased, having been a member of that intrepid cast but I'm of the opinion our production easily deserves the top spot on that list.
This is a bunch of hog wash. Ari, why haven't written about Eric Holder and Barack Obama and the thousands of guns (Which led to hundreds of murders in Mexico) they illegally sold to cartels. Those individuals are the ones who should not own guns . Your a hunter?? I doubt it , you should thank the NRA they have been the only ones that have truly stood up to our authoritarian government on guns.
Lastly, did you hear the story 2 days ago about what happened in Sacramento?
"California family was enjoying the Christmas holiday as the children were having a sleepover when a home intruder broke into their home. The homeowner, who was looking to protect his family took action and shot and killed the invader. A gun battle occurred at 3:30 A.M. on Saturday morning outside of the home. The homeowner was treated for gunshot wounds along with two other suspects.
The Identification of the deceased home intruder has not yet been released. 21-year-old Thomas Ordonaz, who was also injured in the shooting was later arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and accessory."
I suppose you didn't hear this one did you? Possibly more children would have been dead if this man was not able to defend himself with his own guy. I hope that you follow up on your last garbage article with something about this event!
Thank-you, Ari Levaux, for clearing up a misconception. Not knowing any hunters, I've always assumed that they walked hand-in-hand with the NRA. I hope this inspires other non-NRA hunters to speak out.
I will never forget Endless Crush ~ loved it!
Q: How many NRA members does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 4,300,000. One to start changing the bulb until shot dead by a psychotic relative using a weapon bought for the NRA member's personal protection. 4,299,999 to claim that the only problem the US has with guns is that there are not enough of them.
"If any of the 6 women killed in sandy hook had a concealed carry gun, there would have likely been fewer killed." (said Stephen Weiss.)
That is the kind of statement that makes me feel like gun fetishists (thanks Ari) live on their own special planet where "could have" and "might have" carry as much weight as, you know, facts.
Ari Levaux does not speak for hunters. Every statistic that he quotes that I am separately informed on is cooked, misleading at best. The kid told the school he brought the gun for safety, but no one at the school believed him, not the other students, not the administration. His bragging actions with the gun and intimidating other students with it betrayed the real reason. Ari's claim that armed citizens do not prevent or limit the scale of mass killings is rediculous. They just cannot completely eliminate the behavior. If any of the 6 women killed in sandy hook had a concealed carry gun, there would have likely been fewer killed. Armed mass killers in Israel dont kill 30, they kill 3-6 before the armed populace bring them down.
Please note that Baci Cafe & Wine Bar is only open for dinner Thursday through Monday, from 5:00pm. Thanks!
Hi all! A few updates on this article: Butcher & Cook will be closed this Sunday Dec. 23rd for the holiday but will resume service on Friday 28th at 5pm and will be serving every Friday through February. You can place a pre-order either by phone or through our website butcherandcook.com
John Lyle is no longer working with us~Chef Chris Hanson has joined me at the fryer! Hope to feed you all some fried chicken real soon~Berry Salinas
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Thank you Sonoma County for stopping Zane and Brown. They are attacking innocent members of the cannabis community and must be stopped! Times are changing and Cannabis will be free and Legal and they need to accept this. These women are driven by a fear of the herb, and as a community we should encourage them to see cannabis in its true light, a vehicle for health, creativity, peace and prosperity. My heart goes out to all that have been victims of this terrible persecution. Long live Marijuana. Legalize!
Thanks for a great story on a very important topic. Keeping in mind that with the shockingly low wages for picking grapes and the fact that many of these workers are exploited and endangered with poor working conditions, lack of adequate shade and water and few job protections, another solution to the lack of low income housing is the use of union jobs and union contracts which bring with them a voice at work, safety standards, health care and decent wages. Paying good middle class wages is the best way to allow people to afford housing, so they don't have to live 3 or 4 families to an apartment or drive two hours to get to work. The people and especially the wine growers in Napa can't complain about low income housing if they don't pay living wages. If they aren't willing to pay decent wages they should be building housing that workers can afford. They can't count on taxpayers to subsidize the wine industry with roads, schools, housing and infrastructure while they make huge profits by exploiting workers.
I happily volunteer to be on the receiving end for the next banana cream pie in the face shoot.
JaJerz, Thanks for your insight. The piece was never meant to disrespect Snoop as a talented rapper. He is an icon of West Coast music and known all over the world as a representative of the hip hop/rap era. Anyone would give him mad props for all his accomplishments.
The piece is actually a reflection on his questionable behavior over the past year. When Snoop went to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo, the Philadelphia-based EDM DJ, he was seen by many in the media and entertainment world as going through a mid-life identity crisis; his past few albums not cutting the commercial profit margin and his image strained by dippy reality TV shows.
Most, however, tried to view the image change as a conscience decision to transform his flamboyantly excessive, drug- and gun-toting lifestyle into a more spiritually enlightened leadership position in the music world; to bring attention to the sacred path of Rastafari while acting as a role model for commercially and materialistically seduced young hip hop artists. Throughout the past year, though, Snoop has done everything to solicit attention and nothing to demonstrate awareness.
Artists are free to change their image and we as fans continue to be fascinated by their choices. But to take such a major leap, professing allegiance to a religious practice with such brevity and arrogance, I believe there should be a higher level of respect shown for those who came before. Putting out pop ragga songs and donning red, gold and green does not qualify you as a Rasta. Neither does shouting Jah Rastafari on stage with a blunt in your hand.
All doubt and criticism aside, Snoop has ample time to prove his weight in gold. Whether that gold is measured in coinage or in enlightenment has yet to be seen.
Kind of disrespectful don't you think? Snoop is one of our great enduring rappers. Then he has a spiritual awakening as a Rastafarian and you make fun of him! Where is the tolerance? He is a prolific artist of our time and I think he should be taken seriously and should be respected.
Studio 'E' is a unique and wonderful venue to see singer-songwriter's up close in an intimate setting.
Laurie has booked some great acts there where I have many memories and have seen many fabulous performers. To think it will be unavailable for future events is really disheartening.
I wish Laurie luck but it is my hope (and many others I'm sure) that Jeff Martin who owns the space will continue to sponsor more shows in that venue.
So Jeff, let me be the first to lobby for continuing concerts at Studio 'E' as the most down home and people friendly venue in Sonoma County!
Studio 'E' ~ Long May You Run........... ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
The best bar in Cotati! Between the run-down or overhyped bars lies this gem. It's got class and always has good bands playing (usually free). The crowd is always postive and the bartenders respond to newbies just as fast as regulars. That last statement alone, is probably worth going. It's not the biggest bar by any means but that's part of its charm. Definitely a diamond in the very rough! Check it out for yourselves. You shouldn't be dissapointed
This article reads like it is greasing the wheels for the Federal Govt. and the BigPharma. Melinda, do you have any knowledge of this patent? http://lookingglass.blog.co.uk/2012/02/19/the-curious-case-of-patent-number-12825157/
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