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Re: “True Blues

It is a shame that they feel that new works by themselves is not what fans want but I suppose as long as Justin and John can release new material to know that there is still something new to give and express even after all these years. Maybe to celebrate 50 years in 2017 they could come up with something extra special that would be fantastic! PLEASE!! love Gillian

Posted by Gillian Alcock on 04/22/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Cauliflower Dreamin'

Why is it that when we write a story about meat eating we get criticism from the vegan community but when we write a story about a vegan restaurant we get crickets? Vegans and vegetarians: what do you think of this restaurant?

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 04/21/2015 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Crop Report: Spring Grass

Support your local farmers, yo! Three Stone Hearth does. I know, I'm the buyer for the kitchen.

Posted by Mud Hut on 04/20/2015 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Crop Report: Spring Grass

But worth the wait!

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 04/20/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Crop Report: Spring Grass

I applaud Paul Wirtz for his commitment to grow asparagus. The Marin Master Gardeners have an excellent article on this topic, which might benefit readers who want to raise their own.
http://ucanr.edu/sites/MarinMG/Marin_Maste…
Caution-this is not a project for those who want instant gratification-it takes three years until you can actually harvest the crop!

Posted by Susan L. Miller on 04/18/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Bury the Problem

Biochar systems have so many market applications yet to be cultivated; "Carbon Fodder" feeds for Livestock in the EU, Australia & Japan, Plant Chemical Communications, (plant signaling), even Char building materials such as Biochar-Plasters which block Cellphone signals, the potential markets are massive.

CoolPlanet's investors & CEOs project (assert) that they will be the first Trillion Dollar Company, based on their $1.50/Gal. cost to produce Bio-Gasoline. Biochar the by product.

For a complete review of the current science & industry applications of Biochar please see my 2014 Soil Science Society of America Biochar presentation. How thermal conversion technologies can integrate and optimize the recycling of valuable nutrients while providing energy and building soil carbon, I believe it brings together both sides of climate beliefs.
A reconciling of both Gods' and mans' controlling hands. Agricultural Geo - Engineering; Past, Present & FutureAcross scientific disciplines carbons are finding new utility to solve our most vexing problems
2014 SSSA Presentation;Agricultural Geo-Engineering; Past, Present & Future. https://www.soils.org/files/am/ecosystems/kinght.pdf

Posted by Erich J. Knight on 04/17/2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Apr. 19: Past & Present in Mill Valley

Here's a clip from a long-lost 1978 video of Ancient Future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp5et9Qfgo4

Posted by Matthew Charles Montfort on 04/15/2015 at 10:06 AM

Re: “We Are Family?

i work for CDS the day the doors opened. sold like crazy and they got rid of me and keep a punch of 70-80 year old making 12-14 dollars and hr. and not even a smile on their face. go home and give other people the job who really need it. COSTCO OPEN YOUR EYES AND GET ALL OF THEM OUT OF THERE.If you didnt have samples things would still sell.The demos are just in the way hard to shop

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Posted by jane on 04/14/2015 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Iconic Opening

I'm disappointed. I've been pretty excited about the opening of the Art Museum of Sonoma County only to find out that admission to its Studio 54 themed party, complete with red carpet, is $200/$175, if you're a member. I'm not wanting to go for the soirée but for some art in my neck of the woods. I didn't see a "normal" cost of admission for the exhibit that runs through May 24th in this article or via their website. Way to isolate a lot of us, especially the starving artist. Sheesh!

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Posted by Ro on 04/10/2015 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Hog Heaven

Great Article on the Manglitsa Breed! My son is very interested in this breed as well and talks about them and their benefits often. That's why I thought I would google the Royal Mangalitsa!

Posted by Julie Whittington Herdman on 04/10/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Crazy Christmas Carol

Years ago, when the girls were little, we acquired a box of children's records, and this record was in it. We sang it over and over, amazed that it even existed. I've hunted for it again, but it has disappeared in the turnover of the years. I'm so glad to find it again! Thank you!

Posted by Karen Jives on 04/10/2015 at 6:46 AM

Re: “So Long

I'm glad that the Bopeemian did a story on Matt. He was a really influential person. He definitely touched me.

I'm still going to say Bopeemian though, since that's my jam.

Matt, you are missed. Facebook went nuts for you.

Let's try to go nuts for each other with better timing in the future. Ok?

Thanks ladykiller Charlie! <3

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Posted by andrewapeterson on 04/09/2015 at 3:55 AM

Re: “Green Grocer Goes Indoors

We are encouraging guests to bring their own bottle of wine to share. There is no corkage, Wine Pairings are $20 and this is a flat fee for service. Typically it includes a pour of wine with each course/menu item ordered. We also hope to create an innovative, interactive food & wine experience with theGastronomist. We hope that each of our guests will bring an interesting bottle that we can pair with and pour for other guests aboard for the evening for a communal dining experience where many different wines can be offered, paired and tasted during the meal. - Joe Rueter Chef,Gastronomist

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Posted by Joe Rueter on 04/07/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Dish by Dish

Hello! Thank you for your article. I’d like to try to compare it to my previous experience of learning easy Italian lessons through Skype on online classes for free. I did around 10 conversations over Skype with a native speaker from http://preply.com/en/italian-by-skype. And I was pretty satisfied with their Quality. I think they have a strong teaching quality.Following their course curriculum now I can speak Italian like a native,you don't need to go any school. but I Want to try another option.

Posted by Da Rajib on 04/05/2015 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Rain Catchment-22

Myself and most of my neighbors in Petaluma all have catchment tanks and grey water systems, mostly because we want to keep are water bills down.
Mainly, the reason municipalities are reluctant to encourage residential water saving, is because it's a source of revenue. (e.g. Petaluma has a $165 million bond to pay off)
Residential water use is such an insignificant part of the equation. If so called "pioneering activists" like Trathen Heckman and Daily Acts are sincerely concerned about these water resource issues, he and his org should've been more actively involved when the City of Petaluma approved two giant shopping centers, one having a large health club. Yet, I don't recall seeing him at any of the public meetings. For instance, the new Target shopping center is using 3 million+ gallons/year, (it's all documented in the hydrology report, if anyone from DA cared to read.
Commercial industry and AG is where the systemic problem sits. Rohnert Park just built a Casino with 15 restaurants with a hotel planned soon. RP also just finished building 244 condos behind the Casino. Has anybody heard of the recently approved Coliseum City on Oakland water front? New sports arena, retail/offices and 6,000 homes. SF Mayor Lee's ballot measure to build 30,000 new apartments by 2020? Policy makers need to make serious changes to building/planning requirements, when it comes to grey water/catch systems and water conservation. Just saying...

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Posted by Pet65 on 04/05/2015 at 3:16 AM

Re: “Pretty Theft

It's always struck me as odd that ppl in Santa Rosa won't drive from Montgomery Village to Railroad Square to see a show, because "It's too far". But plenty will travel to SF and points beyond.

Posted by Chris Alexander on 04/03/2015 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Rain Catchment-22

Rain barrels work. I have five and haven't pulled out the hose in the front yard yet this winter! Besides, our plants like rain barrel water runoff because it's not got any of the chloramines or salt in it! It's really worth it and fun as well! We in SoCal have rebates via Metropolitan Water District. It's time for our local districts to promote this worthwhile investment of basically $10 each!

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Posted by gero cocerp on 04/01/2015 at 6:20 PM

Re: “'Fresno' Bound

We saw these delightful guys at SHED when they performed during a West Coast Live show. They are really really good...give them a look see and find out for yourselves.

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Posted by Marlene Alves on 04/01/2015 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Rites of Spring

That told me nothing about how to hunt and find wild asparagus :(

Posted by nospeak on 04/01/2015 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Rain Catchment-22

The quote, "As for rain barrels at [the] home level, they are not very cost-efficient. It is much better and cheaper to direct your storm runoff onto your lawn or flower beds and let it soak in." is why rain harvesting has an uphill struggle for legitimacy. Let me put this very succinctly; that's rubbish.
In drought conditions, stormwater does not infiltrate but sheet flows off lawns and gardens until they are already slightly saturated enough for the water to infiltrate.
Yes, tiny 50 gallon rain barrels are useless. But up that to say 200USG per downspout or about 600-1000USG per home and you'll notice a significant reduction in both runoff impacts and potable water demand. Volume is king but so is having capacity available to catch and hold that storm when it arrives.
I'll leave this thread with one suggestion, RainGrid lot level stormwater utilities distribute automated cisterns to householders free of charge on the basis that catching stormwater at the lot level actually pays for itself in saved infrastructure damage and insurance risk reduction. And that's before even bringing potable water conservation into the discussion.

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Posted by Kevin G Mercer on 04/01/2015 at 8:31 AM

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