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Re: “Petaluma or Bust

@CT: Can people who work at Target afford to buy a house most places in California? I wish they could, but the answer is no. So that is not really a fair question, especially considering that if you tried to rent a closet in the city on a retail wage you wouldn't be able to. As someone who has successfully rented in Petaluma for more than 5 years on a low salary, it is definitely possible (and in a great neighborhood). You can't compare SF and Pet real estate apples to apples because they are dramatically different places. But if you compare square footage-wise, Petaluma is less per square foot aside from ethereal questions of aesthetics and quality of life. The bus question is also not fair either, as no one is claiming that Petaluma is on par with the services of a major city with more than 10 times the population. As for businesses, Camelbak, Traditional Medicinals tea, multiple tech companies such as MarketLive and Cyan, Biosearch, Athleta and many more have chosen to be in Petaluma. Some of those companies began here and chose to stay, some moved from other places. And you know what? Places change over time. The North Bay is an expensive place that is less expensive than the other expensive places in the Bay Area. So what?

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Posted by PT on 03/13/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Secret Cookie Man

ZIX Cookies are dynamite! They will blast your taste buds to heaven. When you want cookies for really special treats, they are the ones to buy. Some people love them because they are gluten-free. I love them because they are incredibly tasty.
Sebastopal Gal

Posted by Gale Johnstone Brownell on 03/12/2014 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

Propaganda! Petaluma pretends to be part of Marin County already. Home sales for 1.5 in SF cannot be compared to the barns being sold for 500K (as you put it, 1/3 the cost) in Petaluma. So, do you think the people working at the new Target store (BTW, their prices are more expensive than the RP/SR stores!) can afford these houses? Absolutely not. Your focus point is a Therapist from Sausalito-Marin County??? How is the public transportation system in Petaluma? Any buses across town every 20 mins? Or does the community only cater to people with cars and suvs? What companies have moved there that are not part the monoculture strip malls and restaurant chains? Exactly. People with money cannot afford to live in the Bay Area. SO they are migrating to the north bay. Where they can price out those who have been here all this time? Might want to reconsider that "G" word qualification!

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Posted by CT on 03/12/2014 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Beef Don't Fail Me Now

The 2009 National Beef Cook-Off(R) was sponsored by The Beef Checkoff, not the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Posted by Sherry Hill on 03/12/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “The Repurposed-Driven Life

Functional Art, Incorporated makes beautiful furniture. Seth Richardson is an amazing artist. You can call him at 707-820-1185 or go to http://www.functionalartincorporated.com.

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Posted by Jim Brumm on 03/12/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Carrillo in Court

I am getting so frustrated with those who enjoy the rights of being an American not granting those same rights to another American. Mr. Carrillo is PRESUMED INNOCENT until found guilty in a court of law. Not only that, but he allegedly knocked on her door with two beers in his hand. If he was going to sexually assault her why would he knock on her door. People are stupid when they are drunk, and Mr. Carrillo had attended two official functions earlier in the evening, at least one of them at a winery -- this is wind country, right? Kennedy drove his car into a body of water and sobered up before contacting police and kept his seat in the Senate. But then again, he was white.

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Posted by callmestems on 03/08/2014 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Rhone Rangers

thanks for writing about the upcoming Bay Area grand tasting, sorry you didn't like these two samples. (One isn't a member at this time.)
The Grand Tasting will feature over 100 wineries, pouring over 500 American Rhone wines, so something for everyone, I encourage all to come try! Many of the producers are very small, and from all regions and a number of states.

Sunday April 6th, prior to the Grand Tasting are two seminars, and Saturday evening, April 5th is the Winemakers Dinner at the Generals Residence.

cheers!

William Allen

Board of Directors, Marketing Committee
President, North Coast Chapter
Rhone Rangers
--Helping wine lovers discover American-grown Rhones--
www.rhonerangers.org

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Posted by Sonoma William on 03/08/2014 at 12:20 PM

Re: “The Hunger Artifice

I appreciate Fellow Democrat's point, but none of what FD's written changes the fact that in this case a vote for the Farm Bill was in fact a vote to cut SNAP. Yes, "balance and tough decisions need to be made" and sure, you can dismiss criticism of the 'yes' vote as arm-chair quarterbacking if you like. I would call it participatory democracy - holding our representatives to account for their votes or lack thereof. Everyone in the House voting on this bill had to make those tough decisions FD referred to. Yet George Miller, Henry Waxman, Barbara Lee, Anna Eschoo, Maxine Waters and a host of other Demos voted against the bill, with many of them having gone on the record about the SNAP cuts being a primary factor for the direction of their vote. To stand against SNAP cuts was not to expect to always get whatever we want, it was a principled stand to not agree to budget cutting on the backs of the poorest one quarter of us who need that extra $90 a month in benefits. Like Alice Chan, I would have preferred Huffman's vote go in the other direction. We're accustomed to principled leadership in this district from Woolsey & Boxer - it remains to be seen if we're getting comparable representation these days. Being somewhat familiar with Alice Chan, I have no doubt that she did make her feelings known to Rep. Huffman prior to what FD calls arm-chair quarterbacking.

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Posted by Chris Fisher on 03/06/2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor, March 5, 2014

Economy built on wars

Dear Editor: President Barack Obama has dropped a measure to trim cost-of-living increases in Social Security from an upcoming budget proposal. While the move was praised by progressive Democrats, the White House admitted the cuts, known as chained CPI, remain "on the table," but only as part of a grand bargain deal with Republicans.

They even convinced lots of poor people that they were right and persuaded them to voluntarily give up some of the few things they had to make them even poorer and the rich even richer, so the rich could have more and more and the poor less and less.

They love U.S. materialism, but they hate U.S. policies and wars. Well, U.S. materialism was built on wars, both military and economic ones. They keep their economy going by preparing for wars or selling weapons to others who are fighting wars. And there's many an economic and trade war that America fights that you never hear reported in the papers -- the wars where they trounce their competitors in selling goods or force others to open their markets to U.S. goods and companies, often in coercive or sneaky, underhanded, illegal ways.

Ted Rudow III,

Palo Alto

Posted by Ted Rudow III on 03/06/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Bourbon Outfitter

Bourbon can be made anywhere in America... period

Posted by Dg Blackburn on 03/05/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “The Hunger Artifice

Alice, your commitment to Snap is commendable - but using your own logic (that a vote for the farm bill is a vote to cut SNAP) is pretty short sighted for the big picture. I'm curious if a vote against the farm bill would have been a vote to cut renewable energy, environmental projects, public health and nutrition, rural revitalization, natural resources, and education? Because these are all things that the farm bill does. Unfortunately, balance and tough decisions need to be made - and always getting everything you want in a republican controlled congress is unrealistic. Perhaps you should talk with the representative before you arm-chair quarterback how to be a congressman.

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Posted by Fellow Democrat on 03/05/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Mardi Gras at the Mystic

Petaluma's own Krewe of Muses will make their debut at this year's annual Mardi Gras parade. The parade starts at 5:45pm in front of McNear's on Fat Tuesday, March 4th. The Krewe of Muses, Petaluma's first official Mardi Gras Krewe will be dressed for the parade and ready with traditional throws of beads, candy and cups, so come early and join in on the fun!

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Posted by Annamaria Pardini on 03/02/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The Squeamish Parent's Guide to Teen Sex

Hi im 15 years old and live in Santa Rosa, I was looking up cool sex tips to help me when I need to pleasure that certain someone with my sexual orgin, but what I have to say, and I know this sounds weird, but I've taken a strange sexual addiction to my dog, Carla. I was just looking at her one day and, exuse me but, I got extremely " horny" and put peanut butter on my sexual orgin and let her lick at it. I've grown very attached to her and really want to take it a step father with real sexual intercourse. Is what I'm doing wrong? I'm so confused, it's just I try to stop but when I do I get really strange all most as if it's a drug to me. Please reply in some way, thanks.

Posted by Sean Thomas on 03/01/2014 at 8:25 AM

Re: “A Lens on Vermeer

see www.printedlight.co.uk

Posted by Printed Light on 02/27/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “The Fountaingrove Winery

I finally got to go check this out yesterday. Its one of the coolest ruins I've explored yet. It's neat to see how the graffitis has changed since your 2008 photos, and a lot of the wine barrels are not intact anymore... :( maybe 4 left. I hope to visit again one day. Ive uploaded photos to my Instagram.
sourdeansel

Posted by Dean Newton on 02/26/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Sylvia Tyson: On Our Mind

Saw the show last night in SEB -- amazing to see this icon in person, plus the talent of Cindy Cashdollar on pedal, steel, lap steel, and dobro. The Community Center was jammed.

Not so fun -- the boorish behavior of some audience members. After one song that had the dobro quieter in background, a woman yelled out "up the dobro". Puh-leeze! This concert isn't your server in a restaurant. Then too, many audience of a certain age left between sets at around 10:30p. Certainly, we tire more easily as we get older, but c'mon! Respect the performers -- Ms. Tyson is 73, yet graciously stayed after the final song. If she can do it ... .

Would love to see these ladies -- together or separately -- again.

Posted by Barry on 02/23/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Piling It On

This was a GREAT show last year with a LOT of extremely strong musicians on stage. I will definitely be at this year's show also. I already have my tickets!

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Posted by Ray on 02/23/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Cheese Please Me

Hungry already!

Posted by Shana Ray on 02/20/2014 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Cheese Please Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSxW37IpeNc Kinda cheesy, and definitely cheese How can you make cheese without milk was my first topic on my video's. If you would like to see how you can turn two cups of nuts into cheese this is worth the cheesiness.

Posted by Ivy Rose Hunter on 02/19/2014 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Arrowood's Way

Incredible wines and a wonderful winemaker. The 2010 Cuvee Alis is heaven in a bottle.

Posted by Colleen Cahill Titus on 02/19/2014 at 9:01 PM

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