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Re: “Hydrodynamic

Jamie made me a lovely 8'0 a few years back, after my son (a student of his) and I had surfed a number of times with Jamie and another Sonoma Academy teacher, Michael Peller, in Baja on a school break, and along the Sonoma Coast at various breaks after school some days. I had surfed as a younger man but it had been many years and I was, in effect, re-learning how to manage it. He apparently read my skill level fairly well, and I must thank him for the faith he put in my ability to progress from where I was at the time to a higher level. The first good wave I caught with that board was like a guy who had been driving an old Buick being given the keys to a Porsche....that 8'0 is still the family favorite...."Dad, do you mind if I take the 8'0 today...?"
If my wife had not been home that night I would have put that board in bed with me to keep it warm...

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Posted by Kate Tatum on 06/18/2014 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Ghost Lake

Thompson.BLM.DOI.Dillon.Kunze.Tuleyome.Boxer.Feinstein. are the pack which contributed to/directed the destruction of Lake Berryessa. Their goal has been to eliminate family recreation and motorized boating. The FEIS/Financial Plan stated that Plan B was not financially feasible – yet Thompson/Dillon pushed for it. Then Stimulus Funds were used to destroy infrastructures, marinas and all facilities.
Thompson/Boxer Bills to create Berryessa Snow Mountain NCA/Monument is incongruous with the Thompson/Dillon pretense that they want recreation at the Lake. This has been/ continues to be a Land/Water/ Resource [Billions$$] Grab. BLM has become an agency of Land Control. BOR is the agency which needs to solve the problem in obligation to the guiding document [Public Use Plan- 2006 VSP].
Thompson/Dillon Orwellian Speak is rhetoric of distraction and distortion. Neither have good intentions for the Lake Berryessa Community and the Lake which is a Regional Asset / Boater Destination.

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Posted by Lucy White on 06/18/2014 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Ghost Lake

FYI - The word "management" is spelled wrong in the title.

(Will proposed federal managment save Lake Berryessa?)

Posted by Amigo Orr on 06/18/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “It's a Hoot

Well to be fair (HA!), Jesse Shantor and Adam Lessnau were the original creators of the name (or maybe there was someone before as well). Just another mystery about Santa Rosa's oldest tradition, as this is the 103rd Annual Hooligan Street Faire.

Posted by Kalei Yamanoha on 06/12/2014 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Beat the Heat

Read the IPCC reports. Third World homefires are the biggest source of anthropogenic CO2. Chinese mine fires reportedly put out more CO2 than all US vehicles. Until we get China, India, etc. on board, CO2 reduction efforts will have little effect. On the other hand, we can make more impact with efforts to increase the Earth's CO2 carrying capacity, such as planting more trees, decreasing clearcutting.

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Posted by true environmentalist on 06/11/2014 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Readers Picks: Culture

Where can we write-in ballot?

Posted by Ryan Lee on 06/11/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “It's a Hoot

Thanks so much for the great article! Charlie, you are doing some amazing things for the community through your writing. I am really into your writing style as well - much thanks.

I just want to give credit to Kalei Yamanoha, a dear friend of mine who coined the term "Hooligan St. Faire."

See you all this weekend!

- Josh Windmiller

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Posted by Joshua Windmiller on 06/11/2014 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Who Is Levine?

Well Tom ...Norman Solomon is not exactly the best judge of any Democrat. He does not know the Party or it's Leadership. He spent his life as a self appointed critic of Dems. He has only been a registered Dem since 2007. Before that he was was active in in the Green PArty and helped Ralph Nader challenge Gore in 2000 (and electing Bush in the process). He did attempt to capitalize on his minor celebrity among the left by running for office once in his life but he was beaten by someone he labeled a corporate dem (Jared Huffman) and a Republican. Solomon,if you've read his extremely unpopular columns over the years, has called nearly every Democrat at the national level be they holding office as President, Vice President, Senator, Congressional member, or just a candidate for president ...a "corporate democrat". So now Levine is labeled the same way Solomon has labeled Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama ,Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsome, both of our state senators, Jared Huffman and 100 other prominent and historical leaders of the Democratic Party. He published an entire book in the 90's that was a hateful screed against the Clinton's. Solomon left the Green Party because it's leaders would not agree to his dictates and their candidates had no hope of ever winning an election other than a local one. After abandoning the Greens, he joins the Dems and starts "judging" it's leaders using an agenda that appears to be more appropriate for one of the other parties that does not welcome business, care about jobs, or understand our economy. The chairs of the local Central Committee's for both Marin and Sonoma County authored a Close to Home column criticizing him two years ago when he misrepresented Rep. Huffman's record for political gain. But ultimately, The Dems win here and throughout California because by being a big tent Party and not as narrow minded as some of its newer members like Mr. Solomon.

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Posted by Victoria Hogan on 06/11/2014 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Debriefer: June 4, 2014

Sonoma County Court. you can read the documents they are all there.

Posted by bobbytop on 06/10/2014 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Debriefer: June 4, 2014

what court were the charges filed in?

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Posted by joeblow on 06/10/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Debriefer: June 4, 2014

Might The Bohemian explain the nature of Doolan's charges (what happened) or a reference to it?

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Posted by JS on 06/08/2014 at 1:48 AM

Re: “The New Bohemians

Fantastic! I love the Bohemian and it's mission. Thanks for carrying on the torch, in fearless and fun-loving fashion. And just between us, I'm looking forward to one day seeing my band Team Venus featured in the music section. Certainly that was NOT a plug, just a casual aside... ;-)
a fearless and fun-loving reader (whoops... how did that get in there? So tacky...)

Posted by Alia Curchack-Beeton on 06/07/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “North Bay Scene Setters

When is the all-local fashion event at the Sonoma County Museum?

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Posted by Shana Ray on 06/06/2014 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Debriefer: June 4, 2014

So how much is this going to cost, and who is going to pay for it? America used to be a work hard and get ahead society, now it is a sue somebody and get ahead society. I guess I will have to get mine, before it runs out.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 06/04/2014 at 4:43 PM

Re: “BottleRock Bender

Very interesting way to write a review. I like it.

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 06/04/2014 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Debriefer: May 28, 2014

I would have appreciated an article on recommendations of the Bohemian editorial team for the current election. The Press Democrat had a few recommendations as did the SF Chronicle. As the leading liberal journal in the North Bay, your input on the election was missed. Please do so for the big election in November.

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Posted by NBBob on 06/02/2014 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Cruise Control

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Posted by billdsd on 05/30/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “The Anchor-Outs

Refreshing not having to wade through the same old "wing-er" hit pieces. Very insightful journalists! Kudos to both Michael and Ryan!
You two gentlemen definitely have your veritable finger's on the tsunami of reality that will be soon be effecting the sea change of public sentiments.
Jack booted thugs come and go all the time... good guys and bad guys are as co-dependent as cofee&donuts
The AO's are the least exclusive group I've ever encountered, which means they don't means test anyone.
Pretty much doesn't matter what your size, IQ, ink, wardrobe, language, or financing is, you can rock on the Bay.
If you show up in Sausalito, with or without a boat, you won't be in need for long. You'll get a bunk or a whole boat! A foothold.
Seems like the establishment's attitudes can switch around like the tides. Luckily, the no necked,
"Deliverance"talking, roid raging ex -prison guard Deputies, like the one that welcomed me by jumping onto my deck and Exclaiming....
"I'm the new Sheriff on the water here and I'm the one who's gonna clear out this cesspool!" "You're outa here in two more days or We'll be back every day dropping $150 cititations on you!"
OKAY then! It was a real waste of talent having him driving Rescue errrrrrr Harassment One around the bay. He's gone and I've gone through almost six years of civil rights violations. But I'm sticking this thing out. All wars come to an end..........
45, 46, 47 years?????
There's a tsunami of public opinion that's headed this way at 400mph
and we're holdin' on!

Keven Kiffer

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Posted by Keven Kiffer on 05/30/2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Cruise Control

Good points, Tom, but it's worth keeping in mind that there are situations when a bicyclist or group is in no way acting out of "self-entitlement" or aggression by occupying a lane when safe to do so. As drivers we should keep this in mind and not bug out and honk a horn whenever we have to wait 10 seconds to pass.

Bridges are key examples: many, like this bridge out of Pt. Reyes if it's the one on Shoreline Highway south out of town, have no bike lane. Just because a stripe exists somewhere on the side of the road does not mean that you can safely pass.

In June this year, you cannot legally pass a bike without 3 feet of clearance, minimum. On a bridge like that—it's totally unsafe to pass anyway. The dude honking in a case like this was likely the aggressive instigator, although he may have not realized that, and was not necessarily deserving of a beat-down. Clearly, everybody needs to chill a bit. I'm just pointing out that occupying a lane, in some situations like a blind curve or bridge, are the correct thing to do per California's motor vehicle code, and not a display of aggression.

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Posted by James on 05/28/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Pleasures of the Flesh

It's the only place I purchase my meat from. It's worth every penny. The sandwiches are fantastic too!!!

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Posted by Kim Rolly Brothers on 05/28/2014 at 2:34 PM

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