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Re: “Twelve Days of Debriefer

It's nice to see the Bohemian is finally doing police logs.

Posted by Leha Carpenter on 12/30/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Twelve Days of Debriefer

There's nothing unbeautiful about any body on the face of this planet. God made those bodies, therefore there’s nothing ugly underneath your clothing. If you're looking to ease your way into the nudist lifestyle, nudist resorts , nudist beaches and nudist dating site (Google localnudistsingle com) are available that offer a slightly less adventurous experience.

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Posted by Sara Brown on 12/24/2014 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Twelve Days of Debriefer

hippie nudists

Posted by Sara Brown on 12/24/2014 at 7:55 PM

Re: “High Times at Emerald Cup

The conference in Las Vegas was hosted by Marijuana Business Daily not the National Cannabis Industry Association.

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Posted by Brian Gilbert on 12/18/2014 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Teachable Moment

Wall Street vs CA schools budget. Confused by the comparison. The governor has a $6B surplus, march in Sac first. Stop focusing on observers and start negotiating the salaries since the contract isn't even up yet. You'd get 2.5% now and likely another 2.5% in June if you'd get to the table. You're harming yourselves over principle (right or wrong).

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Posted by listen to all sides on 12/11/2014 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Light Fantastic

Hi There,

Great to see this story in the Bohemian. Last month I attended the memorial for my uncle, J. Woodland Hastings, a marine biochemist who dedicated his entire life to the study of these amazing critters. Uncle Woody died in August.

Anyway, you can read more about his life's work, some of which formed the basis for some of the practical applications of his discoveries mentioned in the story. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/science/j-w-hastings-87-a-pioneer-in-bioluminescence-research-dies.html?_r=2

And the book he co-authored about bioluminescence, published in 2013, is available at amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bioluminescence-Living-Lights/dp/0674067169
It is somewhat technical here and there but mostly a very fun read for those interested in bioluminescence.

-Woody Hastings, Sebastopol

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Posted by Woody Hastings on 11/19/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Debriefer: October 22, 2014

Being a nudist, that's nice. Meet more nudists on nudistfriendfinder.org

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Posted by nudistfriendfinder on 10/29/2014 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Debriefer: October 22, 2014

asset forfeiture purposes."as they say is just another way for law officers to take what you have and keep it even with no charges being laid. This his happening to more & more people and a stop should be made to it. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

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Posted by Robert Palmer on 10/23/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “A Nation 'Adrift'

If there ever was a group that threatens civilization as we appreciate it, ISIS is it. I respect Rep. Huffman, but he offers no option other than the quasi philosophical muttering to "rethink the paradigm", whatever that's supposed to mean.

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Posted by norml on 10/08/2014 at 10:53 PM

Re: “News Blast

Never has a mission of love been so heart-felt than for United Africa Club founder Okili Nguebari, who has not visited his homeland and small village in the tropical rainforests of Peoples Republic of Congo for 25 years. The baby of 22 siblings, Okili yearns to visit his remaining family there. Funds will be raised for a long awaited reunion with his kin over seas; an African themed dinner - dance, sponsored by The United Africa Club, 501c3, non-profit Org., will be held Friday, Nov. 7 @ The Sebastopol Community Center. Okili’s been unable to travel Africa due to Red Tape with Immigration Naturalization Services (INS) that began more than 30 years ago.
It's been four years since Okili’s last big celebration which was related to his immigration troubles. In the spirit of past UAC events, which became popular, the 1990’s through the Millennium, via yearly African Music Festivals, the upcoming soirée features African drumming through the night; headlined by three bands: Danjuma & Onola (Afro-Beat), Midnight Sun Massive (Caribbean), Rising Signs (Reggae world fusion), & Guests TBA.
Why should anyone care? Because Five years ago heightened publicity of Okili’s Immigration status attracted statewide Media and the assistance of Congressman Mike Thompson when he’d been seized in front of his Santa Rosa home by six ICE Agents, and taken to a remote, privately owned, immigration detention facility in Arizona. Known in the community as a man of heart who hosted fabulous African Events for two decades in Sonoma County, help came from those whose hearts he’d touched, and funds were raised at three Music events at the Sebastopol Community Center. Those funds helped pay attorneys and remove him from detention after three long months. Success was reached via an Amnesty Class Action Law suit and thanks to the help of Atty. Ms. Florence Ndedi, resulted in a Permanent Immigrant Resident Visa after 30 years of insecurity with INS. Today his application for actual Citizenship is in the process.
Okili is known for his giving and loving nature, his belief in helping others, and simply sharing of himself, which always includes good African food. In 1981 Okili came to the US to learn English and improve his Electronic skills. Little did he know he’d build a life, raise a family, and in 1998, found the United Africa Club, which calls for African Countries to be united, to showcase Africa’s positive contributions in the world, and nurture cultural / learning exchanges between Africans & Americans. One UAC mission statement is to promote the beauty of African Arts and Culture; over the years, Okili and the UAC have brought big name African Music Stars to Sonoma County, such as Pepe Kalle, Sally Nyolo, Samba Ngo, etc
The intention: Funds to be raised to bring himself and his wife and grown children who have never been to Africa. A goal of $25,000 is needed to send the family abroad – a minimum $6000 for Okili alone. There’ll be a silent Auction, and additional donations gracefully accepted. A luscious African Dinner kicks-off the evening included in Ticket price; Beer & Wine available. Doors 6:PM. - $15 advance via Brown-paper Tix - $20 @ door. Location: Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA 95472. Info: 707-544-3524 - okili@sonic.net

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Posted by Winelady on 09/30/2014 at 2:00 AM

Re: “Making a Splash

Hard to say as they are on the move. Try a local whale watching tour outfit to find out.

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 09/15/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Making a Splash

Where is the best place around Marin, Sonoma or Mendocino counties to watch these magnificent creatures?

Posted by EcoArts of Lake County on 09/10/2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “An Unheard War

Update from sosbee:

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/09/4…

Posted by Geral Sosbee on 09/07/2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Spoils of War

Unfortunately you seem to have missed Napa's acquisition of a MRAP valued at $733,000 (http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/are-napa-s-law-enforcement-agencies-militarized-or-thrifty/article_13d9a583-70b2-5acf-9864-aea6ee307d85.html) I hope the rest of the math is right because this throws serious doubt on the article at face value. Also, a vet who specialized in the aquisition and upkeep of these vehicles in Afghanistan called into a talk show on NPR and said that in his experience these vehicles have no purpose outside of a theater of war - they are designed not for active shooter operations, but for IEDs and mines. He also had experience in the acquisition and upkeep of standard law enforcement vehicles.

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Posted by Paul Dunn on 09/02/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Spoils of War

I was in the Boy Scouts when I was 14 years old. We would have loved to have weapons to protect our world. The difference is, that we were trained to use weapons for hunting, or self defense.
Something has gone wrong.

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 08/27/2014 at 5:54 PM

Re: “New Deal at Graton Casino

HA. Wait until the employees see the sticker shock of the union dues and the phone calls that do not get returned when they have an issue. They voted in the union but there is no contract. Meaning they have no idea what they voted for. As a current union member at the Petaluma Sheraton, I can say that Wei-Ling Huber is a very bad leader who calls dues paying members racist if they oppose or question her. They have just been charged by thge NLRB with violating fair labor practice for not informing members of their Beck Rights, a civil right that allows members to not pay for the unions political contributions and activities not related to member representation. This results in a 70% reduction in union dues. See the Facebook page - Petaluma Sheraton Employees Association page for more details.

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Posted by Ken Krall on 07/31/2014 at 8:10 AM

Re: “No Peeking

Ooops.

That should be (four) Agreed [s]...

Posted by CatsGotYourMouse on 07/28/2014 at 5:06 PM

Re: “No Peeking

To the above 4 commenters:

Agreed. Agreed. Agree. Agree. And for this commenter: AGREED!

Posted by CatsGotYourMouse on 07/28/2014 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Of Water and Wine

Pat…the sprinklers going 24/7 DO happen….and there is no one to call, I tried! The Ag Commissioner, the County, there is no one monitoring winery OVERUSE of water. This drought is very serious and likely to get worse. It's time we start charging growers that take water directly from our rivers and streams…right now they get it for free with no one monitoring how much they are taking! It really pisses me off when people living in the "wine bubble" try to put the blame on residents who have a tiny patch of lawn or a veggie garden. The jobs and money argument also falls flat. The time for using greed as an excuse to harm our environment is over! Water is a public trust resource-it belongs to the public-not the private (and often corporate) wineries that profit from it.

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Posted by Daisy on 07/25/2014 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Of Water and Wine

I don't know where Daisy is seeing sprinklers on in vineyards 24/7. It DOES NOT HAPPEN! If she is really seeing this she should notify someone. I think that you better take a look around and see which of your neighbors are irrigating their yards and watering lawns that are only for looks. The farmers are continuously using the newest technology to monitor their water use and to conserve. Keep in mind that this is an agricultural community. Yes, wine grapes are the main crop and the wine industry is directly related to a minimum of 55,000 employees in Sonoma County. I think that you should also note that the Russian River is a Managed Water System. If there were no reservoirs the river would be dry right now and the people that would be most affected are the ones that get their water from the municipalities that use the most water, to irrigate landscape.

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Posted by Pat on 07/23/2014 at 2:00 PM

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