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Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

"Most importantly????????????" Shame on you, Gabe. Common mistake for civilians, a no-no for an Editor.

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Posted by Bob Canning on 02/05/2014 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

The paper will survive, Gabe. And we all hope you will, too. But we definitely will miss your editorial savvy, your journalistic skills, your damn-fine writing. Be well, keep writing (occasionally), and slow down. Santa Rosa needs folks like you!

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Posted by DaBigBird on 01/29/2014 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

Sorry to see you go. Lets all hope the torch is passed into competent hands. You set the bar high.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 01/29/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

Sorry to see you go. The paper was very interesting in your hands. Let's all hope the torch will be passed into competent hands.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 01/29/2014 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

You're a inspiration, Gabe. I'm sorry I couldn't think of anything more literary to say, but that's the plain truth. May your future life be filled with happiness :)

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Posted by Melissa Gordon on 01/29/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

Oh, no! I am genuinely bummed out upon reading the news that both Gabe and Leilani will be stepping down from their respective positions as Editor and Assistant to the Editor of the North Bay Bohemian. In a day and age when the dull saber of mainstream journalism no longer cuts it for many of us who require more than mere cookie-cutter reporting and bland journalistic pablum, the two of you were definitely bright spots on the newspaper horizon. I can tell you that I always looked forward each week with eager anticipation to see which controversial issues of the day you would report, write and comment on - and, I have to tell you, you never left me wanting. I also appreciate the fact that you have seen fit to not only print many of my letters, but the letters of many other community members as well, thus, giving us a voice on issues and matters which we hold near and dear. My heartfelt thanks for the high standard of journalistic integrity which you are both leaving behind as you pursue your personal paths and your future endeavors. Thank you.

Posted by Thomas Bonfigli on 01/29/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

The editor's job post is here. If you're interested in the position, please get in touch.

Posted by slipkid on 01/29/2014 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

The editor's job post is here. We're conducting a search so please get in touch if you're interested.

Posted by slipkid on 01/29/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

I second Andy's comments about the 24 Hour Band Contest! I did it in 2013 and it was SO MUCH fun. Please say you'll continue it Boho! Sad to see Gabe go, and hoping anew editor emerges soon!

Posted by Kate on 01/29/2014 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

Our loss, Gabe, you and your family's gain--Bravo! I remember when you first started--as a cartoonist, right?--at the paper when it was called just that, The Paper. You were the tender age of about 18, I think. Jim and John have loved watching you blossom and mature. Best of luck to you.

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Posted by Michele Anna Jordan on 01/29/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

Although you may consider it one of your lesser achievements, the 24 Hour Band Contest is the coolest thing I have ever participated in during my time in Santa Rosa. I cannot fully relate, as a new resident, how much of an impact it had on my Sonoma County experience. Participating in that one night (July 14, 2012) exponentially expanded my circle of friends, musical and otherwise. There I met Deborah, our wonderful singer, who convinced me to attend California Brazil Camp that summer, during which I studied and jammed with percussion masters Mauricio Zottarelli and Airto Moreira. During the contest I was also befriended by random band mates Teed, the stick master, as well as Andy G., inventor of the Slaperoo, and of course Dan, a fine drummer in his own right. You couldn't have drawn a cooler (or weirder) mix from the hats.

Thanks for all you've done to foster the good vibes in this community. May your journalistic saber remain sharp and continue to shred through The Bullshit. See ya at the record store.

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Posted by Andy Maroney on 01/29/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

May all the best new adventures involve you, Gabe and Leilani. I look forward to the Bohemian each week, both print and digital versions. You should be proud of what you've achieved. Only question is, who's going to take the helm?
Happy trails!
Susan L. Miller

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Posted by Susan L. Miller on 01/29/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Farewell & Amen

Noooo!!! You will be missed!

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Posted by Bianca May on 01/29/2014 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Hospital Fever

Sad but true, as a Kaiser patient , I have already taken the precaution of seeking medical help for my heart condition OUTSIDE of America . This because Kaiser would be perfectly happy to sell my pills the rest of my shortened life, instead of doing the heart ablation that will cure me. As a former Cos reduction Manager I perfectly understand the elimination of duplicate processes and redundant activities however cutting employees is short sited, which is what cutting beds at hospitals really is.

Posted by Robert Freund on 01/27/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Baby Steps

I have a blog on this subject which is a bit more extensive of an opinion......… for those interested check out whats happening on the interwebs February 11th.

Posted by Bianca May on 01/25/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Generation Jobless

I wonder also about the demographic of those young people interviewed. Nationally, unemployment is lower among Whites than among African Americans/Hispanics, and the unemployment rates for the later are still in the double digits.

Posted by micki on 12/31/2013 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Hospital Fever

It is refreshing to hear the voices of RNs, the actual caregivers who work at the bedside and see first-hand the impact of the decisions of those working in the corner office. Health care services are shrinking, and privatizing, and becoming more expensive and exclusive, even in the face of Obamacare. Hopefully for the rest of us, Nurses like these will lead the way to a place where health care is a human right. Go Nurses!

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Posted by Northbay Leftpost on 12/11/2013 at 10:00 AM

Re: “My Son's Ashes

Thank you to the Bohemian for the continuing coverage on this story. I pray to God that Andy Lopez's family would get the attention their story deserves.The other local news media outlets coverage of this story are neither informative or noteworthy with only a few seconds of their airtime. Please continue to have coverage of any upcoming events in Andy's honor.
Thank you again.

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Posted by Sebastopolfan on 12/05/2013 at 10:36 PM

Re: “After the Verdict

As a friend of Mark's, I think there are other circumstances that came to play in this terrible tragedy. There was clear and irrefutable evidence that there was drug use involved with Houston, the son. It was never well established during the trial that Houston was free of the amphetamines that he had been using, or whether or not he was experiencing withdrawals.

At this point,those factors are no doubt irrelevant. But, they are worth noting to those of us who stood on the sidelines and suffered the loss of Mark's friendship and his wonderful music. God rest you Mark --- we mourn your loss, but celebrate your life and the joy you brought to so many of us.
Roger Good

Posted by roger good on 11/25/2013 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Culture of Guns

could we have more information about the Defense Department study and your apparent claim that the government has worked or is working to make us all more likely to kill somebody in combat? I like a lot of what you say but that paragraph seems like it could use some references.

Posted by Sam Carruth on 11/12/2013 at 9:33 AM

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