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Comment Archives: stories: News & Features: News

Re: “Dharma Bummer

Buddhists, the peaceful loving-kindness kind of folk, always are targets from downsteam. I hope you can find equanimity, Mike Singer.

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Posted by Bernie Weston on 04/09/2014 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Oversight Knights

Good work. Too bad something as obvious as this is taking so long to implement; a citizen's review board will help all concerned. The police and sheriff's depts might be concerned about less automatic rubberstamping of their shootings, but their relations with the community should improve tremendously.

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Posted by leslieronald 2 on 04/02/2014 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Oversight Knights

I hope I am still alive when all these things are implemented

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 04/02/2014 at 6:17 PM

Re: “The Telltale Text

Great photo: appears wandering, left arm of Official E.C. is providing personal services in discovery of Steve's finest for massage?

Hispanic culture of embrace and kiss upon ears is not what this is...

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Posted by Brad Pipal on 03/29/2014 at 4:47 PM

Re: “The Telltale Text

Kudos to the Bohemian for their excellent article exposing the telltale texts between Mr. Bosco and Mr. Carrillo and for finally providing justification for what many of us have suspected all along - that there is, indeed, a cozy political relationship between the two. Personally, I found the text messages between them very disturbing, as they seem to call into question the very reason why the P.D. provided so much coverage on several aspects of the Andy Lopez story, and that is, in and of itself, quite sad. There is no question that the Andy Lopez story overshadowed the sordid tale of Captain Underpants' nocturnal transgressions and subsequent arrest emanating therefrom, if only for a relatively short time. But the text message that really turned my stomach was when Mr. Bosco congratulated Effie on his appointment to the board of Sonoma Clean Power. No one - and I mean NO ONE - with whom I have spoken has voiced anything but criticism and derision for this terribly misguided appointment, which was made by Chairman of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chairman David Rabbitt, and now Mr. Bosco is congratulating Effie for this? P-LEASE!

But I suppose that in the end, we must look on the bright side, for if we have learned anything at all from this text-message thread, it is that we now have been provided with unmistakable proof as to just exactly where the allegiances of some of our county's movers-and-shakers lie, and that is food for thought that I am having a hard time swallowing.

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Posted by Thomas Bonfigli on 03/22/2014 at 10:12 PM

Re: “The Telltale Text

Cynthia, why are you acting as a Carrillo/Bosco apologist? Your "innocent" question is actually trying to impugn the totality if the article. We've all suspected Bosco's undue influence on the PD, and now here's proof.

Add the appointment of Lisa Carreño to the editorial board, a way to get her name out to the community in advance of her running for Carrillo's seat. Soon Gore will get the PD's endorsement for the 4th, another member of the Bosco Boys Cabal.

Your obvious attempt to protect your husband's close personal friend, and a contemptuous stalker of women, is beneath you.

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Posted by Laura Gonzalez on 03/21/2014 at 5:59 PM

Re: “The Telltale Text

Ms. Boaz, the text messages were obtained through a public records request with Sonoma County.

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Posted by Tom Gogola on 03/21/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “The Telltale Text

Sounds like a perfect way to change the subject from Carrillo. Oh, and Cynthia? You're married to a longtime Bosco political ally. I can understand their wanting to find the leak, but you have something to disclose yourself, if you're going to talk about transparency.

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Posted by Observant on 03/20/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “The Telltale Text

Where did the Bohemian get the text messages? Isn't it convention to disclose the source, or if not, to demonstrate veracity by indicating the method by which information was obtained?

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Posted by Cynthia Boaz on 03/20/2014 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Spleef of Police

This bill would also require medical cannabis patients to first acquire approval from a physician AND a surgeon in order to access cannabis medicines at a dispensary, but hopefully they will realize how unrealistically prohibitive clauses such as this are before passing it through...

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Posted by Person of Interest on 03/19/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Spleef of Police

When a loved one is in pain, wasting away unable to eat, and needs this marvelous herb in order to increase their appetite, reduce the overwhelming pain, and live as as healthy and happily as they can with the time they have left, let's have the compassion to allow them to have it.

Stop treating Medical Marijuana Patients like second rate citizens and common criminals by forcing them to the dangerous black market for their medicine.

Risking incarceration to obtain the medicine you need is no way to be forced to live.

Support Medical Marijuana Now!

"[A] federal policy that prohibits physicians from alleviating suffering by prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane." — Dr. Jerome Kassirer, "Federal Foolishness and Marijuana," editorial, New England Journal of Medicine, January 30, 1997

"[The AAFP accepts the use of medical marijuana] under medical supervision and control for specific medical indications." — American Academy of Family Physicians, 1989, reaffirmed in 2001

"[We] recommend … allow[ing] [marijuana] prescription where medically appropriate." — National Association for Public Health Policy, November 15, 1998

"Therefore be it resolved that the American Nurses Association will: — Support the right of patients to have safe access to therapeutic marijuana/cannabis under appropriate prescriber supervision." — American Nurses Association, resolution, 2003

"The National Nurses Society on Addictions urges the federal government to remove marijuana from the Schedule I category immediately, and make it available for physicians to prescribe. NNSA urges the American Nurses' Association and other health care professional organizations to support patient access to this medicine." — National Nurses Society on Addictions, May 1, 1995

"[M]arijuana has an extremely wide acute margin of safety for use under medical supervision and cannot cause lethal reactions … [G]reater harm is caused by the legal consequences of its prohibition than possible risks of medicinal use." — American Public Health Association, Resolution #9513, "Access to Therapeutic Marijuana/Cannabis," 1995

"When appropriately prescribed and monitored, marijuana/cannabis can provide immeasurable benefits for the health and well-being of our patients … We support state and federal legislation not only to remove criminal penalties associated with medical marijuana, but further to exclude marijuana/cannabis from classification as a Schedule I drug." — American Academy of HIV Medicine, letter to New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, November 11, 2003

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Posted by Brian Kelly B Bizzle on 03/19/2014 at 8:10 AM

Re: “On Target

It's notable that any Press Democrat story about the Lopez killing draws hundreds of comments -- many, if not most, racist and hateful.

Posted by Geoff Johnson on 03/15/2014 at 10:37 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: “Push for Sonoma to Santa Rosa Bike Path

Slight correction- the OTHER way into Glenn Ellen from Santa Rosa is along Bennet Valley Road to Warm Springs Road and then onto Arnold. It's much more scenic and far scarier to ride on a bike.

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Posted by geodrone61 3 on 02/12/2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Beaches 'n' Foes

I agree with Michele Luna that we need to find other ways--besides use fees--to generate revenue to help fund our State Parks. I believe there are revenue-generating options at the state and regional level to supplement operational costs and do away with use fees altogether. I for one would be interested in a committee at the regional level to explore alternatives for generating additional income for our local parks and preserves.

JP, Guerneville

Posted by JohnpaulBethann McIntoshking on 02/06/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Fossil Diet

Fo' shizzle Grizzle

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Posted by Tob on 01/26/2014 at 9:35 PM

Re: “On Target

How many Latinos are working the Santa Rosa area for the sheriff's dept.? Are any in supervise?

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 01/25/2014 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Fossil Diet

Also check this great paleo recipes www.paleo99diet.com

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Posted by John Craft on 01/16/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Fossil Diet

@Taz Man
I don't know how you can call a diet that humans have been eating for 2.5 millions years a fad diet. And it is not temporary. Everybody I know that starts the paleo diet intends to stay on it for the rest of their lives.

Dietitians are taught to promote the foods that the food industry wants promoted. And those foods are the most profitable ones. Profitability in any business is greater when there is less labor content. And there is almost no labor needed to grow grains. Cargill is the largest privately held company in the US, and Continental Grain is one of the largest.

Posted by Don Wiss on 01/15/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Fossil Diet

All these temporary fad diets are a waste of time. The best thing to do is just focus on making healthy sustainable lifestyle habits..

http://makingandtaking.com/3-reasons-most-diets-dont-work-3-solutions/

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Posted by Taz Man on 01/15/2014 at 4:50 AM

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