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Re: “Petaluma or Bust

I read your posts, and half yawl's a bunch of terds. A bunch a cry babies and victims. If you work your ass off, you can make it anywhere.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Austa Lavista on 03/19/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

And for you scrubs who left and think you can just Waltz back, hell nah! Unless you left for the Military, then we'll take you back. But other then that, you aren't wanted here neither.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Austa Lavista on 03/19/2014 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

As a life long Petaluman of 46 years, the only thing I have to say to all of you is please stay away. I'm not saying go F yourself, just go away to somewhere else and live happy lives and leave our fair city completely out of your plans. Damn vallejeoites, rohnert parkites, and marinites have been trying to make this nice old farm town into their chitholes. We don't want your low income housing, or your f'n mc mansions, we just want out victorians and nice new moderate homes and good working people, and you guys can keep whatever you got going on.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Austa Lavista on 03/19/2014 at 5:18 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...

3 likes, 0 dislikes
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: “Petaluma or Bust

"Poor" folks being pushed out by the money form the East Bay & SF?

Keep in mind, these new transplants are being priced out of the East Bay & SF because they are "poor" in those cities and can't keep up with increasing prices.

So a "poor" San Franciscan becomes a "wealthy" Petaluman, while the "poor" Petaluman moves away and becomes a "wealthy" resident somewhere else thus pushing the "poor" resident of somewhere else out.

It's an endless cycle.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by sunnyday on 03/18/2014 at 1:45 PM

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: “Petaluma or Bust

Petaluma has its own suburbs: everything east of the freeway. And yes, the West Side (ie, Petaluma) has been (not "is being") settled by "creative professionals" since the mid-90s that are self-employed entrepreneurs who had been priced out of the Bay Area. This is good for Petaluma and Sonoma County - homogenous suburban sprawl is not.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Not ready for primetime on 03/14/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

Ssssh!

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Posted by unohoo on 03/14/2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

Petaluma is only just becoming a suburb. Petaluma had suburbs, now a bunch of people are moving from the big city looking at what has always been an awesome little town and see it as simply a suburb of their big city (like the guy who wrote this article).

And seriously, not gentrifying? As people flee the high prices of SF and Marin, they drive up rents here. Petalumans are moving to Santa Rosa because they are being priced out. In the three years ive been in my current place the duplexes on my street have gone from $1100 and $1200 a month to $1400 and $1450. I rented a 2 bedroom victorian in "the letter street neighborhood" for $1350 7 years ago. Now you are looking at $1800-$2000 for the same. Money from Marin and SF has been buying up real estate for profit. Petaluma Hotel, where all the poor people lived, has been gentrified. What I hear from the people I know...? Many think they will be having to move on. I mean seriously with all these new people, and the slow construction of new homes (population isn't exactly exploding), can this guy really believe that the poorer folks aren't being pushed out? I came to a sweet affordable town a decade ago, hoping someday to be able to buy a sweet home and live my life here, now what I see is gentrification and strip malls popping up everywhere. And as a single parent, I have watched my dream of being able to afford my own home here fly out the window.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Sarah on 03/14/2014 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

@TC is threatened by the plurality of people coming to their white-ass neighborhoods who have diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds. Also, like some of these people are just coming home anyway. You saying that someone can't come home to raise their kids where they themselves grew up? Creep.

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by LG on 03/13/2014 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

This article was geared toward people with money like our friend from Sausalito, who cant afford to live in Marin or SF. The target audience is people with money. "Come to Petaluma, you can buy our houses!" Sounds more Capitalist than its liberal fish wrap!

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Posted by TC on 03/13/2014 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

@ PT..."Places change over time"...true, but HOW do they change? Gentrification. Be it socially or economically. I agree that comparing SF to Cowtown707 is not fair. Its like comparing your apples to a produce farmers market. You can keep your low wage job and barely make it lifestyle to live in a place like this. Are you on government assistance? Like sooooo many other Americans.....and Illegals too.
The article sucks. Wagons: North. So keep the propaganda and brochure to why its so great that people from the Bay Area are moving to Petaluma.

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Posted by TC on 03/13/2014 at 11:42 AM

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?

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by PT on 03/13/2014 at 10:22 AM

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!

12 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by CT on 03/12/2014 at 12:21 PM

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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by callmestems on 03/08/2014 at 7:17 PM

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: “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: “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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by geodrone61 3 on 02/12/2014 at 1:12 PM

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