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Re: “Not Ready

Trump is a joke!

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Linda Smithhart on 12/31/2015 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Not Ready

Donald Trump is the only candidate in either party who is not owned by the special interests of the left and of the right. He represents America's silent majority of decent men and women.

3 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by Louis Marschalko on 12/31/2015 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Debriefer: December 30, 2015

Maybe its time for the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to reduce the Sheriff's Dept budget for cannabis "enforcement" actions.

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Posted by Sensible Steve on 12/30/2015 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Sean Parker Goes to Pot: Billionaire all in for Legal Bud in 2016

This initiative is DOA so long as it continues the ability of locals to ban even tiny outdoor grows. The cops will still be up our butts with this turkey, and Sean will laugh all the way to the bank since we'll have to flock to his stores to buy smoke.

Posted by Haywood Jeblowme on 12/18/2015 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Dying Wishes

I am a victim of mayhem, torture, attempted murder. Upon 10/04/2011@ Chanate Rd. Santa Rosa, Ca.
I am paralyzed for life.
Kaiser of Santa Rosa, Ca. refuses to "take me out."
I am unable to stop suffering from pain and loss of moving my arms from Judge Brad DeMeo's "hit" for the "as promised" added to the Oakmont located, Clyde and Helen Greco Family Trust.
Billionaires' Clyde and Helen Greco left a substantial "paper trail" while their daughter Caren Greco defrauded me of retirement savings over $400,00. This was from offshore injuries at the New Guerneville Bridge of 10/03/1996.
Beginning back in the early mid-1970's; the Greco's and DeMeo defrauded the Sonoma County taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars thru fraud. The Christian Life Center (Wells Fargo Center) was defaulted in loan of their million dollars from the Clyde and Helen Greco Trust Fund and Cle-Len Mgt. Inc..
They followed "Italy practices" of only recording real estate at one half value as often as available. They are all criminals in attempted murder.
disabled, Capt. Brad Pipal
member of Op. Eng Local #3, D.O.D., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers certified Captain -dredger.

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Posted by Brad Pipal on 12/13/2015 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Homeless Task Force

7075637504. Call us if u can help we have lost are stability and can't keep a job because we are subject to continues moving and sleeping in cars but both of us have kids with us and need assistance to get a place so we are not paying 1400$to sleep in hotels and family couches please call us if anyone care that we are one family that isn't in the shelter that's needs to be I love my family and want us to stay together but the help offers is always to separate us. Please help call us the number is /7075637504. God bless america. As the people not are leaders

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Posted by Parris James-Laconte Dorrough-Stokes on 12/09/2015 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Consignment Chic

Thanks for the lovely shout out for Red Umbrella Consignment in Petaluma. We love what we do and have so much gratitude for all of our patrons and consignors we are thrilled to be celebrating our 11th year in Petaluma come January, 2016.

Love from the gang at Red Umbrella!
Dana, Margaret, Denise, Imelda and Michelle. Happy holidays!

Posted by Dana Prichard on 12/05/2015 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Dying Wishes

No, it's not about "having choices," although that is what "Compassion and Choices" (formerly The Hemlock Society) wants you to believe. It is about (1) relieving insurers from the cost of your care when you get sick; and (2) immunizing doctors who play along from prosecution, both for murder as well as the making of a false record.

The "protections" this law provides against undue influence over a vulnerable person are wholly illusory. I happen to be Brittany Maynard's aunt, Alison Maynard. I have requested all records required by Oregon law to be created in connection with her suicide, including her written request for the drug; attestation of competency; and diagnosis that the patient has less than six months to live by two doctors, and been denied all of them, on grounds of "privacy." Thus, not even a close relative such as an aunt can obtain assurance the law was followed.

Of course, the lack of these records has led me to another conclusion: that Brittany's "suicide" is a hoax. She is, in fact, a prankster, and there is abundant other evidence, including that the woman holding the framed photo in the picture above is not Brittany, but some model; that it is not legal, under Oregon's law, to obtain the initial terminal diagnosis in another state, then move to Oregon to get the drug; that there is a CURE for the Glioblastoma multiforme tumor, as "60 Minutes" showcased in its March 27th, 2015, edition; that Brittany's uncle is in military intelligence; that the Maynards--my side of the family--were not notified of her marriage, cancer diagnosis, or plan to kill herself, learning about it all from the mass media along with the rest of the world; that there was no funeral; and more. My blog post setting forth my findings is at:

The article above makes new points about physician-assisted suicide--and is a good one. For the most part, there has simply been hype planted all over the country by C&C, which is funded by George Soros, framing assisted suicide as a "health care option" and a "civil rights measure." It is neither. Brittany's "suicide" was simply the latest in a series of tragedies being staged in this country--with the mass media's full collusion--to advance public policy.

Posted by Alison Maynard on 12/03/2015 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Dying Wishes

In 1997, Oregon was the first state to pass a “Death with Dignity” Law. It’s a good law, but over 17 years (1998-2014) only 859 people in Oregon took the lethal medication. In fact, 35% of the people who filled the prescription decided not to take the lethal medication.

I’m glad the law is there. It’s an option I might use depending upon my diagnosis. But I’m not going to limit my family's choices and make that our only option.

If I have a stroke the paralysis could require me to need assistance 24/7. Even though I’d be physically handicapped, I could still enjoy the company of my children and grandchildren.

I’ve been a full-time caregiver for a stroke victim. Although it was a very rewarding experience, it was a burden I will not place on anyone in my family.

That’s why my wife and I own LTC insurance. If I become disabled my wife will not have to deplete our savings in order to pay for someone to care for me; nor will she have to risk her own health by trying to get me in and out of the tub and on and off the toilet. We’ll hire the home health aides and send the bill to the insurance company. The emotional burden on her will be hard enough. I don’t want to add the financial uncertainty on top of that.

It’s all about having choices and maximizing our options.

Scott A. Olson

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Posted by Scott A. Olson on 12/03/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Dying Wishes

Note these loopholes and more work with each other to eviscerate intended safeguards.
By all these OR model laws all family members are not required to be contacted, hold that thought. A single predatory heir is allowed to steer the sign up and then execute the lethal process without a witness.
A witness is not required to confirm that the dose was so called “self administered” (you remember this was one of their lead selling points).
Even as the law provides immunity for all involved and demands the falsification of the death certificate (impossible to track trends for good public policy) it actually prohibits a public inquiry of any kind (remember the family members who were not contacted, no recourse for them). A straight up murder for money can slide right through. It is Dangerous public policy. As if that is not enough, in 2015 they added another black hole to the bogus signup process with “someone who claims to know how you communicate may speak for you throughout the lethal process, no other qualifiers”.
These loopholes and more are in the OR, WA, and CA’s laws and expand the scope of exploitation by predators and predatory corporations for windfall profits.

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Posted by Bradley Williams on 12/03/2015 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Mind the Gap

few million here a few million there...not much bang for a million anymore. ? how much of this is salaries for managers? they're pretty good at talking, playing on their phones and looking busy but not much gets done.

Posted by Vern Aroara on 12/03/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Consignment Chic

We invite you to visit us at Skirt Chaser Vintage in Santa Rosa where we have yet to don a corset! Secondhand shopping is our passion and we thank you for writing about it!

Posted by Christina Palomo on 12/02/2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Consignment Chic

Whoops my big mistake.

The correct address for Mazzy's Closet is 110 N. Main St., Sebastopol

Posted by Roger Gilbert on 12/01/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Consignment Chic

The address for Mazzy's Closet in Sebastopol is incorrect. The correct address is 101 N. Main St. You have it listed as 10 N. Main St. Thanks.

Posted by Roger Gilbert on 12/01/2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Mind the Gap

Tom, I didn't see you mention that half of the Larkspur extension $$ has already been pledged by the MTC:

Thus if the transportation bill is passed into law with the $20 million for the Larkspur extension, then the extension is nearly completely funded.

Posted by Waiting for SMART on 11/27/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Back Door Men

Nobody has the right to "Make-up Rules as they go", like the police seems to do daily. They swore to serve and protect!! Each and Every police officer "knows" the law. Rohnert Park has a long History of Make up Police Rules!!
Not one of them listened to the Facts, when it came to my son!! I Can't wait for the Facts to be told!!

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Posted by Micki Marilyn Mckenzie on 11/26/2015 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Music on the Margins

John is a wonderful, crazy guy who I met first in the mid-1970s when he was a teenager. He performed at the Avant-Garde Festivals in Trenton, New Jersey, and slowly grew into one of the most interesting and quirky musicians I've ever known. And is more than 'just' an unknown musician. He donated a kidney. He recorded and distributed prank phone calls. He was the subject of a lecture at Rensselaer by a guy who'd never met him. A famous composer flew across the country just to meet him in person. He's been the subject of a documentary. And he had (still has?) a mechanical monkey. And much more. Too much more. This article is well deserved!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Kalvos on 11/21/2015 at 5:55 AM

Re: “Music on the Margins

I've known about him since the Eighties and always thought he was hilarious. Glad to see he's still making music on his terms.

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Posted by Brian Eisley on 11/19/2015 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Music on the Margins

He is mentally ill but he is my friend...Andrew Gentsch

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Posted by Andrew Gentsch on 11/18/2015 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Busted Again

You're a jerk. You really don't know what you are talking about. Joe donates both time and material to help AIDS victims. You probably think the AIDS patients should go to jail too! Learn your facts before you make such stupid, inaccurate and insensitive comments.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ecowarrior on 11/14/2015 at 5:21 PM

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