This sounds like pretty much the same article that I have seen a couple of times already by Alastair.
I am much less concerned about access for commercial morel hunters like David Campbell, and far more worried about what is constituting the "forest recovery plan" … planting tree farms, after clear cutting?
I have been in the Rim Fire on the Stanislaus side, as part of the UC Berkeley post-burn fungal survey, and the forest is recovering quite nicely all on its own, thank you very much. Burned forests are part of the normal cycle of nutrients, and morels are a big part of forest recovery, as colonizing species. Believe it or not, they don't pop so that humans can make money offa them!
I just got back from the Lake Almanor area and found more "natural" morels than I know what to do with. No burn necessary! BTW, the store price for morels in the Bay Area is now down in the low twenties, which is a far cry from a $30/# wholesale price. The mushroom buyers outside of Chester were paying hunters $8/pound for morels, altho it didn't appear as tho business was booming.
The other advantage to non-burn morels? Little to no grit.
What would y'all have done this spring if Yosemite hadn't burned? Believe me, that morel flash in the pan is not worth losing that forest. It'll come back, just not in OUR lifetimes. That's a real reason to be weeping in our beers.
As far as the "mushroom lobbyists," that's a joke, son. No big bucks, no concessions from lawmakers. Pity the poor folks who put on the Strawberry Music Festival every year; they have been kept out of "their" woods two years running, and they are also taking a big financial hit, but with no other options available.
Here's a thought … just go elsewhere for your spring fungi. The morels are everywhere right now.
There will always be poachers, for mushrooms, deer and whatever else has monetary or food value.
That doesn't make it right or admirable.
It's a pity that we can't get into this fire, this year, but life will go on, and is going on, even for mushroom hunters.
I prefer my wine without the h.
Bay Area Mycological Society
On second thought, if he had been given the field sobriety test and been shown to be inebriated, it would have been used as an excuse for his behavior. He must be removed.
If this had been an ordinary citizen, and not a County Supervisor.....do you think there would have been a field sobriety test! Do you think the prowler/screen intruder would not be in jail right now! Of course. Looks like its just the good ol' boys club once again covering each others asses. Shame on all of you and the jurors too. This gives license to anyone now to do the same and expect that it is not a punishable crime. Lesson learned...
How about "I forgot where I left them."
Never worked for me either.
I want to hear more about what a crook Mary Hayashi is.
Read today's story in the Chronicle. So ridiculous that someone as corrupt as Mary Hayashi thinks she even has the grounds to run for public office.
The "Mug Shot Mary" website makes it pretty clear: http://www.mugshotmary.com/infographic.html
Efren Carrillo must resign – please sign and circulate the petition, being sent to Carrillo and the Board of Supervisors:
What is hysterical about Keith (other than thinking he actually has a chance in politics) is that I was recently informed that he actually helped author the petition asking for Carrillo's resignation, signed it, and asked others to do the same. He made a "decision" then but now that he is running for office, he has a new opinion it seems. I suspect since he has zero support among progressives that he is now simply angling for the anti-Fudge vote (which includes some Carrillo backers). No worries, Keith has zero chance of winning and Carrillo's political future is over.
And now for a little humor on the subject. Have you heard that John Beck from the PD wrote a song about the case called A Couple of Pliny's (The Ballad of Efren Carrillo)? You can hear it online here:
And the lyrics:
I gotta couple of Plinys
and you on my mind
I'm here in my undies
let's have a good time
so come to you window
I can't see through your blinds
I mighta put my hand through your screen
but is it a crime?
I saw you down at Space 25
I didn't want the night to end
You looked like you wanted some
and so did your friends
So put away your butcher knives
You can see I'm not armed
just a couple of Plinys
I mean you no harm
Remember me I'm your neighbor
I brought you that wine
oh wait are those sirens?
I'm gonna do time
But thanks to that jury
I'm gonna get another chance
Looking back in restrospect
I shoulda worn pants
District 5 Sonoma County Supervisor
campaign headquarters down at the Russian River Brewing Company Santa Rosa
I dug open tunnels in 3 places, tossed in used cat litter. Gophers gone. Maybe over at my neighbors.
The funding for the Sonoma County Grand Jury won't pay for cab fare.
The Grand Jury members each require payment of equal fees of a State Superior Court Judge.
They have the only flow into the legal system for the citizen.
This is a disgrace..
Thanks for this thoughtful and even-handed article. Healing the community will be a challenge, but it can be done. In West Marin, there is widespread and deep interest in conflict resolution.
I have a small quibble with your article: Many of those who support DBOC do NOT put sustainable ag above environmental protection. Indeed, DBOC's proponents include folks who in the past fervently supported EAC and other environmental organizations. Others, like myself, aren't into oysters or high-toned food preparation. If you talked with the hundreds of people who prefer that DBOC would continue, you would hear a variety of reasons. No need rehashing all that now. But I didn't want your readers to think that the fight is between pro-environmentalists on one side and foodies and right-wingers on the other. That characterization doesn't come close to defining the complex issues that have torn apart our community.
So if a guy rapes me, Martinot wants to put me in a room to talk to him, instead of putting him in jail. Wow, that's brilliant. That's how I want to spend my days, if that ever happens to me. I definitely want to spend my recovery days looking at the guy that raped me, and knowing he's still walking free, and probably choosing his next victim.
This is woefully inept reporting. It appears as if the Bohemian has done nothing more than file a series of public records requests and use that as the basis for skewering a competing news organization. I can't say whether the assertions in this story are true - that the PD's ownership is influencing coverage of a favored politician - they very well may be. But journalism - good journalism - owes an obligation to prove that. Here, the author has clearly fallen short. He takes one example, the bosco-carillo text after the lopez tragedy, and uses that to make a leap of logic backward to suggest that a similar thing may have happened after Carillo's arrest. No other hard evidence is provided, just circumstantial "proof" that may not prove anything. Had the author presented this in a court of law he would have been laughed out of the courtroom by both judge and jury. This story Is akin to a prosecutor arguing, "Well the defendant has done the crime once, so clearly he's done It before!" Thankfully, our legal system has protections built in for this. In journalism, that duty rests with a skilled editor. Sadly, in this case at least, it doesn't appear the Bohemian has one.
How right this article is. K & A is small, but what comes out of this small kitchen is always
something so tasty. With every corner in our towns a McDonalds, etc. you will be so
glad you take the drive to the little town of Tomales and see what Amy has whipped up.
My resident tourist picks (north county):
Lake Sonoma - THE mountain bike spot, also great for hiking, fishing, etc.
Taste of Alexander Valley - because one can never have enough sliders while tasting
Cloverdale Friday Night Live - The best, high quality, free outdoor summer concerts in SoCo this year will be in Cloverdale, marks my words.
Diavola (Geyserville), 101 thai way (cloverdale)
Healdsburg Saturday Farmers market
Alive and Healing: best Tempeh in the county
Plan your Ramble with 1st Friday Art Walk Guerneville, CA in Mind! Where River Rd meets Scenic Hwy 116, 3-8 every 1st Friday year-round! Art-Music-Food-Wine! Galleries , Open Studios, Merchants & Street Buskers too...
This article has factual errors and does not reflect the large number of people and Sonoma County environmental groups fighting this large-scale industrial printing press near Salt Point State Park. It makes it sound as if it's just a few neighbors.
Get the REAL story with the CORRECT facts.
Paralyzed for life.
$400K dollars spent on fraud Caren Greco R.N. and her D.A. ordered child support kids and family support funds to ex Tom and Debbie Scott. She was a prostitute with me and my spine m.d., Dr. David Scheetz, a polygamist, prior president of the medical association.
Employed by billionaire Clyde Greco Sr. and Jr., victim of w.c. fraud, fraud.
A "hit" from Judge Brad Demeo.
New Palm Drive injuries 10/04/2011..kidnapping in Santa Rosa mayhem by 10 S.C.S.D. detectives.
"Hero" crane mishap blinded by sun crane operator. 10/03/1996, Unstable deck, left out rigger undersized pin, Fire Dept. Rescue fall of 17 foot fall, strike steel time ten. Fed. water new Guerneville Bridge column. Palm Drive Hospital failed...Atlas One broken bone at lower brain...Hard hat, (R) side shattered five inches by two and one-half inches.
This is a very moving and informative story. I don't know how any military person returning home after serving on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan COULD NOT have PTSD. The terror of both what they did (in the name of our country) and what they experienced over there would really mess up anyone. Then, coming home to an entirely different reality with their recent military training and experiences and trying to fit into their old lives and relationships is a further corkscrew.
IMHO, the problem is at the front end and that's really where the focus should be.
Defending our country on our soil is one thing, engaging in an optional war is really unfair to those who we ask to serve as our surrogates. Those who believe in starting such a war should be the only ones who should serve in it. I understand that all those who serve do so in a volunteer capacity...we don't have a draft. However, some of them see no other option in their lives and others naively believe that the benefit they receive (in experience, money, education, personal growth and responsibility) will outweigh the horrific blowback of the experience. Though not all service people serving in war end up with such debilitating PTSD that it's nearly impossible for them to function normally in our society, I have a hard time believing that most of them don't have varying degrees of PTSD.
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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