This was a great read,a potentially horrible situation that had a happy ending.It's nice to know every thing went great for you and that you gave the student who dosed you a second chance.Funny that he will be dosing people legally for a living now,but with drugs far more dangerous than LSD
Wanted to write the Bohemian, there are a few more big food producers hiding behind organic names, that they didn't include.. spectrum, hain celestial, some of newmans own, which have gmo ingredients, companies you would never suspect but it is sadly true. Im in vote for the National Labeling Campaign!! :) ...and Hello to you Sheperd :) Yes the Grange is a special place for me too! keep up the good work.
The Grange is indeed growing, here in Sebastopol, and throughout California, as this article indicates. I joined in 2010 and find it a rewarding and fun group to be a part of. We meet at the Grange Hall on Highway 12 on the last Tuesday of each month, starting with a potluck--great food--followed by a meeting. We are open to all. The Grange, which I used to attend at our family farm in Iowa in the middle of the 20th century, is a very family-friendly organization. People of all ages are welcome. Check it out.
Most people working as "driller or oiler upon a drill rig," get paid above average in benefits and wages. Some work offshore. They are fit from day one. We are called Operating Engineers Local #3 members. We are paid to dress up for the mud and come home complete. We create high-rises, tunnels, railway lines, highways, waterways, levees. Thanks for trying to imitate us without the paycheck.
I really enjoyed reading the claims of the owners of its employees able to buy housing while employed in "the best dining" in Sonoma County. This is a "good business." And the reputation for fresh and quality service delivers. Thank you Stark family.
I love to walk, I ride a bicycle and ride a scooter regularly and have never been harrassed in 25 years as referenced in this article.
Every year hundreds of good intentions are translated into new codes, rules and regulations. Unfortunately good intentions also obey the law of unintended consequences. Let me give you an example. In the 90's I participated for years in a homeless feeding program in San Francisco at the Civic Center on Sundays. One day (to help) we decided to let all the people with crutches and canes go to the front of the line without having to wait. Well within 3 weeks the numbers of people with canes and crutches more than tripled from before.
When we ask for new laws we very rarely see how they play themselves out over the years in real life. In many cases they create as many problems as they solve. We need to find wiser and saner ways to deal with our issues rather than want to regulate everything.
now that we elected the better guy -- time to let him know what we think of his behavior. You know Jerry Garcia (the great philosopher) once said when you choose the lesser of two evils, you're still choosing EVIL.
Wonderful piece, Scott! I really enjoyed reading it. So much gratifying fun behind reading a good, published piece by someone I remember fondly.
well since all news agencies are pushing their own agendas, i doubt that this 1 well ether.
An endowed chair? Really? "The purpose of the endowed chair is to foster greater understanding of the Native American culture and communities of California. This endowed chair was made possible through the $2.5 million donation from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria."
Building a casino wouldn't have been on the minds of getting him his endowment now would it?
She marched with King? SFW! That doesn't enshrine her, just shows her political preference. She can go to SS and get a new card. Just more hand wringing from the politically correct. How long has this woman had to straighten out her lack of I.D.?
"Your lack of planning does not constitute and emergency for us"
reads the sign at the equipment rental window in our school.
Roseland is the Washington, D.C. of Santa Rosa. Everyone knows Roseland is where it's at, but nobody wants it to vote.
"If minorities are already well-represented in Santa Rosa, then why can't parents in the city's most predominantly Latino neighborhood get a simple crosswalk painted on the road in front of their children's school?"
Stop spreading the hate and division. Replace the word "minority" with "White" and you'll see the stupidity of your ideas. Is there some reason the parents can't lay two boards down and spray white paint between them to make a solid white line then pick the boards up and move them five feet and repeat it again? That's what we did at our school in a White neighborhood.
As a native of San Francisco, now here, I have seen district elections make San Francisco a laughing stock and a place where not only is there no consensus but you have the most corrosive parochialism at work.
"This is a Black District" This is a White District", this district is "reserved for a Latino."
Don't do it! I am voting no on Q and you should too.
Avoid Genetically Modified Food GMOs if you want to carry your baby to term!
Some of the GMO corn is a registered pesticide. Also, the special weedkiller that they are designed to be drenched with, kills fetal cells and causes spontaneous abortions.
Children having allergies and bowel discomfort may be reacting to GMOs.
Here's a short segment of a longer video about allergies:
Can someone please enlighten me as to why having an ID shouldn't be required by law? In the majority of countries around the world a valid ID is required to participate in all government programs, to vote and to receive government welfare. I'll give the 93-year old adopted lady who lost her purse a break, but why are so many young people whatever their ethnicity/race and economic background without a valid ID? I'll tell you the biggest reason... because they don't make it down to the DMV. I am not convinced that requiring IDs is a bad thing. Yes, it was a sneak attach by the right for this election and yes it screwed a lot of people out of voting, but go get a damn ID already. You shoulda done it when they told us about the law 6 months ago.
The family Mr. Sarris claims to be his has, according to the matriarch of the family Velia Navarro, no Native American blood at all. He is not an Indian. The stories Mr. Sarris has told about Ms. Navarro's family, including her beloved great grandmother and grandmother, are patently untrue and deeply offensive to the family. The casino project is an environmental catastrophe, which no amount of money will be able to put right. It has destroyed sensitive vernal wetlands habitat and the genetically unique Sonoma County Tiger Salamanders unfortunate enough to live on the casino footprint site. No other developer would have been able to build on this land, which was set aside as critical habitat for the salamander before casino construction began. No payments to the county will be made until 2014, if at all, as the tribe does not have to pay if it does not make enough profit. The tribe does not have to allow independent audits, including by state officials, to determine if it has made enough profit. These are all facts, and all verifiable.
I live in Roseland, and the new elementary school, Roseland Creek, has a nice bike path all the way through the West side -- so it's perplexing that the other school can't get a crosswalk painted. One thing I've noticed since moving here -- from Marin county -- is that helicopters fly over our side of the city almost NON stop. Lots of times they fly low, with search lights, and really disturb the peace. What is up with them polluting our airspace with noise, and cops constantly up and down the streets. They SHOULD allow us a district representative, because they sure see Roseland as an area in their jurisdiction. When it comes to cracking down, they're all over Roseland. Sure, we have our share of crime, but after four years here, what I see is hard-working families like ourselves, just trying to make a good life for our kids in Santa Rosa.
I dont understand why there is an advertisement for a date that passed?
Soooo.... am totally a secret admirer of the author, especially after the 5-10 minutes I spent loving this piece more and more ;-) All the g*damn good ones are married. great, well written piece that makes you want to follow this author and join the fanclub. love the realistic, no bullshit writing style, yet still humorous (well hilarious, actually) and optimistic.
It even made me want to do the next one. If you knew me, (the lazy, weakling ass self I am I think you would have a lot of respect for Scott and his piece. Lol. Good job to everyone who did that hell on earth activity and didnt die!
What a fun read! Thanks Scott and it was great to meet you yesterday.
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