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Comment Archives: stories: News & Features

Re: “Oversight Knights

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

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Thefatherfigure on 04/02/2014 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Spring Lit

wonderful!

Posted by Mary Allison Tierney on 04/02/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Spring Lit

Beautiful and brave piece by Teri. I love that writing about Jeffrey keeps his memory alive.

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Posted by Sue LeBreton on 04/02/2014 at 7:38 AM

Re: “I Hate Me

If you are interested in all this, try Hannah Smith (digital self harm).
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Schoolgirl-Hannah-Smith-bullied-trolls-coroner/story-20621403-detail/story.html
You mentioned tumblr as a source of support. Dangerous, if you are loved for self-harm.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/14/tallulah-wilson-inquest-teenager-hit-train-diary
And of course, the odd Megan Meier story.
You mentioned Jessi Slaughter - forced off the Internet for her own sanity, now transgender.
If you are going to mention Jessi Slaughter, then you have to mention Aurora Eller. Then maybe Giovanna Plowman. Samantha Marie? There is something VERY odd about young females online.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Philip Rose on 03/31/2014 at 1:14 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.

9 likes, 1 dislike
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.

11 likes, 1 dislike
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: “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, 3 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, 8 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, 6 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...

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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: “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!

7 likes, 1 dislike
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.

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

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