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Re: “Letters to Editor: July 15, 2015

Re: RBlum's response to the PByrne article "Homewrecker". It's of course easy to pick on one partner in the CAH investments firm. Blum is the husband of Feinstein, our Senate Congressional Rep., so the focus may be warranted. I am actually more curious as to why any investment firm would be able to know about foreclosed housing before the public.
Doesn't this keep the housing market falsely inflated and therefore unaffordable? If these foreclosed houses were on the market, wouldn't that mean that people would be able to buy housing that was actually affordable?
Instead, the racket seems more to be that banks, realtors, and title companies are all benefitting from a real estate market that is out of reach for every day, regular hard-working people. On top of that pile of b.s., rents are so out of scale for the types of jobs available (in Sonoma County where 'service-sector' jobs, i.e. mostly minimum-wage jobs, are the fastest-growing sector). How many minimum wage jobs does one need to have and how many hours in the day must one work in order to afford rent? There aren'r enough hours in the week, nor in the day to pay upwards of $2,200+ dollars/month for a 2-br. 1-bath living space.

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Posted by Kit Lofroos on 07/17/2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Oh boy, I really mis-understood! I thought "truthiness" was Colbert's word for truth, but that was my assumption. Anyway, I do see you as truth warrior who uses logic and reasoning as your basic platform for discussion. I've always respected that, and your writing skills.

I completely missed the pun of "waiving", so thanks for enlightening me! My editor persona took over....

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Posted by Sandra Murphey on 07/17/2015 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Thanks for speaking out, Dixon... I appreciate reading your thoughts and enjoy your humor as well... Bruce Schmidt in Occidental

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Posted by Bruce Francis Schmidt on 07/16/2015 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

To Sandy Murphy: I spelled it "waiving" because it's a pun.
Incidentally, I don't think "truthiness" is a good thing. I have the impression that "truthiness" means something like propaganda or convincing BS. Am I wrong?
As always, thanks for your support.

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Posted by Dixon Wragg on 07/16/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Good on you Dixon! You are "truthiness" personified! Colbert would be proud! Is the spelling correct in the title? It looks odd to me.

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Posted by Sandra Murphey on 07/16/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Letters to Editor: July 8, 2015

Here is the correct link http://www.eachmindmatters.org

Posted by TeresaRomero on 07/13/2015 at 8:05 PM

Re: “To Boldly Go

I've had the pleasure of reading a lot by D.T. Allison, and he never fails to amuse and fascinate me.

Posted by Kathy Greene Culley on 07/09/2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “The Cost of Privilege

Dear Bohemian and Carl Patrick,
Y'all are the best in the belly of the beast ! Thanks for all you do.
And thanks for giving Carl and others like him a venue to communicate with the rest of us. Where would we be without the vision.. plus the courage, fortitude and leadership of people like Carl ? i admire his dedication and perseverance, as i know it's driven by a keen sense of compassion and justice for all, even in the face of hired guns and overwhelming odds.
i hope we can connect again one of these days, Carl, as you are an inspiration in an age easily given over to despair and isolation.
All the best to you and your family and if you have the time sometime, get in touch.
Peace, tim smith
erioorion@gmail.com

Posted by Tim Smith on 06/26/2015 at 8:57 AM
Posted by Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on 06/24/2015 at 11:23 AM

Re: “The 'Sun' Also Rises

I like the Bohemian in Marin, please keep circulating here, Good Sonoma Co news and info. PAC Sun has little of anything now.

Posted by gwpro on 05/19/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “The 'Sun' Also Rises

supposed to say "read" about marin, damn auto correct

Posted by marin reader on 05/16/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The 'Sun' Also Rises

please keep distributing in marin! we go out and about in sonoma co as much as marin. folks here want to erect about the white north bay not just marin county. there must be other wsys to address potential concerns about competition. thanks, a kong time reader in san anselmo

Posted by marin reader on 05/16/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Affordable Housing Forum Fizzles in Marin

http://mspy-review.com/mspy/

Posted by vkbrlls01 on 05/01/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “It's High Time

Mike got back to me with the note:
Thank you so much for your note, Ken. In no way does this ban residential grows - It respects the laws that were brought forward by voters with Prop 215 (County/City ordinances spell out how many plants/dried product residents can have via local ordinances). Always willing to discuss - 916.651.4002. Thanks!

Also called me was his Chief of Staff Jason Liles who is on top of this issue. We are playing phone tag, but in the meantime with Mike's welcoming statement to me, I read thoroughly the bill at the legislative site and see that at paragraph 18108 that patients and caregivers under 215 are exempt from licensing of cultivation. The ban on residential grows is only for licensed cultivations.

I have to say this is truly representative democracy at work with Mike reaching out. Thanks Mike for you representing us in the Senate!

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Posted by fairlawken 1 on 04/30/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “It's High Time

Mike
If this bill outlaws growing by residents in cities and suburbs, it is going against the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 that gave CA residents access to cannabis for medical use.

18131. A licensed cultivation site shall not be located in an area zoned residential.

If residential grows are outlawed it will mean expensive medication, and many are on fixed social security income and elderly. It will cause a centralization of this herbal medicine and it will be treated as a commodity rather than natural healing available to all in need. This is the safest plant for treating anxiety, pain, seizures, and auto-immune diseases, and yet we treat this like like a poison. Oleander bush leaves are toxic and grow everywhere in residential areas. Because Nixon placed marijuana in Schedule 1, we think God said this plant is evil. No a politician misused his high office. I hope you, Mike McGuire do not abuse your office by believing like Nixon or in Nixon's abusive actions to our Nation in regard to this plant that has afforded healing and fiber since the beginning of our human species.

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Posted by fairlawken 1 on 04/30/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Apr. 19: Past & Present in Mill Valley

Here's a clip from a long-lost 1978 video of Ancient Future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp5et9Qfgo4

Posted by Matthew Charles Montfort on 04/15/2015 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Unite to Fight

Thank you, Michael Carnacchi, for your excellent article and fighting the good fight regarding usury laws. I just read your update in the Bohemian and wondered if you have also submitted it to the PressDemocrat, or any other publications.

No question, it's a major issue and it seems impossible how many years the usury laws are flouted. How can this be?

Note: Is this an issue Senator Elizabeth Warren has addressed in her fight with Wall St. and banks?

Much appreciation,

Marlene Alves

Posted by Marlene Alves on 03/30/2015 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Help Kurt Stenzel Heal!

I wil definitely help soon. I am in a financial situation due to the flippancy of the film biz. Frank Pavich's documentary : Jodorowsky's Dune is a masterful piece and honest. I have watched it over 5 times, when i am searching for inspiration, but Kurt's sountrack, soundscape truly elevates this documentary to a much higher level. Kurt is a truly gifted Artist. He will elevate himself as a being, past this derailment in the form of a stoke, because he is gifted and has the will to create more beautiful music and sounds for us humans to hear! And also because he has a loving supportive wife and children and family! I just hope that the Jodorowsky's have helped him. That ' shit' money ( which is true, but sadly, a reality) that Alejandro draws out of his pocket, in the film, should go to Kurt. Anyway, within the next month I will make a donation. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Posted by Eva on 03/24/2015 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Cosby Canceled at Wells Fargo Center

Notice that they had the "promoter" do the canceling for them.

This makes the Wells Fargo Center board wimps.

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Posted by Redwood on 03/22/2015 at 9:31 AM

Re: “The 1986 Guerneville Flood Photo Project

I remember it well!
Scott Kersnar, Steve Pizzo, And Connie Schlabach owned and operated the Russian River News and put out an issue that week. Connie and John DeSalvio did layout, he and Frank Remkoweitz were the cartoonists. Scott and Steve were able to get the RRN print pages out the back way and over the Sweetwater Springs Rd until they were stopped by a landslide. They then walked thru the slide to another waiting car from the other side and finished the drive to Healdsburg to the printers.
That issue of the RRN went out with the Safeway insert and with their flood pictures became a valuable collectors item.
I believe The Paper was flooded.
I and two of our children, in the meantime, hosted friends Manure Man and a very nervous Tiana Lee, whose clothing store Changes, and home we're flooding. Some of us walked, waded and boated into town daily to help out, assess damages and rubberneck. We had "freezer soup" meals with our neighbors at night by candlelight, and hung our rainwear and socks in the living room to dry near the wood stove.
After, came the back breaking cleanup of friends stores, homes and Southside resort. Don't ever try to carry a mud soaked wall to wall carpet!
Fond community coming together memories.

Darlene Kersnar

Posted by Darlene Kersnar on 03/02/2015 at 8:25 PM

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