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Re: “Letters to the Editor: May 7, 2014

If Efren Carrillo were truly concerned about taking responsibility for his actions, changing his evil ways, making amends with Jane Doe and serving as a role model for our youth, he would have resigned a long time ago and spared this county and its good, dedicated, hardworking people the pain and agony that has been the end result of his SECOND run-in with the law. It is clear that he needs to spend time working on his demons, but until he makes the decision to put the people and this county AHEAD of his own insatiable desire for his own political and personal self-aggrandizement, he will not be able to do so. And, quite frankly, I don't want him doing this on my time - and on my dime. He has had plenty of chances to make amends and has failed miserably at each one of them - including at yesterday's Board of Supervisors meeting, where he continued engaging in his now-familiar version of "the blame game," blaming his current political woes on his now-plentiful political detractors. Supervisor Shirlee Zane described it as "reprehensible," and I couldn't agree with her more if I tried.

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Posted by Thomas Bonfigli on 05/07/2014 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Where is the Outrage?

He is setting a tumultuous example of bad behavior to the community he represents! This is not high school! Grow up!

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Posted by Sea Galindo on 05/02/2014 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Where is the Outrage?

Thank you for saying I was eloquent, but as I recall I suggested that he deserved to have his day in court, which now he has.

AP

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Posted by AP on 05/02/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Hot Crime

Call it "The Santa Rosa Winds"?

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 05/01/2014 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Where is the Outrage?

Laura G:

Thank you for stating in unmistakably clear language that which needs to be said about this misogynistic, egotistical, arrogant, self-centered excuse of a man. The fact is that any mere mortal among us would have been slapped with multiple and varied charges for committing such heinous acts against not one but THREE innocent women in their apartment. But not only does he walk away with a not guilty verdict for the most minimalistic charge which was brought - the laughable crime of "attempting peeking" - but he STILL has the support of some misguided elected officials and respect of some supposed community leaders. This is, indeed, a sad commentary on the shortcomings of not only our criminal justice system, but also underscores the callous and brazen disregard that some people have exhibited for a woman's right to feel safe in her own home.

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Posted by Thomas Bonfigli on 04/30/2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Where is the Outrage?

Please sign and share the following petition, being sent to Carrillo and copied to the Board Of Supervisors – Carrillo needs to resign:

https://www.change.org/petitions/supervisor-efren-carrillo-please-resign-now

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Posted by carrillo must resign on 04/30/2014 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Carrillo Trial Day 4: No Decision Yet, Jurors To Return Monday

Juror 1679, note after lunch to judge said something like, upon further reflection during lunch, would it be possible to resume deliberations, even though the verdict form(s?) has already been completed, (and signed?) We know which juror that was, one of the 10 women

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Posted by MikeH on 04/25/2014 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Carrillo Trial Day 4: No Decision Yet, Jurors To Return Monday

Nicolas, this post appears to need a bit more proof reading, you must have been dazed by your experience in the courtroom today! I do thank you for your recap and timely tweets to keep us all up to date on the daily adventures of our virtuous and so very humble supervisor.

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Posted by BE MORE on 04/25/2014 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Carrillo Trial Day 4: No Decision Yet, Jurors To Return Monday

What a scumbag. He should be in jail for attempted rape. No justice

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Posted by Efren " the Night Stalking creeper" Carrillo on 04/25/2014 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Carrillo trial update day 3

Sonoma County Is Corrupt. If Erick Gelhaus And Carrilo Will Walk. 1 for mudering andy lopes the other becaause he is into politics

Posted by Ezau Ruiz on 04/25/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “CARRILLO IN COURT, DAY 2

Furthermore, he admitted to "peeking" in an interview with a detective, and that he wasn't drunk, just buzzed and amazingly he didn't even know the woman's name.

Posted by mr. pliny on 04/23/2014 at 7:59 PM

Re: “April 10: Anthony Jeselnik at Cotati's Green Music Center

Just a heads-up to the headline to the headline department: The Green Music Center is in Rohnert Park, not Cotati!

Posted by bolinasdude on 04/15/2014 at 6:40 PM

Re: “April 12-13: Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol

They have no web page for 2014 music.

Posted by Brad Pipal on 04/12/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “April 12-13: Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol

The David Luning Band is playing at Sebastopol's Apple Blossom Festival this Sunday from 3PM - 5PM at the Back Stage!

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Posted by pgrzebik on 04/10/2014 at 4:26 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Rowboats at Abby's Playland

I boated past there many time growing up. It's part of the fond memories I have of the area. People who didn't live on The River would always say how tragic it must have been to be flooded in. We River Rats knew it was just part of winter on The River. The bigger floods were always bad. That intersection, however, flooded at least once a year when I was a kid and there would always be a picture in the news with the caption saying something to the effect that flood victims were fleeing. A lot of the time, though, it was people like my family boating to the bridge so we could get groceries. Then we'd boat back and drive home.

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Posted by Patrick C. Wood on 04/07/2014 at 11:47 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Dominic Raitano

Yes and sadly my father, Bob Lucas passed away in 1999 after a courageous fight with Leukemia but I remember many many days and nights either hanging out at "The Paper" and hanging out at Dominic's as kids :)

Posted by Bunney Schmidt on 04/07/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Rowboats at Abby's Playland

Jackie's correct, it was directly across the other side of drake road from pee wee golf all 3 were there during this time (J's, Pee Wee, Abby's). Abby's was home of a huge super slide and at one point had an arcade, that's all I remember :)

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Posted by Bunney Schmidt on 04/07/2014 at 10:29 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Rowboats at Abby's Playland

abby's playland was on one corner with pee wee golf on the other, and pee wee golf was up the road a short distance.

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Posted by Jacqueline Shaw on 04/07/2014 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor, April 2, 2014

The challenges faced by U.S. soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I went to the VA, and I wanted treatment for this or that or the other thing, and all they would give me is highly addictive narcotic painkillers, opiates, which are similar in their chemical makeup to heroin." They found a 270 percent increase in the number of opiate prescriptions that these doctors at the VA were writing. And we also found incredible, wild variation in how many prescriptions doctors were writing depending on where a veteran happened to live.
The rise in psychological trauma associated with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan should not surprise experts. The extent of wartime trauma is directly proportional to the type of warfare fought and the experiences encountered. Studies of Vietnam veterans show that between 26 and 31 percent have experienced PTSD. This rate is understandable given that the Vietnam War combat environment included both guerilla and conventional warfare. It is arguable that the war in Iraq compares to the Vietnam War, as there is no safe place, no enemy lines, and threats surround the soldier on all sides. Situations that can contribute to the development of PTSD.
I work as a volunteer Counselor at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park,CA for 17 years as a musician therapist. I work mostly with Vietnam Vets. War is the national creed of America. So, even though in Washington they knew this was a problem, they didn’t manage it. They allowed doctors who are overstressed, with so many people coming back from war and not nearly enough training or time to treat them, to reach for their prescription pad and write these prescriptions for medications that might dull the pain temporarily, but can have horrible, tragic, sometimes even fatal, results.

Ted Rudow III, MA

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Posted by Ted Rudow III on 04/05/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Panties & Cheap Cologne (Not the Ol' Dirty Bastard album)

I suppose if ODB released a solo album it would have had a far less G rated title. Thanks for reading.

Posted by Nicolas.Grizzle on 04/04/2014 at 3:47 PM

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