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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

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

I'm confused -- what does this have to do with ODB? A guy who didn't put out a record by this name? OHHHHH - I get it! You know nothing of hip-hop culture, so you take a holier than thou approach and insult one of it's pioneers in order to get someone to click through to a really sad excuse of an "article." Got it.

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Posted by Jonathan on 04/03/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “The Issa Effect

Thanks Mr. Gogola. I appreciate the comments... I think :-)

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Posted by Andrew Blount on 03/26/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Jimmy Fallon Steps Comfortably into Tonight Show; Seth Meyers Stumbles Awkwardly into Late Night

Ouch! I'm sorry the tilt-a-whirl made you sick.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 03/25/2014 at 5:41 PM

Re: “The Hunger Artifice

I appreciate Fellow Democrat's point, but none of what FD's written changes the fact that in this case a vote for the Farm Bill was in fact a vote to cut SNAP. Yes, "balance and tough decisions need to be made" and sure, you can dismiss criticism of the 'yes' vote as arm-chair quarterbacking if you like. I would call it participatory democracy - holding our representatives to account for their votes or lack thereof. Everyone in the House voting on this bill had to make those tough decisions FD referred to. Yet George Miller, Henry Waxman, Barbara Lee, Anna Eschoo, Maxine Waters and a host of other Demos voted against the bill, with many of them having gone on the record about the SNAP cuts being a primary factor for the direction of their vote. To stand against SNAP cuts was not to expect to always get whatever we want, it was a principled stand to not agree to budget cutting on the backs of the poorest one quarter of us who need that extra $90 a month in benefits. Like Alice Chan, I would have preferred Huffman's vote go in the other direction. We're accustomed to principled leadership in this district from Woolsey & Boxer - it remains to be seen if we're getting comparable representation these days. Being somewhat familiar with Alice Chan, I have no doubt that she did make her feelings known to Rep. Huffman prior to what FD calls arm-chair quarterbacking.

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Posted by Chris Fisher on 03/06/2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor, March 5, 2014

Economy built on wars

Dear Editor: President Barack Obama has dropped a measure to trim cost-of-living increases in Social Security from an upcoming budget proposal. While the move was praised by progressive Democrats, the White House admitted the cuts, known as chained CPI, remain "on the table," but only as part of a grand bargain deal with Republicans.

They even convinced lots of poor people that they were right and persuaded them to voluntarily give up some of the few things they had to make them even poorer and the rich even richer, so the rich could have more and more and the poor less and less.

They love U.S. materialism, but they hate U.S. policies and wars. Well, U.S. materialism was built on wars, both military and economic ones. They keep their economy going by preparing for wars or selling weapons to others who are fighting wars. And there's many an economic and trade war that America fights that you never hear reported in the papers -- the wars where they trounce their competitors in selling goods or force others to open their markets to U.S. goods and companies, often in coercive or sneaky, underhanded, illegal ways.

Ted Rudow III,

Palo Alto

Posted by Ted Rudow III on 03/06/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “The Hunger Artifice

Alice, your commitment to Snap is commendable - but using your own logic (that a vote for the farm bill is a vote to cut SNAP) is pretty short sighted for the big picture. I'm curious if a vote against the farm bill would have been a vote to cut renewable energy, environmental projects, public health and nutrition, rural revitalization, natural resources, and education? Because these are all things that the farm bill does. Unfortunately, balance and tough decisions need to be made - and always getting everything you want in a republican controlled congress is unrealistic. Perhaps you should talk with the representative before you arm-chair quarterback how to be a congressman.

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Posted by Fellow Democrat on 03/05/2014 at 10:17 AM

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