"Open space is not CalTrans property.
They own so much land to enable drayage services to operate.
Yes, the isles of Redwoods were inspiring.
But the highway is set up wrong in many areas due to growth.
$30.5 million dollars will help in increasing safety, width of roadway, greater travel , sidewalks, at severe locations. The trees are not the highway but they sure were coming along in making Hwy. 101 North appear as Hwy. 280, San Mateo County. Just patience and volunteer planting may help out after completion and new locations to provide visual Redwood trees.
Are you planning to pay for the dredging of the Petaluma river, harbor, turning basin, channel, creek drainage, floods are coming...Set aside twelve million dollars its bad, real bad. I would be embarrassed for interfering with the stewards of the Petaluma River and their operations with asphalt and moving gravel from barges. They took care of the community. You want to cut them off from South County grandfathered Union sites, U.S. Longshoreman sites. Shame on you and your blues. Accept change and plant/work on your own property away from the highway. It works for my tree forest from the 50' Cedars taken from the Trinity Alps as one foot seedlings.
$30.5 million dollar contract and you're snivling on trees planted upon CalTrans land?
Bridges, overpasses frontage roads. big concrete pours, creek pile driving, column boring, land stabilization, slope. water diversion, demolition of concrete recycling, staging areas, etc.
Were you ever employed as an estimator for highway construction.
No, I wonder what you print has any basis to business.
The gift of 200 trees to Sturgeons Historic Mill on Greenhill Rd . Seb. was wonderful for public school services.
The only running steam powered mill perhaps in the U.S. and they receive local classes of school kids being shown the original way of milling.
The trees will be replanted and used as visuals, sound barriers, etc.
David, Thanks for letting us know what is going on. I've been so disturbed with seeing all the redwoods being taken down... Wish I had known before, wonder if we could have stopped it??? So sad... Speaking of the Gateway to Sonoma County, whatever happened to the Dutra building? Is it still in court?
Since we seem to be transitioning to the much-vaunted "Wine Country", does that mean that CalTrans is going to start planting grapes alongside the new and improved 101? There will be at least 3-4 years before a landscaping and revegetation plan is decided by CalTrans and SCTA, so there will be an even longer period for drivers and visitors to stare at freshly mowed bare land.
In Petaluma, CalTrans is building a formulaic new South Petaluma Boulevard Interchange, which not only "required" cutting the entire heron and egret rookery trees (yeah, the lowly eucalyptus), but is also going to grace the Gateway to Sonoma County with a 40' high standard issue overcrossing and 4 traffic lights for southbound commuters, where there are none now.
CalTrans: not known for grace or design, no less concern about local traffic congestion.
It was horrifying to read this article and realize that nothing has changed since 1960 when the school committee in Sausalito launched the first integration attempt of the schools by removing me and 5 boys from Bayside school and bused us into the MLK (Richarson Bay School) in 1960. It is an abomination to hear that nothing has changed, in the self proclaimed, " most progressive state in the nation". How can it be that there is still a segregated Marin City and an elitist Sausalito? What century are you in?????
Instead of addressing the toxic degradation of the segregation of Marin City from Sausalito , the town of Sausalito now seeks to promote further segregation by funding a charter school in Sausalito and busing for" the rest of the students of Sausaltio to MLK."
The segregation of students in Sausalito and Marin City led to race riots when all students joined together at Tamalpais High School in 1960. This system of segregation led to horrific violence at the high school as students tried to accomodate to the new cultures that were totally foreign to them. This segregation was and continues to be a travesty.
This article speaks about creating a charter school in Sausalito for some students and "dumping all the other students in MLK." This would be exactly the case should this proposal be agreed upon by the town. It is shameful.
I ask that you ALL consider carefully the fact that there should be no Marin City...Sausaltio should catch up with the rest of the nation and integrate the two areas, with low- income housing available throughout the two areas and thus stopping the perpetuatiion of the cruelty of segregation for all of its citizens, the most valuable being children.
The meeting that finalizes this deal is tonight and is open to the public.
Thursday January 24, 2013
Meeting Location: 200 Phillips Drive, Marin City, CA 94965
I just ran across this article and your comments. I want to thank you for such wonderful testimonies. I've been a member of Ripon Grange for almost 60 years. I grew up in it as my parents were beekeepers here and husband and family carry on the tradition. The members all are long-time friends and the traditions and support for families, small town and farm interests is still on-going in this area. Our membership slips a little each year but we hope to come through in a strong position to build support. The Prop 37 aspect is one I hadn't thought of, though. Very interesting!
@ Grace McNamee Decker, until you have lived through an event like Virginia Tech (like I have), you are just speculating like the rest. Take it from a guy that was there, if I was carrying, (or any other trained, responsible person) was carrying, the count would not have reached over 10.
This is a bunch of hog wash. Ari, why haven't written about Eric Holder and Barack Obama and the thousands of guns (Which led to hundreds of murders in Mexico) they illegally sold to cartels. Those individuals are the ones who should not own guns . Your a hunter?? I doubt it , you should thank the NRA they have been the only ones that have truly stood up to our authoritarian government on guns.
Lastly, did you hear the story 2 days ago about what happened in Sacramento?
"California family was enjoying the Christmas holiday as the children were having a sleepover when a home intruder broke into their home. The homeowner, who was looking to protect his family took action and shot and killed the invader. A gun battle occurred at 3:30 A.M. on Saturday morning outside of the home. The homeowner was treated for gunshot wounds along with two other suspects.
The Identification of the deceased home intruder has not yet been released. 21-year-old Thomas Ordonaz, who was also injured in the shooting was later arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and accessory."
I suppose you didn't hear this one did you? Possibly more children would have been dead if this man was not able to defend himself with his own guy. I hope that you follow up on your last garbage article with something about this event!
Thank-you, Ari Levaux, for clearing up a misconception. Not knowing any hunters, I've always assumed that they walked hand-in-hand with the NRA. I hope this inspires other non-NRA hunters to speak out.
Q: How many NRA members does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 4,300,000. One to start changing the bulb until shot dead by a psychotic relative using a weapon bought for the NRA member's personal protection. 4,299,999 to claim that the only problem the US has with guns is that there are not enough of them.
"If any of the 6 women killed in sandy hook had a concealed carry gun, there would have likely been fewer killed." (said Stephen Weiss.)
That is the kind of statement that makes me feel like gun fetishists (thanks Ari) live on their own special planet where "could have" and "might have" carry as much weight as, you know, facts.
Ari Levaux does not speak for hunters. Every statistic that he quotes that I am separately informed on is cooked, misleading at best. The kid told the school he brought the gun for safety, but no one at the school believed him, not the other students, not the administration. His bragging actions with the gun and intimidating other students with it betrayed the real reason. Ari's claim that armed citizens do not prevent or limit the scale of mass killings is rediculous. They just cannot completely eliminate the behavior. If any of the 6 women killed in sandy hook had a concealed carry gun, there would have likely been fewer killed. Armed mass killers in Israel dont kill 30, they kill 3-6 before the armed populace bring them down.
Thank you Sonoma County for stopping Zane and Brown. They are attacking innocent members of the cannabis community and must be stopped! Times are changing and Cannabis will be free and Legal and they need to accept this. These women are driven by a fear of the herb, and as a community we should encourage them to see cannabis in its true light, a vehicle for health, creativity, peace and prosperity. My heart goes out to all that have been victims of this terrible persecution. Long live Marijuana. Legalize!
Drones & Directed Energy Assaults are used for two purposes 1)mass murder 2) kill the will of man.
Understand that the wholesale killing and torturing of people globally by the fbi/cia/pentagon, and their operatives is executed by any means available, including Drones, Directed Energy Weaponry, High Tech Chemical & Biological Assaults. The killers of this nation understand that mass murder is not enough to stop the adversaries; one must also break the will of man to defend his own country, his own life (& that of his family) and his own sanity. Total psychological surrender is required. Torture and the threat of torture are the new weaponry used by the United States Of America in order to once and for all control all mankind and all nations. The USA's own combat veterans and patriots are also subject to the deadly assaults and torture. For more on torture see:
Early on in the efforts by the fbi to prevent me from reporting their crimes, the fbi notified me that they will break me:
See broken toothpick message dated Feburary 8, 2002 at
I was really bummed out when the bribes kicked in and the Target mess was approved. Yes I say bribes were set in place this is the only way these corporate vultures operate. The mess caused by this project will never paid back. The jobs lost to these part time slave wages will be felt whether we think so or not. This mess will not see my body enter it shopping. I avoid these junk sales outlets. SHOP LOCALLY! SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES! KEEP YOU MONEY IN PETALUMA
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.
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.
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