What was so wrong with living on the veggies?
All these temporary fad diets are a waste of time. The best thing to do is just focus on making healthy sustainable lifestyle habits..
Artists- Please do not come to the space and take your art! Contact me first 477-0567. I will be contacting all the artists to set up a time to do so!
I am sorry for Dennell's perception that all possible precautions were not taken to assure the security and safety of the art. When the artists dropped off their art, they understood that the space was not a standard gallery, but a pop up in an alternative space. I too, Vicky Kumpfer the coordinator, of the exhibition had a hard time with this, but with some agreements with the owner was assured that the work would be safe. All artists had the opportunity to take their art on Dec 18th if they didn't want to leave it up for the Month of Sundays exhibition in January.
There are video cameras on the outside of the building and two caretakers on site. I talked with these two men and trust they are doing everything they can to watch over the art.
Yesterday, when you came there was a gallery greeter, myself and the owner of the building monitoring the art and all wings of the building. I was at the front while the greeter roved and she was at the front while I roved. Mr Batarsheh was greeting and roving as well.
The situation with your art, was one of concern rather then neglect. Your art didn't have a wire on the backside and the standard procedure is if the artists didn't provide a wire, it doesn't get hung. It is the artists responsibility to assure a safe hanging apparatus for the gallery to hang from. It is not good policy for the gallery to manipulate the art to provide this. Mr Batarsheh was trying to be helpful and be sure your work would be seen and safe. Art is safer hanging from a wire then the frame.
It is true that a wooden wall was constructed during the month of Dec, after which, the building owner assured me that there would not be any construction and the art would stay in place. Again, this is an unusual situation but the art was cared for with all reasonable precaution.
WARNING! All artists! Regarding the Fulton Crossing Art Exhibit, located at 1200 River Road, Fulton, owner Rami Batarseh. I just had a most unfortunate experience with an extremely unprofessional "exhibit." Art was delivered to, signed in and hung by art volunteers under the guide of a known art professional.
Each artist had to sign an agreement stating, "Although, all reasonable precautions will be taken to assure the safety and security of the art, artists shall release the building owner and anyone associated with this exhibition, of liability for theft or damage to the art.
I hereby agree and accept any/all risk to my art during this exhibition: ...."
The open house was Dec. 17 and well attended. I expressed some concern about the security of the art, noting the large warehouse facility with several wings, foot access on three sides of the building and three open truck bays on two sides. I was told there would be a greeter manning the show at all times plus security cameras in all wings.
Today I walked into the facility discovering all art in the front entrance had been moved, construction was going on and there was no greeter. There were no security cameras and five of the access routes open, including two truck bays. One of my five pieces had been handled, moved by a non-art- professional, re-hung with construction screws and construction wire, hanging the large LANDSCAPE vertically instead or horizontally (the skyline, signature and labeling should have all been clues.) I removed my art due to the complete lack of security and the non-professional manner the show was being handled.
Other artists may want to evaluate the risk for themselves. As for me, I hope the next show is better.
Respectfully, dannell Powell
Too fast, Lightning! Our political representatives definitely need to be massively more transparent, but they are able to do either good or bad at any time of day or night. A 24/7 tap would be unreasonable and impossible and likely unconstitutional in my mind.
They are the most dangerous of all public servants, but I think we need to change the system that encourages them towards corruption by removing monetary needs and enticements, rather than opening the door to spying on them. Ultimately, the Supremes' ruling on Citizens' United has made local experimentation with campaign finance very difficult. It must be overturned.
Major props on the Dead Milkmen reference!
I am happy to report that the Andy Lopez Memorial has been completely rebuilt - and it is even bigger, better and more beautiful than the original.
Scores of volunteers showed up in solidarity at 11:00 on a sunny Saturday morning following the damaging fire to demonstrate their compassion, their sense of community and their dedication to the memory of Andy Lopez and rebuilt the memorial with amazing rapidity - five hours, to be exact.
And what followed were members of Andy's Youth completely redecorated the Memorial, rendering it, indeed, a sight to behold, a fitting memorial to one whose life was taken from him - unnecessarily - at the tender age of 13.
A friend once told me, "Tom, sometimes God shuts a window and opens a door." Truer words were never spoken, and that age-old adage certainly applies here.
Thanks to all of you who participated in any small way. You helped turn a dream into reality, and in so doing, you are helping to keep Andy's memory alive in our hearts and our minds.
Glad to know there's another source of burrata - we've been sucked in to its deliciousness at Rendevous Bistro. Also, got to hold the knowledge of burrata over my supposed gourmet brother-in-law.
What about food with a substance that keeps them from reproducing? They've done it with deer.
Extend camera-wearing to the rest of our "officials," and you've got a win. No Congressperson, no DMV clerk or tax-assessor, should be allowed to go without monitoring.
And the video should be posted where ANYONE can get at it easily. Tap Congressional and Senate phones, AND the private cells of all Representatives.
They are OUR "Public Servants." It's about time we started treating them like that. Letting them go their own way simply encourages the privateers.
I skipped the Kate Wolf choice other than a performance at O'Connells Grove in Graton-Sebastopol, Ca.... And went for "John Lee Hooker and his Coast to Coast Blues Band" with his band member from San Jose, Ca...And Occidental, Negri's with Steve Miller and more, in 1976-77 from Novato....Personal choice...Sure "Olde and In the Way," with Peter Rowan and many others was special..But then you have acid-rock fans from Marin...And John Cippolina and the Dinosaurs-Papa John Creech was my choice ....And my friends and neighbors, "The Sons of Chaplin."
I concur w/ Thomas re the women who spoke addressing the effect that Mr. Carrillo's conduct has had on them and those they know. It was incredibly brave of them and very emotionally wrenching to not only hear their stories vis-a-vis Efren's actions, but the lasting impact of fear that permeates their lives forever after. This is not a fairy tale and should not be swept away.
Bravo to all of the contributors to this piece. You did a great job summarizing some of the most important issues which garnered the spotlight and captured the imaginations of the people of Sonoma County last year. But I must clarify something. You report that Ms. Darling says that nobody is talking about the effect that Mr. Carrillo's conduct has had on women. This is not entirely true. While I (and others) perceived a dearth of outcry of shock and disgust from the women in this county for a time after this shameful incident occurred, that all changed at the second meeting held by the Citizens for Accountability which was held at the Sebastopol Grange a week before Thanksgiving. At that time, several women, one by one, got up out of their chairs, bravely faced the members of the large crowd and spoke of their own past unrelated experiences and how hearing about Mr. Carrillo's reprehensible conduct in the early morning hours of July 13, 2013, violated their right to feel safe in their own home. Then at the third meeting held by the Citizens for Accountability, several women once again rose up out of their chairs, took the mic and expressed similar feelings. Also, it should be pointed out that I and others have been raising this issue since Day One of this incident; in fact, I wrote a letter to this publication, which was published, identifying the REAL victim as the woman who, at 3:40 in the morning on July 13, 2013, was so terrified by Efren Carrillo's actions that she found it necessary to call 9-1-1 not once, but TWICE. I will reiterate once again that I stand with this victim and hope that she will avail herself of each and every opportunity which may become available to her in her personal pursuit of justice. And it is my sincere hope that she is receiving the support that she needs to get her through this most trying time.
I wonder also about the demographic of those young people interviewed. Nationally, unemployment is lower among Whites than among African Americans/Hispanics, and the unemployment rates for the later are still in the double digits.
Um, how did he attend the 50th anniversary of the show? He died in 1978 and 50 years after 1968 hasn't even happened yet. Did you mean 5th?
It's official, we're fans, no pack of lies.... :). The neighbors....
Thanks for the article Gabe. You place Frankie Boots in a line that includes Kate Woolf and other Sonoma County folk-country-bluegrass figures. And rightly so. Indeed there are a number of good local, younger bands that could be placed there: Driftwood, The Bootleg Honey's and Old Jawbone, to name a few.
And, just to fill in a bit more of that history, it's worth noting that Sonoma County was, indeed, a hotbed of those music's for many years. I moved here in 1978 hoping to secure the guitar chair in Kate Wolf's band (only to find Nina Gerber got there first) but what I discovered was a wealth of talent and band-playing opportunites. Bluegrass, in particular, was popular during this time. Between the well known bluegrass bands (Boothill, Eagle Ridge, HiJinks & The High Forehead Boys) and the Old-Time bands (too many to name) it seemed you could find really good acousticly driven music most nights of the week. In fact, I played bluegrass at a club, now long gone, on fourth street called Joe Frogger's every week. It was a wildly popular club, nightly over-run with fans of that music.
Among local acoustic musicians from that era, some of the names of the best of best remain vital today: Chris Carney, Layne Bowen, Evan Morgan, Ted Dutcher. And then there's Chip Dunbar. He was responsible for teaching many, many people the joy of banjo, guitar, mandolin and singing. Though he passed a few years ago Chip's legacy lives on with groups like The Mighty Chiplings, so named to honor their first important teacher in this music.
And we shouldn't forget important venue's like The Inn of the Beginning in Cotati; concert home to many of the important figures in acoustic music. I remember seeing David Grisman (with a fresh-faced young singer who went on to some Nashville noteriety: Vince Gill), David Bromberg, Doc Watson (who politely requested that folks refrain from smoking so he could sing), Norman Blake, and bay area bluegrass icon Laurie Lewis. I could go on.
So, yes, let's hoist a glass and honor those great musicians here in Sonoma County who have always entertained us, educated us and endured with us the comings and goings of fashions and the closure of clubs that support this music.
A final tip-of-the-hat to Sheila Groves down at the new Twin Oaks in Penngrove. Looks like country-bluegrass (ie Americana) may have a new home in Sonoma County.
frogvillestudio.com is the studio in santa fe where Frankie Boots recorded this album
I really do think much of the problem comes from just how much public land has been the subject of ill-advised closures to even the most limited foraging, putting pressure on those public lands that remain open, such as Salt Point SP. To put it into perspective, not only is this true of much of the SF Bay Area (except for a few city and state parks, and Pt. Reyes), put the majority of public land in coastal Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties. This leaves the average mushroomer without access to stretches of private land (eg, the majority of us) and lack of time and/or money to travel to Oregon little option but to either forage on the same few areas of public land so many other people go to, or illegally poach on closed public lands or trespass on private land.
I will note that this is exactly the opposite approach that places like Spain have taken. In that case, they've chosen to regulate the practice, but actually open up large areas to foraging tourism, which has proven to be a boon to the local economy. It would be nice if California land managers could lay of their "purity of nature" approach (particularly ludicrous in the urbanized landscape of the SF Bay Area) and make allowances for demonstrably low-impact forms of foraging, such as non-commercial scale mushroom picking.
The problem is that any Walmart operation costs the community it is in $Billions to support a labor force it refuses to pay a living wage. Not to mention the fact that, AGAIN, none of the money made by this "inequality-pumping machine of a business" gets recirculated in our own community because all of the profit is taken out of the community. We would be better off if the space were used for a local small business which would actually benefit the community where big box Walmart does not. Even Costco is more beneficial to the community because it pays a living wage.
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