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Comment Archives: Stories: News & Features

Re: “Hotel Sebastopol?

I personally feel a bit boons-waggled by the Barlow. The majority of the offerings are booze related. I was under the impression it was to be more of a mixed craftsmen "tour, sample and learn" area.

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Posted by Liz Brock on 01/15/2015 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Game Over

There's a reason why foie gras production has been outlawed in more than a dozen countries: It's an abomination. Anyone who cares about animals should leave foie gras off their plate.

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Posted by Paula Renee on 01/15/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Game Over

Investigations of foie gras farms have revealed ducks dying because their organs ruptured from overfeeding and birds suffering from kidney necrosis, spleen damage, bruised and broken bills, and tumor-like lumps in their throats. And of course, the birds must be slaughtered for foie gras, so unless they are going cheerfully and willingly to their deaths, there is no way it can be considered anything but cruel.

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Posted by Lucy Post on 01/14/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Game Over

If foie gras was "natural", it would just be called foie. The gras comes from overfeeding them until their livers become diseased and swell to up to 10 times the normal size, which is categorically cruel.

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Posted by Kim Marie on 01/14/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Field Trippin'

How the hell do you manage to fall asleep during the peak of an acid trip?

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Posted by Ron Jon Swanson on 01/08/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Twelve Days of Debriefer

It's nice to see the Bohemian is finally doing police logs.

Posted by Leha Carpenter on 12/30/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Twelve Days of Debriefer

There's nothing unbeautiful about any body on the face of this planet. God made those bodies, therefore there’s nothing ugly underneath your clothing. If you're looking to ease your way into the nudist lifestyle, nudist resorts , nudist beaches and nudist dating site (Google localnudistsingle com) are available that offer a slightly less adventurous experience.

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Posted by Sara Brown on 12/24/2014 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Twelve Days of Debriefer

hippie nudists

Posted by Sara Brown on 12/24/2014 at 7:55 PM

Re: “The Fighter

Check out Megan Farnham's 'Elite Fighter' video produced by for PHAS3. See it here:

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Posted by on 12/18/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “High Times at Emerald Cup

The conference in Las Vegas was hosted by Marijuana Business Daily not the National Cannabis Industry Association.

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Posted by Brian Gilbert on 12/18/2014 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Isolation Row

Torture. Sadistic, immature, bullies with badges and Tazers and guns, but no training to de-escalate situations, empathize, as with the responsive mentally-ill inmates deposited in jails and prisons in lieu of treatment and plans to mitigate problem behaviors prior to re-releasing the suffering back into society.

Honor, integrity, restraint, empathy, respect for humanity, civil liberties, life, are abundantly rare in law enforcement. Screening new applicants for law enforcement jobs ignores "character" and "ethics" and training could be summed up as "We, the Blue Badges, are brothers and sisters. It's us against the citizens. all shady criminals where our infidelities and vices are just products of the stress of a dangerous job. At all times, remember, back your fellow law enforcement officer, get your stories straight, lie and fudge if needed to justify anything and everything your eyes witnessed or your ears heard, sympathy and reflection are weakness. You are part of a team. A gang. Everyone up and down the chain including the District Attorney and FBI and Internal Affairs...has your back. You are better than the riff-raff which is why you have a badge and a gun and a license to kill. And your culture doesn't just disdain officers snitching on fellow officerrs, it resolutely demands lying to cover the lies of your colleagues. Best of all, you will be rewarded for lying, and never held accountable. When I grow up, I want to be in law enforcement. Now hand over your lunch money.

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Posted by hiredgun56 on 12/16/2014 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Teachable Moment

Wall Street vs CA schools budget. Confused by the comparison. The governor has a $6B surplus, march in Sac first. Stop focusing on observers and start negotiating the salaries since the contract isn't even up yet. You'd get 2.5% now and likely another 2.5% in June if you'd get to the table. You're harming yourselves over principle (right or wrong).

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Posted by listen to all sides on 12/11/2014 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Hog Heaven

Great article, thank you. I wish my name was spelled correctly though..

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Posted by Tony Incontro on 11/24/2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Hog Heaven

Great article Stett!!!

Thanks for the inside information it was a pleasure to read it and be a tiny part of that story.
I know Tim very well......

I live in the Netherlands and the 8 pregnant sows came to me from the Mangalica Farm in Hungary, (from Péter Tóth, President of the Hungarian Mangalica Breeder Organization) from all different bloodlines. They gave birth in my quarantine stable, and I cared for the 50 piglets during almost 3 months. The 18 best- 10 reds & 8 blonde were selected for the States and 8 of the reds went to Tim in California. He is one of the most dedicated breeders I know!!! Tim truly loves the breed and he is willing to sacrifice all that is needed to establish a healthy breeding base in America with Wilhelm Kohl of Pure Mangalitsa, Michigan.

Tim works closely with Pure Mangalitsa in Michigan, who arranged the first import of original Hungarian live-stock to the states. They are also the ones who did the first import of the blonde Mangalitsa from Austria in 2010.
Until the beginning of this year, (2014) it was not possible to get breeding stock from the Hungarian herd-book because the Mangalitsa is a protected breed in Hungary, so no breeding material was allowed to leave Hungary.

It took Wilhelm Kohl almost 2 years to build a stable relationship with the Hungarian Mangalica Breeder Organization before they agreed with the first export of Mangalica ever!! So what we see here is also a very important moment of Mangalitsa history, written in our days. Most people don't know this......but I guess it’s interesting for some..

The other 2 reds are in Michigan at the Mangalitsa-base farm, "Pure Mangalitsa," as well as the 6 blonde......2 of the blondes went to Atlanta to Justin King's Farm.

Pure Mangalitsa has a unique position in the US when it comes to the original Hungarian lines, they are the only ones that have the contracts for importing these "Royal Hungarian Mangalitsa’s” to the States. Why Royal? The Mangalitsa was in the beginning of the breed (1833) only bred for the Habsburg dynasty it's truly a pig for Royalty!

Greets from the Netherlands, Barbara Meyer zu Altenschildesche, „Mangalitza Breed“

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Posted by Mangalitza Breed on 11/23/2014 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Hog Heaven

nothing like stupid comments from people who know nothing about raising pigs..or nature for that matter....guess they'd rather have seen the breed go extinct. The reality is that you can't maintain the species without having a meat program since 1). pigs are very prolific, and 2). only the best genetics are bred. In nature, with predation, that's how hardy breeds are maintained. Without apex predtors, man assumes that role.

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Posted by Stefhan Gordon on 11/23/2014 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Hog Heaven

Completely disgusting..

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Posted by Lisa Soldavini on 11/20/2014 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Light Fantastic

Hi There,

Great to see this story in the Bohemian. Last month I attended the memorial for my uncle, J. Woodland Hastings, a marine biochemist who dedicated his entire life to the study of these amazing critters. Uncle Woody died in August.

Anyway, you can read more about his life's work, some of which formed the basis for some of the practical applications of his discoveries mentioned in the story.

And the book he co-authored about bioluminescence, published in 2013, is available at amazon:
It is somewhat technical here and there but mostly a very fun read for those interested in bioluminescence.

-Woody Hastings, Sebastopol

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Posted by Woody Hastings on 11/19/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Hog Heaven


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Posted by Compassion on 11/19/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Eat More Beef

Nicolette, I don't care if one eats meat or not, but after nearly 45 years of not eating meat I would never change. Raised 3 healthy children who as adults remain vegetarian.
Adequate protein and B12 were never a problem and done without meat, supplements or vitamins. Since discovering Macrobiotics I have never looked back. At 70 years old I remain healthy, active and drug free. Can the same be said for meat eaters?

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Posted by MrNatural on 11/12/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Eat More Beef

A Well-Fed World specifically makes the connection about the harm caused by the "livestock" industry on global hunger and food security.

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Posted by Dawn L. Moncrief on 11/03/2014 at 10:53 AM

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