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Rural Petaluma Neighbors Challenge Cannabis Industrialization

Rural Petaluma Neighbors Challenge Cannabis Industrialization

Sonoma County, California “No Pot on Purvine” read a catchy flyer appearing in a rural Petaluma neighborhood in Northern California, announcing an Oct. 8 meeting. It almost got cancelled, because of the rampant wildfires, so some people did not make it. However, 30 concerned citizens attended. “We live in rural West Petaluma, and are spearheading […]

Cannabis Cultivating Re-Visited

Cannabis Cultivating Re-Visited

  Sonoma County, California Readers of this reporter’s August local and national articles on unpermitted cannabis growing expressed both appreciations and appropriate criticisms. Their feedback has made me aware of how complicated this issue is. I am a patient at Peace in Medicine, a dispensary here in Sebastopol, California, and appreciate its CBD cannabis. It […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Japanese American Internment Remembered, As Trump Rounds Up Immigrants

Japanese American Internment Remembered, As Trump Rounds Up Immigrants

Eliot Elisofon / Getty Images The Japanese American Citizens League held a “Day of Remembrance” at Sebastopol’s Enmanji Buddhist Temple on Feb. 18 in Northern California. Around 200 people marked the 75th anniversary of the incarceration of over 120,000 innocent West Coast Americans of Japanese ancestry in internment camps during World War II. “They were […]

By February 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Welcome to the Start of the Third American Revolution: The National and One Local Women’s Marches

Welcome to the Start of the Third American Revolution: The National and One Local Women’s Marches

(Santa Rosa, California) The first American Revolution was lead by white men. They defeated the powerful British Empire and gained our independence in the 18th century. The people won. The second American Revolution, the Civil War, abolished slavery. It was inspired by leaders such as Sojourner Truth and Abraham Lincoln, in the middle of the […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

  I no longer feel as safe as I used to. How about you? Do you think that the worlds in which you live are becoming more dangerous? What threats might you perceive? What could enhance your safety? What do you, dear reader, do when you don’t feel safe? Reach out to friends? Or do […]

Krymea: River of Blood

Krymea: River of Blood

Now on shelves, our first print release. Before the information age, it was possible to grow up believing in fairy tales rich in the promise of the American Dream, liberty and justice for all, with It’s A Small World After All our mantra and Aquarius as our anthem. We reeled from the assaults on our […]

Standing Rock Benefit Draws Hundred to the Grange

Standing Rock Benefit Draws Hundred to the Grange

(Sebastopol, California) An inspiring Standing Rock benefit to support Native Americans and others seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) happened Nov. 6 from early in the afternoon to past 10 p.m. at the Sebastopol Grange in Northern California. A steady stream of animated folks of all ages coming and going was estimated to […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Interview of Filmmaker Walter Shaw On The Unknowns

Interview of Filmmaker Walter Shaw On The Unknowns

Author Lillian Taylor interviews reformed notorious jewel thief turned filmmaker Walter Shaw on this latest film, The Unknowns. Focusing of themes around rising from adversity, Shaw shares with Taylor the story of his now famous inventor father, Walter L. Shaw’s, lifelong challenges, the struggles around making a film, and what inspired him to tell the […]

By February 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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