Tag: California

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 →
California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

(Sonoma County, California) Sonoma County Winegrowers bought an expensive, full-page, color ad, using tax dollars, in the July 12 daily Santa Rosa Press Democratand in various weeklies, such as the North Bay Bohemian and Sonoma West. The ad ignited a firestorm of protest with angry letters to editors and online comments from the community storming […]

Water or Wine? California’s Drought & Water Competition

Water or Wine? California’s Drought & Water Competition

Water or Wine? California’s Drought & Water Competition (Sonoma County, Northern California) “California Puts Mandatory Curbs on Water Use” reports the April 2 New York Times long article at the top of the front-page. “Steps to Confront Record-Setting Drought,” the sub-headline reads. The article describes Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order—California’s first time restricting water use. A […]

Who is Michael Pitluk?

Who is Michael Pitluk?

    Producer of pop/dance music and owner of Azafran Music,Michael Pitluk  is worth checking out. Hi there. How are you this week? I just recovered from flu and I am back to work. But blogging is my energizer. It is my battery that I think as long as I maintain it, it’s going to […]

Dancing with Death at Death Cafes

Dancing with Death at Death Cafes

 “I have an appointment with death this evening,” I explained, smiling to friends upon leaving them. Their startled faces revealed feelings such as fear and a lack of understanding. While living in Mexico, their Day of the Dead became my favorite holiday. I especially liked celebrating it in traditional villages, like Tepotzlan. The whole town […]

By February 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Paul Hobbs Wine Empire Strikes Back

The Paul Hobbs Wine Empire Strikes Back

(Sonoma County, California) The Watertrough Children’s Alliance (WCA)–mainly mothers with students at schools near where yet another apple orchard is being converted into a chemical vineyard–filed a lawsuit on the afternoon of November 25 against the Paul Hobbs Winery. The next day Hobbs struck back with a press release, promising he “will aggressively fight.” Hobbs […]

Chase bank adding insult to injury… STILL!!!!

Chase bank adding insult to injury… STILL!!!!

  As if being partially responsible for crashing the American economy wasn’t enough…Chase is at it again.  Their greed is boundless and they happily profit from human suffering.  Not many people know that Chase funded Enron, the company that committed fraud in the energy market and caused the rolling blackouts and enormous energy costs in […]

By December 29, 2012 10 Comments Read More →
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