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 Petition to Preserve Rural Sonoma County from more Winery Events MikeH
Barry's Picks Planning comm. meeting re 5G close proximity long wave radiation inundation of Sebastopol luke32
 300 million dollar housing bond tommy
 computer repair Shepherd
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 Health: Wellness Fair at Sebastopol Farmers Market Varda
 Class: Shamanic Journey Circle Katrina Leathers
 Spiritual: Connection Jam - The Heart of Connection Debra Giusti
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Re: Petition to Preserve Rural Sonoma County from more Winery Events
From: O.W.     
Posted: April 24, 2018, 11:45 am
Yes Kane, besides noise pollution, sucking up unlimited water from OUR aquifers and poisoning us, the county has admitted they are allowing the wine industry to write their own rules. What people are not that aware of the rising toll on our children's health and ours as well as the phony "Sustainable Sonoma" signs appear everywhere including the worse offenders of pesticides banned around the world are used here freely. So while you ponder the noise pollution take a look at a local doctor's report on health "pollution".

Since this article has been published everywhere but the Press Democrat, people have been coming forward with horror stories of their children with weird cancers and adult clusters as well.

County Health Concerns Should Be Call to Action
By Laura Morgan, MD and Padi Selwyn

Recent news that Sonoma County’s overall health ranking has fallen to No. 7 in the state, down two places from last year in a state-wide health survey, should concern us all. More alarming was the Sonoma County Department of Health Services’ January 2018 report noting that our childhood cancer rate is the 4th highest in California and that cancer is the leading cause of death in all age groups. *

According to the Sonoma County Summary Measures of Health, from 2013-2015, cancer was the leading cause of death in all age groups.

Out of 58 California counties, Sonoma County ranks 22nd in age-adjusted cancer death rates ( According to the California Cancer Registry, as of October 2016, we ranked 13th among the other California counties in age-adjusted cancer incidence.

Pesticides and Cancer

Could there be a connection between the increasing use of pesticides in Sonoma County, and our increasing rates of cancer since studies have linked pesticide exposure and various cancers?

In 2015, nearly three million pounds of pesticides (2,839,007 million pounds to be exact) were applied in Sonoma County--97% of it on wine grapes. Of those pesticides, 10,633 pounds applied to 41,412 acres were toxic or lethal to bees and birds; 47,855 pounds applied to 14,275 acres were possible/probable human carcinogens and 9,025 pounds over 7,004 acres were toxic to brain development and function (California Department of Pesticide Regulation).

Glyphosate (Round-Up), a probable carcinogen according to the UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer and Cal-EPA 2015, is widely applied throughout our county's vineyards. In 2014, almost 77,000 pounds were applied to 48,137 acres of wine grapes in Sonoma County (Sonoma Index-Tribune, May 23, 2016).

Banned Pesticides Used Locally

Bee and bird-toxic pesticides currently banned in Europe are being used in vineyards from Sebastopol to Geyserville and Healdsburg. Probable carcinogens are being applied from South Sebastopol in a wide swath north to Cloverdale and east to Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Geyserville and Cloverdale.

Mancozeb, an old-fashioned fungicide that has been largely phased-out in California because of carcinogenic and human developmental toxic effects, is still used in quantity here. Sonoma County applies 66% of all the Mancozeb used in California. Its use is concentrated from Northwest Sebastopol through Forestville to the Russian River and in an area just south of Healdsburg (see the website Organic Wines Uncorked-"Sonoma Gets Its (Toxics) Close-Up: What's on those vines?" by Pam Strayer).

Of the 10 companies using Mancozeb, three of the heaviest users are "Certified Sustainable". "Sustainability", as defined by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, does not address pesticide use and does not mean "organic".

Children Most Vulnerable

Pre-natal and early childhood pesticide exposures are especially significant because of the vulnerability of growing children and their contact with dust through ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. Children of agricultural workers have higher pesticide metabolites in their urine, associated with an increased risk of developing lung diseases, leukemia, lowered IQ and behavioral problems such as attention deficit disorder. Historically, children of farmworkers have had the highest risk of developing these conditions in multiple studies. (Eskenazi et al, Environmental Research, 2014).

Because of the known pesticide risks to human populations, especially to children, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation was created by our state legislature and requires that every county report types and amounts of pesticides used through their County Department of Agriculture Permit Program. This information is then made available to the general public at their website,

Now that the data is in, it’s time for all of us to re-think the use of poisons in our homes, farms and vineyards. Pesticides are defined as any chemical used to kill any life-form, from rodents and insects to plants and fungi. They have long been suspected, now concluded to have significant adverse effects on human health (Cal-EPA).

What are we waiting for?

Laura Morgan, MD, is a family physician practicing in West County who was educated at Sonoma State, UC Berkeley, UCSF and Sonoma County Community Hospital. She has a long-term commitment to the health of residents and the environment.
Padi Selwyn is co-founder of Preserve Rural Sonoma County, a businesswoman, author, and 45-year resident of Sonoma County.
* State data from 2010 and 2014 shows our childhood cancer rate was the 4th highest in California (

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I'm also sick and tired of Heavy Ag Machinery running overnight here around the Freestone Valley....

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Look at the jugs on them,

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I have been kept awake by one of those vineyard fans. It was below freezing for several mornings recently and they turn on the defrosting vineyard fan. Very noisy. It's like a helicopter going around overhead. The fan is not even close to me, but it sounds like it is. If I wake up at 5 AM, can't go back to sleep and miss out on an hour and a half of sleep before going to work.

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... and another view of the effects of EMF from the World Health Organization (see page 2), quoted in part here:

"Conclusions from scientific researchIn the area of biological effects and medical applications of non-ionizing radiation approximately 25,000 articles have been published over the past 30 years. Despite the feeling of some people that more research needs to be done, scientific knowledge in this area is now more extensive than for most chemicals. Based on a recent in-depth review of the scientific literature, the WHO concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields. However, some gaps in knowledge about biological effects exist and need further research.

Effects on general health

Some members of the public have attributed a diffuse collection of symptoms to low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields at home. Reported symptoms include headaches, anxiety, suicide and depression, nausea, fatigue and loss of libido. To date, scientific evidence does not support a link between these symptoms and exposure to electromagnetic fields. At least some of these health problems may be caused by noise or other factors in the environment, or by anxiety related to the presence of new technologies.

{ The link above sometimes doesn't work, but I have found the above text on the WHO website. -Barry
Re: 300 million dollar housing bond
From: tommy  Supporting member  
Posted: April 24, 2018, 6:03 pm
For what it's worth... I called Vineyard Creek Apt. They do have 232 units, however only 20 units are "affordable". The mgr said all 20 units are occupied, & the waiting list is "closed". The rent is regulated by the city or county. For instance, in the County, the rent on an "Affordable" 2 bedroom apt $991 to 1190 depending on the category of unit. The rent is further reduced by approx $60 utility credit. There are limits to the income you can have to quality.

& to Jbox who stated: "I doubt this bond will do anything to prevent any of the things you mention. What is needed is to pay people who work for a living a living wage, increase taxes on the rich, and support Planned Parenthood"...

Housing responds to supply & demand - a basic law of economics. If demand outstrips supply, the price will increase. All comments that I've read about the housing crisis, state that we need to build more housing. That's the reason for the $300M bond.

Kick holes in it, say we need all these other things... regardless, making housing more affordable with some govt funding is a good thing that has wide agreement. It's not the revolution, or overthrow of the tyrants... but you'll sure be happy if you get one of those affordable apartments!

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Here is the link to the master list of so-called affordable apartments in Sonoma County; ...

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Re: computer repair
From: Vanissar  Supporting Member  
Posted: April 24, 2018, 10:07 pm
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Hi, I am looking for a reasonably priced computer repair person ...
West County Tech on Hills Circle is generous, thorough and competent. He saw me quickly, took my crisis seriously, diagnosed and fixed the problem within a couple of hours.
Re: computer repair
From: Shepherd  Supporting Member  
Posted: April 25, 2018, 4:10 am
For people on a MAC, I highly recommend Mark Wiley. He has been my technician for two decades and still does house calls. Mark can be reached at [email protected] and 707-543-6432.
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    From Earth to Moon and Back Again: Stories from "Lunar Analog Studies"

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    Meditation: Karma

    8297 Old Redwood Hwy Cotati,

    A four week mediation class on Karma. Have you ever wanted to learn more about Karma? Do you know how Karma truly work? How do we create Karma? How do we heal, burn off, clear and/or negate Karma?...
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    Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St, Sebastopol

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    Gurdjieff and the Evolution of the Fourth Way

    Many Rivers Books; 130 s main street suite 101, Sebastopol

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Health: Wellness Fair at Sebastopol Farmers Market
From: Varda     
Posted: April 24, 2018, 10:14 am

Sunday, April 29th; 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where Sebastopol Plaza
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Hello Wacco community,

Am delighted and excited to invite you to another amazing Wellness Fair with your favorite Sebastopol Farmers Market, this coming Sunday 4/29 on the Town Plaza (across from wholeFood) same hours as the market (9-2).

Join over 20 dedicated and passionate alternative wellness practitioners and vendors for info and education, hands-on healing mini sessions, products, networking, and your local progressive community.

Some of the many interesting modalities and attractions awaiting you at the fair:
  • variety of bodywork to relieve pain, stress and deeply relax,
  • allergy testing,
  • Meridian Tapping/EFT,
  • Jin Shin Do Acupressure,
  • Brainspotting (trauma healing),
  • Medical Chi Gung,
  • nutritional counseling,
  • Internal Family Systems accessing the abandoned, frightened, confused aspects of our psyche,
  • Salad Master demo of cooking equipment and raw food samples,
  • Reiki healing,
  • solar energy solutions,
  • preventive eye care against the damaging rays of the sun, computer screens and more,
  • detoxing our homes,
  • hypnotherapy,
  • life coaching,
  • essential oils body and emotional therapy,
  • life and wellness coaching,
  • flower essences,
  • Vedic Astrology,
  • botanical and herbals,
  • more!.

Our special guest this time is Barbara Mosley, RN who got very sick 11 years ago with Viral Pericarditis and the prescription drugs she got had horrible side effects, so she looked for more holistic solutions, found healing herbs and created an anti viral tea that made her condition go away and kept her well since! she will be offering free blood pressure testing and samples of her anti viral tea, that will be available for purchase too.

Don’t miss this amazing healing event and fun with your great local holistic practitioners and progressive community!

For more info pls email [email protected]
Class: Shamanic Journey Circle
From: Katrina Leathers  Supporting Member  
Posted: April 24, 2018, 12:39 pm

May 3 - June 21st; 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where Petaluma
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With Katrina Leathers, MA

Shamanic techniques have been practiced around the world for millennia, as a way to connect to the invisible forces of our world, to the Divine Mystery, however we name it. Whatever your spiritual orientation, the shamanic journey is a means to directly commune with the spiritual realm, a powerful source of teaching, guidance, and healing.

In this group, using universal shamanic techniques, you will be guided into journeys to meet your spirit teachers and helpers and develop lasting relationships with them. You will also be given “homework” to do between sessions, if you wish, to deepen your shamanic work.

With only the help of drum or rattles, and an experienced leader, you can develop a powerful practice of regular communion with the power and wisdom of the spirit realm.

Thursdays 6:00 to 8:00, starting in May
Five sessions, every other week
Group limited to 5 people

In downtown Petaluma
Sliding fee may be available
Spiritual: Connection Jam - The Heart of Connection
From: Debra Giusti  Supporting Member  
Posted: April 24, 2018, 1:25 pm

Sunday, May 6th; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where Sebastopol
Cost $15
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It’s so easy to feel disconnected: we spend so much time staring at screens, and the news tends to either have us running for cover, or we may find ourselves triggered and argumentative, even if we care about them or have very similar beliefs.

Whether you want romantic or business connections - or simply better friendships - connection is an art. And it's accessible to all of us.

Connection Jams are guided processes, in a safe and fun space, where participants learn skills to connect both with themselves more deeply and then with others. It contains embodied practices and movement, heart-centered dialogue, and relating authentically. You will learn a holistic framework for connection that you can bring to both your relationships and to your daily life.

In this very participatory, safe and fun experience, The Heart of Connection, you will:

• Learn how to not lose yourself in connection (whether in a relationship or with a large group of people)
• Move your body, and connect authentically with others through dialogue (note: this is not a space for sexualized touch, and it's also not contact improv)
• Get tangible ways to deepen any connection in your life (be it with your partner, friends, family or work)

• Both singles and couples (this is not a dating event)
• People who are interested in personal and spiritual growth - and who value authenticity
• All who enjoy movement, depth, and play

Expect a caring, safe space... to move... and to have fun... and to make great new connections who see you for who you are. You'll walk away feeling safe, energized, and renewed... and perhaps surprised at how easy connection can be, even if you've never met the other people there before.

Dress for movement (dance, yoga, etc.), and bring a water bottle.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA, the creator of Connection Jams, has been leading workshops and coaching for over 20 years. He has coached and taught workshops to thousands, focusing on self-expression, public speaking, personal growth and "the performance of your life." The founder of WholeSpeak, LLC, he spends his time teaching how to show up in life and on stage with authenticity, power, and dynamic presence, and has a mission to help our world heal the wounds of disconnection. Jonathan is also a professional theatre director, actor and writer, and holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance and a Master's in Performance Studies and Speech Communication. Learn more at, or access his free course on speaking with authenticity, power and presence:

***Event Likely To Sell Out - PreSale Tickets Encouraged***
***Address will be given upon RSVP to [email protected]***
***$20 Tickets At The Door***

Saturday, April 28th; 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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“Purple acted as assistant and accounting support for my elderly cousin for a number of years through his transition from independent to assisted living to nursing care and end of life. Throughout she was totally empathetic, attentive, careful, honest and diplomatic in dealing with all aspects of paperwork, medical appointments, admin interactions, and much more. She was ablle to respond when needed even when off duty and continues to help me as Executor with the estate. I would be happy to provide a live reference if you email me at [email protected] Paul Elias”

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Come tour our cooperative housing created by members and governed by concensus. We have 30 member households and enjoy sharing CoHousing with you as we tour, munch and answer questions.

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Hi, I have a Chest/bench (Or might make a good toybox) $12 or best offer. It measures approximately 4 feet long by 20 inches wide by 20 inches high. Sturdy wood. It is pictured outside, but it has been inside until the last day or so. Unfortunately, I can’t help with lifting or moving.

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Free: (6) Wicker Rattan Holders for Paper Plates
From: scottymuira     
Posted: April 24, 2018, 8:23 pm
These are older and better quality than the new ones. Good condition. Holds paper plates up to 9”. Forestville location: Scenic Dr. above River Rd.
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Beautiful, unfurnished bedroom plus living room in a two bedroom one bathroom house in the country, five minutes from Oliver's and downtown Cotati, very close to 101 southbound access, 20 mins from Santa Rosa.

Share with a 34 year old woman and her shy cat (no other pets, please). I keep to myself and prefer quiet in my home. It's alright if you are a homebody as well, and occasional guests are welcome but I don't want a lot of people coming over or tv/music playing all day.

Rent includes utilities- wifi, water/garbage, PGE and once a month deep cleaning of the kitchen and bathroom. Rent could be adjusted if you want to do that cleaning. Available through October, but an earlier move out would be fine.
Offered: Studio on 7 acres in south Sebastopol -  $1200.00
From: Seratonin      Posted: April 25, 2018, 7:25 am
Charming studio available at the end of May. Photos upon request.
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Re: Best in Political Humor - April 2018
From: Barry  Founder & Moderator  
Posted: April 24, 2018, 9:52 am

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Re: Poem for the day from Larry Robinson
From: Larry Robinson  WaccoBB Poet Laureate  
Posted: April 25, 2018, 6:32 am
The Carmel River

The Carmel is a lovely little river.
It isn’t very long
but in its course
it has everything a river should have.

It rises in the mountains,
and tumbles down a while,
runs through shallows,
is dammed to make a lake,

spills over the dam, crackles among round boulders,
wanders lazily under sycamores,
spills into pools where trout live,
drops in against banks where crayfish live.

In the winter it becomes a torrent,
a mean little fierce river,
and in the summer it is a place for children to wade in
and for fishermen to wander in.

Frogs blink from its banks
and the deep ferns grow beside it.

Deer and foxes come to drink from it,
secretly in the morning and evening,
and now and then a mountain lion
crouched flat laps its water.

The farms of the rich little valley
back up to the river
and take its water
for the orchards and the vegetables.

The quail call beside it
and the wild doves
come whistling in at dusk.
Raccoons pace its edges looking for frogs.

It’s everything a river should be.

- John Steinbeck
(From “Cannery Row”)

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