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 Gentrification dooms a Neighborhood Star Man
 Use of chemicals confirmed at strawberry stand ChefJayTay
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Gentrification dooms a Neighborhood
From: Star Man     
Posted: June 16, 2018, 11:29 am
Gentrification dooms a Neighborhood
by John Omaha


What I will miss most is the children. Babies in carriers, ten year old girls coming from soccer games with their “besties,” boys in baseball uniforms. That's what Carmen's Burger Bar has meant to me. A neighborhood restaurant serving families. The bar defined the smallish adults' space. The large dining area opened up with tables and a high ceiling where families assembled. Older folks came in. A covered porch in front provided al fresco dining. Carmen's Burger Bar served the families of the Proctor Terrace area. It has been—and will be until June 30—a place where families could gather and order excellent hamburgers, an assortment of Mexican food, milkshakes, beer, wine, and Margaritas for a reasonable price. Carmen's Burger Bar was a focal point for the neighborhood. All that will change after June 30 when the Stark's juggernaut displaces Carmen's, replacing it with a new iteration of the upscale Willi's Wine Bar that burned down in the October fires.

The Stark empire comprises four upscale Sonoma County restaurants metastasizing from Stark's Steakhouse. Willi's Wine Bar was located on Old Redwood Highway north of town. None could remotely be classified as a neighborhood restaurant. I have never seen a kid in a sports uniform in any of them. I have eaten alone in all of them paying at least $100 for food and wine. Hardly a family friendly venue.

Proctor Terrace organizes a warren of streets around a small shopping center featuring the Pacific Market and Carmen's, brooded over by the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. The new Willi's Wine Bar will not be a place to take your kids after a tough game or to socialize with the parents of the kids' teammates. Not a place to watch the Giants on one of Carmen's two TV sets or to feed a family of four for $50. Willi's attracted crowds of Mercedes-driving young, college-educated well-paid professionals who could afford the steep prices. If they had children, they'd left them with a sitter.

I will miss the children, the families and the feeling of neighborhood.


I submitted this essay to the Open Mic section of The Bohemian. Star Man

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Re: Use of chemicals confirmed at strawberry stand - Still true?
From: rekarp     
Posted: June 16, 2018, 5:14 pm
What do you think they need to enforce in this case? Growers are allowed to use pesticides.

Quote ChefJayTay wrote: View Post
Our local AG department is more interested in collecting fees than actually enforcing anything. I doubt anything will happen unless a public stink is made about it.

Do they actually grow anything on that property?
Quote rekarp wrote: View Post
What do you think they need to enforce in this case? Growers are allowed to use pesticides.
As far as roundup? nothing.
As for having a strawberry stand on a property that is not producing the strawberries being sold (or the eggs or other fruit/veg that finds it's way there)... There absolutely is an issue. Even if they are being grown across town.
Re: Use of chemicals confirmed at strawberry stand - Still true?
From: Shandi     
Posted: June 16, 2018, 6:52 pm
Why is it an issue? I've seen many fruit stands that aren't on the property the fruit was grown on, alongside the road, in Farmer's Markets and so on. There must not be a law that says you can't sell fruit from a stand on a property that wasn't where the fruit was grown. Can you explain more about this, so we learn about these illegal operations, and boycott/expose them?

Quote ChefJayTay wrote: View Post
As far as roundup? nothing.
As for having a strawberry stand on a property that is not producing the strawberries being sold (or the eggs or other fruit/veg that finds it's way there)... There absolutely is an issue. Even if they are being grown across town.
Re: Use of chemicals confirmed at strawberry stand
From: Shandi     
Posted: June 16, 2018, 6:56 pm
" no evidence of pesticide use reports having been submitted to our office for pesticide applications"

Does this prove that no pesticides are used?

Quote Laguna Farm wrote: View Post
After hearing about the spraying on Hwy 12, many have asked me about the strawberry stand on Stoney Point Rd. Here is what we learned. We at Laguna Farm believe you have a right to know how your food is grown. Knowledge is power.


I have reviewed the records request that you sent to our office regarding the following property:
735 Stony Point Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952
APN: 113-140-045

According to our records there is no evidence of pesticide use reports having been submitted to our office for pesticide applications. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you. ColleenBoe

Department of Agriculture
133 Aviation Blvd., Ste. 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-2371
Re: Use of chemicals confirmed at strawberry stand
From: karenm97     
Posted: June 16, 2018, 10:48 pm
I did a google search and found that one can have a farmstand on a property the farmer owns or leases, so it doesn't have to be the site where the stuff was grown:

http://www.sonoma-county.org/prmd/do...ts/pjr-115.pdf

you're welcome
Re: Use of chemicals confirmed at strawberry stand - Still true?
From: karenm97     
Posted: June 16, 2018, 10:52 pm
There are laws. They can also be searched using your browser (pesticide application law sonoma county for example) and you can find an article about why, as well as links to the laws.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifesty...nforce-roundup

I once looked at an Organic property that was available for lease and found a Roundup bottle on the site (of course it is possible it wasn't used on a growing area). So not all use is reported...

Quote rekarp wrote: View Post
What do you think they need to enforce in this case? Growers are allowed to use pesticides.
Re: Use of chemicals confirmed at strawberry stand - Still true?
From: MoonMata     
Posted: June 16, 2018, 11:41 pm
Quote ChefJayTay wrote: View Post
Our local AG department is more interested in collecting fees than actually enforcing anything. I doubt anything will happen unless a public stink is made about it.

Do they actually grow anything on that property?
Mr Lao rotates his crops and fields. He has a large field in back of the house on which this year's berries are being grown. In the front field, one is fallow, the other has been planted and will have veggies later in the season.

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Mr Lao's staff also lied about their products directly to the press democrat.
There are things that deserve a second chance... businesses that lie about their products don't fall into that category.

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From: Sebastopol Regional Library     
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Fathers' Day
From: Star Man     
Posted: June 16, 2018, 11:00 am
Dear Wacco Friends. I'm having difficulty sitting with my feelings as Fathers' Day approaches tomorrow. I wrote this piece this morning, and I am just not willing to sit on it or feel unworthy of publishing it. Star Man



Fathers' Day
Robert Wordsmith had four children. Much of the world does not know that fact. His daughter was the eldest but she was killed in a car crash 17 years ago. On Fathers' Day, Wordsmith hopes his boys will contact him or better yet invite him out for brunch. Wordsmith has entertained his boys on their birthdays many times. One of his sons did send a card for Fathers' Day this year, but he and Wordsmith have been having relationship problems and Wordsmith probably correctly surmised that his son sent a card in lieu of inviting his father out for brunch. Wordsmith's daughter would certainly have planned an event to celebrate the day. She was like that. Wordsmith was well aware of the poor quality of parenting he provided to his children. His daughter received the best parenting of the four and the quality of Wordsmith's fathering declined through the years and that decline was matched by the expanding dysfunction in each of the boy's lives. His youngest son was a heroin addict, unemployed, isolated, broken. Wordsmith took responsibility and made amends as best as he could but the damage was already done. Wordsmith himself had a very challenging childhood. Wordsmith changed his name from the surname he inherited from his father in an attempt to distance himself from the wounding. He could not. He became a writer and bought years of psychotherapy but the lessons of childhood were ingrained, programmed into his unconscious and those lessons hijacked his awareness day in and day out creating the depression that was ruining his life. Wordsmith did not feel happy much of the time. He could say his cue word, “Happy,” and elicit the sensations of happiness but his unconscious was programmed for unhappiness and he was never able to repair that damage. Wordsmith was not a quitter so he was unlikely to commit suicide, but he certainly thought about it. He had spiritual beliefs that militated against killing himself. In the grand scheme of Mystery it was not Wordsmith's decision. So, Wordsmith sat in his lonely apartment by himself hoping one of his children would show up unexpectedly and take him to brunch or dinner. He loved his children. He understood that he was self-absorbed in their formative years and so he was not surprised that they were too self-absorbed to think that he was lonely and felt neglected. He could not send his reflections to his children because they would blame him for his loneliness.

Thanks for reading. It helps to get out of myself through publishing my personal travails. Star Man

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Re: Poem for the day from Larry Robinson
From: Larry Robinson  WaccoBB Poet Laureate  
Posted: June 17, 2018, 6:56 am
Father and Son


I needed you to be a god.
to rescue me
from yourself.
I needed you to be larger
than a glass of scotch.
to leap out from the depression.
to look me in the eye
and see me.


Instead you were not a god.
You loved me in a human way.
Stumbled and slurred your words of apology.
And my adolescence was cast adrift.


We grew apart.
You in deeper withdrawal.
Me in increasing bitterness.
‘Till all we had was
“How’s the weather?” and the next cute grandchild story.


Over time, my life arced back towards you
just as you body wore out.
Finally, it was your return to childhood
that brought me to adulthood.


You left too soon
or I arrived too late.


Sometimes the final goodbye
Contains every hello that did not happen.


- Jose Enciso

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