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 City Proposes Pine Grove Square development to replace parking lot by Hopmonk Barry
 Zoning Board freezes commercial development in Freestone O.W.
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If we are to "buy local" how do you propose for us to do that if we eliminate parking for downtown and replace with housing (with only 20% low income). Unless we live downtown, we need to drive into town to access the businesses. Where would we park? The parking places in town, including the lots, are usually full as it is. Do we want a bedroom community instead of a balanced community with homes and businesses and trees?
Quote tommy wrote: View Post
This is a great idea! Yeah for housing over parking! ...

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Re: City Proposes Pine Grove Square development to replace parking lot by Hopmonk
From: Barry  Founder & Moderator  
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:16 am
Quote Norbu wrote: View Post
... It's laughable to think that Hopmonk would be willing to sell off it's parking lot to this development, as proposed. ...
Hopmonk doesn't own the large parking lot. The City does. Hopmonk only owns the small triangular lot near it's entrance.

I think the City's thinking is that the displaced parking spaces can mostly be made up for by the new general purpose lot next to CVS across the street, coupled with a projection of decreased parking demand is ride hailing (Uber, etc) grows in popularity, especially once autonomous vehicles show up.
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Re: Zoning Board freezes commercial development in Freestone
From: O.W.     
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:52 pm
Eric Konigshoffer really got on this and pointed out all the incongruities of this project and the zoning. Eric K has a website with alot of information on the particulars: http://djmalloc.com Maybe this will stop the scale Webley wants but in this country special interests/money seem to get their way. We all need to stay alert on this project. Thank you for posting.

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Those of us who work in groups such as Wine & Water Watch (www.winewaterwatch.org) and Preserve Rural Sonoma County just won a major victory. The Zoning Board has frozen commercial development in Freestone. At least 17 residents testified, especially against the development of yet another huge winery. They spoke about the importance of saving the coastal and rural areas.

Shepherd


Sonoma County zoning board backs freeze on Freestone commercial development
MARY CALLAHAN
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | May 19
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Dreams and Dems: A Tale of Newcomers at the California Democratic Convention (Part 1)
From: Valet Posting Service  WaccoBB Valet Posting Service  
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:55 pm
Dreams and Dems: A Tale of Newcomers at the California Democratic Convention (Part 1)

Carey Wheaton
May 23, 2017

My husband Jim and I returned last Sunday night from our first Democratic Party state convention in Sacramento, our psyches still pulsating with the thrill of it, barely disembarked from the wild roller-coaster ride of a contested election for party chair, so controversial that results are under audit to validate a 60-plus vote difference between two candidates.

We are long-term hosts of phone banks at our home for many Democrats and especially for Bernie Sanders, but we are new to party politics. After the drama of the primary and devastation of the November election, we thought Dems must do better.

Realizing it was no longer enough to just discuss, we decided to join up. I was inspired by the Vermont senator’s crusade for the nomination as well as by my dad, a union man, a Social Democrat and advocate of single payer health care, who died shortly after the election at age 99 1/2.

Trump’s win seemed to knock the last wind out of his sails. I told him not to worry; promised him we'd fight hard for our democracy and we’d survive this.

Jim and I ran on a slate of seasoned activists from Marin and Sonoma counties, and were voted in as Assembly District 10 delegates on a stormy and rainy Sunday in January. We were evidently part of a wave of new California progressives: the #DemEnter response to #DemExit.

We attended along with veterans of Democratic Party politics in the West County like Lynn Hamilton, former mayor of Sebastopol; Don Frank, longtime treasurer of the Sonoma County Democratic Party, and social justice activist Alice Chan.

The primary duty of delegates is attending state conventions and caucuses, voting on party leadership, resolutions and the platform. It may sound dry, but it was thrilling.

Some highlights:

1. We had our first experience lobbying our state senator’s and assemblyman’s offices in the beautiful Capitol building as part of an organized day of lobbying for Single Payer Health Care Senate Bill 562 with allies from the California Nurses Association, Progressive Democrats of America and other groups. Our reps’ offices are open and friendly!

2. In a stroke of luck, I was invited to be part of a small circle of Bernie people meeting with new national chair, Tom Perez. He was a respectful and compassionate listener, despite some rough moments. He was asked for more transparency, support for universal health care, and candidates that speak to the hearts and minds of Americans.

3. We found ourselves not only meeting State Sen. Mike McGuire and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, but also having conversations about universal health care and a fracking ban. Meeting your elected reps really brings political narrative to life. These men are no longer two-dimensional figures for us, but human beings, and caring ones.

4. Countless inspiring speeches espoused ethics and just causes we deeply believe in. In every area but the chair race, thousands cheered. We heard a passionate speech from our U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (much discussed as a presidential contender some day) about the resistance, civil rights, immigrant rights and more that melted skeptics. We learned about Josh Newman, the first Democratic state senator from Orange County in years. (If the recall effort against him succeeds, he should go into standup comedy, but we hope it won’t!)

Next week: The effect on the Democratic Party’s future of the nail-biting race for chair and the passage of resolutions that matter.

Carey Caccavo Wheaton is an Assembly District 10 delegate from Sebastopol.

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Re: Enforce the Smart Meter Ban in Sebastopol
From: arthunter     
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:49 pm
Quite a list of signatories here...
https://www.emfscientist.org/index.p...ientist-appeal

And a page of research:
http://www.saferemr.com/2015/09/rece...fects.html?m=1
Re: Enforce the Smart Meter Ban in Sebastopol
From: Sasu     
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:10 pm
This is a ppt from the California Dept of Public Health from 2009- before smart meters were deployed. Note the science known- EMF linked to leukemia and brain tumors, children more vulnerable...
http://ehib.org/cehtp/cehtp.org/emf/...H_10_26_09.pdf

A Range of Reasons for Precaution
Raymond Richard Neutra MD DrPH

(2)Wrong Question for a Health Officer to Answer

• Are all scientists virtually certain that there is some health risk from transmission lines, cell phones, cordless phones and cell base stations?

(3)Right Questions

“How certain must we be of how much ill-health from cell phones, cordless phones and base stations before we would opt for cheap or expensive protection? “
What precautionary options are available?

Re: Enforce the Smart Meter Ban in Sebastopol
From: podfish  Supporting Member  
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:00 pm
Quote Sasu wrote: View Post
This is a ppt from the California Dept of Public Health from 2009- before smart meters were deployed. Note the science known- EMF linked to leukemia and brain tumors, children more vulnerable......

(3)Right Questions

“How certain must we be of how much ill-health from cell phones, cordless phones and base stations before we would opt for cheap or expensive protection? “
What precautionary options are available?
I agree with the identification of the 'right questions', but I'm confused why you think this supports your usual position. I read it exactly opposite. They express some concern, but not much. They do want further research, but don't seem to find anything that can be considered definitive. For example, here are many of the slides:

Breast Cancer Early Evidence
Epidemiologic studies largely negative None designed to test specific hypothesis Animal studies inconsistent German and US results inconsistent Several laboratories report effects in MCF-7 cells Effect seen only in certain type of cells ? relevance

Breast Cancer Well-designed residential and occupational studies with comprehensive exposure assessment found no indications of increased risk The weight of the evidence available today suggests that power frequency magnetic field exposure is not a risk factor for female breast cancer development

IARC and WHO Evaluation Extremely Low Frequencies (ELF) 2002, 2007

ELF magnetic fields classified as Group 2B “Possibly Carcinogenic” based on limited human data (epidemiologic studies) of childhood leukaemia. inadequate animal data. Other exposures and outcomes considered “inadequate to classify”

==== And the summary:

Interpretations for policy development
Not proven – no need for action Low/no cost PP based on childhood leukemia (Kheifets et al. 2005, WHO 2007) Enough evidence for 0.2 T limit according to Kundi et al. (2006) Extrapolation from tox leads to 10 T Limit (Valberg 2006) Other outcomes (adult leukemia, brain, breast cancer, ALS, miscarriage) need to be considered thus much larger expense justifiable under PP (Henshaw et al. 2007, Bioinitiative 2008)

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Re: Enforce the Smart Meter Ban in Sebastopol
From: Shandi     
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:23 pm
Not all scientists are unbiased, and many are paid hefty sums to come up with certain conclusions, like the religious "scientists" that have "proved" that the earth was created in 7 days. They have a vested interest in gathering more sheeples. And they're just one example...

Quote Trail_Goddess wrote: View Post
Absolutely give it a shot if you like! My point about scientific method is that without it we see the results as supporting what we believe because that's how we roll. Science is the best way humans have come up with to keep from fooling ourselves, and we are very prone to fooling ourselves! If what you believe is not true do you want to know? Then science is how to do that.
Re: Enforce the Smart Meter Ban in Sebastopol
From: Sasu     
Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:17 pm
Leeka Kheifets is a scientist hired by PG&E to say there's no problem. So the fact she expresses some concern, PRIOR to the smart meter roll-out is significant. Jack Sahl works for Southern California Edison (SCE). The CPUC has a no and low cost EMF program they ignored to deploy millions of watts of smart meters.

Quote podfish wrote: View Post
I agree with the identification of the 'right questions', but I'm confused why you think this supports your usual position...They express some concern, but not much. They do want further research, but don't seem to find anything that can be considered definitive.

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Re: Enforce the Smart Meter Ban in Sebastopol
From: Sieglinde     
Posted: May 27, 2017, 5:33 am
I would like to see epidemiological studies from areas that first did not have Smart meters and then after they were installed. I remember first hearing about them when I lived in another town and the main concern was privacy. (Indoor Marijuna grows?) but that was about 8 years ago and I don't know when they first started installing them. Remember each EMF exposure is different. Living under high tension lines is far different, for example, than a device that may not be constantly radiating radio frequency radiation.

Quote Sasu wrote: View Post
This is a ppt from the California Dept of Public Health from 2009- before smart meters were deployed. Note the science known- EMF linked to leukemia and brain tumors, children more vulnerable...
http://ehib.org/cehtp/cehtp.org/emf/...H_10_26_09.pdf
Re: Enforce the Smart Meter Ban in Sebastopol
From: Sieglinde     
Posted: May 27, 2017, 5:38 am
Scientists, who are competent, will publish results in juried scientific journals. To my knowledge, the creation scientists have never had an article approved for publication. These are peer reviewed articles. It would have to be quite a conspiracy to have a bunch of scientists game that system. BTW, my bias is that I have total contempt for conspiracy theories.

Quote Shandi wrote: View Post
Not all scientists are unbiased, and many are paid hefty sums to come up with certain conclusions,...

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Political: Indie Sebastopol--Fourth Sunday Salon
From: Valet Posting Service  WaccoBB Valet Posting Service  
Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:42 am
When: Sunday, May 28th; 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Hopmonk Tavern


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Where Hopmonk Tavern
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Indivisible Sebastopol is very excited to announce its first Salon, to be held the first Sunday of every month, starting this Sunday, May 28, from 5-7 pm, at the HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol (to the left of the firepit).

This will be your chance to meet some of our team, as well as fellow members of Indivisible Sebastopol, to get an idea of who we are, to vision who we want to become. A chance to brainstorm methods and solutions for overcoming apathy and fear, cynicism, polarization, collective shame.

HopMonk is not political, and has asked that we keep our tone nondivisive and not bring signs. This is not about venting our anger--it's about inclusion and synergy, sharing our image of our nation, shaping what we long for, and fulfilling what equitable governance could be.

A chance to make democracy fun.

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Meeting: US Veterans Meditation Group
From: Kisabel40s     
Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:17 am
When: Saturday, June 3rd; 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 990 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA


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Where 990 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA
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Dance/Movement: Authentic Movement Open Eve for Women
From: Lysa  Supporting Member  
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:09 pm
When: Monday, June 12th; 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
June 26 - August 28th; 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Blue Pearl Temple, W. Sebastopol


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Monday, June 12th; 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
June 26 - August 28th; 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where The Blue Pearl Temple, W. Sebastopol
Cost Sliding Scale $25 - $45, 20% off with pre-registration
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Come, dip in for just one evening or join a supportive and healing circle of women!

Authentic Movement ~ Open Evening
Monday June 12, 6:30 - 9 pm
For women - new and returning movers
Sliding Scale: $25 - $45
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Authentic Movement ~ Short Summer Series
2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:30 – 9 pm
By application, 8 women maximum
5 Sessions: June 26, July 10, 24, Aug 14, 28
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Authentic Movement & Body Tales: July 13 - 16
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Authentic Movement: Sept 1 - 4 (Labor Day Weekend)
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Music: Occidental Center for the Arts presents: Jayme Stones FolkLife
From: Occ Cntr for the Arts  Supporting Member  
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:38 pm
When: Saturday, June 3rd; 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Occidental Center for the Arts


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Re: Looking for chair massage
From: poetrytalks     
Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:16 pm
Location:  Sebastopol area
Quote WaterBird wrote: View Post
I am looking for good chair massage in the area. I have chronic neck and back strain from my job but cant afford a full massage on a regular basis. Any suggestions??
You can get an inexpensive massage by students at National Holistic Institute - Petaluma Teaching
1347 Redwood Way, Petaluma
www.nhi.edu/clinic/
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Re: Looking for chair massage
From: Shandi     
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:17 pm
Location:  Sebastopol area
Olivers Market in Cotati offers chair massages a couple of days a week, but I'm not sure of the days and times.
I think it's $1 a minute, which is about the same as a regular full body massage.
Need service repair on ventless gas heater Asap
From: santoshimatajaya     
Posted: May 27, 2017, 7:47 am
Location:  sebastopol
the ventless gas heater is not maintaining its pilot light

it was off most of the winter
tho had a new part in conjunction with the pilot light installed in the Fall

someone competent to work on this is needed asap

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From: Janice D      Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:25 pm
Have you seen this handsome, senior fella? His name is "Johnny." He's a 12 y/o, 13-pound, INDOOR/OUTDOOR, neutered male, domestic short-haired, all black cat w/ a long slinky body & tail, Siamese-shaped face (pointy nose & big ears), gold eyes, and a cyst on his neck.

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Posted: May 27, 2017, 8:46 am
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Re: Poem for the day from Larry Robinson
From: Larry Robinson  WaccoBB Poet Laureate  
Posted: May 27, 2017, 6:24 am
At 3 AM

The world is so quiet
The sun is still asleep
Stars are yawning
Stillness.....silence?

No –

Rivers rush
Earth quakes
Volcanoes spew
Tornadoes roar
Hurricanes flood
Drought cracks
The earth is not silent
The earth is not asleep
We are silent
We are not awake

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