Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013-04-23 Northbay UpRising morning show

Wake up and Rise Up, with the Northbay UpRising morning show! Broadcast courtesy of OzcatRadio.com, 89.5FM KZCT, out of Vallejo "the Gateway City to the Bay Area".
With a broad assortment of family-friendly neighborhood news from across the San Pablo bay area, including upcoming events, and positive & inspirational topics! With your hosts, Mis.D. & Dr.G., community reporters, Tuesdays, 6 to 9am

*Listen Live by clicking here*
Local Weather [wunderground.com/US/CA/Vallejo.html]
Listen to our other programs:
* Mothership Connection, Saturdays 5 to 5:30pm [mothershipradio.blogspot.com]
* Gathering of the Tribes, Thursdays 4 to 6pm [gatheringofthetribes.blogspot.com]
and, also on Ozcatradio.com
* Poetry Rising, Saturdays 5:30 to 6pm

Featured guest...
Carl P. of the "Sonoma County Solidarity Network"
, whose purpose is in defending low-income residents from inhumane evictions and workplace abuse.
[socosolidarity.net] [socosolidarity (@gmail.com] [707-595-0136]
50 protesters marched April 14th in defense of 100 low-income tenants who were and are being evicted from Hotel Petaluma.

They had a marching band, too!


And now, more good news...
Cat Rescue!

"Recovery Tips - Posters 5+5+55" from "Missing Pet Partnership" [http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/recovery-posters.php]:
Missing Pet Partnership has discovered a creative and highly effective tool for recovering lost pets with a method that we call the "FIVE + FIVE + FIFTY-FIVE RULE." Here's how it works. At any typical intersection, you only have five seconds and five words to get your message across to drivers who are passing through the area where your pet is missing. We have had success in recovering lost pets several weeks after they disappeared by helping people create posters using the following rules:
* Make them GIANT so that people driving by cannot miss them.
* Make them FLUORESCENT so that the color attracts the attention of everyone.
* Put them at major intersections near where you lost your pet (and in areas of sightings).
* Keep them BRIEF and to the point.
* Let them convey a VISUAL IMAGE of what you have lost.
This is how your final lost pet poster should look.

Left: You should make a flyer like this for each fluorescent poster board that you create.
Right: This is how you should create flyers to hand out to neighbors and post in public. (These flyers won't be used on the fluorescent poster boards.)



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2013-04-16 Northbay UpRising morning show

Wake up and Rise Up, with the Northbay UpRising morning show! Broadcast courtesy of OzcatRadio.com, 89.5FM KZCT, out of Vallejo "the Gateway City to the Bay Area".
With a broad assortment of family-friendly neighborhood news from across the San Pablo bay area, including upcoming events, and positive & inspirational topics! With your hosts, Mis.D. & Dr.G., community reporters, Tuesdays, 6 to 9am

*Listen Live by clicking here*
Local Weather [wunderground.com/US/CA/Vallejo.html]
Listen to our other programs:
* Mothership Connection, Saturdays 5 to 5:30pm [mothershipradio.blogspot.com]
* Gathering of the Tribes, Thursdays 4 to 6pm [gatheringofthetribes.blogspot.com]
and, also on Ozcatradio.com
* Poetry Rising, Saturdays 5:30 to 6pm

Featured artist...

Galen Tom with in an exhibit called "The Small World Among Us", a depiction series of a micro-human worker bee world which exists alongside our own reality [www.motilityphoto.com/TheSmallWorldAmongUs/The-Small-World-Among-Us/].
It is on display at St. Vinnie's Culture Club, 930 Marin Street, at the corner of Marin and Florida Streets, in the Vallejo Arts District. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30pm (or by appointment), with  locally produced and fair-trade coffee from Moschetti's coffee roasting company! [707-649-0996]




featuring an interview with...
Russell Faure-Brac, author of "Transition to Peace, a Defense Engineer’s Search for an Alternative to War" [transitiontopeace.com] [russ@transitiontopeace.com], who produces the "Transition to Peace" radio show (KWMR-FM), and is invited to speak on the subject of Peace to organizations across the USA. He is speaking April 16th, 7pm, on the subject of "World Peace and How to Get There", organized by the Unitarian Universalists at the "Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center" [55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA] [925-933-7850].
Growing up in San Mateo, California, Russell Faure-Brac earned a master's degree in Engineering Economics from Stanford University and found a position at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) as a weapons analyst. His job was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of various U.S. weapon systems during the Vietnam War. He developed serious misgivings about the validity of that war and began studying nonviolence at Joan Baez’s Institute for the Study of Nonviolence. He resigned his position at SRI, spent two years as a Vista Volunteer in rural Missouri and then returned to the Bay Area to begin a career as a consulting environmental engineer. After retirement, the events of 9/11 reawakened his interest in issues of war and peace. He revisited his earlier work and began ten years of research to formulate details of a more peaceful national security policy. That work led to a set of Peace Principles and Programs that could provide a viable alternative to war. His studies resulted in his latest book, published 2012, titled "Transition to Peace, a Defense Engineer’s Search for an Alternative to War".
* "Can the Defense Industry Convert?" [transitiontopeace.com/2012/03/14/can-the-defense-industry-convert].
* 1969 film “But What Do We Do?” documenting Russ’s decision to leave the defense industry. Filmed by sociologist Leonard Henny, it aired on NPR and was used as a teaching tool by professors in graduate ethics classes. Part 1 [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwdHxHPnQvM]. Part 2 [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-571jU9z38]


2013-04-20 NORTH BAY RATTLERS @ NOR CAL KNIGHTS
SATURDAY, 1 PM (MATINEE TIME)
RANCHO COTATE HIGH SCHOOL
  5450 SNYDER LANE, ROHNERT PARK, CA 94928
FEATURING: GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES, SNACK BAR, OUR VERY OWN RATTLER CHEERLEADER SQUAD
COSTS:
ADULTS $10 ($7 IF WEARING BLACK AND ORANGE)
  YOUTH 13-17 - $3, 12 AND UNDER - FREE
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK (WEEK 1)



2013-04-21 "Napa's Riverfront Chalk Festival"
Sunday, 10:00 am
500 Main St, Napa, CA
[http://napasriverfront.com/events/arts-in-april/] [916-747-1358] [jaills@augustineideas.com]
Brianna Brinlee of the Napa Patch online journal writes: In support of Napa’s Arts in April, Riverfront businesses and featured local artist Amy Gallaher Hall are hosting the first-ever Napa’s Riverfront Chalk Festival, April 21, 2013. Watch several local and student artists create works of art along the walkways from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is free and those attending are encouraged to begin their art walk at the Fourth Street overhang. Attendees may also choose to participate in creating works of art by pre-registering to reserve sidewalk space. Additionally,
students will design various chalk drawings on 4-feet by 8-feet MDO board, a chalk paintable surface made of plywood. All student chalk drawings will be for sale and on display throughout Napa’s Riverfront. Attendees and children can also purchase chalk sets to join in on the fun inside the Children’s Chalk Area. All art-booth proceeds go to New Tech High School.



Headlines

2013-04-11 "Radio Days Santa Rosa's oldest radio station returns to local ownership"
by Nicolas Grizzle from "Northbay Bohemian" [http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/radio-days/Content?oid=2418094]


Local groups present ‘G-Dog’ documentary; Viewings Wednesday in Napa, Thursday in AmCan
[http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/local-groups-present-g-dog-documentary/article_ae18cb5e-a3fa-11e2-a8a9-0019bb2963f4.html]:
“G-Dog,” a documentary about Father Greg Boyle, a priest who spent 25 years in East Los Angeles serving high-risk, former gang members, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the District Auditorium at the corner of Jefferson Street and Lincoln Avenue. The event is a program of the Napa Valley Film Festival.
Vintage High School’s LEGACY Youth Project, a peer program, is hosting the event, which includes a question-and-answer session with two people featured in the documentary.
Tickets are free for students with valid identification and for 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival patrons; $5 for adults.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Office said the first 100 adults will receive free tickets at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
The documentary will also be shown 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at American Canyon High School’s auditorium.


2013-04-08 "Chairman Fights for Federal Recognition: Restoring the Mishal-Wappo Tribe"
by William Rohrs from "the Oakleaf" newspaper of Sonoma Valley College [www.theoakleafnews.com/news/2013/04/08/chairman-fights-for-federal-recognition-restoring-the-mishal-wappo-tribe/]:
Chairman Scott Gabaldon of the Mishal-Wappo tribe of Alexander Valley visited Santa Rosa Junior College to help raise awareness of his upcoming court appearances to restore Native American status to his tribe as the Mishal-Wappo tribe lost its federal recognition in 1959 as part of the California Rancheria Act.
Gabaldon came to Newman Auditorium April 5 to educate SRJC students about the legal battle between the Mishal-Wappo and the State of California. Originally the Mishal-Wappo petitioned the federal government to return to them the 53 acres of land in Alexander Valley in addition to recognizing their Native American status. After continuous disputes with the counties regarding ownership of the land, the Mishal-Wappo dropped the land claim, only petitioning to restore the tribe’s status. “There is a fear that if the state returns the land to us, we’ll build a casino on top of it,” said Brenda Flyswithhawks, psychology professor at SRJC. “It’s a bad stereotype.”
The Mishal-Wappo tried every method of legislation to protect their cultural identity. Gabaldon said the tribe went to Congress with multiple claims that the tribe was unlawfully removed from tribal recognition, but the claims were dropped on the grounds that the Mishal-Wappo had no land claims. “Congress commissioned a historian to research our claim and instead he completely wrote us out of history,” Gabaldon said.
Gabaldon and the rest of the tribe plan to appear in court June 25 in San Jose to prove their existence both physically and legally. “The federal government says we don’t exist. But if a judge sees 300 people in the courtroom defending themselves, there’s no denying that we do exist,” he said. Members of the Mishal-Wappo urged the audience to accompany them to San Jose to show their support. Anyone with experience driving large passenger vehicles is encouraged to help organize mass transportation.
The Mishal-Wappo wants to help educate California’s youth about the existence of all Native American tribes, both federally recognized and unrecognized. The tribe works with the St. Helena and Napa Cultural Heritage Centers to construct educational packets which are distributed in elementary schools. “We need to stop perpetuating the lie that these tribes aren’t here,” said tribe member at large Vincent Salsito.
After Gabaldon’s presentation, audience members were welcome to approach the microphone and ask questions or give comment. Many members belonged to the Mishal-Wappo and said that supporters can join the tribe’s Facebook page to help organize events and donate to the tribe.
The counties near Alexander Valley still oppose any attempt to restore tribal status to the Mishal-Wappo. Gabaldon says every tribe in the local area including Dry Creek and Graton Rancheria support Gabaldon and his tribe.
Gabaldon doesn’t care about the land anymore. Various vineyards and private holders currently own the 52 acres. Instead, Gabaldon wants to see his tribe’s name restored for good.
“I don’t need a piece of paper to tell me I’m a Native American,” he said. “It’s really just to make people see that we are here, to know that we are a tribe.”
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Photo Credit: William Rohrs / Oak Leaf



2013-04-10 "Teens judge pot case in Peer Court: Students run diversion program for minor crimes"
from "Napa Valley Register" [http://napavalleyregister.com/eagle/news/local/teens-judge-pot-case-in-peer-court/article_745f6b00-a221-11e2-87d9-0019bb2963f4.html]:
Recognizing the power of peer pressure, Napa County’s juvenile justice system attempts to harness it for positive behavioral change through a peer court program where teens judge teens.
Peer Court came to American Canyon on Thursday. A young defendant was tried in City Hall chambers by youth lawyers who presented the case to a teenage jury and Napa County Family Court Commissioner Monique Langhorne-Johnson. The young attorneys were mentored by real lawyers from the Napa Bar Association or experienced Peer Court youths.
The young defendant, who because of his age can’t be identified, had been arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana and concentrated cannabis. A high school senior and a good student with a 3.27 grade point average, the defendant said he used marijuana more than once for joint pain in his knees and shoulder. He said a doctor told him surgery was not an option to correct his pain.
On the day he was caught smoking with a friend in a parked car, he said he had come from work where he had stood on his feet all day. Because of his arrest, he has been given a curfew by his parents, he said.
In addition to observing another Peer Court proceeding, writing an essay about it and serving on a peer jury, student prosecutors Eric McFarland and Acee Echevarria called for the defendant to put in eight hours of community service and complete a drug education class.
[ ... ]
Participants in a session of Napa County Peer Court Thursday included, from left, students Eric McFarland and Acee Echevarria, Napa County Superior Court Commissioner Monique Langhorne-Johnson, and students, defense attorneys Domiana Piazzisi and Lili Peet. Michael Waterson/Register



Update from Participatory Budgeting Vallejo:
How would you spend $3 million to improve Vallejo? Check out what you and your neighbors have proposed! For more information, contact Ginny browne at [707-648-4041] [pbvallejo@ci.vallejo.ca.us] [www.pbvallejo.org]
Public Vote, May 11 – 18. All Vallejo Residents, Age 16+.
Before you vote in May… Join us at a Project Expo! Learn about the projects, ask questions, give feedback! SPREAD THE WORD! Your City! Your ideas! Your Vote! Participatory Budgeting Vallejo!
Free Refreshments & Childcare available on site.
Project Expos are:
* Wed., April 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Dan Foley Cultural Center [1461 N. camino Alto], with  Live music by Darrell Edwards' Heavy Weather Band
* Sat., April 20, 1:00 – 4:00pm Vallejo Community Center [225 Amador Street] (Tendremos Interpretation en Espanol), with Facepainting and other activities for kids
* Mon., April 22, 6:30 – 8:30pm North Vallejo Community Center [1121 Whitney Avenue] with Live music by local High School and Middle School bands


Message from Vallejo Councilwoman Marti Brown:
The public unveiling of the approved Participatory Budgeting (PB) Projects for the May 2013 ballot is finally here!
Exactly one year to the day after the Vallejo City Council's historic approval of the first city-wide PB process in the United States, the proposed projects will be revealed on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the first of three project expos around the city.
How often do you get to be a part of making U.S. history?
Come out to one or all of these expos and you will.
Don't miss out on these three exciting opportunities to preview the projects that will be on the May ballot.
I look forward to seeing you there and making history together!

For more information:
* PB Vallejo Project Expos [facebook.com/events/465685053506991]
* PB Vallejo Website [pbvallejo.org/]
* PB Vallejo Facebook Page [facebook.com/ParticipatoryBudgetingVallejo]


2012-06-18 "'Participatory Budgeting 101': Time to check your baggage" by Patricia Kutza
[http://www.examiner.com/article/participatory-budgeting-101-time-to-check-your-baggage]:
As we reported earlier this Spring, Vallejo will be launching its first Participatory Budgeting initiative later this year [http://www.examiner.com/article/vallejo-city-council-greenlights-participatory-budgeting-initiative]. It's truly a historic event - not just for Vallejo but for our nation at large. No other US city has tried this exercise in citizen involvement at a city level. So there will be many interested eyes trained on how Vallejo fares with this new process.
The intiative won't kick off until this Fall. In the interm, we thought that this summer is an excellent time to lead off with some coverage about how this type of budgeting project works. We have started a new series, Participatory Budgeting 101, for this purpose. Onboard to help us flesh it out are a number of subject matter experts who are well versed in the process.
For our intial posting we thought it would be fitting and special to draw on the experience of a veteran Participatory Budgeting (PB) participant and Vallejo Community Issues Examiner subscriber [http://www.examiner.com/community-in-san-francisco/connecting-the-dots-the-power-of-participatory-budgeting-1]. Honoring his request, we will not disclose his name. He hails from the 49th Ward in Rogers Park, Chicago, where the PB process is are now in its third year.

Apples, oranges and something in-between -
Comparing Rogers Park to Vallejo, at first blush, may seem like comparing apples to oranges. The 49th Ward is only a small part of the Chicago metropolis. But if diversity matters (and we think it does) than the gap narrows. Both places have highly diverse populations and have experienced the challenges of assimilating immigrant migrations. Both places also have part of their fortunes linked to water: Rogers Park is located on Lake Michigan's waterfront and Vallejo, on the Carquinez Channel.

Curb your baggage (but not your enthusiasm) -
Where these two regions may find their greatest common denominator are the concerns that potential participants bring to the project - concerns that may or may not be grounded in past experiences. We asked our reader about how Rogers Park dealt with this "mental baggage" in the early days of its PB process. He responds:
"One of the initial concerns was related to distrust and skepticism. Would the appearance or illusion of an open and democratic PB process actually turn out to be so complicated and opaque that it would be used to camouflage a corrupt process in which back-room decisions would emerge and claim to have resulted from an open process? Other initial concerns related to the concept of equity. Would some participants or “administrators” of the process have privileged or disproportionate influence and control over the process. These concerns were reflective of traditional, back-room Chicago-style politics and were very understandable."
"These concerns were managed by keeping the process and the participants open, accountable, responsive and clearly identifiable. Any question of secrecy was responded to in an open and prompt manner."
We expect that Vallejoans will bring similar concerns to this fledgling initiative. We recommend that residents be given ample time, at the onset, to voice their concerns and that the PB steering committee ensure that the PB process, throughout its life cycle, remain as transparent as possible.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

2013-04-09 Northbay UpRising morning show

Wake up and Rise Up, with the Northbay UpRising morning show! Broadcast courtesy of OzcatRadio.com, 89.5FM KZCT, out of Vallejo "the Gateway City to the Bay Area".With a broad assortment of family-friendly neighborhood news from across the San Pablo bay area, including upcoming events, and positive & inspirational topics! With your hosts, Mis.D. & Dr.G., community reporters, Tuesdays, 6 to 9am

*Listen Live by clicking here*
Local Weather [wunderground.com/US/CA/Vallejo.html]
Listen to our other programs:
* "Mothership Connection", Saturdays 5 to 5:30pm [mothershipradio.blogspot.com]
* "Gathering of the Tribes", Thursdays 4 to 6pm [gatheringofthetribes.blogspot.com]
and, also on Ozcatradio.com
* "Poetry Rising", Saturdays 5:30 to 6pm


featuring
Luella Hill-Dudley, a northbay publisher, producer and poet, and the featured artist for the Northbay UpRising morning show.
She is a Spoken Word Artist, an Independent Publisher at "Sistah's With Ink" (CEO & Founder), and Producer at VCAT-TV. With her many gifted talents, she aims to facilitate the creation of culture and poetry.
Contact: [510-303-7701] [luelladudley@sbcglobal.net]
 * Go kick it at "Luella's Lounge"! [www.luellaslounge.com/] [www.facebook.com/luella.hilldudley] [twitter.com/Luellahillwords]
* "Sistah's With Ink", radio and publishing [www.blogtalkradio.com/sistahswithink], empowering artists and provide them a safe haven to come build their journey to fly. Contact [sistahswithink@gmail.com]
* "Sistah's With Ink", April 4th [www.blogtalkradio.com/sistahswithink/2013/04/04/turning-pages-with-the-author]
* Guest Judge, "In The Company of Poets  Television", a creative forum for both poets and writers, featuring the visual spoken word, as well as written works of art. [www.inthecompanyofpoets.com]
* Read about her latest book, "Message In My Pen": [www.createspace.com/4059194]
* JoeyPinkney.com review of "Message in My Pen": [www.theblackurbantimes.com/2013/01/joeypinkneycom-book-review-of-message.html]
* and a fan club [www.facebook.com/pages/Luella-Hill-Dudley-Fan-Page/209449575789219]



featuring
Judi Morales Gibson, who is beginning to foster a communitarian approach to Steampunk DIY culture in Benicia [judimoralesgibson.com]. Also joining us will be Shannon o'Hare of the Obtanium Works in Vallejo  [obtainiumworks.net] who have produced many interesting mechanical wonders such as the famous "Neverwas Haul" [neverwashaul.com].

Judi is the host and producer for the upcoming "Steampunk in the Trunk", a public festival with a psychonaut twist. Many local Steampunk artists are participating with art cars, bikes and scooters…. plus artwork, sculpture, and craftspeople sharing secrets with their wares. Debuting their new sound, Haute Sects will provide live acoustic music, with their gypsy roots, Django Reinhardt flavor and a hint of Josephine Baker. And, if you dig Steampunk Style, innovative designers of hand-made and upcycled clothing, jewelry, hats, goggles and accessories will be there. With the support of Arts Benicia, Cullen's Tannery Pub and merchants of First Street's Tannery Building, Morales Gibson hopes to create a vibrant new hot spot for Steampunk artisans.
April 13th, Saturday, 2:00pm until 8:00pm
at the Benicia Tannery Building, 129/131 First Street, Benicia, CA

Contact: Arts Benicia, 707-747-0131, [artsbenicia.org]
The Steampunk genre is a fictional mash of Victorian, wild West, steam power, science fiction with an industrial edge. This one-day trunk show will include 14 local artists and designers who work in the Steampunk genre. Clothing, hats, goggles, leather accessories, jewelry, art and sculpture will featured, but the highlight will be the four art cars and two art bikes (one is an electric-steam hybrid), many of which are regulars at the Burning Man festival.
Diamond Dolls models will showcase Steampunk clothing and accessories in an interactive fashion show from 4pm – 6pm. Fiddlers, cellists and vocalists will provide music with flavors of Gypsy, Django and street-corner grooves.
The event is being hosted by Arts Benicia, Cinder Garden Designs, Cullen’s Tannery Pub and the merchants of the Tannery Building. Guests of all ages are welcome in the Tannery, but must be 21 to enter Cullen’s Pub.

NeverwasHaul trolley car

(left)  Sculpture by Randy Bernard; (right) steam-car by McNamara Smyth

DIY Bike by John Steele; Hat and goggles by Judi Morales Gibson 

 Art Car by Gregory Nett



Headlines
"Quilting class led to formation of area needlecraft group"
[http://beniciaherald.me/2013/04/08/together-sew-long/]

"Baseball fans cheer on Vallejo Admiral hopefuls"
[www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_22973524/baseball-fans-cheer-vallejo-admiral-hopefuls]

"Why (on earth!) did I join the local roller derby league?"
[http://dixon.patch.com/blog_posts/why-on-earth-did-i-join-the-local-roller-derby-league]

Citizens Academy: Benicians get peek behind the scenes at police department"
[beniciaherald.me/2013/04/07/citizens-academy-benicians-get-peek-into-police-department/]

Elizabeth Patterson: Equal pay observance, bills part of march toward fairness
[http://beniciaherald.me/2013/04/05/elizabeth-patterson-equal-pay-observance-bills-part-of-march-toward-fairness/]

Problems with Subsidized Housing?
[ibvallejo.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1653&Itemid=1]

"What's driving privatization of public transit?"
[www.baycitizen.org/blogs/pulse-of-the-bay/whats-driving-privatization-of-public-transit]

"Fighting for better bus fares and later services" by Rachel Sison
[www.solanotempest.net/news/2013/03/27/fighting-for-better-bus-fares-and-later-services-66272/]

"Vallejo schools exiting state control on Monday"
[www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_22973512/vallejo-schools-exit-state-control]

"Pigs take up their posts"
[http://beniciaherald.me/2013/04/05/pigs-take-up-their-posts/]


Monday, April 1, 2013

2013-04-02 Northbay UpRising morning show

Wake up and Rise Up, with the Northbay UpRising morning show! Broadcast courtesy of OzcatRadio.com, 89.5FM KZCT, out of Vallejo "the Gateway City to the Bay Area".
With a broad assortment of family-friendly neighborhood news from across the San Pablo bay area, including upcoming events, and positive & inspirational topics! With your hosts, Mis.D. & Dr.G., community reporters, Tuesdays, 6 to 9am

*Listen Live by clicking here*
Local Weather [wunderground.com/US/CA/Vallejo.html]
Particle Pollution and Ozone [stateoftheair.org/2012/states/california/solano-06095.html]
Listen to our other programs:
* "Mothership Connection", Saturdays 5 to 5:30pm [mothershipradio.blogspot.com]
* "Gathering of the Tribes", Thursdays 4 to 6pm [gatheringofthetribes.blogspot.com]
and, also on Ozcatradio.com
* "Poetry Rising", Saturdays 5:30 to 6pm


Interview with...
Whitney Mitchell,
Producing Artistic Director for "Curtain Call: Youth & Kids Performing Arts (Verismo Opera, Children's Division)" [sites.google.com/site/curtaincallwhitney] [wslmproductions (@gmail.com] [707- 980-5893], with rehearsals at the North Vallejo Community Center [1121 Whitney Avenue, Vallejo Ca]. “Where kids and teens learn to dance, act, sing, and so much more!

DONATE To Curtain Call kids and Curtain Call Youth Productions by emailing [wslmproductions (@gmail.com] with the Subject Line "DONATIONS FOR CURTAIN CALL"

"Curtain Call's Hairspray" (A NEW TWIST TO THE OLD CLASSIC)
Saturday, April 6, 2013 and Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 7:30PM.
A main stage production with the "Mira Theatre Guild" [miratheatreguild.org] at the Bay Terrace Theater [51 Daniels Avenue Vallejo]


Photograph posted at "Friends of Loma Vista Farm": We're grateful to Walter of Rockholt Construction, George of Schandelmeir Landscaping, and Barbara & Morris Velasco for installing a new cow fence!



Please sign the Community Garden petition for St Vinnies!
[http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/st-vinnies-community-garden]
 We need Community Gardens in Vallejo for many reasons, including Fun Positive participation, and helping out the Vallejo Food Desert problem providing healthy affordable produce to those areas which have no grocery stores.
 I would also like to thank these people for working so diligently on this positive endeavor
SVCG Committee:
* Kathy Beistel - Chair
* Lisa Marie Gerhard - Vice Chair
* Julie Kay Bauder - Treasurer
* Emily Boyde - Designer
Please also have a look at the St Vinnie's website here [http://stvinniescommunitygarden.org]


"The Inventor's Lab in Vallejo Offers Special Spring Break Hours":
The Inventor's Lab will be hosting special spring break hours for students who are looking to make their vacation a bit more scientific. March 28, 29 and 30, and April 4, 5 and 6 will be full of science experiments and family fun 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., pre-registration is required on March 29 and April 5.
Creepy Crawlers Circuitry exploration kicks-off the fun on March 28, using motors, batteries and recycled items to design and construct creepy crawling creations.  March 29, Aerial Adventures day, will explore zip lines for the traditional LEGO Friday.  Young engineers will explore the properties of velocity and speed to construct a mini zip line. Squishy Circuits, on March 30, allows guests to explore circuitry and electronics using specially made conductive and insulating play dough.
Next week, Automatas (Hand-Powered) Machine Day starts the fun on April 4, where little scientist will explore motion while designing and creating their own hand-powered creations to take home. April 5 is LEGO Friday, Amusement Park Designer Day, where young engineers will work together to form design and construction "firms" responsible for building several rides of the Inventor's Lab Amusement Park. Lastly, April 6 will conclude the fun with Cartoon Automatas, where kids will design, build and take home a cartoon-inspired, mechanical sculpture.  Guests will make cams, levers and linkages on a shoe box to make a cartoon character spin, roll and jump.
The Inventor's Lab is located at the Norman C. King Community Center at 545 Magazine Street in Vallejo.