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* Local Food Guide [link]
Year-round gardening in the San Pablo Bay:
* Fall & Winter [link]
* Cool Season Crops [link]
* Organic Gardening for Dummies [link]
Today's morning show interview:
Visions of the Wild! festival coordinators Steve Dunsky of the Forest Service, and Leigh Beck from Vallejo Community Arts Foundation.
Tune in next week for more Visions of the Wild, with Meriel Melendrez of The Student Conservation Association, and a conservationist with the Forest Service, with info on all of the Festival events!
Community Headlines and Announcements:
from the "Vallejo Post" weekly newspaper [link]:
Celebrate Diversity on Fridays
The Downtown Arts and Entertainment District will close down Georgia and Marin Street for a Celebration of Diversity on Fridays, through the end of August. Join in the festivities to embrace Vallejo's Filipino, Latino, and African-American Culture, food of international flavors and various musical performances. Performers include Ballet Folklorico, "El Valle," performing traditional Latin American and Mexican dances, Native American performers, Gospel Choirs and other cultural groups. Guests can visit the number of galleries downtown, enjoy other performances and shows ongoing on Georgia and Marin Streets and participate in a cultural experience that promotes racial and cultural awareness and harmony in the community. Celebrate Diversity Fridays will be from 6pm to 9pm in downtown Vallejo. For more information, or if any cultural groups or food vendors would like to participate, contact Frank Malifrando at 415.533.1522.
Arts makers invited to Town Hall meeting on new Community Art Center -
Construction is underway to remodel 7,200 feet of space on Industrial Way in Napa for the new Lucky Penny Community Art Center. Since the project launched in the spring of 2014, around $60,000 of the needed $225,000 has been raised to create this new affordable creation and gathering place for performing and visual arts. The target date for opening is October 1, 2014.
The Community Art Center is envisioned as a place where creative people of all ages and artistic interests can learn/train, practice/rehearse, and present/perform. It will include space for music, dance, theatre, and all types of visual arts.
On Monday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m., a Town Hall meeting for all interested arts organizations and individuals will be hosted in the Sato Family Building at 3299 Claremont Way, Suite 4 (the former Cybermill Clubhouse), presented in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley. The meeting will include a short presentation on the basic design of the space and an open discussion on how arts makers may put the space to use. Discussion of how to structure user fees and other topics will be included.
Ready to join us? RSVP at [eventbrite.com/e/napa-community-art-center-town-hall-tickets-12570369313]
More information on the Community Art Center can be seen at [www.LuckyPennyNapa.com].
Questions can be sent to [info@) luckypennynapa.com].
Find us on Facebook at [facebook.com/LuckyPennyNapa].
Follow us on Twitter at [twitter.com/LuckyPennyNapa].
The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA) recently announced the grand opening of the Vallejo Farmers' Market at Unity Plaza on Wednesdays. For the next eight weeks, the Farmers' Market will set up shop from 3 p.m. to 7:p.m. in the new downtown location with all the tra-ditional certified local organic fruits and veg-etables every week. PCFMA is also inviting local artisans to participate in the market and showcase their work for the community. The additional farm-ers market hours will give Vallejo residents a chance to shop during the week, as well as the weekend, and experience an evening community market. For additional information, contact Director John Silveira at 925.825.9090.
Napa Valley Arts Council's Creative Directory Spotlight:
Oscar Aguilar [ArtsCouncilNapaValley.org/creatives/Oscar-Aguilar]
"In the field of figurative art, the realism is an accidental abstraction" - Oscar Aguilar
Oscar Aguilar has dedicated several years to research techniques that include egg tempera al fresco, oils, watercolors, etchings, drawings, woodcutting, and sculpting.
Now, as an artist and teacher, hecontinues to apply and research many of these techniques; "I consider them part of the foundation of my artistic education".
3rd Annual Vallejo Art Windows (VAW), a public arts initiative designed to improve the aesthetic appeal of Vallejo 's downtown district, promote artists, and use the dynamic power of art to spark economic revitalization. Working in conjunction with the downtown property owners association and the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, VAW secures temporary installation sites inside vacant store-fronts. Artist's installations will remain in the windows for a year, or until the space they occupy is leased. There is no entry or rental fee to the artist. This ongoing arts initiative seeks applications from local and regional artists to create art installations in an area with historically large amounts of vacated retail space, recently experiencing a surge of artistic activity.
VAW is accepting submissions in a variety of mediums including 2D visual art, sculptures, video, and new media. For more information and to submit entries, visit [www.vallejoartwindows.com] or call Program Coordinator Erin Bakke at 702.339.4249.
City of Vallejo Launches Community Partnership Opportunity for PB Vote -
From September 27 to October 6, all Vallejo residents over the age of 16 will have the opportunity to vote on how to spend $2.4 million in the second cycle of Participatory Budgeting (PB). As the Vote approaches, the City of Vallejo invites Vallejo organizations, schools, community leaders and residents to join the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Network.
A coalition of volunteers, GOTV Network members, will raise PB awareness together in an effort to increase voter turnout.
As a member of the GOTV Network, organizations will receive perks, including:
• Access to the Vote Results Celebration Party on October 7th
• Exclusive PB promotional items
• Advance notice of PB events
• Recognition on the PB website
• Recognition at Project Expos (events to be held on 9/27, 9/30 10/2 and 10/5 where residents can learn about projects on the ballot and vote)
The PB GOTV Network launch party and training will be held on Tuesday, August 26 at the Filipino Community Center located at 611 Amador Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Interested organizations and community members can RSVP here.
For further information, contact Alyssa Alford, Administrative Analyst I, via e-mail or phone (707) 648-4577.
City of Vallejo Participatory Budgeting (PB) Steering Committee meeting
Tuesday, August 19, 6:30 — 9:00 p.m
At Kyles Temple 912 Florida Street in
6. BUDGET DELEGATE UPDATE The Steering Committee will receive an update on the budget delegate phase, including recently completed City vetting of Cycle 2 project proposals.
7. GET OUT THE VOTE & VOTE PLANNING EFFORTS The Steering Committee will receive an update on outreach and vote planning efforts and upcoming opportunities to participate.
8. ELECTRONIC BALLOT PRESENTATION WITH STANFORD PARTNERS The Crowdsourced Democracy Team at Stanford University will present the prototypes they have been developing for the electronic ballot that will be available at all polling sites.
9. BALLOT DECISION-MAKING The Steering Committee will consider and decide how many votes a resident may cast in the PB vote and the structure of the electronic and paper ballot, based on recommendations from a subcommittee of Steering Committee members.
10. IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE Staff will provide an update on the implementation of Cycle 1 projects.
11. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEXT STEPS City staff or Steering Committee members may address the Committee on relevant business.
MIRA Theatre Guild awaiting approval to open Day Center for residents without homes in Vallejo
To be considered at an upcoming special meeting for the HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION for an Agreement By and Between MIRA Theatre Guild and the Vallejo Housing Authority in the Amount of $75,000 to Provide Homeless Services in the City of Vallejo Through a Day Center.
As related in the upcoming meeting's agenda, "By motion, recommend approval of an Agreement by and between the MIRA Theatre Guild and the Vallejo Housing Authority in the amount of $75,000 to provide homeless day center services at 1020 Colusa Street, Vallejo."
Plan on being there to voice your support!
Council Chambers Vallejo City Hall 555 Santa Clara Street
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
Comics Drawing Meetup Time!
at Waterfront Comics from 6-8!
You can create, draw, and network with others in the indie comic book field.
Come on out, everyone is welcome!
August 2014, 6thYear-Anniversary Bash
"ALL THAT JAZZ" Fine Art Exhibit Featuring
JAZZ, BLUES & B-B-Q
"Featuring Many East Bay Musical Giants"
Special Guest Artist - the Incomparable JOHN HANDY
And host Cleven"Goodie"Goudeau
Join the CELEBRATION
Saturday, August 23rd,2014
Fabulous Food, Sweets & Titillating Drinks
Silent Auction, Raffles, Door Prizes & More
TICKETS: $15.00 ADVANCE $20.00 @ DOOR
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT PIECED ON EARTH, 340 GEORGIA ST. Vallejo
For ticket info, call Janet Slyvain - 707.644-6768
The McCree-Goudeau Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in the hub of downtown Vallejo's Art District. It exhibits a wide and diverse body of creative works, from International artist to emerging artists.
The goal of the gallery is to bring a collective force of artistic energy from its artists on display to the delight of a broad audience.
Regular Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 1 - 6pm ~ Sundays 2 - 5pm (Call for special appointment.)
930 Marin Street (corner of Florida)
Vallejo, Ca 94590
(707) 246-4991 ~ email@example.com
Exhibit space sponsored by Vallejo Art District, BJ Conrad
Saturday August 23rd
at the Occidental Center for the Arts.
An all-day celebration of West County culture and music
An evening of Latin, Contemporary and Smooth Jazz
at the beautiful Downtown Theatre in Fairfield
Doors open at 5:30 PM with performance beginning at 6:30 PM
Tickets & Information at [www.downtowntheatre.com]
General Admission Visit online: [www.2ndPlanet.net] [www.secondplanetconcertevents.com]
with Ray Obiedo and The Urban Latin Jazz Project and special guest, world renowned bassist Michael Manring and the energy of 2nd Planet with guest Los Angeles saxophonist Damon Rentie Ray Obiedo's resume includes recordings and performances with the music legends Herbie Hancock, Peter Escovedo and the late Grover Washington Jr. Ray will generate excitement from the great masterful and pristine performance of his ensemble with their exicitng brand and beautiful landscape of Latin rhythms. Michael Manring, Bass Player Magazine Reader's Poll 1994 Bassist of the Year and hailed by many as the world's leading solo bassist, Michael has been pushing back the boundaries of what is possible on the bass guitar for over two decades. Building on the conceptions of his teacher, the late bass legend Jam Pastorius, Michael has developed a new approach to the instrument that includes unorthodox tunings, techniques and methodologies. 2nd Planet has been performing in Northern California since the year 2000. A diverse music experience specializing in the styles of contemporary and smooth jazz, rock, r&b and funk. The Northern California based band which consist of 4 musicians have released two CD titles "Beyond the Surface" and "The Next Level" and have co-headlined a concert with music industry renowned guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. and Latin jazz artist Ray Obiedo.
Visions of the Wild
A festival connecting nature, culture and community
September 3rd (Wednesday) to the 6th (Saturday)
What is your vision of the wild? Whether it's bird watching in your local park or backpacking through remote forest, wildness is where you find it.
The Visions of the Wild festival marks the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act and will feature local artwork depicting the wildness of nature. There will be author talks, a film series, art showings, panel discussions and field trips highlighting both wilderness and local wildlands. The festival will take place in Vallejo, a city known for its cultural and natural diversity and vibrant arts community. With the help of many public and private partners, the festival will spotlight the anniversary of the historic legislation that preserves and protects wilderness areas across the American landscape.
The Visions of the Wild festival celebrates these magnificent public lands and invites you to find the wildness wherever you live. Join Us!
Saturday September 6th
at Ives Park in Sebastopol
Live FM broadcast
Dance N Grooves & Sweet Vibez
Thursday, September 4, at 7:30pm
at la Casa Voltron [CasaVoltron.tumblr.com] [facebook.com/pages/C454-V0ltron/539070219448231]
* Clay Venezia [facebook.com/ClayVenezia]
* Calvin Houser [facebook.com/XeroxCat]
* Harmonic Resonance [facebook.com/Harmonic8Resonance]
Keeping It All Positive, Keeping it Real!
It's All About The Movement!
Jake Ward Presents:
THE HIVE DWELLERS (ft. Calvin Johnson) / DEVON WILLIAMS / SECRET CAT / TBA
Saturday, September 6, at 8:00pm
The Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa, California 95401
8pm / $8
Jake Ward Presents THE HIVE DWELLERS on tour from Olympia, Washington!!!
Hive Dwellers is the latest band fronted by the legendary Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders), founder of the influencial K Records / Dub Narcotic Studio. Johnson has worked with artists such as Beck, Modest Mouse, The Microphones, Built to Spill, and many others. Come see his *first ever* Santa Rosa appearance!
ABOUT THE HIVE DWELLERS
The streets of Olympia ring with that boot heels-on-cobblestone sound as the Hive Dwellers traverse the township east to west on way to their next musical adventure. Spawned in the late double-O decade by Calvin Johnson at the Dub Narcotic Studio, the Hive Dwellers is a band, a combo (as in combination) of disparate individuals who share a common love of rock’n’roll, library cards and railroad travel. When they emerge from the froth and frumble of their active bicycle-powered lives to make music, the Hive Dwellers emit a pelt of bright, shiny ((NOW)) with a love of pop music underground and it’s more vacuous mainstream distant cousins. Dance. Smile when you say that. Raw freedom dance.
The assorted cacophony of membership slides around, currently the Hive Dwellers are Gabriel Will, Evan Hashi and Calvin Johnson. Past members include K.E. Sixx (The Vibrarians), Brian Weber (Dub Narcotic Sound System, Chain & the Gang), Faustine Hudson (The Curious Mystery), Spencer Kelley (Wallpaper, Basemint), Karl Blau, Brett Lyman, Fred Thomas (City Center, Saturday Looks Good to Me), and Michelle Mae (Make-Up).
In 2009, the Hive Dwellers launched an expansive Pan-American tour seeing for themselves how it is to be a slave to the rhythm hive active; 2010 saw the release of “Get In” (KLP223), and 2011 brought out their Dub Narcotic Disco Plate, Lynch The Swan (DBN126). In 2012, the Hive Dwellers release a new LP, Hewn from the Wilderness [KLP241]. As the future unfolds into the conscious mind and continues to fade gently into the past, the Hive Dwellers are present tense, bearing witness to the maraca wilderness of the modern Basement State.
ABOUT DEVON WILLIAMS
Following up two brilliant albums (2008's Carefree and 2011's Euphoria), Slumberland and Los Angeles' Devon Williams are very proud to present Gilding The Lily. Williams' shimmering pop combines his broad musical tastes with exceptional song-writing and arranging skill, and an unerring ear for melody - all of which are in ample evidence on Gilding The Lily.
Devon started recording Gilding The Lily with long-time associate Jorge Elbrecht (Lansing-Dreiden, Violens, Ariel Pink) immediately after completing Euphoria, and over the intervening two years the songs steadily evolved, mirroring changes in Williams' life that include marriage and multiple intercontinental relocations.
From album opener "Deep In The Back of Your Mind" through first single "Flowers" and the lushly romantic "Will You Let Go Of My Heart?" Williams has honed his trademark blend of power-pop, orchestrated soft-rock and layered, melodic jangle-pop to a perfect edge. The elegant "Games" is a great example of what Devon does best — complex emotions played against a driving pop tune that recalls The Church at their melancholic best.
The aforementioned single "Flowers" is a masterpiece of orchestral texture, with rolling drums, chorused guitars and swelling synths backing a tune that hearkens back to the most delicate 60s soft-pop — while sounding totally of-the-minute. "Puzzle" is pure power-pop heaven, a great contrast to the dreamy "Rabbit Hole" and closer "Gilding The Lily."
It's these contrasts that enliven Gilding The Lily_ and the consummate skill with which Williams arranges and executes his beautiful songs that mark him as a truly unique talent who, with this album, has reached a new peak of craft and creativity.
ABOUT SECRET CAT
Ever-active in other mediums, the kids comprising Secret Cat are at it again, after nearly a year away! Their sound has been pegged as an operatic play on the weirdness of humanity and otherworldly matters as made sense through a new rendition of overindulgent post-punk pop!
Thanks for making us Proud, Vallejo Admirals!
Until next baseball season...