Monday, September 22, 2014

Sept. 23rd, 2014, Northbay UpRising morningshow

Get Up and Rise Up in the morning with the Northbay UPrising morningshow!Produced by the Gathering of the Tribes [link]. Listen in on your Smart Phone with our Tune-in App [link], on a Desktop with our live U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], with our Live Mp3 stream (.pls) [link], on a Netbook / Laptop [link]. Check out our FM Transmitter Range [link]!
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Farmer's Markets page [link]. Learn how to make your own artisan products [link]!
Local Food Guide [link]

Community News
Providing sources alongside back-up links with

"Count finds threatened otters holding steady" [ link] []

Governor signs Vallejo park-and-ride expansion bill [ link] []

Tenants Together Releases Guide for Tenants Victimized by Napa Earthquake [ link] []; also see "Eviction Without Reason" [ link] []

"Vallejo gears up for second participatory budgeting vote" [ link] []


"Fresno County Central Library helps prepare for California Kwanzaa Ag Expo" [ link] []; "16th Annual, California Kwanzaa Ag Expo ~ Expression of the Best Pan-African Traditions" [ link] []

"100-year-old Solano County Courthouse reopens doors" [ link] []

"Art windows perk up downtown storefronts, 23 artists showcase their work"[ link] []

"Benicia to be site of Bay Area Paracon Saturday" [ link] []

Update on the Stuart Creek restoration in Sonoma County [ link] []
Once abundant in the stream, steelhead are now faced with the dam, a dilapidated bridge that blocks their passage and other impediments to a proper spawning run. Not to mention the drought. Neale says the steelhead population likely got an immediate benefit from the new flow. "It was probably a good deal for the fish," he says. "The creeks dry up and the fish have to find pools to overwinter. These flows are probably now helping deepen the pools that have fish in them," he adds. "It's always good to have a little more water in the creeks."

Maria Sanchez of Vallejo's Little Mexico asks you to VOTE to "Help the Homeless" on the Vallejo Participatory Budgeting Ballot!
"Some homeless veterans, seniors, disabled and youth need mental health help. By supporting this project, they will get the help they need." Maria said.

Community Calender

VOTING: September 27 - October 6
** Saturday, September 27th @ 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.     Waterfront under the tent north of the Ferry Terminal          
** Tuesday, September 30th @ 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Solano Middle School Gym - 1025 Corcoran Avenue
** Thursday, October 2nd @ 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Hogan Middle School Gym - 850 Rosewood Avenue
** Sunday, October 5th @ 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. Norman King Community Center - 545 Magazine Street      
** Every Weekday -- Monday, September 29 thru Monday, October 6th @ 12:00 noon - 7:00 p.m. Vallejo City Hall - 555 Santa Clara Street
PLUS DOZENS OF SATELLITE VOTING LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT VALLEJO! Satellite locations will be announced as we get closer to the vote - supermarkets, shopping centers, churches, transportation hubs - PB will make voting convenient for Vallejo residents. - See more at:

Artiszen Cultural Arts Center is proud to present 
Jose Martinez 
in his first show in Downtown Vallejo
Come celebrate this beautiful art with us!
Opening reception will be Sat 27th from 5:00-9:00pm.
There will be Hors d'oeuvres and Mimosas flowin' all night, as well as the musical stylings of The Phoenix Twin [].
$5 Donation will be asked at the door which goes towards our Young Artiszen's Programs and puts you in a drawing for an original "study" painting by Martinez :)
The exhibit will continue to be shown through Oct 18.
Official hours will be: Thursdays 5-9pm / Fridays 5-10pm / Saturdays 11-2pm (except for 10/11/14 where we will be open for Gallery 11:11 from 11am to 11pm!)
Martinez is from Napa and creates his art at the Coal Sheds Artist Studios on Mare Island. Please join us in welcoming this extremely talented young man to the downtown art scene.
Martinez works in many mediums including, oil paints, acrylics, charcoal, watercolors and push pins...yes push pins! You have to see it for yourself!

Solano Advocates Green Environments (SAGE) Fund Raiser
at the historical Julia Morgan House
728 Capitol Street, Vallejo,CA
We'll celebrate on Judith Hilburg's back patio as we toast her generosity and community activism, Julia Morgan's genius, and as we work together to turn Vallejo's Mean Streets to Green Streets!
$15.00 for tour, wine and appetizers
Friday, October 3, 2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Vallejo City Council has agreed to reinstate Vallejo Waterfront Weekend for the community in October.
Vallejo Waterfront Weekend celebrates the uniting of unique talents and diversities in the community while providing a one-stop shop for regional sponsorship. The Bay Terrace Theater (Mira Theatre Guild) has been designated as this year's main beneficiary, though the event will provide an opportunity for other nonprofits to raise money for their organizations as well. By maximizing resources and reducing expenses to create one major event, Vallejo is creating an organizational structure that small stand-alone nonprofits can thrive under for many years to come.
Taking place October 4th and 5th, the event will feature music, food, entertainment and activities for the entire family, potentially drawing thousands of individuals from Vallejo, Solano County and the entire Bay Area. The festival will unite the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District and the Water-front communities, and will also help celebrate the historic significance of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. This event will require the support of local and regional sponsors, companies, vendors and hundreds of volunteers. To donate or become a sponsor, call 707.642.3653 or visit [].
The first Vallejo Waterfront Weekend was developed in 2004 as a collaboration of events and organizations in Vallejo and the surrounding area. After a decade, we are re-establishing this event to once again bring our community together. By maximizing resources and reducing expenses to create one major event, we are creating an organizational structure that local non-profits can benefit from for years to come. We are celebrating and uniting the unique talents and diversities of our community while providing a one-stop shop for regional sponsorship.
We have designated the Mira Community Cultural Center as this year's main beneficiary, but the event will also provide an opportunity for other non-profits to raise money for their organizations by taking advantage of the regional venue. Taking place over two days during the first weekend of October, the event features music, food, entertainment and activities for the entire family.
The Vallejo Waterfront Weekend will draw thousands of individuals from Vallejo, Solano County and the entire Bay Area. The festival unites the Downtown and Waterfront communities and will also celebrate the historic significance of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. This effort will require the support of local and regional sponsors, companies, vendors and hundreds of volunteers. Transportation will be provided throughout the event so visitors can park and get around to all the various activities.

Comedy at the Empress, with
Maureen Langanfeaturing Mike Capozzola
Hosted by Priya Prasad
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8pm
Doors open 7pm
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
$17/advance and $20/day of show – Reserved Seating
707.552.2400 /
Hotel Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott, Vallejo – Napa Valley
Smart comedy for thinking adults.  Recommended for ages 18 and over.
Comic Maureen Langan Slated to Headline Comedy Show at Local Historic Theatre
Headliner Maureen Langan performs all over the world and is on Sunday night at 10pm on KGO radio.
Former police sketch artist, substitute teacher, taxi driver and now standup comic, Mike Capozzola is a cartoonist and TV actor who has performed at SF SketchFest and worldwide.
Host, Priya Prasad, has her own style of comedy. She is witty, intelligent and thought-provoking.

Viking Fest 
October 11th, 2014 — 10 AM to 3 PM
At Norway Hall, 619 W. Ninth Street, Santa Rosa, CA.
Open to the Public - No Admission Charge.
* Live Viking crafts.
* Re-enactments by Vikings of Bjornstad-Cultural Demonstrations.
* Taste of Norway Lunch.
* Home Made Baked Goods.
* Imported Scandinavian Foods and Gift Items.
* Fresh Waffles and Coffee.
* Live Music.
* Viking Photo booth.
Additional information on [] and [].
Anne-Marie Winterhalder, Vice President, Freya Lodge, Sons of Norway [707 894-1807] [annemaric@)]

Free Hike at Rockville Trails Preserve
Monday, October 13, 8:30am – 12:30pm
SOLANO COUNTY – Join Solano Land Trust docents Richard and Cathy Christo for a quick-paced hike through the oaks and grassland with some hill climbs. We'll take a few short breaks to enjoy the views and catch our breath. Enjoy this beautiful open space while getting in shape! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because Solano Land Trust's Rockville Trails Preserve is otherwise closed.
Advance registration is required. Learn more and register by visiting [], the events calendar at, or by calling Cathy at 707-745-1913. There is no drinking water, and there are no bathrooms or parking lots at Rockville Trails Preserve. In order to protect wildlife, free-range cattle, and rare plants—and for your pet's safety—dogs are not allowed.  Since the preserve is otherwise closed, the entry and exit gate will be locked except for the start and end times of the hike. Park and meet your guide promptly by 8:30am at the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct., near the intersection of Rockville Rd. and Suisun Valley Rd., behind La Barista Espresso. Be ready to immediately carpool or caravan from there to the trailhead. High fire danger or heavy rain cancels. Call Cathy if conditions are uncertain.
Bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks. Wear hiking boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with good tread, as well as long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that provide protection from the elements such as sun, wind, and fog. Hiking sticks, bug repellent, binoculars and a camera are also recommended.
Solano Land Trust’s Rockville Trails Preserve is located along Rockville Road, across from the City of Fairfield’s Rockville Hills Regional Park. These natural areas are adjacent to one another, yet independently operated. Both lie between Green Valley and Suisun Valley, near Interstate 80, about half-way between San Francisco and Sacramento.
Solano Land Trust permanently protects natural areas, working farms, and ranchlands in Solano County and connects our community to these lands. Learn more at

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