Monday, January 19, 2015

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The Berryessa Snow Mountain region is a scientifically important region in Northern California and it’s a place that is enjoyed by a huge variety of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re a hiker, hunter, mountain biker, equestrian, a motorcyclist enjoying the views along Highway 128, a paraglider looking down at Lake Berryessa from 800 feet or a water skier out on the lake, there are many ways to enjoy this scenic area. [end excerpt]




"Rebuilding Together, others, honor MLK by transforming Vallejo’s Salvation Army into a safe place for after school" (2015-01-19) [http://www.timesheraldonline.com/general-news/20150119/rebuilding-together-others-honor-mlk-by-transforming-vallejos-salvation-army-into-a-safe-place-for-after-school] [https://archive.today/RMafP]




The best of Suisun City’s culinary treats will highlight the fifth annual Suisun City Historic Waterfront Restaurant Week, which runs through Saturday, the Suisun City Waterfront Business Improvement District announced this week.
More than a dozen restaurants, coffee shops and Suisun City’s new craft brewery, Right Eye Brewing, will take part in the weeklong event. Participants include longtime restaurants such as La Cabana and Athenian Grill as well as newcomers such as Docks Coffee Bar and Ironwood American Bistro.
Organizers called the event a great opportunity to experience some of the special dishes created during the week by the waterfront restaurants. Locations of each participating restaurant and their menus are available on the district’s website at [www.suisunwaterfront.com].

"Groups to hold crab feed fundraisers" (2015-01-19) [http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/fairfield/groups-to-hold-crab-feed-fundraisers/]:
Several crab feeds will be happening this coming week as fundraisers for a variety of groups. They include:
19th Annual Scarlet Brigade Crab Feed Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. All-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and bread. Info: 438-3065 or [www.scarletbridade.com].
29th Annual Crab Feed FaST Lions, 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St. No-host bar, raffle, silent auction with beer and wine available for purchase. Info: 386-6863.
Boys Scouts Troop 100 Crab Feed, 6 p.m. Saturday, Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. Profits from the crab feed will go to help offset costs for their summer camp. Info: Jessica Gala at 208-6831 or troop100CrabFeed@gmail.com.


"Community gathers to help Crescent students" (2015-01-19) [http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/education-news/community-comes-together-to-help-students/] [https://archive.today/I4B9J], [begin excerpt]: While Rebuilding Together works year-round rehabilitating properties for low-income seniors, veterans, the disabled, and community facilities, they set aside each Martin Luther King Jr. Day to partner with Kaiser on particular projects. This year, Crescent is one of two Solano County projects – the other is a Salvation Army project for youth in Vallejo. This is the sixth year of the holiday collaboration. Much of the work is made possible with donations, volunteer work, in-kind donations and the support of local businesses. For more information on Rebuilding Together Solano call Elizabeth Hoffman at 580-9360 or email ehoffman.rtsc@gmail.com. [end excerpt]






The city of Vacaville will host a small business expo this month.
The expo will help small-business owners, home-based businesses and start-up companies learn how to contract, become licensed and get certified to do business in California.
The event takes place at 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville.
For more information and to RSVP, call 399-3011.




"Of Cows, Cars, and Checkerspots Chasing butterflies with conservation biologist Stuart Weiss" (2015-01-15) [http://baynature.org/articles/cows-cars-checkerspots/] [https://web.archive.org/web/20150116091339/http://baynature.org/articles/cows-cars-checkerspots/]
Question: How did you convince officials involved in the project to preserve butterfly habitat on the side of a major highway?
I got to take a lot of Santa Clara County supervisors and other local politicians on tours through the wildflowers. Driving down 101 you’d think it’s just a big barren hillside up there on the east side. But that first ridge east of the highway is covered with wildflowers in the spring, and hundreds of thousands—even millions—of Bay checkerspots are flying around.
Question: What can be done about it?
California’s nitrogen levels have dropped by half since the 1980s, thanks to our strict pollution control laws. But the land itself has been saturated by nitrogen for a long time now. Cleaning it up will take decades. The good news is that it can be managed by cattle grazing – all cows eat grass. Without the cows, there wouldn’t be checkerspot butterflies.


2015-01-09 from the "Vallejo Times-Herald" [https://archive.today/Giqxk]:
The city council adopted a resolution approving the Participatory Budgeting Cycle 3 Rulebook, which includes 16 substantive consensus recommendations by city staff and the PB Steering Committee.
One recommendation is to split the types of projects into two camps: capital infrastructure / improvement and program / service projects.
According to a staff report, 15 percent of PB funding would have to be allocated for program/service projects, which are implemented by a public agency and/or pre-qualified non-profit and would target the low-to-moderate income populations in Vallejo.
With the division of projects, city staff and the PBSC also recommend that the PB ballot contain no more than 26 projects, a maximum of six program/service project proposals and 20 capital infrastructure project proposals.
Voters would only be able to cast two votes for program/service projects and five for capital infrastructure proposals.
Projects would have to apply a direct benefit to all Vallejoans and be “one-time expenditure” projects, which do not obligate the city for additional or future funding. These projects would need to secure additional funding before being vetted for possible placement on the PB ballot, according to the city staff report.
The city council raised concerns recently about the establishment of a homeless shelter, due to the fact that the cycle 2 project will require additional funding over the $588,000 approved by voters.
City staff and the PBSC also recommend that projects may not require a change in city or public agency policy, and that a three-stage review/vetting process should be established to cull projects which do not conform to the rulebook.
The first stage would allow PB budget delegates to submit up to 60 project proposals, 46 capital infrastructure and 14 program/service. After being reviewed by city staff and a subcommittee of the PBSC, delegates would submit 40 fully eligible projects (30 infrastructure and 10 program) to the PBSC.
During the final stage, budget delegates would then submit the 26 projects left standing for city staff to review before being placed on the final PB ballot.
Also recommended is adding a member of the Housing and Redevelopment Commission to the steering committee “to help assure cycle 3 results can be effectively evaluated in the development of a recommendation regarding program funding for subsequent cycles of PB,” according to a staff report.
The PBSC is also recommending that the minimum voting age be lowered to 14 years-old. During cycle 2 voting, around 31 percent of voters were students 16 to 17 years old.
City staff is requesting that the city council consider the policy and “provide specific direction to staff on this recommendation.”
Both city staff and the PBSC do agree that an online or absentee voting option be included in during cycle 3, “which could specifically target the “missing middle” demographic of 20 to 34-years old age group.”


The Regrarian's Handbook [http://www.regrarians.org/?page_id=151]
REGENERATING, RESTORING, REHABILITATING, REKINDLING & REBOOTING PRODUCTION LANDSCAPES ACROSS THIS PLANET
Our primary responsibility is to the regenerative enhancement of the biosphere’s ecosystem processes. Our secondary responsibility is to provide the potential for people to be informed about the regenerative economy, whether it involves their work in agriculture, land management, corporate life, domestic services, manufacturing or other activities that are within the reasonable domain of humans…

For more information the first annual People’s State of the Union and
Poetic Address, please visit http://usdac.us/psotu.
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Hosts "People's State of the Union" Events in 150 Communities Across the Country
Following Obama's Speech, Thousands Gather to Share Stories, Inspiring Poetic Address Broadcast from New York City's Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY (January, 14, 2015) – Following President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC)* will host a week of events in schools, theaters and community centers across the country in which citizens will contribute their own stories to form the first-ever People’s State of the Union (PSOTU).
At story circles convened in over 150 communities between January 23-30, participants will gather to share stories reflecting on the state of the union as experienced in their own lives and communities. As a way to augment the President’s annual speech, these stories will be collected and shared through an online portal, supplemented by commentary from the USDAC National Cabinet. Inspired by these stories, a group of award-winning poets will create and deliver a Poetic Address to the Nation, broadcast live from New York City’s Bowery Poetry Club on February 1, 2015. Contributing poets include: Margaret Randall, Patricia Smith, Bob Holman, Luis Rodriguez, E. Ethelbert Miller, Claudia Rankine, Joy Harjo, Eileen Myles, and many others.
The People’s State of the Union is the first in a series of new civic rituals planned by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.
WHAT: People’s State of the Union story circles and Poetic Address
WHO: Hundreds of individuals and civic organizations, partial list below
WHEN: Story circles: January 23-30, 2015
Poetic Address: February 1, 2015, 6PM ET
WHERE: Story circles: over 150 communities, partial list below;
Poetic Address: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY
Attend Event: [http://psotu.bpt.me/]
Livestream: [peoplesstateoftheunion.usdac.us]
Online Conversation: #PSOTU, #USDAC
“We're holding these events across the country because we believe that democracy is a conversation, not a monologue,” said USDAC Chief Instigator Adam Horowitz. “Instead of a speech spoken by one, the Poetic Address is a work of art created by many.”
USDAC Minister of Poetry and Endangered Language Protection Bob Holman, an award-winning writer and creator of Language Matters (soon to be broadcast on PBS), is leading creation of the collaborative address inspired by the stories.
ABOUT THE USDAC
*The USDAC is the nation’s newest people-powered department, committed to harnessing the power of art and culture to cultivate empathy, equity, and social imagination. Launched in October, 2013 (and immediately attacked by Glenn Beck), the USDAC is a growing national action network of artists and cultural organizers, embodying the values, actions, and policies that could and should shape any agency representing the public interest in art and culture. This past summer, USDAC Cultural Agents hosted large-scale community “Imaginings” in eleven cities, bringing together more than 2,500 participants to envision their communities 20 years on, when “mission has been accomplished” for the department. The USDAC is not a government agency. Learn more at [www.usdac.us].


19th Annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mare-Island-Shoreline-Heritage-Preserve/142887042457848]

More about Jen Boyd's re:sound migration project at the Flyway Festival. So exciting!
Re:sound is an experimental music series started by jen boyd, focusing on exploring the relationship between forgotten spaces and the natural environment. The series takes place on the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, a 215-acre park that formerly served as one of the first Naval Ammunition Depots.
The event is held in a concrete munitions storage magazine measuring 55'x100' with ceilings over 15'. The architecture of the building traps sound resulting in a prolonged reverberation.
The series will launch its first show in February 2015 as part of the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival, celebrating the annual bird migration to the Bay.
[http://www.re-sound.net/]