THE COUNTY has established a hurry-up "drought hotline" at 463-4589. The idea is that County residents will provide status reports on their individual water situations so the County can get a clear idea of what practical aid it can request from the state. The input deadline is Wednesday, January 15th, which means a very brief window for you to pass along your information.
ONLY LAST TUESDAY, January 7th, the Supervisors declared a drought emergency and "imminent threat of disaster," as increasing reports of wells, springs, rivers, lakes, and ponds from all over the County began to reach critical mass.
SUPERVISORS CARRE BROWN and Dan Hamburg were appointed as a two-person ad hoc committee called the "Drought Emergency Task Force." Ms. Brown said the ad hoc effort will expand to include representatives from the County's myriad major water entities.
IN THE HURRY-UP input week, Supervisor Brown hopes to learn from County residents to get some idea of what to ask the state Office of Emergency Services to do for Mendocino County. She especially wants calls from residents of the County's unincorporated area, most of whom, of course, are entirely dependent on copious winter rains to annually replenish their wells and springs.
"SPECIFICALLY," Brown said, "if you are concerned about your water supply, please call the Mendocino County Water Agency Drought Hotline at 463-4589 and press 1 to leave a voicemail for our staff with your callback information, area of residence in the county and a summary of your water situation."
BROWN said the committee also sent surveys out to all water districts and cities for the same reason, also with a deadline of January 15, to give County staff enough time to compile the information so it can be presented with the committee's next steps at the Board of Supervisors' Jan. 21 meeting.
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE…
(Ukiah Daily Journal, June 1982)
Coast Supervisor Candidates Square Off On TV
by Charles Rappleye, Ukiah Daily Journal staff writer
Fifth District politics entered the modern age via coaxial cable last night when candidates for supervisor of Mendocino County's Fifth District squared off in the District's first televised debate.
But if the medium is new, the issues are tried and true. Bud Kamb and John Milvo challenged incumbent Norman de Vall on the County's for economic state, while de Vall emphasized his record on progressive housing codes and environmental protection.
"I don't want to pave Mendocino County from wall to wall, but we have a 20% unemployment rate, and we need to build our economic base," Kamb said.
Kamb said the Board of Supervisors has not done enough to attract new industry and jobs here. "The board seems to have a negative attitude. We've got to be aggressive. People from the outside with non-polluting industries have got to be made to feel welcome."
De Vall acknowledged the county faces "a recession, if not a depression," but cited high interest rates as the cause. "The board is creating studies, developing a one-stop permit desk, and working to lighten the load of government on private industry," he said.
Milvo said those efforts were inadequate. "Tulsa has an unemployment rate of 4% and Oklahoma City has a rate of 3.8%. Why? The reason is the government there is doing something, instead of talking about it."
Both Kamb, the front running challenger, and Milvo were challenged on their record by questions from a press panel.
Jim Sears of the Mendocino News Service hammered away at Kamb's development connections. A realtor, Kamb has been involved for years with prominent coast developers.
"People see you as a special interest candidate. Could you respond to that?" Sears asked.
"That's not correct," Kamb said. "I'm not a special interest. I've never pushed for development — I pushed for property rights. They are very important. … I supported the Peterson Project, the Bank of America (both controversial developments in the town of Mendocino) and I have one project. But that was developed over five years and unlike many in the county I had all my permits when I built. … I have no conflicts. My real estate partnership has been dissolved."
Kamb concluded with an odd reference to de Vall: "If I'm a developer, de Vall is a land and business baron."
"I didn't know I was so well off," the incumbent responded.
Rob Fowler of the Mendocino Beacon put them all on the spot with a question about funds for travel and expenses.
De Vall and supervisor Dan Hamburg were challenged by the County grand jury for expenses charged on a lobbying trip to Weaverville last year, and in another incident, de Vall was cited for double-billing by the county Auditor.
"It's not loose handling — it's an open policy," de Vall said.
On the double billing, he said, "There was an accounting error, and it was corrected immediately."
As for travel expenses, he said, "Supervisors should not be prohibited from effective representation."
Milvo pursued the topic. "The people should expect prudent and frugal representation. They should not tolerate junkets to Sacramento, to Weaverville, or to Washington."
Candidates touched on a broad range of issues over 2.5 hours of debate but Bud Kamb provided most of the highlights.
Kamb announced he would vigorously seek state and federal aid to "fight illegal marijuana," support aerial spraying of herbicides in certain cases and oppose incorporation for the town of Mendocino.
A number of questions on women's issues were revealing. Kamb opposed federal funding for abortions as did Milvo, while de Vall reiterated his support for Planned Parenthood funding.
On creation of a commission on the status of women, Kamb supported it, de Vall said he would look for cost-effectiveness, and Milvo said, "I could not support a commission on the status of women until we have a commission on the status of men."
CRIME OF THE WEEK, UKIAH: On January 4th at about 7:05 PM Ukiah Police responded to Safeway, at 653 South State Street, for a shoplifter. Responding officers found Safeway security struggling with 51 year old Thomas Lee Sanders, of Missouri. Officers learned Sanders had earlier entered the store and asked the security officer where “the girly stuff” was. Security determined Sanders was seeking hair dye for his beard, and directed him to the proper location within the store. After selecting hair dye, Sanders was seen placing the item into his jacket pocket then leave the store without paying. Security detained Sanders outside, and located the stolen item hidden in Sanders’ jacket. Sanders threw the hair dye into the bushes then tried to run away, and struggled with security until police arrived. Sanders was arrested for shoplifting. (Ukiah Police Department Press Release)
MILLER CASE UPDATE
1. As reported by the media the other day, Alicia Gallups — the first of four accessory defendants — admitted criminal liability for being an accessory to the attempted murder. Ms. Gallups will be sentenced on February 21, 2014 at 1:30pm in Department B.
2. The second accessory defendant — Tracy Lynette Cox — pled no contest this Friday (January 10) afternoon to also being an accessory to the attempted murder. Like Ms. Gallups, Ms. Cox, knowing that Walter Miller had attempted to shoot Deputy Brewster, provided false information to law enforcement in a further attempt to misdirect the investigation and assist Miller in avoiding arrest and prosecution. Ms. Gallups will be sentenced on February 7, 2014 at 9am in Department A.
3. The third accessory defendant — Kamara Marie Page — is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony accessory charge, along with a separate felony drug offense, on Jan. 21 at 8:30am in Department H. Page is the defendant, it is alleged, who arranged for the car to transport Miller out of the woods and back in to town undetected by law enforcement.
4. The fourth accessory defendant — Ashley Jo LaForge — remains a fugitive. There's an arrest warrant outstanding for her arrest. LaForge is the defendant, it is alleged, who rented the motel room for Miller where he hid out during the manhunt.
(District Attorney’s Press Release)
ON JANUARY 8, 2014, at 8:30am Sergeant Derek Scott who oversees the SAFE (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement) grant for the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office contacted Larry Barnett, 62, of the 3000 block of Eastside Calpella Road, Ukiah, who was out of compliance with his sex offender registration requirements per California Penal Code section 290. During the contact Sergeant Scott determined Barnett failed to complete an annual registration within five days of his birthday, which constituted a violation. Barnett was arrested and transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000 bail. (Sheriff’s Press Release)
In reading your comments about the Damon Gardner shooting in Sacramento I can't say I agree with you on your assessment of the Sacramento City police investigation. I would say the police letting Gardner go was a questionable act but not the ongoing investigation. The Chief of Police is Sam Sommers. During my three years as Chairman of the Sacramento County Chapter of the ACLU, my experience with Chief Sommers who was then second in command of the police department was very positive. He is a top quality person and a straight shooter. He doesn't play games. We have a lot of gang related homicides and this type of case is not top priority. There will be a resolution to the case.
In peace, James G. Updegraff, Sacramento
NANCY MACLEOD'S FAVES:
Hi there- I have to chime in with some of MY favorites!
1. Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo
2. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffennegger
3. Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
4. Little Stalker by Jennifer Belle
5. The "Protector of the Small" series by Tamora Pierce
6. Laura Ingalls Wilder's books
7.The "Harry Potter" series by JK Rowling
8. Emmaline by Judith Rossner
9. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
10. Trinity by Leon Uris
Thanks! Nancy MacLeod, Philo
DENNIS RODMAN, KIM JUNG-UN
Rebounding requires math
gotta calculate the speed and path
and the angle of the ricochet
minus big men in your way
Dennis Rodman is a genius
It don't matter how much meanness
jealous people spew at him
He has found a friend in Kim
Lucky man who finds a friend
One on whom you can depend
to give you rope or cut you slack
and always honest feedback
Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong-Un
they got something going on
Each of them is so unique
Both of them make people freak.
Thus they share a common bond
Plus they have a natural fondness
Kim has got a baby girl
Dennis showed her to the world
And lucky man who finds a wife
comrade number one through life
None so fair, none so true
as the lovely Ri Sol-Ju
Air reporters asked him why
He made the trip Dennis replied
“To open doors and bridge a gap”
(For simple truth they have no app)
Paddy Power paid his fare
Want to bet why they got scared?
With an X NBA gang
He shall return to Pyongyang
Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong-Un
They have got it going on
Each of them is so unique
Both of them make people freak.
Wonder what they talk about
Disneyland, or Beirut?
Or the time of slavery
Or the time of Syngman Rhee?
Or Beyonce, Karl Malone
Scottie Pippen, Nora Jones?
When they share their thoughts profound
You know Dennis lets him get a rebound
Child of privilege, self-made man
North Korean, Texan
Here’s to friendship, here’s to fun
Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong-Un!
Diplomacy requires math
Gotta calculate the speed and path
and the angle of the ricochet
times big men jumping in your way.
— Fred Gardner
IT'S AN OLD predicament of identity politics. We are manifold and must be respected as individuals — and we are completely different from the rest of you, with our own culture and history, giving us a collective identity that allows us to belong to the larger world of nations, just as you do. It's our being completely different from the rest of you that makes us like the rest of you. (Adam Gopnik, ‘The People Who Pass’)
ALBION/LITTLE RIVER FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT COMMUNITY MEETING
Thursday Jan. 23, 7:00 PM
The Woods, 43300 Little River Airport Rd. Little River Ca.
Sponsored by ALRFPD Auxiliary
Contact: Chris Skyhawk, 707-937-4295
2013 was a very exciting year for the Albion/Little River Fire Protection District. We produced a very successful barbecue this summer and engaged with the community through a variety of outreach projects that included (among other things): -a recycling program with proceeds donated to the District -a taco stand where volunteers served tasty lunches outside the Fire Hall -community meetings at the Albion School -media outreach including written articles and radio interviews on KZYX The response has been encouraging. A number of new volunteers have joined both the Auxiliary and the Department. Financial and in-kind donations have been at an all-time high, and a generous matching grant from an anonymous source is already close to being met. New water sources have been identified and some older equipment has been replaced with safer, more reliable gear. We are very grateful for all of this, yet much work remains to be done if we want to insure the safety of our community. There are a number of long-term issues that need to be addressed. On Thursday January 23 at 7:00 PM the ALRFPD Auxiliary is sponsoring a community meeting at The Woods in Little River, 43300 Little River Airport Rd. Using a Power Point Presentation and sharing enlightening anecdotes, Fire Chief Ted Williams will lead an educational, entertaining, and participatory discussion regarding the state and health of your local fire protection district. Learn more about the Department including: the types of calls they take, the training our volunteers go through, and their dedication to our safety. This will be a community-oriented meeting that seeks community-oriented solutions. Light snacks will be provided. The men and women of the ALRFPD make many personal sacrifices to insure public safety and they deserve our support. All of us are only one unfortunate moment from having to make a 911 call. Let us strive to be sure that our Department and our community are as healthy and engaged as can be. Chris Skyhawk ALRFPD Auxiliary 937-4295
AT THE BOONVILLE WINTER MARKET in front of the Boonville General Store this Saturday, 11-1,rain or shine, you will find: Yorkville Olive Oil - both the 375ml and the 750ml bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil WildeAcre Farm - sauerkraut, kefir, chia seed muffins, chocolate hearts, crocheted goodies and More!
Mendocino Permaculture’s 31st Annual Winter Abundance Workshop
Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine at the Fairgrounds in Boonville, on Hwy 128
Seed, Scion & Cutting Exchange with Hands-on Fruit Tree Grafting
Free to all
Classes all day on fruit tree propagation, how to grow fruits & nuts, and how to do seed saving of all kinds of food plants. Learn the tricks of making your own fruit & nut bearing trees, shrubs and vines. You can make your own tree right at the event. Come spend the day with local green thumbs who understand the unique climate zones and soils of our bioregion. You can purchase an organic lunch and beverages at the event.
This is a free public service learning event. There is no charge for admission, classes, seeds, cuttings, or scion wood.
Items that will be sold: Lunch, Beverages, Tree Rootstocks, Fruit Trees & Vines.
Free classes: grafting your own fruit trees, top-working and bud grafting, cutting propagation, choosing rootstocks; planting, training, pruning, the localized holistic management perspective; seed saving for vegetables, flowers, and trees.
Seed Exchange: Seeds from local growers of vegetables, flowers, herbs and trees will be available all day, with local seed savers on hand to share local knowledge. Bring seeds to share. Labeled glass jars of bulk seed are preferred. Please label varieties by name, place, harvest date, and any pertinent cultural information. We supply seed envelopes for you to take home seeds.
Scion Exchange: Scions will be available all day, with local experts on hand to answer questions and share “local how to” knowledge. Bring scions to share. We supply over 300 varieties of fruit tree scions; also Cuttings of grape, fig, mulberry, pomegranate, currants, gooseberries, kiwi, European plums. Berries usually need a bit of root and clean soil. (See details below)
Rootstock sales: This is how we fund our free event (besides donations). We sell over 500 tree rootstocks all day of all major fruit types, for a few dollars each. We select the best rootstocks for our climate and soil so you can build your own high quality fruit trees inexpensively, by grafting your chosen scion to the right rootstock. You can also take the scions home to graft on existing fruit trees.
Plant share: everyone is welcome to use our venue to give plants away.
Trees & plants & seeds for sale by local growers, selected for our climate zone by Cool Hybrids, EastHillTop Nursery. Local vendors are welcome. Our new local seed company, Diaspora Seeds, may have seeds to sell as well.
Patrick will be selling his beautiful grafted feijoa trees, all locally tested fruiting cultivars that can not be obtained anywhere else on the planet.
Food sales by local people: the Salsitas will sell an organic lunch, and the Teen Center will sell beverages and snacks.
Schedule of Events
9:00-4:00 Open tables - Scions, seeds, cuttings and selection advice — see workshop map when you arrive
9:30 - 10:30 Class – Mark Albert on the First Level (Basic Techniques) of Making Your Own Trees & Vines
10:30 - 12:00 Class – Tim Bates of The Apple Farm on Planting, Training, Pruning and Holistic Management of Fruit Plantings
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch – Salsitas’ Organic Mexican Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 Class – Pat Schafer on Second Level (Advanced) Grafting, Budding & Topworking Techniques & Strategies
2:15 - 3:30 Class – Seed Saving Basics by Seedsaver Tom Melcher
About Scions and Cuttings
Please bring labeled scions/cuttings of your favorite trees/plants – the old local gems that we are trying to save, new varieties, and your own seedlings are also welcome. If the varietal name is unknown, just label with the scions with your name, phone, and a brief description. The best scions and cuttings are the longest, straightest, newest shoots (especially the lower half of those shoots). Cut scions 8-12” long and ziplock bag them. Free recycled ziplock bags will be available in the scion area. Cuttings for rooting should be longer, 12-24” long, bundled or bagged. Keep them damp and cold, at refrigerator temperature, like a cold spot outdoors on the north side of a building. Clean, damp new wood chips or new wood shavings are the ideal scion storage medium. Cut dormant scions on a nice January day and store them, rather than waiting until the last moment in this unpredictable season. Our dormancy period is short, so picking scions early is best.
About the Fairgrounds Venue
We have moved the event to the fairgrounds in Boonville. The classes will be in the dining hall. Scions and seeds tables will be in the Library/Arts and Crafts Building. Rootstock sales and plant exchange will be under the roof around the outside of the library building. Parking will be outside the Fairgrounds proper, in the parking lot right on Hwy 128 a few hundreds yards southeast of the Fairgrounds. Contact us for details on vehicle access via the “back parking lot” if you need to bring your vehicle in to the event for any reason. The AV Community Library will open for its regular hours.
Please bring your own plate, utensils, cups, and napkins to reduce our carbon footprint. Biodegradable sets will also be available for $1.50 each.
The Winter Abundance Workshop is co-sponsored by Anderson Valley Adult School.
For more information, call Barbara/Rob Goodell 895-3897; Mark Albert 462-7843; or Richard Jeske 459-5926. You may leave your email address by phone for an email reply.
See you there!
Holistic Orchard Management With Michael Phillips at The Apple Farm in Philo January 19, 2014 9:30 - 4:30 Includes Lunch
Practical Orchard Health
Understanding the underlying principles for growing healthy fruit becomes clear when walking through an orchard with Michael Phillips. Major insect challenges can be resolved safely and organically when you perceive who, what and when. Dealing with disease from a holistic perspective requires a deep understanding of nutritional cause-and-effect. Biodiversity brings in untold connections. The challenges you face at your locale will become far more manageable as you build a holistic system that keeps trees and berry plantings healthy from the get-go.
This is a rare opportunity to hang out (come all the way from Northern New Hampshire) with the author of The Holistic Orchard – Tree Fruits & Berries. Michael will present a PowerPoint slide show to move you toward a whole new way of thinking about your fruit trees and berries. The workshop will also spend some time on pruning techniques (as variable as there are farmers). Tim of The Apple Farm will lead a tour of his orchard and discuss his results so far using Michael’s concepts.
Michael will also bring copies of his book for sale and will sign them right before your eyes! Or bring your own book to be signed.
The cost is $60 per person and includes lunch. (Please advise as to dietary restrictions.) There will only be 30-35 places. We can take credit cards. There is a sliding scale if you have hardships. Please pay in advance. Make checks payable to The Apple Farm.
Go to philoapplefarm.com for directions. We’re at 18501 Greenwood Rd. Philo, 95466. Ph 707-895-2333 for Q’s and reservations.
The Apple Farm has 3 rooms for rent at the farm — special for this workshop — $100 for double occupancy.
Special added attraction! Michael will conduct a WASSAIL at the farm after the workshop, around 6:30 or so. Please bring something to contribute — cider, hard cider, wine, gifts to the Gods — read up in The Apple Grower, Michael’s other book.
Tim Bates The Apple Farmer 18501 Greenwood Rd Philo Ca 95466 707 895 2333
MENDOCINO COUNTY GETS CRABBY in January with Annual Crab, Wine, and Beer Festival January marks an exciting time for the North Coast - the arrival of Mendocino County's annual Crab, Wine and Beer Festival. The countywide festival, which takes place Jan 17 - 26, features special offerings from gourmet restaurants, unique accommodations packages at cozy inns, world-class tastings at wineries and breweries, and special food-focused events for every type of traveler and local. Festival highlights include: * Crab Cake Cook-off and Wine Tasting Competition
* The Skunk Train's Crab and Wine Express
* Family-style Cioppino Feed
* Barrel Tasting 101 throughout various Anderson Valley wineriesPlease see below for complete details on the festival and events, and please let us know if you have any questions. Images are available upon request.
Thank you, Mandy
Crab, Wine And Beer Festival
January 17 - 26, 2014 Countywide Event
Mendocino County, California Gets "Crabby" This January As It Celebrates Its 15th Annual Crab, Wine, And Beer Festival With A High-Profile Dungeness Crab Cake Cook-Off And Wine Tasting Competition, Gourmet Seafood Dinners, Regional Beer Tasting, Wintry Countywide Activities And More
Mendocino County, Calif. - A thriving destination known for its rugged coastline, majestic redwood forests, and "America's Greenest Wine Region(tm)," Mendocino County announces the highlight of crab season: the 15th Annual Crab, Wine & Beer Festival<http://www.VisitMendocino.com/crabfestival> that will take place January 17 - 26, 2014. The countywide festival, named one of America's Top 10 Seafood and Wine Festivals by Coastal Living, is an opportunity for Mendocino residents and visitors from throughout the country to enjoy fresh Pacific seafood, including the county's famed Dungeness crab, and award-winning Mendocino County wine and beer, while exploring the wintry bounty of this coastal escape. http://www.visitmendocino.com/crabfestival. The festival offers travelers the opportunity to indulge in gourmet restaurants, cozy up in unique inns, pop in to picturesque villages, unwind in friendly wineries and breweries, and become mesmerized by the county's breathtaking coastline and bountiful valley landscapes. Featuring dozens of special events for everyone from the crab-loving foodie to the romance-seeking oenophile - from a high-profile Crab Cake Cook-Off and Wine Tasting Competition, family-style crab and cioppino feeds, decadent dinners highlighting Dungeness crab with wine pairings, to crabbing excursions at sea - attendees' cravings for crab, wine, beer, and entertainment are sure to be satiated.
Crab Cake Cook-Off And Wine Tasting Competition - January 25, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.; $85/general admission The festival culminates on January 25 at 12 p.m. with the much-anticipated Crab Cake Cook-Off and Wine Tasting Competition, featuring crab cakes perfected by top Mendocino County chefs paired with wines from over 20 wineries in Mendocino County, America's Greenest Wine Region(tm). The event will be judged by journalists and food experts from across the nation. The competition gets fierce as guests sample a multitude of unique crab cakes and have the opportunity to see how their top choices match up with the judges' picks by nominating their favorite chef and winery for the People's Choice Awards. The event also features silent and live auctions for extraordinary wines, destinations and gifts, all to help establish a Health & Wellness Program at Mendocino Coast Clinics. Corner of Main & Spruce, Fort Bragg / www.mccinc.org<http://www.mccinc.org> /707.961.3463
Countywide Celebrations In the countywide tradition of coming together to celebrate the area's bounty, dozens of special events will be offered for guests and visitors of all kinds throughout Mendocino County. Head out from Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg on one of the many crabbing cruises and whale watching expeditions, with the chance to take home some fresh crab. Bike through the famous redwoods with Mendocino County Bike Sprite or cruise up Big River in a canoe to soak up the coastal scenery. Art and music lovers can also get more than their fill with live performances, exhibits and lessons to fit every taste. Among numerous other crab-related celebrations in Mendocino County, highlights include: the historic Skunk Train<http://www.SkunkTrain.com>'s "Crab & Wine Express," including on-board wine tasting and a stop for Crab Louie Salad at Camp Mendocino; "Barrel Tasting 101<http://www.destinationhopland.com>," the barrel tasting event of the year hosted at wineries in Hopland, Ukiah, and Redwood Valley; and special Winemaker Dinners, including a feast at the newly re-opened Heritage House Resort<http://www.heritagehouseresort.com> with winemaker Arnaud Weyrich of Roederer Estate.
Sip And Explore For Rewards Throughout the festival, attendees are invited to gain rewards for sipping by stopping by any of the 45 Mendocino County wineries and breweries listed on their festival passport and receiving a stamp for each participating winery or brewery visited. Guests who collect three stamps or more will be entered in a drawing for a fabulous grand prize, and those who visit three or more wineries or breweries on both Wine & Beer Trails can double their chance to win.
Cozy Up After Cracking Crab The Crab, Wine and Beer Festival draws hungry travelers from near and far. From special festival discounts to crab-themed breakfasts, visitors are invited to stay and celebrate at any of the numerous inns, resorts, and hotels in the county. Post-event sustenance and libations can be found at Agate Cove Inn<http://www.agatecove.com> ($189-349) in Mendocino, where guests will sip complimentary local wine from Esterlina and Yorkville Cellars, served with the inn's famous crab dip. Brewery Gulch Inn<http://www.brewerygulchinn.com/> ($245-445) in Mendocino offers foodies a cooked-to-order breakfast featuring - what else - fresh crab, and a light dinner buffet with local Mendocino County wines and beers, included in their room rate. Cleone Gardens Inn<http://www.cleonegardensinn.com> ($255/night) in Fort Bragg presents oenophile explorers with a Crab & Wine special - a two-night stay, plus two tickets to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and a bottle of Pacific Star wine. Or, guests can curl up at the Country Inn<http://www.beourguests.com> ($446/non-fireplace room) in Fort Bragg for a romantic Crab and Wine Couples Retreat, featuring a two-night stay, gourmet breakfast for two, two tickets to the Crab Cake Cook-Off and Wine Competition, two passes to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and a welcome basket. Restrictions and blackout periods apply, based on availability. http://www.visitmendocino.com/specials-packages Background Mendocino County welcomes nearly 1.8 million visitors annually and is a pioneer in sustainable tourism and viticulture practices, earning the highest percentage of organic and biodynamic vineyards in the United States. The county boasts 80 miles of prime Pacific coastline, 85+ wineries and 10 diverse AVAs, 23 state/national parklands and 500+ accommodations. Straddling scenic Highways 1 and 101 "The Redwood Highway," Mendocino County delivers an ideal vortex of waves, wines and redwoods laced with historic villages and outback adventures. Located 114 mi./184 km. north of San Francisco, the region's gateway airports are San Francisco International (SFO), Oakland International (OAK) and Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS). Visit Mendocino County is a non-profit destination marketing organization designed to enhance the economic vitality of the community by increasing tourism revenue. For more information, visit www.visitmendocino.com<http://www.visitmendocino.com>. Mandy Beck Cinch PR & Branding Group 632 Commercial Street Second Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 Office - 415.392.2232 Cell - 650.773.5404 www.cinchpr.com<http://www.cinchpr.com/>
Subject: JANIE REZNER'S GUEST ON WOMEN'S VOICES, KZYX, Monday, Jan 20, 7pm will be American moutaineer, writer and environmental health scientist, Dr. Arlene Blum
Janie Rezner's guest on Women's Voices, KZYX, Monday January 20, 7 pm PT will be American mountaineer, writer, and environmental health scientist, Arlene Blum. She is best known for leading an all-woman ascent of Annapurna, a climb that was also the first successful American ascent. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/magazine/arlene-blums-crusade-against-household-toxins.html?pagewanted=all Dr. Blum is currently on a crusade against chemical flame retardants, which are found in almost all upholstered furniture. High concentrations have been found in the bodies of creatures as geographically diverse as salmon, peregrine falcons, cats, whales, polar bears. Most disturbingly, a recent study of toddlers in the United States conducted by researchers at Duke University found flame retardants in the blood of every child they tested. The chemicals are associated with an assortment of health concerns, including antisocial behavior, impaired fertility, decreased birth weight, diabetes, memory loss, undescended testicles, lowered levels of male hormones and hyperthyroidism. The show will air Dec 16, 7 PM PT, at 90.7 FM Philo, 88.1 FM Fort Bragg, and 91.5 FM Willits and can also be heard streaming live at www.kzyx.org It will be archived at http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/contributor/4206 along with past shows. You can also Google Janie Rezner radio. Janie "Oquawka"Rezner, MA www.janierezner.com Spiritual feminist warrior Programmer KZYX
MONTHLY NETWORKING MEETING Ukiah Conference Center, 200 S. School St, Ukiah Date: January 21, 2014 12:00 PM PST Join us for our first brown bag lunch networking meeting of 2014 at our new location and time! Meeting will feature introduction to Women in Business, plans for the year and a business spotlight. Welcome returning members and those of you interested in growing your businesses. Membership fees as little at $50/year or $5 drop-in. More information and online registration: Monthly Networking Meeting.
Best regards, Ukiah Women in Business Network