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SF events 5.18 SaveOceanBeach.org 7:30pm Judah @ 44th Ave Tonight!
by bon fire
Thursday May 18th, 2006 2:55 PM
Thu, May 18, 2006      7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Meeting on the Ocean Beach Bonfire Policy
Sunset Youth Services 3918 Judah Street @ 44th Ave SF
http://saveoceanbeach.org
see below

important events: http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
fun events: http://laughingsquid.com/squidlist/calendar http://www.funcheap.com
more events: http://www.craigslist.org http://www.tribe.net http://upcoming.org
eco events: http://ecologycenter.org http://acterra.org
http://swcoalition.org/Calendar.html Sustainable World Coalition
http://humanisthall.net/Cal-October-Activist.html 390 27th St Oakland
http://www.mpjc.org/ongoing.html Marin Peace and Justice Center
http://peaceandjustice.org Palo Alto Peace and Justice Center
http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/pbnberkeley/2006-03
Fellowship of Humanity Events 390 27th St Oakland @ Telegraph/Broadway
http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/pbnberkeley/2006-04/msg00030.html
http://www.sfbg.com events, art receptions, music, film, etc.
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=568 SF Bay Gaurdian Art Receptions!
Chemtrails Downing Planes, Killing Essential Soil Bacteria?
http://www.wildchildmagazine.com/display.php?id=75



food

Read or subscribe to the FREE NOTMILK Times Newsletter. Click to visit this large forum...
http://notmilk.com


Two other very important newsletters to subscribe to:
http://veganmd.org
http://rawfamily.com


One Herb that Can Fight off Cancer and AIDS .. Cat's Claw !!


I would be more worried about that manhaton project inspired teflon coated sauce pan and its risk of fluoride poisoning than anything else.
 
foxnews.com/story/0,2933,51186,00.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylamide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teflon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride_poisoning


There's just ONE problem with this. NONE of these fruit varieties will grow in Cascadia without the aid of climate control. (ie. a greenhouse)
 
Apparently, this list came in from the Bay Area, but even there, only Avocados would stand much of a chance.
 
For Cascadia we would want to replace these with apples, pears, peaches, cherries, plums and possibly a few others like figs which can grow in at least Southern Cascadia. It would also be far better to root cuttings from established native heirloom varieties and transplant the mini-saplings oopposed to just dropping seed here and there. Not only is the seed difficult to start, but the origin of most of the fruit you will find in stores these days is very questionable and this is not the sort of germplasm that I for one would like to see spread around into Cascadia's enviornment.
-nagasaki

re:

Renegade Gardeners!
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1822883.php

   This is a list of links to instructions on how to grow fruit trees
from the seeds of their fruits, as you find in the grocery stores. 
Share as you will.  If people know how to do these things then they
will do them.  YOU CAN PLANT TREES ANYWHERE.  NOT JUST YOUR OWN YARD. 
Imagine a whole country filled with fruit trees!  There is a vacant lot
near your house.  Find it, and plant!  There is an empty stretch near
the road, plant!  If your favorite plant isn't on the list, then look
it up on the internet.  And, then, plant!  =)

mango
http://www.plantcultures.org.uk/activities/handson_mango.html

avocado
http://www.avocado.org/about/growing_avocado.php

coconut
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/palmsociety/message/7580?viscount=100

date palms (it takes a male and a female date tree to get dates)
http://www.nizwa.net/agr/dates/dates/palm/datepalm2.html
http://www.personal.u-net.com/~treetops/germinat.html

citrus
http://www.citrus-tree-care.com/propagation-from-seed.html

papaya
http://www.easyfruit.co.uk/papaya/index.html

pineapple
http://www.plantea.com/pineapple-houseplant.htm



eco

Burned logs aid forest ecology
http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/14256001p-15071114c.html


Northern forests getting browner
http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/4758624
http://blogs.usatoday.com/weather/2006/04/northern_forest.html


forest death
climate as a two-way street.
Full report available at this URL: http://dieoff.org/page129.htm
Here's some excerpts fromthe Executive Summary:
------------------------------------------------------------
Drawing on the latest research on forest ecology, the impacts of
recent climate change, and studies on projected future climate
change, this report shows that between 50 and 90 percent of the
existing boreal forests are likely to disappear as a result of a
doubling of atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide and other
greenhouse gases.
While it is possible that the boreal forest could expand into the
frozen tundra as temperatures increase, such an expansion would
likely be delayed by slow tree migration rates and the adverse
effects of increased ultraviolet radiation on trees from ozone
depletion.
Even in the long term, the boreal forest is not expected to expand
enough to compensate for the deterioration in the southern part of
the forest.
---------------------------------------------------------------
Full report available at this URL: http://dieoff.org/page129.htm


Fall-out after nuclear disaster in britain - interactive map
with the announcement that Britain is going to possibly build more nuclear power stations, this map is timely and the fall-out and hot zones falling a similar accident to chernobyl. Good to send about
http://www.no2nuclearpower.org.uk/Chernobyl-UK.php#



Alaska struck the first legal blow in the fight against a national ID card
by refusing to pass legislation to bring the state in line with REAL ID
requirements.
http://papersplease.org/scan.html?a=f&id=57


Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation
http://www.prisonplanet.com/index.html


http://www.drudgereport.com/flash5cn.htm
CNN AIRS FALSE-START LIVE; NETWORK CALLS MISTAKE


Feds Want Hacker's Genetic Code
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70869-0.html


http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
US spells out plan to bomb Iran


Secret Gov't Source Tells ABC News: "Get New Cellphones"
Address:http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/051506R.shtml


Update on the Rove Indictment Story
http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m23357&l=i&size=1&hd=0


Cheney "For Prison"
Endless possibilities on this one! (and this loads LOTS faster)
http://bushbumperstickers.com/page-2.html
re-do of the Bush Cheney 04 Bumper sticker


Iraq: Security Companies and Training Camps
http://www.brusselstribunal.org/SecurityCompanies.htm  
http://indexresearch.blogspot.com/2006/05/iraq-security-companies-and-training.html


http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
EP committee says CIA carried out 50 secret renditions
--Seven CIA black sites in countries of Asia, Europe and Africa


http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
Lawmaker: Marines Killed Iraqis "In Cold Blood


FBI Withholding 84 More Tapes of Pentagon on 9/11
http://infowars.net/index.html


Newly released Pentagon video is missing something
http://www.teamliberty.net/id258.html


THE 9/11 STORY THAT GOT AWAY
http://www.alternet.org/story/36388


"I hope the FBI finds the bomber, and fires him!" -Judi Bari
http://judibari.org http://jailhurwitz.com http://tree-sit.org


http://www.borowitzreport.com
BUSH ORDERS NATIONAL GUARD TO PROTECT APPROVAL RATING
10,000 Troops to Prevent Supporters From Leaving Country


invasion of privacy?
http://aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf


Asia Getting Ready to Dump the Doller Peg
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&refer=columnist_mukherjee&sid=aVreBEdY.5cg
<http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&refer=columnist_mukherjee&sid=aVreBEdY.5cg>


"Any so-called enviromental group that skirts the critical issue of OVERPOPULATION and that alleges to care about the ultimate future of our planet's biosphere, should be exposed as hypocritical"

lively debate that has taken place around this question of overpopulation since the 70s. On one hand, we have those who hope to control population growth through state intervention — Garrett Hardin, author of "The Tragedy of the Commons" is a famous proponent. Many on this side of the debate applaud the Chinese state, which sharply limits reproduction.

On the other side, you have anarchists, libertarian socialists and some liberals who point out that the driving force behind population growth is the unstable nature of the capitalist system and the uneven distribution of the benefits of modern life. A solution that values individual liberties and the rights of women will focus not on the state's power to restrict reproduction, but on the spread of educational opportunities to women, the re-distribution of wealth, and the ready availability of birth control.

Here's a good page on the subject:

http://www.infoshop.org/faq/secE6.html

And another critiquing Garrett Hardin's Tragedy of the Commons article:

http://www.infoshop.org/faq/secI6.html



The attached "GREENTIPS - Housecleaning Made Cleaner " is from
the Union of Concerned Scientists.  Practical information for any
and all kitchens.

This years Bohemian Grove Protest is set for July 24, *after the Gathering)
against Corporate America and the war, in Monte Rio (Sonoma County)
California.

Watch the Bohemian Grove Action Network page if you are interested
   This years annual Bohemian Grove Protest by the
Sonoma County Bohemian Grove Action Network
http://www.sonomacountyfreepress.com/bohos/bohoindx.html
and is again being joined by 
Project Censored and the  Answer Coalition (SF).

Please forward and post.
The 23 Quam prayer is pasted in after the
Union of Concerned Scientists information.

Excerpt of the 23 Quam:
George Bush is my shepherd; I dwell in want.
He maketh logs to be cut in national forests.
He leadeth trucks into the still wilderness.
He restoreth my fears. 
End of excerpt.

Blessings,
The Toxic Reverend

Who are the criminals?
http://people.tribe.net/toxicreverend


RED LIGHT SCAM (san leandro)
http://www.craigslist.org/eby/com/161946658.html

THE CITY OF SAN LEANDRO HAS TURNED PART OF ITS TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT TO A PRIVATE FORPROFIT COMPANY WHICH IS INSTALLING AND RUNNING NUMEROUS RED LIGHT TRAFFICCAMERAS, DISPITE STATE LEGISLATURE RULING AGAINSTTHIS.---------------------------------.WHY SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED?1-IT IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST TOHAVE PRIVATE FOR PROFIT COMPANIES MAKING MONEY ON CITATIONS, AS THEY GET A PERCENTOF EACH ONE.2-SAN LEANDRO SAYS THIS IS BEING DONE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, BUT THE WAY IT IS BEING DONE IT IS ABOUT INCREASING REVENUES. THE BULK OF CITATIONS ARE FOR CORNER RIGHT OR LEFT TURNES, AT A COSTOF $351 PER CITATION. THEY SAID THEY ARE GETTING A MINNIMUM OF80 PER DAY AT CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND FLORESTA.IF IT WAS ABOUT SAFETY, THEY WOULD BE CONSENTRATING ONSTRAIGHT THROUGH RED LIGHTRUNNERS.WHAT ARE THEY DOING WITH ALLTHE TAX MONEY WE ARE GIVING THEM?3-STUDIES IN OTHER AREAS SHOWEDTHAT THE CAMERAS ARE CAUSING AN INCREASE IN REAR END COLLISIONS FROM PEOPLE STOPPING SUDDENLY TO AVOID GOING THROUGH ON YELLOW. ALSO, AT NGHT. THE FLASHING CAMERAS ARE CAUSINGDANGEROUS DISTRACTIONS.4-CLASS ACTION LAW SUITS ARE BEING FILED IN OTHER LOCATIONS.SOME HAVE ALREADY BEEN WON.-------------------------------------WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS PROBLEM?1-COMPLAIN TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. IF NO ACTION ISTAKEN, VOTE THEM OUT.2-BOYCOTT ALL SAN LEANDRO STORES AND BUSINESNES. THE REDUCTION IN SALES TAX REVENUES WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO REFORM.3-HELPS US FIND A EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY TO FILE A CLASS ACTIONLAW SUITE.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT,THE ASSOCIATION FOR FAIR AND HONEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT----------------------------------SOME REFERENCES:Contact San Leandro City Council
http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/slcouncilfeedback.html
Cal Law: California's Legal News Source
http://www.law.com/jsp/pubarticleCA.jsp?id=1058416447276
http://www.highwayrobbery.net
SAN LEANDRO CITY HALL-835 E14TH ST.,SAN LEANDRO,94577510-577-3200



Thu May 18

# 5/19: SF Google Free WiFi hearing - Privacy/Digital Divide issues (downtown / civic / van ness)

The main topics will be Privacy and Digital Inclusion, but you can speak about anything regarding the WiFi initiative

Privacy - includes library-like privacy for people who are undocumented migrant workers, those without credit cards (required for usage), members of unpopular political groups.

Digital Inclusion - includes training and computers for those who need it, coverage that meets the RFP requirements of 95% outdoor / 90% indoor and at real-world bandwidth speeds (not something slightly over dial-up currently offered).

SF City Hall - Room 263, 2-5PM, agenda is here:
http://www.sfgov.org/site/lafco_page.asp?id=38962

If you cannot attend in person - you may watch cable channel (26 or 78) or live video streaming at http://sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp?id=11463 (select SFGTV or SFGTV2)

ACLU, EFF and EPIC have sent four letters to San Francisco - advocating for Municipal WiFi with privacy protections - I believe that they have received no response from the city and it appears that the RFP and other aspects of the TechConnect initiative have largely not addressed the issues they have persistently raised.

read the 4 letters here:
http://www.epic.org/privacy/internet/sfws41906.html

San Francisco Chronicle editorial 5/10/06 "Hidden cost of 'free' wireless"
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/05/10/EDGDOIJKE11.DT


There will be an IRC online chatroom setup at:

ernesto.indymedia.org
chatroom #techconnect

you can use the chat client here: http://chat.indymedia.org/


For all the details on the San Francisco WiFi process see the blog: http://www.webnetic.net


# Thu May 18 BIKE TO WORK DAY http://www.sfbike.org/?btwd

Ditch your car! Skip the bus! Hop on a bike and go!

The biggest day for biking in the Bay Area is just around the corner. Join thousands of bikers as we cruise, sprint, and roll into work on Thursday, May 18th! There's never been a better day to celebrate your right to ride.
Why bike to work on May 18th?
Energizer Stations

Volunteers will cheer you on at 24 Energizer Stations around San Francisco! Stop by one of the stations to load up on free coffee, snacks, and convenient tote bags for future commutes. We'll also be passing out info about how you can get involved in making San Francisco a better bicycling city.
Download the SF station map (PDF, 522k)
You'll be in good company

You'll be joining bike commuters new and old in making a statement about the importance of supporting the two wheeled way. Join our mayor, supervisors, and thousands of San Franciscans in moving proof that bicycling is a viable form of transportation in this city.
It feels good!

Do you need a better reason?

SFBC's Annual Bike Away for Work Party

Thu., May. 18 | 6-9pm, 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St
You're invited to the SF Bike Coalition's fun and fabulous Bike Away from Work Party! Stop by 111 Minna on your commute home and unwind (valet bike parking provided). Learn the cities biking secrets from fellow bicyclists and bask in the glow of a successful Bike to Work Day!

Fabulous prizes to be raffled off! A Brompton folding bike! Timbuk2 products! and more! Don't miss it.

Raffle prizes donated by Flexcar and Timbuk2
Be a Bike Buddy!

Need some help? (Or have some to offer?) Bike Buddy connects bike newbies with mentors who will show you the ropes of urban cycling and get you ready to Bike to Work on May 18th!
Check out 511.org's Team Bike Challenge for more on teaming up for Bike to Work Day!
http://511.org


# Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 18, 2006 (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
http://upcoming.org/event/78076
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue @580 (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
Oakland, California

Depart from the Grand Lake Theater at 7:55 AM

Oakland City Hall Celebration
At Oakland's 13th Annual Bike to Work Day Celebration, Thursday, May 18, cyclists who pedal to City Hall between 7-9am will be treated to:

A free pancake breakfast (7-9am)
Free Club One Day Pass for showers
Free all-day valet bike parking
A free bike mini-tune-up while you work courtesy Bay Area Bikes
A bicycle-style canvas bag with goodies and bicycling info
A raffle with prizes donated by local businesses
Tables with information about low-impact commuting, bicycle-friendly projects, and sustainable transportation and land use
Press conference and prize announcements (8:30am)
Oakland's Bike to Work Day celebration was brought to you by the City of Oakland Public Works Agency, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, and local sponsoring businesses.

Prizes/Sponsors
City Hall event participants will be eligible for great prizes donated by local business. The Grand Prizes are a round-trip for two to Santa Barbara on Amtrak and a stay at Oakland's Bates House Bed and Breakfast near Lake Merritt! Other great prizes include:

Two $25 and one $50 gift certificates from Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub, 4799 Telegraph Ave.
Round trip tickets on Amtrak Capitol Corridor to San Jose
Round trip tickets on Amtrak Capitol Corridor to Sacramento
Two one-month passes at the Oakland City Center Club One
Five AC Transit 10-pass bus tickets
Four movie passes from the Grand Lake Theater
Two sets of four movie passes and a 16" pizza w/four toppings from the Parkway Theater, 1834 Park Blvd.
A Bay Trail packet including a San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide book, a complete set of the Bay Trail maps, and more
$25 gift certificate from the Pacific Coast Brewing, 906 Washington
Two $25 gift certificates from Wheels of Justice Cyclery, 2024 Mountain Blvd.
A meal for two at Soizic Bistro, 300 Broadway
Lunch for two at Sabina Indian Cuisine, 1628 Wester Street
$30 gift certificate at Ital Calabash, 1405 Franklin
Two East Bay Bicycle Coalition bike maps (both East and West of the Hills) and T-shirt packs
Event Website: http://www.oaklandpw.com/page125.aspx


# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders
Every Thurs 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_herba.htm


# Thu., May. 18 | 6-9pm, 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St
You're invited to the SF Bike Coalition's fun and fabulous Bike Away from Work Party! Stop by 111 Minna on your commute home and unwind (valet bike parking provided). Learn the cities biking secrets from fellow bicyclists and bask in the glow of a successful Bike to Work Day!
http://www.sfbike.org/?btwd


# This Thursday May 18th, the Vegas SF crew (Grant, David, Dan, Nate, Lance,
Luke, Jeremy) will be hosting a Yoga Party.
Every week we will feature different yoga instructors offering
varying perspectives and styles of yoga. The yoga class
will be followed by tea and light snacks (you are encouraged to bring
snacks/tea to share).

THIS WEEKS FEATURE:
Self-Awakening Partner and Acro Yoga with Will Edmonson & Jenna dAnna

Will's yoga can be described as partner yoga, acro yoga, and gravity
massage. We step out of the contemporary isolation of asana, and step into
the intimacy of community and connection that brings us out of our comfort
zone, and into the healing space of trust. We ultimately find that we've
gone deeper into ourselves, discovered an ease and openness with others in
the room, and shared a very special silent experience with our partner.

Jenna d'Anna specializes in Self-Awakening Yoga, which creates an
expansion of consciousness, concentration and relaxation by accessing the
wisdom of your own body and mind. Through movement inquiries and advanced
breathing techniques, Self-Awakening Yoga creates a sense of flow, harmony
and overall integration.

Here is an opportunity to play and explore this possibility of opening in
a safe space of movement, touch, and mutual support, all in the context of
yoga.

~~~~~~~~

WHEN: Thursday May 18th from 7:00 to 8:30pm (please arrive early and
leave time to find parking, doors open at 6:30).

WHERE: 1459 Powell @ Broadway St., San Francisco, CA, 94133, BUZZ: #01

PARKING: If you want to park on the street, please give yourself 15
minutes to find parking. Otherwise there are parking garages on Vallejo
just east of Powell (in front of the Police Station).

HOW MUCH: Suggested donation $10-20. No one will be turned away for lack
of funds.

DETAILS: If you have a yoga mat, please bring it. We will have a few
extra but they will go fast if we have to supply them.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE
 
William Edmonson
510.776.9142
willbpeace [at] tmail.com (mobile)
will_edmonson [at] yahoo.com (business)

http://www.myspace.com/willbpeace

* May we learn from our bodies, how to learn from the Earth, the ways to bring balance and harmony to both.

* May we bring impeccability to every level and aspect of our being, creating and communing; with grace, ease and play.

* As we are, so do we create.


# Thu, May 18, 2006      7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  
Community Meeting on the Ocean Beach Bonfire Policy
Sunset Youth Services
3918 Judah Street @ 44th Avenue
San Francisco

Supervisor Ma will be joined by representatives from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to discuss current beach policies and to discuss a current proposal to ban all beach fires at Ocean Beach.

Representatives of relevant City departments will also be on hand to address questions and concerns.
For more information contact: (415) 554-7460 (415) 561-4723
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php?uid=5646


# Friends of Ocean Beach,

Thank you for signing up for the SaveOceanBeach,org email list. With over 1700 letters sent from people opposing the GGNRA fire ban, you are the super 199 folks who chose to "opt-in" to the email list. (the real heroes! shhhh... don't tell the others I said so...)

And now, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT, TONIGHT!

Fiona Ma, San Francisco Supervisor of District 4, is hosting a meeting tonight (Thursday) to bring together community leaders to discuss the issue of the potential fire ban. Your presence and support is requested!

Here are the details:

TONIGHT, Thursday May 18th
7:30 - 9:00pm
at Sunset Youth Services
3918 Judah Street & 44th Avenue

> Supervisor Ma will be joined by representatives form Golden
> Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to discuss current
> beach policies and to discuss a current proposal to ban all
> beach fires at Ocean Beach. Representatives of relevant City
> departments will also be on hand to address questions & concerns.

We have confirmed about 20 attendees, but would like to have no less than 100. If you CAN make, it please drop me a note and let me know... This could be the turning point we've been looking for!

Hope to see you this evening.

Thanks again for your commitment and support, Aaron
- - - - - - - - - - -
Aaron S. Pava
CivicActions LLC
AIM: AaronPava
info at saveoceanbeach.org
http://saveoceanbeach.org


...If you can make this meeting tonight it would really help. Those
supporting the ban will be out in force.

Two years ago you could have a fire anywhere on Ocean Beach, the BAN
group won a victory and there is only a mile long strip of Ocean Beach
where you can still have a fire.

If they win tonight there will be not be any beach in San Francisco
where you can have a beach bonfire.

That would be a sad thing indeed.

I grew up in Florida and we were NEVER allowed to have a fire on the
beach. I always heard how cool California was, because you could have a
bonfire and bring your dogs to the beach.

Seems that the coolness is about to be lost. How ironic it's in Burning
Man's back yard.

Please pass this on to anyone you know. The bigger the group the
better.

Cheers, Craig


# Dear friends of Bay Area Relocalize,

A critically important public forum on the 2007 Federal Farm Bill
is scheduled for this Thursday in Berkeley (see below for details).
This is our opportunity as concerned citizens to ensure that
safety, affordability, and sustainability are front-and-center
issues in the debate over national food policy.

Thanks for your commitment to a just and ecological Bay Area!

- Aaron Lehmer, Kirsten Schwind, and the Bay Area Relocalize team

:: 2007 Federal Farm Bill Forum ::

WHERE: South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St., Berkeley
(2 blocks from the Ashby BART station)

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The national Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is in the
process of developing proposals that support small farms and ensure
that everyone has access to safe, healthy, affordable and LOCAL
food. This forum is an opportunity for all people who eat and care
about their food to learn about the farm bill and give input into
the proposals that will be pursued at the national level. The
discussion will be followed by networking time over light food &
refreshments.

"The 2007 Farm Bill is a watershed moment for anybody who cares
about our nation's food supply. Whether you're a farmer, gardener
or consumer, urban or rural resident, this is the time for citizen
voices to be heard." Mark Winne, communications director, CFSC.
Light food & refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Shyaam at 510-329-1314 or info [at] CAFoodJustice.org

Co-hosted by:
California Food & Justice Coalition - http://www.CAFoodJustice.org
Food First - http://www.FoodFirst.org
Community Food Security Coalition - http://www.FoodSecurity.org

Contact us:

Bay Area Relocalize
P.O. Box 5397
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
Web: http://www.bayarearelocalize.org


# SFRaves Benefit Thursday, May 18th
9:30pm-2:30am $5 before 11pm, $7 after

THE SFRaves Community is cordially invited to attend and participate:

*** SFRAVES BENEFIT ***
** Thursday, May 18, 2006 ** ** 09:30 PM - 02:30 AM **
** The Glas Kat, 520 4th Street, San Francisco, CA **

** Two Rooms of Bumping Bassbin Beats Thumping ... Bass Pumping
Tribal Rhythm .. With DJS: **
TRACY :: raindance | end up
ROBERT MOZAIC :: 13moontribe
GIAMMA :: triple power | rhythm society
SHANTI :: triple power | rhythm society
MEPHISTO ODYSSEY :: mephisto | city of angels
LITTLE JOHN :: raindance - 13moontribe
ERNESTO CRUZ :: ammo | bumpty hump
MICHAEL LIU :: illumination records
PROXY :: clandestine Versus HAK :: killa subz
...plus special guest to be announced

Flyer @ http://www.sfraves.org/flyers/sfravesbenefit051806.jpg

Honouring SFRaves & HYPERREAL - 14 YEARS (March 1992 -> March 2006)
Hounoring SFRaves Calendar - 11 YEARS (March 1995 -> March 2006)
Honouring 14 years of SFRaves past, present and future ...

This BENEFIT honours 14 Years of SFRaves and its contribution as a
resource to the Electronic Dance Music Community ... for SFRaves &
HYPERREAL .. as a gift back to the EDM community in which SFRaves is
a part of and serves: THE SF BAY AREA AND BEYOND..

This event is a gift to and from the SFRaves Community -
TO benefit a gift BACK ... Proceeds gifted to benefit not-for-profit
organizations - including:

THE HYPERREAL FUND and a local SF Bay Area Based charity TBA.

** 18 + ** DINNER SERVED TILL MIDNIGHT ** 2 4 1 Specials before 11pm **
09:30 PM - 02:30 AM, 18+, $5 before 11pm, $7 after
Located @ The Glas Kat 520 4th Street, San Francisco, CA
Cross Street Bryant @ 4th Street.

http://www.sfraves.org
http://www.glaskat.com
http://www.wbr.com/mephistoodyssey
http://www.triplepower.org
http://www.rhythm.org
http://www.djtracy.com
http://www.giamma.com
http://www.djmozaic.net
http://www.raindancepresents.com
http://www.13moontribe.tribe.net
http://www.clandestinecrew.com
http://www.killasubz.com
http://www.illuminationrecords.com
http://www.earwacks.com
http://www.wbr.com/mephistoodyssey

Glas Kat 520 4th St @ Bryant San Francisco
sfraves at giamma.com http://www.sfraves.org




# ART ON FIRE! The 2006 San Francisco Fire Arts Exposition
May 18, 19 & 20, 2006
Monster Park (formerly Candlestick Park) – LOT C (FREE parking)
602 Jamestown Ave, SF 94124
Take BART to Balboa, then #29 Sunset bus to Gilman Ave & Giants Drive
See http://tinyurl.com/fs8rm for driving directions
Advance tickets: http://www.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=11341
For info: 415-To-Flame and http://www.burningman.com.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult

Thurs: Opening BRAF Benefit Reception & Premier Night: Includes 7-8:30pm
hosted bar, intimate artist led tours + general admission till 11pm - $50

Thurs: 8:30-11pm: $20 general admission; includes Pyro Spectaculars
fireworks finale!

Fri & Sat: 7:30pm-12am: $20 in fiery attire (no actual fire, please!); $25
street clothes.
Fire Angel All Event Pass: $125 - includes opening reception and express
entry 3 nights. 3 Night General Admission Ticket: $50 advanced sale - avail till 5/17.

Experience this quintessentially San Francisco art event, an exciting and incendiary exhibition of innovative and inspiring fire art! Ranging in nature from meditative and quietly interactive to spectacular, high-tech and utterly indefinable—these featured works of art and choreographed fire performances are pushing the boundaries of art internationally. Please join us for this landmark event as the City of San Francisco provides a forum to recognize artists working in this exciting and unique medium!

Artists Scheduled To Appear: Xeno, Vau De Vire Society, Therm, The Flaming
Lotus Girls, Nate Smith, Jack Schroll, SaDa Fuego, Pyro Spectaculars!,
Pyronauts, Primal Fire, Meghan Pike, Nocturnal Sunshine, The Nekyia, Los
Sueños del Fuego, Roger Lai, Laird, Marisa Lenhardt, Karl Nettmann, mN8Fx, Alan Macy, Loyd Family Players, Robert Kilpatrick, Scot Jenerik,
InterKonnected, Hunter, Bob Hofmann, Flame Gypsy & Sexy Bitch, Justin Gray, Wally Glenn, Gamelan X, Charlie Gadeken, Orion Fredericks, Liquid Fire, Richard Friedberg, Fire Arts Collective, The Crucible, Coven Fire Troupe, Marque Cornblatt, Controlled Burn, Bill Codding, Paul Cesewski, BomTribe, Bad Kitties, members of the Burning Man Fire Conclave, and more!

See: http://www.burningman.com in coming weeks for schedule and details

For info on The Black Rock Arts Foundation, see: http://www.blackrockarts.org



Thu May 18

# Thursday, May 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
A critically important public forum on the 2007 Federal Farm Bill
is scheduled for this Thursday in Berkeley (see below for details).
This is our opportunity as concerned citizens to ensure that
safety, affordability, and sustainability are front-and-center
issues in the debate over national food policy.

Thanks for your commitment to a just and ecological Bay Area!

- Aaron Lehmer, Kirsten Schwind, and the Bay Area Relocalize team

:: 2007 Federal Farm Bill Forum ::

WHERE: South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St., Berkeley
(2 blocks from the Ashby BART station)

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The national Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is in the
process of developing proposals that support small farms and ensure
that everyone has access to safe, healthy, affordable and LOCAL
food. This forum is an opportunity for all people who eat and care
about their food to learn about the farm bill and give input into
the proposals that will be pursued at the national level. The
discussion will be followed by networking time over light food &
refreshments.

"The 2007 Farm Bill is a watershed moment for anybody who cares
about our nation's food supply. Whether you're a farmer, gardener
or consumer, urban or rural resident, this is the time for citizen
voices to be heard." Mark Winne, communications director, CFSC.
Light food & refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Shyaam at 510-329-1314 or info at CAFoodJustice.org

Co-hosted by:
California Food & Justice Coalition - http://www.CAFoodJustice.org
Food First - http://www.FoodFirst.org
Community Food Security Coalition - http://www.FoodSecurity.org

Contact us:

Bay Area Relocalize
P.O. Box 5397
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
Web: http://www.bayarearelocalize.org



# Textual Works: Opening Reception May 18 Opening: 7-9 pm,
New Langton Arts 1246 Folsom St. http://www.newlangtonarts.org


# ROCKSTARS  may 18, 2006   
hotel des arts | san francisco    7 pm - 11 | 447 bush (at grant)   
collectors' preview: 6 pm - 7 pm      rsvp: info [at] startsoma.com
the full invite is available via
http://www.startsoma.com/MOBILE/rockstars_today.html 


# ROCKSTARS after party?  may 18  |  11 pm - late  OTIS | 25 Maiden Lane
 to request an invitation, kindly email john [at] startsoma.com
http://startsoma.com



Fri May 19

# Balancing Your Life Women's Health Fair Friday May 19 11am-2pm free

WomenFirst, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate's case management program,
is hosting a women's health fair on May 19th at the Eastmont Mall in
Oakland, in honor of Women's Health Month. The health fair will
connect East Bay women with the community resources and services that
can improve their health and their lives.

Participants include local health care providers, East Oakland Youth
Development, Alameda County Department of Public Health, Girl's Inc,
domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, substance
abuse programs, and many others.

This is a free community event open to all women and families.
Eastmont Town Center 7200 Bancroft Ave. Oakland
kmaynard at ppgg.org 510-729-6236
http://ppgg.org Planned Parenthood Golden Gate


# SF Google Free WiFi City Hearing - Privacy and Digital Div.

Friday, May 19th 1:00pm - 3:00pm free

The main topics will be Privacy and Digital Inclusion, but you can
speak about anything regarding the WiFi initiative

Privacy - includes library-like privacy for people who are
undocumented migrant workers, those without credit cards (required
for usage), members of unpopular political groups.

Digital Inclusion - includes training and computers for those who
need it, coverage that meets the RFP requirements of 95% outdoor /
90% indoor and at real-world bandwidth speeds (not something slightly
over dial-up currently offered).

Agenda is here:
http://www.sfgov.org/site/lafco_page.asp?id=38962

If you cannot attend in person - you may watch cable channel (26 or
78) or live video streaming at
http://sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp?id=11463 (select SFGTV or SFGTV2)

There will be an IRC online chatroom setup at:

ernesto.indymedia.org
chatroom #techconnect

you can use the chat client here:
http://chat.indymedia.org/

ACLU, EFF and EPIC have sent four letters to San Francisco -
advocating for Municipal WiFi with privacy protections - I believe
that they have received no response from the city and it appears that
the RFP and other aspects of the TechConnect initiative have largely
not addressed the issues they have persistently raised.

read the 4 letters here:
http://www.epic.org/privacy/internet/sfws41906.html

San Francisco Chronicle editorial 5/10/06 "Hidden cost of 'free'
wireless"
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/05/10/EDGDOIJKE11.DT

For all the details on the San Francisco WiFi process see the blog:
http://www.webnetic.net

City Hall, Room 263
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco

http://www.sfgov.org/site/lafco_page.asp?id=38962

A block away from the Civic Center BART stop

kimo at webnetic.net 415-255-8035
http://www.webnetic.net


# Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening
Featuring Photography of Senior PhotoShop Students of the
Western Addition Community Technology Center

On Friday, May 19, 2006, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the monthly Third
Friday’s Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room 282.

In honor of Older Americans Month, Supervisor Mirkarimi pays tribute to the
PhotoShop students of the Western Addition Community Technology Center
(WACTC). WACTC is a non-profit organization.

Through their art and photography, Mr. Felton Cogell’s PhotoShop senior
students share their talent and experience for the first time with the
greater Community of San Francisco.

Please join Supervisor Mirkarimi in celebrating the artistic contributions
of these seniors during Older Americans Month.


What: Art Opening Reception for Senior PhotoShop Students of the WACTC
When: Friday, May 19, 2006, 5-8 P.M.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett
Place, Room 282


# Friday, May 19, 7--10 pm -- SEX MACHINES

This event is a slideshow and book talk based on the photography book, "Sex Machines" by Timothy Archibald.
It is also an adult play party WITH SEX MACHINES!

In attendance will be the machines, machine builders, and live models from:

The Thrillhammer:
http://www.thethrillhammer.com/

Monkey Rocker:
http://www.monkeyrocker.com/

Bonkum:
http://www.bonkum.com/

And other special surprise guests like Greg Larson's "Pedal Fucking Machine"! Autographed copies of the book "Sex Machines" as well as snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. Advance tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased through Acteva at:
http://www.acteva.com/go/machines/ Tickets the day of the event will be available at the door for $40 per person, cash only.

Come watch live models play on the sex machines and play on the sex machines yourself (or bring a partner)! Safe sex and cleaning supplies will be provided. You must be 18+ to attend.


# ZOOM! Friday, May 19, 2006 @ Red Ink Studios
52 9th Street/ Bet. Market & Mission San Francisco
http://redinkstudios.com 7:00pm-midnight $5-500 donation

ZOOM! Is an active, exciting, and engaging chance for the viewer to
interact with and experience visceral time based artwork. This show is
a Kinetic Arts Extravaganza, featuring:
- INFLATABLE FIGURES by Deidre DeFranceaux.
This installation of nine, life-size kinetic Latex and panty-hose
figures inflate and deflate on timed cycles using compressed air.
The final figure inflates and deflates in PhotoBoof! Wrybread's old
Fashioned photo booth, which viewers are encouraged to get
self-portrait photos with.. http://deidredefranceaux.com/

- BOING! by Dr. Aaron Baum, A.K.A. Dr. Friendly.
An interactive bouncy toy installation with interactive light, sound,
and projection components, by Dr. Aaron Baum, A.K.A. Dr. Friendly.

http://www.drfriendly.tv/html/BoingMovies.html

- LAUGHING SAL by the Infamous Michael "Flash" Hpokins and Dana Albany, Tom Kennedy, and Hadine Anderson.

- A giant kinetic figure of the old time icon, powered by a stationary bicycle (as seen at Burning Man).
- INTERACTIVE FILM/PERFORMANCE BY MACHIKO SAITO
Machiko Saito is an international award winning film and music video maker, (Premenstrual Spotting, Pink Eye and Hart, Schnell und Schon, Hard, Fast and Beautiful, etc.)

- NEW WORK from Rossanna Scimeca and Dan Rabinovitch.
- ROLLING FLESHIES by Marlon Sheakespeare
- INTERACTIVE ART by Michelle Morby and Larice Egli

- PROTECTION and BARBEQUE by the ART FAG MAFIA
The entrance to this party features the much esteemed MAFIA MOBILE,
complete with a coffin bar-b-que, and a missile ice chest.

 Live Loops by Recoiling Behaviors!

 Libations, DJ"S and General wackiness?



# http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com May 19-21
Great burningmanesque, earthdancesque music festival.



# Volunteers Needed
Join the Community Clean Team in District 9
May 20th 9AM
Event Kick Off is St. Mary's Park and Rec Center Community Clean Team; Volunteer in the Parks Contact Colleen Flynn, cflynn at sfneighborhoodparks.org or 621-3260 if you want to participate.


# ArtSFest 2006 Arts Expo
Civic Center Plaza
Saturday, May 20
11 am - 6 pm
FREE to the Public
 
The ArtSFest 2006 ArtSFest 2006 Expo will bring out the arts community and thousands of art enthusiasts for a day-long cross-cultural "Celebration of the Arts" on Saturday, May 20th from 11 am - 6 pm in Civic Center Plaza (Joseph Alioto Piazza) in front of San Francisco City Hall. 
 
The ArtSFest 2006 Arts Expo, FREE and open to the public, is produced and marketed in conjunction with ArtSFest 2006, The Bay Area's Third Annual Celebration of the Arts (May 4-29), that showcases 70 arts presentations in venues across the Bay Area.  The ArtSFest 2006 Arts Expo will feature a dynamic array of performances (music, dance, circus, music, spoken word)
and interactive art installations and exhibits throughout the plaza.
 
Audiences will experience a full range of activities that will include:
 

? Main stage showcasing music, dance, theater, circus and spoken word performances by:

The Unauthorized Rolling Stones
Community Music Center
Presidio Dance Theatre
Circus Center
Gamelan X
Higher Devine
Milagro
Alliance of Love

? Visual art exhibition areas

? Fashion/Designer Bizarre curated by Feria Urbana

? Youth Arts area - interactive play area for families

? Walk-around performers

? Workshops for kids and adults

? Food and beer/wine garden

? Sponsor booths/ Community Partners & Arts Presenters tables


# The Future Leaders Institute (FLI, pronounced ‘fly’) Final Presentation and Celebration is HERE!  Come with friends and colleagues to see what all the excitement is about and why FLI is growing to serve at least 75 additional students from eight high schools in Alameda County next year! 
 
When:  Saturday, May 20th, 5:30-7:30pm
Where:  Albany High School Little Theater, 603 Key Route Blvd, Albany, CA 94706 (two blocks North of Solano Ave)
What:  12 amazing teenagers will present how they realized their unique dreams while developing themselves and ultimately leaving a positive community legacy!
 
This event is FREE and guaranteed to fill you with hope for the future.  This is the last FLI Team presenting this year, so don’t miss out!  We hope to see you there! All the best, Eve
 
P.S. We encourage you to forward this e-mail on to others who may be interested in attending.  To learn more about FLI or to apply to be a FLI Team Member, visit our website (link below).  Applications for 2006-07 must be received by the event THIS Saturday!
 
The Future Leaders Institute
Building Bold Humanitarian Leaders
 
Eve P. Cowen, Ed.M., Founder and Executive Director
1201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Suite 104 Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 292-8181 ecowen at thefutureleadersinstitute.org
http://www.thefutureleadersinstitute.org  


# http://anonsalon.com "EclectriCity" Sat May 20th! 285 9th St. @ Folsom


# ANON SALON x-plores EclectriCity
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006

AFTER pARTy 4... SF ArtSFest Expo 
http://www.artsfestsf.org/ArtsExpo.html & BM FireArts Fest
http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/fire_festival/index.html
<http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/fire_festival/index.html>

@ ANON GALLERY
285 9th St. (@ Folsom/SF)
10pm UNTIL LATE!

Suggestive Donations:
$10 b4 10:30
$15 - Festooned in PerplexCity
$20 - Absent of CurioCity

http://www.anonsalon.com/may06

Featuring...

GENEROCITY!
- JAY (Just Jay)
- MOZAIC (13 Moontribe)
- THE GEOMETRIST (Space Cowboys)
- BORETA (Troubled Youth, Nexus)
vs. LAZY SLAVE (Dustfish, Anon Salon)

MONSTROCITY!
- FUNKY BEULAH (Live 7-piece BoneCrunch'n Funk)
- KID (Anon Salon)
- SHRIMP (Joint Effort)
vs. HECTOR MORALEZ (Minority Music)

VISCOCITY!
- PETER GRONQUIST (Manga Madonnas)
- LISA KEATING ("Pretty Funny Women")
- JOEGH B./Thangka Very Much
- ROSANNA / Floracle Oracle
- STEVEN LEE/ Feeled o' Flowerz Redux
- MIA NARRELL/ Twyne Thyme
- CLAY CHOLLAR/ Airbrushed Booty Parlor
- OCEANA/ Painted Faces
- MICHAEL'S LIGHT TOYS/
- DEE DEE RUSSELL/ Goddess of Pink
- KARAOKE THYME
- LUXMOB'S HOWWEIRD FEST ROLLERCAM VIDEOZ
- LIGHTN' WIRE
-  ROOF GARDEN & MORE!



# On Saturday May 20. and Sunday May 21. The People's Park Project will be hosting a " Free Market "where items will be displayed for people to have.
Feel free to bring somthing to give away...............
Please call if you have any questions.(510) 688-2342


# HIMALAYAN FAIR 2006 - May 20 and 21, 2006.
Live Oak Park, Berkeley
http://www.himalayanfair.net/about_the_fair.htm



# 05/21-95th Annual BAY TO BREAKERS RACE http://www.BayToBreakers.com


# 21 May 2006 Sunday PEACE WALKERS @ Bay2Breakers

Nudes4peace gather at 9 am on Steiner Street,
at the north side of Hayes Street,
next to Alamo Square (park).
We'll watch Bay2Breakers runners, then join walkers.
Please bring peace signs, drums, flags.

Updates may appear at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nakity
Avoid Yahoo privacy invasion and data mining when joining
any yahoo group by using email command for subscribe:
nakity-subscribe [at] yahoogroups.com
Though it is still necessary to opt out in your preferences.


# No Walls No Laws
Sunday, May 21 all day free

NO WALLS NO LAWNS art show May 21 all Sunday. Free for all artists
to show their work to all that come with out the restrictions or
filtering of any gallery rules. You bring, you set up, you drink and
be merry then you take down....if you sell you keep all of your hard
earned cash- You make it what you want......

As a viewer bring yourself, friends...anything that will make your
day pleasant- If you buy a piece you can sleep pleasantly at night
knowing you paid the artist and only the artist-

No where else will you see so many types of art styles----this truly
is a unique opportunity.

spread the word
email redd at popstar.com for questions
Panhandle @ Staynan street
Panhandle between Oak and Fell street @ Staynan
San Francisco


# Hi folks! I want to invite you all to join me in hooping at the upcoming Bay to Breakers event with the Burning Man Deep End camp's mobile port-a-party house music sound system! I'll post more details as they are available. All I can say is that last year was an absolute blast, hooping in pink plush, hoopy loopy furriness all day long~ consider yourself booked this coming sunday May 21st...  I'll send more details as soon as I have them in case you want to come... :) Christabel
Christabel Zamor
Pro Hoop Dancer
Jaw Dropping Performances
Hoops * Classes * Performances * Private Lessons
http://www.HoopGirl.com
SAN FRANCISCO*HOLLYWOOD 
415.515.0469


# No Walls No Laws Sunday, May 21 all day free
basically it is a spread the word event- any artist is invited to bring stuff to the panhandle at Staynan street and set it up, hang out for as long as they want and then take it down- There are no restrictions, no fees, no reason not to come and hang out and see a variety of cool art- (the artists should keep in mind that there are no walls so they will need to think about how they are going to set up their work) WHy should artists need a gallery to show there work to the public....artists are sensitive beings and what they express can be important....i don't think art should be regulated by the galleries- so lets have a show


# SFVS May 21: Cooking Demo with Jill Broadway
Cooking Demo with Jill Broadway
Sunday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m.

One Taste Café, in the Urban Retreat Center
1074 Folsom Street, between 7th & 8th Streets, San Francisco

click this link for map: http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=1074+folsom+st&csz=san+francisco%2C+ca&country=&new=1

$10 donation includes Recipes and Samples RSVP by May 18th by calling tel 415-273-5481 (leave your name, your contact telephone number and number of reserved seats).

The exciting “Global Vegan Gourmet” Menu will include: Fennel, Pear and Celery Root Soup with Lemongrass and Basil; Kelp Noodle Salad with Orange Miso Dressing; Sesame Spinach and Shitake Rolls; Coconut Cream Tarts with Vanilla and Cardamom, Chocolate Crust, Seasonal Fruit. This menu is a whole foods vegan and wheat free menu, with no refined sugar or starches, using as much organic produce as possible.

Jill Broadway is a professional chef with 9 years experience and a graduate of the Culinary Management Program of George Brown College, Toronto, Canada. She specializes in health conscious cuisine with extensive knowledge of vegan, ayurvedic and yogic diets. A certified yoga instructor, she has traveled in India, cooked in yoga ashrams and worked as the chef at two Ayurvedic wellness spas. Besides teaching holistic cooking classes, she is currently working at Café Gratitude in San Francisco.


# http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/0fa5338e-3f67-434a-8e47-327e4fe0d8ce
2006-05-21 2:00 PM
Hey Folks, Come to CELLspace 2050 Bryant st. This Sunday from 2:30pm - 5:00pm and bring your toys, we'll have juggling, contact juggling, stilts, hooping, general clowning and circusing around. Its a great way to share skills and practice in a nice playspace.
Pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds


# EBAA's Birthday Party East Bay Animal Advocates
New World Vegetarian 464 8th Street, Oakland, CA
Sunday, May 21, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Celebrate EBAA's Third Anniversary over a yummy vegan dinner!
http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=VWZVDOYZQLFDDDVRYJOB&li=iq&src=email


# EBAA's Third Anniversary Party on Sunday, May 21

Over a delicious vegan dinner, celebrate East Bay Animal
Advocates' Third Anniversary at New World Vegetarian (464 8th
Street in Oakland) on Sunday, May 21 at 5 PM. Donations will be
gladly accepted. Prices range for appetizers are $2.95 - $4.95,
and entrees are $5.95 - $10.95. Come and enjoy foods full of
health, happiness, and peace. New World not only serves you pure
and healthy vegetarian dishes, but also serve you a life style of
dinning with friendly services. Meals are prepared with homemade
sauces that use sea salt, free from MSG, and are low in oil.

To RSVP, email info at eastbayanimaladvocates.org or call
(925) 487-4419.

Check out the menu at New World Vegetarian:
http://www.themenupage.com/newworldvegimenu.html


# Marin VEG Potluck and Vegan Chocolate Tasting May 21st
This Sunday is the vegan potluck dinner and organic dark chocolate
tasting with the Marin Vegetarian Education Group. We hope to see
you there! For more information call Marin V.E.G. : 459-1666.

Chocolate Tasting - You Be The Judge
Sunday, May 21
6 - 8 PM
$2 - $5 sliding scale

La Plaza Office Complex
in the Conference Room in the Back of the Complex
4340 Redwood Highway, San Rafael

Following a vegan pot-luck dinner we will sample and rate some of
the most delicious and creative vegan dark chocolate bars around.
From Paul Newman's orange flavored chocolate to the lavender and
mint offerings from Dagoba, we will be tasting a variety of rich,
organic, dark chocolates to determine which we like best. If your
friends have been reluctant to come to one of our meetings, this is
a good one to invite them to!

You may not want to bring a dessert as your contribution to this
dinner. But do bring a vegan dish to share with at least eight
people, your own plate, utensils and serving utensil, cup and cloth
napkin. Vegan food contains no foods of animal origin, such as eggs
or dairy products, meat, fish, or fowl.

Directions:
From 101 take the Freitas Parkway exit. On the East side of 101, go
North (left) on the frontage road, also called Redwood Highway. Go
1/2 mile past the light at Professional Parkway, and La Plaza
Conference Center is the second office complex on your right. Drive
to the far back of the conference center, behind the last buildings,
and look for the well lit conference room. We start promptly, so
please come a few minutes early.


# Sizzlin' Seaflow Benefit in Mill Valley on May 21
Dear Ocean Lovers,

Please spread the word about a sizzlin' event in Mill Valley on May 21, that benefits Seaflow and the whales.

Can you pass this invitation on to your email circles?

To download a flyer for this event, please visit the following link:
http://www.seaflow.org/downloads/SeaflowPoster.pdf

Join Us For:
An Evening of Song, Dance and Poetry
To Benefit: Seaflow Protect Our Living Oceans

With local Artists:
Lori Saltzman: 5Rhythms Dance Meditation
Maniko: Songs of Divine Conspiracy
Geo Taylor: Original Poetry and Underwater Education

Time: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2006
Address: Mill Valley Masonic Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley
Cost: $25-50 (No one turned away for lack of funds)

Guaranteed to inspire and to get you dancin

Mark your calendar, and bring your friends.

(Also, two additional volunteers are needed for the evening. Contact George Taylor at geotaylor at earthlink.net or 415-258-9516 if you would like to help.)

For more information about Seaflow: visit
http://www.seaflow.org



Mon May 22

# Please pass on to your community
Please Join the California Nurses Association…..
Protest Dick Cheney’s Corruption of Our Political Process
And Rally for CNA’s November, 2006 statewide ballot initiative for Clean Money Elections in California.
Monday, May 22 11:00 AM Sacramento Hyatt—1209 J St.

Cheney will be in Sacramento raising money for Congressman John Doolittle—who is caught up in the “Jack Abramoff” scandal. Doolittle accepted skyboxes at sporting events from Abramoff, failed to report them, and did favors for Abramoff’s casino and other clients. Doolittle’s wife Julie receives a 15% commission on his fundraising, and Doolittle’s Congressional Chief of Staff Rich Robinson moonlights on his campaign. With Abramoff in custody, Cheney is now lending a hand to Doolittle, and helping his corporate friends buy a little more influence.

*Could there be any better argument for the California Nurses Association’s upcoming Clean Money Elections initiative? Californians are tired of the corruption and the cash register politics. Clean Money Elections, also known as public financing of campaigns, allow candidates to run for office without taking huge donations from lobbyists and corporations—and without owing them favors.*
*Isn’t it time we cleaned up our political system?*
*Come join the nurses and tell Dick Cheney we’ve had enough!*


# 2006 Bay Discovery Cruise
Monday, May 22 from 6-8:30 PM

A benefit for SPUR Co-sponsored by the Port of San Francisco and the Blue Greenway Initiative San Francisco Bay defines our region. Once again SPUR is pleased to invite you to view and discuss the changing bayscape.

This year's cruise will begin with something new a land-based cocktail reception, held at Pier 11/2 during the final construction stages. Talk with select public officials and learn about new projects being planned for San Francisco. Following the reception, tour the southeastern San Francisco coastline, for a close-up view of the many changes occurring in SOMA. For more information visit or Contact: (415) 781-8726 x120 or events at spur.org


# Something Fun at the Green Party Forum
Wednesday, May 24 7:00pm-2:00am
$5 to $500, no one turned away for lack of funds
Join the medley of politics and performance with:

Medea Benjamin (former candidate for U.S. Senate), Ross Mirkarimi
(founding member of the California Green Party and current District 5
Supervisor), Todd Chretien (candidate for U.S. Senate), Emily Drennen
(candidate for BART Director), Tian Harter (candidate for U.S.
Senate), Barry Hermanson (candidate for 12th Assembly District),
Forrest Hill (candidate for Secretary of State), Kent Mesplay
(candidate for U.S. Senate), Mehul Thakker (candidate for State
Treasurer), Donna Warren (candidate for Lieutenant Governor), Laura
Wells (candidate for State Controller), and Mike Wyman (candidate for
Attorney General).

Entertainment by:
Go Van Gogh (Indy band)
Garrin Benfield (Indy guitarist)
The Usual Suspects (Rap Duo)
Keldamusic (Hip Hop rap and dance)
Diamond Dave and Ubidube Whitaker (father and son street poetry
performance)

MCs: Terry Baum, Charlene Smythe and others ...

Studio Z 314 11ths St@ Folsom, SF 415-252-7666
http://studioz.tv

Studio Z is on 11th Street at Folsom. The closest BART stop is the
Civic Center BART stop. The #47 bus passes in front of Studio Z.
Other buses that run nearby are the #14 Mission and the #9 San
Bruno. You can also take any bus or trolley that travels along
Market Street and get off at the stop nearest to 11th Street and walk
south on 11th for three blocks (Mission, Howard, Folsom).

sfgreenparty at yahoo.com 415-252-7666
http://www.sfgreenparty.org


# Invite from StarLight Princess Sasha: Furry Rollers Birthday Party for the Princess!
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/61715b59-35df-4583-9ecf-0c3f37770e7b
2006-05-21 1:00 PM Okay.... so picture this.....
A beautiful, sunny day in Golden Gate Park.... All you dear folks I am *so* blessed to have in my life......dressed in our very best FUN FUR and roller skating the afternoon away, celebrating my 24th birthday!!! (ok, well, maybe not 24th) hehe
We will be meeting on Sunday, May 21st @ 1pm at Skates on Haight (@ Stanyan) to rent roller skates. If the idea of skating seems daunting, please feel free to bring a bike, big wheel, or whatever floats your furry boat!
Also, we will be picnic'ing. Please bring your favorite picnic-style food and drinks. I will be searching for a couple little red wagons to tote our goodies behind us as we skate.
Feel free to bring a guest or two or three. The more freaks, the merrier! -StarLight



Tue May 23

# YOUR OWN HEALTH AND FITNESS Layna Berman
Every Tues 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_youro.htm


# raw vegan potluck Tuesday May 23rd in Greer Park, Palo Alto. This
will start around 6:30 and go until people go home or sunset.

You should bring the follow:
- a raw vegan dish (main course and/or desert, etc.) and all required
serving plate/utensiles for that dish.

- plate/bowl/knife/fork/spoon/chopsticks/cut/etc to eat with.

- something to drink (i.e. water, or maybe something to share).

- a blanket (or chair) to sit on.

Greer Park should have a picnic area with seats and tables, but best
bring something to sit on like a blanket just incase space is limited.
I'm not sure how many people will show up, maybe plan on your dish
serving 5 to 8 people.

Sounds good? Let me know if you can make it, or if you've got any
ideas for where to hold it. Feel free to email if you've got any
questions.

So let's meet at the picnic area at Greer Park. Directions to get
to Greer Park in Palo Alto from 101:
Take the OREGON EXPWY exit - go 0.6 mi
Turn left on W BAYSHORE RD - go 0.4 mi
Turn right on AMARILLO AVE - go 0.1 mi

The address for those printing maps is, 1098 Amarillo Ave. at West
Bayshore Road, Palo Alto.

YAY, I'm looking forward to sharing food with you people. Take care, Ian.

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Wed May 24

# Every Wednesday 1-2pm GUNS & BUTTER
the economics of politics 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/archives/archives.php?id=13
http://gunsandbutter.net


# Electile Dysfuntion: Take Back Your Right to Vote
Wed May 24 7:30 pm $5 donations accepted

ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: TAKE BACK YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
Presented by Gypsy

This film explores the reasons why elections have spiraled into their
current disastrous state and what you can do to reclaim your vote and
to promote changes to rid our country of vote fraud. See what parts
the media, corporations, judges, and the political parties play in
the election game and actions you can take to encourage these folks
to work in the interests of the American people and democracy instead
of self-interest, corruption, and greed. The film ends with a plea
for our lawmakers to create a Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing
the right to vote for every citizen, guaranteeing that their Vote be
COUNTED, and for those that would defraud any voter be held legally
accountable. You can help. http://www.electiledysfunctionmovie.com

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our
Humanist Coffee House

$5 donations are accepted

Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
510-393-5685
http://www.HumanistHall.net

Click on the link "Directions" on our website

tripping_gypsy at hotmail.com 510-704-0268
http://www.electiledysfunctionmovie.com



Thu May 25

# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders
Every Thurs 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_herba.htm


# The End of Suburbia Thu May 25 7:00pm-9:30pm Free.

THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American
Dream.

Viewers say it best--

"This information is quite shocking. I think many people who thought
they had sufficient information concerning the energy crisis will be
left in a rethinking mode". - Jim, California

"The End of Suburbia is a perfect tool for introducing people to peak
oil. Just enough humor to sugarcoat the bitter pill". - Jason,
California

"...it's one of the most important docs in recent years". - Anthony
Lappe, Guerrilla News Network.

SYNOPSIS: Since World War II, North Americans have invested much of
their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space,
affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of
suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the
suburban way of life become embedded in the American consciousness.

Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream.

But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to
emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. The End of
Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the
planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels
begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline
of fossil fuels are upon us now.

What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket
in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to
the collapse of their dream? And what can be done NOW, individually
and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia ?

Commencing at 7:00pm for socializing at Varnish's beer/wine/sake bar,
gallery viewing, then film.

Green Planet Films Continues Free Film Series Aimed at Raising
Awareness of Environmental Issues.

Varnish Fine Art 77 Natoma St San Francisco
Between 1st and 2nd St, between Mission and Howard
http://www.varnishfineart.com
squidlist at fullcalendar.com 415-383-0484
http://www.greenplanetfilms.org


# Doug Dowd's Course on Economics
Thu May 25 7:00-9:00 pm FREE

Doug Dowd's popular course on economics will meet twice a month
through September. San Francisco native Dowd is a radical economist,
economic historian, currently a professor at two universities in
Italy, the author of more than a dozen books, and lifelong political
activist. Doug calls himself a loose-jointed Marxist and a full-
fledged Veblenian -- he's The Peoples' Economist. His latest book is
The Broken Promises of America.

For a complete listing of events visit us online at
http://moderntimesbookstore.com

MODERN TIMES IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street
San Francisco
415-282-9246
http://www.mtbs.com

between 19th and 20th

office at moderntimesbookstore.com 415-282-9246
http://www.mtbs.com



# Critical Mass - Friday 5/26 6pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero
http://critical-mass.org Bring bicycle, helmet, light, costume, music...
Maybe we can encourage the people who block cross traffic to:
wait until the mass arives at that intersection, so as to offend as few drivers as possible.
Definitely hold up / wait before blocking major intersections. BECAUSE
It would be nice to be visible to as many pedestrians and motorists as possible while
offending/ delaying as few motorists as possible.
Pissing them off is just gonna make them anti-bike.



# http://www.carnavalsf.com Street Festival Sat May 27, Sun May 28th, 2006 10am - 6pm
FESTIVAL booths, food, soundsystems, etc. on Harrison btwn 17th and 23rd St.
NOTE CAFE GRATITUDE yummy raw food is RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE at 20th and Harrison
Anyway there are many soundstages at this event and it is a fun party!
(SEE SUNDAY 9:30 am FOR PARADE)


# 38th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, Arcata CA (California)
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - Mo

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