Funnel Cloud (Tornado?) Touches Down Just Off San Francisco

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22nh5VglqkI]   According to the person, known as Neorick who posted this on YouTube,”This video was taken this morning 03/18/11 9:24 am. I was looking outside my window. There was a very dark cloud and there it was.”  Then he added, “A Small Funnel was developing and touched down at ocean beach. Thank goodness it hit the water instead of

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Road through Whitmore Grove Closed

UPDATE: Estelle Fennel commented on my Facebook page, “Road now open to one-way controlled traffic. Will be like that for a long time. Factor big delays into your town trip!” Photo of Whitmore Grove road.  Humboldt Co. Public Works Dept. Road Maintenance Division stated around 1 pm that a large redwood tree went down at Whitmore Grove and the road

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The Emancipation Proclamation as Celebrated in the 1870 Ukiah Newspaper

Excerpt from the Mendocino Herald, January 14th, 1870: Celebration.-The sixth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation was duly celebrated by the colored people of California. As we have no contrabands in this valley to darken this democratic atmosphere, of course we had no celebration. – A few Diggers, who are fast dying’ off, and three or four Chinamen, who have recently

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Farm Wars–Organic VS Chemi

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVrIyEu6h_E&feature=player_embedded] After the darkness of the weekend, a little humor is in order. Organic foods makes a low tech attack against the Death Melon and Cuke Skywalker fights Darth Tater in this little video.  Good triumphing over Evil with a little laughter thrown in might be the only way to survive the horror of the shootings in Arizona.

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Cannabis Lobbyist For Humboldt Growers Association Profiled in Sacramento Bee's Blog

  Humboldt Growers Association lobbyist, Max Del Real, features in the latest post on Weed Wars–The Sacramento Bee’s Marijuana blog. Below is an excerpt. The smooth-talking Del Real, a product of Sacramento’s Jesuit High School who graduated from UC Berkeley with an English degree and a specialty in rhetoric, also emerged as perhaps California’s best known marijuana industry lobbyist. Del

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Solstice Son Swims

As the sun shrinks behinds clouds on the shortest day of the year, my solstice son celebrates his birthday every year by swimming in our pond.  He tests himself against the cold, plunging into icy waters (sometimes literally breaking ice to immerse himself) and rising ready to meet the next year. He doesn’t linger but he exits laughing then rushes

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