Library Love & Dining Out for Drone Warfare

There’s still a day of National Library Week left for everyone to go out and show their local libraries (and librarians) some much-needed love. The American Library Association’s annual celebration of the indispensable role libraries play in communities across the United States, National Library Week is also a time to stand up for libraries during…

CAFF to Host a Sonoma Region CSA Network Meeting

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is hosting the second in its series of meetings that will result in the formation of a California CSA network next Monday, the 17th of March, at the Sebastopol Grange. The meeting will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm. The Sebastopol Grange is located at 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol.…

Richard Heinberg and The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

Our neighbor over at Sebastopol’s Post Carbon Institute, Richard Heinberg, has posted an excellent new essay at Resilience.org that touches upon numerous facets of current political debates over energy, economic growth, and climate change. One aspect of the essay’s thesis in particular caught my attention: Political prejudices tend to blind us to facts that fail to fit…

The $350 Million That Wasn’t: The Press Democrat Manufactures Happy Headlines

The Press Democrat (PD) manufactures a happy headline about (our) benevolent capitalists giving schoolchildren big bucks A minor quibble with the North Bay’s largest paper, perhaps, but shouldn’t we, at a minimum, expect a PD headline to be accurate, not directly contradicted by the article it accompanies? The article in question appeared on Wednesday, February…