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Sep 02
2008

Gang Prevention Seminar

Posted by Bruce Robinson in youth , teens , Sonoma , public safety , news , law enforcement , gangs , families , education , community , children

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As gang-related activities increase in the Sonoma Valley, new prevention efforts are being launched to help parents redirect affected kids.

 

 

For details about the upcoming seminar series, click here . You can hear Jill Royce describe the full series in this audio clip:

 

To view the services provided by LifeWorks, click here .

 

                                                                                          

To learn about the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force in Santa Rosa, click here .

Sep 01
2008

Education politics

Posted by Bruce Robinson in youth , teens , politics , news , media , Ideas , government , education , children

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 California's schools may not be teaching civics and government as much as they once did, but the state's educators are more deeply engaged in these subjects than ever.

 

  David Sanchez, a Kindergarten teacher from Santa Maria  is president of the 340,000 member California Teachers Association.

 

 

Aug 28
2008

The Wall That Heals

Posted by Bruce Robinson in youth , volunteer , Sonoma , rights , politics , peace , news , media , Ideas , history , government , events , activism

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A traveling half-scale replica of the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial from

Washington D.C. is visiting Santa Rosa for a few days,

eliciting memories, mourning and emotion.

 

"The Wall That Heals" is a project of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.


The United Veterans Council of Sonoma County took the lead inbringing the wall to Santa Rosa.

Below is an aerial view of the full size Viet Nam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

Aug 26
2008

"Soil, Not Oil"

Posted by Bruce Robinson in water , technology , Sonoma , Science , resources , news , Ideas , Health , events , environment , energy , education , conservation , community , business , author , agriculture , activism

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The most critical natural resource on the planet is at risk, but its not one we’re accustomed to thinking of as endangered.

 

Dr. Vandana Shiva is the founder of Navdanya International , an India-based science and policy research center. Its mission: "To protect nature and people's rights to knowledge, biodiversity, water and food."

 

Dr. Shiva notes that pesticide use contributes to the "desertification" of soils, a process that is accelerated when the soil is poor to begin with.

One little-known consequence of the widespread adoption of genetically modified cotton seed by farmers in India has been a surge in suicides by debt-ridden farmers whose crops do not earn enough to pay their seed bills. Dr. Shiva says that a generation ago, suicide was rare in India, but the numbers now suggest there is a new death approximately every 20 mintes.

On August 27th, the Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa will host an evening with Dr. Shiva, advocate and author as well as winner of the alternative Nobel Peace Prize. For more information about the speaking event, click here . KRCB will also record her presentation for later broadcast next month.