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A power struggle in Windsor is pitting homeowners against PG&E, whose engineers have concluded that the best place for a new electrical substation lies in the town’s south center area. The people already living nearby think that’s a very bad idea.
Homeowner Rosemary Olson describes the reaction she got when she shared the PG&E substation plans with an electrical analyst who has no connection to the project.
Another issue with potential health impact, says Dr. Wayne Freenman, is exposure to the constant electro-magnetic fields that would be present at the substation.
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The Rialto Cinemas Lakeside will close their doors at the end of next week, and re-emerge, at least partially, in a new location several weeks later.
The North Bay Report previously reported on the Rialto's lease loss here. And here's a link to more information about the Sixth Street Playhouse.
Meanwhile, the final chapter of the first phase of the Rialto's history will play out next weekend, with a final day of regular film screenings on Sunday, August 22, followed by a final night celebration on Monday August 23. Part of that ticketed event will include the chance to see one of five favorite films that Ky has selected specially for the occasion.
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Fort Ross, the only Russian outpost ever established on what is now the continental United States, celebrates the 198th anniversary of its founding with an annual Cultural Heritage Day on Saturday, July 31.
In addition to the imported Russian culture that was central to life at Fort Ross, park interpretive specialist Hank Birnbaum says that the native Kashaya people and their heritage will be well represented at the event Saturday.
Schedule Of Events In The Fort
10:00 Gates open to the fort.
10:00 St. Nicholas Cathedral performs a liturgy
10:30 Slavyanka Choir performs Russian secular music
11:00 Russian Folk Music & Dance
12:00 Musket and cannon demonstration
1:00 Russian Folk Music & Dance
2:00 Slavyanka Choir performs Russian liturgical music
3:30 Musket and cannon demonstration
5:00 Gates close
This expanded schedule of events for this year’s Cultural Heritage Day is, in part, preparatory to the more extensive celebrations already being planned for the Fort’s bicentennial in 2012.
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