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San Francisco’s Castro District Celebrates Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision

June 27th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Yesterday the streets of San Francisco were overflowing with crowds of ecstatic citizens overjoyed with the US Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. Enormous rivers of diverse individuals, couples and families flowed onto Market Street and into the Castro District, swirling together into a dense sea of joyous celebratory electricity. It was a truly beautiful sight to behold


Bayview’s Local Latona Community Garden Continues to Flourish

April 18th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Last month we returned to our beloved Latona Community Garden in San Francisco's Bayview District for a spring party, which was attended by scores of local families. Years ago my spouse and I helped to transform this former dump, and create this shared neighborhood space, so it was especially gratifying to see that the urban garden is continuing to thrive


Energy Secretary Steven Chu will Not Deny Love Affair with Solar Panel

February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."


Topless FEMEN Activists Demand Equal Rights & Death to Patriarchy

January 31st, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Several determined protesters from the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN publicly demonstrated against the World Economic Forum this week; the annual WEF meeting was held at the exclusive Swiss resort of Davos. These brave activists have become known internationally for their topless protests against sex trafficking, corrupt religious power and oppressive sexism. Some of their stated goals include inspiring others to actively revolt against entrenched patriarchal institutions, as well as encouraging more women to become politically aware and socially active


California Environmental Wins: Expanded Marine Sanctuaries & New Fracking Rules

December 20th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

This week California released its first ever hydraulic fracturing regulations, and the Obama administration also announced plans to expand two Northern California marine sanctuaries, extending the protected areas from Monterey Bay all the way to the picturesque Mendocino coast. The larger oceanic sanctuary will permanently ban oil drilling along more than 50 miles of Northern California seashore, while the proposed fracking rules will help to protect the region's water supply and fragile environment


Can You Help Find a Good Home for Max?

December 7th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Many thousands of families have lost their homes and jobs due to our nation's dire economic situation, which has also resulted in people being forced to give up untold numbers of beloved pets for adoption. Max is one of many rescued dogs in need of a loving family to help take care of him; he is a feisty mini Bull Terrier who is presently in Oregon. Can you help to find him a good home


Marijuana Use Becomes Legal in Washington State Today

December 6th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Today is the first time since 1937 that recreational use of pot has been legal anywhere in the United States. Beginning December 6th it is now legal for adults over 21 in Washington to possess and use up to an ounce of marijuana, making it the first state in our nation to legalize the popular drug. And although citizens in Colorado also voted to legalize weed in the recent election, their Amendment 64 will not go into effect in the state for a few more weeks


Marijuana Legalization: Hundreds of Pot Cases Now Dismissed in Washington

November 12th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

The recent voter decision to legalize marijuana is already having a tangible impact in Washington state. Last week local prosecutors chose to dismiss more than 220 outstanding misdemeanor cannabis cases in their counties. Initiative 502 will soon make possession of one ounce of marijuana legal on Dec. 6, but King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided it made sense to apply the marijuana legal reform retroactively


First US Wild Foods and Medicinals Market to Open in Asheville NC

November 5th, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina is famous for many things, including its bountiful array of diverse foraged edibles and medicinal plants; our region is now taking eating wild one step further by opening the first entirely wild crafting public market in the US. The upcoming weekly market will include vendors selling edible and medicinal mushrooms, plants



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