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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


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


Victorious SF Giants Pitcher Sergio Romo: I Just Look Illegal

November 1st, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

For the second time in three years, the streets of San Francisco erupted in a seemingly endless orange and black sea of enthusiastic baseball fans celebrating their team's impressive World Series win. One of the most resonant part of the day's festivities happened just after Giants player Sergio Romo gave a brief victory speech at City Hall, and then unzipped his hoodie to reveal a shirt which read: I Just Look Illegal


Romney’s Binders Full of Women Gaffe Spawns New Internet Meme

October 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

During last night's debate, while Mitt Romney was decisively not answering a question about the disparity in pay equity for women, the former governor stuck his gold-plated foot directly into his mouth once again. As he rambled on, the clueless plutocrat patronizingly quipped that when he was in office he was brought "binders full of women". Before the presidential debate was even over, another new internet meme had been born


Thousands of Bicyclists Celebrate 20 Years of Critical Mass in San Francisco

October 1st, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Last week was the twentieth anniversary of Critical Mass, a spontaneous group bike ride that happens on the last Friday of each month. The popular Critical Mass rides began right here in San Francisco, and have already spread to hundreds of different cities across the globe. Now millions of people participate in these fun free events worldwide, temporarily turning our urban streets and thoroughfares into an endless sea of bikes


Happy Birthday to Occupy Wall Street & Re-imagining What is Possible

September 20th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Shortly after the Occupy Wall Street movement came to life last September, I visited a few of the activist camps and documented some of what had been created. The various people I met were largely earnestly passionate about organizing more sustainable social models, challenging what many in our society value, and positively reforming how our species chooses to live and interact with one another


Smirking Mitt Romney Images Launch a New Internet Meme

September 13th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

At the conclusion of a recent press conference that Mitt Romney gave to double down on his factually inaccurate and grossly inappropriate comments concerning the deadly embassy attacks, the Republican flashed the crowd a smug grin as he turned away from the podium. When I first saw the video, I actually rewound and replayed the footage a few times, because I could not believe the incredible defiant arrogance so thickly dripping from Romney's face. And just a few hours later, a new online meme was born


Chompski the Beaver Moves in Next Door to Washington Republican Joel Kretz

August 26th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Instead of building massive expensive concrete dams, the new beaver law helps support a natural way of improving regional aquifers; it encourages Washington to use beaver relocation as a tool for restoring watersheds. Republican Joel Kretz was one of the sponsors of this legislation, even though the conservative politician is not normally beloved by environmentalists. Now a lone beaver named Chompski has just been moved onto Kretz's ranch near Wauconda, Washington



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