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July 18 – 24, 2017

BEACH BOARDWALK AND TRAIN MEETS BUS. This happened back on August 16, 1954. I never noticed before but permanently painted on the side of both buses it says “Oakland- Santa Cruz Beach”.                                                         

photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection.

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This will give you an idea of our new director-conductor.

Chomsky about Trump, Russia and Paul Ryan.

Very High Tide on December 2016. Drone stuff and fascinating.

DATELINE July 17, 2017

DREAM INN EXPANDING TO CLIFF AND BAY. Ensemble Real Estate Solutions with headquarters in Phoenix and offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Los Angeles and Long Beach will be the developers of the huge structure proposed for the corner of Cliff & Bay Streets right across from The Dream Inn. Ensemble Real Estate has owned the Dream Inn for the last 12 years.

Ensemble works with Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt to create hotels. They are hoping to build approximately 80 residences in 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom configurations, and include 13 “affordable”housing units. Now who would you guess would buy and move into these residences?? No locals certainly, only Silicon biggees who want a second pad close to the beach that they can use as an Airbnb write-off.

In order for The Dream Inn to sell this gigantic structure they hired a local ad & marketing agency Miller Maxfield Inc.  Miller Maxfield Inc. did Cynthia Mathews, Mayor Cynthia Chases and J.M.Brown’s Santa Cruz City Council campaigns. So we already know how they’ll vote. Miller Maxf put out a flyer about this Dream of theirs. It’s classic developer –PR- hype lines such as “Envision the future of the underutilized asphalt parking lot” and “create a community gathering place”, “establish a gateway to West Cliff Drive”,  “a new public plaza“, and they promise  the “best in class local merchants“. On Tuesday , July 25 6 p.m. at The Dream Inn 175 West Cliff Drive they invite us all to attend an  “open house-style community meeting”. Guess what that will be??

Miller Maxf says on their flyer “learn more at their Website”    but there’s not a word on this Cliff & Bay Development. And actually it hasn’t much of any data or news since 2016.

Check out Ensemble’s Hotels…  and we need to ask ourselves do we want, need or should we have to co-exist with any structure that Ensemble’s building? Especially so close to the beach? Look what happened to Waikiki!!!

KIMBERLY ELLIS APPEARING IN SANTA CRUZ!! The People’s Democratic Party (PDC) is bringing Kimberly Ellis here and it’s a great chance to meet and talk with her.

Kimberly Ellis is the Democratic Party’s right choice for Chair of the California Democratic Party!!

Kimberly is the very first African American Executive Director in Emerge America’s national network, Kimberly Ellis has worked tirelessly to support, train, and inspire Democratic women to step in to political power here in California.. Kimberly has worked in private industry, state government and the non-profit sector, developing leaders and successful organizations. In 2009, she was appointed by the Mayor to serve as a Commissioner for the Community Development Commission in the City of Richmond.
As Recording Secretary, Kimberly has brought expertise and experience to the African American Caucus and Democratic Party as a whole. Our state and nation are at a critical point in history. We have an opportunity to reshape the narrative around important issues facing the Black community. As a woman and a mother of two, Kimberly cares deeply about the future of our party, and she is the right person to help lead it.

At Emerge, the ultimate goal is to increase the number of Democratic women in public office. Kimberly Ellis has decided to lead by example, and we hope you will stand with her and get involved in our campaign. She’ll be at Jane Weed and Ron Pomerantz’s  house 125 Gharky Street on Saturday August 12th at 2 p.m. Donations at the door.

At first I thought the slick mailer was a promotional for bikes and surfboards since they featured prominently on its glossy surface. Then I read the text. Couched in feel-good jargon from The Cliff and Bay Project Team, the mailer announces plans to develop the “underutilized parking lot at West Cliff Drive and Bay Avenue” into a “community gathering place” with 80 residences of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms; retail stores with local coffee, local bike service, surf lockers and outdoor shower; a public plaza plus a half acre rooftop garden. It took me a moment to figure out that this is the Dream Inn parking lot at West Cliff and Bay. The use of the term Bay Avenue threw me off and reveals the developers’ lack of local knowledge. The proposal itself reveals a lack of concern for the lower Westside.

Apart from the obvious question: “where are the Dream Inn visitors going to park?” the project itself is so out of scale and absurd that I almost checked to make sure it was not April 1st.  Branding statements such as “establishes a true connection from West Cliff Drive path and neighborhood to the Santa Cruz wharf and Cowell Beach area” dominate the text. Imagine that. All these years I’ve been walking, riding and driving down Bay to West Cliff and Beach St. totally unaware I was travelling along a false connection. Cram all that development at that intersection and they’ll assuredly connect…. with gridlock. This is one of the main routes that connect the lower Westside with downtown, the beach area and beyond. The others are California and Bay and Mission and Bay, both already heavily impacted.

Fortunately we have a nearby project almost completed that offers a scale model    for the one proposed. Less than a half-mile away and approaching the first roundabout is 555 Pacific Avenue. This 94 -unit development plus retail is not only butt ugly but is comprised of much smaller units, specifically studios of 450 square feet and one bedrooms of 650 square feet marketed to students, techies and second homers according to the developers’ promotional brochures. The proposed development for Bay and West Cliff is comprised of larger units, up to 3 bedrooms so the total footprint is probably similar. Of course they may have plans to go as high as 5 or 6 stories to squeeze it all in. The glossy flier is mum on that question. They want you to focus on “community gathering” images, a phrase they repeat twice in one paragraph. As for the rooftop garden, it’s instructive to take a look at 1010 Pacific. This 4 -story building, which was sold to the council as “workforce” housing for teachers, police and firefighters but is occupied by students also has a rooftop garden. The less said the better.

The tiny carrot for the proposed development is the inclusion of 13 “affordable” units, which of course the developer is required to provide or pay in lieu fees. “Affordable” in this context is meaningless. Given the location, the one-bedroom units will probably rent for $3,500 a month or the equivalent in sale price.  

Regarding the “underutilized parking lot.” Some may recall that this is the site of the old Sisters Hospital where many a local was born.  While the hospital is long gone, some of the beautiful large heritage trees remain.  The open space view from the mountains to the sea remains. This signature of Santa Cruz is fast disappearing as buildings go higher and higher. Personally I treasure this last piece of open space despite its service as a parking lot. And if it is “underutilized” then open it up for paid public parking, which is in short supply.

The current owners of the Dream Inn may have short memories. The last proposal to tear down and replace the Dream Inn with a more extensive modern hotel along with a 5-story parking garage connected by an overhead bridge was vehemently opposed by the community and eventually the owners withdrew the project. To their credit they did a good job of renovating the current Dream Inn and retained the name out of respect for the community’s wishes. The new owners apparently have their eyes on the prize of huge profit. If they think we can be lulled into compliance with feel-good phrases they may be in for a surprise.

They have invited us to an “open house-style community meeting” on Tuesday July 25th from 6-8pm at the Dream Inn. They have a website at

Gillian Greensite is a long time local activist, a member of Save Our Big Trees and the Santa Cruz chapter of IDA, International Dark Sky Association    Plus she’s an avid ocean swimmer, hiker and lover of all things wild.



“The best thing about the past
is that it’s over.”
When you die.
you wake up
from a dream
that’s your life.
Then you grow up
and get to be post-human
in a past that keeps happening
ahead of you.
      –Joanne Kyger, from Night Palace (2003)

The First Six Months of Half-a-Brand-New-City Council, Waking from the Dream
The “first hundred days,” comes to mind as the Santa Cruz City Council pauses for its summer break. (Our 100-day point was on March 22nd.) “The first hundred days”, as a concept, came about during FDR’s administration because after winning the House and Senate majorities, he set out to create the Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Tennessee Valley Authority, and actually declared a three-day bank holiday to reorganize the banking system. It was a startling first hundred days of real federal progressive rule, and it would become the yardstick by which all subsequent administrations might be judged. Not really fair, is it?

The 218-day Cliff Notes Version
This is more than “the first hundred days” report. It’s a 218-day, Cliff Notes version of what resulted after two decidedly contrasting slates of candidates went head-to-head last November, when four spots were open on the Santa Cruz city council. Two from each slate won seats. Councilmember Sandy Brown and I, supported by labor, students, SC4 Bernie, and eastside neighbors fed up with the Corridors Plan, are the half the of Brand New Council who won seats. The Other Side, supported heavily by developer, hotel, and real estate money also resulted in two victors, Cynthia Mathews and Martine Watkins. What might’ve happened had candidates Drew Glover and Steve Schnaar prevailed? What if none of the members of SC4Bernie’s Brand New Council, were elected? Those questions cannot yet be answered, but I can report on what’s transpired from the Brand-New Council’s campaign platform of restoring real progressive voices, aggressively addressing affordable housing and the Santa Cruz housing crisis, reigning in hotel development, and channeling more resources to social services. And has become of apparent majoritarian issues like raising the minimum wage to $15, rent stabilization, and creating a police review board? Do we have to wait for another election?

Score Card: 15 Issues that Likely Would Not Have Happened Absent the Influence Brought by the Brand-New Council

1) It may be that without electing members for a Brand-New Council we might have seen a sanctuary city resolution, but never anything with some teeth as we have in the sanctuary city ordinance, passed this past March. It prohibits city employees from working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. What councilmembers need to do now is to inform the Sherriff, Jim Hart who runs the jail, to not validate ICE detainers used to hold immigrants and deport them. These detainers are still being validated, contrary to SC city council legislation. We have declared Santa Cruz a Sanctuary City and this is not only something to simply sit back and be proud of, but it means we have a responsibility—local government, police, and community—and an obligation to assist, protect and shelter undocumented people living and working in Santa Cruz.

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Bernie Quote of the Week: “The Republican health care bill is an insult to the American people. It belongs in a garbage can.” (7/11/17)

Next week: What we have to do better: 5-2 votes and what’s at stake in the 2018 Santa Cruz city council elections.

~Chris Krohn is a father, writer, activist, former Santa Cruz City Councilmember (1998-2002) and Mayor (2001-2002). He’s been running the Environmental Studies Internship program at UC Santa Cruz for the past 12 years. He was elected last November to another 4-year term on the Santa Cruz City Council.

Don’t miss the outstanding presentation at noon by Mr. Mark Hylkema, State Archaeologist, to learn more about the significance of the Villa de Branciforte’s founding here by Spain in 1797.  Join the celebration on Saturday, July 22, 11am-3pm, in front of the historic Branciforte Grammar School (currently the Branciforte Small Schools Campus) at the corner of Branciforte Avenue and Water Street.  Festivities include music, adobe brick-making, food, hobby horse races, and at 2pm, a Branciforte walking tour culminating at the nearby privately-owned Branciforte Adobe’s garden. The event is sponsored by the Villa de Branciforte Historic Preservation Society and Friends, and is free.  Many thanks to Maria and Bruce Caradonnas for allowing the public to tour their Branciforte Adobe garden.

Also enjoy the landscape project beautifying the State Historic Monument that gives tribute to the Villa de Branciforte location.  Designed and installed by Alternative Family Education student, Ms. Bria Steinbruner, the project has been made possible with generous donations by  Ecology Action, Alladin Nursery, Central Coast Wilds Nursery, Central Home Supply, Coast Paper and Supply, Ewing Irrigation, and Far West Nursery.  Maybe we can even convince the City of Santa Cruz to put up signs directing visitors to the Monument once they leave Highway One?  That would be nice!

I attended the State Regional Water Quality Control Board meeting last week in Watsonville to learn more about what has happened in the City of Cambria, population 6,000, when tasked with operating a recycled water treatment plant and injection wells to supply municipal water.  It is not a pretty story and needs to harken caution on the part of us all, including the State Waterboard.

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County Planning staff is proposing to establish a $200,000 pilot Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU or “granny unit”) Lending Program with funds from the Housing Services Contract and the Affordable Housing Impact Fee Fund (that’s the in lieu developer fees instead of building actual affordable housing in developments).  The Housing Advisory Commission reviewed the proposal at their meeting on July 12 and the matter will come before the Board of Supervisors on August 22.

Under the proposal, the County would provide up to $40,000 to property owners interested in constructing an ADU on their property if they are willing to commit to renting the unit to low income households at affordable rents.  In exchange for the money, homeowners would enter into a deed restriction for a period of 20 years that would require them to rent the ADU at a cost calculated to serve low income households, defined as those whose incomes are at or below 80% of Area Median Income.  Currently, that Income is about $87,000/year. 

The County’s interest rate  would be three percent (3%) simple interest, deferred for 20 years and FORGIVEN after 20 years if the unit has been rented as required by the Program.  Homeowners may opt-out of the County’s deed restriction agreement at any time, but they will be required to pay back the full amount of the loan plus interest.

I was not able to attend the Housing Advisory Commission meeting to hear what that group thought.  What do YOU think?  I personally wonder how the County can afford to become a lending institution for the private sector, offering 3% construction loans that ultimately are forgiven.  Who will verify that these County-subsidized ADU’s are really being rented to low income households and not used as Air bnb?  Can our County budget, currently estimated at $7.4 million DEFICIT, absorb this venture?

I really wonder if there could be better incentives that do not cost the taxpayers’ money and yet provide incentives for the creation and maintenance of housing for low income residents.  What are your ideas on the matter?

Write your County Supervisor:

Cheers, Becky Steinbruner  (Becky Steinbruner is a 30+ year resident of Aptos. She has fought for water, fire, emergency preparedness, and for road repair. She ran for Second District County Supervisor in 2016 on a shoestring and got nearly 20% of the votes).

#196 / One Voice

The other day, as I pulled a tee shirt off a hanger in my closet, I reencountered the 2008 presidential campaign. Here’s a shot of the tee shirt: “One voice … can change the world.” I was pretty happy about the outcome of that 2008 election, and I was pretty hopeful about what was going to happen after Barack Obama won. Looking back, though, I think the “one voice” message on that tee shirt might have been misleading. I think it kind of let us all off the hook.

In a lot of ways, after 2008, we acted as though the “one voice” that had initially changed “a room” was going to be capable of changing “cities,” “states,” and the “nation,” all by itself. A close reading does confirm that the phrasing used on the tee shirt (an official piece of Obama campaign paraphernalia) does suggest that it is the “one voice” that can change not only “a room,” but “a city,” and “a state,” and “a nation” besides. If the “one voice” can do all that, of course, “the world” will be changed by definition. 

Here’s the issue, which was the theme of my blog posting on July 3rd (More Followers): “One voice” can’t, in fact, change “a city,” or “a state,” or “a nation.” Here’s how the process actually works: 

One voice can change a room (and if that is true)

One room can change a city (and since that’s true)

One city can change a state (and, going on from there)

One state can change the nation.

Change only BEGINS with an individual, with that “one voice.” After that, we all need to be involved, and speak out and take action ourselves. The “next steps” aren’t individual, they require collective action. If we think that the “one voice” that we heard at first will be able to do it all, without the rest of us, we are going to be disappointed. We are going to find out that the world wasn’t changed nearly as much as we thought it should be, or would be.

Waiting around for the “leaders” to take over and make it all happen is not the way to change the world. We are all going to have to work for the changes.

Next time around, when we hear that “one voice,” let’s not make that mistake again.

~Gary is a former Santa Cruz County Supervisor (20 years) and an attorney for individuals and community groups on land use and environmental issues. The opinions expressed are Mr. Patton’s. You can read his blog at


CLASSICAL DeCINZO. See DeCinzo’s long ago (but still well-timed) UCSC Growth note!! Just a curser roll below.

EAGAN’S DEEP COVER. See Eagan’s “Bone Spur Trump”down a few pages. As always, at you will find his most recent  Deep Cover, the latest installment from the archives of Subconscious Comics, and the ever entertaining Eaganblog.

39 STEPS. Funny, fast moving, lotsa stage and showbiz action, so go see Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 39 Steps. Try to see the 1939 original Hitchcock film first…you’ll enjoy this slap stick version even more. This comedy ran for years in New York. A fellow sitting next to me had seen not just the London original version of this farce but saw it again in Aspen. He too thought S.C. Shakespeare’s version was excellent and placed it #2 right after the London production.

7th ANNUAL BONNY DOON STUDIO TOUR. It’s only once per year and you get to see the art and studios of such artists as Tim Eagan, Bud Bogle, Mattie Leeds, Joan Helenthal and many more. It happens Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30, 11 am- 5 pm. Go here for details…

MUNCHING WITH MOZART. As usual every third Thursday from 12:10 -12:50 Carol Panofsky presents a free concert upstairs in the meeting room at the Main Library downtown. This Thursday (7/20) you can hear and watch “At The Piano on Bastille Day” featuring musics by Chopin, Ravel, Debussy, Faure, Ibert and Poulenc. Pianists include Malone, Roberts, Kang, Bruckner. Get there early…seats go fast.

LISA JENSEN LINKS. Lisa writes: “Due to a mysterious time/space anomaly (okay, in real life, my publisher decided to restructure its publication schedule), my next novel, Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge, has a new release date — July 10, 2018. Read all about it this week at Lisa Jensen Online Express ( Also, in the “Time Flies” department, can you belive The Lost Boys — filmed right here in our own little burg — turns 30 next week? Lisa has been writing film reviews and columns for Good Times since 1975.

THE JOURNEY. An excellent film that leaves immediately….this Thursday July  20. It stars Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, and John Hurt. As Rotten Tomatoes says, “A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland– firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness– who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history”. Go see it if you like funny, important, historical well made films.

MAUDIE. A 90 on Rotten Tomatoes and Sally Hawkins plus Ethan Hawke play a severly crippled arthritic and her cruel, stubborn husband…and it’s a true story. The film is sad, poignant, heart gripping and maybe even mawkish. Other than some fine acting by all involved I’m not sure why they made this film, or why you might enjoy it. Me? I’m not sure if I did.

THE LITTLE HOURS. It’s a combination of Monty Python, The Decameron, and Amy Poehler. Loony sex humor in a medieval nunnery. I’m not sure what the point or problems were in telling this story but it left me either napping or bored. John C. Reilly plays a priest, everybody says fuck a lot, and that’s about all there is to it.

WAR ON PLANET OF THE APES. This should really be classified as an animated saga. It’s all digital ape stuff with Woody Harrelson as an evil human. It has a plot that could make you think seriously…if you can take the computer apes seriously. It could be said to relate to the Democrats versus the Republicans. Republicans (Harrelson) want to build a wall among other plot devices and the more liberal apes just want to have peace.  About 90% of the film is centered on wars between the two forces and who will rule in the future. Better to go to one of our museums or galleries instead.

THE BIG SICK. Kumail Nanjiani the Pakistani jerk from the “Silicon Valley” tv sit com not only wrote this plot but he and his real wife lived it. The film is a bit long but it’s well worth seeing. It’ll grab you when you least expect it. He’s a standup comic and falls in love with Zoe Kazan, a “white” girl. It’s heart rending, funny and  a tale told of cultural differences between his traditional Pakistani family and her very contemporary Mom  (Holly Hunter) and dad. Go see it…it’ll surprise you.(and I’ll predict some Awards around December-January).

THE BEGUILED. Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Durst top the list in this Civil War hokey melodrama. For some reason the director Sophia Coppola is getting big publicity but I saw nothing that gave her any extra directing points. Farrell is a wounded Yankee who stumbles into this very southern girl’s school, and gets all the girls and their leaders to fall all over him. You could stay home and dream up the script.

BEATRIZ AT DINNER. Salma Hayek is a poor, hard working , talented, spiritual, immigrant from Mexico who ends up having an elegant dinner with John Lithgow and some ritzy friends. Lithgow plays Donald Trump…(the character is named Doug Strutt) really. It’s a clunking, heavy, poorly directed, blah of a movie. It could have been sensitive, real, poignant and even witty but it isn’t.  The ending is not only terrible but it is cruel, pointless and it’ll make you feel bad. Don’t go. And it takes place in Newport Beach.

SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING. Michael Keaton completely steals every movie he’s ever made and he sure does playing an evil “Vulture” in this latest version of the web spinner (there have been at least 13 versions of Spidey on TV and the movies!!) Spidey is a high school student with Teresa Tomei as his mom. Robert Downey jr. is back as Iron Man. It doesn’t matter much but Gwyneth Paltrow is in it too. It’s a little better than most of the Marvel Comics hero movies but not much. I’d suggest you stay home and wait for Game of Thrones to start again this next Sunday!!

WONDER WOMAN. IF you like comic book heroes or heroines (hope its ok to use that term) Wonder woman is several cuts about the usual no brainer/ violent/monster filled box office smashes we keep seeing. Gal Gadot is a former Miss Israel and we keep hearing about that. She plays W. Woman. Robin Wright, is in it too and she is a long time favorite of mine. She is Sean Penn’s ex. Chris Pine just jumps around looking like the usual Hollywood cutey pie. If you remember that she’s a comic book star and is supposed to battle, fight and pose in tight pants all the time you could enjoy this more than most of that ilk.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. The absolute bottom of the barrel in sequels. Even the dopey mugging by Johnny Depp (whose brother owned a bookstore in Santa Cruz) Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom doesn’t save the lack of a story or plot. The effects are built for 3D but add to the confused and twisted story. Avoid this one like the plague.

THE HOUSE. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler can be really sometimes but not when they have a boring old predictable movie like this dud. They play parents who try to raise their daughter’s tuition by having a gambling casino in their basement. Both those stars are clever, smart performers and they and you deserve better than this junk. Much of the profits from this film go to Trump’s Sec. of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the film’s executive producer.



UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE. Each and every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. I host Universal Grapevine on KZSC 88.1 fm. or on your computer, (live only or archived for two weeks… (See next paragraph) and go to WWW.KZSC.ORG. . On July 18 Kevin Collins details plans for the god themed amusement park being developed in Felton. After Kevin, Heather Moffat McCoy the exec.dir of the Santa Cruz City Museum will then be bringing us up to date on what’s new at the museum by the whale. July 25 has Steve Kettmann co-director of the Wellstone Center In The Redwoods telling us about their programs and goals. On August 15 interventional cardiologist and Doctor Neil Sawhney brings us up to date on heart news. Do remember, any and all suggestions for future programs are more than welcome so tune in, and keep listening. Email me always and only at

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NEW UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE ARCHIVE FEATURE. Stuff changes at KZSC a lot. If you missed either of the last two weeks of Universal Grapevine broadcasts go here You have to listen to about 4 minutes of that week’s KPFA news first, then Grapevine happens.

UNIVERSAL GRAPEVINE ARCHIVES. In case you missed some of the great people I’ve interviewed in the last 9 years here’s a chronological list of some past broadcasts.  Such a wide range of folks such as  Nikki Silva, Michael Warren, Tom Noddy, UCSC Chancellor George Blumenthal, Anita Monga, Mark Wainer, Judy Johnson, Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld, Rachel Goodman, George Newell, Tubten Pende, Gina Marie Hayes, Rebecca Ronay-Hazleton, Miriam Ellis, Deb Mc Arthur, The Great Morgani on Street performing, and Paul Whitworth on Krapps Last Tape. Jodi McGraw on Sandhills, Bruce Daniels on area water problems. Mike Pappas on the Olive Connection, Sandy Lydon on County History. Paul Johnston on political organizing, Rick Longinotti on De-Sal. Dan Haifley on Monterey Bay Sanctuary, Dan Harder on Santa Cruz City Museum. Sara Wilbourne on Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre. Brian Spencer on SEE Theatre Co. Paula Kenyon and Karen Massaro on MAH and Big Creek Pottery. Carolyn Burke on Edith Piaf. Peggy Dolgenos on Cruzio. Julie James on Jewel Theatre Company. Then there’s Pat Matejcek on environment, Nancy Abrams and Joel Primack on the Universe plus Nina Simon from MAH, Rob Slawinski, Gary Bascou, Judge Paul Burdick, John Brown Childs, Ellen Kimmel, Don Williams, Kinan Valdez, Ellen Murtha, John Leopold, Karen Kefauver, Chip Lord, Judy Bouley, Rob Sean Wilson, Ann Simonton, Lori Rivera, Sayaka Yabuki, Chris Kinney, Celia and Peter Scott, Chris Krohn, David Swanger, Chelsea Juarez…and that’s just since January 2011.

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