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Wanted: Silk Screen supplies for Burningman Decompression SF party Sun Oct 9

I would like to have a space at decompression where folks can print their own 


shirts / blouses / sweaters / jackets / what have you? 

on A: a shirt from my pile of free clothing or B: the shirt on their back. 

With a Burningman icon on the flip side... 

And/ or, If folks donate screens with some combination of the two... 

To do this I need a propane tank with a heater element to cure the ink on the shirt. 
Or a nice fire or heat source. Parabolic mirror, solar oven, etc. 

I have precious little ink, so more is necessary. 

I have a screen, but more would help. 

I have shirts, but more would help. Any clothing that is flat and will take ink... 

I can pick up anywhere in Bay area. 
Please let me know your phone number and cross streets / best time to 
pick up so I can coordinate. 
Or, if you can bring to decompression, even better! 

scott at planttrees dot org 415 269 7738 cell = 415 ANY PRETtyboy 

On Friday Oct 7 11am - 2pm
I intend to pull the stuff out so that it is all viewable for those who come.
I am hoping folks can make donations. If this happens, I will keep doing this.
In this way, you can shop here for pennies on the dollar.  
I will also tell you how to get really cheap stuff, ie:
Goto farmers markets upon closing: score cheap organic cases 
of fruit and greens: put in blender, drink yummy green smoothie.

Baker Beach North end is the Warmest beach in bay area! Bring Drums!
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Thursday October 6th
 12:30pm San Francisco: Press Conference to Announce Lawsuit Against Cities that Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
 6:30pm Oakland: The Price of Oil: Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa


On September 6, 2005 an environmental writer for the Sun Times reported that there has been “a massive invasion of the United States by the great gray owl" and that field experts “have nearly 700 feathered carcasses on their hands”. 

The experts weren’t quite sure what’s causing the incredible influx of the birds who are primarily found across Canada, Alaska as well as northern Europe and Asia, but according to the Times collections manager.... 

Continued Here:


Environmental Improvement Board To Hold Hearings on Banning Aspartame in July.  We won!


Save Pets From the Next Hurricane
The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, H.R. 3858 (PETS Act), would require state and local authorities to include pets and service animals in their disaster evacuation plans. You could help save thousands of people and pets from anguish—even loss of life—during the next major disaster, just by asking your U.S. Representative to support this bill.
Help prevent what happened after Katrina from ever happening again. Take action now.
 1. Please ask your U.S. Representative to support the PETS Act (H.R. 3858).
 2. Tell your friends about the PETS Act and ask them to contact their U.S. Representative, too.
For Congress contact information go to :
 Or go to the Humane Society site for more detailed information and campaigns to save the animals.


Earth Headed for Global Warming Catastrophe

The House of Representatives passed Richard Pombo's "Endangered Species 
Protection and Recovery Act" (H.R. 3824) yesterday. This legislation is 
largely a development bill prioritizing economic exploitation of land 
over stewardship of our natural legacy. While this event marks a sad 
state of affairs, the act is not yet law. It is, however, being 
fast-tracked through Congress.

It is now time to contact your senators to ask them to oppose H.R. 
3824. You can locate contact information by visiting:

For more information about the bill, read info and commentaries, below, 
by Sarah Matsumoto of the Endangered Species Coalition and Mark J. 
Palmer of Earth Island Institute. We have also included an article about 
the bill’s passage from Thursday's San Diego Union Tribune.  

A message from Senator John McCain


First Trio "Married" in The Netherlands
Seems like legal marriage is still monogamous in the Netherlands, but
civic unions can be poly.  Here's the article from Brussels, Belgium:

Police State

Bilderberg on BBC
The show will be on the Analysis page until Thursday...
Also please DON'T MISS my new tour of NATO-NAZI connections linked to from the main index of - did you know, for instance, that

"SS Oberstgruppenfuhrer Paul Hausser (seen here as an Obergruppenfuhrer while commanding the Das Reich Division in Russia, winter 1941) was unquestionably the ablest military commander in the Waffen SS. After the war he sought to re-establish the reputation of the SS and claimed that the foreign units of the SS were really
the precursors of the NATO army. Hausser's skull and cross bones 'totenkopf' is on his hat."
by A.J. Barker

UNDERGROUND FIRES !!! (Vince Diehl)   since America
in its entirity is perched on the world's largest
natural gas reserve,  and is storing most of its
larger nuclear 
weapons at a place close to where this gas reserve is
only FIFTY FEET below the surface of the earth.
... Can you say  POOF !!!
 he provides maps, photos, and lots of
links which demonstrate to the contrary.  Not only 
that, but documentation that an underground fire
literally burned Centralia, Pennsylvania off the map,
and that after FORTY YEARS that underground fire is
still raging,  threatening to burn several other
cities off the map..  He also provides documentation
of other underground fires that have been burning in
America  for over a HUNDRED YEARS !!

Avian flu and is Bush a nutcase or what...?

I was watching CNN (international) this morning and they had one of 
those clips with Bush talking about declaring quarentine (martial law) 
in whole states if avian flu breaks out.  Ok so we have seen that the 
National Guard in basically not enough in each state to impose such 
tactics and the army is also broke thanks to the protracted petro 
wars... so which army is this gy proposing????  Maybe Blackwater so as 
to undermine state rights?,5744,16820973%255E1702,00.html

by the way an avian flu pandemic would be one way to make sure we have 
oil for the next 20 years

Bush wants right to use military if bird flu hits
to enforce quarantines in case of an avian influenza epidemic

Bush Cites Military Takeover In Case Of Flu Outbreak

AOL Time-Warner Censors Alex Jones Websites
Nationwide blackout a clear attempt to shut down free speech


Cars stolen in US cities used in Iraqi suicide attacks

Peak Oil


Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side' - Britain - Times Online,,1-2-1798944-2,00.html


Miers' ties to Bush's National Guard scandal


George Bush appoints HAM Sandwich and Reid bites

House Republicans have called for nearly $1 trillion in cuts to vital national services to pay for Katrina. But we can fully rebuild the Gulf Coast without cutting services Americans need just by ending Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy. Please tell Congress today:

Thur Oct 6
# Thu Oct 6 HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders every Thu 1-2pm
 VISIONARY ACTIVIST Caroline Casey 2-3pm  94.1 fm Berkeley

# Thur Oct 6 first Thursdays FREE @ 49 Geary 5:30-7:30pm
20 Galleries on 4 floors  Fun Party!  Check it out!

# if you're lookin' for a good first thursday...
come feel Art for Healing October 6th
opening / benefit / reception til 8pm 
The Monadnock Building 
685 Market Street, Floors 3,4,5
San Francisco, California
til December 31st showing Northern California artists
Zoe Martell, Jennifer Z. Roszell and Chris Crossen 
placing Art for Healing around the Bay since 1997

# This Delicate Monster- MICHELLE HANDELMAN at Rx Gallery
 Thu Oct 6 6PM Rx Gallery  132 Eddy Street (at Mason) 
San Francsico, CA 94102  view map  More Info:  (415) 474-7973
 New York-based media artist Michelle Handelman makes her first return to the Bay Area in three years for this, her first solo exhibition at Rx. For the exhibition Handelman transforms the gallery with projections, live performers, and photographs from her latest project This Delicate Monster - a place where passion, obsession, fashion and ugliness collide. Performance and opening night sponsored by Trumer Pils and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

# Art of Intimacy - Exploring deeper connections
when: Every Thursday night at  7:45pm
what: Art of Intimacy: Exploring Deeper Connections
how much: $15. Please preregister by calling 415.503.1100--Space is limited
Where:  One Taste Urban  Retreat Center: 1074 Folsom  St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact: Suzanne at 415.503.1100 Decription:
The Art of Intimacy is a playground to explore your skills in relationship, a forum to learn about yourself and others. Learn what men really want, how women love to play and who we are at our deepest levels. 
Create an honest connection with others. Drop your masks and choose to really be seen and in that being seen find yourself again. 
"The Art of Intimacy changed my life. In one instant I saw how I love, who I am and how I can choose to connect in any given moment with another human being."
“This is the perfect event for single people who are fed up with going to bars and clubs and ending up with superficial connections.”
This is a forum designed and created by women for the enjoyment of everyone. 
Both singles and couples welcome.

# 16th and Mission Open Mic Thu Oct 6 9:30pm-12:00am FREE!
 Every Thursday there is an open "mic."  (although there is no actual  
mic)  All diferent types of people gather, young and old, ritch and  
poor.  Describing its beauty is difficult, so come witness it for  
yourself. 16th and Mission Sidewalk / BART station San Francisco

Fri Oct 7

# 2600 Meeting Friday, October 7, 2005 
Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM PDT (GMT-07:00) 
San Francisco: 4 Embarcadero Plaza (inside). Payphones: (415)
398-9803, 9804, 9805, 9806.

In addition, two exhibits of photos taken at Burning Man are coming up:
John Brennan Portraits
John has shot 10 years at Burning Man at the Free Photography Zone
SF Black & White Gallery
619 Post Street
SF CA 94109
Opening reception Oct. 7, 6-10 pm
Box People at Burning Man by Bill Tonnesen and John Romero Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 7160 Main Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 Opening Reception, Thursday, October 13, 2005, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Free with RSVPs to 480-968-7895

# Fri Oct. 7, 7pm "RACHEL CORRIE: An Amercan Conscience"
 Rachel Corrie (1979-2003) from Olympia, Washington wanted to right the injustice of the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. This film chronicles her work as a member of the International Solidarity movement (ISM) in Rafah, Gaza Strip prior to her murder in March 2003. She was attempting to stope the demolition of the home of the family of Dr. Samir Nasrallah; however the Israeli soldier driver of the U.S. made Caterpillar bulldozer drove over her. Film director Yahya Barakat, Professor of Mass Media and TV Department at Al Quds University in Jerusalem, while focusing on the tragic circumstances of Rachel's death gives different perspectives on the conflict. Viewers are advised that this film contains graphic footage. 
 A Benefit for ISM $10-20 sliding scale-no one turned away.
 Information: 510-236-4250 or
 Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
 1924 Cedar (at Bonita) a block east of MLK Jr. Way

# Vanilla Sex, 2005 Frid ct 7 8-11pm Free
Friday, October 7 - Opening of "Vanilla Sex, 2005", a show of 50  
romantic images of explicit sex that challenge the banality of  
pornography, by noted local photographer Michael Rosen. - The Center  
For Sex And Culture, 398 11th Street at Harrison - 8PM to 11PM -  
Free. Light refreshments, raunchy readings and erotic performances!
 Center For Sex And Culture 398 11th Street at Harrison
San Francisco 415-255-1155

# National Strategy Conference Refusing to Pay for War
October 7-9th, 2005. Brooklyn (NY)
 Northern California War Tax Resistance

# October 7 - 9 Berkeley Juggling & Unicycle Festival
 King Middle School, 1781 Rose St. Berkeley, CA
Not just for jugglers or unicyclists!!!  Hula Hoopers, Poi, Staff,
We would love to have some hoopers come out.  There will be poi, diablo, 
and hopefully a wide variety of other fun activities!
We would also love to have a hooping workshop and/or performer for our 
variety show on Saturday night.

Festival Hours
	• 	Friday Open Juggling: 5pm to 9:30pm
	• 	Saturday Open Juggling: 10am to 9:30pm
	• 	Saturday Public Show: 7:30pm
	• 	Sunday Open Juggling: 10am to 4pm
	• 	Sunday Juggle-Games: early afternoon-ish

Public Show 1781 Rose St, Berkeley, CA
 7:30pm Sat Oct 8th $12  

# in the street 2005 

in the street is celebrating it's 11th year in san francisco this october. 
the street festival is always a cross-discplinary experience of performers, 
artists and muscians. in the street is afree-to-the-public event, donation 
sponsored, and vendorless. world-class international, national and local 
performers have been part of ITS over the years. 
it is held in the tenderloin, on the 500 block of ellis street between leavenworth 
and hyde. the performance space includes the physical space of ellis street, 
cohen alley, which is attached to the luggage store annex (509 ellis street), and 
also the tenderloin children's center playground space. 

the luggage store produces ITS

ITS 2005 logo by stella lai

t-shirts are donated by RVCV


Trust Your Struggle Artist Collective : 
Guided Masses5 
Naked Soul Alliance 
Dustin Fosnot : Satellite Installation 
Therm Fire Sculptures : 
ABADA-Capoeira San Francisco : 
La Malinche / Flamenco Performance 
Los Suenos Del Fuego : 
Extra-Action Marching Band :

Joanna Haigood / Zaccho Dance Company : 
Villa Villa Cola :
Ultra Gypsy :
SF Circus School : 
Shinichi Dance Project :
Big Burlesque - The Original Fat-Bottom Revue :
The Big Tadoo Puppet Crew 
Merchants of the New Bizarre 
Harupin Ha :
Who's Rhyme is it Anyways? 
Tussle : 
Sisters Of The Underground / Extra Credit Crew : 
Ledoh with Kitundu (improv performance) :
Michele Tea / Radar in the Streets (spoken word stage) 
Amara Tabor-Smith and Christal Brown :
SF Rec & Park Youth Performers : Mike and Mike / Jazzy Girls 
Broun Fellinis : (last performance of the day) 
Albert Reyes / Spit Painting :
Sixth Street Photography Workshop Portrait Series (8x10 polaroid) :
Go Club : 
Madame Ovary 
Nicholas Mohanna : Book Project 
Soonyana The Snake Dancer 
Lindy Hop Dancers and On-The-Spot Classes :
Reconstruction Project : 
designers : estar / miranda caroligne / miss velvet cream / tinc / letty huerta / mikas mogo / isabelle le / 
velvet valentine / two milliion hearts / upcycling by lucid dawn / molly keogh / cheryl andrews 
Kitundu Installation : 
Cobb House by Julia Glanville 
GreenLab : Philip Russ : Marina McDougall 
Miriam Stalh 
Living Wall Installtion by Tesselation : 
Sake 1 : 
Pele : Modest Mark : Intangible : Tap 10 : Wasabiuno : Politik 
Borish : Scott La Rock : Tres : Erin Yoshioka : Ariel Shepard : 
Cory Shaw : Cece Carpio : Darren Villegas : Damon Butle 

see the schedule on the website.... 

To view this listing, click here:

Sat Oct 8

# Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp  Sat Oct 8 9:00 AM
 On October 8, Craigslist Foundation will host its second annual Nonprofit Boot Camp at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Boot Camp was created to enable nonprofit leaders to develop the skills and relationships necessary to start and run nonprofit organizations. Over the course of the day, civic and community leaders, including: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, former Mayor Willie Brown, Glide Memorial’s Reverend Cecil Williams and Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark, will join participants for a series of seminars, exhibitions and receptions.

# Coastal Birding Day at Half Moon Bay State Beach 
 Saturday October 8, 9:00AM 
 Put this date on your calendar to celebrate the birds of the San Mateo County Coast. We will have live birds of prey, lectures and field trips to learn about the birds along our coast side. This is a great way for kids and beginning birders to get started birdwatching. Bring a picnic lunch, fluids and lots of birding enthusiasm. The event is free. Parking fee at the state beach is $6.00 per vehicle. Directions= Hwy 92 to Hwy 1, go south to Kelly Ave. Turn west on Kelly to end of road at Francis Beach. 
 This birding day is co-sponsored by The Sequoia Audubon Society of San Mateo County and State Park System. For info contact Ranger Nelle Lyons (650) 726-8804 or Sequoia Audubon (650) 347-1769 

# Sat Oct 8, 11 a.m  Human-Powered Parade and Biketoberfest
 A celebration of petroleum-free possibilities …so
 Come on people throughout the land 
 get yer butts out yer vehicles   and take a stand
 Come ‘n join the Human Powered Parade   and listen to a band 
 (Even Bush wants you to stop using so much gas)
 Fair-Anselm Plaza Fairfax
 Bike decorating clinic begins at 10 a.m.
 Could this be the beginning of a critical mass in Marin?
 Better come find out…

# On Saturday, Ocober 8, 2005:
Your presence is humbly requested at
SYNERGENESIS 2: Visionary Culture Design Conference and Celebration

Such amazing energy is building around this event...
a portal for our evolving tribe to offer up our highest co-create an experience of unsurpassed collaborative interactivation including but not limited to...

--two full hands on workshops, one with Alex and Allyson Grey and one with Martina Hoffmann and Robert Venosa. Emancipate the artist within!
--Daniel Pichbeck holding down the galactic, speaking of contemporary shamanism, entheogens and mayan calendrics
--Jenny Pell holding down the planetary, speaking of interdisciplinary permaculture and sustainable culture
--Erik Davis and Jennifer Dumpert holding down the personal, speaking of transformational practice, zen meditation and dreaming
--Crystal & Spore Interactive Metamedia Environment
--Massive group art show with new  original work from over 30 artists including Luke Brown, Vibrata Chromodoris, Carey Thompson, Rob Newell, Roman Villagrana and Xavi
--Full Tribal Market of independant artisans
--Cultural Visionaries Panel with William Etundi (Complacent, NYC), Isis Indriya (Oracle, Seattle), Naasko (Interchill & Invisible, BC), Stephen Trichter (False Profit & ExploreSpirit, SF) and more, mediated by Erik Davis
--Full power dancefloor activation with live sets from aural visionaries Bluetech and Rodman
--Trash Alchemy and Crystal Gridwork Altar Installations by Shrine and Tyler KC Kahn
--Ritual Prayerformance by Matrixters with adornment from Ulantia Studios: RavenCreations, CopperChris, Ocean and Wendy
12-7 Project Artaud Theater 450 Florida St. 
7-8 Procession of the Puppets and Street Shenanigans 
7-4 Cell Space 2050 Bryant St.12-7 Project Artaud Theater 450 Florida St. 
7-8 Procession of the Puppets and Street Shenanigans 
7-4 Cell Space 2050 Bryant St.

is now fully updated with schedule and ticket presales.
$65 full day
$40 full day student
$20 after 10pm (not available in advance)

it is very likely that this event will sell out.

for work trade options or more information: eve at ladyapples dot com

# RESCHEDULED: Downhill Thrill: Slip N' Slide in Alamo Sq park -- Sat Oct 8th 
We got fogged-out on the 1st attempt, but the forecast for next weekend is 70 & Sunny, so game on!: 
Come join us for the 2nd annual Downhill Thrill!
Super-Sized Slip N' Slide for all you young-at-heart folks.
This year's track features dual 50ft long lanes in a "V" shaped design, for easy racing. 
Suitable sliding costumes highly encouraged. 
Judges will be on hand--points will definately be awarded on style. 
The Mobile Mirage will be serving 'special' refreshments. 
Spingerella will be on hand to outfit & entertain the curious with her Funktionally Fabulous attire. 
Music? But of course. 
When: High Noon - Sat, Oct 8th  Where: Alamo Square 
Hayes / Steiner / Fulton / Scott To view this listing, click here:

End of Suburbia showing at the SF Public Library, this Saturday, October 8

Saturday, October 8 @2:00 PM

San Francisco Public Library 
Koret Auditorium
Locations: Main Library Koret Auditorium
Address: 100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
Library Sponsored Public Program
Event Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Many experts believe worldwide production of oil will hit its peak and begin declining within the next decade. Since demand increases constantly, this would cause severe price increases and economic chaos. What will happen to America's energy intensive, auto-centric lifestyle if gasoline costs $15 a gallon? This documentary explores these questions and more. Q and A session follows. Cosponsored by the Audio Visual Center.

# GE Free Dance Party and Rally  2005-10-08 5:30 PM

A dance party and campaign rally to benefit the GE Free Sonoma initiative campaign will rock the Sebastopol Community Center on Saturday, October 8. Organizers promise an evening of music, knowledge and community empowerment.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of music, laughs and noted speakers. Admission is $15, and only $10 for those who join the list of volunteers assisting with the GE Free campaign. All proceeds go to the campaign.

Performers are donating their energy and their time. The musical lineup includes Sol Horizon, Carnaval Spirit, DJ Dragonfly, and Patric Optimystic Music, with a special appearance by Swami Beyondananda. 

Samplings of gourmet food and coffee will fill the tables of the main hall, along with a beer and wine bar. Knowledge about Genetically Modified food and the GE Free Initiative will also be there in abundance. Speakers will include Larry Robinson, Mayor of Sebastopol; Patricia Dines, activist and author of The Organic Guide book series; and Betty Biodiesel. The startling documentary The Future of Food will show several times during the day.

The GE Free initiative, when passed, will set in place a 10-year moratorium on Genetically modified food crops. At this event, issues of crop contamination, seed integrity, health and the corporate control of food will be discussed. 

This is a dance party with a purpose, and it is sponsored by Harmony Festival, Green Mary, North Bay EcoFest, Daily Acts, and Archer Audio.

Sebastopol Community Center is located at 390 Morris St
101 North to Santa Rosa, West on 12 to Sebastopol. 
North on Morris (1st Light as you enter Sebastapol.
For more information or to make a donation, visit  or call (707) 823-4410. To volunteer for the campaign, email or call Mary at (707) 548-7582.

# Party for a great cause! You are invited to a benefit for
 People's Grocery at Mariposa Grove Saturday, October 8th
4pm – 12am 828 59th Street, Oakland Admission $2-20
Let us tempt your senses
and entertain your spirit...
Food & Drink ($)
Children's Activities 4-8pm
Live Performances including:
Music, Fire, Theater, Dance...
Live & Silent Auction ($)
People's Grocery is a community-based organization working to find creative solutions to the food needs of the residents of West Oakland by building a local food system and local economy.
Loaded with fresh produce, staple goods, and healthy snacks, the People's Grocery Mobile Market is a truck converted into a grocery store on wheels that travels through West Oakland selling food. People's Grocery staff, volunteers and school groups maintain urban gardens. Food produced at these gardens is harvested for sale on the Mobile Market and is also foraged by neighbors and school children.
Mariposa Grove is an arts- and activism-based affordable co-housing community.
For more information about the benefit party, please email: fire at healthyarts dot com

# in addition to Decompression, all bay area hoopers are also invited 
to my birthday hooping picnic @ oakland's woodminster ampitheatre 
park/garden next saturday, 10/8 from ~4:00-sunset.  please email me 
if you have Qs or need more info!  it's a gorgeous location with 
waterfalls and fountains, perfect for hooping, picnicing, and sunset watching.

# Sat Oct 8 5pm
This message is being sent to you from Goa Gil's birthday party on October 8th, in northern California.

 "to have as good a time as we are having right now, @dawn, your presence is required and requested."

 I have gathered some other messages as well from people here at the party to send back to their past selves.

 Bring sunscreen and shade for campsite. . .all nite rumours of snake and dog castrating monsters, so try not to bring them. remember to bring the portable kiddie pool from the backyard. carpool and spaceship pool

 Info line # 415-820-9652

the small print . . .more info on pre-sale tickets available through paypal soon.  directions avaible on Friday.  Gates open at 5pm on Saturday October 8th, you are welcome to set up camp and stay until Monday afternoon. You will not be able to camp at your car, but the parking lot will be nearby.  Management is not responsible to any damages done to shoes, or socks, or sandals.  all animals are required to have a ticket for entry to the party.  Please, no ferrets or dogs. You are encouraged to bring drinking water and food. you are encouraged to carpool to maximize our communities resources.  please be mindful of your waste, and bring your trash with you.   7 portal potties will be provided.  is where you will find a tribe dedicated to carpools.   

 more info for the party @

# GE Free Sonoma County Benefit Dance Party and Campaign Rally
with Sol Horizon Plus Carnaval Spirit DJ Dragonfly
Patric Optimystic Music
Special appearance by Swami Beyondananda
Plus...other guest speakers and special surprises
Saturday, October 8 Sebastopol Community Center
390 Morris St 
Take Hwy 12 West From Santa Rosa to Sebastapol:
Turn Right on Morris (first stoplight in Sebastapol)
Doors open at 6:30 PM $15 admission
$10 if you sign up to volunteer for the GE Free campaign
* Free showings of the movie "Future of Food" *
* Speakers and teach-ins about the GE Free / No GMO issue *
* Awesome food, beer and wine bar *
* Information tabling *

Support the GE Free Sonoma / Measure M initiative by coming to this event. The GE Free Sonoma campaign needs more volunteers and resources to counter-balance the deep pockets of the chemical companies who are spreading disinformation through their massive media campaign. It's time to get involved with this critical issue so we can keep local control of our bio-region and our economy.

Everyone is working for free on this benefit event. All performances are donated by the artists. All profits go to the GE Free / Measure M campaign.

Voting Yes for Measure M (the GE Free Sonoma initiative):

	• 	Places a 10-year moratorium - a "time out" - on the production of GE organisms and gives us time to find out if GE crops and foods and safe
	• 	Does not restrict any drugs or vaccines for humans or animals
	• 	Assures that violators, not the taxpayer, pay for the costs
	• 	Protects our environment and farms from genetic contamination

Why do we want a moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops in Sonoma County?

	• 	There has been no long-term testing to determine the safety of GE food and crops for people or the environment.
	• 	The spread of living, reproducing GE organisms is inevitable. Genetic pollution is forever.
	• 	We need time to find out whether GE foods and crops are safe.
	• 	We believe that our children should not be guinea pigs for these untested, unlabeled and uncontrollable creations of major chemical corporations.

Who supports Measure M?

The following are the organizations that have banded together to form the Sponsoring Committee for the GE-Free Sonoma campaign:

	• 	California Certified Organic Farmers
	• 	Community Alliance with Family Farmers
	• 	North Bay Labor Council
	• 	Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
	• 	Sierra Club
	• 	Small Boat Commercial Salmon Fishermen's Association
	• 	Sonoma County Conservation Action

Measure M has been endorsed by over a thousand farmers, gardeners, health professionals, chefs, business owners, teachers, local government officials and environmentalists.

This benefit event is sponsored by the Harmony Festival, Green Mary, North Bay EcoFest, Daily Acts, and Archer Audio.

For more information or to make a donation, visit, or call (707) 823-4410. To volunteer for the campaign or at this event, email or call Mary at (707) 548-7582.
Directions to the Sebastopol Community Center

The Sebastopol Community Center is located at 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol, Sonoma County

Take Highway 101 North (or South) to Santa Rosa (about 1 hour north of San Francisco).
When you get into Central Santa Rosa take Highway 12 Sonoma/Sebastopol Exit
and proceed West towards Sebastopol. Highway 12 functions as an Expressway to Sebastopol.
The freeway ends and becomes highway 12 heading West through rural Sebastopol.
The first light as you enter the town of Sebastopol is Morris Street. There is a Bradley Video
store on the left. Make a right turn onto Morris Street and proceed about 1/2 mile.
The Sebastopol Community Center is on the right hand side of the street.

There are two ways to support the GE Free campaign on the same night! Below is another option for your consideration. Or....better yet....come to both events!

Sweat. Tears. Blood.  All for the love of the land.
A farmer is unjustly accused of growing a GMO crop without a license.
Facing ruin, he weighs his options.

Bitter Harvest
an American Farmer's Oratorio

A Reading of the Bitter Harvest  Libretto by Amanda Moody
with Musical Excerpts by Kurt Rohde
featuring tenor John Duykers & mezzo Lynne Morrow
presented by Agape Performance Group
an Open Forum Discussion & Reception with Percy Schmeiser
the Canadian family farmer who challenged Monsanto

Saturday, October 8th at 8pm
The Glaser Center - Downtown Santa Rosa,  547 Mendocino Avenue
Tickets/Donations at the Door: $40, $25 & $15

Proceeds to benefit Yes on M - GE-Free Sonoma County
with major funding by the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
sponsored by a coalition of Sonoma County farming, fishermen, environmental and labor organizations,
P.O. Box 1898, Santa Rosa, CA  95402 Information: 707-824-1615

*Bitter Harvest was commissioned by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
Kent Nagano, and will premiere December 2, 2005 at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley.
Nov. 25-27, Dec. 3-4, Dec. 10-11  2005
Sonoma County Fairgrounds

3rd Thursday of the month
September 15th
October 20th
November 17th
7:00 PM - 10:PM
Harmony Events Community Room
400G Morris St, Sebastopol

 Friday, October 28, 8pm-12:30
 Hilton Hotel Ballroom, 3555 Round Barn Blvd., Santa Rosa 95403
$15/advance or $20/door. Costumes are optional. Prizes for the best costumes.

June 10-11, 2006
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA

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# Sat Oct. 8 @ 7 p.m San Quentin Families Project Benefit   Larkspur Café Theatre 
 500 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur 415.924.6107,
 Van Jones will be giving a keynote talk about over-incarceration in California’s billion dollar prison industry, and the over-incarceration of marginalized peoples. The evening will have Suzi Jestadt and Liza Klein highlighting the project and others directly or indirectly tied to San Quentin speaking on their experiences. We invite you to come join us for a heartfelt and worthwhile evening to benefit the San Quentin Families Project.
 The San Quentin Families Project was started by Suzi Jestadt after her transformative experience helping to facilitate a “positive attitude” support group with life inmates at San Quentin Prison. The desire exhibited by the men in this group to be positive and constructive in their prison lives, is enveloped by enough grace and beauty to be shared with each living person outside prison walls. Suzi went to Liza Klein, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, for support and input on a project to somehow help prisoners, and together they created the San Quentin Families Project.
 The project is working to start relationships with these and other men of the prison community, in assisting them to be connected with their children while incarcerated. It hopes to develop, cultivate, and sustain relationships by helping to coordinate physical visits, funding materials for contact, and encouraging the men to be active parents in their children lives. 
 Food, Drink, Organic ice cream and Live music from Baslao, Shree Dove, and Joanne Lawson will be served.
 Hosted by Suzi Jestadt $15-$25  Tickets available at:
 Bedrock Music 415.258.9745
 First United Methodist Church of San Rafael 415.453.8716
 and will be available at the door on the evening of the event.
 No one turned away for lack of funds.
 For more detailed information and/or questions call Suzi @ 415.485.0676

# launch party for a new design journal called seed Sat Oct 8 7:00 PM
 1835 Van Ness Avenue @Washington St Academy of Art is a journal featuring the work of new designers, or people interested in design ideas, theories. The launch party is this Sat., October 8, from 7pm- 10pm @ the Academy of Art, 1835 Van Ness at Washington Street. Meet the editors, authors, fellow design fans and find out how to publish your own work. All are welcome. Prizes from Quicksilver.

# Free Art Party this Sat. Oct. 8 7:00pm - 10:00 pm at JFKU in Berkeley. 
 2956 San Pablo Avenue, 2nd Floor 

# Peak Oil 10/08/05 8:30pm $5
Subtitled "Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream",  
this intellectually ambitious archival-footage essay offers a  
comprehensive forecast of the bleak future predicted by the Peak Oil  
hypothesis. With diminishing petroleum supplies, Post-War plans for  
sprawling communities linked to the cities by car-coursed freeways  
can now be more clearly seen as logical cul-de-sacs. This thoroughly  
researched Canadian doc enriches the argument through interviews,  
industrial footage, and a well-chosen dose of irony. Opening the  
program is Heather Roger's "The Hidden Life of Garbage" (soon to be  
published in book form),
a bracing 20-min. inquiry into the forgotten fate of Everyman's  
trash. Bicyclists get free popcorn!
A.T.A. Gallery
992 Valencia St
San Francisco

992 Valencia Street at 21st Street in Mission district


# Peter Drekmeier Neighborhood Gatherings
Green Candidate for PA city council

Saturday, October 8, 3-5pm
At the home of Phyllis Sherlock & Clint McClintic
1275 Dana Ave. (near Lincoln)

Sunday, October 9, 3-5pm
At the home of Jack and Ruth Letts
439 Lincoln Ave. (between Cowper and Waverley)

Tuesday, October 11, 7:30-9pm
At the home of Stephanie Grossman
1121 Harriet St. (behind Lucie Stern)

Sunday, October 16, 3-5pm
At the home of Tom and Sharon Wagner
914 Matadero Ave. (just past Bol Park)

Tuesday, October 18, 7:30-9pm
At the home of Bill and Edel Young
460 Ferne Ave. (behind Cubberley)

Plus, there will be a special neighborhood coffee with two other candidates – Karen Holman and Yoriko Kishimoto – on Saturday, October 15 from 4-6pm at the home of Enid Pearson, 1019 Forest Ct. in Palo Alto.  You can email Enid at for more details.

For a calendar of other campaign events, please visit 

Sun Oct 9

# Sun Oct 9 decompression 650 Indiana @ Mariposa, Block Party.

 Sun Oct 9 NOON Indiana St Between Mariposa and 21st
Main Entrance: 19th and Minnesota: SE of 280 / Mariposa

# Burning Man Presents: The SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE!
SUNDAY, October 9th,
STARTS AT NOON - SHARP!!! (Hint: Be sure to come early this year! Great art and performances early and only those who come early will get passes to enter Cocomo after 9:30pm!)
on INDIANA STREET (bet. Mariposa and 21st in SF)

Main Entrance: 19th and Minnesota   -   Shine or Rain
$10 in Black Rock City attire; $20 street wear
All ages outdoors (kids under 12 free); 21+ inside Cocomo
Esprit Park closes and outdoor sound ends 10pm (Please no drumming either!)
Cocomo closes 1:30am
PLEASE take public transit/carpool/bike or park on 3rd St. or SBC Park;
Respect the neighbors; don't litter or park in driveways.
LEAVE NO TRACE! and leave surrounding blocks QUIETLY end of night.
21+ to drink with I.D.

Welcome back! This is your invitation to decompress with playa artists, theme camps and performers from the Conscious, Subconscious and the Unconscious at our 6th Anniversary Heat The Street F(a)IRE!

Join us AT NOON SHARP! for a full day of MIND-boggling art and art cars; interactive theme camps; a full range of live music, cabaret, circus, puppetry, dance, DJs, and theatrical performances; processions; and other Burning Man 2005 PSYCHE theme art. The festivities will be spread over four blocks, an art park, 3 stages, an indoor club with patio and multimedia wall of new Burning Man imagery! Bring interactive games and food for a BYO picnic in the park. Bring your art, theme camp and Burning Man videos/imagery. Express yourself and dress your playa best! We will be creating "Black Top City" with all manner of PSYCHE pARTicipation, including and especially YOU!

Invitation graphic and details here:

# Palo Alto Raw Food Potluck Sun Oct 9 10:00 am - 11:30 am.
  Bay Leaf Cafe  520 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301  (650) 321 7466 
 Newcomers welcome! Bring:
Raw organic (organic preferred, but not required), vegan dishes 
Your own serve ware: plate, fork, etc.
 Hope to see you there! Donna Barrese drbarrese mindspring com 408.269.2063

# The San Francisco Tesla Society Presents a free lecture

"September Surprise, October Surprise:
Everything You Think You Know About 9/11 Is Wrong --

featuring  Barbara Honegger

Sunday, October 9, 2001    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
at Round Table Pizza
Banquet Room on 2nd Floor
5160 Geary Blvd. (at 16th Ave.)
San Francisco, California

Barbara Honegger is a senior military affairs journalist and
founding member of the International 9/11 Truth Alliance.
Her talk will compliment Jim Hoffman's September
presentation and feature a scientific investigation / data
analysis of the 9/11 Pentagon attacks.  Honegger was the
first to expose the meaning and central importance of the
multiple-hijack-scenario anti-terror emergency response
exercises and wargames being conducted by the Bush
Administration on Sept. 11th.  Her 9/11 contributions are
prominently credited and featured in "Crossing the Rubicon"
by Michael Ruppert and "Inside Job" by Jim Marrs.

Ms. Honegger served as a White House Policy Analyst in the
1980's and was the first public resignation of conscience
from the Reagan-Bush Administration.  She is the author of
"October Surprise", the first book to document the secret
deal between the 1980 Reagan-Bush Campaign and the radical
Islamist Khomeini regime to delay the release of the U.S.
hostages in Iran until after the 1981 presidential
inauguration of Ronald Reagan. Exposure of the "October
Surprise" ignited a major Congressional investigation.

Ms. Honegger earned the first accredited U.S. graduate
degree in Consciousness Studies/Experimental Parapsychology,
from John F. Kennedy University  (1981).  She holds a B.A.
in Communications/Honors Writing from Stanford University
(1969), with expertise in the neuropsychology of human
and nonhuman primate communication.
Citizenship or Deportation

Several SF Tesla Society officers joined other supporters of
Houmanesh at a Federal Immigration Court Hearing in San
Francisco in August.
The Judge postponed his final decision so that additional
evidence regarding
Mo's case can be prepared and presented next year at another
hearing in
January 2006.  We hope that at that time, justice will be
served and Mohsen
Hourmanesh will finally be granted his well earned U.S.

 San Francisco Tesla Society has been providing free
science oriented
lectures to the public for over 12 years. For more
information, call our
hotline anytime at (415) 820-1451 or visit us online at  and

# Sun 10/9: Sex Ed Students' Salon! No charge, donations welcome. Come join other students in local sex ed programs, or if you are specializing in sex-related topics within other programs -- or if you're just thinking about going back to school! 
7:00 pm at CSC, 398 11th in SF.

# Intermediate HoopDance with Christabel Oct 9,10+12
 Sunday, October 9, 2005  - Thursday, October 13, 2005  
9:30 AM  **Beginner Class is sold out** 
There is still space for the Intermediate Class 
11am-12:30pm Sun, 8pm-9:30pm Mon+Wed 

Yes! We are starting early on sunday morning so that we can all go over to San Francisco Burning Man Decompression Party in the afternoon and hoop till the sun goes down! 

This class series is one consecutive Sunday Monday and Wednesday. Intermediate students continue on to perform on Thursday evening from 5:30-8pm at the Ferry Building. 

Time to get down, get funky and get into your body! Sunday's class focuses on torso and arms, Monday's class focuses on legs and Wednesday's class focuses on off body moves. There will be special attention given to micromovements of the body, working with the downbeat, freeing the head, unleashing your own style. Guidance for performance given throughout class. Intermediate level class will recieve more challenging exercises and moves and must have taken an intensive previously. 

The intermediate class will also include discussion of performance, stage presence, costuming and creating a cohesive show. We take basic moves from the beginner class and then do them on extreme angles and from other directions. 

Each evening will have a jam circle to close. Great music of many genres will propel us to a new level! Both beginner and intermediate classes each cost $85. Enrollment preference given to those who register for entire series as this creates the "intensive hoop bootcamp" experience. Class size limited to 9 students per class. 

Pre-registration required at Go to "Buy Now" link and register in online store. Space is *very* limited and sold out last month. Don't miss out! Christabel is now teaching in San Francisco only once a month. XENO is located at 1320 Potrero Ave (at 25th St). 

Infomation on the venue can be obtained at Please arrive early or promptly on time. For more information or questions on the class call Christabel at 415-515-0469. Please note that registration cannot be refunded, but credit may be applied towards future classes if you give 24 hours notice and I can get someone from the waiting list to fill your space.

Mon Oct 10

# Mon 10/10: Book launch/reading for With A Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn!
7:00 pm at CSC, 398 11th.

# Mon Oct 10 7-9 pm FREE! - Create a Home That Inspires You
 One Taste: An Urban Retreat Center 1074 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Imagine living in a home that makes your heart sing every time you walk through the door. 

What would your life be like if your personal spaces supported and inspired you in every area of your life?

 Come spend a fun evening, full of useful exercises and intriguing conversation!
- Explore your own sense of style 
- Understand how you can work with your home so that it empowers and energizes you 
- Identify some immediate changes to make so your home is more beautiful and more “you” 
- Get energized and supported to make those changes

This event is FREE.  To reserve your spot please send an email to register at InsideOutDesignCoaching dot com with your full name and phone number (be sure to mention which event you're RSVP-ing for) or call One Taste at 415-503-1100.

Tues Oct 11

# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman every tues 1-2pm
EXPLORA- TION Michio Kaku every Tues 2-3pm 94.1

# Tues. Oct 11, 7p.m.  In the Great American Tradition
 A Town Hall Meeting  Terra Linda What are your views?:
 *The War on Iraq and its impact
 *The economy and the budget crunch
 *Other state and national issues…
 Christ Presbyterian Church
 Fritas and Del Ganado, Terra Linda
 Sponsored by the Santa Margarita Neighborhood Association (SMNA)
 Call Art Duffy 472.2400 or Cliff Meneken 499.1804

Wed Oct 12

# BAY NATIVE CIRCLE every Tue -2 pm 94.1 fm
GUNS & BUTTER the economics of politics  every Tue 2-3 pm

# Wed Oct 12 7pm Special Event !! Public Meeting on October 12, 2005
Based upon the success of our recent open meeting with the Green Party, Sierra Club, and walk-in's to hear Dave Room, and Cal Broomhead, we are holding another Open Meeting with a speaker and a film.
San Francisco's  Oil Awareness Meetup Group will be opening their regular monthly meeting to the public, to bring you a fascinating local speaker, and an amazing documentary film, just in from Norway.
Afterwards we'll talk about Peak Oil, and about some of the citizens groups now forming as Post Carbon Institute Outposts.
Please join us on Wednesday OCTOBER 12, 2005
at the American Friends Service Center,   65 9th St., San Francisco, CA   (Easy Public Transport on BART/MUNI)
to hear Pam Peirce, co-founder of SLUG, the SanFrancisco League of Urban Garenders,

# Raw Vegetarian Dinner Wed Oct 12 7:00 PM
 Meet Santa Cruz, California vegetarians and enjoy food and conversation! Our meetups are Fun social events. The vegetarian-curious are welcome! 
 La Vie  429 Front St (at Cathcart) Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
831-429-6746  Main RSVP list:

# Astral Travel and Dreams: A Free 9-Week Course 
 Explore the world of dreams, lucid dreaming, dream symbols, astral projection, OBEs, the astral plane and learn techniques for relaxation, concentration, visualization, dream recall and awareness in this practical course. 
- Understand your dreams and why you have them. 
- Find out what the Astral plane is. 
- Learn how to Astral project and have out-of-the-body experiences. 
- Experience lucid dreaming. 
- Navigate your way around the Astral plane once you get there. 
- Learn how to protect yourself from negative influences while traveling. 
- Discover the workings of the subconscious mind. 
- Explore a whole new avenue of life. 
- Includes a reference dream guide to interpret the meaning of dreams. 
 10/12/2005, 7:30pm-8:30pm   Berkeley, CA 94704 
 (First week the class meets on Wednesday 10/12, then from week two till the end of the course the class meets on Mondays 7:30-8:30pm) 
 For info & bookings call: 510-652-1583 or email: bayarea at 
 Courses are also offered online at: 
 Other courses offered at Gnosticweb: 
Searching Within 
Journey to Enlightenment 
Advanced Investigation

Thu Oct 13

# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders every Thu 1-2pm 
 VISIONARY ACTIVIST Caroline Casey 2-3 pm 94.1 fm Berkeley

Fri Oct 14

# MOONLIGHT WALK – Join “Team Drekmeier” for the Palo Alto Weekly 5K Moonlight Walk on Friday, October 14 (registration at 6:30pm, walk at 7:30pm).  If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Amy Adams at aadams91 stanford edu.  For more information about the walk, visit

# OCTOBER 14 - 16, 2OO5  16th Annual 
 Take part in this fertile network, rich with inspiring ideas, models, tools, and resources — and powerful connections. Join us in improving the environment by changing the world !

# A Handful of Dust  A Full-Evening Performance By XENO 
 Frid & Sat October 14 & 15 / 21 / 28 & 29 (no show Oct. 22 / see below) 
November 4 & 5 / 11 & 12 / 18 & 19  Doors 8:30 PM  Show 9 PM 

Dance, music, strange characters, circus arts, humor and dreamy visuals combine to convey the experiences of a newly formed soul bound for the material world. The 7 performers of Xeno draw on the force of their nine years together to bring you a poetic look at a spirit's basic training. 

Admission: $15 - $20 sliding scale requested at the door. 
Reservations strongly suggested. 
Call and ask about our V.I.P. Packages. 

Call (415) 285-XENO (9366) for more info or to reserve seats. 
 Xenodrome  1320 Potrero Ave @ 25th Street & Cesar Chavez) 
San Francisco, CA 94110 
******************************** ********************* 
 Saturday, October 22, 2005   Cow Palace  San Francisco, CA 
Xeno performs at the 26th Annual Exotic Erotic Ball?

Sat Oct 15
# GI Rights Hotline Training October 15
 A crucial element to slowing the military machine is helping individual GIs get out of the military!  As CCCO has done since 1948, we are supporting individuals in their resistance and opposition to war.  In particular, we are standing with a group of people —GI’s whose questioning and resistance are increasing and becoming better known

 The GI Rights hotline is staffed by a network of organizations throughout the United States and in Germany.  In 2004 we received 32,000 calls from people who needed help obtaining discharge from the military.  Increasingly, people are also using email to contact us and we sent about 3,000 emails in response to email queries.  

The hotline provides accurate, comprehensive, and objective information on draft registration, military discharges, civil rights in the military, and involuntary activation and deployment of military personnel.  The work we do and the information we disseminate are known to enlisted people in numbers far greater then the thousands with whom we communicate personally.

We are seeking additional military counselors to volunteer on the Hotline.  Tasks include answering live phone calls, returning phone messages, responding to email inquiries, and making referrals to relevant organizations and individuals.  Volunteers make an initial one- year commitment of at least 2 hours of service per week.

 CCCO will be holding a GI Rights volunteer training on 
 Saturday, October 15, 2005  9am – 5pm
 405 14th St., Suite #205 Oakland, CA
 Pr-registration required by September 26
 For more information or to register for the training, call 
 510-465-1617 or  888-231-2226
 Or email
 The training will provide an overview of all the discharges, AWOL practices and regulations, and  legal and ethical issues in hotline counseling.

# Saturday, 10/15, offsite: Carol hosts Litcrawl's erotic reading at Good Vibrations (17th and Valencia location), 5 pm, no charge.
And she keynotes OneTaste's women's conference!

#  Sat Oct 15 8:30 PM YOGA TAI CHI presents : autumn ball 
malakai, ben chun, mycho, moondoggy and more at
  ah yes! 
 the fog has rolled away. people are waking up from the burn of their summer, ready to hunker down into their passions and projects, maybe even heading north for a harvest. the wind smells its freshest in san francisco! 

 it must be time to strech out, ground out, connect with the heavens and the earth and dance all night to welcome in this fine season with the yoga tai chi collective at our beloved cellspace! 

 yoga tai chi collective invites you to an enchanted evening in celebration of the change of the season. 

 this cycle through we have the special presence on diana depineres leading us through yoga poses to bring in the night starting at 9:00. 

 at 10:00 our own patrick king leads us in the cycle of empty through full with his knowledge and sharing of tai chi. 

 at 11:00 the beat kick in! i (mycho cocoa) am honored to kick in the beats at cellspace and do promise to do it gently, deep, organically and funkily. 

 sf breakbeat hero ben chun of the false profits will take it from there, showing what the ceo of breaks can bring to the dance floor. 

 a very special apearance by the mysterious and amazing malakai of aspara will bring the evening to a high yet grindingly gorgeous vibration with some original cuts as well as some favorite floor fillers. 

 then our own moondoggy (awooooo!) takes us towards sunrise with his howlingly delicious blend of 2-step garage breaks and true feeling of the yoga tai chi vibe, we will be in good hands, haha... paws! 

 the music will be made possible by awakening productions sound. 
 dr. who, our special guest from japan will take care of your eye sockets with his sf premiere of visual projected wizardy. 

 and your tastebuds and tummy will be pleasured and nurtured by the organic vegetarian food of the convergence kitchen. did someone say young cocoa??? 

 delicious!!! it all goes down saturday october 15th at cellspace! 
2050 bryant street at 18th. 

and... partial proceeds go to benefit the ella baker center and their hurricane relief efforts! ( )

doors open at 8:30 
we'll be so happy to see you there! 

The Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Street Faire is upon us!
Mark your calendars SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH
12:00 noon until 12:00 midnight
$10. w/ Playa Wear or Playa Dust
$15. without
This is the 3rd annual L.A. Decom, taking place at the same location as the last two fabulous Decoms, in downtown L.A. in the Artists District. Three city blocks of Playa Pavement all to ourselves (and anyone else who might want a taste of what we're about)!
The main gate will be located in front of Little Pedro's Blue Bongo Cafe, which is located at:
901 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4007
The event continues down the block from there to Santa Fe Street, then one block to the left to Banning Street as well as one long block to the right under the bridge down to 2nd Street. That's a lot of street space to participate in the ways we like to. Here's a map (the star marks the entrance gate):

# Sat. Oct. 15th : DEF Presents Fuzzy Logic 

# Oct 15-23 Dear Animal Advocates, Guardians, Vigilers, Lovers and Liberators,
 National Primate Liberation Week (October 15-23) is coming soon, and I must admit I have nothing solid planned for the occasion.  So, if someone wants to help plan something, we should have a meeting soon - like next week, I would say.  I am open to getting together on October 11, 12, & 13 (in the PM) and brainstorm & see what we come up with - I was thinking of asking the university to phase out all experiments on monkeys - for ethical and scientific reasons.  Let me know what you think. Please let me know which date above best works for you to meet with others to discuss NPLW - and other matters related to UCSF. Bob O'Brien vigilforanimals yahoo com

Sun Oct 16

#  Sun Oct 16 Pacific Sound presents the final Sunset Party + hula hoops!
 of the season as we head north to Stafford Lake in Novato for an 
 afternoon with djs Solar, J-Bird, & Galen + special guests. Northern 
 Marin County can still get quite warm this time of year too. Bring a 
 blanket, a sack lunch, etc. The music starts at noon and goes til 8pm 
 with our standard predominate hoop time from 2-5. Parking is $8 a 
 vehicle for the day and the event itself is totally free! Let's 
 carpool cause gas is expensive and we'll save on parking too. I have 
 room in my car for up to 4 more leaving from San Francisco. Was it 
 last year we tied all the hoops to the roof of my car for this event?
 Pacific Sound:
 Stafford Lake:

To subscribe to the Bay Area Hoopers list, send an email to:

 # Sunday, 10/16: A legal seminar especially for sex workers and sex entertainment professionals with Katya Komisaruk, author of Beat the Heat!. More detail next newsletter, or email us for an invitation if you're a sex worker.

#  Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 16th, 2005
3:00 pm

Bring your companion animals to this annual event that celebrates animals. Dr. Elliot Katz 
of In Defense of Animals will speak about his work protecting animals.  We will also honor 
the work of Pets Unlimited. After the ceremony, the minister will bless each animal 
individually. Unitarian Universalist Society 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary Blvd) SF
Sponsored by UUFETA (Unitarian Universalists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
For questions call 415-776-4580 or e-mail DoloresMP aol com

# Sex-Positive Parenting Salon and Discussion Sun Oct 16 7:00 pm at the Center for Sex and Culture, 398 11th Street at Harrison 
Please join us for a forum discussion on sex-positive parenting.
This workshop is intended for parents who have chosen to be sex-positive and to share sex-positive values with their children. We live in a society with many mixed messages about sexuality. Many of us rejected our parents’ values in order to become sex-positive people. Now, raising children of our own, we find we are unsure how to communicate our values to our children and what information we should share or not share.
Because the event will be an open forum, we will address whatever issues individuals bring to the table. However, some of the general issues we are sure to discuss are polyamory; Paganism and alternative spirituality; interfaith unions; bisexual, homosexual, and heterosexual partnerships.
This event has arisen out of the concerns individuals have brought to the Center for Sex and Culture and the ideas of our current intern, Michelle Mueller. Michelle, student of the Graduate Theological Union, has a special interest in developing mentorship and sexual education programs for Pagan youth. Michelle co-founded a student Pagan group at Bryn Mawr College and was Assistant Coordinator for Teen Programs at Circle Sanctuary’s Free Spirit Gathering 2005. In the 2005-2006 academic year, Michelle intends to volunteer at UC Berkeley as a religious advisor for Wiccan and Pagan undergraduates. Although Michelle is not a parent, she enjoys mediating between Pagan or sex-positive parents and their teenagers.
Please bring any books or resources you think other parents would appreciate.

Here's all the detail about the 10/16 day-long workshop on legal issues for sex workers: 
A Legal Defense Seminar for Adult Entertainers, featuring Harvard educated criminal defense attorney Katya Komisaruk, will be held at the Center For Sex & Culture on Sunday October 16th.

This is a private seminar that will be limited to 30 screened participants. You must be a sex worker/adult entertainer to attend this seminar. People from all areas of the industry will attend: exotic dancers, BDSM professionals, massage therapists, escorts, tantric practioners, sexological body workers, transgendered entertainers, etc. To attend send an email to and include a link to one of your ads and your phone number.

This seminar will teach adult entertainers about the laws of California as they relate to the adult entertainment business. Subjects covered include: what the laws are so that you don’t break them, how to handle encounters with law enforcement agents, safety tactics during arrest, how to use your right to remain silent and see a lawyer, resisting interrogation, arrest and search warrants, rights of non-US citizens, and reporting police misconduct. There will be lectures, Q&A sessions, role playing drills, and you will also get one-on-one time with the attorney who can review your personal ad and website copy.

The cost of this all day seminar including lunch is $100. Lunch will be a catered vegetarian, vegan and raw food. You may purchase your ticket by cash or credit/debit card in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door and the event is expected to sell out.

You may also wish to bring additional money to purchase autographed copies of Katya’s Book “Beat The Heat: How To Handle Encounters With Law Enforcement” ($10) or to purchase a scented heart candle that will benefit a local sex worker charity ($25).

Pens/Pencils, Notepad, extra money for books or candles, anything else you want to eat/drink or share with the group, printed copies of your ads or website copy, emails and websites.

Children, friends, pets, and cameras/recording devices are prohibited, sorry!

And mark your calendars for later this month--more detail next time:

Women's Herpes/HPV support/discussion group, 10/19, 8 pm
Older Women's Sexuality Panel at the Women's Building, 10/26
Deep-Ocean Hallowe'en Playparty, 10/28

Mon Oct 17 Full Moon

# Third Friday's Art Reception Fri Oct 21 5-8pm FREE door closes 7:30 pm
 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening of Tim Gaskin'sWork

"My work is a statement on how artists and advertising brands become  

On Friday, October 21, 2005, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the  
monthly Third Friday's Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room  
282. This month's featured artist is Tim Gaskin.

Tim Gaskin is a third-generation San Franciscan, pop artist, and  
television and print journalist. He has been influenced by left-coast  
politics, the sexual revolution, television, magazines, fashion, the  
HIV/AIDS pandemic, local art, and dance music. Gaskin uses his art to  
transform and enhance the environment of others. His work has been  
called "inspired pop art, each seeking the balance of nature and flow  
of energy with just the right mix." His Superstar Collection includes  
strikingly vibrant Warhol-esque portraits of contemporary pop-culture  
icons. Gaskin is also the producer and host of Comcast's first LGBT  
show OUT Spoken.

 City Hall, Room 282 1 Carlton B Goodlett Place SF Polk @ Grove

Tues Oct 18

# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman every tues 1-2pm
EXPLORA- TION Michio Kaku every Tues 2-3pm 94.1

Wed Oct 19

# BAY NATIVE CIRCLE every Tue -2 pm 94.1 fm
GUNS & BUTTER the economics of politics  every Tue 2-3 pm

Thu Oct 20

# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders every Thu 1-2pm 
 VISIONARY ACTIVIST Caroline Casey 94.1 fm Berkeley

# Forest Ethics San Francisco Fundraiser RSVP
To RSVP for our fall wine tasting and auction on October 20, 2005, simply fill out the form below and press submit. The event will be held from 6:00-9:00pm at the Michael Martin Gallery, 101 Townsend St. (@ 2nd Street), Suite 207, in San Francisco.

# Film x 2 Night Thu Oct 20 7pm & 9pm FREE.

 From French director Henri-Georges Clouzot. Capturing the moment and  
the mystery of creativity, for this film, Picasso created 20  
artworks, ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to widescreen  
color paintings. Using inks that bled through the paper, Picasso  
rapidly created fanciful drawings that Clouzot was able to film from  
the reverse side, capturing their creation in real time. This month  
commemorates Picasso's 124th birthday.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997) was a Nigerian colossus, a prolific  
singer-composer who played keyboards, trumpet and saxophone. Fela hit  
upon what he called Afro-beat, a seductive, explosive groove wherein  
highlife and Yoruba folklore were fused with American jazz, R&B and  
funk. This new sound, charged with searing anti-colonial lyrics,  
became the vehicle for political dissent. Fela was repeatedly  
harassed and jailed due to his political views. By the time of his  
death from an AIDS-related illness, he had transformed African music  
for all time. This film overflows with fervent live performances,  
frank interviews and exudes genuine Lagos street credo circa 1982.

Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom @ 23rd SF

# Fri, Oct 21, 2005      7:00 pm
Stand Up and Be Counted: No to War and Occupation: The George Galloway US Tour
Mission High School 3750 18th St @ Dolores)

# Art at the Dump with Sirron Norris and Nomi Talisman
 Fri Oct 21 5pm-9pm and Sat Oct 22 1pm-5pm free
SF R&D Artist in Residence Program
503 Tunnel Ave San Francisco 415 330 1415

# Oct 21-23 Spirit of Fairfax!

# Activist Campaign and Training (ACT) for Farmed Animals in Davis!
What: All-day workshop helping participants understand the treatment of farmed 
animals and vegetarianism. Topics of discussion will include a summary of 
California's factory farms in the meat, dairy and egg industries; local 
activism; identifying the regulatory agencies responsible for overseeing 
factory farms; getting politically involved; participating in campaigns; 
examining the welfare concerns of the most common farmed animals in 
California; and much more.

Who: ACT workshop speakers include: Teri Barnato (Association
of Veterinarians for Animal Rights), Gene Bauston (Farm Sanctuary),
Jack Norris (Vegan Outreach), lauren Ornelas (Viva!USA) and Kim
Sturla (Animal Place).

Intended for everyone, seasoned activists and newcomers alike.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2005.
Registration begins at 9:30am and Workshop runs from 10am - 5:30pm.

Where: Davis Branch Library (315 E. 14 Street), Davis, CA

Why: Factory farms are bad news for the animals, the environment and public 
health. We are mobilizing a statewide network to make change.

Cost: Free for a full day of speakers, films and discussion. 
Pre-registration required. Lunch is not included. Registration
deadline is October 17.

Register at:

The workshop in Berkeley scheduled for the end of the year has
been canceled.

 Workshops are coordinated by Animal Place and Viva!USA.
PO Box 4398 Davis, CA 95617 530/759-8482 530/759-8487 fax
To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network send blank email to:

 For events:  
 Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at 

# October 22-23, 2005
 Options for Youth in Times of War 
 University of California, Berkeley
 A Conference co-sponsored by the Campus Antiwar Network and Military Out of Our Schools—Bay Area that will bring together:
 College Students 
 Parents & Educators 
 Community Activists & Organizers 
 Vets & Military Families
 The more the military lies, the more people die .We say enough!
 Join us, as we:
 Expose Military Recruiters and the lies they tell young people 
 Learn ways to get Military Recruiters out of our schools & communities 
 Build and strengthen the Counter-Recruitment movement 
 Explore non-military education and job alternatives 
 Get hands-on! Use art to resist injustice and war!
 For Info: (510) 268-9006 
 Workshops and Performances including:
 - The Truth Behind Military Recruitment
 - College and Job Training Options without the Military
 - Campus Activism and Student Rights
 - Cultural & Arts Activism
 - The Draft and Conscientious Objection
 - Options for Resistance to War
 - Racism, Sexism and Homophobia in the Military
 - First Person stories from Veterans & Military families
 - Skills Building: Policy, Media, & Legislation
 - Connecting the Dots: Global Militarization, Education Cuts and the Incarceration of Youth
 FREE for Youth!
 $10-25 donation for adults

#  Sunday, October 23rd: Remember all the fun we had last year at Yerba 
 Buena Gardens? We're going back! Yerba Buena Gardens is approximately 
 2 blocks from the BART/MUNI Powell and Montgomery Street stations. 
 Need more direction? Here's a map: A 
 great hooping location, so come out and hoop it up from 2:00 pm til 
 5:00 pm. A free event. Food court nearby if you get hungry or thirsty.
 To subscribe to the Bay Area Hoopers list, send an email to:

# October 29, Saturday, 10am–4pm
 Thinking Critically About Propaganda
 Instructor: Marlys Mayfield, author of Thinking for Yourself.
 Lecture and Discussion Topics include:
 .Why we love propaganda
 .Why we believe it affects others, but not us
 .How we have come to accept ever-widening U.S. government use of 6propaganda
 .How the U.S. public relations industry makes propaganda ubiquitous and acceptable
 .How propaganda affects news sources and corrupts democracy.
 Historic and current video clips will be shown to illustrate commercial and political propaganda. Recent innovations will be discussed like government-produced, counterfeit "news releases," and a new state department of "public diplomacy" whose purpose is to market America abroad. A bibliography will be provided.
 College of Marin, Kentfield Campus, Harlan Center 173
 Fee $28  Course #8432 EC Register online at or by Fax at 415 460.0773. 
Contact the instructor at marlysruthat comcast dot net

#  Sunday, October 30th: And my hoop hosting concludes with taking Bay 
 Area Hoopers back to the East Bay, this time meeting up at Snow Park, 
 just a short walk from the 19th St. BART Station, located across the 
 street from Lakeside Park with sweeping views of Lake Merritt. 2-5 
 pm. Park info:
 To subscribe to the Bay Area Hoopers list, send an email to:

November 2005

# Coop America Green Business Conference Ramada Hotel, SF, Nov. 1-4

# Nov 4,5 Dalai Lama @ Stanford

# Nov. 5-6 Brannan @ 8th St. Concourse Exhibition center.
HUGE ECO SHOWCASE with speakers, workshops, music, food, booths.
NOT TO MISS!  This show keeps growing and FILLS the space. 
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.

# Nov. 5-6 Peak Oil conferences Sep / Oct / Nov 2005  --  Eugene, Oregon -- 
NW Bioregional Permaculture Gathering -- September 9 to 11 -- Ohio -- Community Solution conference -- September 23 to 25 - DC 9/24-25, SF 11/5-6 -- Frederick, Maryland -- Rep. Roscoe Bartlett forum -- September 26 -- New York City -- October 5 -- Denver -- Association for the Study of Peak Oil -- November 10-11 

# Surgical Tools & Techniques Sat Nov 12 10am-4pm
Included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium
Forget those medical shows on TV. Get the true scoop on surgical  
tools and techniques from members of the Association of Operating  
Room Nurses (AORN). (Their fascinating demonstrations will be  
performed without the use of real patients.) Try your hand at a  
"seedectomy," where you'll have a chance to use keyhole instruments  
to remove a seed from a pumpkin. These demonstrations will take place  
at the Exploratorium and are free with museum admission.
   AORN's mision is to support registered nurses and achieve optimal  
outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive  
 Exploratorium 3601 Lyon St. San Francisco (415) 563-7337

# Nov 12 Laughing Squid 10th Anniv. Party
It's November 12th in SF. Here's the blog post:
 Laughing Squid

# Close the SOA! Nov.18-20, 2005 - Converge on Fort Benning, Georgia  School of the Americas Watch
Shut Down the School of the Americas Watch

Thur Dec 1 New Moon

Thur Dec 15 Full Moon and Bill of Rights Day

The Great Owl Invasion
obvious and blatant freemasonic symbols on the dollar bill, what precisely that hidden microscopic owl is doing there.
Neither will we ever be certain whether those plans for the National Mall surrounding the White House, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capital proposed by the McMillan Commission in the same year that the Bohemian Owl worshipers legally acquired their grove in California, had anything to do with why there appears to be a Giant Owl surrounding the Capitol Building.

As an American citizen I am bound by no law executed by Bush Coup.
I am bound by no Judgement by John Roberts or any other criminal installed by BushHitler.
Wake UP America, the current organized crime family running Washington, DC
is similar (in fact connected) to the NAZI hijacking of a highly civilized Germany. 
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.