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Dear Epic supporters,
The board and staff of EPIC wants to personally invite you to join us in our celebration of 31 years of working to protect our forests and watersheds on Friday, November 7th at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, CA.
The evening will begin at 5:30 with our annual membership meeting followed by a delicious south-of-the-border dinner created by Chef René Pineda of Garberville’s House of B.
During desert, we will highlight this year’s historic accomplishments, including the California Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling for EPIC in our challenge of the illegal provisions of the Headwaters Deal, as well as the result of the Pacific Lumber bankruptcy and future of the Humboldt Redwood Company.
At this time we will also present the Sempervirens award for lifetime environmental advocacy as well as the coveted Volunteer of the Year Award. At 9PM, the Bay Area band, Fuga will get you up and dancing to the “cumbia” style of alternative Latin, punk and fusion sounds.
In addition to the entertainment at the event, we will also host a silent auction and draw the winners in our Forest Super Raffle.
All ages are welcome!
The event costs $35 for dinner & dancing or just $15 to enjoy the music after 9. Children under 10 can eat for $5.
To donate to the silent auction, volunteer for this event, of for more information please contact Kerul Dyer, Outreach Coordinator, at (707)822-7711 or email@example.com.
Please, spread the word!
If you can’t come to the event but you still want to donate, please visit our website at www.wildcalifornia.org and click on the “Support EPIC” tab.
Thanks, we hope to see you there!
Kerul Dyer and EPIC Staff
From Peter Ryce
Thursday evening there is a benefit dinner here to help Sam (Oden and Ian’s mom) raise money for her upcoming operation. Nancy Miyamoto will be cooking a Tai Salmon, tempura sweet potatoes, and fresh spring rolls. A feast including live Jazz, silent auction, and good friends will be provided. Suggested donation of $25/plate.
Addendum: The Redwood Times has more information.
Bummer. The competition actually made the Times Standard a better paper. Times must be tough.
Okay, I’ll make this the proposition postmortem thread.
So Obama did very well on the coast and in the heavily Hispanic desert areas in the south. He lost in Del Norte, but won in Trinity County. Here’s the Secretary of State map. You can read the county numbers by passing your pointer over each county.
The anti-livestock cruelty measure passed just about everywhere except the valley, home to the bulk of farms.
Prop 5, which probably failed because it was too complicated to understand in a short reading, did well only in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Marin, and the Emerald Triangle. Check out that map!
Proposition 8 went down on the coast from here to Monterey. It also went down in the affluent educated Tahoe area, and Santa Barbara. It passed in Los Angeles, largely because black voters approved it by 70 percent and Hispanics with 62. Equality of marriage advocates now know which communities to which they have to dedicate some outreach. The map tells the story.
Nobody liked Proposition 6.
Only Imperial County went for Proposition 7. I wonder if that’s where the big solar array was destined for.
There’s no demographic pattern I can ascertain for the prop 11 results.
For some reason Mendocino doesn’t like children’s hospitals.
Eveybody supports the veterans. The tax posse didn’t generate a majority anywhere.
But nobody wants to pad T Bone Pickens’ wallet.
And support from prop 1A almost seems to follow the proposed tracks.
The finger pointing begins. Fox News is reporting what it should have reported during the election had they taken their role as media seriously. Apparently Palin didn’t know Africa was a continent, couldn’t name the parties to NAFTA, refused to prepare for the interviews, and threw dramatic temper tantrums over the media coverage.
The campaign did learn last week which of their members had spilled the beans about the campaign’s handling of Palin and promptly fired him.
I spent the morning and early afternoon running errands in Eureka and listened to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mike Medved. I was going to post some snarky comments about what I heard, but I thought about it and realized that they’re where I’ve been after so many elections. They’re going to resist party leader induced movement toward the center designed to reinvent the party. I don’t blame them. I’ve been there.
Addendum: She also had shopping problems.