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In Praise of CSA's

I know the C & B group LOVES Trader Joe's, but, as one who supports the buy-local campaign, I'd like to promote CSA's, or Community-Supported Agriculture. This is where you sign up with a LOCAL farm who is a member of a LOCAL CSA and we as consumers sign up to have fresh (hopefully organic) LOCAL produce delivered either to your home or, most likely, a central location for pick up.

Here's the one I belong to but I'm sure there's one in your area:

http://www.smithsfamilyorganicfarm.com/Home_Page.html

I get a once-a-week delivery of fresh, LOCAL, organic produce which is contained in a cardboard produce box. When I pick up my produce, I hand in last-week's empty box which gets used again and again. So, the food has traveled less than 15 miles, I've used no plastic bags, I've used no more gas going to pick up my box than I use going to the grocery store, I'm supporting a LOCAL farmer and I get good, LOCALLY-GROWN produce. I'm eating healthy and being environmentally responsible all at the same time.

If you're interested, here's a website in which you can type in your location and they will give you local CSA's:

http://www.localharvest.org/

Anyone "seen" One Grass Root?

She used to be a fairly prolific poster and I haven't seen her for awhile. Although she was always helping others I know she was going through some struggles herself. Anyone know what happened?

Just starting to sew and we started a cool first project.

I finally got around to taking my first sewing class. Oh, I've been sewing off and on for many years but didn't really know what the hell I was doing. Anyway, our first project was a "burrito pillowcase." I found a video that I thought might be interesting. I know you sewers out there are going to look at this and think this is pretty easy stuff and it is, but it's the first I've seen of it and I thought it was cool.

The Espoused One will be traveling to

Phoenix and Casa Grande next month. Need some REALLY GOOD local restaurants that aren't too expensive and are locally owned. Any suggestions?

Los Angeles Bishop Kept Altar Boy List From Police

Source: Associated Press

When Los Angeles police were investigating allegations of child abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in 1988, they asked for a list of altar boys at the last parish where the priest worked.

Archbishop Roger Mahony told a subordinate not to give the list, saying he didn't want the boys to be scarred by the investigation and that he felt the altar boys were too old to be potential victims, according to a deposition made public Wednesday.

The detectives investigating allegations against Nicolas Aguilar Rivera, a visiting Mexican priest, ultimately got the names of the boys from parish families. They determined the priest molested at least 26 boys during his 10 months in Los Angeles, according to the priest's confidential archdiocese file and police records made public by attorneys for the victims.

Twenty-five of the alleged victims were altar boys and the 26th was training with the priest to be one, said Anthony DeMarco, a plaintiff attorney. It's not clear what impact Mahony's action had on the investigation, though at the time police complained that the archdiocese wasn't fully cooperating.

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Read more: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/california/SD-Los-Angeles-Bishop-Kept-Altar-Boy-List-From-Police-246140451.html?akmobile=o&nms=y

What districts are within reach to turn from R to D in California?

We're hoping to turn CA-21 from teaklanner Valadeo to Democrat Amanda Renteria. She's doing all the right things, meeting with the right people and getting early endorsements from Hispanic groups here in the Valley.

Are there any other districts that are "turnable" in 2014?

Did I miss an announcement? Where are the hearts?

I had so many given to me last year and I was looking forward to trying to pay it forward this year. Did you discontinue the heart?

"President Barack Obama heading to Fresno for drought discussion"

FRESNO, California (KFSN) -- The White House confirmed to Action News President Obama is planning to visit Fresno next Friday, Feb. 14 to learn about the historic drought first-hand.

It will be President Obama's first visit to Fresno.

In the upcoming days, the White House is expected to reveal the details of the President's trip to Fresno, including setting a time and place for his visit.

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In a statement (Rep. Jim) Costa said: "We've been wanting the president to come to the Valley for a long time. The federal agencies' willingness to work with the governor and state to deal with our short-term water problems is absolutely essential. I expect the president to talk about how he's going to cooperate with the governor to address problems not only in the Valley, but throughout California."

http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/politics&id=9424196

MSNBC's "Women to Watch in 2014."

Apologies if this has already been posted but I'm just now seeing it.

There are a LOT of interesting possibilities on the list. Some you may agree with and some not. The good news is that, not only did our local candidate, Amanda Renteria just out-fundraise her tea party incumbent opponent, she's #27 on the list. Woo hoo!

Interesting read:

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/women-watch-2014

I received a letter from Amanda Renteria (D running for CA-21)

asking that those who are on FB "Like" her FB page. Here's the letter:

XXXX --

Wow.

I knew that this campaign was going to be something great, but I had no idea how quickly our supporters would band together to start building the grassroots foundation weíll need to win in November. Thank you!

Hereís some more amazing news: we were able to outraise my GOP opponent David Valadao last month! This is huge news, but you can be sure thatíll put us on Valadaoís radar -- and heíll be sure to come out swinging this month. Itís so important that we donít lose our steam in this critical moment.

Thatís why Iím asking you to like and share my Facebook page to spread the word about my campaign for Californiaís Central Valley. Are you in?

(Here's her webpage from which you can link to her FB page): http://www.amandarenteria.com/

I know that if we stand together we can fight back and win for Californiaís Central Valley.

I canít thank you enough,

Amanda
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