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'Tribute to Hip Hop & Tupac' ft. 'Keepin' it 100' Crew & Hip Hop Artist Ron Obasi (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #26)
"His mom was a black panther. they were revolutionaries or named after two polycom aroo one of the last inc and warriors from peru who rebelled against spain so he already had a bad ass name. Mom was already a bad ass. He was already he already had it. Like a revolutionary mind. You know what i'm saying. So i mean huge influence me because what he was talking about is shit. I was seeing on the street. You know and For the people. That never really heard early to joe if you could put just a little bit. Just so they know where he comes from. 'cause i wanna give some props. Oh so to. One of the most underrated fun bands digital underground. But now because i used to hang out a lot in alameda. County bro north californian. Just has it going on. They just have a whole different buck. Imbibe say dope is how dope is hip hop in oakland bay area. Plus let me tell you what was great about it. L. a. was on some thug shit l. a. was all gang shit and mexicans hated blacks and blacks hated mexican and i was not into that northern cali they were together by says and bucking brothers. Were hooking up. They were doing party music. doing fun. shit. You know what i'm saying. That's why. I love the northern california vibe but and asians to men but put this song Gioja so people can see where he came from us a backup dancer for this group. Call digital underground. It's called same old song. Can you put that. Drew digital underground always had bucket. Slap in can you show a joke. I'm not playing video. I'm just playing the music video. Said they've they do fun. Videos arrest piece of shock g who just passed resident piece to that fucking genius shot g humpty hump himself bro. What a great character. The one that okay. We're gonna put two digital underground sunk so people can also know who these cats were two. He produced the first shock jeep. I now some jury the party to get naughty your body to the pops all sing and needs bringing everybody's thinking in place as keep the jay z. Mitch new the hip hop stern b. Champagne my hand and won't be on single so this is the style kansas sweat dripping early before we look at the grease on your pantyhose. I love your funnels. Knees please. Slimming on again. What attorney if it's good and plenty. Don't you know rago rago there. I know but i go away. Go to joe. Tropical learn grow. Maybe we just watch because my name is shot. I liked his. Can't stop this to go ahead. And rockdale around. When i hang around with ground chelsea's to proud when i come around. Pass me herath. Bernardi asked me if they can kiss me change one. Republican chose not same right. So that's that's the first time i've ever seen in my semen. The video on mtv wraps one of those shows. And i was like. Wow just the first time i saw him. I was like well. I like this cat right off the bat his swag and i love digital underground. The fact that he was with them. I liked him even more and yeah videos is always like a party that i can just i want. I want joe to show the people so they can go down the rabbit hole. Put humpty hump look at this party atmosphere. I know we've all heard the song. But and this is what the oakland clubs were back like back then sex packets album. Most beginning to end was funny. Ass lyrics go win. Come about the ruin imaging scholar to used to. I look funny but you'll make money so your world. I hope you're ready for me. I got brown south powered by the underground. I'm paul hennessey. You gotta let me introduce myself now football and all the rabbit. Please step in and just like compact stereos. I like the. I like tacky. Spunky sick with this straight tax. The mac but sometimes i get ridiculous crackers and your licorice fact girl committee that skinny. Stop me from getting freak like the girl. I got busy bathroom on clay. Allow me to amaze date. I'd say don't phase me. I'm getting in the tonight. You've got my dad's tall right so this is a fun. Great video and digital underground always had bucket slapping videos. And if you see there's cameos by easy mc light day biz markie way. So you know that's too. I wanna give
Northern California Has Been Hit With A Startling Increase Of Wildfire Smoke
"Wildfire smoke is especially harmful to children and rural communities in northern california has been hit hard starting an increase in smoke and that's according to a new investigation by our california newsroom. Collaboration remember station k. Q. e. d. freda jabballah romero reports. On how dangerous air is affecting schools their high school sports events anchor. The town of willis california one hundred miles north of sacramento at a friday night. Football game in this of six thousand cheerleaders shake their golden purple pompoms case covers nearby mountains in this part of the sacramento valley as mega fires burn in northern california. When there's too much smoke. Schools cancel outdoor activities like football. Today's better obviously. Because we're playing the game. Stacey lancy has to teen sons one of them a student at this high school. she's also a third grade teacher and says the better quality is affecting students as far as kids going out to recess playing sports and kind of like overall health. We don't know why were having headaches. Runny nose was in recent years willows has endured ninety one days of smoke per year on average up from sixty six days a decade ago. That makes this town one of the smoky places in america. That's according to an analysis of a decade of federal satellite images by california newsroom and partnership with stanford university's change and human outcomes lab. The investigation found millions of americans from san francisco to boston. Are breathing a lot more smoke. From western wildfires in the small town of willows physician. Assistant brett brown regularly treats patients at the hospitals family clinic when their smoke in the air he sees more patients suffering asthma attacks intense migrants and stress. There's always somebody says something about well because of the smoke. Insert you no problem here. Whether it's you know. I haven't been able to breathe as well because my allergies are so bad or i haven't been able to see my mom and dad you know because of covet and now i can't even go outside so my mental health is so much
Suspected arson wildfire forces evacuations in California
"Thousands of people in northern California are under evacuation orders and a woman is charged with setting a fire that chase them from their homes fire officials say at least four thousand people in the Shasta county community of mountain gate north of Redding had to flee and a number of homes have already burned the flames erupted Wednesday when a woman emerged from the brush with a lighter in her pocket near a quarry workers reported seeing thirty year old Alexandra super Neva acting strangely before she approached by our fighters and ask them for medical help the Shasta county district attorney says the woman's being charged with felony arson to wildland and is being investigated in connection with other fire sat in the county and other parts of the state I'm Jackie Quinn
New wildfire prompts evacuations in Northern California
"Crews are working to protect giant sequoia trees from wildfires in California's Sierra Nevada governor Gavin Newsom says one big wildfires in the K. and P. complex zero percent percent contained thirty three thousand acres just this complex over the years the area around the big trees had controlled fires to burn away vegetation Christy Brigham with sequoia and kings national parks says the bases are also wrapped in fire resistant material these are all fired up well this is very what if there's air in here so far only one big tree has been damaged giant forest has two thousand sequoias and includes the general Sherman the largest tree in the world by volume I'm a Donahue
Biden to Campaign With California Governor Gavin Newsom in Recall
"President biden is visiting to embattled western states today. His first stop will be in boise idaho where meet with federal fire. Officials biden will then travel to northern california to survey the damage from wildfires that have devastated that region. Npr's kirk siegler reports. The president will wrap up his day with a campaign. Rally in support of california governor gavin. Newsom who's facing a recall election on tuesday president biden will visit the national interagency fire center where the federal firefighting response is planned and coordinated. It's all hands on deck here at the moment with the us government's wildland fleet operating at preparedness level. Five for an extraordinary two months. Now that means that all available resources are deployed and that if a new fire ignites and starts spreading toward infrastructure in towns resources or pulled off other big fires president biden will zero in on the effects of climate change making these mega-fires worse with the plug for the millions of dollars for wildfire prevention and forest management in his infrastructure. Bill
First Openly Transgender Bishop Installed in Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
"Evangelical lutheran church of america installed. Its first openly transgender bishop over the weekend at a service in san francisco for member station k. q. e. d. analysts finney reports reverend meghan roar stood at the pulpit in a handmade mitre and a stall embroidered with the pink triangle. Symbol of lgbtq a. Plus resistance in solidarity this past may roy was elected to serve a six year term as bishop. God's up to something. Not because i sit here with a bigger hat now but because courageous people voted a new way roar will lead the sierra pacific synod one of the churches sixty five assemblies. They will oversee nearly two hundred congregations and northern california and northern nevada. The evangelical lutheran church is one of the largest christians. Nominations in the united states with about three point three million
California's Caldor Fire Continues to Burn
"It is another ten stay in northern california near the near nevada. Border firefighters are battling kaldor fire now threatening the biggest city on the shore of lake. Tahoe they cut a break yesterday when winds relaxed a little bit but the fire has burned more than two hundred thousand acres and some fifty thousand people have evacuated. Npr's eric westervelt talked to some firefighters. Defending south lake tahoe. Fix smoke and ash. Enveloped the eerily empty resort area of south lake. Tahoe which is usually bustling. This time of year with summer tourists on the outskirts of the city exhausted fire crews in the christmas valley area. I really the last line of defense. Protecting south lake tahoe. Its number side over there. And then it's burning there that way towards the south talk behind us pretty close in a forested area adjacent to cabins and homes firefighter. Steve barnum and a wildfire strikeforce from southern california are scrambling to stamp out spot fires. These are the dreaded windblown embers that ignite many fires that can easily grow into new blazes. Bardem is working to contain one almost got out of control. It was bernie pretty Pie their thirteen fourteen foot claim lakes and get the ember cast off it it gets grasping the needle going and it goes over to the houses. And that's memorial. They're worried about sparks catching the drought-stricken brush dry pine needles surrounding the homes. Right across the road that can turn this forest fire into a battle to save homes and neighborhoods most of these forests and the tahoe basin have not burned since the nineteen forties. The spot fires they're tackling are not mere nuisances really the biggest threat to south lake. Tahoe right now says firefighter jesse alexander because they can overrun control lines and wreak havoc on any well-planned containment strategy and you have a spot fire basically planning might be go plan b. or plan c. depending on spotify jumped across so you can have every intention of trying to hold the road and if it jumps that road a spot fire now you have to kind of change your overall game plan. If you're not able to pick up that's
Massive Caldor Fire Closes in on Lake Tahoe Area
"Actual speeds are not guaranteed. It's another tense day. In northern california as firefighters struggled to keep the massive kaldor fire from reaching the biggest city on the shore of iconic lake. Tahoe they caught a break. When wins yesterday were not as strong as expected but forecasters are warning. That strong winds are likely well into this evening. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and the fire has now burned some two hundred thousand acres. Npr's eric westervelt has the latest from south. Lake tahoe fix smoke and ash. Of enveloped the eerily empty resort area of south lake. Tahoe which is usually bustling. This time of year with summer tourists on the outskirts of the city exhausted fire crews in the christmas valley area. A really the last line of defense protecting south lake tahoe. Its number over there. And then it's burning there. That way towards taller behind pretty close in a forested area adjacent to cabins and homes. Firefighter steve barnum and a wildfire strikeforce from southern california are scrambling to stamp out spot. Fires these are the dreaded wind blown embers that ignite many fires that can easily grow into new blazes. Bardem is working to contain one. That almost got out of control and it was pretty pretty Pie their thirteen. Fourteen foot flame lakes. And then you get the ember cast off it and it gets grass finding gig on and it goes over the houses. And that's memorial. They're worried about sparks catching the drought-stricken brush and dry pine needles surrounding the homes. Right across the road that can turn this forest fire into a battle to save homes and neighborhoods most of these forests and the tahoe basin have not burned since the nineteen forties. The spot fires are tackling are not mere nuisances. They're really the biggest threat to south lake. Tahoe right now says firefighter jesse alexander because they can overrun control lines and wreak havoc on any well-planned containment strategy and you have a spot fire basically your plan
With wildfire threatening, Lake Tahoe prepares for emergency
"Been issued. Thousands are being evacuated near Lake Tahoe because of a massive wildfire raging in northern California. Firefighters battling the cow door fire were hampered by gusty winds Friday. Fire burning south of Lake Tahoe has scorched over
Where Do Afghanistan's Refugees Go?
"Abc's sherry preston has more on what happens to those afghan refugees who are able to get out and seek asylum among the first things that afghan refugees would have to put down on the special immigrant. Visas or siv's that get into the united states is where they would want to go jennifer. Simon is in charge of resettlement at the international rescue committee which works with the us government to find places for refugees to live those coming into the country. Have either of family relatives. I wish is something that they would note their applications. There are several regions of the country with relatively high concentrations of afghan families already including northern california northern virginia and parts of
Northern California wildfire continues to grow
"A week in northern California continues to grow out of control, one of about a dozen big fires in the drought stricken state. That have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate. This is S r. N
Explosive California wildfires could burn into December
"Contributed to the fury of Northern California wildfire yesterday. The Cal door fire in the northern Sierra Nevada has destroyed dozens of homes and closed roads. It's one of about a dozen large wildfires that has scorched northern California more on these stories of town hall dot com.
Cache Fire Destroys Dozens Of Homes, Burns 80 Acres In Lake County, California
"Several large wildfires are burning throughout Northern California as you know, and in clear Lake Flames took out a neighborhood of mobile homes. As we hear from Alex Stone. Flames went racing through a mobile home park in high winds, heat and dry conditions in clear Lake Lake County has been hit by numerous large and destructive wildfires in recent years. This one called the cash fire burning mobile homes. Schools were quickly evacuated to get out of the way of flames. Traffic in the area bumper to bumper as people tried to get away. Alec Stone ABC News for K G. 08 10 fire was kept to about 80 acres. But more than 60 homes were destroyed. It is now 20%
Devastating Wildfires Advancing Through Northern California
"California wildfires that already incinerated to Sierra Nevada communities continue tearing through the state burning another town to the ground the colder fire which began Saturday ravaged grizzly flats the forest community of around twelve hundred people I'm nearly sixty years old by a whole house full of beautiful things that's Terrick shaves who evacuated to the outskirts of town we are watching orange and gray skies and watching our words are down to burn to the ground he returned Tuesday to see what was left I have been my drug use what I own what's left of his home in the tight knit community he calls home breaks his heart lied physically saw my home which is a pile of ash which is on an acre property and a thirteen sixty but on it's it's well ash everybody on my block is a pile of ash the scene repeated from street to street in grizzly flats a post office in elementary school also destroyed I'm Julie Walker
Wildfires Continue to Blaze in the Western US
"Of firefighters continue to work in northern california to surround the dixie fire. It is burn nearly nine hundred square miles. California fire officials say it is less than one third contained that's put thousands more homes in danger and fire officials are warning. New fires could erupt given extreme heat and unstable weather. The national interagency fire center says there are ninety. seven large. fires or complex is burning mostly in the west. The state's dealing with the largest number of wildfires are idaho and montana separately in utah. Thousands of people were told evacuate to escape a wildfire near salt lake city for member station k. u. e. r. Sonia hudson has more. The fire started on the side of a freeway outside salt lake city of saturday afternoon. It spread rapidly up a hill towards several communities. Fire officials quickly called in airplanes helicopters in hand crews from multiple states to battle the blaze. By saturday night they say fire activity had become minimum. And it stayed that way. Throughout the day on sunday state officials did keep nearby reservoir closed on sunday so that helicopters could get water from it to fight the
Late-Stage Cancer Healing with Life Coach Tara Coyote
"Why the time. I moved back home to hawaii which was in the winter of two thousand nineteen and for the next few months. I was in such bad health space. I had so much cancer my lungs. I can't hold a conversation. I had to sleep sitting up for two months. Because i had so much cancer my lungs i was literally choking in my sleep. My bones were breaking down. I started walking with a cane. During that time i was referred to hospice and it was petrifying. You know i was losing weight. It was it was clear on my way out. And i'm very fortunate that the medical system here in hawaii they have aloha spirit. You know it's all about love and acceptance and my doctors here. They didn't push me. They weren't blowing me in the same way unfortunately did a northern california and they said listen. You know doing chemo could possibly save your life. But if you don't you probably have six months to live which it was true like my. I was dying. My partner at the time was literally scared. I would die in my sleep. So i had to face my worst fear of doing chemotherapy and face a lot of the traumas around my best friend. Deb's staff and i really sat with a question of do i wanna live. Do i want to do what scares me. The most and my son was twenty. Six at the time. And i thought i wanted to be here for my son. I had so many friends in my similar situation. Who had died from adhering to the natural route and i saw myself going that direction so i really checked in with myself and i said okay. I'm gonna do chemo. I'm gonna face my fears. I did the work of byron. Katie really questioned my thoughts and turn it around like you know at first. I thought he is poison. That will kill me. And i was in the public is sharing this message to so i really humble myself to turn this message around and tell the public okay. I'm doing chemo now So i had to turn the thought around from it. Being poisoned to it being healing nectar and i started doing chemotherapy It was very hard but it was a tremendous rothe experience. I'm so grateful. I did
103 Wildfires Are Currently Burning in the U.S.
"At last count more than 100. Wildfires are raging in the West 103 large fires are burning in the western part of the US and thanks to The weather. Cruz State fires were especially active in Washington and Northern California. The largest fire burning in the country. Right now is the Dixie Fire, which is also the largest in California's history. As of Friday, it was 518,000 acres in just 31% contained foxes. Jessica Rosenthal continued. Hot, dry weather is expected to contribute to even
Dixie Fire Becomes Single Largest Wildfire in California's History
"Single wildfire and recorded history continue to grow after destroying more than 1000 buildings, nearly half of them homes while authorities in Montana Ordered evacuations as a wind driven blaze. Word towards several remote communities. The east end of Northern California's Dixie Fire flared up as winds increased. This is
"northern california" Discussed on Voices of the Community
"Raised property turnover. A moxie is the last remaining one and they were having difficulty. They were serving hundreds of artists around the bay area. Because they had a unique place. Where you could fabricate and make a lot of stuff work with large steel etc and whole ecosystem hardest dependent on the space. They suffered a fire a couple of years ago year and a half ago which wiped out some of their studio space as someone who they sublet to. For a project the some the classic beginner's mistake bagging up some linseed oil. After sending some would end during the daytime people with a fireball tour through part of their building they had all the safety procedures in place and they were able to deal with the fire pretty quickly then subtly. They were on the drudge of wondering whether they were going after. Just go under give up because of course waiting for the insurance company to reimburse so they can start rebuilding artists could event so they could start making money and moxie is a really interesting space awesome. Incubator space for small artists entrepreneurs all of the artists occupying students. There were purchasing jointly some really amazing equipment enormous laser cutters. Cnc machines sharing things and subletting up jobbing in subcontracting to each other for commercial work. That was not only bringing money into them bows employing other artists. They were doing a range of projects and it rained. From tech offices to small restaurants to artist fabrications so we approached and even though we were focused on housing and we were told moxie just really needs capital to get through the next ninety days or their history so vital arts through the opportunity loan which recreated raised funds and gave them a short term loan. It helps that one of their founders wolf. Very savvy was able to really meet with evil that were involved with vital arts. Put for the business plan. Explain the economics of their whole thing and how they really train and enable artists to make a living which was very tracked awesome that they were long term proposition minute. Literally the month we gave them the money. Coke hit they at artists having difficulty paying rent. They've been all over but they immediately pivoted to making. Pp got large donation of plastic say brought artists in that knew how to use their advanced laser cutter and all their stuff is started delivering thousands and thousands of face shields hospitals all over the bay area at one point moxie was coordinating seven hundred artists in the bay area and a number of other organizations from laney college sculpture department to toy makers working with groups that were distributing the p. b. e. and became like a hub employed artists. They found ways to raise money employed artists and volunteers and paint people on the line. Creating stuff gay people a sense of purpose away to gathering community to work safely and create something society really need. At that moment. I was just on a site visit with our board there that last week and the exciting thing is because vital arts investment and then getting through that really tough period. Their landlord decided that he could go set of month-to-month he's given them a fifteen year lease they now plans to vastly increase. The number of studios dobrynin giant containers. We saw on site is a wonderful model. they've restructured into three different entities. They now have sort of a firewall between the fabrication and the holding company for the properties. The property can be tended to regardless and they are looking at a much more sustainable much more healthy long-term existence for they could not just and thrive and they've been very clear in saying to us if it wasn't for that cash when we needed it we wouldn't still be here and it's been very awarding work with them for me personally to be able to stay in touch and see just that amazing enormous amount of energy community goodwill and creativity that they put together not only in taking care of the artists that were connected to their space but taking care of the community around them and they're still doing that type of thing and they will go on. They are now talking and working. In collaboration it's premature to announce anything but with other entities In the bay area about creating Housing complex that would be complementary in the same neighborhood and extending their incubator model because they are one of the few arts collectives. I know that's been able to operate in providing artists with employment and Basically mentoring and training and small business and entrepreneurial methods so that's exciting to see. Thank you really wonderful. Story of people using the proverbial pivot survive and find new opportunities. Low serving the community. Which i think is key exactly. I mean seven hundred plastic shields at the time that we needed to must remember making ten thousand of these. Every two weeks out coordinate hundred artists acres but the number the quantity they ended up donating. A thousands of san quentin got to the point where they were able to. It asked out at the black lives matter march for people so they always thought in this lateral way that i think a lot of artists do which is not. Just what's good for us. Good for the system in the community part. I smash such an iron. How 'bout yourself. Average story well that would say closely related to specifically artist housing but by my favorite story what the last eight weeks or so has been. We helped in one of the ways of like how we acquire how to artists communities. How do you acquire property. And how do you preserve their and counter forces that are driving For artists everyone else. And there's a case still twelve weeks ago we've been really involved in helping create a allow last year that nancy skinner champion. Sp that allows anyone. Who's a renter or attendant in a building. That's up to four units. If that building goes into for closure is gonna be auctioned off normally. You're out of luck and this law. Let's you as a tenant when the foreclosure comes you're allowed to match whatever bid there is whether it's the banks or outside investor and keep control of your house the catch is you have forty five days to come up with the cash and so if you're renting somewhere you might not always have six or seven hundred thousand dollars in cash lying around on short notice but that said it's a pretty significant tool and we piloted this. Actually with a ton of people from the arts community the berkeley unified teacher jocelyn foreman. Who's living in a house panel and it went into foreclosure with a bunch of her colleagues in the families that she helps in the school district all came together through the berkeley public schools fund and started raising money to help her make bid on this house and then they brought us in and i mean interestingly it's sort of tied to the arts because many of the people involved made it happen. Are the arts faculty food berkeley. It's to so many overlaps in ozone amazing story where in two weeks we all collectively raised almost seven hundred thousand dollars to get her home and prevent someone who has helped as a community resource officer has helped thousands of families in from losing her own home. It's pretty inspiring story. There is now hopefully soon to be funding so that this can happen. Not just in this. One magical instance where. There's this tremendous community but with state funding and other kinds of funding so that they're in lots of buildings that artist's work in so catherine sort of alluded to the work of doing in berkeley collectively looking at all. The retail vacancies is a huge of rebuilding san pablo university at the retail spaces vacant while the building might not get foreclosed on because the underlying land is so valuable that it can be solved to be torn down undeveloped. There is a need for a tools. We'll bring those buildings back into use s become some nine related funding. It's not just the joscelyn's house. And her corner of people like how the story be a catalyst for every long neighborhood has the same kind of thing where we should be able bring not housing in workspace back into nearly control and it is possible. That's exciting thanks once you do it once even though it's hard you've got a home that you can point to and einstein with you and same question for through so folks who are listening to the show. How can they get engaged in supporting your work. I mean obviously there's donation volunteer would people rallying behind the new piece of legislation. Was skinner to help lobby for city of berkeley city of oakland. I tell you. The city of san francisco has massive amounts of retail space. You've noticed it yourself. How can folks get engaged. Yes well kind of all of those things if you want to donate in. You're able to do so. We take all major forms of modern urgency not bitcoin and not also been a tremendous number of our projects. Have come about through. People doing plan to give kind of long-term donations wear home becomes affordable housing after seven passes away or it gets issues. That's one thing and on the outreach side the legislative piece of ideas in berkeley. You're going through efforts to the arts commission but there is one thing you could do right now. Which is this week. Senators in errors advocating for funding for sp. Ten seventy nine and on the california can meet land trust site. Cac lt network dot org. There's an sp tinson nine letter that you can sign. And since the governor and also since copied a senator senator to let her know that you're in support of our efforts that's that would help. Clt's in housing all right and then can folks volunteer at this point. I mean we're starting to magically. We're going to all come out of this tomorrow. But that's the fifteenth of june can folks who want to volunteer to help in any way as well. Yes we will certainly certainly many different areas that you could volunteer with in. We have a small project committee that helps review projects expertise in building. Construction finance like those are expertise to really. Welcome if you know a lot of teaching. Were filming of co-ownership initiative helps develop curriculum for creating your own cooperatives for community owned real estate of different kinds. We share e be people of color sustainable housing network of other seal tease renovators though the ways you can volunteer as great and turn into you katherine. How can folks get engaged in helping about art at two critical ways. Where jerry tiny. I work we have no staff. I'm an independent consultant. That helps vital arts and very few hours. Sousa volunteer board an advisory committee. So we're going to and build those groups so we are interested in that. What i can say right now is that we are accepting donations. Which make possible time energy and some of the work that we do through the opportunity fund you can learn about that on our website which is www vital arts dot org you can donate and also launched a new mailing list for advocacy purposes. I said we keep a mailing list for starting to be able to develop that as a tool for advocacy working on something we know. For example that the city of oakland is about to unveil new downtown plan which is going to have some critical set-asides for art culture. It reminded need support for some of those ideas because it's going to put requirements on developers that they set aside space for artists and cultural organizations. So we're constantly advocacy political pressure mode secrets on our mailing list. Send us the two nation help with the work is great and volunteering. His specifically on our committees In our ward and we are looking for good candidates for those that can help us well and so this is the final question for both of you. But what do you think are some of the good things that have come out of the pandemic that could support artists artist housing more engagement with arts and arts education. I actually i tend to be a bit not to this anyway. But i think that the arts community has come together through the pandemic in a way that it hasn't been in a long time when it started. I was on weekly meetings with all the nonprofit groups in berkeley for example. Oakland art screws me as a lot. More meetings a lot more could meanings mostly zoo but bringing people together to talk about sharing ideas. So collaboration is starting to be is always was so difficult to do. Between a lot of entities were seeing a lot. More collaboration and a lot more people working together because the bigger height is not between the way. We want to do things where you wanna do. The bigger threat. To the whole thing. That i see is that the value of artists and their contributions has been recognized and made abundantly clear. Georgia's you mentioned earlier the having that whole industry so close and go away. Don't live music no theater. no dance. Snow no art shows. You can go see museums close down. People began to realize how much not really meant to their lives. And a lot of what was keeping people saying through. The pandemic was the arts and wet artists. Were offering them when they're living rooms in whatever form so we saw not only a shift in starting people really recognizing artists were doing but here in the bay area. We've seen artists being on the front line as calling second responders leading a lot of the efforts around things like pb organizing foodbanks organizing community volunteers coming together to help the homeless really pivoting to being on the front lines of working to help us less fortunate with food shelter and other items even as unemployment for artists in the bay area has been anywhere sixty five percent to ninety five percent depending on what community. You're talking to so it's been a rough time. I think our advocacy has gotten stronger. We are all in the position right now. At sacramento level at the city level. Have a new east bay arts advocates group that is advocating for more funding. Coming out his cares act. We did successfully from the federal government. Get some funding to try and help. The arts to covid was bigger than the entire national budget for. The arts usually affect comes from the federal government. So we're starting to slowly get people to recognize and right now. We're making the case that not only the arts needs support for recovery but that the arts are key to the recovery of the economies and the communities that were a part of that we can put open the doors of these arts organizations and put artists back to work. It's putting a lot of money in a lot of other people's pockets as well so i think we're feeling Somewhat optimistic we've got to the state level a pilot proposal for wpa program and really starting to have more serious conversations happening with public officials all over in a way that i haven't seen in a long time so i'm i'm optimistic. That collectively were stronger than we were before college. Even though individually so many people are suffering. Thank you could message in about you. You're on the ground there too and housing as well. So what are some of the good things that have. Come out of this catastrophe echo. What kevin sat around the degree of organizing engagement advocacy back really transformed plus and both on the side of housing and on the side of sustainability clinton justice and more specifically in the arts wearing any of those hats of seeing the scale of impact arts is is like it's impossible. Overstate wearing way. Artists designer at saw one e seven shows answered last april and had to lay off everybody. That's worked on projects in shows and there's been a tremendous loss of young of culture makers that is really concerning sort of. How do we make sure that there is not a lost generation of culture at one time was really inspiring is the there has been own much of coming together. People who were all usually competing for the same little tiny of money. Oh well if you get that show. That means. i didn't get it. This is the moment when we need to actually transform our culture and that is something that the arts and culture community does. That's like how we articulate new vision for a world that is equitable and sustainable and that everybody has access to on footing. And were in a moment where i feel very bit of cautious optimism. That might be possible. Even though i'm on some level in a trade that does not breed optimism so at the same time. You have to have this vision of okay. What does it look like. This is moment where the arts are not simply an instrumental thing. It's not sort of an instrumentality to deliver a particular message. But it's actually about transforming how you'd think and observing what it's and what is actually not that pretty and you need to see a thing before you can repair as we go so that's my hope and my sense is also everyone that i've talked to beyond the arts in the house of the world's rotter world is everybody sees it. That's actually been the benefit of the end is going. Oh my god. This wasn't actually great for you. Know maybe the good old days were so good or they were very good for a very small people. Second best maybe third-best Where we go from here. Let's just kinda get on with it really. i can score with. I realized i'd like to underscore take for granted but as we're talking about rebuilding and building back we're talking about building back better and because things were so drastically altered we do have an opportunity in the arts to create much more equitable and differently operating sector and institutions and relationships between artists public's so it is scary in some ways because there's so much that was laid waste but it's actually a moment of enormous possibility at it's been very exciting to see leadership coming to the fore during this period of thank you catherine and for sharing both vital arts and the northern california community land trusts work today. We'll make sure that listeners. Have your contact information websites social media so they can follow both vital arts and the northern california committee has worked to support artists families especially during the covid nineteen or still going on and get engaged in support your mission in providing housing and support so please both of you stay safe and healthy out there as we continue to work our way through this very strange new normal. That's it for this episode of voices of the community. You've been listening to the voices of the executive consultant for vital arts. Catherine reasoner and the executive director of the northern california land. Trust i in winters to find out more about vital arts and to participate in the opportunity loan fund go to vital arts dot. Org to find out more about the northern california land trusts affordable housing community facilities current housing opportunities the community co ownership initiative and sb ninety-one housing assistance. Senate bill please go to. 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"Etc. So i'm going to start with you catherine david story. Actually it doesn't have to do with housing at all. Although it is an organization that is looking at building housing adding housing but it is began working with the group moxie in oakland which is the largest remaining industrial arts space in the bay area for at least in the east bay lot of the really large industrial buildings that housed and people who could make really huge things. Like for bernie man are gone. They've been forced out by cannabis savin purchase. They've been rented or raised property turnover. A moxie is the last remaining one and they were having difficulty. They were serving hundreds of artists around the bay area. Because they had a unique place. Where you could fabricate and make a lot of stuff work with large steel etc and whole ecosystem hardest dependent on the space. They suffered a fire a couple of years ago year and a half ago which wiped out some of their studio space as someone who they sublet to. For a project the some the classic beginner's mistake bagging up some linseed oil. After sending some would end during the daytime people with a fireball tour through part of their building they had all the safety procedures in place and they were able to deal with the fire pretty quickly then subtly. They were on the drudge of wondering whether they were going after. Just go under give up because of course waiting for the insurance company to reimburse so they can start rebuilding artists could event so they could start making money and moxie is a really interesting space awesome. Incubator space for small artists entrepreneurs all of the artists occupying students. There were purchasing jointly some really amazing equipment enormous laser cutters. Cnc machines sharing things and subletting up jobbing in subcontracting to each other for commercial work. That was not only bringing money into them bows employing other artists. They were doing a range of projects and it rained. From tech offices to small restaurants to artist fabrications so we approached and even though we were focused on housing and we were told moxie just really needs capital to get through the next ninety days or their history so vital arts through the opportunity loan which recreated raised funds and gave them a short term loan. It helps that one of their founders wolf. Very savvy was able to really meet with evil that were involved with vital arts. Put for the business plan. Explain the economics of their whole thing and how they really train and enable artists to make a living which was very tracked awesome that they were long term proposition minute. Literally the month we gave them the money. Coke hit they at artists having difficulty paying rent. They've been all over but they immediately pivoted to making. Pp got large donation of plastic say brought artists in that knew how to use their advanced laser cutter and all their stuff is started delivering thousands and thousands of face shields hospitals all over the bay area at one point moxie was coordinating seven hundred artists in the bay area and a number of other organizations from laney college sculpture department to toy makers working with groups that were distributing the p. b. e. and became like a hub employed artists. They found ways to raise money employed artists and volunteers and paint people on the line. Creating stuff gay people a sense of purpose away to gathering community to work safely and create something society really need. At that moment. I was just on a site visit with our board there that last week and the exciting thing is because vital arts investment and then getting through that really tough period. Their landlord decided that he could go set of month-to-month he's given them a fifteen year lease they now plans to vastly increase. The number of studios dobrynin giant containers. We saw on site is a wonderful model. they've restructured into three different entities. They now have sort of a firewall between the fabrication and the holding company for the properties. The property can be tended to regardless and they are looking at a much more sustainable much more healthy long-term existence for they could not just and thrive and they've been very clear in saying to us if it wasn't for that cash when we needed it we wouldn't still be here and it's been very awarding work with them for me personally to be able to stay in touch and see just that amazing enormous amount of energy community goodwill and creativity that they put together not only in taking care of the artists that were connected to their space but taking care of the community around them and they're still doing that type of thing and they will go on. They are now talking and working. In collaboration it's premature to announce anything but with other entities In the bay area about creating Housing complex that would be complementary in the same neighborhood and extending their incubator model because they are one of the few arts collectives. I know that's been able to operate in providing artists with employment and Basically mentoring and training and small business and entrepreneurial methods so that's exciting to see. Thank you really wonderful. Story of people using the proverbial pivot survive and find new opportunities. Low serving the community. Which i think is key exactly. I mean seven hundred plastic shields at the time that we needed to must remember making ten thousand of these. Every two weeks out coordinate hundred artists acres but the number the quantity they ended up donating. A thousands of san quentin got to the point where they were able to. It asked out at the black lives matter march for people so they always thought in this lateral way that i think a lot of artists do which is not. Just what's good for us. Good for the system in the community part. I smash such an iron. How 'bout yourself. Average story well that would say closely related to specifically artist housing but by my favorite story what the last eight weeks or so has been. We helped in one of the ways of like how we acquire how to artists communities. How do you acquire property. And how do you preserve their and counter forces that are driving For artists everyone else. And there's a case still twelve weeks ago we've been really involved in helping create a allow last year that nancy skinner champion. Sp that allows anyone. Who's a renter or attendant in a building. That's up to four units. If that building goes into for closure is gonna be auctioned off normally. You're out of luck and this law. Let's you as a tenant when the foreclosure comes you're allowed to match whatever bid there is whether it's the banks or outside investor and keep control of your house the catch is you have forty five days to come up with the cash and so if you're renting somewhere you might not always have six or seven hundred thousand dollars in cash lying around on short notice but that said it's a pretty significant tool and we piloted this. Actually with a ton of people from the arts community the berkeley unified teacher jocelyn foreman. Who's living in a house panel and it went into foreclosure with a bunch of her colleagues in the families that she helps in the school district all came together through the berkeley public schools fund and started raising money to help her make bid on this house and then they brought us in and i mean interestingly it's sort of tied to the arts because many of the people involved made it happen. Are the arts faculty food berkeley. It's to so many overlaps in ozone amazing story where in two weeks we all collectively raised almost seven hundred thousand dollars to get her home and prevent someone who has helped as a community resource officer has helped thousands.
"northern california" Discussed on Voices of the Community
"The people of color sustainable housing at work that is intended to really transform. How do really different communities think about. What's broadly construed as cooper's ownership but legally means there's lots of different some variations of it that are best for particular particular projects. But what we're trying to do is educate people to be able to help themselves and think about. How do you come together with your immediate community to take control of your housing. Take control of your workspace and make that permanently affordable so you both have ownership control and you're not setting something up where it works great for you but if whatever you decide to leave for whatever reason whether it's ten years from now one hundred years from now you're not nikki. It impossible for anyone else to do. That's an education program training program and outreach program really excited about than there's straightforward housing development and acquisition in rehab projects. Where another thing that we all face is displacement. Though racial makeup of the bary's communities has been changing and not for the better like huge percentage of our black and brown community in berkeley and oakland has been displaced in the last decade and is happening escalating rate. The anti displacement projects are where we go in typically work with tenant organizing groups and resonant groups to identify buildings like. We did ten street in berkeley to project Recently did where the owner had set up the building for what's re positioning which in less banal language means it's going to be sold to hedge fund investors who will effectively evict. Everyone were convince everyone to leave so that the rents And doesn't really matter what the rent laws are. The investment organizations wave winning. So what will have been able to do you again with measure in berkeley helped. Someone project major k. k. In oaklands in various other regional financing issues have let us be able to come in by building from the market. It is in the midst of this. Start stabilizing the building. Identify riyadh that needs to be done eventually. Make make it. So remains to following up on that. How has covid nineteen impacted the northern california land activities to try to secure housing. It's it's made it all incredibly complicated. A lot of our work is actually not necessarily best suited to do remote involves real feelings real people and often in communities that don't have wonderful internet access so it's been a tough year and it's also been a tough year for a lot of our projects which largely have a great deal of autonomy so when a building is completed typically the residents only improvements. Not always but in in many cases and manage day to day things and a lot of projects have had a really hard time where the scene thirty forty fifty percent of the residents suddenly complete unemployed at the same time as serve buildings. That are not. He's buildings and everyone is cooped up there. Twenty four seven for months in that. That gets hard dispute resolution. Mediation folks have been busy this year. It's also lead into the work that we're doing with catherine and a bunch of other. Clt's in the bay area berkley. Tendency union really drove being part of the emergency rental assistance program. The state put out. That call was knowing how really hard hit so. Many of our residents were our goal initially was just to make sure that our residents got help. And then you start getting into it and go. Wow okay our residents are really hard hit. But that that's dwarfed by the state it's really a lot of people. Don't have all the paperwork to hand that the state and local applications ask for engine really need a helping hand to make sure things happen and is the encouragement ago. Yes there is help there. It's real help it's not. There's a lot of distrust of government agencies. Still a lot of people. Is that really intended to help me. Or is this something like what's the secret story behind it whereas the bad to it and since been satisfying to see our team via the help a lot of people last week we passed the six hundred's in person and or one on one sort of direct assistance in the last six weeks so that's six hundred households there. That's great so i'm gonna turn my next question and start with you catherine wooder. What are you seeing. Some of the biggest issues facing artists in housing and in workspace of course issue always for artists in finding housing or any other kind of space is affordability in the bay area. That's been an issue for quite some time. But i began working on this issue back a long time ago. In city of san francisco when we were doing the first cultural element in a city master plan and one of the things that we realize. It's live work in particular a lot of artists. It's not enough to conventional housing unit. They need that workspace onto how nontraditional space where you can do welding or you could make loud noise with your saxophone at night or whenever is is a particular type of space artists need that is in short supply so the biggest issue we've seen as affordability but then zoning and codes currently written and have been for some time can really a big barrier because lot of the housing that artists need is non-conforming with existing codes particularly residential card. In san francisco. We succeeded in redoing doing the first interpretation of the uniform building code create on the work code that was predominantly commercial in nature dominantly work in a certain percentage of live that was unfortunately used during that era is the eighties to allow a lot of the work. Life styling units but city of oakland just recently redid their code put back in some of the stuff they had stripped out recently. They pulled some of those things out in a much harder for existing buildings and existing housing to qualify. We're at the point now. We're just trying to rescue or save housing. It's been here for a long time. That suddenly is seen as non-conforming because there's pressure from cannabis this pressure from developers Head funston high pointed out. This real estate is really valuable. So i'd say i afford ability seconds zoning codes the third has to access to the capital and expertise one of the things that we found as we started touring buildings and we were a lot with safer spaces. Diy wishes were directly with hundred spaces in oakland to stabilize them. We learn about spaces that are trying to stabilize the radar that are having problems coming into compliance and speak with them and as i was saying some of the populations that we work with rental assistance firm. Don't trust the government and don't know how to prepare an application multiply that for art and that don't trust. The government have not had good experiences with inspectors and also don't have the expertise sometimes to access the capital or access the professional assistance. They would need to bring a building code. So it all comes down to access which i think is is true about a lot of marginalized populations in our society with some of these liberal buildings. It can get a little bit more complicated because type of housing that there is so nontraditional that there's a whole lot of mary around that they get on trying to just get it basically but i think that's. That's what i say is one of the biggest. Systemic issues is that got address the capital with also address the codes and then now building. Anything new is prohibitively. Expensive so adaptive reuse becomes the solution. It has has been for many cities and years where covert is actually given us a gift. Is that things are getting marginally more affordable and accessible in this situation. Those i pointed out there's also over land grab going on certain people were taking the long-term trying to get in there as well so i in same question for you. I mean you're on the ground with your team every day not only building but also managing as well. Wh- what are you feel are some of the big issues facing artists in our community.
"northern california" Discussed on Voices of the Community
"Your host. This episode is part of our series exploring covid nineteen impact on nonprofits and small businesses in the san francisco bay area back in april of twenty twenty when we decided to create this ongoing series on covid nineteen impact i or nonprofits and then on small businesses in the san francisco bay area. We like you had no idea how long the pandemic would go on. And what the health and economic impact would be in our community with vaccinations increasing cove nineteen cases and deaths decreasing. We're now moving into the summer of twenty twenty one with the reopening of the economy and all of the uncertainty of ever changing indoor and outdoor vaccinated and unvaccinated protocols and politics. That will drive how we all come back together as a unified or fractured community. We will continue to shine a spotlight on the nonprofits and small businesses that make up the fabric of our community along with the founders and staff who are struggling to deal with the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on their operations services is sustainability until we can all get to the other side of the pandemic along the way we will also share with you all the amazing solutions that are nonprofits. Small businesses foundations and government leaders are working on to help us all get to the other side of the pandemic and come together to rebuild our communities with more economic social and environmental equality and win. the private equity. Money has in that swim. Unfortunately you see a human equity in the cultural equity in the racial equity tends to disappear suddenly it's equitable only for the people that have brought the millions of dollars to unfortunately we have incredibly graves global scale societal issues to resolve and those are only resolvable. It's actually being equitable for everyone. Whether you're black brown asian way private equity barron or a carpenter like you've got to be able to be getting by not displaced with the health and financial impacts of the covid nineteen pandemic and a low inventory of housing especially live work and warehouse space. The focus of this week's episode is on housing for our artists community. Members are featured voices are the executive consultant for vital arts catherine reasoner and executive director of the northern california land. Trust i in winters who share about their work with our artists community to develop solutions to deal with the pandemic's ongoing impact on their housing. I'm joined remotely by executive consultant katherine richner vital and the executive director of the northern california community land trusts i n winters. Thanks for being here. Catherine thanks church. So i'd like to begin by having each of you provide a little background on each organizations. So catherine why don't we start with vital arts and then we'll move over to the northern cal california community land. Trust thank you. I don was founded out of the tragedy of the ghost ship. Fire edward. burr brown lost his son. Jonathan the night of the fire and with two of his good friends. Beth jay and tom dolan founded by arts to honor the memory of those lost in the fire by ensuring access to save for double spaces artist to live work and perform we act as an advocate facilitator and catalyst for solutions and seeking systemic change in the way artists artist housing and birkin performance base are dealt within the bay area and we were very flexibly in collaboration with others but we are a constant presence and happen jerk several years and now catherine one of your main programs is the the opportunity loan fund yet. We work in three areas. All are sort of based on stemming displacement of artists. The first one was looking at without a lot of time looking at the needs existing lib workspaces and analyzing what the barriers were and one of the things we found course access to capital is often issue but we found that with existing liberals faces particularly in oakland where we estimate is about two hundred that are under the radar access to sometimes even modest amounts of capital to get an engineering study done or to help with soft cost preconstruction to address code issues can do or or really threatened an entire ecosystem artists living and working in the space so the opportunity loan fund is a small sort of modest revolving fund that provides capital for particular projects to take advantage of specific opportunities. That might allow them to leverage greater sustainability. We also at this moment working on three or four different projects. We've been working a lot on code and zoning issues that are in the way on addressing advocacy with public officials like for example. The city of berkley which just passed a lot of funding for affordable housing artists were not included in the house and guidelines or even in the language that would have permitted that so getting artists written in as a priority endangered group along the teachers firefighters. As we didn't city of berkley but also getting colds and zoning to address nontraditional housing such as left work can have real big dividends and we've got one development now will include three artists units in new construction in an affordable housing development in berkeley as a result of some of early advocacy. Somewhere working at both ends trying to preserve and trying to get new housing developed and katherine. How does vital arts work with with i and the northern california community land trust. I should let i and speak to that working on a couple of levels. Violence does work through collaboration with others. We know that there are a lot of other agencies. Have been doing this work a lot longer than we have specifically when it comes to things like housing very complicated understand that at landscape and some none in california community land trust is really trusted partner because not only do they know the landscape and how what some of the challenges on the ground but they have fostered and seated several other land trust and other entities in the area and i and himself as a practicing artist doesn't need us to explain to him. Wet artist live work. Housing looks like and how unusual it is. So we've been working with them. Were recently on the emergency. Rental assistance program can talk more about that. I and invited us to do outreach. The civically to artists to make sure that artists are aware that the state has put aside one point five billion soon to be three billion dollars in rental relief which is now being matched by the feds. We're finding that arts institutions even at the city level. Don't know about this that the arts community has completely been left out of the communications has been very exciting to do that outreach. Because arneses many of us know we can talk about are among the hardest hit in unemployment since covid and the need is very great. We're also hoping to develop a program that will sort of focus on deed restrictions to existing property that are occupied by artists to ensure that there permanently restricted to artists. Use in the future. And we're looking at different strategies to do that and turn it to you on. Can you walk us through all of the wonderful programs. You guys are policy advocates. You have your own housing. you have commercial. You're doing co ownership. Lots of great stuff. Yeah what and try to touch on some things. Above all the mcat was was founded in nineteen seventy with an incredibly broad mandate that in some ways it's inspiring and at the same time the type of broad mandate up until this year. I would say you wouldn't have been able to charter. An organization that original purpose was set up to found and spread the he model across northern california.
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"Carlos a rancher restaurant owner and a member of shasta county's cottonwood militia. He's also affiliated with a media. Production company called red white and blueprint. It creates slick videos chronicling. The effort to oust three shasta county supervisors all conservatives by the way but members including carlos have also threatened violence that public hearings. I asked him what he thinks militias even necessary. The reason that we've been able to secure freedoms our liberties of reason that we're able to have this wonderful life that we live in northern california is because we have of militia. It took that away. I think would be very vulnerable. Let's not mischaracterize. What a militia is gave its constitutional term and we are not what you think at all. I mean this is a very community oriented group. It's people that you know coach baseball basketball doctors lawyers and we're talking every walk of life. What will why do you think people are afraid of it then ignorant in a educated on the subject how or you tell me i mean you seem to know a lot it you know i mean what would you say you go to black lives matter rallies and you're armed and people cite the lono no no. Let me tell you how that really went down. Hold george floyd was going on and there was a blm protests that was being staged in red bluff california him county but also running california shasta county the militia organized and mobilized to be there to keep the peace business owners asked us to be there to protect their businesses because historically we've seen what happened in other blm protest ended up being a beautiful protests. Away we were proud of the people that were out there. Protesting was all smiles in high fives and handshakes and you know. We were there with protecting their right to protest. We're protecting them just getting businesses. But that's not. How black lives matter. Protesters including nathan pinkney video from a street. Protest last year showed the protesters outnumbered by counter protesters including zapata and an associate of his. Who gets in a shouting match with pinkney and other demonstrators people are over there. Listen you now. You're starting to appear in videos as part of this group called red white and blueprint with the hope of spreading message nationwide. And what's that message. The message is that we need local control. We have to hold. Our local supervisors elected officials accountable. I don't really care what you billion is because our messages in. Hey come over to the right. We're trying to say is must all come aboard together to expose corruption that's happening in these counties so our message is very unifying. Welcome people from all walks of life but when covid cases were surging in strict lockdowns were in place south. I was not so interested in sending a message of unity at a shasta. County board of supervisors meeting in september of last year sapa unmasked against county leaders and anyone who supported covid restrictions on businesses and public gatherings. Because this is a warrant for what's coming it's going to be peaceful much longer. Ross on be speeches. It's not going to be outside and pledge of allegiance it's gonna be real i've been in combat and i never wanna go back again but i'm telling you what i will say this country since it will happen. Sobotta claims he was not all that political until a couple years ago then came a global pandemic and the george floyd protests sopa coming cause among like minded people who are some of the grievances over gun rights issues and his interpretation of the constitution. He's among those. When the aftermath of the us capital direction believe that using violence to foment political change can sometimes be justified. Listen when january six happened we were all very excited that that could have been a turning point in our country's history gay pride has a place in history and i felt like adapt went mad. We were at a boiling point. We were we were at that point two five because we felt like everything had been taken from us now and listen. I don't always say the perfect thing. I don't always say what i should get to know what you get. It's easy to sound bite somebody but it's very hard have national conversation. I understand that you'd rather not discuss this criminal case involving you and another individual who mocked you online with videos but that individuals also going to be on this episode as well so just in the interest fairness give you another opportunity to give your version of conflict with activists nathan. Pinkney is the most ridiculous thing in my life that a confrontation that led to absolutely nothing has made the la times this portion. he's an antagonist. He's an agitator people about him for years. You've heard about this guy for a long time. What do you think of the videos that he makes about. You actually kind of funny know you put yourself out. You're able to have things like that said about you. And whatever he does it in a way what he's trying to get into my skin. I mean the video artwork made me mad. There's a lot of stuff that he does. If you're trump supporter you know he's gonna come after said you private messages no and call your cousin aims. These messages are out there. I try to like the guy you know but you know how many people that want to do bad things so that guy. There's a lot the.
"northern california" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
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And brush your teeth in the morning to a safe roadway on your drive home from we can't just keep wishing for things to be better. We must invest in smart infrastructure now and get to work. Join the rebuild so-called partnership as we celebrate infrastructure week with the hope to indeed build back. Better you can learn more when you listen to our podcast. The rebuild so zone at rebuild. So cal dot org slash podcast. Or wherever you find your podcasts. Nathan pinkney is a former airforce security officer who now goes by the stage name nathan blaze in online videos. He has mocked the cottonwood militia. Especially its most prominent member. Carlos up oughta in early may pinkney and zapata got into an altercation at a restaurant in the city of reading where pinkney worked. Police say. That's better through a drink at his antagonists and that an associate later punch pinkney. Police also say the n. Word was used during the confrontation. So nathan your black man and a super white super-conservative area of northern california. No one would hold it against you if you just stayed quiet. So why speak up especially in the satirical way that you do So something. I've been kind of doing appear for years i I've been writing. This page called writing be like and i started in two thousand seventeen just jokes about the weird quirks about this town. You know all those kinds of rednecks stuff just things. Everybody around year would laugh at minnesota. Just i would say evolved the Devolved into having more of a political sort of of voice about it especially last year I was very active in the lack lives matter protests and so when this recall thanking around on i saw to these same people in these same groups That were supporting recall against the supervisors that were simply doing their best to try to keep everybody safe you know and then watching online this whole atmosphere of them show up make all these ridiculous threats Death threats outwardly. dachshund in a saying the addresses of the houses of the supervisors during the comments section. They think they're this silent majority. They're just allowed minority. You know and so. I decided you know. Maybe it's time for us to come out and start speaking up. Yeah and you created a character buford. Wyche that mocks. That's very militia whose buford buford wide is just kinda like It became this. It's this character kind of represents all of the people of that mindset. You know higher. We're gonna take our county back arrive from the new nuisance. Haram from the air from the board of supervisors rushed for bangel boots ride on horses crossed an empty field in slow motion. Even though we're never going to say we're gonna we're gonna do some some big it's coming and there's nothing you can do to stop it opponents. Call you provocateur. And they've gone after you as well. They've released private information. Mock you and even your family members. Why do you think there's angry at you. I'm an uppity to these people. I should not be as outspoken as i am saying. These things to these people you know. And it's so threatening to what they they are in their way they are. And what are they just supremacist. Especially up here They haven't experienced much other culture. They haven't grown up or have friends that were you know. In communities of color with people of color so they're just this old school mindset this deep set racism here that just gets passed down generation to generation. You know these people like you wash these borders providers meetings up here whether screeching ignorance and they'll bring their kids you know. And it's just you just. You're just watching the next generation of hatred growing up here with these people. Do you think some of these people affiliated with militias have legitimate concerns yudo at taxes the local economy shutdowns for corona virus. I don't think so at all because if you look at the people that are leading this the the main voices for this woody. Clendenin owns his businesses. Carlos podd owns his businesses carlos apart literally says in his first initial video that went viral. He says my family is starved. Our families are starving. This dude never shut down his business. He never shut down his business. His family wasn't starving their gold. Here it would recall. I believe is they just want to get members of their their militia into a political office. The narrative is oh. We want to recall supervisors because misuse of funds. But it's all just a trojan horse for the real reason is that they want their people have political. Power appear in chassis count. Let's see you continue that activism right now do your character buford. How would he respond to being interviewed by the la times podcast la. You.
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"Anita shabri haley branson pods cover northern california for the times over the past couple of years each have covered the rise of anti-government groups in the region anita says the covid nineteen lockdowns further field that movement in shasta county. I think that's exactly right. This has been around for a long time but it was really two things happening at once. Trump who is very very very popular in these areas losing the election and then the coronavirus lockdowns set this movement on fire yet at some militia members and some just residents starts to create these online videos to help grow the movement spread. It's message right. So what you've seen in shasta. Is this very sophisticated Attempt to both monetize and turn into a media company and spread this movement about taking back local government and really their tagline is draining your own swamp so they're taking that trump movement all that trump energy now has no place to go this group up. There is hoping that if they're successful in shasta they can kinda export that places. There's been one group in particular that has stirred that proverbial they call themselves the cottonwood militia. What's their story. And what are their stated political goals cottonwood is a very kind of to road town. Right on the border of the county law enforcement of there's very Fit there aren't a lot of deputies and this particular town felt like they weren't getting the sheriff's patrols that they need it and so about ten years ago a little over that they had a series of break ins in town and in response to that they formed the cottonwood militia sort of their own neighborhood patrol albeit heavily armed one that has since then grown to stretch all the way up through mode county. So it's really expanded quite a bit. They have scholarships they run a boys camp but they do military training in the woods and they're heavily armed so there is a a real sense that are their own force to be reckoned with in the area. You have this cottonwood militia. You have this resistance. Coronavirus pandemic shutdown his popularity of donald trump. You have this long history of secessionist movements up in northern at then haley. now it's coming to ahead in a very public fashion during these board of supervisor meetings it's been building all year and it did really come to a head in january on january fifth the day before the. Us capital was stormed. There was a county supervisors meeting in shasta county and this was supposed to be a remote meeting This was right at the heart of the winter. Surge cases were rising there as they were throughout the state and what happened was to county supervisors unlocked the doors and they had an unauthorized in-person meeting and in flooded dozens of people who were furious about all of this. Here's one of them. Kimberly pull in order to open up staff county and support for justice and support people. That's really mound. that was your free to the supervisors. Were there in person and three watch. Virtually those are the three that are currently up for recall. People said that you know they weren't willing to to face their constituents there was all of this fury over the krona virus. What was happening locally but there was also talk about trump and about biden and the speeches. They're just had these very violent threats Talk of civil war and revolution and then stood and he said He said when the ballot boxes gone. There's only the cartridge box and he said you've made bullets expensive but luckily for you ropes a reusable and the man. We're about to hear whom haley just referred to timothy. Fairfield attorney are crying ballot-boxes dawn. there's foley cartridge fun you have may force expensive. But luckily for you wrote reusable back and so the speeches that these supervisor's meetings have become increasingly tinged with violence and it's It's where you're seeing a lot of this anger kind of play out. We'll have more after this break. The world is built on relationships from building wealth to building a business. It takes a dedicated team working together. And the only difference between success and failure is who you have in your corner when the going gets tough at city national bank. We aim to be the people you rely on when it really counts. That's why your relationship manager will take the time to get to know after all it's only by knowing your goals that we can help you achieve them. 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County is not beholden to the state or the federal government a insurgency against local government that would allow local government to act independent of state and federal laws. And i think that what makes this so interesting is that they perhaps have a shot at turning this government far right in one of the stories that both of you row you profiled a local activist. Who has been antagonizing. The cottonwood militia and other conservative residents of shasta county by satirizing them online Nathan pick ni that led him to being assaulted and police originally portrayed him as a bad guy but the reporting on your story showed otherwise..
"northern california" Discussed on ITN Live
"I i think every single question that i may have had and folks. I reached out to asking for questions ahead of time has been addressed and i know a number of folks are on the on the session right now hearing you talk and again hearing i'm gonna say the truth in in your words and the way that you presented yourself and presented the story because again it resonates with you and you have a personal connection to to the healing piece so again. I think that is has definitely helped with the message I'm keeping this link on screen right now. So folks can go to that hopefully register at and get those consultations go in between nine thirty and two thirty on the third. Go talk to jennifer. Go have some cookies and cakes. And some don't i may come in just just for the food I'll coming into screen too but Yeah that's that's good stuff outside of the that actual event because A spot here. Because this is elaine carmichael. Do you have a list of maybe resources. That folks not in the northern california region could possibly go to for just pa information right Off and if you don't have him with you right now. We can put those into a a list of the documents that i'm a put together for this session so actually very simply you could go to our website. Very simple. It's my vascular dot com. Www dot my vascular dot com and we have locations in texas and we have locations in arizona right now but we will be expanding. We will be expanding We we love what we do and we know that it's Pd is definitely something that a lot of folks don't realize this is very very crucial to know about reason being is we talk about you. Know all the other things. We talked about diabetes and cholesterol and heart diseases and things like that but allow doctors do not talk about the lower extremities and what happens is we want to prevent amputation. That is our number. One goal is to reduce amputations because let me be very honest. What happens is when these diseases get critical and you go to the doctors a lot of times because it's old school. All they know is surgeons and they'll send it to the and say well. You know you have to get the amputation..
"northern california" Discussed on ITN Live
"The lower extremity and the coronary artery disease is the upper body. So let's kinda like just separate that for a second both disease. These are result of atherosclerosis. So when when folks you know you've gone to the doctor. Maybe some of your family members have had coronary artery disease and how it works. They have gotten test where they put a die into the To if there's any kind of blockage will the same thing applies to peripheral artery disease except it's in the lower legs and how that works is Your arteries from your waist down can also get clogged with plaque. In fatty fatty lipids. And what happens is when those things continue to manifest. that's when they can get completely bought. A same applies for coronary artery disease except for. It's going the flow stops towards your heart so your legs and feet need the blood flow. In order to keep you moving in thriving same as the blood flow needs to go to your heart to keep moving in thriving so the are similar in the results that they are both With Fatty fatty lipids and definitely with plaque. It's just in two different places. So you're you're essentially telling us don't be sedentary get up and move right to make sure that we don't have those types of issues Because as what the proper diet as with you know not eating the things that are bad for us maybe getting more towards up. I'm gonna say any more towards the plant based diet some folks that want to hear that but but again eating more more nutritious foods that helps the entire body and obviously the heart but just being active being mobile Those are the kinds of things that could possibly help reduce the chances of getting getting correct correct. Pd iran cad. And the reason. Why is because when you are active it allows those arteries to keep the blood flowing. The blood will continue to flow through your body so the the plaque doesn't have a chance to build up and you're right. You're right that in fact that eating healthier we all know we're our mom told us told us you gonna eat that. Sure our spouses tell us. Even you know our our siblings. Tell us you know one may be more healthier than the other and trying to tell them you know if you ate this. You know you wouldn't be like this and we're like yeah. It's all good but then we resort.
"northern california" Discussed on ITN Live
"James here from hicks new media infotainment news. I am thrilled today to be joined by jennifer balch. Czar jennifer is the sales account manager at the vascular institute of northern california. Today is really the first of a two part series where we'll be going to talk about and provides some education on pd peripheral artery disease. Listen your health is critical and cannot be taken for granted will discuss warning signs. We'll talk about treatment options and most importantly answer any questions. You may have about this disease. But before we get started with the discussion. I wanted to share a short informative video about this. I'm only fifty one but my legs are killing me if you experienced discomforting her legs when walking or climbing stairs. Don't ignore it. You may very well have peripheral artery disease or a build up of plaque in the arteries that reduces blood flow to the legs and feet. Pd cardiovascular disease that can lead to stroke heart attack. amputation even deaf. But if i had it. I know it right. Perhaps but while pd has a number of symptoms it can sometimes be mild and suggest some other costs. These symptoms are often missed. There might be painful. Cramping numbness or weakness or a weak pulse in your legs or feet source. That won't heal or other symptoms unfortunately. Pd is very common condition. So if you're over fifty or if you have diabetes or if you smoke you are at risk for peripheral artery disease see your doctor. Because that's a risk. You don't wanna live with fantastic fantastic. I apologize here. We may have lost a little audio during the middle of that. I've got too many screens going tastes. Then you know. I told you before we started got two screens over here and i got four screens over here. I am just not everyday is like groundhogs day again. Like i said when. I forget some things but jennifer. How are you doing today. I am fantastic james. I appreciate you invited me onto your show. How are you today. i'm hanging in there. You know i'm. I'm blessed and i am glad that i believe we have a number of folks joining live. Who can definitely benefit from the conversation. I think we all can benefit from the conversation. But but again i think that this res- will resonate deathly with the audience. Today in the folks that are listening everyone to be listening to a replay and can take some action on it. So i tell you what before we get started. Tell the folks a little bit more about the. Give us the elevator pitch on you. Tell us who you are flew. I am a reward road warrior. So i am out everyday visiting local cities of sacramento carmichael. Plastic county mos- out all over all the counties and my goal is primarily to help folks reduce the risk of amputation. And i'm very very passionate about not.
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"ICU beds are dwindling ahead of the anticipated post holiday, Serge California reached two million confirmed coronavirus cases on Christmas Eve and ST Stay at home. Orders for the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California are supposed to expire Monday. State officials say the orders will likely go for longer, but did not make a decision Sunday afternoon. 3.6 earthquake shook the Coachella Valley Saturday afternoon. Your thermal it hit around 12 30 was felt throughout Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, looking to Normal and India and a strong earthquake has rocked the coast of southern Chile on Sunday felt across several cities, but no reports surfaced of any damage. The U. S Geological Survey says the quake struck with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 chillies. Navy says the quake didn't show any qualities which would trigger a tsunami. Julie's National Emergency Office says that there have been no reports of injuries or damage and a man wearing a trump mask a Santa Claus hat and a fake white beard has been arrested for allegedly shooting his brother in law in Northern California. Police say the 75 year old man put on the costume before going over to his brother in law's house on Saturday. He then reportedly handed his 77 year old relative. Ah, box. Which the relative rejected and that's when he shot him. So Cal weather from K F I rain in the morning and then showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon highs in the fifties to around 60. Sunshine returns Tuesday with highs in the fifties and sixties. Right now, Sherman Oaks 52 degrees 51 down a 49 and Braila 52 in Irvine. We lead local NKF Eyes. 24 hour news room. I'm Bill Seward In Sherman Oaks. This is on the four or five South bound connector to the one on one South bound cleanup crews from an earlier crash blocking that transition road. Watch for delays. As you approach this.
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"Burning in Northern California. The EU Lightning complex, far east of San Jose, is now the second largest fire in state history burning nearly 366,000 acres. It's now 25% contained the LMU Lightning complex fire near Napa, the third largest fire in state history, has charged more than 357,000 acres. It's now 33% contained. Some evacuation orders were lifted in Napa and Sonoma County's within 15,000. Firefighters continue fighting more than two dozen major fires. San Diego State confirms that two students did test positive for Corona virus. Now, they say the two cases are not connected and both students live off campus. CSU is currently holding classes online. San Diego State says the students did not interact with anyone at the university itself. We will speak to the Aztec director of student health services that's coming up. It's 7 40 on Kogo, The officer who shot Jacob Lake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, did shoot Blake in the back seven times, according to Wisconsin's attorney General, Josh Call, and Blake is paralyzed. He says when police responded to a call after a woman said her boyfriend wasn't supposed to be there. Blakes lawyer said he was trying to break up a dispute now during the incident call says they tried to arrest Blake by using a Taser, but it didn't work during the investigation following the initial incident. Mr Blake admitted that he had a knife in his possession in D. C I, A agents that's a division of criminal investigation recovered a knife from the driver's side floor board. Of Mr Blake's vehicle. A search of the vehicle located no additional weapons. In the meantime, the president into Tweet says he sent federal law enforcement to Kenosha to combat looting, arson, violence and lawlessness on American streets. A man who killed 51 people in New Zealand's worst terror attack will not get out of prison. Mark Mayfield fills us in a judge sentenced him to life, calling him wicked and inhuman. The white supremacist opened fire into mosques last year streaming it live on Facebook. He chose not to speak during the hearing. But listen to 91 victims and relatives share their stories of pain and grief. Most expressed their hatred and called him names, while a few offered forgiveness. Mark Mayfield, NBC NEWS radio changes at the top of TIC TAC as pressure grows from the Trump administration. Here's Carmen Roberts, the chief executive of the wildly popular video APP. Tic TAC quits. Just three months after taking the job, and only days after the Chinese own company sued the Trump Administration. Kevin Mayor stepping down as President Trump threatens to ban the APP unless the company sells its U. S operations. Mayor a former top Disney exec, said in a letter to employees that selling the U. S business would significantly change the global role in his words. He signed up for President Trump essentially Husing tic tac of being spyware for the Chinese government, something Tic Tac denies an odd heist that might drive you nuts. A California man is behind bars after allegedly stealing almost $300,000 worth of pistachios, the two Larry County Sheriff's office said Wednesday they identified and arrested a 23 year old in connection to the pistachio heist. Officials say multiple suspects posed as a trucking company and stole the nuts with the intention to resell them with new packaging. Authorities are anticipating more arrests. In this case. Dan Noone Kogo news. I hear avocado farmers have a lot of trouble with that as well, really, with people going in. And just, you know, taking the avocados in the dead because they're delicious. Well, yes, but that's not a nice thing to do. No. Top gun fans will have to wait another 11 months to see Sandy coat. Take the big screen again. But Tom Cruise says he's ready to go back to movie theaters. Now Tom Cruise is changing it up, tweeting a video of himself going to the movies and the pandemic. Back to the Movies Theater, checking out a London screening of Christopher Nolan's Tenet rocking a mask with other viewers a walking out, he says It's great to be back in a movie theater, adding he loved the flick.
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"Northern California we are expecting triple digits starting tomorrow afternoon there's a he watch an excessive heat watch that's going into effect for much of northern California through the whole week ninety seven degrees expected in the city of Sacramento today ninety three in Fairfield in the bay area sunny but a lot more reasonable with the temperatures in the sixties and low seventies at the coast seventies and low eighties around the bay low nineties inland expected today gusts up to about twenty to thirty miles per hour out of the west this afternoon around the bay I'm trial Snyder with these headlines British police say they are now treating a stabbing attack in the southern English town of reading as a terrorism incident the attack happened in a park in reading three people were killed and three others were seriously wounded the twenty five year old man is in custody police in the German city of Stuttgart are questioning twenty people they arrested after a night of violence that left downtown stores vandalized and four police officers injured police believe the disturbances started as a reaction to a police search for drugs and Spain we opened its borders today European tourist sending a national state of emergency after three months of a coronavirus lockdown I'm trial Snyder NPR news support for NPR comes from the vital projects fund supporting the museum of modern art virtual views continue one moment dot org with exhibition explorations including Donald Judd's sculptures and Dorothea Lange's photographs and the Wallace foundation fostering improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone ideas that Wallace foundation dot org and the listeners of KQED sixty nine degrees expected for high in San Francisco today seventy five in Oakland ninety two in Concord eighty four in San Jose this is weekend edition from NPR news under the Garcia Navarro potlatch meet the host of the cooking competition top chef is on a new gastronomical journey taking her to places you probably heard.
"northern california" Discussed on Happy Hour Gets Weird
"The mind would have both of these paranormal activities happening. There that that just makes sense. That just kind of reinforces that idea that. Ufo's ghosts all of it is sort of all interlinked right. Yes and I'm literally living less than a mile from a paranormal. Fucking hot spot. This is my dream. I'm I I already loved Your House now. I am moving into the garage get ready. I'm glad that you brought up the idea of being these like inter dimensional ideas or beans. Because what goes along with Inter dimensional beings as recently capes. What the fuck is a mine? Don't do it to me. Oh No you know I fucking hate caves and you're right. A mine is just a manmade cave. Exactly so that's what I'm working with. That's your backyard. Yeah pretty much. And there's so many disappearances that happen around cave areas if you go online for any sort of a minute. The next thing you know you're down rob whole or disappearances ufo sightings all happened around cave around caves. Have you seen this? Have you seen these maps Oh my God okay. No we watched that We're GONNA do a shoutout to that show that we watched a couple months ago Hellier yes we love Hellier obviously and they talk about caves and the extraterrestrial and the paranormal synchronous cities and the Inter. Inter dimensional possibilities. And they're all kind of centered around caves and It's all really really fascinating stuff and turns out. I live next to a hot spot. So also on the last podcast of Aliens like US. Restare be and buttons to interview a man who subscribes to the belief that aliens and ghosts are from the same dimension and he has had contact with them. Multiple Times. So if you're interested in what we're talking about now you should definitely check that out. It's it kind of makes sense when we talked about our When we did our what episode was it was it are aliens episode or Ghost episode. We have touched on this before. How a lot of the same sort of if you're living in a situation where you have these certain things happening to you. It could either be related to one of the other right like a lot of the symptoms of haunting and symptoms of an abduction or the same symptoms basically. So maybe there's a reason why it's the same symptoms graze because it's all connected. Are you so scared? You're never going to sleep? I wish I wish I would have done this episode before he bought this place. But you know what I Oh I did manage to get. It was super foggy like three days ago here and I thought wow this the perfect atmosphere to capture some pictures of empire mine so did get a couple of pictures of the trail that we normally walk and I got pictures of what I could from outside of the walls of empire mine. So we'll just do it. I just popped his popped into my mind but I will post those on instagram. Another one big foot are bigfoot sightings popular in your area. I haven't researched that yet. I haven't heard of anything. However one of my neighbors does have a bigfoot sticker on the back of their car so we should probably start by interview. Your neighbor maybe Well maybe maybe we need to revisit bigfoot. I think too. I think we do and speaking of that. We had a new listener. Email us Recently and he Kevin is his name and he asked seven. Hi Kevin he asked if We had mentioned in our Sykes Psychic solving crimes episode that we referenced the Bigfoot episode and he said he looked in our catalog and he couldn't find it had he missed it. He wanted to hear it. And we never mentioned this on one of our episodes but when we first started this podcast our audio was not the best so we decided to take some of the lower quality episodes off and we are planning to revisit those in the future. I mean as bad as that might be right now on skype. The sound quality on some of those were pretty rough but we definitely will revisit those topics especially bigfoot for sure we loved that episode and we were pretty sad that the sound was so poor but now maybe we have a new angle to come out to look at big foot because maybe now you can just walk around where you live and just try to find big foot and aliens and ghosts all at the same time. Can we stop cameras to your body. How many cameras can you wear a Boob tube camps Had Cam I'm thinking like twenty five twenty five cameras. That sounds like athlete at its best. Let's cover all of our basis. We'll just make a fully equipped go proce spandex suit. I think that's what you need to capture a ghost. I don't know how many times I've watched a show where they see it. And the cameraman turns in. It's gone do you remember where we were all? I remember that I like my computer died so the last thing I remember. So we are back inaction and that's show Biz for you people and that's show Biz baby so that was our that was our Northern California one of the haunted places in northern California. There's many more and we plan to Cover many more especially when we can go there and explore them in person. Yes I think. That would be really cool. Thank you so much for listening everybody definitely I Checked our stats after a while of not checking them and we have a ton of listeners. From all over the world Do not just a northern California not just in California not just in the United States we have listeners from all over the world at this point so if you are listening and you are in California you're in another state in the United States if you're somewhere out there in the world thank you so much for listening. We appreciate it. We appreciate it so so much. If you like what you hear feel free to leave us. A review or reach out to us on email or twitter or instagram. Tell a friend about our podcast. That is really the biggest compliment we can get right. You're a slate that is that is truly the biggest compliment if you say. Hey I like this podcast. I think you'd like it. You should really listen. It's good and Take care of yourselves out there. We hope that everybody that is listening. And everybody WHO's not listening. Has Everything that they need and is staying healthy and is doing the best that they yeah. That's what I'm doing. I'm just doing the best that I can. I mean I'm full on home schooling my children and had no idea what I'm doing. I have never appreciated kids. Teachers Moore said this. I just don't know how I'm going to home school. My children and be a full on day drinker. I just I watch bad teacher and I just try to draw inspiration from Cameron Diaz character where she's constantly they're hungover drunk or hi. That's what I strive for in my life. All jokes aside. It is tough homeschooling and trying to explain the situation to your kids. That are having a hard time dealing with it. It's hard as an adult so for the kids that are trying to understand what's happening. It's a lot for them and I honestly just hope that things get better before they get worse. I just hope everybody's doing okay doing the best that they can really. Yeah I hope that there. Yeah I was just going to say. I hope they're doing the best that they can adjusting to this new normal that we're living Expend an adjustment to say the least so anyways enough about Kobe. Nineteen they've had enough of the spotlight it now. It's not enough the spotlight so I think that's a good good place to end it and I just want to end the episode with a little reminder to love yourself. Lock your doors and light. Some sage cheers to that cheers to that. I mean in in full transparency. Tiffany cheers cheers. Everybody cheers yourself. You deserve it..
"northern california" Discussed on Happy Hour Gets Weird
"All right guys so definitely check out. All of those great podcasts Before we get into our individual stories I wanted to tell you listener aunt. Cassie I put out a little poll on twitter. I'm obsessed with do in the polls everybody on twitter probably aides. When I found that we were doing a ghost story or ghost stories. I asked my twitter friends. Do you believe in ghosts? That was the question and fifty eight percent said yes honestly knowing our friends I kind of it was going to be higher but I think that that's still a good number more than half. Yeah that is more than half. I mean fifty eight percent. That's not bad. I thought it'd be higher to just because of who our friends are not big. Not like based on general population or anything why feel like seventy five percent of the general population believes in ghosts right. I don't know there's a lot of paranormal shows out. There's a lot of you know movies and books about ghosts paranormal activity. I don't know if everybody that ingests that content like actually believes in it or if it's just entertainment for them yeah for me. I personally believe in ghosts but even the stuff that I see on TV. I only believe half of the stuff that I see on TV. Oh okay does that make sense? I believe in everything it's terrifying. Why don't I don't recommend believing it as much as I do? You will never sleep again and cassie you believe in ghosts. Yes so we're to believers okay so I will go first. 'cause my story is very very short very short and seat and then you are going to tell your story and. I'm here for it. So my dad used to work at a rice mill and somebody who was doing the night guard duty. There saw a spirit. It's pretty cool. And he for some odd reason wrote it in the log book which. I don't think that goes to encounters are the point of the log book. But I'm here for it and I love this guy for writing this down. Four twenty one nine nine nine twenty two. Pm Everything has been quiet till the last walk around the warehouse area just past the are tank a person or object. I don't really know abnormal behavior. I guess this was my first. Go citing the person or object stood there for about thirty seconds then vanished into the wall. My first thought was to call frank or Steve but thought better of it till I slept on it so it goes on a little bit after that. But it's nothing else about the ghost so he just wrote kind of a brief description of what happened but the following day at work when his boss Steve came in the night guard told him what happened. He said that he saw a figure. Transparent wearing old style. Clothes Twenties forty style close with a big mustache. Like an old timey barber look. He saw him standing in front of a cinderblock wall and the guy said at first. He thought that somebody was China. Projector onto the wall. Because that's how it looked to him and he looked around to see if anyone was around. I guess pranking him. Apparently this guy was used to having very in-depth pranks I don't know. But he looked around to see if anybody else was there nobody was around and then he watched the ghostly figure walk into the wall and disappear. My Dad brought home the logbook like two days later. So he's had it since nineteen ninety nine. Apparently he's in his collection of A. I don't know borrowed things I don't know I don't know why he took it. I think it's Kinda funny but that was the only time that that happened there. It was just kind of a one off and I thought it was really fascinating. I did try to research the area to see if I could find anything. Find any information. Nothing really came up about it It's a really small town. This mill was in so the history of the town is is not super in depth. But I just thought it was a cool story and I thought that it was kind of funny that the guy shared it with everybody that he worked with when he hadn't worked there that long and I don't know I just thought it was interesting and cool and a little unusual that it was a one off. I feel like usually when you see something that clear. It's not something that just happens one time why I think what's interesting about. His entry in the log. Is He specifically says? This is my first time seeing ghosts. So what is it? His first time in life or it's first time seeing when they're like maybe there had been rumors going around that peop- other people had seen a ghost and this was his first time seeing it. Goes there in that specific spot from the way it was worded? I think that was his first time. He'd ever seen a ghost himself personally and from talking to my Dad. He didn't say that there were any other sightings there. He worked there for like nine years. Okay and he had never seen this. Operation Never showed itself again. So it's interesting it makes me think you know. Usually we think of ghosts tied to a location But perhaps not always or maybe it had something to do with the guard maybe had nothing to do with the place itself. I don't know it's pretty interesting. Pretty full that is so cool. Are you going to read the phone part? Because I thought that was Kinda cool. Oh he just. He just mentioned that the phone had also rang every night at ten fifteen and no one had ever been on. The phone was like another little thing that he added at the end. Which is I don't know I mean I that could be attributed to something paranormal or like in ninety nine. We were so pranking people. I don't know. Did you ever print people and when you were a kid we did? Yeah of course I did. I don't know that's a pretty. I don't know every night at the same time. And he he answers it and no one's there. I mean that a little unusual when I looked when I was trying to research. I was really hoping that it was like and the barber died at ten fifteen but I didn't find that that was just well thinking that was. That was a wonderful little story. Thanks for sharing and thank you to your dad for stealing that log. Thanks Dad for stealing this notebook from work. Keeping it for all these years okay. I'm so ready for your story now. To say this story is a little too close to home is an understatement For me but we've decided to stick to northern California this episode so I am going to cover the hunting accounts of empire mine in Grass Valley California. Okay I've been there and I've been to your house and this is how bad my sense of direction as I did not realize that they were that close together. They're extremely close to each other. I'm a loser I don't. I have no since correction whatsoever. It is really bad so when we talked about doing this episode. I thought you know because I go to empire might all the time It's it's beautiful and it's a blade grids. Great placed it's great contained place to walk around with the kids So so pretty yeah. It's nice so I thought okay. I'm going to go in there. I'm GonNa talk to the park rangers kind of you know. Be That Lady. Who's like have you seen any ghost or do you have any spooky stories while then? Kovic nineteen descended upon us. And where shelter in place? The state parks closed therefore cannot get into empire. Mine had to do what research I could on the Internet's so this is. This is what I came up with and is actually quite interesting. So I found a Blog it's called H. M. B. Horror movie blog and they had one of their Researchers paranormal researchers go to empire mine and a little bit of research and he also gathered some stories while he was there. We should totally try to do this. After this is all over we should go there and be the ghost ladies say. Excuse me anything while you were here. I am totally down for that are on our list. We have a me and CASSIE. Have a big checklist of we've already said we need to go here. We need to go there. We are ready. We had a ton of stuff plan for summer. Twenty twenty and it's looking a little dismal so mice choice for the actual haunting accounts is horror movies blog and what I also went to the California state parks website and I looked. I got my hands on the empire. Mine Brochure that they give out at the park. They haven't digitized it so use that as a source And it's pretty interesting. Let me tell you okay. I learned a lot of stuff that I didn't know about so let's get started. Let me ruffle some papers here to let you know that I am ready to get down to business. All right so empire mine for those of you not familiar with Northern California or California in general Sacramento is the capital California. An Empire Mines located about fifty miles from Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada mountains. And that's like the big mountain range in California. It's considered I say it's a little bit more than higher than the foothills of the Sierra Nevada's but I would say I I would say hi. Foothills of Sierra Nevada gold was discovered in eighteen forty eight in California and by nineteen eighteen forty nine people flocked northern California tens and thousands of people and they actually were named forty niners. Okay so that's where the forty niners name came from. Actually I had to Google why they were called forty niners. You really didn't know that no I love you. You're my best friend I'm not a football fan side when I don't know but I didn't know the specific dates of the gold rush in northern California. So but once I believe the reason why I know the specific and so yeah so I was like Oh forty niners make sense. The local football high school football team there. The forty niners to Or the the High School. Mascot is a forty niner. So and these tens of thousands of people like I said flock to northern California Nevada City Grass Valley area Once someone discovered gold and it kind of became a booming and they came from all over the world People from England. Chinese people came here but that wasn't the beginning of the history of the gold mining town in Grass Valley for ten thousand years before that native Americans called the Nissan people lived in this area which sadly I think A lot of people are getting about the native Americans that inhabit the land that we live on now that had previously inhabited it just because they're number number once the white settlers came here. Their numbers just like vanished because of settling and diseases and so. I think that it's important for us to remember. The history of Northern California passed the gold rush definitely. And you're right. Nobody ever mentions the native Americans. Did they Find GOLD OR USE GOLD. The actually that is a really good question because the Nissan people had a warning against gold in their culture that it would make you sick. You come down with a fever that you couldn't get rid of so. They stayed away from gold. Oh like greed right. It's a little ironic..
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"Northern California isolated pockets could be heavy at times look for cool dry conditions behind this front another system possible over the weekend it's fresh air now on KQED public radio this is fresh air I'm Terry gross we're going to look back at the year end TV with our TV critic David Bianculli Hey David I was look forward to this at the end of the year me too okay so let's start with your ten best list you on one run through it for us so going backwards from number ten for maximum suspense yeah number ten is Veep which ended this year on HBO had another strong season number nine is CBS's evil which premiered this year it's by the same producers who did the good wife and the good fight and they're doing this very strange spooky supernatural religious questioning thing it's worth seeing it's really a good show and it's developing as it's going along and it's on broadcast television there aren't that many great shows left on broadcast TV so it's good to point out that yes they can still do drama number eight is berry on HBO which just deepens all the time and really good performances and writing that's a very funny show number seven maybe not a lot of people saw this but it was on Netflix called dead to me Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini and a very dark but very funny comedy about women who are going through changes in life and reacting to one another and it really goes in lots of unexpected directions number six which started again this month on Amazon is the marvelous Mrs Maisel and so the people who are fans of that show already know about it and it's back it's got a good cast and good writing by Amy Sherman Palladino number five Damon Lindelof show watchmen on HBO this is one that has gotten so good so fast that it sort of taking the place for me of a show that ended this year that I love to because it was so bizarre and that was legion which is also on my top ten list further up but watchmen he is getting so weird catching on streaming now because it's now gone for the season and its episodes are so smart Jeremy irons is in it it is just Jean smart there are so many good performances all the way here okay yes she's she's fabulous in this is it it is a coming back I'm pretty sure it is this is in its in the place right now where like big little lies on HBO was originally thought maybe we'll just do one but it caught on so big that it came back so I'm expecting the same of watchmen number four I am using the fourth place as a tie for flea bag on Amazon and killing eve on BBC America they're both created by Phoebe Waller bridge she didn't do the current season of killing eve but it's still her idea but flea bag on Amazon surprised almost everybody by winning Emmys this year as best comedy and it's deserved really a good show and a distinct female voice that's great to have on television number three is black mir and that's from Charlie Brooker and it's the best anthology series since The Twilight Zone and it just every single year it comes out other people try to imitate it and fail showing how hard it is and black mere just does more really good stories and that's on Netflix legion I've already mentioned that was on FX indeed this season no Holly it use television better than almost anything since Twin Peaks has used television and then number one this is probably going to surprise people because it's another network show it's from NBC it's for Michael sure and it's the good place it's a comedy about the afterlife heaven and hell in its heaven and hell and you never know which one is which it's just so brilliant about the way that it approaches its subject for example I brought along the clips because it's my favorite show of the year where you have people who have their respective little cadres in what we can call heaven and hell and Ted Danson is Michael in the good place a stance Sibly and then there's a guy Marc Evan Jackson plays and he's called Shawn and he is the leader of the band place and so this opening sequence has both of them it alternates between them giving pep talks to their respective troops and in the band plays you get to hear Hale's theme song and when I heard it it really made me laugh so we're starting with a good place and then we'll go to that place yes okay and marching us into battle our fearless.
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"Northern California. NPR's countdown. Sleep. Welcome in dubs countdown to tip on John Lund. Kevin Franson is we get you ready for a I would say marquee matchups of the year. Right. When you look at the schedule and you get excited the rematch of the Western Conference finals rockets in town. Right. I get excited. Yeah. I'm excited. But I was excited for Christmas day true. That didn't go. Well, now did not go. Well, no, it's funny. We're talking to Steve Kerr yesterday. And we'll play somebody's stuff on DeMarcus cousins, and James harden, and all that kind of stuff, but you know, you think there's going to be certain games where this team would be motivated to play. Well, and you would think Christmas would be one of those. And obviously as we saw Steve reiterated to us who knows this would be another game where you would think. Jeez. James Harden's playing great. This team will be up formed. They're gonna want to defend them Klay as obviously had the kind of year. He's wanted to have. But defensively he's still been very very good. So he's going to be good. Everybody's going to be excited ever is gonna be motivated. And then who knows tonight? Yeah. No. I I'm looking at this where you're looking at a warriors team isn't ready to send a message yet. I think they're just kind of hovering not board. Don't get that board thing in there. But it's just that moment where sense of urgency still. No, well, I mean, you play I think the I think going back to back games and playing well, whether it's Phoenix or not. Whether it's Houston or not whether it's the Lakers or not it doesn't matter who it is playing back to back solid games. I think that's that's a start because you could say, okay. The Portland game in winning in Portland that was one. Then you have to the Phoenix game. I still see Phoenix. And then the next one not not Portland next one. It was back to back against the same team. So you're you're not gonna have that big of a difference for me. This one is a huge thing. I don't know if there's this is an exact correlation between you play one hundred and sixty two games in baseball, technically. Well, I watched two major league baseball players play one hundred sixty two games. You were a major league baseball player. They play eighty two. I understand that. Maybe you can't be at your best for one hundred sixty two games for five hundred plus at bats. I get it. You're going to give it away. And you're gonna make a play. You didn't wish you made? And then all of a sudden in the most important game guys get locked in whatever. But how difficult is it? Because this is the thing we always talk about with the war's over the last number of years. How difficult is it to get up for all games? Most games. How does it work mentally? I think it's one of those things where either you have it or you don't why should there be the waning period. I if this was the preseason, I can totally understand getting game. As what it feels like if eighty two preseason games, I said that a couple of weeks ago show, and all these warrior fans got all pissed about are you ever really feels like eighty two. Because. It takes over to get to the play offs talents. Going to get you a top like the most talents going to get you a top four seed rice telling is. But what I think is funny is in its I guess ironic that we're talking about this. Because look they're on a fifty four wind pace, which is great for most teams. But given the talent that's on this roster when they one maybe the one of the worst things ever happened to this team is when they went seventy three and then they win six they went sixty seven seventy three sixty seven and then they drop off to fifty eight and people think well, geez. Last year was bad year, and Steve Kerr's even laughed laughed about it in the last couple of years as well. But the challenge digest that every single year this is at least a sixty win team. And then you go from there. But what's what's funny about it to me is they proved by being a to see last year and going into Houston winning game. Six and game seven. Chris Paul was injured knee is again tonight. They don't care about seeding. Yeah. We'll cruise like preseason through this whole thing. And wherever we end up. We end up. Let's say we're a four fine. If we have to win a couple of series on the on the road will we're a five, oh, we don't have any home court. That's a big challenge. We'll do that. We're an eight up in. We don't care when every series on the road. I mean that just kind of seems going eight five, but it just seems to me that they are just kind of like we proved it last year we can win on the road. It's not like we can't win a championship. You don't have half the have homecourt advantage. I think this year they're being challenged by that bench, and they are absolutely being hindered. By that bench right now, if they were able to say, okay. The seventy three one year their bench was great, right and the whole right strength in numbers in the moment that you know, the the starters weren't having it Steve Kirk put in the backups, and they for some reason that energy would come back right starters would come back in the whatever their rotation was and they'd start clicking. And that's how they were not even Steve Kerr that was when Luke Walton was doing it. Right. And and you have the whole thing where Luke was almost setting the rotation perfectly. These guys are fitting, boom, we moved something else. It works right now. Steve Kerr, I it's like it's the the positive version of Bruce Bochy. Right. So both in the last couple of years has tried everything. He is tried to push every single button. He's tried to put hundred Pence in the lead up to try to get them going. He's tried every single guy in the three hole. It just seems that nothing worked Steve Kerr's in that moment right now, it's not a negative, but he's trying every rotation. Whether it's Steph in you know, start coming out. First quarter start in the second quarter starting to fourth quarter with the backups. He's trying everything and not everything has a flow. That's what it was a couple of years ago. There's a flow everything that had. I mean, they didn't even it's not like they'd change -tations often. Right. So right now, I feel like I'm not saying there's that low. But I feel like the guys are kind of like looking around going this isn't working either. Yeah. There it's not a doubt with the players. Just like looking around like crazy. I still don't think there was a thing on ESPN. And all these guys are debating in the often do are they still gonna win the championship? A couple of the guys said, no. And I think I always think those TV shows it's kind of for pro show as much talking about two thousand sixteen still. That's how bad the NBA is right because they know the they don't find out. But that's what I think is is is my belief hasn't changed at all that once the games really start mattering, which is that's April. And then they really start mattering in may. And then they really really start mattering in June. I think this team just has that in ability, and we always say this about all these teams can they just flip the switch. Well in this case this team has proven it again. And again, and again, they're not playing great now. But I think they will. And you're right. The one thing that I would say is the bench Houston, by the way comes in tonight. They have the lowest scoring bench in the league. And then the the the warriors are right there below him. So they're not very good off the bench as well. Now, they're going to get some guys back and the word is gonna get some guys back, namely one guy in cousins. So we'll get into that coming up next. Steve Kerr joins us yesterday and talked about DeMarcus cousins when he could return is starting to fully practice with the word. So what's the timetable? Now, we'll talk about it next. John Lund, Kim, France for the warriors dubs countdown to tip off the rockets over at oracle only here on these sports leader..