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Alison Toon
Nothing timid about Of Mice & Men; no mice in the house, not one: Aftershock 2014

Sep 21, 2014
Nothing timid about Of Mice & Men; no mice in the house, not one: Aftershock 2014

Of Mice & Men, Aftershock 2014Some bands invest in smoke machines, to generate clouds of tiny particles that catch the light-show and add to the atmosphere of the show. Not so, Of Mice & Men. They really, really don't need to do that, not at al...

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Bamboo and More
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, part 2

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, part 2

In part 1 of this 3-part series on the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG) I showed you the entrance plantings and the nursery. In this post we’ll take a look at the Perennial Garden in the large meadow just down the steps from the entry plaza. (In the next photo,...

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YubaNet.com
Mudslide on Mt. Shasta

Sep 21, 2014

Mt. Shasta, Calif., Sept. 20, 2014 – At approximately 3 p.m. this afternoon, Shasta-Trinity National Forest Wilderness Rangers reported signs of a possible debris flow on the southeastern side of Mt. Shasta. Resources flew above the incident and confirmed that a debris flow was occurring in Mud Creek Canyon.

The flow has continued down the...

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Alison Toon
Sunday? Awake yet? No? Here’s something to kickstart the day: RISE AGAINST!

Sep 21, 2014
Sunday? Awake yet? No? Here’s something to kickstart the day: RISE AGAINST!

Rise Against, Aftershock 2014If, perchance, the audience last Sunday at Aftershock 2014 needed any waking-up, then these were the guys to do it. Not that anyone needed waking: those punk-rock fans who had been at the Northern Stage all afternoon had al...

Alison Toon
The Last Internationale at Aftershock 2014: protest song meets the metal

Sep 20, 2014
The Last Internationale at Aftershock 2014: protest song meets the metal

Delila Paz, The Last Internationale, Aftershock 2014I think this is my best set of photos, so far, from Aftershock 2014. (There are a few sets to go... I shot twenty-nine performances over the two days of the festival, and quite a few crowd shots ...

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Alison Toon
Are you missing Aftershock this weekend? Here’s a reminder: Limp Bizkit!

Sep 20, 2014
Are you missing Aftershock this weekend? Here’s a reminder: Limp Bizkit!

Fred Durst, Aftershock 2014Perhaps the most popular band of the Saturday of Aftershock 2014, Limp Bizkit played the Western Stage, and the crowd went wild. Literally.Sam Rivers, Limp Bizkit, Aftershock 2014I never understood the stories of women throwi...

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Alison Toon
Buckcherry at Aftershock… with a little help from Skid Row!

Sep 20, 2014
Buckcherry at Aftershock… with a little help from Skid Row!

Josh Todd, Buckcherry, Aftershock 2014These guys always put on a great show: heavy rock with a little glam, even if the glam is only in the form of Josh Todd's pants, it's there! Once again, Buckcherry drew the Aftershock 2014 lineup straw of playing i...

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HealthyCal.org
Pavement Helps Trailer Park Residents Breathe

Sep 19, 2014

By Suzanne Potter Graciela Zuniga and her two toddler boys suffer from asthma and bronchitis – conditions that are aggravated by all the dust kicked up by cars on the dirt roads of the trailer park they call home. “I get sick a lot, so do they. Everyone gets colds, and fevers too,” said...

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TechWire
Project Update: CalSTRS Pension Administration System

Sep 19, 2014

Procurement of a new pension administration system for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is on schedule and work continues to ready the organization for the arrival of a contractor in spring 2015.

YubaNet.com
Boxer Urges All CA Universities to Follow the Lead of UC System by Creating a Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate on Every Campus

Sep 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 18, 2014 - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today sent a letter to California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White, California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities President Kristen F. Soares and California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools Executive Director Robert W. Johnson urging...

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