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  • This is a letter that I wrote to my local Bayview librarian to promote Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower as a book that our entire city reads together: Dear Linda Brooks Burton, I wish to recommend Octavia Butler’s...
  • Los Angeles has proposed a new water management law that would require rainwater harvesting on all new homes, large developments, as well as on some redevelopment projects...
  • A Lamp Shade or a Slide Show? Wed, 27 Jan 10, 10:24am
    Last week when I was in Brooklyn I encountered the most excellent recycled lamp shade creation ever. Innovative New York based artist and designer, Sabina Batelman, has constructed colorful translucent lamp shades from old...
  • Permaculture 101 Sat, 16 Jan 10, 2:30pm
    Permaculture expert Penny Livingston-Stark explains how natural systems can teach us how to make more informed decisions about how we live, what we eat, and the manner in which we interact with the world...
  • As our country is mired in creative destruction, a massive grassroots effort is spreading throughout our nation that can help to positively reshape our economy...
  • Happy new year! Can you believe we’re starting a whole new decade? We thought it would be fun to take a look back and dig up the best and most controversial Ecolocalizer posts of last year...
  • The Department of Energy’s innovative gingerbread house is fully weatherized, and includes solar panels and water recycling systems. If only it were also sugar-free, organic and locally made. Happy Kwanzaa to us all. This...
  • Senator Joe Lieberman Is a Scrotum Sun, 20 Dec 09, 6:27am
    My mother just died last week, due, in part, to lack of access to any health care. Presently am making funeral arrangements, and these sock puppets actually made me laugh. Senator Joe Lieberman is such a total scrotum, and...
  • Two hearings are being held this week at San Francisco City Hall so that the public can register their comments on the massive Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) document for the proposed Bayview “redevelopment”...
  • Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport Sat, 12 Dec 09, 6:43am
    Howard Zinn’s multimedia event, “The People Speak” premieres this Sunday, December 13th, on the History Channel. The series draws on the experiences of scores of ordinary Americans, and is based on Howard...
  • I bought the very last copy of Mc Sweeney’s 33rd issue, San Francisco Panorama, earlier today at 826 Valencia in the Mission. It is easy to understand why the publication is so hugely popular. The hefty newspaper format...
  • We spent a few hours today at Arc Ecology, slowly trying to comprehend 4000 pages of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that was recently released for our Bayview neighborhood’s “redevelopment”...
  • Happy Buy Nothing Day! Sat, 28 Nov 09, 7:07am
    There is only one way to avoid the collapse of our species on the planet earth: we have to consume less. And I believe that the world renowned  Reverend Billy Talen and the Church of Life after Shopping can show us the path...
  • Where Did All of the Money Go? Ed Schultz interviews Florida Rep. Alan Grayson about Congress finally demanding more transparency from the Federal Reserve, and auditing their massive secret bank bailouts. The recently passed...
  • Many of our Bayview neighbors joined us last weekend to celebrate the second anniversary of the Latona Community Garden. What used to be a smelly skanky debris filled eyesore, is now a thriving organic community garden. The...
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