Tourist in My Own Backyard

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Donations for Vallejo Organizations at The Wizard of OZ, Empress Theatre

Performance satire: are the characters of the Emerald City bankable material for the bankrupt City of Vallejo? hmmm what a concept COME WATCH GLYNDA IN HER GhEtTO FaBULoUS GLinNdA the HeLla Good B/WiTCH attire Glynda, the Good Witch of the West (or was it the East?),'s business has gone belly up.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Great Open Mics

If you happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area or in the 707 (Solano County) area, drop by Cafe Voltaire's open mic every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month in Benicia, CA. for more info. Also there's the Life Sentence open mic/featured poet/Sacramento Poetry... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

City of Vallejo Goes Bankrupt, Chance for $40,000 Dollars Down the Drain

All over the news I see the Mayor of City of Vallejo, firefighters, and community activists standing around the City Hall. This is bad. Few years ago Vallejo was all over the news because of a kidnapping. Then it was listed 10 most dangerous cities...for pedestrians to walk across streets. Later it... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Business of Being Born documentary and Q&A with local midwives

Click on the web address below to see Ricki Lake's interview or go to the website for the trailer: Showing of the Documentary, The Business of Being Born Feb. 29, 2008 Napa Valley Community College, Napa, CA Building 800 Room 838 7 pm Q and A with local... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Active Participation

Years ago, I considered myself a community activist. I was working with others for a cause against the building of a liquiefied natural gas plant. Later, I found myself founding an arts organization, and thus I became an arts activist. I was truly dedicated to the commitment to enhance my life and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

New Open Mic and DJ-Art Workshop in Vallejo: Atin Ito!

ATIN ITO! at the Bayanihan Center inside the Seafood City corner of Sonoma Blvd. and Redwood Street, Vallejo, CA Second and Fourth Saturdays of each month Open mic from 4 to 7PM hosted by Glynda Velasco This is where you can have your voices be heard or share your wonderful artistic talents. spoken... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Poet Laurete

I followed my intuition the other night. I remember standing in the Spiritual Center parking lot talking to friends after the meditation session. The wind was kicking up dirt and leaves, and I heard thunder but not a single bit of moisture in the air. I got in my car, and something told me to go to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What is the allure of tourist attractions?

Vallejo can seem like a dead town. People ask where's the art, where's the culture, where's the shopping, where are the good restaurants, where are the blah blah blah. What I find is that it's been here all along it's just people are not aware. People will drive to San Francisco because that's a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Urban Petroglyphs

Lately I have been noticing grafitti. Are they the urban petroglyphs of today? What would anthropologists, sociologists, and archealogists of the future say about today's gang grafitti? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Homegrown Appreciation

I have grown to appreciate the City of Vallejo. It has the best weather. While San Francisco can be chilly and covered in fog and Sacramento can sweltering during the summer season, Vallejo has a nice moderate temp. It still has saltwater breezes but it doesn't have the dense fog. From certain... Sign in to see full entry.

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