A list of possible political actions for change

A friend of mine in the SF Bay Area is active in stopping some spraying in the area. While you probably are not likely to get involved, the info below serve as a model for activism. Continue reading

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Art City Benefit 3/8/08 3-??

“FANDANGO AMERICANA”

a benefit for ART CITY



WHEN: SATURDAY March 8, 2008, 3PM to 10PM

WHERE: Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA 93001

MUSIC: Phil Salazar & the Harlem Holler w/ Hans Ottsen, Left of Memphis,
Dan Wilson, The Nish Initiative, Varon Thomas, Rude Calderon, Found Keys,
Sus Corez, The Restless Hillfillies, Blue Moon, Donna Lynn Caskey, & Emy
Reynolds. There will be music all afternoon and evening on two alternating
stages.

FOOD & DRINK: Healthy and imaginative catering for the whole family, at reasonable prices, by Spencer Makenzie Fish Company. Beer, wine, margaritas, non-alcoholic drinks also available. Coffees, teas and specialty beverages by Cafe Valentino. A generous portion of all concession proceeds will be donated to Art City In Ventura.

TICKETS: $10-$20 at the door, on a sliding scale. Advance tickets available at Adventures for Kids across formt he MAll and Wild Planet downtown or contact (805)

Bus Stop at the Rubicon 3/5 8pm–RSVP ASAP

In order to get the student group rate of $15 per ticket for the Wednesday, 3/5, performance of Bus Stop at the Rubicon Theatre on Main St. , email Kelly Peinado kpeinado at vcccd.edu and/or email me galley (at) vcccd.edu.  If you would like a ticket, please do so by noon tomorrow, and one will ordered for you! Show time is 8 p.m.

This is a great deal–tickets usually range from $35-75.

IN TOWN: Poets David Oliveira (T. 2/26) & CA Laureate Al Young (W. 2/27)

The Tuesday Night Poets present:
730pm February 26: David Oliveira + 0pen mic
The Artists Union Gallery
330 California Street Ventura
host: Roe Estep

David Oliveira, former Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, is currently living in Cambodia . He is known for luminous meditative poems that open into psychological depths. David was the publisher of Mille Grazie Press and was co-editor of Solo, a poetry journal. He also produced many poetry readings on the mid-coast, including the Santa Barbara Poetry Series at the Contemporary Arts Forum. David’s poems were published in the collaborative book of loss, A Near Country and is a co-editor of How Much Earth: An Anthology of Fresno Poets.
future features:
March 11: Chryss Yost; March 25: Lynne Thompson; April 1: Dorothea Grossman & Michael Vlatkavich

This Wednesday, February 27 from 12:45-1:45 in LS-8

The Oxnard College Speakers Series presents…
Title: What’s Happening on Earth: A Poetry Reading by Al Young

In celebration of African American History Month, Al Young, Novelist, Editor and California State Poet Laureate will read his original poetry and will speak from his heart and experience about creativity and human survival.

Al will be visiting Ventura College Mon. April 21 reading poetry and discussing poetics from 12-1245pm; reading prose and poetry from 130-230.  An evening performance has been proposed also.


“All you can write is what you see” Woody Guthrie

I found this quote in the LA Times F11 in a story about singer songwriter Mary Gauthier (she of the haunting tune “Mercy Now”):

“All you can write is what you see,” according to Woody Guthrie.

sometimes though we have to do research or deep, critical thinking in order to really see

as you prepare for your midterms, prepare your drafts, prepare for life, I urge you to try to really see.

I will be posting some events going on soon…