Photo by Kevin Cole: Big, Bad & Ugly Surf Contest 2009
Photo by Dennis Young: Morro Rock
Photo by Malcolm Riordan: USCG Surf Boats
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Peregrine Falcon image on banner by Cleve Nash
Art Talk by Jayne Behman
Making a list, checking it twice, and giving of your time. Plenty of thought goes into acquiring that "perfect" gift for that wonderful someone. Then you have the task to find the store that sells this prize. You wind your way through isles of hectic holiday shoppers, secretly hoping that the article you want remains available. Thankfully there is one left. You grab it. Only after waiting in a long cahier line is the purchase completed. (This scenario certainly makes the case for the growing popularity for purchasing items via the internet!) One gift checked off the long list, lots more to go.
Your job as giver is not complete. Read More
Genie's Pocket by Jeanie Greensfelder
Two Dalmatians dart at me,
racing across a lawn.
Standing still on the sidewalk
I await their attack.
Within leaping distance
they halt, barking their desire.
I notice their battery collars—
an invisible fence contains them.
Great Shots by Jerry Kirkhart & Steve Corey
Our photo editors bring you some of their favorite coastal images for the month. This month's featured local photographers include Cleve Nash, Cheryl Strahl, Anita Ritenour, Alan Vernon, Marlin Harms, Jerry Kirkhart, Beth Sargent, Pam Link, James Crawford, Teddy Llovet, Ashala Tylor, Mike Baird, Dawn Beattie, Linda Tanner, Barb Ignatius, Howard Ignatius, Donald Quintana, Steve Corey, Ken Bondy, Andrew Reding, and Liz Haslam. See More
Insights - an Interview by Vicki León
Turning Weapons Meant to Destroy Us Into Art Meant to Restore Us
Back in the 1980's, I was a no-nukes activist during the years before Diablo Canyon was fired up. Thus my journalistic curiosity was aroused when I heard about local entrepreneur Paul Ogren's brainchild, called From War to Peace. Our fascinating, at times provocative interview provides food for thought—and scope for action, too. Read More
One Poet's Perspective
It's near Thanksgiving, a time to inventory people, places, and things that enrich our lives. About twenty-five years ago, a friend and I were talking of death. She matter-of-factly said, "When we die, the body is simply afterbirth." Those words stayed with me. It wasn't surprising then, when in meditation, a flood of gratitude for many of the people, places, and things I treasure poured through me. So this poem was a natural birth. Read More
Photo by Howard Ignatius: Valencia Peak
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