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What I Learned In Jail-tales Of A Nurse

By baynurse, published on Jun 30, 2009

...to reality in my opinion. What I have seen working in the jails in SF is more alarming than any statistician could ever come up with. The realities of what goes on in jail and who goes in to jail is barbaric. I worked both women's jail and men's jail, for over 3 years.

A hostile environment full of anger, hate, and ignorance. A place that would easily lose face in comparison to a zoo, or a dog pound, at least some keepers actually like the animals they care for.

A jail is a smelly, loud, hostile, energetically degrading place, where human beings are made to follow... (more)

Tags: environment

The Not So Great American Food & Music Festival

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 16, 2009

...a series of painful post-mortems so we can fix all the problems so that next year the Great American Food & Music Fest does deliver on all its fundamental promises: To deliver great American food, great American chefs, and great American music in a comfortable, welcoming, and efficient environment. (Do you think people will actually give you a second chance to blow this thing yet again?)

That's my promise to serious eaters everywhere, in the Bay Area and all over the country. If you could find it in your hearts to think of this as our first pancake, that would be great. You... (more)

Tags: environment, music

Graduates Start New Life Via Second Life

By ESKCSG, published on Jun 2, 2009

...community—with hundreds of higher education members (the likes of Harvard, MIT, Duke, and Penn State). Many of these forward thinking universities, including Bryant & Stratton, have set up virtual campuses where students can meet, attend classes, and create content together. In fact, recently Bryant & Stratton hosted its first open house to introduce the college to prospective students in the vibrant 3-D environment of Second Life. The school has already reaped the rewards by enrolling one student who came directly from that open house.

You can read more here.

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Tags: environment, education

Literarily Speaking With Bestselling Author Wendy Wax

By boomergirl, published on May 28, 2009

...that selling the first book is the most difficult hurdle and that once that happens everything else just falls into place. But publishing can be a brutalbusiness, as I illustrate in THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER, which is as true a depiction of what it is to be a writer in today's publishing environment as I was able to write without straying into non-fiction. (This is something the characters in THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER have a bit of a problem with.)

Markets change,publishing housesmerge, editors leave--there are all kinds of things beyond a writer's control-- and many have ... (more)

Tags: new york, journalism, atlanta, environment

Disappearing Behind Them: Phasing Out Failing Small Schools

By Digidave, published on May 21, 2009

...his decision to close the East Oakland school.

In articulate and passionate voices, students told Matthews that the school offered important second chances to kids transferring from larger schools.

"I feel Paul Robeson should stay open because it offers a nurturing environment to its students," said senior Jimonte Johnson, "It’s a smaller school, the teachers actually care and my grade point average has increased from 0.40 GPA to a 3.67."

Parents called the sudden decision unfair to Robeson students and the East Oakland community. Sheila Clark ... (more)

Tags: california, environment, education

Santa Monica Festival: greener And Greener

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 11, 2009

...vendors selling earth friendly artistic wares. All day the Master of Ceremonies from both of the solar powered stages encouraged visitors to reuse, repurpose and recycle. This was in keeping with the festival efforts which are to become a zero waste event in order to reduce its impact on the environment and the community. A Zero Waste zone was set-up in the park to minimize the thrash going to the landfills and maximize recycling and composting. All utensils, plates, napkins and cups in the Global Café were either compostable or recyclable.

Throughout the day, I strolled... (more)

Tags: new york, jazz, hip-hop, california, environment, hollywood, music, fashion, santa monica

20th Annual Black Business Expo

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 2, 2009

...served as Master of Ceremony.

Assembly member Curren Price addressed the crowd about the great opportunities available for local businesses in the state of California. Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn seconds his thoughts in stating “Inglewood has created and fostered an environment where businesses can inspire and prosper.” City Administrator Timothy E. Wanamaker stated “Inglewood is fast becoming a Gateway of opportunity in the Southbay.” He also spoke about the two key projects in the City: Economic and Community Developments.

Los Angeles... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, environment, music, education

The Lists Of Craig

By wolviela, published on Apr 26, 2009

...with this person for a month before meeting and I two and half years later we are happily together and just about on our way to 'happily ever after"

However this being said... I was always caution about meeting people on-line and used my best judgement. Even though it is an on-line environment, the same precautions should be taken as if you were to meet someone in a bar, club or other real life social setting. And at the same time those posting services should take the same precautions.

Craigslist should not be completely at fault what happens with it's users, but it should ... (more)

Tags: myspace, environment, relationships, craigslist, yahoo personals

Lg Ks200 Smartphone Black Touch Screen

By stevefranklis, published on Apr 20, 2009

LG KS200 is a completely flat touchscreen, a perfectly stylish and slim design and a fluent and direct interaction further enhances your mobile internet convenience. 2.8 inch large screen allows you to have an easy to use mobile internet environment.

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Tags: environment

Say Hello To Algae!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 19, 2009

...in the challenge to find alternative fuels. But it will be. Algae biofuel offers us a great deal of hope in our battle against fossil fuels.Hybrid electric automobiles typically steal most of the spotlight when it comes to the idea of ‘green’ vehicles, cars which reduce their environmental impact by consuming small amounts of gasoline or limiting the emissions produced by their operation. Gasoline / electric hybrids certainly lead this charge, but bringing up the rear are an entire host of alternative fuels which promise to provide a similar driving experience with either... (more)

Tags: environment

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