Hunger action day was held Wednesday May 22 at the state Capital. The day was a focused effort to promote and publicize bills AB 5, SB 283, AB 309, AB 191, and SB 134 at the legislature and with the public. Here is a quick summary of the bills. AB 5 – Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights SB 283 – Reentry and Job Support (for released prison inmates) AB 309 – CalFresh benefits for unaccompanied homeless youth AB 191 – Strengthening the connection between CalFresh and Medi-Cal SB 134 – No Hunger for Heroes Act James Kinchen and Tim Shadix, policy associate for the California Association of Food Banks. James related to me his story and how SB 283 would help inmates returning to society. In
Getting the boat ready for the race. I attended the PAC 12 men's and women's rowing championships held at Lake Natoma last weekend. The preliminaries were held on Saturday with the finals starting Sunday morning at 9 AM. I captured photos of the preparation areas for the races, the races themselves and the awards ceremony. It was a beautiful day to be out on the lake and while there was only one winner in each category everyone seemed very pleased with the event. Here are the photos. Rowing machines to get the athletes ready for the race. And the referees are ready. The starting pack. Oregon State's coxen pushes the team. The pack spread out across
The Whole Earth Festival was held for the 43rd time on the UC Davis campus over the weekend of May 10-12, 2013. Vendors, artists, performers, cooks, and the general public were part of an inspiring and fun event that highlighted the experience of the wholeness of the earth. From the Whole Earth Festival website . “Whole Earth Festival was born when an art class taught by Jose Arguelles had an “Art Happening” on the University of California, Davis campus in 1969. The students used art to involve visitors in the ultimate goal of learning about activism, wellness, and the environment. Whole Earth Festival aims to ignite passion, propel creativity, and leave visitors with inspiration. Foll
The art studio trek of Roseville, Rocklin, and Granite Bay was held over the weekend of April 27th and 28th, 2013. 21 artists came together to showcase their art work throughout the area. Photography, mixed media art, paintings, jewelry, and sculpture were assembled at 15 locations for the general public to appreciate and purchase. I had the opportunity to visit a small subset of the artists, learn about their craft, and appreciate their work. Photos of my visit are included below. Lorelee Love has been involved in ceramics for over 23 years working on her craft part time while working full time. She now devotes all of her time to her pottery. Lorelee continues to enhance her ed
As previously reported, the California Spirit Festival was held the weekend of April 26-April 28, 2013. See here for the article providing a complete overview of the festival. I was invited to attend the festival to photograph and experience this weekend of 'all things Yoga'. Here are the pictures and video clips that I was able to get on Saturday while at the festival. Sukhbir Kaur, festival co-founder discusses the genesis of the California Spirit Festival. Spirit Festival co-founder Tyler Langdale. Steve Gold provided the accompaniment to the large Yoga class in the Grand Ballroom as Tyler Langdale conducted the class.