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19 Dec 18
futuristguy

Part 3 – Abuse Survivor Storying Systems 3 – Abuse Survivor Storying Systems. In this post, I describe key changes I’ve seen since beginning in 2007 to track how abuse survivors have been sharing their personal accounts of victimization, push-back, and recovery. It includes storying opportunities for abuse survivors, provided by six sources: (1) in-person […]

19 Dec 18
Oroville Mercury-Register
The Las Plumas boys basketball team beat Durham 54-47 Tuesday in Oroville. The Thunderbirds trailed 34-23 entering the fourth quarter, but a 31-13 advantage in the fourth gave them the win. Mason Whitfield scored 12 points for LP to lead his team in scoring, Ying Xiong scored 11, Greggor McGrath added 10 points and Chris Silverthorn added nine. For Durham (5-5), Jace Buck led the Trojans in scoring with 16 points, including four 3-pointers and Jeremy Schaefer added 10. Durham plays at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Oroville. Las Plumas (3-8) plays Thursday at Chico High. Gridley 55, Live Oak 45: Grant Tull finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds in Gridley’s road win over Live Oak. Tony Murillo scored eight points and added six rebounds and Cam Erickson scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds for the Bulldogs. Gridley (6-7) plays Jan. 3 against Paradise in the Oroville tournament. Oroville 64, Chico 48: Oroville beat Chico Tuesday in Chico. Troy Moench and Derek Edwards scored 15 points each for the Tigers while Matt Williford and Kody Thao scored 10 each. For Chico, Phoenix Driscoll led the Panthers in scoring with 12 points and Quentin Thomas chipped in 11. Oroville (4-6) plays at 7 p.m. Thursday at Durham. Chico (4-9) plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at home against Marysville. West Valley 86, Willows 32: Willows lost its home matchup with West Valley. West Valley finished the game 20-25 from beyond the three-point line to top the Honkers. Willows plays at home against Mossman High from Australia on New Years Day. Prep Girls Basketball Gridley 65, Live Oak 26: Maddyson Tull scored 26 points and added seven rebounds for Gridley, Kennedy Tull scored 26 and had seven steals and Emma Little grabbed six rebounds. Gridley (9-5) plays Jan. 3 in the Las Plumas tournament. Oroville 60, Anderson 43: Oroville won Tuesday in Anderson behind its leading scorer Odessa Laster who finished the game with 17 points. Kiara Johnson added 10 points for Oroville and Payton Brown scored nine. Oroville (7-6) plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Yreka Redding Christian 47, Hamilton 36: Hamilton (7-3) lost to Redding Christian (12-1) in Redding. Kathryn Dowdy led the Braves with 16 points and Morgan Avrit added 13. Dowdy made a pair of 3-pointers for the Braves while Avrit helped out with three 3-pointers. Hamilton plays at 5 p.m. Thursday at Biggs (9-0). Prep Boys Soccer Hamilton 1, Live Oak 0: Hamilton’s Jose Hinajosa scored the decisive goal in the 75th minute on an assist by goalkeeper Alex Santos. Santos punted the ball to Hinajosa, who had a free run to the goal and beat the Live Oak goalkeeper. Santos recorded seven saves in the win for Hamilton. Hamilton (5-2-1) plays at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at home against Pierce. Winters 3, Willows 0: Willows lost its road match against undefeated Winters. Willows (4-6, 1-4 Mid Valley League) plays at 5 p.m. Thursday in Red Bluff. Prep Girls Soccer Chico 7, Nevada Union 0: Chico held Nevada Union to zero shots in the 7-0 win Tuesday. Addie Heidecker and Nicole Lockard split the game in net, neither recording a save. Lockard also added an assist with Heithecker in net. Flo Salcedo scored two goals for Chico while Auriel Kepler, Karina Diaz, Olivia Wilson, Riley Freeman and Alyssa Bloxham added one goal each. Bloxham, Wilson, Devon Spina, Priscilla Ward and Isabella Abouzeid each had one assist. Chico (7-2) plays at 4 p.m. Wednesday at home against University Prep.
19 Dec 18
Walking With A Limp

The recent stories of troubles at local megachurches have caused me to ponder some deep questions about our perception of “blessing” and what it means to be successful as a church. As I have mentioned previously, I called Willow Creek my home for almost a year in the early 2000s, and Harvest Bible Chapel my […]

19 Dec 18
THE SPORTS PAGE

Boys Forbes Road 40 Northern Bedford 39 Waterfall, Pa. – Northern Bedford’s last second shot fell short and into the hands of Matt Clippinger, allowing Forbes Road to hold on for a 40-39 victory.  NBC opened the game on an 11-2 run, but Forbes Road responded to take a 14-12 lead after the first period.  […]

19 Dec 18
Eva's portfolio

Theme: Poetry. Spring. Elements: Swallow. Water lily. Sakura.Woman figure. Idea: based on all the elements mentioned in the following poetry. Saying Good-bye to Cambridge Again: By: Xu Zhi mo Very quietly I take my leave As quietly as I came here; Quietly I wave good-byeTo the rosy clouds in the western sky. The golden willows […]

19 Dec 18
Regan Street

  REC:   “I at times stand outside, close my eyes and listen. Trying to understand if I have this voice in my head that tells me to act a certain way or do say things that I may regret. During that process from my brain to my mouth, I’ve come to the grave realization […]

19 Dec 18
BEZA NATURALS

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19 Dec 18
Marin Independent Journal
Five people were chosen Tuesday to represent the Sausalito Marin City School District in a meeting with the state Attorney General’s office, which found the district in violation of state anti-discrimination laws. The representatives were chosen after 2 1/2 hours of debate and a series of split votes at a meeting Friday. Interim Superintendent Terena Mares will join board members Debra Turner and Bonnie Hough and attorneys Lisa Mori of Oakland-based Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost  and Loren Soukup of Santa Rosa-based School and College Legal Services of California at the meeting with Deputy Attorney General Garrett Lindsey. Lindsey will be flying up from his office in Los Angeles to meet with the group privately at district offices inside Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City. The meeting is in response to Lindsey’s notice last week that the Attorney General’s office, after a two-year investigation, has found the district in violation of state anti-discrimination laws for operating Bayside MLK as a racially segregated school. “Following (Bayside MLK’s) establishment, the district has not provided critical education resources to students at the majority black Bayside MLK Academy comparable to those provided to students at the plurality white Willow Creek Academy (charter school in Sausalito),” Lindsey’s notice said. Lindsey, in his notice, requested the meeting so that he could lay out the steps the district needs to take to rectify the situation and come into compliance. “It’s just a very preliminary meeting,” said board president Ida Green, who said she was unable to attend due to a prior commitment and was designating Turner, board vice president, in her place. Despite the objections from numerous Willow Creek Academy supporters that the independent charter school should have a representative at the meeting Friday, Green — who declined to call for a vote on the matter — said she was selecting Hough as the second board representative at the meeting. “It’s just to get information on the next steps.” Hough, just elected to the board on Nov. 6, ran with Green on a platform advocating equity for Bayside MLK. Turner is also seen as generally supporting the Marin City school, although both she and Hough have stated they are devoted to the best outcomes for all the district’s students. As an independent charter school, Willow Creek, which has its own board of trustees, is authorized by the Sausalito Marin City district, but the district has no oversight or authority over it. “Just for the record, I’m dissenting,” said board member Caroline Van Alst, who, along with district board member Josh Barrow, are parents of Willow Creek students. Similarly, Willow Creek board president Kurt Weinsheimer asked in a letter to the district last week that “the AG and the district bring Willow Creek into the conversation so we can collaborate to meet our joint goal, well stated by the AG.: ‘to implement a lasting solution that ensures equitable education opportunities for all students in the district.'” The district board also voted 3-2 Tuesday to amend Mares’ contract so that she could attend the meeting. Mares, hired in July for the interim position after former Superintendent Will McCoy resigned, initially was recused in her contract from participating in the “pending investigation of the district by the Office of the California Attorney General.” Tuesday’s amendment, however, deleted her recusal, allowing her to participate in Friday’s meeting. Sausalito Mayor Joan Cox, one of about 25 people in the audience at Tuesday’s meeting, objected to Mares’ participation, saying it was a conflict of interest because Mares’ “boss” is Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools. Cox, who said she was not speaking for the city but as a private citizen who is also a municipal lawyer, said although she respected Mares, she thought Mares could have “divided loyalties.” Sausalito Mayor Joan Cox pic.twitter.com/E8WXlC9FF6 — Keri Brenner (@KeriWorks) December 19, 2018 Cox then read from last week’s Independent Journal article, in which Burke was quoted as saying, “This (AG’s) letter identifies, once and for all, the issues of segregation, as well as the excess resources that were allotted to Willow Creek Academy and confirms the accuracy of the FCMAT (2015 state Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team) report.” Cox said the “attorney general has made some preliminary findings that this board has acted improperly. If I were sending people to the Attorney General’s office to listen for solutions and to understand the best pathway forward, I would want somebody who was not interested in ratifying her bosses’ opinion that there are improprieties that need to be fixed. I’d be most interested in ensuring that the fewest possible penalties are asserted against the board and that the best possible remedial actions are undertaken.” But Mares, a Sausalito resident who is also Marin County Deputy Superintendent of Schools, took strong issue with the implication that she would be influenced by Burke in matters affecting the district. Mares was assigned to the district post by Burke; her contract retains a 25 percent time commitment with the county office, and 75 percent commitment to the district. Terena Mares, Interim Superintendent Sausalito Marin City School District. pic.twitter.com/R3JEQMK8XX — Keri Brenner (@KeriWorks) December 19, 2018 “Professionally, those of you have worked with me, my profession is something I take very seriously — but not as seriously as I take my own integrity,” she said. “It is the thing, next to my family, that I hold dearest. Mary Jane Burke is my employer — and that is a job. And it is only a job. Nothing comes in the way of my integrity.” Mares said she would “recuse herself on the spot” if she ever found that she was not able to perform her duties along those lines. “(My duty) has been to the children of this district,” she added. “And it will continue to serve the children — especially the kids who are most in need. Not exclusively, but especially. And there’s no one in this room who knows me who would say it was anything but that.” The board also voted 3 to 2 (2 were abstentions from Van Alst and Barrow) on whether to have both attorneys present at the meeting. Although Barrow had initially wanted Mori, whom he had worked with previously when he was board president, to be present, he and Van Alst said they would abstain after comments from Willow Creek board member Jeff Knowles regarding a potential conflict of interest with the district’s new attorney Soukup, who was hired by Mares in August. Knowles, a veteran litigator who said he has spent decades dealing with issues of conflict of interest on a daily basis, said that Soukup’s firm has been in the past affiliated with independent legal consultant Bob Henry, who has on occasion represented the Marin County Office of Education. Jeff Knowles, board member at Willow Creek Academy. pic.twitter.com/Q3E4I6vrMC — Keri Brenner (@KeriWorks) December 19, 2018 “There is almost certainly a conflict here,” Knowles said. “…With my background and knowledge, I think you may be inviting problems by bringing on this counsel.” Audience member Jamie Whittington of Sausalito, a longtime observer of the district’s struggles, said later that although the decisions Tuesday by the board seemed to favor Bayside MLK and to exclude Willow Creek, it might be a way to move forward. “It’s not about punishing Willow Creek, it’s about correcting mistakes that were made in the past,” she said.  
19 Dec 18
Chaitanya's Chants!

Published on December 17, 2018 by LinkedIn Editors (India) By Dipti Jain, Abhigyan Chand and Isabelle Roughol If 2018 left you breathless and exhausted, expect little break from action in 2019. That’s the one conclusion we could glean from the predictions of our soothsayers – corporate leaders, authors, journalists, and political commentators – for the next […]

19 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Betty Gabriel was born in Washington D.C. and raised in both Pittsburgh and Hyattsville, MD. After graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Pre-Vet, she moved to Chicago to become a modern dancer. She also studied acting. After years of performing as a dancer and an actor at reputable theaters such […]

19 Dec 18
WILLOW POETRY

A feast of musical fluttering wings In a cascade of the Willow tree Mourning Doves signal my coming To all above and below Releasing my burden A transformation To be the Self Willow tree Witness Me © Hélène Vaillant Your Daily Word Prompt

19 Dec 18
She Who Gathered Little

  Firstly, I should mention that these items were part of my first ever makeup haul earlier this fall. I am 23 years old, but had never had the desire to experiment with makeup past the occasional eyeliner until a few months ago. Makeup simply seemed a bit frivolous, very mysterious, and a little intimidating. […]

19 Dec 18
Cashbox Magazine Music Charts

TOP 50 ROCK AIRPLAY CHART 12-15-2018 # ARTIST SONG TITLE LABEL 1 IMAGINE DRAGONS NATURAL KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE 2 PANIC! AT THE DISCO HIGH HOPES FUELED BY RAMEN 3 BRING ME THE HORIZON MANTRA RCA 4 MUSE PRESSURE WARNER BROTHERS 5 DISTURBED ARE YOU READY REPRISE 6 GRETA VAN FLEET WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS LAVA/REPUBLIC 7 GHOST […]

19 Dec 18
Cashbox Magazine Music Charts

TOP 50 ADULT CONTEMPORARY AIRPLAY CHART 12-15-2018 # ARTIST SONG TITLE LABEL 1 PANIC! AT THE DISCO HIGH HOPES FUELED BY RAMEN 2 IMAGINE DRAGONS NATURAL KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE 3 MAROON 5 GIRLS LIKE YOU (FEAT. CARDI B) 222/INTERSCOPE 4 LUKAS GRAHAM LOVE SOMEONE WARNER BROTHERS 5 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER YOUNGBLOOD CAPITOL 6 DEAN LEWIS BE […]