Tag Archives: Ventura

#Craftcation – Sew Good

My wife sends out smartly wrapped packages to friends across the country, hosts family craft days, watches tons of crafting videos while tweeting or Facebooking with crafty friends and I even joined her on a crafting cruise a few years back. So it was no surprise when she decided to volunteer at this year’s Craftcation conference here in nearby Ventura. Continue reading

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Why I’m Against Library Privatization

Library Privatization Sucks
The Occupy movement has taught us a lot about the role of public spaces. In short, they are under attack. We saw this with the raiding of the Occupy LA encampment but also see this with the privatization of our public libraries. Continue reading

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Ventura County Activated Behind #OccupyVentura Movement

In July, I marched down Main Street in Ventura with my SEIU Local 721 brothers and sisters as part of the Ventura County Fair Parade. We chanted about good jobs for the economy and about economic fairness. Crickets. The message was still new. Blame overpaid executives and a system that only rewards the rich?

Fast forward to yesterday’s #OccupyVentura march and demonstrations and there was a very different scene. Children, young adults, and old activists where there with hand made signs in tow. Over one hundred strong, by my estimation. Continue reading

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Nancy Rodriguez from Q1047 in Santa Paula

Met the lovely and talented Nancy Rodriguez this morning at the Q1047 Rico and Mambo Show, live from McDonald’s in Santa Paula, CA. Nancy sends a big shoutout to all the buildyourfanbase.com readers and fans. She also gave the blog a great on air shoutout! Thank you Nancy! Continue reading

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