Monthly Archives: August 2014

Run . . don’t walk to see Documentary ‘ALIVE INSIDE’


Run . . don’t walk to see the brilliant Documentary ‘ALIVE INSIDE’ now playing at Camera 7 Pruneyard in Campbell. As dementia continues to affect millions of elderly Americans, this astonishing documentary reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has already transformed lives.

Spearheaded by social worker Dan Cohen and captured on camera over the course of three years by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett, we learn that songs from a patient’s past can awaken memories and emotions that have been asleep for years, sometimes decades. Continue reading

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Dangers of 3rd fogging in Sunnyvale Aug 19


No Toxins for Children Courtesy Arlene Goetze

Sunnyvale will be fogged for the 3rd time next Tues. Aug 19 starting at 11 pm.  Area is Mathilda to #85, Central to Remington.

The notice came on the doorknob Friday afternoon that states ‘there is no significant risk to our families.  No precautions for pregnant women.  Just wash your garden fruits and garden veggies.  Pesticide won’t affect car paints or other painted surfaces.  Close your windows and turn off air conditioning.”

Five people spoke against the fogging at the Aug 12 city council meeting. I spoke how my right eye has been watering and weeping since the first fogging June 2 and I have an unexplained cough. Continue reading

Sunnyvale Council Members air out differences, but little agreement on meeting protocol


By Alia Wilson

“First of all, the mayor is chosen by him voting for himself and three other people; there’s no magic sanctity or wisdom imparted through that mechanism,” Pat Meyering said. “The statement that no one is given authority except by the majority is completely false and inconsistent with a couple hundred years of American democracy,” Meyering added.

Pat Meyering cited one occasion where a council member made a motion to cut off debate, thus cutting off Meyering, and the motion was immediately seconded and unanimously approved. “These vague phrases of having a smooth meeting don’t give anybody the right, even if it’s a 6-1 vote, to cut off the minority,” Meyering said. “This is a bizarre discussion where we’re talking about the majority can do this, the majority can do that. The majority is limited.”

CLICK HERE for the full San Jose Mercury News article.