Friday, September 24, 2010

Blog #55 - Body and Soul Festival, Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fairfax Body and Soul is a festival for the whole person, whole family and whole community. Nourish your Body & Soul, under the shade of the redwoods in beautiful downtown Peri Park, with experiences, flavors, workshops and demonstrations representing the leading edge of health, wellness, organics & sustainability.

* Live Music * Health & Healing * Kidville Fun * Free Outdoor Classes * Speakers * Culinary Demos * Organic Food * Holistic Products *

Don't miss:

Sacred Music & Yoga taught under the redwoods at mainstage by Sienna Smith of Yoga Mountain accompanied by Todd Boston (As seen at Earthdance & Wanderlust festivals & heard on NPR)

Solstice: A female vocal ensemble, the national top three award-winning acapella sensation on center stage

Fairfax All-Stars including members of Tom Finch Group and Big Brother and the Holding Company will close the day with an outdoor dance party!

Jim Talley of Tres Mojo as seen with Vinyl, Franti and Kimock

Liz Stires (Jerry Garcia Band, Huey Lewis) & a Kettle of Fish

AND internationally-known comedian Swami Beyondananda & Steve Bhaerman
co-author (with Bruce Lipton) of Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future
(and a Way to Get There from Here)

For more information visit the official website for the Body and Soul Festival at:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blog #54 - Smart Meter Community Meeting #2 - September 29, 2010

The Town and PG&E are holding a second community meeting on September 29th to address the questions and concerns raised by residents at the first meeting on September 15th. This second meeting will address the following topics:

Installation Process and procedure

RF/Health Concerns

A third meeting tentatively scheduled for October 13th will address security, billing accuracy, and other issues. Please see agenda below for the second meeting on September 29th.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blog #53 - The 3/50 Project - Save Your Local Economy

The 3/50 Project is designed to save the bricks and mortars our nation is built on through purchasing goods and services locally.

3 Think about which three independently owned businesses you would miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.

50 If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.* Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

68 For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.

1 The number of people it takes to start a

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.

Visit the

*Employment statistics courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from February 2009

Monday, September 13, 2010

Blog #52 - Moratorium on Deployment of Smart Meters and a No Smart Meter Zone

On August 4, 2010, the Town Council passed an urgency ordinance placing a one year moratorium on the deployment of smart meters in Fairfax. Town residents and businesses should not be receiving any smart meters during the moratorium as PG&E pledged at the August 4th Town Council meeting to honor the moratorium.

However, some residents have informed the Town that PG&E has installed smart meters or is planning to stay on their deployment schedule for this area. Old meters that no longer are operable will be replaced by a digital meter that at a future date with the proper wireless device attached to the meter and wireless antennas on utility poles activated can then become an operating smart meter.

At the current time PG&E is replacing very old copper gas lines with new plastic gas lines throughout Fairfax. PG&E workers are replacing the gas lines.

If you are a resident in Fairfax who does not want a smart meter installed for any reason you can get information about the smart meter and a sign you can post on your house from the following website:

You can also get information about smart meters and utility companies from the following site:, for a utility reform group’s point of view.

The fist of two community meetings with PG&E will begin this Wednesday, September 15th at 7 PM at the Women's Club. The first meeting will be a listening session. See agenda below:

Friday, September 10, 2010


Congratulations to all of the top 20 sales tax generators for the first quarter of 2010!!

The Top 10 in alphabetical order are:

Deer Park Villa
Delano IGA Market
Fairfax Lumber
Ferraro Service Stations
Good Earth Natural Foods
The Graphic Source
Iron Springs Pub and Brewery
Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana
7-11 Food Stores
Sunshine Bicycle Center

11-20 Sales Tax Generators

Don's Market
Fairfax Cyclery
Fradelizio's Ristorante
Ghringhelli's Pizzeria
Jennifer Robin Interiors
M&G Burgers and Beverages
19 Broadway
Pancho Villas
Peri's Silver Dollar Bar

The exact order is confidential information and thus they are presented in alphabetical order.

Congratulations to all 20 businesses for making Fairfax the great place to live, shop, dine, recreate and be entertained. The Town receives about 14% of all sales tax revenue collected in Fairfax.

Please support local businesses and the Town by shopping locally!!!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Blog #50 - Smart Meter Community Meeting -September 15, 2010

The Town of Fairfax, in cooperation with PG&E officials will be holding a “Listening Session” on September 15, 2010. The purpose of the “Listening Session” is for PG&E officials to hear from the public any questions or concerns regarding the Smart Meter program. This meeting will be a “Listening Session” only.

A second meeting will be held in late September. Questions or concerns from the “Listening Session” will be answered by PG&E officials. Any requested information from the public that can be provided will be available at the second meeting.

Members of the community will have three minutes to speak and five minutes if representing a group.

The “Listening Session” meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the Women’s Club on 46 Park Road in Fairfax.

The "Listening Session" is being held to address concerns from residents about the possible negative health effects of EMF exposure, the inaccuracies of some of the smart meters, and issues surrounding the sharing of data with other businesses, and the concern over the security of the data and making sure that it does not get into the wrong hands.

Mayor Lew Tremaine commented “I am looking forward to the “Listening Session” as a way to lay out all the possible questions and concerns the community may have regarding the Smart Meter program".