George Monbiot on Indonesian Fires, Guardian, 30th October 2015

… Governments ignore issues when the media ignores them. And the media ignores them because … well, there’s a question with a thousand answers, many of which involve power. But one reason is the complete failure of perspective in a de-skilled industry dominated by corporate press releases, photo ops and fashion shoots, where everyone seems … [Read more…]

Joaquin Captured !

Joaquin Captured ! The Alta of the 30th July publishes a dispatch received from Mariposa county, giving an account of the death of the robber Joaquin. We sincerely hope the report may prove true, and that the country is at length rid of the bloody villain. Here is the dispatch: “It has just been reported … [Read more…]


LOST— From the CAPITAL SALOON, on Se- cond street, on Wednesday morning, 1st inst, a yellow French CANARY BIRD. Whoever may have the same in possession, and will return it to Madame JOSEPHINE, at the Capital Saloon, will be liberally rewarded. Sacramento Daily Union, 2 August 1855  

a Rational Way

San Francisco Call, 25 February 1898. PARTNERS WANTED. WANTED— Lady partner, widow preferred, not over 35. with $3000, to take half interest in a circus now organizing to tour the State of California and Texas; no triflers. Address box 1294, Call office. ============== Amusements: SUNDAY— German Day; Vote for Popular Society; See the German Societies … [Read more…]

Sweet Bird

I read that Joni is seriously ill. I hope for the best. Sweet Bird by Joni Mitchell Out on some borderline Some mark of in between I lay down golden in time And woke up vanishing Sweet bird you are Briefer than a falling star All these vain promises on beauty jars Somewhere with your … [Read more…]

Daily Alta California, 3 August 1875

Simple Assault. John Haley, the jealous husband, who was as- saulted by William Lundberg with a flat-Iron, re- fused to prosecute the destroyer of his domestic felicity. But the latter was convicted on a charge of simple assault. ============================= Board of Supervisors. The order prohibiting theatrical performances after one o’clock a. m., and prohibiting the … [Read more…]