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Historian Alexandra K Vicknair on Mineral King-Master’s Thesis: “Mindsets, Motivations, Mickey Mouse, and the Mountains: The Social, Political, and Intellectual Foundations of the Mineral King Controversy, 1965-1978.”

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Now a PhD candidate at Arizona State University continuing her focus on history of the American West, Alexandra K Vicknair got her MA in 2013 from CSUS. 




Vicknair's Masters Thesis was on Mineral King and the controversy with Walt Disney 
over proposed recreational use there.


Vicknair's thesis “ Mindsets, Motivations, Mickey Mouse, and the Mountains: The Social, Political, and Intellectual Foundations of the Mineral King Controversy, 1965-1978. It can be found here-
http://scholarworks.csustan.edu/bitstream/handle/011235813/265/VicknairA.spring2013thesis.pdf?sequence=1

CONCENTRATION: MEDITATION IN MOVEMENT & STILLNESS with Pauletta Chanco and Dina Hondrogen Memorial Day Monday, May 25

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CONCENTRATION: MEDITATION IN MOVEMENT & STILLNESS
with Pauletta Chanco and Dina Hondrogen

Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Offered on a Dana (donation) basis.

Come and spend the day exploring the fruits of the interconnected practices of yoga and meditation. 
Increased body awareness, concentration, and overall mindfulness are some of many benefits that come from incorporating both practices into one’s life. Yoga is meditation in action. Opening the body, using the breath and moving inward brings a stable and grounded mind that is less likely to chase after mental distractions. Join us to experience how yoga helps settle the mind into stillness for sitting meditation and how the two mechanisms for concentration complement one another. Contact Pauletta for more information at pauletta.chanco at .com.


Island Yoga
911 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
info@alamedaislandyoga.com
(510) 205-5003
www,islandyoga.com
http://alamedaislandyoga.com/


Son & Father : The Two Edgar Kaufmanns

Grace Stoops Kaufmann, wife of the famous owner of Fallingwater, Bear Run, second wife to Edgar Kaufmann, Sr. Far from dying at the Kaufmann's Richard Neutra Palm Springs home, Grace Stoops Kaufmann died in 1961, the victim of a heating pad fire. She was wheelchair bound with multiple schlerosis, according to the New York Times article, "Modern Gothic", dated September 23, 2001.http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/23/magazine/modern-gothic.html?pagewanted=4. Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. was living at the time. 

Stoops had signed a prenuptial agreement which she later contested because Kaufmann left the bulk of his estate to a foundation, though he provided for Edgar, Jr. Edgar, jr. (no mistake - he hated the Jr. part because Edgar, Jr. alternately despised his father and admired him). Edgar, Jr. donated Fallingwater to the Northern Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963, nearly ten years after his mother, 

Liliane, died of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills there at the estate. The two h…

“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015 Orland Art Center Gallery

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March
“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015
Six artists share the Gallery space this month with an exhibition of the
collected works from their monthly outdoor painting excursions. Each artist offers a very different and personal view of those Sunday sessions.

Carol Preble Miles
Thelma Safarik
Ann Pierce
Amber Palmer
Marilyn Walsh
Sally Dimas

Friday,  March 6     Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m
    Refreshments and live music.
    Young musician Melania Raygoza at our baby grand piano.
    Pop in Friday and meet the artists, or linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation and make an evening of it!

Orland Art Center Gallery
530-865-5920
732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857


Alameda Sangha This Sunday Feb 15th

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Please come and explore the 3rd and 5th aggregates with me this Sunday - Perception and Consciousness.

When perception services insight for us, mindfulness is present to balance the experience. Otherwise, delusion and conditioning come into play to create a lot of suffering for ourselves and others.

With the 5th aggregate, or consciousness, it is required in order to see and understand the other 4 aggregates.

Let's see what we can learn together from what Buddha has to offer us.

There will be ASL class at 6 pm.
Don't forget the chanting;
http://saranaloka.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/chanting-book-33.pdf
Hoping to see you all there,
with gratitude and metta for your practice,

Pauletta

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Alameda Sangha
Every Sunday, 7pm
@ Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda
Visit our Website: https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/
Visit our blog: http://alamedasanghablog.blogspot.com/

Orland Art Center Gallery March “A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015

March
“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015
Six artists share the Gallery space this month with an exhibition of the
collected works from their monthly outdoor painting excursions. Each artist offers a very different and personal view of those Sunday sessions.
    Friday,  March 6     Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m
    Refreshments and live music.
    Young musician Melania Raygoza at our baby grand piano.
    Pop in Friday and meet the artists, or linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation and make an evening of it!
Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 noon to 7 p.m.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orla

April
“The West: a Way of Life” April 3 - April 25, 2015
Nationally renowned Fine Art painter and sculptor Keith Christie uses
his unique …

Orland Art Center Gallery

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February
Telling Stories
February 6 - February 28, 2015

A variety of Fine Art Photography by members of the Tehama County Photo Club.

The show features juried selections from these
talented photographers, and each selection tells its own visual story.
Friday,  Feb  6     Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Sean Bostrom at our baby grand piano
during the entire reception.
Pop in Friday and meet the artists, or linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation
and make an evening of it!

Orland Art Center Gallery
530-865-5920
732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

March
“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015
Six artists share the Gallery space this month with an exhibition of the
collected works from their monthly outdoor painting excursions. Each artist offers a very d…

Telling Stories February 6 - February 28, 2015 at Orland Art Center Gallery

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Telling Stories
February 6 - February 28, 2015
A variety of Fine Art Photography by members of the Tehama County Photo Club.
The show features juried selections from these
talented photographers, and each selection tells its own visual story.


Friday,  Feb  6     Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Sean Bostrom at our baby grand piano
during the entire reception.
Pop in Friday and meet the artists, or linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation
and make an evening of it!



Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone:530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

Orland Art Center Gallery Exhibits 2915

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Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 noon to 7 p.m.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

The Orland Art Center occupies the first floor of the handsome three story Orland Laurel Masonic
Lodge building. Originally built in 1913, this historic building is located at 732 Fourth Street, in the heart of downtown Orland, California five minutes from the 1-5 freeway.
The spacious 2500 square foot gallery space features a beautifully carved ceiling, wonderful 12 foot high display walls, and stately columns that add to the Gallery's elegance. On a dais at one end of the Gallery, is a baby grand piano, which allows for fine live music during Artists'  Receptions and other Arts Commission events.

Monthly exhibits show Fine Art created …