Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
|Photo of BLM protest May 2020. The chalk reads, "No lives matter till Black Lives Matter." Seen in the photo is Bruce Anderson, former Marinwood CSD Director and moderator for Lucas Valley/Marinwood NextDoor. Photo courtesy MarinIJ.com|
I was cancelled from Lucas Valley/Marinwood NextDoor today for the following post:
I disagree that there is a lot of overt racism in our community. I feel the racism exists in cultural insensitivity and laws meant to favor some over others. It is important to identify and discuss it as a community. So many have a good heart in this community and want fairness for all people. Let's make positive change.
The original post was about the policy to ban renting Marinwood Community Center community rooms to "outsiders" after several board members complained about "loud Mexican Music" and public safety incidents. Most of our rentals were to the Latino community for birthdays, weddings and quinceaneras. Similar celebrations like the "Art and Wine Festival" were left untouched. This is clearly a racist policy since it affects only one community. Many agree. Some people want to turn their back on institutional racism and censor those who dare speak about it.
write firstname.lastname@example.org to reinstate fair and respectful discussions WITHOUT CENSORSHIP.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Marinwood Park should improve facilities accessible for everyone. They have refused to improve the
accessibility at the Western Quietwood Path entrance despite a generous donation that would pay for the entire improvement.
We should be improving our parks, not destroying them.
Friday, April 15, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Save Marinwood Park's most lovely picnic area from destruction.
Tonight while I was walking my dogs I notice that crews are in the process of removing grills and picnic tables from Fireman's Picnic Area WITHOUT PUBLIC APPROVAL.
It is quite a shame. As many local residents know, this group picnic area is one of the most lovely spots in the North Bay. It is under a tall canopy of trees that keeps it pleasant year round. Miller Creek cools the air and many birds sing in the trees. It is the perfect place for an informal gathering or just to sit and enjoy nature.
Over the years, maintenance has been neglected and one grill had completely rusted through. Instead of maintaining and replacing the grills, the CSD has decided to decommission the area. They claim they need no input from the public. Neighbors disagree.
For years, hundreds of residents have used this areas for birthdays, block parties, weddings, and memorials. It is a cheerful place.
I ask you to be a Friend of Marinwood Park and save this lovely area from destruction. I ask you to write an email right now to tell them stop the removals.
email@example.com General Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org Rec and Parks Manager
and email@example.com (Friends of Marinwood/Lucas Valley)
A petition to save the Fireman's picnic area will be coming shortly. For now, please send your email to let the Marinwood CSD that you care about our park and our community quality of life.