Join the Christmas Bird Count in the Alameda Creek Watershed on December 14

Join the Alameda Creek Alliance and Ohlone Audubon Society for the 4th annual Eastern Alameda County Christmas Bird Count.

The bird count is an annual volunteer-based bird survey effort to assess long-term trends in winter bird populations and promote bird conservation. The 15 mile radius count circle is in the vicinity of the towns of Sunol, Pleasanton and Livermore, and includes five East Bay Regional Parks, significant SFPUC watershed lands, and exciting East Bay birding hotspots such as lower Mines Road, Sunol Wilderness, Calaveras Reservoir, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and Springtown Preserve. Birders and volunteers with any level of experience can participate in the Christmas Bird Count.

Please contact Rich Cimino (yellowbilledtours@gmail.com) for more information.


fan of this tune & stoked to hear it re-worked a bit.


doctors gave my grampa 6 months. one last vote. "none but the rain" by t. van zandt



Be Impeccable With Your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don't Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

Don't Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

brian has been reading this and passed along the above advice.


wednesday’s debate will begin at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT. more information: here