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Jonathan Farrell

Editor-at-Large based in San Francisco, CA, United States. Joined on Apr 15, 2009
Expertise in Government, Real estate & construction, Small business



Op-Ed: Spokane's Brambleberry Cottage, a respite from 21st century Special

Spokane - In this busy high-tech 21st century society it's hard to find time to relax with family and friends. Mother's Day this coming May 13, is perhaps an ideal opportunity to spend time just enjoying each other's company.

Op-Ed: Tea for Mom on Mothers' Day from Petaluma People Services Special

Petaluma - Whether it is said with a greeting card, a phone call or a dinner gathered in her honor, taking some time to express appreciation for the mom in one's life is important.

Op-Ed: Marin Society of Artists host sculpture exhibit celebration Special

San Rafael - With 49 Sculptors and 72 pieces of sculptured art on display, The Marin Society of Artists is very pleased to present in their venue the exhibit now showing to celebrate International Sculpture Day which is on April 24.

Op-Ed: Petaluma Peoples Services builds a Bounty to feed families Special

Petaluma - The recent rains and the coming of spring have revealed the bounty of fresh produce and nature’s abundance everywhere. Petaluma People Services Center is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Petaluma Bounty Plant Sale this Sunday, April 23.

Op-Ed: Yachting season celebrates its 100 Anniversary in San Francisco Special

San Francisco - This Sunday, April 23rd, to mark the occasion of the 100th Opening Day on the Bay, the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association will celebrate in grand style.

Op-Ed: Global Warming and a high school science teacher: voice of reason Special

While the current presidential administration in Washington, DC causes controversy with its executive directives on the subject of climate change, the debate continues at the grass roots level. This is evident in a high school science teacher's 2009 book.

Op-Ed: Spring is time for art in the San Francisco Bay Area Special

San Rafael - As spring blossoms out, the points of interest for art lovers in the San Francisco Bay area are abundant. Like the those 'April rain showers' that bring forth the flowers, like the rhyme says, is so true for the local artistic scene.

Op-Ed: Local Radio Personality reminisces of days before de-regulation Special

San Francisco - With the emergence of Sirius satellite radio, music channels on cable TV and now personalized radio via streaming Internet services, the days of traditional radio broadcasting are just about over.

Op-Ed: Russian Play reflects the universal even to today's audiences Special

Ross - Humor is sometimes the best defense in the most trying of times and this could be said of The Ross Valley Player's production of 'Way Out West' by San Rafael playwright Joel Eis, which will premiere this coming April 7.

Op-Ed: Latina playwright's work is compared to that of Steinbeck Special

Oakland - Playwright Lisa Ramirez brings to the Bay Area a deeply examined and richly textured work. It is one that speaks to our times. Yet as some critics point out, it also gives witness to the universal and the timeless.

Review: Harvard Law School professor tells real U.S. Constitution story Special

What is it about our U. S. Constitution that gets everyone so stirred up? It is among the most referred to documents in recent history. It is a secular document but it holds an almost religious sacredness to it.

Op-Ed: Mystery writer Simon Hall is excited about new book Special

Plymouth - Just about everyone enjoys a good mystery; the intrigue, the danger and of course, the end when it is solved. But the U.K's mystery writer Simon Hall believes that mysteries hold a special spot in English literature.

Op-Ed: Brazilian Capoeira seeks to help schools 'Get Empowered!' Special

Oakland - This past Sunday concluded the annual mega-celebration of Carnival in Sao Palo, Brazil. As ‘a last indulgence’ before the observance of Lent, Carnival is Brazil’s version of Mardi Gras.

Op-Ed: A Green Benefit District picks up were taxes fall short Special

San Francisco - In a place where the median price for an average middle-class home is close to or over $1 million, tax dollars are not able to cover the cost of basic things like maintenance and pot holes in the street.

Op-Ed: A local neighborhood band has a following at the pubs Special

San Francisco - With St. Paddy's Day soon to arrive, no doubt, bands will be performing at pubs, taverns and bars around the City. What better atmosphere for any band than to play at a pub on St. Patrick's Day.

Op-Ed: 'White Trash' book an unflinching look at American caste system Special

The term "white trash" conjures images of people in a backwater or of a broken life with no hope. Like any derogatory phrase to categorize people, "white trash" carries with it a mark of shame and dismissal. And, now a new book confronts it.

Op-Ed: To hear the life of Joan of Arc on audio is to be mesmerized Special

To say that Joan of Arc had much at stake is a pun but it also says that this historical figure followed her calling to a bitter and tragic end. Yet, her story is as inspiring today as it was when word got out that a young woman was aiming to save France.

Op-Ed: A Tree grows in San Francisco and so does division of neighbors Special

San Francisco - A 96-foot Redwood tree stands in the middle of a dispute between what one resident of San Francisco's Montclair Terrace wants to ensure as a legacy in memory to her late husband and what neighbors do not want; an obstruction of view from their windows.

Op-Ed: Ross theater director muses over local production of 'Bus Stop' Special

Ross - The idea of clearing out an old barn and putting on a show is not just something made up in movies like in the MGM Andy Hardy series with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. This is so in Ross Valley; less than a 30 minute drive from San Francisco.

Op-Ed: "1956" book tells of radical change in the air, not 'Happy Days' Special

When people here in the United States think of the 1950s they usually think of the music, the styles and the post-WWII prosperity that accompanied the 'Baby Boomer generation'
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