With Navy reservist Aaron Alexis, we’re hearing yet another story about someone who was “hearing voices” and slipped into homicidal depression before opening fire in a public… Read more “The Navy Yard shooter, and when pleas for mental health care are discounted”
Pleasant Hill to Discuss Preserving Historic and Cultural Resources
So, the Save the Pleasant Hill Dome campaign didn’t succeed in saving our wonderful Pleasant Hill Cinearts Dome movie theater. But the outcry and news we generated… Read more “Pleasant Hill to Discuss Preserving Historic and Cultural Resources”
Is Self-Forgiveness Possible?
For a story I’m working on, I recently had the opportunity to chat with a 65-year-old woman named Linda who had many years ago been a raging… Read more “Is Self-Forgiveness Possible?”
Walnut Creek: Central Contra Costa’s Protest Central
Once again, tumult in the outside world will come home to Walnut Creek Saturday in the form of a rally to protest U.S. military intervention in Syria.… Read more “Walnut Creek: Central Contra Costa’s Protest Central”
Economic recovery? Not according to an alarming increase in suicides
Earlier this month, some startling numbers regarding suicide in the United States came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of suicides has been… Read more “Economic recovery? Not according to an alarming increase in suicides”
Sadly, women do still die in childbirth in America
Claycord has reported some very sad news: that a 36-year-old Clayton Valley High graduate died earlier this week, 10 days after experiencing life-threatening complications while giving birth… Read more “Sadly, women do still die in childbirth in America”
Did marijuana psychosis kill Anthony Banta, Jr.?
Last week, I attended the Contra Costa County Coroner’s inquest into the death of Anthony Banta, Jr., the hairdresser who was shot and killed by Walnut Creek… Read more “Did marijuana psychosis kill Anthony Banta, Jr.?”
Don Draper in recovery? How would such a redemption story actually go down?
Mad Men fans familiar enough with the culture of alcoholism and recovery—if only from countless TV and movies that follow the familiar addiction story arc—agree that Don… Read more “Don Draper in recovery? How would such a redemption story actually go down?”
The Dome Effect: Pleasant Hill to consider enacting commission to manage historical and cultural resources
Critics of the effort to Save the Pleasant Hill Dome (shown here in photo by Nick Bever) enjoyed saying we were foolish trying to preserve this building,… Read more “The Dome Effect: Pleasant Hill to consider enacting commission to manage historical and cultural resources”
Is Abstinence Necessary for Recovery?
In Emeryville, there is something called the Alcohol Research Group, and it’s essentially a think tank, one of 18 centers around the country funded by the National Institute on Alcohol… Read more “Is Abstinence Necessary for Recovery?”