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Petition to Remove Flavored Milk from the LAUSD

Please take a moment to click on the link below and sign a digital petition to remove flavored milk from the LAUSD. High fructose corn syrup is detriment to developing bodies and minds and plays a huge roll in early onset childhood obesity.

Get Flavored Milk Out of the LAUSD

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Protest cuts to Education and Social Services!

When and Where:

Tomorrow! October 7th (2:30 pm) at Los Angeles Unified School District Headquarters (330 S. Beaudry Ave, Los Angeles, CA).

Bring your picket signs and noise makers for the October 7th Nationwide Strike and Day of Action to protest budget cuts to Education and Social Services! Join others to stand up and fight for:

– Free, quality education for all.
– Tax corporations and the wealthy to fund social services.
– Reinstate laid off and furloughed workers.
– Full legalization for all.

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An Interesting Op-Ed on the Locavore Movement in the NY Times

This is an interesting Op-Ed from the New York Times (8.20.10) that discusses common misconceptions within the Locavore movement. Please take a minute to read it, and let us know what you think. Does the author make a convincing argument about energy waste / consumption or is he trying to make us complacent?

Math Lessons for Locavores by Stephen Budiansky

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Join the team!

Black Valley Films is hiring!

Here’s our job description:

Academy Award nominated filmmaker looking for Office Manager/Personal Assistant for independent film production company based in Los Angeles (Silver Lake area).

Duties in this position include marketing and PR of the films, scheduling educational and festival screenings, coordinating home use and educational DVD sales, managing website, and general office tasks such as faxing, copying, mailing  scanning, and personal errands. Manager will work closely with filmmaker and oversee office intern(s). Knowledge of Mac computers, Microsoft Word, and Excel a must.  Knowledge of WordPress, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro and Final Cut Pro a bonus.

Would appreciate candidates especially interested in DIY production and distribution of films. Possibility of collaborating with the filmmaker on future projects.

Flexible hours (3 to 4 days a week).  $10-14/hr with possibility of sales commission. Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to and CC Subject should read: BVF Job Application.

Thanks so much, and good luck!

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A friend of mine game me this

The following was sent to me by
Professor Mark Freeman, School of Theatre, Television, and Film
San Diego State University

In too many places in the world, documentary filmmakers are imprisoned for their work.

Dhondup Wangchen is a Tibetan filmmaker recently sentenced to 6 years for subversion in China. Amnesty International fears that he is being tortured.

Wangchen’s 25-minute documentary, Leaving Fear Behind (, shows Tibetans in the Amdo region expressing their views on the Dalai Lama, the Beijing Olympics and Chinese legislation.

I’m hoping that you will consider signing the petition below and urging others to do so as well.

Reporters without Borders

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