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Readers say after they read about a performance that’s also a fund-raiser in the Prospector, and perhaps even attend it, they love to know afterward how much money was collected. If you are organizing one, please consider sending us an e-mail after it’s over and letting us know this.

Some folks consider the outdoors the best kind of entertainment. Take going on a Nevada County Land Trust trek, for example, to Table Mountain in Oroville last weekend. Gorgeous day, knowledgeable wildflower experts to tell us about the carpets of colorful flowers (the fragrance of which was an added bonus), fun fellow trekers, and a nice little workout to boot. Call the Land Trust at 272-5994 for this season’s trek schedule.

Taking up the challenge, I’m taking my own advice and am reviewing a DVD, Volume 2 of the 2004 Squaw Valley Summer Writing Workshop. In it, author Janet Fitch (of “White Oleander” fame) gives tips on writing a novel. I found it quite useful because she gave a straight-forward laundry list of what to be aware of. In other words, it was content rich, not just a bunch of personal stories that don’t translate well to your experience. If interested in more information, contact Jan Fishler (, or 477-2274).

Have you seen “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” at the Del Oro yet? Lots of good things about it: fabulous scenes of San Francisco, a fellow (Mark Bittner) who is devoted to the birds and not afraid to show it, pretty (noisy) parrots who Bittner wonderfully anthropomorphizes about. A good movie to see.

If you wish to receive our guidelines for Prospector press releases, send me an e-mail or call. A well-done press release is a thing of beauty, and it makes editors awfully happy.

– Pam Jung,


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