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Shiva Rose
Shiva Rose is an actress, writer, mother, activist and curator of the lifestyle blog The Local Rose.

Entries by Shiva Rose

Why We Must Vote Yes on Prop 37

(23) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 4:48 PM

This month here in California, we will have a chance to know what is in our food supply. Prop 37 will require companies to label foods so we as consumers can know for certain if a product is organic or not. As a mother attempting to feed my children in...

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Rawesome Shutdown: The War on Food Freedom

(24) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 2:26 PM

"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson.

It always seemed preposterous to me that we have to continuously...

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(4) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 3:49 PM

2010 was a year of transitions for me. My divorce became final, I sold and moved from a beloved home of thirteen years, bought a fixer-upper, renovated it and moved again finally to the remodeled home. It was a year of tremendous upheavals and closing chapters. I had a film...

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Iran As We Knew It

(24) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 5:40 PM

Sodade is a word for which there is no meaning for in the English language. I first came upon it when I heard the beautiful song with that title sung by Cesario Evora. I remember walking into a store in Venice, California, maybe 16 years ago and instantly suppressing tears...

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Blood in the Streets

(3) Comments | Posted February 19, 2007 | 5:09 PM

The cement was cold and wet as I lay on it looking up at the clear blue sky. I could hear the cacophony of sounds permeating my psyche, as I tried not to shiver from the damp ground. The sounds were a helicopter circling above, the gorgeous timber of an...

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More at Stake

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2005 | 6:33 PM

Last Spring I went to an event for Environment California to become more aware and educated on the effects of our environment. I've always been an active contributor and assisted in little ways here and there, but this time I had more at stake. I was around five months...

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