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At Sutter Health’s Novato Community Hospital,
we’ve added prominent bay area orthopedic
physicians to our growing program. Along with
anesthesiologists who specialize in your personal
pain management, you’ll receive a whole team of
physical therapists, orthopedic nurses and case
managers – partnering with you through your
hospital stay and home recovery. Expert care every
step of the way, it’s just another way we plus you.
Bone and joint care,
now more experts in Marin.
communism had not brought it close to what
he’d experienced in the states. Back in Moscow,
he appeared before the Communist Party’s
Central Committee, and Gorbachev introduced him by saying, “We understand you have
fallen in love with America,” to which Yeltsin
replied, “Comrades, it’s not about America, it
is about communism. So I have this to say to
you today: I renounce the Communist Party.
I quit!” Two years later, when the putsch happened and Yeltsin stood on the tank, the Soviet
army stood down. Many believe that without
his coming to America, this wouldn’t have happened. It goes to show that little guys like us
can make a difference.
In addition to the considerable serious work
done at Esalen, during the institute’s early years
didn’t some rather raucous music festivals take
place? Yes, indeed. During the 1960s, Joan Baez
was living out there and Esalen hosted five of her
famous Folk Festivals. In addition to drawing
thousands of local people to Esalen, these festivals, over the years, attracted people like George
Harrison and Ringo Starr, Ravi Shankar, Ali
Akbar Khan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Lily
Tomlin, Mama Cass, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie,
Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, David Crosby, the
Chambers Brothers and others. Now, not all
of them, like George Harrison and Ringo, performed, but they certainly joined in the fun.
And, believe me, it was fun. Once these festivals were over, it took us nearly two months to
clean up the place. M
George Harrison and
Ravi Shankar at Esalen.