Monthly Archives: November 2007
Nov 22 2007
Obituary: Eileen Bay Caballero

I am sadened to report that my Aunt Eileen Caballero passed away recently. She will be missed dearly.

I remember going up to visit them and go on trips down the Oregon Coast, which is so beautiful to see.

This is the Obituary from the Daily Astorian. The local paper of Astoria, Oregon where her and my Uncle Felix Caballero reside.

Obituaries: Eileen Bay Caballero
Astoria resident, 71
Eileen Bay Caballero, 71, of Astoria, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in Astoria.

She was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Clatskanie, to Arnold and Hilja (Mustonen) Bay. Her parents preceded her in death.

Mrs. Caballero graduated from Knappa High School and attended beauty school in Portland. She moved to Southern California, where she worked as a hairdresser.

In February 1969, she married Felix Caballero in California. He survives, residing in Astoria. In 1971, the couple moved to Astoria.

Mrs. Caballero worked as a waitress at the Happy Inn and at local convenience stores. She was also co-owner of Bays Upholstery.

Mrs. Caballero attended the Bay View Baptist Church in Astoria and was a member of the Finnish Brotherhood Lodge.

Family members said she loved animals, especially Boston terrier bulldogs.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Jeanne Fluhrer of Clatskanie; two brothers, Richard Bay of La Center, Wash., and Glen Bay of Minneapolis; and an aunt, Mildred Anderson of Knappa.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Knappa Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice, in care of Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

Nov 21 2007
Green Glam – how to use various fruits and vegetables for skin care

Gayle Anderson was live at the Artloris Eco-Salon, Los Angeles’ FIRST eco-salon. Artur Zhamgaryan, founder of Artloris Eco-Salon, transformed his salon from conventional salon to environmentally focused salon in March of 2007. His team of celebrity stylists trained by the prestigious Legendary Beauty Expert Vidal Sassoon, are not only extraordinary hair stylists and makeup artists, but are making a difference by making eco-conscious choices in hair care, makeup and color lines.

Every other Friday, the salon features something called GREEN GLAMOUR FRIDAYS, where customers can enjoy the following NON-TOXIC salon services:

Wash and Blow Out
Men’s Trim
Ladies Style
Makeup or Brows
Mini Pedicures
Mini Massage

ArtLoris Eco-Salon
12606 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City (Across from the STAPLES STORE)

Gayle also took a look at GREEN MANICURES AND PEDICURES. Those services were provided by Kristi Marie Jones (Narayan) Licensed Pedicurist.

Kristi Marie Jones/Narayan has been healing the soles of people for over 25 years . She has soaked, scrubbed and buttered feet from homeless shelters to the hills of Hollywood. Her work has appeared on the pages of Vogue Magazine to the screens of music videos & many red carpet events.

After completing Teachers Training in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at Golden Bridge, Narayan searched for a way to bring both aspects of her life together & a way to reach more people than the hand full of clients she can see a day. Narayans passion for Yoga most specifically the Mantras along with her knowledge of natural ingredients & the ability they both have to heal the mind body & sole, lead her to create NARAYAN sacred healing beauty 100% natural, Organic when possible Mantra Infused, Sole Food products.

Kristi Marie Jones/Narayan
Amrit Davaa Wellness Center, Inc. at Golden Bridge
6322 De Longpre Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

On the subject of non-toxic cosmetics, according the the Safe website, toys made in China are not the only products laced with dangerous heavy metals: lipstick manufactured in the United States and used daily by millions of American women also contains surprisingly high levels of lead, according to new product tests released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The lead tests were conducted by an independent laboratory over the month of September on red lipsticks bought in Boston, Hartford, Conn., San Francisco and Minneapolis.

Top findings include:
*More than half of 33 brand-name lipsticks tested (61 percent) contained detectable levels of lead, with levels ranging from 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million (ppm). None of these lipsticks listed lead as an ingredient.
*One-third of the tested lipsticks exceeded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 0.1 ppm limit for lead in candy – a standard established to protect children from directly ingesting lead. Lipstick products, like candy, are directly ingested into the body. Nevertheless, the FDA has not set a limit for lead in lipstick, which fits with the disturbing absence of FDA regulatory oversight and enforcement capacity for the $50 billion personal care products industry.
*The good news is that the tests show it is possible to make lipstick without lead: 39 percent of lipsticks tested had no detectable levels of lead, and cost doesn’t seem to be a factor. Some less expensive brands such as Revlon ($7.49) had no detectable levels of lead, while the more expensive Dior Addict brand ($24.50) had higher levels than some other brands.
*Among the top brands testing positive for lead were: -L’Oreal Colour Riche “True Red” – 0.65 ppm -L’Oreal Colour Riche “Classic Wine” – 0.58 ppm -Cover Girl Incredifull Lipcolor “Maximum Red” – 0.56 ppm -Dior Addict “Positive Red” – 0.21 ppm

Lead is a proven neurotoxin that can cause learning, language and behavioral problems such as lowered IQ, reduced school performance and increased aggression. Pregnant women and young children are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure. Lead easily crosses the placenta and enters the fetal brain where it can interfere with normal development. Lead has also been linked to infertility and miscarriage.

“Lead builds up in the body over time and lead-containing lipstick applied several times a day, every day, can add up to significant exposure levels. The latest studies show there is no safe level of lead exposure,” said Mark Mitchell, M.D., MPH, president, Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice.

To learn more about so-called SAFE COSMETICS, visit the following websites:

Nov 21 2007
Fresh Vegies Gift Idea

I read about this in the December 2007 issue of Money.

You can select from over 1600 farms and pickup the freshest produce.

Anna Lappe who co-authored the book “Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen”

The site is

Cost is 350-500 for 20 weeks of produce.

This sounds like a very good deal. Comes out to 25 per week for produce for your your family.

It’s work checking it out.

Let me know what you find out.

Victor Caballero

Nov 20 2007
Firefox + Google Toolbar Download

If you haven’t downloaded the Firefox and Google Toolbar, now is a good time to try it out.

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Especially with all the problems we hear about with Internet Explorer. Make sure to do an update to Firefox after you install. There’s a new version coming…. Version 3 is available as a developer release, not meant for general consumers.

Nov 19 2007
Wake up Services

Couple of services to check out that offer wake up/alarm type services.








Nov 19 2007
RentACoder Service
Nov 19 2007
Top 3 sites

DSNews list some interesting sites this month. – offers borrowers’ rescue by simplifying the information they receive in their federal disclosures to help them understand complex loan terms and so they can choose the right mortgage loan. – A new mobile option for creating advertisements with distribution to GoogleBase, Oodle, Lycos, and many more. Users can log into their account anytime and modify, ehance, or add their advertisement. – Now you can streamline the real estate process. BidSelect has supported the sale of more than 48,000 propertoes and achieved a listing average of 30 days on market with six offers per property.

Some good sites to check out.

Nov 17 2007
Digestion Tips

I’m watching a KOCE special on digestion and they mention some interesting items.

One tip is to have a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar when you experience indegistion.

It’s all about how to assist the digestion process and prevent disease.

Taking digestive enzymes with your food.

Another item is to talk hydrochloric acid supplements to aid the digestion process.

I have also found that eating slowly is a good thing. People in this country eat way too fast.

Some items that affect food digestion as well:
Inadequate Chewing
Food sensitivities

Bacteria – good bacteria, acidopolphis, symbiotic, helps you digest and absorb food.

Nov 16 2007
Bob Dylan at Skirball Cultural Center
Nov 16 2007
Fender Bass Bash 2007

For the past two days(Nov 14 and 15, 2007) Fender has been holding the Fender Bass Bash at CenterStaging in Burbank, CA. The event drew some of the best bass players around to try out some new gear being released.

Video and photos of the event should follow soon.


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