Archive for August, 2005

KFC Cruelty Protests Updates

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

Three Updates about KFC Cruelty protests in the Bay Area

1) Palo Alto
Candace has been organizing monthly protest at Palo Alto KFC on El Camino … recently this store closed! Hey, what a wonderful coincidence! So, Candace is checking out the other Palo Alto or Mtn View KFC locations (sadly there is not a shortage to choose from!). If anyone has any input/preference, now’s a good time to speak up. (i.e. Would you attend on a more regular basis at one location or the other)

Update: Candace has moved the KFC Cruelty protest to the remaining Palo Alto location

2) Mill Valley/Marin

Val wrote: “Hi All, I’m suspending the Mill Valley KFC demos until further notice. If anyone would like to host them, or hold one in a different location, you are more than welcome to all the signs and lit that I have. ” Any takers? Please contact us.

Update: Thank you to Hannah and her activist son for taking over the responsibility for this protest. It’s now happening the 1st Friday at 5 pm in San Rafael.

3) San Jose

There is a KFC on Santa Clara Street just a few MINUTES walk three wonderful veggie places – Vegetarian House, Tofoo Com Chay, and Good Karma. The last two are small vegan restaurants (Good Karma has limited seating inside, Tofoo Com Chay is more for take-out), and perfect to grab a yummy $2 vegan sandwich. Yes, $2 !

Ideal spot for someone to organize a KFC cruelty protest and then lunch after. Anyone want to do this on a monthly basis? I know Carol and Mike and crew are doing South Bay KFCs on a rotating basis, but this one just seems a good spot for a monthly protest (yes, I like protests and then socializing a bit after).

Restaurant Info: Good Karma |
Tofoo Com Chay

Any takers? Please contact us!

BAVeg in the Chronicle – again!

Friday, August 12th, 2005

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who contacted the Chronicle when the story about Bay Area Vegetarians appeared last week. Because of your support and interest, it’s running AGAIN!!! If you live in San Francisco or the North Bay, it’s in the “FRIDAY” section of today’s paper . Or you can find it online at:

SF version

North Bay version

Please, please write a supportive and pleasant THANK YOU to the Chron for this wonderful support of our veg message and pro-veg story. Please remember to sign your email & include your city, too. Please also suggest other pro-veg stories that they may want to include.

It’s best to e-mail comments about the sf story to:

and the north bay version to

Or you can also try a letter to the editor:

The Chronicle advises limiting your letters to 200 or fewer words … shorter letters have a better chance of being selected for publication.

Thank you!
Tammy & Chris

NEW Bay Area Veg Food Finder

Friday, August 5th, 2005

Announcing the new Veg Food Finder – based on our local San Francisco Bay Area Veg Guide.

Enter a starting address and a search radius, and the Veg Food Finder will present a list of restaurant and food store choices, all easily marked on a Google map.

Bay Area Veg Food Finder

Current guide database has almost 400 businesses/restaurants and 600 reviews.

Give it a go and let us know what you think

BAVeg in the SF Chronicle

Friday, August 5th, 2005

The story about Bay Area Vegetarians is in today’s “Friday” section of the SF Chronicle. It was interesting to see how much information and know how many people talked to the writer (Matt) and how it was actually distilled into the article presented. And, originally, we were also told it’d be in all the regional editions of the Chron but it looks like it may only in the Peninsula edition. Still, it’s excellent coverage for vegetarianism, and for our efforts to educate about factory farming. If you do see it in other editions please let us know.

So, if you like this type of PRO-veg coverage in the paper, reading about Bay Area Veg and other organizations, or are just tired of writing against anti-veg articles, please write a short, positive note to the Chron and thank them for the coverage and let them know you’d like see more stories of this ilk! Maybe even give them suggestions for future news stories. Let’s help create the news we’d like to see, instead of always reacting to it.

The editor of the “Friday” section where our story appeared can be reached at, and it’s probably a good idea to include your name and city.

The Chronicle also takes letters at and advises, “Please limit your letters to 200 or fewer words … shorter letters have a better chance of being selected for publication.”

Since the article only mentioned a few of the folks who volunteer every month for Bay Area Vegetarians, we want to make sure folks realize that we value everyone’s contributions towards our collective efforts to promote vegetarianism in the Bay Area.

We especially appreciate our volunteers who host or organize events and activities every month: Bob, Thea, Sean, Candace & Nancy, Alicia, Matthew, Sara, Robin, Val, Carol, Sarah. And, a couple of these folks, like Thea, Candace, and Sara organize more than one event a month for the group and community at large.

You can find more about upcoming events on our website, just go to the events section

And please please try to make it to one of the KFC Cruelty protests happening this Saturday. We especially need help at the Pacifica one since it’s high visibility but recently rather low protester turnout.

Hope to see y’all on Saturday!


Chris & Tammy

BAV Newsletter – August 2005

Monday, August 1st, 2005

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