Bay Area Vegetarians
Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting
Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting   

Share your compassion for animals, make the world a kinder place, meet new people, get out more, make time for fun, try new vegan foods -- any of those are good reasons to Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting with us!

Every month, you'll have an opportunity to put your compassion in action and leaflet. Then, we all relax and celebrate our success over a delicious vegan meal at one of San Francisco's vegetarian restaurants.

No previous experience is necessary; we have had someone new joining us every month, as well as many returning volunteers, too.

You can read more details about the amazing volunteers and public reaction in our news blog entries for January and February. Bottom line: over 2,550 leaflets distributed.

Our next leafleting & dining event is Saturday, March 15th. If you have a folding shopping cart you can donate or loan, please let us know!

We are also looking for volunteers to revitalize our Bay Area Veg team in the Adopt-a-College program, too. We distributed
3,402 leaflets in Spring 2007. Make the pledge -- leaflet at a local college for just once a month. It can make a huge difference, and it all counts.


Humane California
Humane California   

Here's an update since we first announced this last October: Californians for Humane Farms volunteers all over the state have gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures already, by asking their family and friends or by going out publicly to gather signatures at busy locations, but 90,000 signatures are still needed, with only days left.

Your chance to be part of this fantastic opportunity to help millions of animals is almost over. To sign up to gather signatures, please go to You can also call the office at 415-772-0952 or email for more information.

Petitions are due into the office by February 22 to qualify this initiative for the November 2008 ballot. Signatures can also be collected during the weekend of Feb. 23 and 24, but they must be hand-delivered to your nearest Humane California office on Monday, Feb. 25. Any signatures turned in after this date will be considered invalid.

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Blog Migration
Blog Migration   

We've changed our blog software. So, heads-up! If you have it bookmarked, link to our blogs on your website, access them through RSS feeds, google reader, etc., please note that there are some changes in the blog categories. You may find there are some differences if you've linked to specific blog posts or subscribed to RSS feeds.

You can find them all at:

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Ultimate Guide Updates
Top Ten Ultimate Guide Restaurants   

Wild Greens - what a great name for a veg restaurant - opened in Petaluma, while Vital Ital Calabash and sister restaurant Ital Calabash in Berkeley and Oakland are reportedly closed (phone numbers are disconnected and no longer in service). Gillyflower Vegetarian in Sunnyvale also shut down.

For more details on the above, and regular updates, check out our Guide News blog

Now available for ordering the Winter 2008 Vegetarian Bay Area: The Ultimate Guide.

With 1,335 reviews in the Ultimate Guide, these vegetarian restaurants are ranked the best. Have a Say -- voice your opinion with an Ultimate Guide review.

How to review a restaurant in the Ultimate Guide

Top Ten Vegetarian Restaurants

1) Pizza Plaza, Oakland - 4.52
2) Cha-Ya, Berkeley - 4.5
3) Vegetarian House, San Jose - 4.5
4) Garden Fresh, Mtn View - 4.48
5) Good Karma, San Jose - 4.38
6) Tofoo Com Chay, San Jose - 4.29
7) Millennium, SF - 4.22
8) Manzanita Restaurant - 4.16
9) New World Vegetarian - 4.14
10) Herbivore, SF (Divisadero) - 4.12 new


Heart Smart Cooking
Heart Smart Cooking   

About this time last year I was busy cooking fussy meals for a local hunk. They did OK—I mean, he didn’t run away or anything–but it was a pot of simple minestrone that finally made him mine (and cherry pie).

Here are two rich and delicious soups that are easy as pie, great on cold winter nights, yet slightly “special” for a romantic evening, and the pie, too.

Heart Smart Cooking


Event Calendar
Event Calendar   

02/15 Adopt a College Leafleting - SF State University Add event to your local calendar
02/17 Activist Writers Salon - SF
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02/19 Letter Writing Party & Dinner - Berkeley Add event to your local calendar
02/21 Fragrance Land Dinner - Cupertino Add event to your local calendar
02/24 KFC Cruelty Protest (date/location change) - SF Add event to your local calendar
02/27 Garden Fresh Vegan Dinner - Mountain View Add event to your local calendar
02/28 Vegan Food & Fellowship Dinner - San Rafael Add event to your local calendar
02/29 Veganauts: Leap Year Mission - SF Add event to your local calendar

03/01 KFC Cruelty Protest - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
03/02 Food For Thought: Making Burros Fly: Cleveland Amory, Animal Rescue Pioneer - Mountain View Add event to your local calendar
03/04 Adopt-a-College Leafleting - Academy of Art University, SF Add event to your local calendar
03/08 Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary Work Event - Stockton Add event to your local calendar
03/15 Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting & Lunch - SF Add event to your local calendar
03/16 Vegan Book Club Discussion: Half a Yellow Sun - SF Add event to your local calendar
03/16 KFC Cruelty Protest - SF Add event to your local calendar

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For latest news and events for Bay Area Vegetarians, check out the News Blog and Event Calendar. We don't always announce it, but event photos are added periodically to the gallery, too.


February 2008
In This Issue:
Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting
Humane California
Blog Migration
Ultimate Guide Updates
Heart Smart Cooking
Event Calendar

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