Alibi V.20 No.31 • Aug 4-10, 2011 
Midwives Melanie Yanke (left) and Abigail Lanin Eaves run Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center in the North Valley.

News Profile

Where Babies Come From

Midwife-run nonprofit births alternative for expectant mothers

Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center sits on a lush plot of land in the North Valley, set back from the road and abutted by agricultural plots. The sprawling center seems about as un-hospital-like as Abigail Lanin Eaves could make it.

Council Watch

Bring in the Feds

A jam-packed Council report with: APD, Darren White, electronic signs, car boots, Target and chile ristras

Answer Me This

What do you know about last week?
The canyon
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

A Damn Grand Canyon

And Flagstaff, where the craft brew flows freely

Our travel writer escapes New Mexico’s flames and hits up Flagstaff, Ariz., where the craft brew flows freely. Then she takes in the majesty of the Grand Canyon.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
Image via Pixabay

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Kick 'Em When They're Down

Women's Self Defense Workshop

Being a woman is super easy. Are we right, ladies? There's never an iota of fear while walking down the street, simply based on our appearance. Note the sarcasm, men. The key is knowing what to do if danger arises. And what lady can't recall a time they didn't feel unsafe while walking down a street for one reason or another? Shihan Fred Sesler of Sesler's Jiu-jitsu hosts a free two-hour Women's Self Defense Seminar to teach exactly how to handle common attacks and stay aware of surroundings. On Saturday, Jan. 19 from 1 to 3pm, bring a friend, dress comfortably and learn how to be a truly strong, independent and badass woman at OmniStrength.  
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