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Douglas Barnett

C’est moi served two elected terms (four years) on the Acton Town Council.
Now serving a fourth elected term; Green Party Of Los Angeles County.
Presently, State Treasurer, Green Party Of California.

Served on the Local Station Board of the most powerful FM radio station in America (110k watts) from late 1999 until early 2004. Also served as Board Secretary for four of the last ten years.
Presently a member of the KPFK finance Committee & the Personnel Committee.

Clerk, Los Angeles Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society Of Friends.
I am “Warden” of this Quaker meeting house in south central Los Angeles, have been therbout 20 years.
Board member & Secretary, Pacific Ackworth Foundation, a four acre $10,000,000 pre-school in Temple City.

Lived “off the grid” for many the years.

Owned and profited from movieblood-com before 1997, the best (and most complex chemistry) for venous, arterial and scabs in the industry, manufacturing and selling 30 gallons a month….the best blood for teaching fear.

From 1994-96, owner of ‘The Plant’, a 2,800 sq ft. factory to build (one a month, partly Ag or Au plated) all-electric limousines seating four couples and a chauffeur.
The entire uni-body design reflected the motif of an orthogonal Green&Green house, all running gear and motor-control from existing OEMs.

Engineered a hand layup all polypropylene-cloth & polyester-resin golf cart powered with eight wheels at it’s four corners & driven by a quickly replaced CO2 cylinder.

Sole owner, ‘POVscreenworks’, a television commercial/ special effects film company from 1978-84. Personally produced and shot the re-life scene of ‘Conan The Barbarian’ and the death by Frisbee of the bad guy in ‘Tron’, ads for Halmark, Timex, et.al.
Built specialized movie cameras for LucasFilm, ‘GhostBusters’, Atari and built a special film camera-to-computer for US Air Force KC135 airborne refueling techniques.
Built a 24 foot x 7 foot, 10 foot overhead tracked computer controlled ‘tabletop’ fist-sized 35mm robotic movie camera with remote film magazines.

Ran, at my home, an in-patient clinic for the only actual (built in the studios in England) R2D2, C3P0 et.al. during 1977-79. I replaced all electrics with redundant systems.
Film credits for the first ‘StarWars’ 1975-77, ‘StarTrek’ 1979-80, ‘MetalStorm’, et.al.

Four years; jobs in aerospace: ‘Titanium Metal Forming’, ‘Volpar’ and last as the senior lens craftier for ‘Photosonics’, a top 100 defense contractor.

Owned a machine shop and extensive quality control measuring instruments most of my life.

Volunteered for the draft in 1969-71. In the Army I was a Combat Medic, Illustrator and Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT) specialist, graduated second in a field of 80 & served at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco & AFEES on Wilshire in Los Angeles. 73% of my company went straight to Vietnam.

I have essentially no education; AA, Theater Arts.


Optional Questions (push the plus sign to see the answers)

In what ways are the station moving in a positive direction, that you would want to continue or perhaps improve?
7 effective full time employies, KPFT
12 E.f.t.e, WPFW
23 E.f.t.e, KPFK.
Let’s get back to volunteer radio!

In what ways are the station moving in a negative direction, that you would want to stop or change? What changes would you work for?
Computer based telephones are killing our donor communications

What key experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the Local Station Board to advance the station's mission?

What ideas do you have for helping the station and the Pacifica Foundation meet the financial challenges currently being faced?
Good Accountants and only temporary CFO’s

So, what do you think ?