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  • SMART Train Celebrates Opening Day in Railroad Square - SANTA ROSA
    SMART Train Celebrates Opening Day in Railroad Square - SANTA ROSA
  • Bike Commuting on SMART Trains made Easy
    Bike Commuting on SMART Trains made Easy
  • Bay Trail Sears Point Connector Public WORKSHOP
    Bay Trail Sears Point Connector Public WORKSHOP
  • Subscribe Now for Property Tax e-Billing
    Subscribe Now for Property Tax e-Billing
  • In Comedy, Timing is Everything and the Timing is Wrong for The Foreigner
    In Comedy, Timing is Everything and the Timing is Wrong for The Foreigner
  • SMART Train Full Service begins August 25
    SMART Train Full Service begins August 25
  • Sheriff Rob Giordano releases new ICE Jail Policy
    Sheriff Rob Giordano releases new ICE Jail Policy
  • Lenny Weinstein creates art exhibit on Homeless Living
    Lenny Weinstein creates art exhibit on Homeless Living
  • Action Plan for the Russian River Watershed Pathogens
    Action Plan for the Russian River Watershed Pathogens
  • UPDATE on Sonoma County Immigration Initiative
    UPDATE on Sonoma County Immigration Initiative
  • Sonoma Clean Power EV Incentive program
    Sonoma Clean Power EV Incentive program
  • Sonoma West Medical Center Update
    Sonoma West Medical Center Update
  • In Praise of Pollinators - Gravenstein Apple Fair
    In Praise of Pollinators - Gravenstein Apple Fair
  • Impact of Safe Parking Eviction
    Impact of Safe Parking Eviction
  • Sebastopol Gallery Celebrates 10 Years of Exceptional Artists
    Sebastopol Gallery Celebrates 10 Years of Exceptional Artists
  • Rohnert Park City Council Votes on Short Term Rentals
    Rohnert Park City Council Votes on Short Term Rentals
  • OPINION: Contested Election for Sheriff
    OPINION: Contested Election for Sheriff
  • LETTERS from Gazette Readers - August 2017
    LETTERS from Gazette Readers - August 2017
  • Homeless Crime Victims Receive Services
    Homeless Crime Victims Receive Services
  • For the Planet by Tish Levee - August 2017
    For the Planet by Tish Levee - August 2017
  • August is Child Support Awareness Month
    August is Child Support Awareness Month
  • Wheel of Light by Rio Olesky - August 2017
    Wheel of Light by Rio Olesky - August 2017
  • Transient Occupancy Tax -TOT -Explained
    Transient Occupancy Tax -TOT -Explained
  • The Passing of Poet Mike Tuggle
    The Passing of Poet Mike Tuggle
  • The Bodega Marine Lab, a Place of Countless Fascinations
    The Bodega Marine Lab, a Place of Countless Fascinations
  • Summer of Love: “The Hippies” Exhibit Closing
    Summer of Love: “The Hippies” Exhibit Closing
  • Sebastopols Living Peace Wall
    Sebastopols Living Peace Wall
  • Santa Rosa seeking alternatives to Glyphosate for landscaping
    Santa Rosa seeking alternatives to Glyphosate for landscaping
  • Rohnert Park Ripples by Jud Snyder - August 2017
    Rohnert Park Ripples by Jud Snyder - August 2017
  • Real Music by Robert Feuer - August 2017 - Work With Me, Annie
    Real Music by Robert Feuer - August 2017 - Work With Me, Annie
  • Night Sky - Total Solar Eclypse - by Tre Gibbs
    Night Sky - Total Solar Eclypse - by Tre Gibbs
  • New Mural Panel Dedicated to Andy Lopez
    New Mural Panel Dedicated to Andy Lopez
  • Mustard Madness by Ron Skaar - August 2017
    Mustard Madness by Ron Skaar - August 2017
  • Meet Sebastopol City Council at Farmers Market
    Meet Sebastopol City Council at Farmers Market
  • Marketing 101 by Elizabeth Slater - August 2017
    Marketing 101 by Elizabeth Slater - August 2017
  • Immigrant Stories by Christopher Kerosky - August 2017 - My American Dreams
    Immigrant Stories by Christopher Kerosky - August 2017 - My American Dreams
  • Graywater - Doing Laundry Never Felt So Good!
    Graywater - Doing Laundry Never Felt So Good!
  • Garden Delights by Kellen Watson - August 2017
    Garden Delights by Kellen Watson - August 2017
  • Film and Theater Reviews by Don Gibble - August 2017
    Film and Theater Reviews by Don Gibble - August 2017
  • Farmers Market Recipe - Garlic Grilled Tomatoes - August 2017
    Farmers Market Recipe - Garlic Grilled Tomatoes - August 2017
  • Family Life for Black-headed Grosbeaks
    Family Life for Black-headed Grosbeaks
  • DVD Review by Diane McCurdy - Three Views of "The Beguiled"
    DVD Review by Diane McCurdy - Three Views of "The Beguiled"
  • DELETE- Summer of Love: “The Hippies” Exhibit Closing
    DELETE- Summer of Love: “The Hippies” Exhibit Closing
  • Cycling Sonoma County – Chileno Valley
    Cycling Sonoma County – Chileno Valley
  • Cotati Accordion Festival supports local schools
    Cotati Accordion Festival supports local schools
  • Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell and Reece Foxen - August 2017
    Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell and Reece Foxen - August 2017
  • Beneath the Surface with J. Jaye Gold
    Beneath the Surface with J. Jaye Gold
  • Age-Friendly Sonoma County - A Grassroots Effort
    Age-Friendly Sonoma County - A Grassroots Effort
  • 5 Russian River Friendly Car Washing Tips
    5 Russian River Friendly Car Washing Tips
  • Russian River Area Resources and Advocates needs Funding
    Russian River Area Resources and Advocates needs Funding
  • Sonoma County Community Tourism Talks
    Sonoma County Community Tourism Talks
  • AUGUST Bike Classes - Workshops and Group Rides
    AUGUST Bike Classes - Workshops and Group Rides
  • 2017 Sonoma County Outdoor Summer Concerts - Live Music
    2017 Sonoma County Outdoor Summer Concerts - Live Music
SMART Train Celebrates Opening Day in Railroad Square - SANTA ROSA

SMART Train Celebrates Opening Day in Railroad Square - SANTA ROSA

Join SMART Fans and Staff on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Santa Rosa Downtown SMART Station at 7 Fourth Street in Historic Railroad Square to celebrate the start of SMART’s new passenger rail service.
 

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Night Sky - Total Solar Eclypse - by Tre Gibbs

Night Sky - Total Solar Eclypse - by Tre Gibbs

Get ready for the Total Solar Eclypse! On Monday August 21st, beginning around 9:30 am, the moon – slowly moving eastward – will begin to move in front of the sun and almost completely block it out.

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Cycling Sonoma County – Chileno Valley

Cycling Sonoma County – Chileno Valley

When I started cycling in 1982, I was a broke Air Force veteran in Tucson, Arizona using a bicycle as transportation because I could not afford a car. In those days, all I needed was a pair of cutoffs – it was the ’80s after all – and a backwards baseball cap or a bandana to take bike rides far into the shimmering desert. Or so I thought.

 

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Age-Friendly Sonoma County - A Grassroots Effort

Age-Friendly Sonoma County - A Grassroots Effort

Thanks to a collaborative effort between several local agencies, in 2016 Sonoma County was accepted into the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Communities (GNAFC), one of 175 communities in the growing Age-Friendly Network in the U.S.

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2017 Sonoma County Outdoor Summer Concerts - Live Music

2017 Sonoma County Outdoor Summer Concerts - Live Music

There's plenty of live music that is FREE - or CHEAP, and family-friendly - all summer in just about every town in Sonoma County. If we don't have it listed - please let us low so we can include all the concerts for everyone!

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Bay Trail Sears Point Connector Public WORKSHOP

Bay Trail Sears Point Connector Public WORKSHOP

Please join us for a discussion about the Bay Trail Sears Point Connector. TheSonoma County Regional Parks Department is preparing a feasibility study and preliminary engineering analysis for an approximately one-mile connection between the existingEliot Trail and the Tolay/Tubbs Island Trail at Sears Point in southeast Sonoma County. August 30, 2017 from 6:30  8:30 PM

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Subscribe Now for Property Tax e-Billing

Subscribe Now for Property Tax e-Billing

The County of Sonoma is pleased to announce that its Property Tax e-Billing System is now live. By enrolling, taxpayers will receive a tax bill via email. The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office invites all interested taxpayers to sign up this service at www.sonoma-county.org/acttc. Taxpayers enrolled by September 1 will receive an e-Bill for their secured property tax payments due December 11, 2017, and April 10, 2018.

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In Comedy, Timing is Everything and the Timing is Wrong for The Foreigner

In Comedy, Timing is Everything and the Timing is Wrong for The Foreigner

One week ago, as Nazis and white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was in the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center watching a production of Larry Shue’s The Foreigner. It’s an award-winning, two-act comedy first produced in 1984 that’s become a staple of community theatre. Having seen the show, I knew full well where it would go in Act II and yet I found my stomach-churning at the sight of hooded and robed Klansmen filling the stage. At that moment, the play and its humor completely evaporated for me as images of what had happened earlier in our country filled my mind. 

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SMART Train Full Service begins August 25

SMART Train Full Service begins August 25

SMART receives final approval from the Federal Railroad Administration to begin FULL SERVICE on August 25th

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Sheriff Rob Giordano releases new ICE Jail Policy

Sheriff Rob Giordano releases new ICE Jail Policy

Sheriff’s Office will release a revised policy that affects how it cooperates with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in the jail. The policy results in less cooperation with ICE and will be implemented on Friday, August 18. Generally, the jail will respond to ICE’s inmate release date requests only when the inmate has a previous conviction for a serious crime. These crimes are those listed in the TRUST Act, plus another 14 crimes that are not in the TRUST Act but still present a threat to our community’s safety. 

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UPDATE on Sonoma County Immigration Initiative

UPDATE on Sonoma County Immigration Initiative

Earlier this year, the County started the Sonoma County Immigration Initiative to address the heightened fear and insecurity caused by new federal actions by finding ways to support our immigrant communities and nonprofit partners who serve them. Each Supervisor will be hosting a community meeting in their district to bring attention to this issue, help inform residents of their rights and available services, provide a forum for service providers, and receive input and feedback from the community. Community meetings will consist of a presentation followed by a resource fair with local organizations and legal service providers.

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Sebastopol Gallery Celebrates 10 Years of Exceptional Artists

Sebastopol Gallery Celebrates 10 Years of Exceptional Artists

Sebastopol Gallery celebrated their tenth anniversary with an evening of fine art, fine food and wine, and the company of member artists for an opportunity to share life perspectives and personal missions. Jim Kelly interview 7 artists to learn“what magic they used to elevate their work from craft to fine art.”

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Santa Rosa seeking alternatives to Glyphosate for landscaping

Santa Rosa seeking alternatives to Glyphosate for landscaping

In 1986, California voters approved Proposition 65, an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, is probably carcinogenic to humans. The City of Santa Rosa will be working to prepare an updated Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit bids calling on landscape companies to outline how they could switch to safe alternatives. 

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