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  • SMART Train will build link to Larkspur Ferry
    SMART Train will build link to Larkspur Ferry
  • Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport TSA Pre Check Enrollment Event
    Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport TSA Pre Check Enrollment Event
  • REVIEW - George M! at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa CA
    REVIEW - George M! at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa CA
  • Sonoma County Bicycle Shops
    Sonoma County Bicycle Shops
  • Stormwater Resource Plan for the Russian River Watershed
    Stormwater Resource Plan for the Russian River Watershed
  • Review: The Tempest at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
    Review: The Tempest at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
  • Water Agency property on West College, Santa Rosa, slated for Housing
    Water Agency property on West College, Santa Rosa, slated for Housing
  • SMART Train Ready for Public Preview Rides
    SMART Train Ready for Public Preview Rides
  • REVIEW - Becky’s New Car at Sonoma Arts Live - by Harry Duke
    REVIEW - Becky’s New Car at Sonoma Arts Live - by Harry Duke
  • Laguna de Santa Rosa Water Quality Trading Workshop and Public Comment
    Laguna de Santa Rosa Water Quality Trading Workshop and Public Comment
  • 4 of the Most Resourceful Refugee Camps in Africa
    4 of the Most Resourceful Refugee Camps in Africa
  • REVIEW - Noises Off at Curtain Call Theater - Monte Rio
    REVIEW - Noises Off at Curtain Call Theater - Monte Rio
  • Review – Clue: The Musical at Lucky Penny Community Arts in Napa
    Review – Clue: The Musical at Lucky Penny Community Arts in Napa
  • Oliver’s Market Launches Employee Stock Ownership Plan
    Oliver’s Market Launches Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Santa Rosa Community Improvement Grants - now accepting applications for the 2017-18
    Santa Rosa Community Improvement Grants - now accepting applications for the 2017-18
  • Sonoma County Budget Hearings Scheduled and Open for Public Input
    Sonoma County Budget Hearings Scheduled and Open for Public Input
  • Review – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast @ Mt. Tamalpais State Park
    Review – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast @ Mt. Tamalpais State Park
  • Sonoma County Tourism Community Conversations
    Sonoma County Tourism Community Conversations
  • FREE Summer Lunch for Kids - Redwood Empire Food Bank Schedule
    FREE Summer Lunch for Kids - Redwood Empire Food Bank Schedule
  • 2017 Sonoma County Outdoor Summer Concerts - Live Music
    2017 Sonoma County Outdoor Summer Concerts - Live Music
  • Sonoma County Guide to Pools, Rivers, Lakes and Boat Rentals
    Sonoma County Guide to Pools, Rivers, Lakes and Boat Rentals
  • Santa Rosa Kawana Springs Community Park Public Input
    Santa Rosa Kawana Springs Community Park Public Input
  • Wheel of Light Astrology by Rio Olesky - June 2017
    Wheel of Light Astrology by Rio Olesky - June 2017
  • Senior Momentum: A Series of Situations! By Zoe Tummillo - June 2017
    Senior Momentum: A Series of Situations! By Zoe Tummillo - June 2017
  • Real Music by Robert Feuer - Let the Music Rise - June 2017
    Real Music by Robert Feuer - Let the Music Rise - June 2017
  • Garden Delights by Kellen Watson - June 2017
    Garden Delights by Kellen Watson - June 2017
  • FireFighter News - Safety First - June 2017
    FireFighter News - Safety First - June 2017
  • “The Money Shot” at Left Edge Theatre, Santa Rosa – REVIEW by Harry Duke
    “The Money Shot” at Left Edge Theatre, Santa Rosa – REVIEW by Harry Duke
  • SMART Train is Ready to Roll with their REVISED Passenger Schedule
    SMART Train is Ready to Roll with their REVISED Passenger Schedule
  • Take a Hike, Kids: Getting the Most Out of Taking Your Kids to Sonoma County Parks
    Take a Hike, Kids: Getting the Most Out of Taking Your Kids to Sonoma County Parks
  • Sound Waves Treat Prostate Cancer
    Sound Waves Treat Prostate Cancer
  • Sonoma County: A Bicyclists Paradise
    Sonoma County: A Bicyclists Paradise
  • Public Input Sought on Sonoma Valley Regional Park Study
    Public Input Sought on Sonoma Valley Regional Park Study
  • Petaluma’s Longest Park - First Day of Play this Summer
    Petaluma’s Longest Park - First Day of Play this Summer
  • Painter Janet Doto: Here, There, And Everywhere
    Painter Janet Doto: Here, There, And Everywhere
  • OPINION: Will We Let Trump Bring Offshore Drilling to the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast?
    OPINION: Will We Let Trump Bring Offshore Drilling to the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast?
  • North Sonoma County Services Changes Name to Reach for Home
    North Sonoma County Services Changes Name to Reach for Home
  • LETTERS from Gazette Readers - June 2017
    LETTERS from Gazette Readers - June 2017
  • 1st Zero Waste Symposium in Sonoma County
    1st Zero Waste Symposium in Sonoma County
  • "Bark in the Park" Dog Parks in Sonoma County
    "Bark in the Park" Dog Parks in Sonoma County
  • The Power of the Patch: Gardening and Mental Health
    The Power of the Patch: Gardening and Mental Health
  • Support the Forestville Youth Park's Skate Park 
    Support the Forestville Youth Park's Skate Park 
  • Sonoma County Affordable Housing Support is Growing
    Sonoma County Affordable Housing Support is Growing
  • Ray Jacobsen at Calabi Gallery in Santa Rosa
    Ray Jacobsen at Calabi Gallery in Santa Rosa
  • Perfect as a Peach - by Kelly Smith 
    Perfect as a Peach - by Kelly Smith 
  • OPINION: Transit Occupancy Tax Revenue Can Help Fix Our Roads
    OPINION: Transit Occupancy Tax Revenue Can Help Fix Our Roads
  • OPINION: The Right to Die - End of Life Option
    OPINION: The Right to Die - End of Life Option
  • Neighbor to Neighbor: Why Do We Have Homelessness if We’re So Rich?
    Neighbor to Neighbor: Why Do We Have Homelessness if We’re So Rich?
  • JUMPSTART Table Tennis News from Los Angeles and Petaluma
    JUMPSTART Table Tennis News from Los Angeles and Petaluma
  • Homeless With Pets: Compassion for Both Ends of the Leash
    Homeless With Pets: Compassion for Both Ends of the Leash
  • District 1 Constituents Invited to Serve on Boards and Commissions
    District 1 Constituents Invited to Serve on Boards and Commissions
  • 2017 Oscar Nominees on DVD by Diane McCurdy
    2017 Oscar Nominees on DVD by Diane McCurdy
  • Wild Birds Need Water in Summer
    Wild Birds Need Water in Summer
  • Sustainable Enterprise Conference creates FOCUS for Activists
    Sustainable Enterprise Conference creates FOCUS for Activists
SMART Train will build link to Larkspur Ferry

SMART Train will build link to Larkspur Ferry

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has awarded the contract to build the Larkspur Extension and is expected to be completed in early 2019.

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Public Input Sought on Sonoma Valley Regional Park Study

Public Input Sought on Sonoma Valley Regional Park Study

Sonoma County Regional Parks is seeking public input on a proposed mitigated negative declaration/initial study for the Sonoma Valley Regional Park Expansion Master Plan.

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"Bark in the Park" Dog Parks in Sonoma County

"Bark in the Park" Dog Parks in Sonoma County

Six years ago Mr. Bean, a big white mixed breed dog, came for a two-week visit. After three weeks we began to wonder what we would do with such a large dog in a tiny house. 

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Stormwater Resource Plan for the Russian River Watershed

Stormwater Resource Plan for the Russian River Watershed

The Russian River Watershed Association (RRWA) is pleased to announce the development of a grant-fundedStorm Water Resources Plan (SWRP) for the Russian River watershed. Public meetings will be held to discuss the SWRP and provide an opportunity for input on watershed priorities, storm water projects to be evaluated, and the prioritization of projects for future implementation.

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Water Quality Trading Workshop and Public Comment

Laguna de Santa Rosa Water Quality Trading Workshop and Public Comment

A public workshop is scheduled during a regular meeting of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) to provide project background information and to receive oral comments on the Draft Water Quality Trading Framework for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed, to be Approved by Resolution of the Regional Water Board.

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Sonoma County Budget Hearings Scheduled and Open for Public Input

Sonoma County Budget Hearings Scheduled and Open for Public Input

Sonoma County residents will have the opportunity to review and provide input on the County’s $1.57 billion Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget, with the public hearing scheduled to start on Monday, June 12, 2017.  The hearings will take place at the Board’s chambers located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 1A, Santa Rosa.  The community is also encouraged to learn more about the County’s budget with the online tool SoCo Budget.

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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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Sonoma County Guide to Pools, Rivers, Lakes and Boat Rentals

Sonoma County Guide to Pools, Rivers, Lakes and Boat Rentals

Sonoma County Guide to Pools, Rivers, Lakes and Boat Rentals. Summer is all about playing in the water. The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know is how to SWIM...so if you don’t know yet - take lessons or use a life vest for safety. Whether you are ON the water in a canoe, kayak or boat - or IN the water swimming - Sonoma County has plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun.

 

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SMART Train is Ready to Roll with their REVISED Passenger Schedule

SMART Train is Ready to Roll with their REVISED Passenger Schedule

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART Train) District released its revised passenger train schedule that includes 34 trips each weekday, with more frequent service during peak commute times. The new schedule has the first southbound train pulling out at 4:19 a.m. from the Sonoma County Airport Station, and the first northbound train leaving downtown San Rafael at 5:59 a.m.

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Take a Hike, Kids: Getting the Most Out of Taking Your Kids to Sonoma County Parks

Take a Hike, Kids: Getting the Most Out of Taking Your Kids to Sonoma County Parks

Sonoma County Regional Parks is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The Parks has been a vital part of land conservation and habitat restoration in Sonoma County, not to mention providing excellent recreation opportunities for people as well.

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Sonoma County: A Bicyclists Paradise

Sonoma County: A Bicyclists Paradise

The following is one of my favorite rides in the county. It can be cut into sections for anything from a short, 9-mile outing to a 41-plus-mile solo ride through pines, oak trees, vineyard-studded river bottoms.

 

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