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Sonoma County Taco Truck Sampler

Sonoma County Taco Truck Sampler
and Farmers Markets

Food trucks have become an excellent way to feed families without the expense that brick and mortar restaurants bring to eating out. Chefs can take to the roads, travel to different locations throughout the day and feed their fans on a tight budget. This is a win/win for everyone.

Read: Sonoma County Taco Truck Sampler and Farmers Markets
A Living Wage: Will Sonoma County Join the Fight for $15?

What is the VALUE of TIME?

Will Sonoma County Join the Fight for $15?

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors could give final approval to a Living Wage Ordinance on August 11th.  However, the broad coalition of labor, faith, environmental and community organizations that initiated the living wage campaign has issued a statement opposing the legislation as revised by the board.

Read: A Living Wage: Will Sonoma County Join the Fight for $15?
Sonoma County Workforce Housing

Sonoma County Housing Crisis - or - Opportunity

It’s Monday evening and the monthly Healdsburg City Council meeting is standing room only all the way out the doors of City Hall. The issue of housing has been bubbling in the background for months but the wholesale evection of 21 families from an affordable apartment has brought the issue to a boil. During the meeting we heard from several other community members facing the same plight. A Latino family who rent a mobile home who can stay only if they can buy the new units going in at over $300,000, a price point that is seen in this community as “affordable”. A fourth generation Healdsburg grandmother tearfully explains that she must now leave her friends and family and move out of town. We hear of rent increases of 45, and even 65%. There is an appalling story of four food service workers living in a one-room apartment. Surveys taken at the chamber doors find many more examples of families either recently evicted or on notice. 

Read: Sonoma County Housing Crisis - or - Opportunity
Sonoma County Communities:
Bodega "Bodega & Community Bloggette by Gwyneth Prosser"
Bodega Bay "Bodega Bay Beat by Joan Poulos"
Camp Meeker "Camp Meeker Beat by Tom Austin"
Cazadero "Cazadero Communications by Natasha Pehrson"
Cloverdale "Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell"
Cotati "Cotati Heart & Soul Deborah Taylor-French"
Forestville "Forestville - The Good Life by Richard Naegle"
Geyserville "Geyserville Grapevine by deTraci Regula"
Graton "Grassroots Graton - Heather Granahan"
Guerneville "Guerneville Groove by Beth Rudometkin"
Healdsburg "Healdsburg Highlights by Gina Riner"
Lower Russian River "Lower Russian River: Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Cazadero, Duncans Mills, Jenner"
Monte Rio "Monte Rio Musings by David Hardy"
North Coast "North Coast"
Occidental "Occidental Oriented by Benjamynn Gabriel"
Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown "Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown"
Penngrove, Sonoma County, California "Penngrove, Sonoma County, California"
Petaluma, Sonoma County, California "Petaluma, Sonoma County, California"
Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar - July 2015 "Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar"
Rio Nido "Rio Nido Magic by Elena Chronis"
Rohnert Park "Rohnert Park Rumblings by Gina Belforte"
Roseland "Roseland Review by Duane Dewitt"
Santa Rosa "Santa Rosa Snippets by Jo Anne Cohn"
Sebastopol "Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney"
Sonoma County "OUR County, by Supervisor Efren Carrillo"
Sonoma Valley "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
SPOTLIGHT on Business:
 
Lake Sonoma-Sonoma County Regional Parks Guide

Guide to Sonoma County's State and Regional Parks

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Read: Sonoma County Regional Parks Guide
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