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SMART Holiday Express Toy Drive

 



Come tour the inside of our SMART Holiday Express Train, and join us in sharing the spirit of the season. Saturday December 10 ~  Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is sponsoring a holiday toy drive at three of its stations on Saturday, December 10, to collect gifts for children in need this holiday season.SMART’s Holiday Express train will be on display for public tours, and the community is invited to join in the toy drive by bringing an unwrapped toy or gift card to SMART’s Cotati, Petaluma Downtown or Novato San Marin stations.

Read: SMART Holiday Express Toy Drive
Small Shops of Sonoma County - 2016

Small Shops of Sonoma County - 2016

 


Taking care of our home comes in all flavors. Ultimately, our home is the entire planet, so we take care of it by being conscious of our daily actions, like recycling, a simple act that keeps what we no longer need out of landfills. And we have learned that just as a global economy improves lives all over the planet, a local economy improves lives here at home.

Read: Small Shops of Sonoma County - 2016
Improving Policies for Open Space

Sonoma County Voters Strongly Favor Open Space and Growth Control

Longstanding greenbelt policies protecting open space and farmland between Sonoma County’s towns and cities were renewed for another 20 years.  More than 80 percent (81.1%) of Sonoma County voters cast a yes vote for Measure K. The measure protects 53,576 acres of designated community separators from being converted to shopping malls, resorts or housing tracts without a countywide vote of the people.

Read: Sonoma County Voters Strongly Favor Open Space and Growth Control
Belden Barns Farms Gets Green Light for Expansion

Belden Barns Tasting Room Gets Approved 

Pandora’s box has opened in Sonoma County. One sees at a Supervisors hearing like this how development creeps into inappropriate places, how Sonoma County could become as environmentally and socially compromised as Napa County.  As well, public safety seems lost in the scrum.

Read: Belden Barns Tasting Room Gets Approved
Sonoma County Takes Action to Ease the Housing Crisis

Sonoma County Takes Action to Ease the Housing Crisis

Sonoma County took significant action in November to ease the local housing crisis. With actions taken by the Board of Supervisors, the County is now set to expand emergency shelter capacity during winter months, implement innovative programs to boost homeless services, challenge federal Housing and Urban Development regulations to make housing vouchers work in Sonoma County, and invest nearly $4 million in new affordable housing construction in 2017.

Read: Sonoma County Takes Action to Ease the Housing Crisis
Sonoma County Agencies Pilot “Do It Yourself Energy & Water Savings Toolkits”

Sonoma County Agencies Pilot “Do It Yourself Energy & Water Savings Toolkits”

In conjunction with the Sonoma County Library, the Sonoma County Energy and Sustainability Division, the Sonoma County Water Agency and Sonoma Clean Power are introducing “Do It Yourself” (DIY) Energy and Water Savings Toolkits as part of a pilot program promoting energy and water efficiency.

Read: Sonoma County Agencies Pilot “Do It Yourself Energy & Water Savings Toolkits”
Sonoma County Communities:
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 & Reese Foxen"
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"
Jenner and Sonoma Coast "Jenner Jottings"
Monte Rio "Monte Rio Musings by Chuck Ramsey"
North Sonoma County Coast "North Sonoma County Coast"
Occidental "Occidental Oriented by Mackenzie Nekton"
Penngrove "Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown"
Petaluma "Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar"
Rio Nido "Rio Nido Magic by Elena Chronis"
Rohnert Park "Rohnert Park - the Friendly City"
Roseland "Roseland Review by Duane Dewitt"
Santa Rosa "Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz"
Sebastopol "Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney"
Sonoma Coast "Sonoma Coast - Bodega Bay - Jenner - Fort Ross - Gualala"
Sonoma Valley City of Sonoma "Savory Sonoma by Stephanie Hiller"
Sonoma Valley Springs Communities "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
SPOTLIGHT on Business:
 
2016 Sonoma County Gardener's Resource Guide

2016 Sonoma County Gardener's Resource Guide

by Various Writers
Read: 2016 Sonoma County Gardener's Resource Guide
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