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Sonoma County Gazette FREE news magazine on Sonoma County communities, politics, social issues, environmental concerns, education, families, health, pets, law, finance, etc. Sonoma County CALENDAR of Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Hikes, Seniors, Gardening, Volunteering, Meetings & more. Resource Guides to LOCAL Sonoma County-owned businesses. 34,000 copies of our print edition are distributed to almost 1,000 Sonoma County locations...from Cloverdale to Petaluma, and Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Written by Readers...Connecting Sonoma County Communities. We reach an estimated 130,000 readers monthly - in print and on-line. To reach our readers, CALL 707-887-0253 or e-mail THANK YOU!

Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide 2015

Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide 2015

WELCOME to our 12th Annual guide to supporting Sonoma County garden businesses. From Nurseries to Landscapers and Garden Clubs we have created as comprehensive a resource to locally-owned garden businesses as we can. This entire guide with Garden Calendar and updates all year kong is also available on its own website at Please feel free to let us know about a bsuiness we have may have missed so we can include them in our FREE listing under their category. Enjoy your garden and please support Sonoma County entrepreneurs.

Read: Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide 2015
Sonoma County - 1942 - 2011 airel map

Sonoma County - Update on NOW
2015 State of the County

Each year in January, the Board of Supervisors sets our priorities for the coming year. We capture the accomplishments of the past year; review the challenges that were addressed, refocus on those long term issues remaining, and include any new issues that may have arisen during the prior year. The County’s theme for this year is building strong foundations for the future. 

In 2014 we battled through yet another year of drought, as well as an earthquake that shook our homes that reminded us both of our fragility and our strengths. Today Sonoma County has one of the strongest economies in the State. We are tackling legacy challenges and making major investments that provide the foundation for our next generations. Needs remain high, but opportunities persist. We have made strategic investments targeted at the board’s priorities in making smart investments in our community. 

Read: Sonoma County - Update on NOW - 2015 State of the County
Sonoma County Groundwater recharge map

Into the Future
Judie Messier Interviews Sonoma County

Last year, a woman from Seattle had spent enough time in Sonoma County that she became fascinated with how committed people are to our home, how much in love with Sonoma County so many people are, and how we approach conflicts that put us at odds with each other. 

Judie Messier is in the business of Conflict Resolution, so her fascination became a study in Sonoma County’s biggest issue - water. She approached Gazette community columnists and me, then embarked on a series of interviews with people who are in some way impacted by our water shortage, and for some - have the ability to shape how our county deals with water, water services, water conservation and water use.

Read: Into the Future - Judie Messier Interviews Sonoma County
Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation - Molly Eckler painting

Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation Celebrates 25 Years

The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is proud to announce that 2015 will be the 25th Anniversary of its founding and the beginning of our work to restore, conserve, and inspire public appreciation of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. 

Read: Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation Celebrates 25 years
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"
Petaluma-Penngrove "Petaluma-Penngrove Picks by Lyndi Brown"
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 Coast "Sonoma Coast - Bodega Bay - Jenner - Fort Ross - Gualala"
Sonoma County "OUR County, by Supervisor Efren Carrillo"
Sonoma Valley "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
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LOVE where you LIVE 2015 - Sonoma County

by Vesta Copestakes
Read: LOVE where you LIVE 2015 - Sonoma County
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APRILDistributes April 1st

We’re covering HOME from the BIG Picture of Earth Day to the Details  that make Sonoma County communities and families thrive -

ADVERTISERS: RESERVE SPACE March 16 - 27 - press ready art by Mar 27

ARTICLES - COLUMNS - CALENDAR: start sending any time - make sure we have it by March 20th for print

MAY - Family is our faces as we wrap up the school year and warm into - what ARE we going to do this summer?Distributes April 29th
ADVERTISERS: RESERVE SPACE April 12 - 24 - press ready art by Apr 24
ARTICLES - COLUMNS - CALENDAR: start sending any time - make sure we have it by April 17th for print


Dear Readers,

March is our Welcome to Spring with the 12th Annual Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide special insert slipped into the pages of the March Gazette. Look for it on newstands and in coffee shops, restaurants and stores starting March 4th - Thank you for reading! Your feedback is always welcome:

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