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Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

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Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

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Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


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Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

Read Article
Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

Read Article
Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
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Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

Read Article
Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

Read Article
Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article

Features

Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

Read Article
Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

Read Article
Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

Read Article
Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
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Op-ed

Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

Read Article
Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Read Article
Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

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Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


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Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
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Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
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Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
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Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
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Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

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Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
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Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

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Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


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Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

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Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
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Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


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Resources

Resources
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - June 2015
June 4, 2015
by Tom Martin

It’s Happening! So What is There to Do About It?

In the 1960’s two sociologists wrote a book entitled, “It’s Happening,” a chronicle of life changes occurring in the psychedelic age. Well, for people living in the Springs it’s happening now! Not a new age of psychedelics, but rather a community structure transformation bound to change the lives of the current population.

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Graton Fire Pancake breakfast fundraiser Firefighter BENEFITS - June and July 2015
June 1, 2015

June & July Firefighter Fundraisers

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Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - June 2015
June 1, 2015

Now that the roses are bursting out all over Sonoma and the summer season has officially begun, it’s well past time to write something about the “savory” side of Sonoma. After all, we’re one of the great food capitals of the world, aren’t we? We’ve got a live farm tradition here, despite the overwhelming turn toward vineyards that many decry, and what unites wine with farming is in the cooking. 

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Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

Summer skies bring wonder and reflection. As children out of school, my sister, Denise, and I would lay on a blanket, looking as clouds sailed over the roof. Later on, I shared similar sky gazing with our daughter. We would imagine cloud formations as fields of sheep or horses or white whales, even tall sailing ships. So began our mutual storytelling adventures. A lovely sense of all things becoming possible accompanies the beginning of this outdoor season.

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Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - June 2015
June 1, 2015
Things are busy in the seaside hamlet of Jenner, a popular destination for day-trippers from the bay area. Even with the Russian River at historic low flow levels, the estuary is a pleasant spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding. With the mouth of the river currently open, the tidal influences are keeping the lower river navigable and thoroughly enjoyable.
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Barking Dog Barking Neighbors - Motivate Owners of Barking Dogs
May 6, 2015
This article is intended for Neighbors of barking dogs.  It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to start trouble with your next door neighbor but your own comfort is being compromised. Here are a few suggestions to effectively motivate dog owners to get help.
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Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - May 2015
May 1, 2015

Countering our Mortality

Into the mists of the past…that’s corny, isn’t it? But it’s also apt.

Here we are, each the center of our small universes, our small spheres brushing up against one another’s in our daily interactions and overlapping where our relationships become intimate.

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

Carl Sandburg

Wait before you dig up your lawn! Save $$$ by sheet mulching it.     

Having been the first in our neighborhood to sheet mulch our lawn then planting a mix of shrubs, California natives and bird and bee feeding perennials, we now face a final farewell to grass. Gophers’ massive excavations make it easier to say good-bye. Once again we will sheet mulch and plant low-water natives. Our summer goal is a 75% water usage reduction.


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - May 2015
May 1, 2015
I celebrated Earth Day by taking a tour of the Sonoma Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma. About 20 people were in attendance of this Community Open House, including a local Brownie Troop to hear how the area’s “liquid” waste is treated, processed and ultimately discharged into the environment.
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - April 2015
April 4, 2015
by Tom Martin
School, family, and community are bound together at El Verano School.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and staff work in unison to further the academic achievement of students and parents alike. Parental involvement brings out new leaders. Student health is a centerpiece of the El Verano program. Thus, once a week there are visits from the Community Health Center Mobile Clinic and periodically the St. Joseph Dental Van arrives at the school.
Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - April 2015
April 1, 2015
Lots of Community related news: Our Sonoma Coast Surfriders is stepping up its efforts to keep our coast free of any new “pay to park Iron Rangers” that the State Park System has proposed be installed on some of our currently Free Beaches. Please visit Sonoma Coast Surfriders website and sign their petition. 
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - April 2015
April 1, 2015

In the "Pinch": Sonoma Development Center

"Our country is not doing its best job for the mentally disabled and mentally ill," said Helen Rowntree, at a forum March 14 regarding the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. “Many of these people are on our streets and in our prisons.”

Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - March 2015
March 1, 2015
My father moved his young family from So Cal to Santa Rosa in 1948, settling in the brand new Montgomery Village neighborhood, the Hugh Codding development just outside the Santa Rosa city limits. My little sister Linda was one of the first babies born at the Memorial Hospital in 1950.
Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - March 2015
March 1, 2015

From the idyllic to the horrific…

Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - February 2015
February 1, 2015

What do women need to succeed in business?

The G3 Conference, to be held here in March for the second time, promises inspiration, motivation and information to women of all ages making transitions back into the workforce after raising a family, or starting a new business, or just making a career change.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - February 2015
February 1, 2015
When it comes to defining “love,” everybody can attest - it is a part of everyday life.  I hope I’ve been clear enough in previous columns to detail examples of the strong, intimate bond that ties Bodega together.  We’re a loving, forgiving community. 
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
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