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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.
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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

Read Article
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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.
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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

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Features

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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

Read Article
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Op-ed

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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
Read Article
Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


Read Article
Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

Read Article
Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
Read Article
Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

Read Article

Resources

Resources
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
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
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 - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

“The Springs in 2015? Here’s what I think…!”

Pot holes, highway completion, and beautification dominate annual citizen responses regarding hopes for 2015.

Read Article
Savory Sonoma, by Stephanie Hiller - January 2015
January 1, 2015
Model train buffs come out of their corners around Christmastime. Is it because they remember the joy of seeing the Lionel come chugging around the tree on Christmas morning? At the Depot Station Museum here, Coastal Valley Lines, an informal association of novice to expert model railroaders put together an exhibit for the Museum, and on December 12 I was invited by executive director Patricia Cullinan to a holiday party to celebrate the exhibit.
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Cotati Heart & Soul - Deborah Taylor-French Cotati Heart & Soul - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Deborah Taylor-French


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Jenner Jottings - Tim McKusick Jenner Jottings - January 2015
January 1, 2015

Holiday Greetings from the Sonoma Coast!

The biggest storm to hit our area in recent years has the Russian River flowing freely, with its brown-tinged plume reaching well out into the grey-blue Pacific.

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Bodega Bulletin - Gwenyth Prosser Bodega Bulletin - January 2015
January 1, 2015
The rain has continued through this week just as the promise of a dangerous drought littered first page headlines across California.  Town folk bustled, chipping away at chores, all the while more put upon from the effects of our most recent storm. I can’t help but wonder, was it all a little too late?
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Springs Splash - Tom Martin Springs Splash - February 2015
January 1, 2015
by Tom Martin

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