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Guerneville Groove by Beth Rudometkin

Guerneville, California
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Homeless Fix-it man Russian River community seeks Solutions to Homeless & Loitering
March 20, 2017

River communities attract people for many reasons. We become tourist attractions because it's beautiful here. Water draws people to swim, boat, frolic and just enjoy. It also provides lovely places to hide in the bushes for privacy near a body of water that provides cleanliness and life support. Camping in the woods is either a vacation or a lifestyle. For many it's not a choice, it's a necessity.
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River Community Advocates River Community Advocates support DRY Shelters for Homeless
March 16, 2017

The Community Alliances would like to announce our stance on any proposed homeless service center.

We would like to start by being very clear that we are neither for nor against any proposed service center at any proposed location at this time. We reserve the right to change that position as information changes, specifically after the town meeting being planned by Supervisor Lynda Hopkins on March 29th at 6pm at the Guerneville Elementary school, when/where everyone's voices can be heard.  We are encouraging the community to come up with constructive ideas in the event a service center is opened somewhere within our community.  It is our hope to try and change the conversation from a divisive one, to let's all work together and fix this as a community.

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ART by Raven Players in Healdsburg Review – ART by Raven Players in Healdsburg – by Harry Duke
March 11, 2017
I’ve always had a soft spot for theatre done outside of the confines of a standard theatre. Often referred to as “site specific” theatre, plopping a theatrical production in a non-traditional space can lead to all sorts of interesting challenges and atmospheric influences, both for the performers and for the audience.
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 Patrick William Hogan In Memoriam: Patrick William Hogan
March 1, 2017
Patrick William Hogan died peacefully at home on January 15th, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
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Guerneville Groove - Beth Rudametkin Guerneville Groove - March 2017
March 1, 2017
by Beth Rudometkin
Great turnout… at the February 16th public meeting regarding the Occidental Transportation of Sewage to the Riverside Drive lift station in Guerneville, proposed by the Sonoma County Water Agency. A lot of pooh was thrown around by the Agency and I honestly believe they were a little surprised at the response from our well educated residents of West County.
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Guerneville Community Alliance:  An  Introduction The Wild West Needs a Deputy
March 1, 2017
Last month I wrote about the extremely disproportionate number of homeless people for our small remote and environmentally sensitive area, which also lacks the resources of a large city to deal with it.
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Guerneville Community Alliance:  An  Introduction Russian River Community Advocates: The Wild West Needs a Deputy
March 1, 2017
Homelessness is a very complex and difficult problem that we would all like to be able to fix, though we can seldom agree on the solution(s).  Some people believe the solution lies in helping more, while others think we need to get tougher and help less.
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Lance Kuehne - Primeval Forest Photographer Lance Kuehne: For Love Of The Land
February 1, 2017
hen, as a high schooler, Lance Kuehne won regional photography awards, you might say “something clicked.”  Although he didn’t realize it yet, he was destined to become a recognized photographer, documenting the North Bay landscape. 
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Guerneville Groove - Beth Rudametkin Guerneville Groove - February 2017
February 1, 2017
by Beth Rudometkin
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Guerneville Community Alliance:  An  Introduction Russian River Community Advocates: Just the Numbers
February 1, 2017
Homelessness is a very complex and difficult problem that we would all like to be able to fix, though we can seldom agree on the solution(s).  Some people believe the solution lies in helping more, while others think we need to get tougher and help less.
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Occidental County Sanitation District Wastewater Transport Compliance Project Occidental Wastewater Project Comment Period Extended
January 17, 2017
Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Director Lynda Hopkins announced on Monday, January 9 that the Water Agency Board will consider holding a public hearing for the Occidental County Sanitation District Wastewater Transport Compliance Project (Project) Initial Study and Negative Declaration. 
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Russian River settles down after flood stage Sonoma County Storm Update #10
January 17, 2017

Emergency Operations Center continues to respond to flood recovery and monitoring upcoming storm

While another winter storm is expected to hit Sonoma County starting Wednesday, January 18, the California Nevada River Forecast Center does not forecast flooding of the Russian River as a result. River levels are expected to remain at normal level (below 28.5 feet) throughout the week and into the weekend. The County’s Emergency Operations Center continues to remain active to assist with flood recovery efforts and provide updated information on this coming storm to Sonoma County residents.

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Sonoma County Flood Debris Clean-Up Disposal Sites Sonoma County Flood Debris Clean-Up Disposal Sites
January 12, 2017

Beginning Friday, January 13th, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding. Six sites will be available to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Disposal sites will remain open through Sunday, January 15th. In addition, residents will be able to dispose of household hazardous materials at one location on Saturday, January 14th, and Saturday, January 21st from 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Guerneville Community Alliance:  An  Introduction Introducing River Community Advocates
January 4, 2017
I don’t tend to easily admire many people, however I have come to admire Vesta Copestakes, and the work she so tirelessly does for our communities with the Sonoma County Gazette. I think it’s an integrity thing. Like most of what is wrong with our country, many modern day corporate news outlets frequently place profits over social responsibility.
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Guerneville Groove - Beth Rudametkin Guerneville Groove - January 2017
January 4, 2017
by Beth Rudometkin

Happy New Year groovy Guerneville readers! What a year 2016 was and I am looking forward to 2017 being the grooviest ever…

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Guerneville Groove - Beth Rudametkin Guerneville Groove - December 2015
November 25, 2016
by Beth Rudometkin

Hello groovy Guerneville! I missed you all last month, as I was in Florida, surviving Hurricane Matthew with my family…all I can say about that is, WOW! Thank you Vesta, for being my “ghost writer” and keeping the groove going.

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Libertad Community Center Creating More Unity in the Community
November 25, 2016
Libertad Community Center began in order to provide a place where people from all walks of life can gather and learn from each other, heal from past trauma, and create new skills that will allow them to contribute to our/their community in a way that will provide them with a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life
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Russian River Health Center Opens Russian River Health Center Ribbon Cutting
October 26, 2016
West County Health Centers has re-opened the Russian River Health Center just 8 months after the fire that devastated our building on December 26, 2015. The large temporary modular medical building opened for service on September 6th 2016 at 16319 Third Street in Guerneville. West County Health Centers has plans to rebuild and open a new permanent facility for the Russian River Health Center in the next two to three years in Guerneville.
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Guerneville Groove - Beth Rudametkin Guerneville Groove - November 2015
October 26, 2016
by Beth Rudometkin

Fish Flow Project NEW Deadline for Comments

Communities along the Lower Russian River asked for, and received, an extension for comments on the Water Agency Fish Habitat Flows and Water Rights Project(Fish Flow Project: SCH #2010092087) known locally as the Low Flow Project. The new deadline is February 14th, 2017 – to show your love for the Russian River. There will be a Public Hearing on November 17th at Guerneville Veterans Hall, 16255 First St. at Church St. at 6pm. 

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Guerneville Groove - Beth Rudametkin Guerneville Groove - October 2015
September 28, 2016
by Beth Rudometkin
Guerneville lost one of our grooviest, local, “Old Timers” in August. We are all very saddened at the loss of Monte Kerr. Monte managed the local Safeway for 25 years and was a well respected man. He lived hard, played hard and loved even harder. He married a lovely, spitfire of a woman (Gladys) and together they raised her 5 children. He actually helped raise us all at some point in our lives, whether it was through work, friendship or just being there throughout our childhood and later, our adult lives.
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