I’m writing this from an AirBNB in Boston, where I’m visiting some colleges, again. I won’t be back in town for another week either—I’m going to Finland! What a thing! For now, however, I’m in surprisingly warm, generally lovely Boston. I’m looking forward to my return to Occidental— I love my bed, and the trees, and my car (though it has been nice not having to drive anywhere!).
The Sonoma County Water Agency, which operates the Occidental County Sanitation District’s (District) Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF), has released an environmental analysis of a proposed project to transport the District’s untreated wastewater to nearby treatment plants for treatment, storage, and disposal.
The holidays may be the happiest time of the year—but they are also the busiest. Everyone is always -doing something—and why not?—there is so much to do! I’ve got some of the highlights below.
The rural community of Occidental in western Sonoma County is set to receive reliable, affordable, fiber-to-the-home high-speed broadband Internet.
On Thursday August 18th the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved a grant for construction of the Race Communications Gigafy Occidental Project for fiber-to-the-home, high-speed broadband Internet to the unserved area west of the town of Occidental. The grant is funded by the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF), and administered and managed by the CPUC.
Occidental’s governing board in the last year has paid 44% of our water rate dollars, more than $30,000, on fines and dubious actions actions. Now they are raising our rates to pay for these actions without correcting our rate’s unconstitutional problems. Is this happening in your community? To find out read on.
Hello Occidental! It’s me, MacKenzie – I’m back, after a wonderful summer adventure.
It’s that time again – time for school and the last days of summer, and, of course, for Caws For Paws, Negri’s annual fundraiser for Petaluma Animal Services. There will be a $20 all-you-can-eat spaghetti feed, and a raffle, as well as all your local friends who you may have missed at the fireman’s barbeque. Caws For Paws is on August 19th, from 6:00 to 8:30 at Negri’s.
Summer’s just around the corner, and I for one am ready! There’s not much this summer isn’t going to hold for me. A road trip, camping, work, the start of college applications, and some coveted free time. Other than Devin leaving for college, I’m looking forward to summer and all it brings, especially sleeping in and waking up in the sunlight hours.
May is an exciting month for a cultural ‘Harmonic Convergence’ in the West County, as several of Occidental’s favorite community-based organizations collaborate to promote the arts, arts education and community.