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.
The KOWS Herd is delighted to stampede into downtown Sebastopol on December 1st , from the green fields of Occidental. With our unique West County vibe, we want to be closer to, and munch on, all the wonderful political, cultural, social, and arts worlds centered in this creatively vibrant community.
The Occidental Community Center has been a landmark at the south end of town since the mid-1970’s. In recent years the building has been underutilized. This dearth of programming has made the Center somewhat of a financial liability for its property owner, which has been Sonoma County Regional Parks. By the end of this year, Regional Parks is transferring the building over to the County’s General Services Department..