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Occidental Oriented by Mackenzie Nekton

Occidental, California

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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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Free Private Building Lateral Replacements for Occidental County Sanitation District Ratepayers Public Review For Occidental Wastewater Transport
January 4, 2017

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.

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November 25, 2016

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.

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October 26, 2016
As I am writing this, I am in Portland, Oregon, 15 stories up, and looking out over the city. In the spirit of not the city, I’d like to dedicate this article to the botanical and natural beauty of Occidental. 
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September 28, 2016
When I think of Occidental, I think of this: a nondescript afternoon, the weather ambiguous, the sky clear, the leaves still green. I’m walking from town to my house, and have stopped at the bottom of the hill to investigate the trickle of the creek that presently ran below the road.
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September 1, 2016
When I think of Occidental, I think of this: a nondescript afternoon, the weather ambiguous, the sky clear, the leaves still green. I’m walking from town to my house, and have stopped at the bottom of the hill to investigate the trickle of the creek that presently ran below the road.
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fiber-to-the-home, high-speed broadband Internet CPU grants Fiber-to-the- Home Internet to the Occidental Area
August 24, 2016

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.

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How Towns Cheat Water Ratepayers An Occidental Case Study How Towns Cheat Water Ratepayers An Occidental Case Study
August 1, 2016

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.

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August 1, 2016

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 PawsNegri’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.

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May 27, 2016

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. 

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Occidental Events: May 2016 Music and Art: Community Collaboration is Converging on Occidental!
May 1, 2016

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.

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Finally, a Viable Solution for Wastewater in Occidental Finally, a Viable Solution for Wastewater in Occidental
April 1, 2016
The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) hired a consulting firm, Stantec, to evaluate tertiary treatment for Occidental.
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April 1, 2016
Oh April, how I love thee… It’s the season for daffodils and forget-me-nots, for rain, sunshine, and my birthday. I’m 17 on the 11th! I’m hoping that this year is full of new friends, new experiences (positive ones), and enough sleep.
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March 1, 2016
What makes babies cry? Sometimes it’s a poopy diaper, and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes its hunger or exhaustion, or sometimes is that Daddy is nowhere in sight—the instinct that tells us something is right. On a Thursday not too long ago, I was holding Laurel, a little angel with lungs that could support an hour of nonstop crying.
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Markus James KOWS 107.3 FM Breaks Sound Barrier
March 1, 2016
Headlining a Mar. 18 fundraiser for radio station KOWS-FM will be Markus James, a West County resident when he’s not traversing the world in search of deep pockets of sound in far-flung corners of the planet.
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February 4, 2016
The season of love is upon us, and this year, rather than ranting about Devin or my mom (who are both very worthy of love), I’d like to take a moment to love the place we live. I think it was last year’s February column that was themed “love where you live”, but as a grumpy sophomore, I wasn’t feeling it as much. This year, as some of my friends start their last semester of high school, and beloved several teachers leave my school, I’m feeling particularly grateful for Occidental and those who work hard to keep it beautiful. 
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Occidentl Sewer District site plan Occidental Waste Water Facility Public Comment January 7
January 2, 2016
The Sonoma County Water Agency, which operates the Occidental County Sanitation District’s (District) Wastewater Treatment Facility, is holding a community meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, January 7 to review sewer plant upgrade alternatives and to discuss the option of trucking the District’s effluent to nearby treatment plants.
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January 1, 2016
 With the holidays safely behind us, we embark upon a new year. A fresh start with which to change for the better, the New Year often inspires people to make drastic pronouncements of good intentions. They are more commonly called New Year’s Resolutions, and I thought I’d share a few of my family and I’s. I am going to try to drink more water, even if it is in the form of tea, attempt to get some muscle tone in any part of my body, and be a supportive and not clingy girlfriend when my boyfriend of quite some time leaves for college this fall. He, Devin, is going to Tufts University in the greater Boston area, and he’s super excited, and so am I. Mostly. Minus the whole continent between us bit. But I am, nonetheless, very excited for him to go to his top choice school in a city he’s always wanted to live in.
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