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Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz

Santa Rosa, California

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California Rare Fruit Fruit Tree Pruning & Grafting Workshop
February 1, 2017

Did you know that winter pruning promotes tree health? Ready to prune and don’t know how?

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February 1, 2017

Rent Stablization to be decided during special election. 

With a unanimous vote the Santa Rosa City Council put fair and afforadable housing to the voters on the ballot of June 6. The special election allows residents to decide whether or not they want a rent stabilization program for the city, after the establishment in August 2016 of Ordinance 4072. On September 26, 2016, a Referendum Petition was filed with the City Clerk by the California Apartment Association challenging portions of that Ordinance that established rent stabilization, eviction control and other residential tenant protections in Santa Rosa.

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January 21st March in Santa Rosa - Be Kind to ALL Sonoma County Marches for Human Rights and Unity
January 22, 2017

“Isn’t Santa Rosa wonderful?!” exclaimed the bus driver. We were four passengers, me alone up front.  I was also beaming at the display of local marchers bearing signs, while we waited for bus passage through. I had just come from that crowd, still sporting my safety-pinned note, “Love Trumps Fear.”  Mid-bus sat a Black dude dressed in orange Buddhist attire: hadn’t I seen him walking on Old Redwood Highway near my house?  Had he come to the local rally, too? 

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January 4, 2017

Santa Rosa City Council On the Move 

Santa Rosa City Council swore in two new Council members. Jack Tibbetts and Chris Rogers along with incumbents Julie Combs and Ernesto Olivares. Councilman Chris Coursey was elected Mayor and newly seated Councilman Jack Tibbetts was elected Vice Mayor. Tibbetts who received the highest numbers of votes is the youngest councilman and Vice Mayor to be seated in Santa Rosa History.

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Sewerman Helps Citizens Fight THE CLOG! Sewerman Helps Citizens Fight THE CLOG!
January 4, 2017
Santa Rosa Water’s sanitary superhero, Sewerman, made his debut on the airways and online. As the hero of a brand-new multimedia campaign, Sewerman makes a superhuman effort to help protect the community’s sewer pipes from his nemesis, THE CLOG.
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Community Forums on SRJC Bond Measure H Community Forums on SRJC Bond Measure H
November 25, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) invites Sonoma County community members to the two remaining Measure H Community Forums, where implementation and current status of Measure H bond projects will be discussed and viewed. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event.

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November 25, 2016

And the results are in – Election 2016 

Well the election is over and Donald J. Trump will be our new President for the next four years. There are a lot of mixed emotions over the results and as time goes by we will see what his presidency will bring.

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Something for Everyone at the New Wine Country Winter Fest Something for Everyone at the New Wine Country Winter Fest
October 26, 2016
This December a brand new event comes to life in Sonoma County. The Wine Country Winter Festival on December 3rd and 4th will be held at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds.
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City of Santa Rosa logo Santa Rosa City Council Candidates
October 26, 2016

For those who are still deciding in Santa Rosa here is some information on the six candidates running for Santa Rosa City Council. Remember if you do not vote your vote does not count.

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SRJC to Host Adjunct Facility Recruitment Open House SRJC to Host Adjunct Facility Recruitment Open House
October 26, 2016
Whether they work in high tech, teach at a high school, or have their own business, people from a wide range of backgrounds find teaching part-time at the college level stimulating and satisfying. 
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October 26, 2016

November 8 is the day we all go to the polls to vote: 

For those of you who vote by mail it is important that you mail in your ballot as soon as possible prior to Election Day to make sure your vote is counted on that day. I talked with Deena Thompson-Stalder, Election Manager for the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters for an explanation of the sequence of the count and why it is important to get those mail in ballots early. 

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Three Penny Opera - Allie Nordby Threepenny Opera at 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa CA
October 9, 2016

Ol’ Mackie’s Back in Town

Teeming with delightfully seedy characters in a dark underworld, imaginative staging and a truly unique musical score, the Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill classic “Threepenny Opera” at 6th Street is a rare treat for local theatregoers who long for something different. 

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September 28, 2016

Cannabis helps Veterans with PTSD 

At t their monthly meeting of Women Grow, an organization that connects, educates, and empowers diverse leaders in all segments of the cannabis industry, Dr. Perry Solomon, M.D.,Sgt. Aaron Augustis and Lynnette Shaw of the Veterans Cannabis Group (veteranscannabisgroup.com) talked about how Cannabis is helping veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). Statistics show that an average of 22 veterans commits suicide daily. According to Dr. Solomon doctors who treat veterans at the veteran’s hospital continue to rely on alternatives such as antidepressants, benzodiazepines, Vicodin, Oxycontin and Percocet for PTSD which he thinks could be adding to their PTSD.

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Snoopy’s Home Ice presents Ice Dance International Snoopy’s Home Ice presents Ice Dance International
September 28, 2016

Snoopy’s Home Ice proudly presents Ice Dance International in their only West Coast performance of ICE/DANCE: 2016, an ice show on October 15 overflowing with energy, technique and exuberant choreography.

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September 1, 2016

Measure O and Measure P on ballot in November 2016 Election 

The Santa Rosa City Council unanimously placed a pair of local measures on the November ballot to extend the existing voter-approved Measure P and amend the funding formula of Measure O. If approved by voters this November, these measures would continue locally controlled funds, allowing the City to address key infrastructure and service priorities without raising tax rates, and one would amend a public safety funding formula to reflect today’s budgetary standards. 

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Habitat for Humanity - Corporate Build Day Habitat for Humanity - Corporate Build Day
September 1, 2016
Sonoma County residents can support the store that helps build homes by donating to Habitat for Humanity Sonoma County ReStore’s Summer Drive for Donations,  July 1- August 31.
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Olympic Champion Maya DiRado receives Key to the Santa Rosa Olympic Champion Maya DiRado receives Key to the Santa Rosa
August 22, 2016
The Mayor of Santa Rosa announced today that on Thursday, August 18, 2016, he proudly presented a certificate of achievement and a Key to the City to Ms. Maya DiRado, the Santa Rosa native who received four medals at the recent Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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SRJC Summer Repertory Theater Festival Nice Work If You Can Get It plays at SRJC’s Summer Repertory Theatre
August 1, 2016
The SRJC Summer Repertory Theatre program opens its 45th season with Nice Work If You Can Get It, a prohibition-era musical that if it were any more lightweight would rip the Burbank Auditorium off its foundation and float it away like the house in Up.
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SRJC Summer Repertory Theater Festival The Little Dog Laughed at SRJC’s SRT
August 1, 2016
TI can understand some audience members’ confusion at the intermission of a recent performance of SRT’s The Little Dog Laughed. Ostensibly publicized as a riotous comedy of manners and expecting as much, they found themselves instead attending a ru
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