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Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney

Sebastopol, California

Sarah Glade Gurney is currently on the Sebastopol City Council

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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - Sarah Gurney - February 2016
February 4, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

“OK, love your pet…” 

“…just don’t use my front yard!” Seb-towners voice this concern with increasing energy. No one wants to clean up after someone else’s dog. It’s not even pleasant to pick up after your own dog while you enjoy a walk around town. But it’s the right thing to do. So be courteous and pick up after your dog.

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Russian River Ambulance at Emergency room door Sonoma West Medical Center Celebrates Opening
January 18, 2016
Looking out over the hundreds of West County supporters happy to be shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors in the Sebastopol Community Center to celebrate the Sonoma West Medical Center [SWMC] being in business, it became clear that our hospital is a living, breathing symbol of what makes a healthy community. Local restaurants donated their fabulous food, and lined the walls of the community room with their cuisine. Wineries and breweries donated their libations, and local musicians donated their talent. The Sonoma West Medical Foundation combined efforts with the SWMC Auxiliary and hospital staff to create the event. But it was the public who made the event the celebration it was.   
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - Sarah Gurney - January 2016
January 1, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

"It Takes Stamina to Make Democracy Work." 

As Sebastopol’s Mayor for 2016, I endorse this quote by a local citizen about our civic process. 

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Sebastopol Must Renew Urban Growth Boundary Sebastopol Must Renew Urban Growth Boundary
January 1, 2016
In 1996, Sebastopol was one of the first cities in Sonoma County, and the nation, to enact an Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) to protect farmland and open space on its borders from sprawl development. The UGB was locked in with voter approval by a significant majority, and had a twenty year time frame for those voter protections. The UGB expires at the end of 2016. 
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - December - Sarah Gurney
December 1, 2015
by Sarah Glade Gurney
Beginnings and endings; I began 2015 with a special guest article for theGazette and I’m ending 2015 the same way, thanks to the generosity of Sarah Gurney, the monthly columnist. 
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The Beeler Pathway to Net Zero Energy The Beeler Pathway to Net Zero Energy
December 1, 2015

A net-zero energy building (NZEB) is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building annually is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. Under California’s Building code, Title 24, all new residential construction is to be Zero Net Energy by 2020 with all new commercial buildings achieving this goal by 2030. In a sense, all California building owners are already somewhere on the path to Net Zero Energy, even if they are only at the beginning.

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Jennifer Bice - founder of Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery Sebastopol's Redwood Hill Creamery sold to Swiss Dairy Emml
December 1, 2015
Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery’s Founder, Jennifer Bice, announced today that she has chosen Switzerland-based Emmi to acquire her company, which will become an independently operated subsidiary of Emmi Holding (USA), Inc. The makers of the nation’s leading goat milk dairy brand, Redwood Hill Farm, and the nation’s leading organic lactose-free cow dairy brand, Green Valley Organics, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery will continue business as usual at their creamery’s location in Sebastopol, CA.
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Sonoma West Medical Center Sonoma West Medical Center opened in Sebastopol
November 1, 2015
Much to the joy and amazement of many, the Sonoma West Medical Center opend at 10am on Friday October 30th with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Until the day befre they still weren't sure they would get approval from state inspectors but crossed trained their staff and got everything ready for the final approval. As soon as the word was YES, the annoucnments went out and the doors flung open.
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - November - Sarah Gurney
November 1, 2015
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Celebrate Friendship and World Peace

On November 7, Sebastopol World Friends hosts its annual Friendship Dinner at the Enmanji Buddhist Temple.  Sharing food and culture from our sister cities, the group will serve an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring sushi, borsht, dumplings and other international treats. Taiko drumming and Ukrainian music follow dinner.  

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Building Community with Spirit Works Distillery Building Community with Spirit Works Distillery
October 2, 2015

Eating is an agricultural act, as Wendell Berry famously stated. But what about drinking? Living here in ag-rich Sonoma County, with vineyards across the street and orchards down the road, it’s easy to raise a glass of locally made wine, beer, cider, even kombucha. 

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Our Backyard Garbage Patch, The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation Our Backyard Garbage Patch in Laguna de Santa Rosa
October 1, 2015
We have all heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but how many of us know about the Great Laguna Garbage Patch in our own backyard? Between Guerneville Road and River Road, trash and wood debris have been building up in the channel for years. On September 17th the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, the Sonoma County Water Agency and Social Advocates for Youth got together to celebrate a massive clean-up effort. 
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Sam Coughlin, Laura Jorgensen REVIEW - “4000 Miles” by Amy Herzog at Main Stage West, Sebastopol CA
September 18, 2015

Reviewed by Suzanne and Greg Angeo, Members, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle

Smart and Scintillating “4000 Miles”

In its North Bay premiere, this Obie-Award winning play by noted American playwright Amy Herzog currently being presented at Main Stage West is a complex, brilliant and occasionally snarky character study about relationships and identity. After its Off-Broadway run in 2011, it was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, which is a pretty good indicator of its importance in the theatre community.

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Nigerian medical team headed by Princess Frances Kemelagha, M.D. and Dr, Dennis Allagoa A Medical and Rotarian Collaboration - Telemedicine for Nigerian Hospital
September 1, 2015
On Sunday evening, August 23, in the Rose Garden at Sonoma West Medical Center, the ripple of human emotion at witnessing a dream come true could be felt even as the ocean breezes rustled the trees. After an introduction by Raymond Hino, CEO of Sonoma West Medical Center, each of the six members of the Telemedicine training team from Yenagoa, Nigeria told the reception how critical this technology is to saving lives in their country. 
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Luther Burbank Experiment Farm’s Open House, September 26 & 27 Luther Burbank Experimental Farm Open House, September 26 & 27
September 1, 2015

Open House & Plant Sale

 Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, 10 AM –4 PM. FREE

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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - September 2015
September 1, 2015
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Kudos to Diana Rich, Executive Director of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center and her 150+ volunteers for the fabulous Tour D’Organics. Thank you, too, to Ride Director Daniel Rich, along with course marshals from the Red Peloton and local medical professionals from Velomed. Hundreds of cyclists enjoyed the beauty and bounty of the West County, touring local farms and orchards. Mark your 2016 calendars for August 14 to participate next year.

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Food For Thought Antiques: Need an Estate Sale? Food For Thought Antiques: Need an Estate Sale?
August 1, 2015

What is an estate sale?

An “estate sale” refers to liquidating the entire contents of a property. The reason for an estate sale can be a stressful event such as divorce, illness, financial stress, the changing needs of an aging parent or the death of a loved one, or it can be a planned downsizing or relocation. Unlike a yard sale, an estate sale typically takes place in the home and usually includes the full range of home furnishings.

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Art at the Gravenstein Apple Fair Art at the Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebatopol, Sonoma County
August 1, 2015

Are you looking for something special to grace the walls of your home or office?  Come to the Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebastopol’s Ragle Ranch Park, August 8-9, and choose from a large selection of paintings, prints and photographs by members of the Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County (AWS). 

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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - August 2015
August 1, 2015
by Sarah Glade Gurney

While the days are still long, remember two fun outdoor opportunities within 10 minutes’ drive of downtown: Ragle Ranch Park to the west and our Laguna Preserve to the east. Each location hosts beautiful, well-maintained trails and is kid-friendly. 

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Sebastopol Downtown Sebastopol’s Formula Businesses Ordinance
July 11, 2015
Mayor Patrick Slayter opened Sebastopol City Council’s July 7 public hearing on a proposed ordinance regulating formula businesses by correcting the use of the word “ban” to describe it. “This has never been a discussion about a ban; it has been a multi-year discussion about how to guide development and retain local control.”
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Gravenstein Apple Fair- Carriage Rides 12 Facts About the Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebastopol Ragle Park August 8 and 9
July 1, 2015
For forty-one years now, every August during peak gravenstein season, Sonoma County Farm Trails has produced our primary annual fundraiser, the Gravenstein Apple Fair (GAF). Since the late ‘70s this beloved country fair has been held in Sebastopol’s Ragle Ranch Regional Park. Part of the magic and charm of the fair is undoubtedly the setting. Vendors, tents, stages, and animal pens are all nestled among the park’s majestic oak trees and grassy clearings.
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