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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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CVS Pharmacy in Sebastopol - Planned Building Sebastopol Sued by CVS Pharmacy
January 2, 2013

By Shepherd Bliss

On Christmas Eve, when most were at home with family and friends or out-of-town, a summons was served at the Sebastopol City Hall. The giant CVS Pharmacy sued the City and its elected officials. 

Sebastopol’s recently elected City Council voted unanimously, 5-0, on Dec. 18 to enact a temporary, 45-day moratorium against drive-through operations. CVS seeks to nullify that moratorium and proceed with plans that it has been working on since 2009, but which have not been fully approved and permitted, to build two stores with drive-throughs.

CVS, its partner Chase Bank, and their Pennsylvania-based developer Armstrong have been trying to convince Sebastopol to allow them to move their two stores, now located at the edge of town, to a prominent downtown corner. A super-majority have opposed that move, for various reasons; only a few have supported it, mainly because of financial gain and family loyalties.

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The Hospital That Would Be Healed- Sonoma West Medical Center The Hospital That Would Be Healed - Sonoma West Medical Center
February 25, 2015

Northern California Community Rallies to Save Hospital in Spite of Nationwide Closures Epidemic

While an alarming trend of closing hospitals continues across the country, a small hospital in Sebastopol, California is rallying to re-open thanks to unprecedented community support and an entrepreneurial strategy.

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Sonoma West Medical Center offering Tours of Renovated Facility Sonoma West Medical Center offering Tours of Renovated Facility
February 24, 2015

Sonoma West Medical Center, formerly Palm Drive Hospital, will be offering tours of the newly refurbished and renovated hospital beginning on March 14.

These tours will allow the public to visit areas of the hospital normally off limits and also to see a typical private patient room.

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Proposed Dairyman Winery site at 5150 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa Sebastopol City Council Unanimously Opposes Dairyman Winery Proposal
February 4, 2015
After the Sebastopol City Council heard from two-dozen residents on Feb. 3--all of whom spoke against the huge Dairyman Winery and Distillery proposed for Highway 12--it unanimously and vigorously opposed the project. The large, attentive crowd flowed beyond standing room into the lobby. Now the project goes before the County of Sonoma, where it will ultimately be decided.
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Dairyman Winery in West Santa Rosa Dairyman Winery in West Santa Rosa opposed by Laguna Advocates
February 3, 2015

Following are rough notes on a meeting yesterday at the site of the huge Dairyman Winery and Distillery being proposed close to the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the Santa Rosa floodplain. It will be discussed this Tuesday evening at a Public Hearing of the Sebastopol City Council. The deadline for comments on this fast-tracked, alcohol-processing factory is currently Feb. 4 to Sonoma County's Permit and Resources Management Department. A vigorous and detailed discussion has been occurring on Waccobb.net, which is apparently the only public news source currently covering this important, breaking story. Please forward to anyone whom you think might be interested.

Shepherd Bliss, 707-829-8185
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Molly Eckler - Captures Wildlife in Watercolor Paintings Molly Eckler - Captures Wildlife in Watercolor Paintings
February 1, 2015
“The continuity of the natural world with its fantastic variations and specific adaptations for coexistence offers humanity a forgotten sense of balance. There is also a sense of joy and wonder -- this is what I hope to communicate through my art.” --Molly Eckler
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Sebastopol's Dog Park - Sonoma County, CA Sebastopol's Dog Park
February 1, 2015
by Shepherd Bliss
Having read articles complaining about dogs, which I shamefully must admit having done, I want to appreciate Sebastopol’s Dog Park as a good place for those four-leggeds and their two-legged human companions. We can gather, socialize, play, frolic, share stories, teach and kid each other, as well as build community among these two species.
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Sarah Glade Gurney

You Just Gotta LOVE Our Small Town!

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation - Molly Eckler painting Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation Celebrates 25 years
January 28, 2015
The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is proud to announce that 2015 will be the 25th Anniversary of its founding and the beginning of our work to restore, conserve, and inspire public appreciation of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. 
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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation - Molly Eckler painting Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation Celebrates 25 years
January 28, 2015
The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is proud to announce that 2015 will be the 25th Anniversary of its founding and the beginning of our work to restore, conserve, and inspire public appreciation of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. 
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - December 2014
December 1, 2014
by Sarah Glade Gurney

 The Holiday Season in Sebastopol 

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Eric Thompson, Elly Lichenstein, Madeleine Ashe Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at Main Stage West – REVIEW by Harry Duke
November 10, 2014
Christopher Durang’s “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, which proves one thing - theatre people LOVE plays about theatre people!  Not that it’s a bad play; it’s just that having some knowledge of theatre - Chekhov in particular – and the personalities and egos involved could increase your enjoyment of this comedy currently running at Sebastopol’s Main Stage West.
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Standing, from left - Elly Lichenstein, Madeleine Ashe, Naomi Sample, Tyler Costin; Kneeling - Eric Thomspon, Ivy Ros Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at Main Stage West, Sebastopol CA
November 8, 2014

Of Hootie Pies and Voodoo Dolls in Bucks County, PA

Have no fear. This crisp and wickedly funny homage to the revered Russian writer Anton Chekhov,  by American playwright Christopher Durang, may be filled with references to themes in Chekhov’s work, but they are so cleverly interwoven into the story that you don’t even have to know Chekhov to enjoy the fun. And if you do, all the better. What’s more, it’s fresh. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” just opened on Broadway last year and won the Tony Award for Best Play.

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Open Palm Drive Hospital? Opinions Differ Palm Drive Hospital on the Ballot - Support vs. Skepticism
November 1, 2014
Opinoins very widely on whether Palm Drive Hospital should re-open as the new Sonoma West Medical Center. With so many to-notch large hospitals close by, can this small hospital succeed under new management and revised services? Is it necessary? Can it be financialy sustainable?
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CVS/Chase original plan CVS/CHASE The Process From the Beginning
October 12, 2014
On June 14, 2011, Sebastopol's Planning Commission voted 4-2 to reject the proposed CVS Project. No findings were submitted to the City Council to explain the bases for this lopsided vote.
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ELECTION 2014: Sonoma County KEEP the Senate BLUE campaign ELECTION 2014: Sonoma County KEEP the Senate BLUE campaign
October 6, 2014
I recently got involved with a local team which is part of a national effort to keep a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate in the upcoming election. This group is called, Keep the Senate Blue. The core people are veterans of the last two Obama campaigns.
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - October 2014
October 1, 2014
by Sarah Glade Gurney
When the State of California cuts its support for Sebastopol, the voters have a tough choice to make: cut services or raise revenues?
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - October 2014
October 1, 2014
by Sarah Glade Gurney
When the State of California cuts its support for Sebastopol, the voters have a tough choice to make: cut services or raise revenues?
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Hedda Gable - Dana Scott, Ilana Niernberger Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen at Main Stage West - Sebastopol
September 27, 2014
Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen has crafted some of the strongest women characters in theatre. The strongest of them all, and perhaps the most difficult to portray, may be Hedda Gabler. To say she’s a troubled woman is an understatement. She’s an intriguing mix of sociopath, temptress, dominatrix and neurotic, all wrapped up in a very decorative package. Ibsen’s play of the same name premiered in Germany in 1891 and was not well received, and no surprise. Few characters demonstrate such a calculated lack of empathy (with the possible exception of Regina in “The Little Foxes”), and few endings are as dismal. But the play went on to become a classic. The adaptation of Ibsen’s play by Brian Friel, now being presented at Main Stage West, is an intricate story filled with taut suspense and fine performances by every member of the cast.
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SBC Coyote painting on McKinley Sebastopol Ten Day Village Building Convergence SUCCEEDS
September 22, 2014
Participants in the ambitious ten-day First Annual Sebastopol Village Building Convergence (VBC) painted murals on streets in this small Northern California town and filled the Grange Hall, the Permaculture Skills Center, and other sites from September 12 to 21.
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