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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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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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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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Palm Drive Health Care District Sebastopol's Palm Drive Health Care District LISTENING Results
September 15, 2014
A presentation regarding community health service options will occur at a special Board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
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Sebastopol Village Building Convergence Project - Sept 12-21 Sebastopol Village Building Convergence Project - Sept 12-21
September 14, 2014
The Village Builders invite you to reclaim the commons during our first annual Sebastopol Village Building Convergence happening for 10 days in Sebastopol from September 12-21, 2014.  What does it mean to reclaim the commons?  We think that the folks who live in a place have what it takes to design and create public gathering spaces, and for far too long we haven’t engaged in these activities.  Now is the time!  
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Make Your Own Juice at Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm Make Your Own Juice at Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm
September 1, 2014
Slow Food operates a community apple press in Sebastopol where residents and visitors can bring apples and, for free, make fresh apple juice.  Whether you harvest apples from your backyard tree or purchase them from a local farmer, you will be able to press them in Sebastopol at the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm, at 7777 Bodega Avenue, about a half-mile west of downtown.  Slow Food will make its presses available most weekends from now until the end of apple season.
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - September 2014
September 1, 2014
by Sarah Glade Gurney
Students in the Sebastopol Union School District will experience new projectors and document cameras in their classrooms this fall - technology that will challenge them to analyze and evaluate the information in the palm of their hands. 
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apple press Luther Burbank Farm FREE Apple Press for Community
August 14, 2014
Slow Food Russian River's opening day at the Free Community Apple Press at Luther Burbank Farm in Sebastopol THIS Saturday, August 16th.

As far as we know this is the only FREE COMMUNITY APPLE PRESS in the US.
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Sebastopol - Village Building Convergence project Sebastopol City Council supports Village Building Convergence projects
August 11, 2014
Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters fromCittaslow SebastopolTransition, the GrangePermaculture Skills Center, and other groups recently packed the Sebastopol City Council meeting. Testimony in support of VBC came from enthusiastic advocates from 3-years-old to 70-years-old. 
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - August 2014 - STAYcation in Sebastopol
August 1, 2014
by Sarah Glade Gurney

It’s August - that last chance for vacation before school starts.  Where to go?  Limited time?  No reservations?

With so much to do right here in Sebastopol, it’s worth considering a staycation. Spend your time off in town!

Your staycation has five benefits...


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Sebastopol Pedline: Walk the Walk. Take the Survey. Win $100 Walk the Walk. Take the Survey. Win $100
August 1, 2014
Cittaslow Sebastopol has been delighted to work with Complete Streets, iWalk Sebastopol and Studio L’Image to develop a program that encourages people to ditch the car and walk when they are downtown Sebastopol. Dubbed the “Sebastopol PedLine,” it’s a pilot program of color-coded walks to help people, especially those unfamiliar with the town, to easily and scenically find their way on foot to popular destinations:
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Map of the City of Sebastopol, CA, USA Sebastopol General Plan Update SURVEY
July 27, 2014
Sebastopol's Kenyon Webster, City Planning Director, is asking the public to participate in the Sebastopol General Plan SURVEY in order to learn the prioprities of residents and visitors as the City makes updates and plans for the future.  Please take a few minutes to participate and have your voice heard.
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cittaslow Sebastopol mural project - Spirit Dog Cittaslow Sebastopol SURVEY on 12 Mural Designs
July 20, 2014

Vote on McKinley Street Murals

Cittaslow Sebastopol and Village Builders are collaborating on a project to strengthen the connection between The Barlow and the Plaza/downtown. The community is invited to vote on 2 out of 12 street mural designs submitted by area artists. The designs will be painted, literally, on the pavement of McKinley Street with the goal of creating visual interest and curiosity so that pedestrians, whether they are at Taylor Maid, or at the Plaza, will be enticed to explore further. The community will be invited to help paint the murals during the Sebastopol Village Convergence, September 12-21. To learn more about the mural project and vote for your two favorite designs, go to cittaslowsebastopol.org/murals. Survey closes Weds 7/30 at 7:00 p.m.

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Gravenstein Apple Fair - Pie Eating Contest Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebastopol at Ragle Park August 9 and 10
July 19, 2014
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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Open Our Hospital - Palm Drive Health Care Foundation Open Our Hospital - Palm Drive Health Care Foundation
July 3, 2014
Now that Palm Drive Hospital has closed, many people ask important questions. Who is the District Board who CLOSED the hospital?  Who is the “Foundation” that wants to REOPEN the hospital?  WHY did the hospital close?  CAN it reopen successfully?
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SELL Palm Drive Hospital to Foundation - PAY OFF Debts & SAVE Tax Payer Money SELL Palm Drive Hospital to Foundation - PAY OFF Debts & SAVE Tax Payer Money
July 3, 2014
There is much confusion and many opinions brought to the surface by the recent closure of the Palm Drive Hospital. The most important prominent issue of the Palm Drive crisis for the average resident is not knowing the difference between the Palm Drive Health Care DISTRICT and the Palm Drive Health Care FOUNDATION. Publicly, the lines between the District and the Foundation are indistinguishably blurred.  
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