Sarah Glade Gurney is currently on the Sebastopol City Council
“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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open House & Plant Sale
Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, 10 AM –4 PM. FREE
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.
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.
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).
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.