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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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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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The Sebastopol Entreprenuers Project Sebastopol Entrepreneurs Project Needs Volunteers
July 1, 2015
The Sebastopol Entrepreneurs Project 2015 Fund Raising campaign is off to a grand start. We want to thank Balletto Winery for their generous 5-year pledge. 
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - July 2015
July 1, 2015
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Something wonderful could happen in Sebastopol, if you propose to your loved one and have your wedding ceremony in town. Your wedding bells could ring at City Hall!

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

Something wonderful could happen in Sebastopol, if you propose to your loved one and have your wedding ceremony in town. Your wedding bells could ring at City Hall!

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Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery, owned and operated by Rick Williams and his wife Leah Taylor Sebastopol Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery receives Luther Burbank Award
June 25, 2015
Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery, an iconic Sebastopol institution that promotes cutting-edge, earth friendly farming and gardening practices, is the recipient of Sonoma County Farm Bureau's Luther Burbank Conservation Award, which annually recognizes individuals and businesses that lead the way in conservation and environmental awareness. 
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Sebastopol Land Use Map - 600 Sebastopol General Plan update - Land Use meeting July 8
June 25, 2015
The City of Sebastopol General Plan update is well underway.  The General Plan is intended to set broad policy on a number of issues for the next 15-20 years. 
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REVIEW: The North Plan at Main Stage West Sebastopol REVIEW - The North Plan at Main Stage West Sebastopol
June 6, 2015
“The North Plan” at Main Stage West may just be a threat to national security. By acclaimed playwright Jason Wells, who has also acted in film and on television, it had its world premiere in Oregon at Portland Center Stage in January 2012. It’s a terrifying comedy, a lively and animated wild ride where the crassly profane collides head-on with the geeky arcane. It takes place sometime in the near future, in the aftermath of a major national emergency. The country is in turmoil, martial law has been imposed on the land, and all those black-helicopter conspiracy theorists are in full-throated frenzy. 
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Agritourism on Laguna Farm Agritourism on Laguna Farm - Sebastopol - Sonoma County
June 1, 2015
Growing into 2015, Laguna Farm is celebrating 30 years of Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) farming. Blooming into this milestone is an occasion to celebrate agriculture and inspire the community to continue to support local farms.
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Branka Harris - Art at the Source - 2015 Sonoma County Artist Branka Harris | Form + Function = Fusion
June 1, 2015
Perhaps it can be said of all artists that a piece of their personality comes out in each piece of their art. But, with Branka Harris, the boundary between artist and art is as transparent and colorful as the glass she works with.
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Farm School in Sebastopol at Permaculture Center Farm School Launches in Sebastopol
June 1, 2015
We love it here, north of the San Francisco Bay, for many, many, reasons: the beauty, the pace, the diverse ecosystems, the culture and of course – the food. Farm School, a new program beginning in August at the Permaculture Skills Center (PSC), weaves the bountiful farms, ranches, markets and food businesses of the North Bay into the training and support new farmers from all over the U.S. receive in the program.
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Sonoma County Grower's Alliance  Cultivating Community, June 14 Sonoma County Grower's Alliance Cultivating Community, June 14
June 1, 2015
A new non-profit group has formed to help represent the thousands of small cannabis cultivators here in Sonoma County. Our first fundraiser is scheduled for June 14th at the Sebastopol Grange.  This is an important opportunity to bring together the whole community of cultivators, medical marijuana advocates, local government representatives and interested citizens at this critical juncture.
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Sarah Glade Gurney - Sebastopol Sebastappeal - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Sebastopol is Changing

On a morning walk last month, I noticed other folks out too: three bearded dads walking their children to the campuses at Pine Crest School and three moms running the Laguna Trail with jogging strollers. Pretty exciting to think our demographics could be changing due to these younger families in town!

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Sebastopol Grange - Solutions for a Healthy Planet Sebastopol Grange - Solutions for a Healthy Planet
May 28, 2015
Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet?
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OpEd: What's on Your Mind? OpEd: West Sonoma County parents raise concerns about vineyard spraying near schools
May 16, 2015
Apple Blossom School has a nice ring to it, as does the Orchard View School at its side. The nearby Tree House Hollow pre-school, with children as young as two and three years old, continues this agrarian theme. These names evoke a pleasant scene of trees with students, teachers, and staff relaxing outside during recesses, as in old-fashioned one-room schools.
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Palm Drive Health Care District Meeting for Detachment Decision Palm Drive Health Care District Meeting for Detachment Decision in Limbo
May 11, 2015
Another public meeting without resolution on whether Russian River Corridor Communities can detach from the Palm Drive Health Care District and stop paying a parcel tax to support a hospital people say they no longer need. Back when the parcel tax was approved by voters, Palm Drive was the closest hospital to all West County Communities. Since then Sutter has moved to Larkfield which makes it a straight shot east on River Road from communities as far away as Jenner. Kaiser is less than a mile south, so there are now two large hospitals that serve the Russian River corridor. An estimated 45% of Russian River residents are members of Kaiser so would not use Palm Drive unless an ambulance took them there.
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