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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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Sebastopol Community Questionaire The Importance of a Community Questionaire
August 1, 2016

When a new business development is proposed, the state of California currently has a requirement for an Environmental Impact Report: a massive document prepared by an objective third party that outlines potential ecological threats and suggests changes to offset them.

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August 1, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

We’re experiencing construction projects scattered throughout town, with pile-driving noise and dust blowing, not to mention the traffic congestion created by lane and sidewalk closures. 

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Sonoma County Guide to Pools, Rivers, Lakes and Boat Rentals Sonoma County Guide to Pools, Rivers, Lakes and Boat Rentals
July 1, 2016
Summer is all about playing in the water...in our rivers, lakes and swimming pools
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June 29, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

“Is it happening this summer?” folks have been asking about Jim Corbett’s summer concert series.

YES! Mr. Music has put together another great line-up, including local talent, for the free Peacetown Summer Concert Series, for the fifth year in a row. 

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Chimera Arts and Makerspace Opens in Sebastopol Chimera Arts and Makerspace Opens
June 29, 2016

Chimera Arts and Makerspace is a growing community of creative people in Sonoma County interested in art, making, and creative pursuits of all shapes and sizes. We meet regularly to talk about our interests, work on projects, and share knowledge.

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May 25, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Perhaps you remember vacations like I do.

During grade school, I saw a lot of the USA in our Chevrolet – as many states as my parents could drive through, several National Parks, and historical spots like Boston and Washington DC. Old enough to travel alone for several weeks, I spent time with my relatives in Utah, as well as with my best friend who had moved far away to Southern California. After high school, I toured Europe with a train pass. As a new homeowner and working mother, I didn’t have time or money to spend on vacations any fancier than camping. Now semi-retired, I chose activities, like hiking or bicycling trips.

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Film Debut: Common Ground Film Debut: Common Ground
May 25, 2016
Is there room in Sonoma County for agriculture, affordable housing and open space? Join the public debut of “Common Ground: Speaking Out on Land Use in Sonoma County,” a short film featuring the diverse perspectives of local farmers, environmentalists and affordable housing advocates on the topic of land use and the need for a shared dialogue in our community.
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Sebastopol Grange PAN Report Sebastopol Grange Pesticide Report
May 25, 2016
Kids on the Frontline has a focus on children living near agriculture, who are often on the front lines of exposure to pesticides because of where they live and go to school. Because they are still developing, children are especially vulnerable to the effects of pesticide exposure. 
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May 1, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Listen for Your Doorbell

Citizen volunteers continue to seek support for the renewal of Sebastopol’s Urban Growth Boundary [UGB] during the first half of May. If you’re a registered voter within Sebastopol’s city limits, they’ll be at your front door, providing information and asking for your signature to qualify this initiative.

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KOWS Radio 107.3 FM - West Sonoma County Community radio 5th District Supervisor Candidate Forum in Sebastopol
April 1, 2016
West Sonoma County voters are invited to meet and listen to Fifth District supervisorial candidates in Sebastopol, Thursday, April 28, 7-9pm at the 5th District Supervisor Candidates’ Forum to be held at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street.
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April 1, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

It’s already April? What happened to January, February and March? The time went by too fast, maybe because there’s so much going on in Sebastopol! 

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Sebastopol Center for the Arts Kids Show Spring into Nature: A Trip Through My Sonoma County
April 1, 2016
Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA) presents a gigantic art installation of more than 500 art pieces created by students from local Sonoma County elementary schools in grades 1-8. The three volunteer coordinators of this exhibition Natalie Boothe, Sally Briggs, and Angela Sturr, worked relentless for months: contacted the teachers, took hundreds of leaflets to schools, and worked within the classrooms to bring to the show the most extraordinary work. The gallery will be filled with hundreds of paintings, drawings and sculptures representing the Magical Nature that surrounds us. 
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Sebastopol Time Bank Sebastopol Opens Time Bank Pilot Study to Address Housing Costs
March 13, 2016
Looking for a way to beat the high cost of housing in Sebastopol? Cittaslow Sebastopol and the City of Sebastopol are exploring the option of “Time Banking” with a Time Bank Pilot Study
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Net Zero Energy and Affordable Housing Zero Net Energy and Affordable Housing
March 1, 2016
Zero Net Energy (ZNE) construction is usually associated with the wealthy. The term ZNE often conjures up images of a posh LEED-certified house with a plug-in sports car in the garage. However, thanks to Humboldt County residentsSean Armstrong and Michael Winkler, a new breed of Zero Net Energy housing stock is now becoming available to low income residents.
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Meadow School Grant Petaluma, Sebastopol Receive Educational Grants from Wells Fargo
March 1, 2016
Sebastopol’s Sun Ridge Elementary School and Petaluma’s Meadow Elementary School received grants from Wells Fargo. Sun Ridge received a $5,000 grant to install new baseball field turf, and the Meadow School received a $2,000 grant for equipment for their theater program.
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March 1, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

On March 1, the Council will hear important safety issues. Please read the packet, attend, and participate. These issues involveeveryone on our sidewalks and roadways.


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Ilana Niernberger, Laura Jorgensen The Road to Mecca at Main Stage West, Sebastopol CA
February 17, 2016
The creative impulse - where it comes from, what triggers it and why - has long been a favorite topic of  discussion. And the “starving artist” struggling for recognition has been featured in gloriously fictional musicals and operas like “American in Paris” and “La Boheme”. The less glamorous but no less compelling stories of real-life artists have also received their share of attention. One of the best of these may be a play called “The Road to Mecca” by South African playwrightAthol Furgard. It premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut in 1984, and off-Broadway in 1988 after runs in London and elsewhere. Furgard also directed and performed in the play himself.
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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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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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