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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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Recovering Equilibrium  in the Time of Trump Recovering Equilibrium in the Time of Trump
January 4, 2017
The morning after Trump’s election a sense of dread fell over me. Sebastopol, my home of seventeen years, felt for the first time treacherous. My psychotherapy clients, friends, and family have had similar reactions. Some can no longer bear looking at the news. Others can’t stop looking.
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January 4, 2017
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Sebastopol’s New Mayor in the New Year 2017

“I’m a Mayor with training wheels,” Una Glass described herself last December 6th after the Sebastopol Council unanimously selected her as Mayor.  She outlined her priorities for 2017. At the top of her list: immediate Council response to our housing crisis. 

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Si Kahn at Main Stage West, Sebastopol, CA HOPE by Si Kahn at Main Stage West. Sebastopol CA
December 10, 2016
The world premiere of “Hope” at Main Stage West is yet another heartfelt and rousing work by noted poet, songwriter, social activist and playwright Si Kahn. As Artist in Residence since 2011, it’s his fifth show to be presented at MSW (all directed by his long-time friend, MSW Artistic Director Elizabeth Craven). His “Mother Jones in Heaven” a few seasons back was a sensational hit with audiences and critics alike.
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City of Sebastopol logo City of Sebastopol redesigns website to be mobile-friendly
December 5, 2016

Mobile-friendly, Online Bill Pay and More Opportunity for Feedback Lead Site Changes

Residents of Sebastopol may now pay water and sewer bills online, find out how to apply for a business license from a smartphone, and get a preview of the agenda for the next City Council Meeting from a tablet.  The City of Sebastopol just launched a newly redesigned website, www.cityofsebastopol.org, bringing a cleaner, more modern look and enhanced features to Sebastopol residents and visitors.

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Sanctuary Cities on the West Coast Sanctuary Cities - is Sebastopol next?
November 30, 2016

Open Letter to Sebastopol City Council and others,

Let’s discuss Sebastopol declaring ourselves a sanctuary city. In such cities, the local police and officials refuse to share information and collaborate with federal agents from ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement), who seek to deport residents. Many immigrants, both documented and undocumented, feel unsafe since the recent presidential election, as do others.

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Rotary Be a Gift to the World Sebastopol Rotary Community Grant Applications Open
November 30, 2016
Once again the Rotary Club of Sebastopol has opened up the application process for their Community Grants Program. “Since 1925, Sebastopol Rotary Club has given more than $1.75 million to hundreds of local non-profit organizations, putting Rotary’s “Service Above Self” motto into action,” says Rotarian President David Schreibman. “Last year alone we awarded approximately $36,000 to deserving organizations.” This program is made possible through fundraising efforts at October’s Lobster Fest with 100% of the money going directly to those in need. 
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Hippie Bug Backstory of “The Hippies” Exhibit
November 25, 2016
The Hippies are invading Sonoma County again!  With the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury  in San Francisco coming up, the West County Museum in Sebastopol is mounting an exhibit “The Hippies” that will open October 30th.  The curators, Erin Sheffieldand Sue Gary are collecting memaorabilia from the Hippie elders in our midst to recreate the environment that these rebels against consumerism and conformity built in the forests of Graton and Occidental 1966-1973.
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November 25, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Sebastopol Council Welcomes Two New Members

With “provisional” results from November 8, it seems clear that Neysa Hinton and Michael Anthony Carnacchi will take two open seats on the City Council.

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Sebastopol Time Bank Sebastopol Man Finds Time Bank Multilevel Help
October 26, 2016
Kent Don signed up for the Sebastopol Area Time Bank (SATB) when he first heard about it last spring, and now he’s one of its most enthusiastic supporters.
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October 26, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

Construction Zones – End Dates?

Thank you for enduring the road construction around the corner of the CVS site and over the Highway 12 bridge across the Laguna. From the number of times that I’m asked about these two projects, I can tell our patience for long queues at traffic lights is wearing thin. 

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Hippie Bug The Hippies Redux
September 28, 2016
The Hippies are invading Sonoma County again!  With the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury  in San Francisco coming up, the West County Museum in Sebastopol is mounting an exhibit “The Hippies” that will open October 30th.  The curators, Erin Sheffieldand Sue Gary are collecting memaorabilia from the Hippie elders in our midst to recreate the environment that these rebels against consumerism and conformity built in the forests of Graton and Occidental 1966-1973.
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September 28, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

For what might be the first time in history, Sebastopol has a write-in Council candidate. Craig Litwin, who served on the Council from 2000 to 2008, including two times as Mayor, has qualified to run for office alongside Neysa HintonMichael Carnacchi, and Jonathan Greenberg. All four candidates will participate in each of the following free public forums.

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Sebastopol Map Meet Sebastopol City Council Candidates
September 2, 2016
FORUM, Sept 28: The Grange will sponsor a non-partisan Sebastopol City Council candidates’ forum Wed., Sept. 28. The doors will open at least by 6 p.m. and the presentations are scheduled to start at 6:30. The Grange Hall is at 6000 Sebastopol Road, also known as Highway 12. People are welcome to arrive early and stay after for a while to extend the conversation. Co-moderators will be Grangers Lawrence Jaffe and Hrieth Pezzi. Admission is by donation. All are welcome, KOWS producer Arnold Levine has volunteered to broadcast it live and Waccobb.net moderator Barry Chertov post it to his website. Updates and further information from organizer Shepherd Bliss at 3sb@comcast.net.
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September 1, 2016
by Sarah Glade Gurney

School’s in Session – Slow Down Sebastopol! 

Let’s pay attention to Linda IrvingPrincipal at Park Side Elementary School and Superintendent of the Sebastopol Union School District, when she advises us to take extra care driving around town right now, as we adjust from summer mode to school time. There are more cars, pedestrians and cyclists on our roads, especially on those favorite routes between schools. 

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Grab N' Grow Grab N' Grow's Clean Manure Challenge
September 1, 2016
Compost production in Sonoma County has been under increasing duress over the last year. Beginning with the closure of Sonoma Compost in late 2015, our county has experienced a massive decrease in locally made material. And now we face another threat looming over the limited production that remains—manures that are tainted with potent herbicides and pesticides, rendering it unusable for compost production. 
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Sebastopol Candidate for City Council - Neysa Hinton Sebastopol Candidate for City Council - Neysa Hinton
September 1, 2016
I am Neysa Hinton and I am running for a seat on the Sebastopol City Council in the November 8thelection.  Although this is a volunteer community position which pays just a small monthly stipend, it is an important job in the City of Sebastopol since it guides what the City of Sebastopol is today and what it will become in the future.
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Free Range Guitars Making Music Beautiful
August 7, 2016

Free-Range Guitars on Main Street in Sebastopol has been a long-time coming and eagerly awaited.   Internationally recognized luthier Harry Fleishman has not had a shop that was open to the public for nearly forty years.  “I wanted to have more contact with people, especially musicians.  Lutherie is a fairly solitary job; I’ve lived in Sebastopol for 15 years and only now am I meeting some of the wonderful musicians with whom I share this town.” 

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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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Cittaslow Sebastopol Cittaslow Sebastopol SURVEY business and development
July 23, 2016

Why a Community Impact Questionnaire is Important

Environmental Impact

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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