Sarah Glade Gurney is currently on the Sebastopol City Council
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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Have no fear. This crisp and wickedly funny homage to the revered Russian writer Anton Chekhov, by American playwright Christopher Durang, may be filled with references to themes in Chekhov’s work, but they are so cleverly interwoven into the story that you don’t even have to know Chekhov to enjoy the fun. And if you do, all the better. What’s more, it’s fresh. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” just opened on Broadway last year and won the Tony Award for Best Play.
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...