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  • From Rags to Center Stage The Art of Maria Isabel Lopez
    From Rags to Center Stage The Art of Maria Isabel Lopez
  • Discover Art. Discover the Artists. Art at the Source Preview Exhibition
    Discover Art. Discover the Artists. Art at the Source Preview Exhibition
  • Theater Review "Agnes of God" Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
    Theater Review "Agnes of God" Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
  • LGBTQI Elder Information and Assistance Program Launches
    LGBTQI Elder Information and Assistance Program Launches
  • OPINION: Who is the Animal?
    OPINION: Who is the Animal?
  • Food For Thought Announces 22nd Annual Spring Home and Garden Tour
    Food For Thought Announces 22nd Annual Spring Home and Garden Tour
  • California Presidential Tax Transparency Bill Approved
    California Presidential Tax Transparency Bill Approved
  • The New Normal and our Circle of Influence
    The New Normal and our Circle of Influence
  • Public Workshops and Survey on Sonoma County Composting Facilities
    Public Workshops and Survey on Sonoma County Composting Facilities
  • Santa Rosa video series FAQ on Roseland Annexation
    Santa Rosa video series FAQ on Roseland Annexation
  • Tolay Lake Regional Park Final EIR and Master Plan ready for Board of Supervisors approval in May
    Tolay Lake Regional Park Final EIR and Master Plan ready for Board of Supervisors approval in May
  • Sonoma County High School Graduation Rate Rises
    Sonoma County High School Graduation Rate Rises
  • Donate Your Used Travel Trailer for Low Income Housing in Sebastopol!
    Donate Your Used Travel Trailer for Low Income Housing in Sebastopol!
  • IMPACT Teen Drivers to Educate Students about Distracted Driving
    IMPACT Teen Drivers to Educate Students about Distracted Driving
  • 2017 Sonoma County Spelling Bee Competition Champions
    2017 Sonoma County Spelling Bee Competition Champions
  • Review – “The Birds” at Main Stage West in Sebastopol
    Review – “The Birds” at Main Stage West in Sebastopol
  • Audubon Canyon Ranch discover Mountain Lion Kittens
    Audubon Canyon Ranch discover Mountain Lion Kittens
  • SMART Train safety testing at higher speeds 6 am to midnight
    SMART Train safety testing at higher speeds 6 am to midnight
  • Risky Business Panel: A Chance for Parents and Teens to Talk on April 18th
    Risky Business Panel: A Chance for Parents and Teens to Talk on April 18th
  • Review – “The Odd Couple” at Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma
    Review – “The Odd Couple” at Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma
  • Music from Around the World in Sonoma County
    Music from Around the World in Sonoma County
  • Volunteer for Cittaslow Sebastopol
    Volunteer for Cittaslow Sebastopol
  • Visiting Mr. Green at 6th Street Playhouse
    Visiting Mr. Green at 6th Street Playhouse
  • UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab - Seasonal Bee Gardening
    UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab - Seasonal Bee Gardening
  • Things to Consider Before Giving to Your Grandchildren
    Things to Consider Before Giving to Your Grandchildren
  • Sebastopol Gallery’s 10th Anniversary
    Sebastopol Gallery’s 10th Anniversary
  • Reading with Your Little One
    Reading with Your Little One
  • Pledge for the Planet and The Community Resilience Challenge
    Pledge for the Planet and The Community Resilience Challenge
  • OPINION: The Legacy of Andy Lopez
    OPINION: The Legacy of Andy Lopez
  • Unique BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary Facing Closure
    Unique BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary Facing Closure
  • The Sugar Bean Sisters at Spreckels
    The Sugar Bean Sisters at Spreckels
  • The Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance Foundation Garden Tour - May 19 and 20
    The Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance Foundation Garden Tour - May 19 and 20
  • the NeuwPolitic: Artists Explore at Petaluma Arts Center
    the NeuwPolitic: Artists Explore at Petaluma Arts Center
  • LETTERS to Gazette Readers - April 2017
    LETTERS to Gazette Readers - April 2017
  • Four Shillings Short at Occidental Center for the Arts
    Four Shillings Short at Occidental Center for the Arts
  • Celebrate Day of the Child - April 29, 2017
    Celebrate Day of the Child - April 29, 2017
  • A Guide to the Night Sky for April 2017 by Tre Gibbs, L.A.A.S.
    A Guide to the Night Sky for April 2017 by Tre Gibbs, L.A.A.S.
  • Sebastopol City Council Agrees to Provide Housing & Services for Mobile Home Park
    Sebastopol City Council Agrees to Provide Housing & Services for Mobile Home Park
  • Mental Health Series Begins
    Mental Health Series Begins
  • CalTrans Greenlights Sebastopol Pedline
    CalTrans Greenlights Sebastopol Pedline
  • Yeti Restaurant - Indian & Nepalese Cuisine
    Yeti Restaurant - Indian & Nepalese Cuisine
  • Sonoma County Farm Trail Tours- April 29 - 30 Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies
    Sonoma County Farm Trail Tours- April 29 - 30 Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies
  • IOLERO: Sheriff Must Pull Back on I.C.E. Deportations of Immigrants
    IOLERO: Sheriff Must Pull Back on I.C.E. Deportations of Immigrants
  • Ethnic Elegance in Occidental - Galleria, Mad Hatter
    Ethnic Elegance in Occidental - Galleria, Mad Hatter
  • BENEFIT- Hoofbeats in the Vineyard At Shone Farm for Equi-Ed Therapeutic Equestrian Program
    BENEFIT- Hoofbeats in the Vineyard At Shone Farm for Equi-Ed Therapeutic Equestrian Program
  • A Day on the Village Green - Gatekeepers, Nurturing Nature and the Arts, April 29 ~ 11 am to 4 pm
    A Day on the Village Green - Gatekeepers, Nurturing Nature and the Arts, April 29 ~ 11 am to 4 pm
  • OPINION: Standing Up for Sonoma County Immigrants
    OPINION: Standing Up for Sonoma County Immigrants
  • OPINION: Standing Rock is Not Over
    OPINION: Standing Rock is Not Over
  • OPINION: No! Trump’s Great America­
    OPINION: No! Trump’s Great America­
  • Neighbor to Neighbor - Homelessness and Housing for All
    Neighbor to Neighbor - Homelessness and Housing for All
  • Getting Arrested Saved My Life
    Getting Arrested Saved My Life
  • Feed Seniors to Win a Tiny House
    Feed Seniors to Win a Tiny House
  • Climate Change Policy is the Wrong Direction for Housing
    Climate Change Policy is the Wrong Direction for Housing
  • Climate Change and the Russian River Water Problem
    Climate Change and the Russian River Water Problem
  • Pernicious Pesticides - Hiding in Plain Sight - April 2017
    Pernicious Pesticides - Hiding in Plain Sight - April 2017
  • Kari DeSaulnier: Exhilarating Freedom
    Kari DeSaulnier: Exhilarating Freedom
  • Book Review: Little Big Lies
    Book Review: Little Big Lies
  • Sonoma County Fire Fighter News and Events
    Sonoma County Fire Fighter News and Events
  • Apple Blossom Festival Art Show
    Apple Blossom Festival Art Show
  • OPINION: The Legacy of Andy Lopez
    OPINION: The Legacy of Andy Lopez
  • Plant Sales for Good Causes
    Plant Sales for Good Causes
  • Meetings Slated to Update Well Owners On New Groundwater Agencies
    Meetings Slated to Update Well Owners On New Groundwater Agencies
California Presidential Tax Transparency Bill Approved

California Presidential Tax Transparency Bill Approved

Senate Elections Committee Approved SB 149 on Tax Day

Millions of Americans filed their tax returns this week – yet President Donald Trump’s taxes are still a mystery. This is despite the fact the President promised to release his taxes months ago during the campaign.

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SMART Train safety testing at higher speeds 6 am to midnight

SMART Train safety testing at higher speeds 6 am to midnight

SMART Train is moving into its next phase of systemwide safety testing. Trains will begin testing as early as 6 a.m., and ending as late as midnight.

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Neighbor to Neighbor - Homelessness and Housing for All

Neighbor to Neighbor - Homelessness and Housing for All

In August of 2016, Sonoma County declared a homeless emergency. 1 Since then there have been two well-attended summits on homelessness put on by the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma.

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Climate Change Policy is the Wrong Direction for Housing

Climate Change Policy is the Wrong Direction for Housing

Several years ago I participated in Santa Rosa’s advisory committee on green building. Its purpose was to consider additional local regulations beyond those already mandated by State building code. I was skeptical since new rules would likely add to the escalating costs of building housing.

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Climate Change and the Russian River Water Problem

Climate Change and the Russian River Water Problem

Climate Change is in the news more and more despite the White House windbag ordering that EPA and NASA delete all references to climate on their websites and publications.

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Pernicious Pesticides - Hiding in Plain Sight - April 2017

Pernicious Pesticides - Hiding in Plain Sight - April 2017

What’s yellow and orange and dead all over?

Bright orange streaks pop from the verdant Sonoma County landscape this spring. These are poisoned plants, treated by glyphosate. If you are like me, you may have overlooked this phenomenon, but once you know, it is impossible to ignore.

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Fighting Food Insecurity One Meal at a Time

Fighting Food Insecurity One Meal at a Time

Can one meal provide empowerment? The Sonoma County Junior Commission believes it can, and they are committed to fighting to end poverty and food insecurity in our own county. The Junior Commission, made up of Sonoma County high school students, is hosting its third year of the Fight to End Food Insecurity Project

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