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Occidental Oriented by Mackenzie Nekton

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Nov 24, 2017

Marylu Downing is one of Sonoma County’s best known painters, and with good reason: Her work has appeared on book covers, posters, cd’s, tee shirts and hangs in hundreds of homes here and worldwide.

Nov 23, 2017

The return of the rains has been most welcome. The creeks are talking to us again. I noticed yesterday the little waterfall on Graton Rd. has returned for the winter. All the vegetation has been washed of its accumulated dust and ash bringing out the vibrant colors of the fall.

Oct 23, 2017

Greetings fellow Occidentalites. I am currently sitting in a beautiful garden inAjijic, Mexicoto write my column. My Mother, Aunt & I came here to see my Uncle & pay our respects to the passing of his wife, their sister.

Sep 27, 2017

The Art Gallery at Occidental Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the6rd annual “Pointless Sisters” Art Quilt Show from October 6-29, 2017.Opening Reception is Saturday, October 7th, 2-5 pm. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

Sep 27, 2017

Greetings fellow Occidentalians. My name is Gino Gaffney and I have been selected to be the new author of the Occidental Oriented column for the wonderfulGazette.

Aug 31, 2017

When I first started writing this column, in 2014, I didn’t really understand how much it would affect my life. It seemed like a fun thing to do while I was in high school, and a potential good resume point down the road. It has turned out to be those things, and so much more.

Aug 31, 2017

To celebrate the successful 10 month run of “The Hippies,” the multi-media exhibition at the West County Museum, the Western Sonoma County Historical Society invites all alumni of Morning Star and Wheeler’s Ranches to its next quarterly general meeting.

Jul 30, 2017

Oh, late summer! I missed the birdsong and the old men grumping at me at 7am. Oh yes, as of the time of writing, the Grove is in full swing, and every day I don the ugly red smock and say “sir” like it’s the only word I know.

Jun 28, 2017

After more than 25 years of the Sonoma County Water Agency playing games around Occidental sewage disposal, the newest insult emerges. Wrapped in moral bankruptcy, the otherwise enjoyable and beautiful town seems to have no problem acting like a selfish prima donna with no need to request, but rather just impose their raw sewage unnecessarily on the rest of us with impunity.

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