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Lynda Hopkins Caught in the Cannabis Crosshairs

Lynda Hopkins Caught in the Cannabis Crosshairs

By no stretch of the imagination could Lynda Hopkins be called a “pot politician,” but she’s the supervisor of the Fifth District, where more marijuana is cultivated than in any other district in Sonoma County. Geography, agriculture and politics have pushed her front and center where cannabis is concerned, not just locally but nationally.

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VOTING on Palm Drive HCD Hospital’s Future - Town Halls before Special Election March 5

VOTING on Palm Drive HCD Hospital’s Future - Town Halls before Special Election March 5

On March 5, voters in the Palm Drive Health Care District will go to the polls to decide if Sebastopol’s struggling public hospital will be leased, then sold, to a private, for profit company, American Advanced Management Group of Modesto. The District is putting the former Palm Drive Hospital on the market because it has consistently lost money. Despite 20 years of good faith efforts and multiple managers, the District is $28 million in debt and in its second bankruptcy. Former employees and vendors are still owed more than $8 million.

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Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency Hosts Public Meeting

Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency Hosts Public Meeting

Representatives of a new local water agency presented information about a state-required fee on well owners within the Santa Rosa Plain to pay for a new groundwater regulation program.

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Helping Homeless - How Do Advocates for the Homeless Stay Motivated

Helping Homeless - How Do Advocates for the Homeless Stay Motivated

Homelessness is one of Sonoma County’s most intractable problems. Despite the efforts of local activists, nonprofits, and government agencies, the number of people living on the streets, in vehicles, and in improvised shelters remains largely unchanged from year to year.

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Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz - February 2019

Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz - February 2019

On January 12th, Assembly District 2 represented by Assemblyman Jim Woods had their Assembly Delegates Elections.  Those elected will serve for two years on the Central Committee for the California Democratic Party representing District 2 that includes parts of Santa Rosa and all the way up the coast to Eureka. ... A crowd of 4500 people gathered at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa for the 2019 Women’s March on January 19.

 

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