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2018-09-21Sep 21, 2018
As Sonoma County’s cannabis industry moves into the regulated commercial market, the County’s Code Enforcement staff has increased its efforts to halt unpermitted cannabis operations. The County delivers quick turnaround times to respond to cannabis complaints and bring these operations into compliance with County ordinances. Since January 2017, the County shut down more than 600 unpermitted cannabis operations, mandated environmental remediation, and billed over $435,797 in related fines.
2018-09-14Sep 14, 2018
What if I told you last year there were 2,412,151 cigarette butts or 1,739743 food wrappers all collected from beach cleanups. Shocking, right? Well here’s one more: enough balloons were collected to lift a great white shark according to Ocean Conservancy in 2017. All that trash would still be on the beaches if people like you didn’t help. This year International Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, September 15, 2018. There are cleanups taking place all over the world; many in Sonoma County. So, choose your beach or river and come out and make a difference. Let’s try and get all the trash out before the rains come. If you cannot make the September 15th cleanup there are other ongoing/monthly events throughout the county.
2018-09-13Sep 13, 2018
PG&E installed its 100th weather station in Sonoma County to capture additional meteorological data to predict where extreme wildfire danger could occur.
2018-09-11Sep 11, 2018
In this unique production, Spreckels presents a spectacular example of contemporary drama. Join Christopher on a fascinating journey through his world; terrified of being touched, and unable to comprehend the intricacies of social interaction, the teenager is brilliant with mathematics.
2018-09-11Sep 11, 2018
Boot up your dusty computers from the 1990s to enter a fairy tale video game with frolicking princes, a bitmap Milky White cow, Oregon Trail inspired death scenes, MS-DOS projections, and a selfie-obsessed Little Red Ridinghood. Lucky Penny has turned this musical upside down with a technological twist that gives edgy humor to Stephen Sondheim’s popular work.
2018-09-11Sep 11, 2018
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday heard public comment on six lawsuits against the county, approved an amendment to the county’s mining ordinance and granted county employees affected by the fires 40 hours of leave time.
2018-09-10Sep 10, 2018
Hopefully, this test will inspire people to sign up for SoCo Alert and that the county will learn enough to understand how cell and computer/phone is not enough t get people's attention in a real emergency.
2018-09-10Sep 10, 2018
Santa Rosa city staff will present a plan to incentivize taller residential buildings downtown at the City Council's September 25 meeting. 
2018-09-10Sep 10, 2018
We're inching our way out of fire season. Or so they say. With our new normal, fire season is stretching out months longer than before. We're working to play catch up to issues like heavy fuel loads while planning ahead to ensure a healthy and bright future for our fire agencies (and ultimately the constituents we both serve). It's not easy work and it's definitely not quick, but I am happy to report that we've secured nearly $1 million in funding for our county fire agencies, with the bulk going directly into West County.  
2018-09-10Sep 10, 2018
Since the October 2017 firestorms, the University of California Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County (UCMGSC) has worked to develop a series of recommended actions property owners can take to create more fire-resistant landscapes and properties.
2018-09-07Sep 7, 2018
As goat dairy company Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery celebrates its 50th year, Jennifer Bice looks to the future, adapting her farm to the immediate challenges of climate change, drought, and wildfires to protect the animals she loves and the land that sustains them. 
2018-09-21Sep 21, 2018
North Bay residents participated in both sides of a debate at the Global Climate Action Summit over how to best fight climate change and whether local governments have done enough.
2018-09-07Sep 7, 2018
At events this Fall, MTC and ABAG staff will be taking a closer look at seven strategies to promote a more mobile Bay Area by 2050, a place where everyone has a suite of travel options to use on demand, regardless of where they work, live and play.
2018-09-06Sep 6, 2018
The Wildlands Conservancy’s Gateway to the Jenner Headlands Preserve is now open to everyone who wants to experience exceptional views of our stunning coast. We now have the opportunity to explore the trails of this spectacular 5,630-acre nature preserve any time — and to climb to the top of the highest peak along the coast on Sonoma Land Trust’s Pole Mountain Preserve.
2018-09-05Sep 5, 2018
Through an absurd plot and quirky characters, local playwright Bob Duxbury emphasizes conversations about selfish forms of philanthropy, the importance of true kindness, and using objects as a form of spiritually letting go.
2018-09-02Sep 2, 2018
Sonoma County Gazette Guide to the Potstickers in Sonoma County. We eat, we taste, we dissect, we critique all 46 Chinese restaurants in Sonoma County on how they prepare and serve POTSTICKERS. Then we tell you our TOP 5 and offer up a recipe to try yourself.
2018-09-02Sep 2, 2018
What do the following have in common: a dedicated but woefully underpaid community college professor; a conniving nephew manipulating his elderly aunt; a most unusual creation story; and vigilante enforcement of handicap parking rules?  
2018-09-02Sep 2, 2018
Greetings, fellow coastal creatures. It’s that time of year again - surfers know: the best season for surfing is from September to January.The Northern Light Surf Shop has been serving Bodega and passers-by since 1986
2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018
Back when I was a professional gardener, I had clients who insisted on having me lay down landscape fabric then putting bark on top of it to discourage weeds. I hated this practice and tried to talk them out of it. Weeds come anyway because seeds find any crevice to tuck themselves into and bark has plenty of crevices.
2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018
I created the Sebastopol Living Peace Wall in downtown Sebastopol to promote the cause of peace and justice by honoring the peacemakers among us. Every year we infuse the peace wall with life by adding four peoples’ names to the granite panels and by putting on an Induction Ceremony and Celebration. This year’s honorees are:Daniel Ellsberg, Dolores Huerta, Tui Wilschinsky andTherese Mughannam.
2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018
The US Supreme Court has rejected Sonoma County’s last-ditch appeal to keep Sgt. Erick Gelhuas from facing trial. The Iraq war veteran has been charged with the 2013 wrongful shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez as the boy walked down a neighborhood street with a toy rifle. This is the fourth failed appeal, which has thus far cost the County some $4 million in taxpayer dollars.
2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018
Local environmental groups in the San Francisco Bay area and Sonoma County often point to the successes of this resident-led initiative as proof we in the North Bay are a “Green” community. As a matter of fact, many of the organizations promoting tourism to the North Bay and Sonoma County invoke the natural beauty and conservation as marketing tools to get the visitors to come to the “Sonoma County Wine Country”. Going green has become a profitable approach now.
2018-09-21Sep 21, 2018
James Gore and James Lee Witt, two men involved with the North Bay’s fire recovery, may be positioned to influence how communities across the country prepare for natural disasters.
2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018
At the farmers’ market you will find all sorts of grapes in season from Concord grapes to seedless grapes to green grapes. They are great for making jams and jellies, juice, grape seed oil, raisins, currants and sultanas, not to mention wine. Although my favorite way to eat them is by popping them off the vine and into my mouth.   
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
The County of Sonoma is updating County regulations for septic systems in order to meet state-mandated regulations that protect water quality and public health. Permit Sonoma invites the public to attend upcoming community meetings to share feedback on the proposed Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual.
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
The California Towhee is an unassuming bird. It scurries around the ground in suburban neighborhoods inconspicuously, scratching for seeds and insects. It is often described as plain brown and drab, especially when compared to the more ornate Spotted Towhee. However, the California Towhee has some subtleties that are often overlooked. For instance, it has cinnamon-colored feathers under the tail. It also dons a charmingly understated matching necklace.
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
As our children return to school, beauty surrounds many Sonoma County campuses, with bucolic hillsides and sprawling farmland. Yet, unseen toxicity lies within and around these rural schools. For the first time, data about this toxicity is now available to inform parents and the community.  
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
Cucumbers were first cultivated in Thailand centuries ago and spread rapidly throughout Asia and India. Vinegar has been used in one form or the other for more than 10,000 years. Their pairing goes as far back as 2400 BC when cucumbers were pickled along the Tigris valley.
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
Blissfully unaware that their home is being undermined by Nazi ideology of antagonism toward anything “other,” the residents of Berlin revel in playful night life and quiet romances. Political tension builds, turning friends against each other, and culminating in a chilling transition into Nazi controlled Germany.  
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
It’s been a sheep solution: Carefully controlled grazing has eliminated many of the non-native, invasive plants that were choking out flowers and native grasses. Not only that, the sheep have created a significant fire break because the same invasive plants that choke out wildflowers are fast-burning fuel for wildfires.
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
The Sonoma County Office of Resilience and Recovery's five year Fire Recovery Plan and the Sonoma County General Plan Update will prioritize land-use altercations and other policies with the goal of reducing fire risk, improving emergency preparedness, and making our communities and lands more resilient, healthy and climate-smart.
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
We live in a death denying indeed a death defying society and I am society’s child. In fact, as a nation we would rather not mention that troublesome event at all. People pass away, expire, or “kick the bucket”.  
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
Under Proposition 64, marijuana is now legal in California for those over 21 years old—at least under state law. However, cannabis use is still a crime under federal law and the potential penalties are severe for those who are not U.S. citizens.
2018-09-21Sep 21, 2018
After several months of discussions, labor and business representatives failed to find to find common ground about how to best spend the money from an affordable housing bond on Santa Rosa's November ballot. 
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
We all know that fire is one of the oldest and most powerful tools that humans have but what we often forget is that most of the landscapes we know and love have also been shaped by fire, and in many cases, by fires that humans have started.
2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018
Last month my family flew to Connecticut for a long-awaited vacation. Our connection time in Chicago was supposed to be 1 ½ hours, but due to “crew scheduling issues”, our flight was delayed an additional three hours. We did not arrive until 3 am (instead of 10 pm as scheduled). Do I have any “flight rights?”
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
There are two new guys in Windsor. Their names are Mobile Charlie and Chuck and they are cute pop-up cutouts of Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is coming to the Windsor Town Green to join RainJoe Snoopy!
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
Hot dawg! The ambitious proposal to spruce up the Springs and give it pizazz is moving forward.Evidence of the community’s interest can be seen by active citizen attendance at the Springs Community Alliance meeting in mid-August. Chair Rich Lee introduced County Representative Yolanda Solano who moderated the meeting.     
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
The Spring Lake Water Bark, a leash-free day for dogs to swim and romp on the sand, kicks off at the Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon onSaturday, September 8. Water Bark days will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 8-9, 16, 22-23 and 29-30. No Water Bark will be held on Saturday, September 15 because Spring Lake will be busy with a cross country meet that day.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
On September 15 from 9AM to noon, Coastwalk will run clean-up events at 18 local coastal locations, one of the largest debris collection and removal efforts in Sonoma County and California. Coastwalk is a statewide non-profit headquartered on S. Main Street.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
There were no old people in the Springs Community Hall the night Ken Brown, former longtime mayor, put on a Middle Eastern fusion event called “Jews, Blues and Sufis”, just a bunch of grey-heads and greybeards frolicking on the dance floor in joyful gyrations. It was a pleasure to see them, I was too weary to join but watching from the sidelines, people I’ve seen in various progressive political circles now cavorting as if they were kids.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
A group of over 100 supporters gathered to launch the Laura Reichek Housing Hub, a satellite of COTSopened in Santa Rosa to assist victims of the devastating fires of October 2017 in Northern California.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
The Roseland Village Teen Center has reopened for the rest of the year at Roseland Library in Roseland Village Shopping Center. Run by Sonoma County Boys and Girls Club the Teen Center is for young people in grades 7 to 12. On Saturday, October 27 at 10 am there will be a “Make a Difference Day” effort to clean up Roseland Creek, Roseland Neighbor Wood, and surrounding neighborhood areas in the center of Roseland. OnSaturday, October 27 at 10 am there will be a “Make a Difference Day” effort to clean up Roseland Creek, Roseland Neighbor Wood, and surrounding neighborhood areas in the center of Roseland.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
Join the Friends of the Petaluma River and the Sonoma RCD for Petaluma’s fall watershed clean-up, Saturday, September 15, starting at 9 a.m. at Steamer Landing Park, in downtown Petaluma, and returns to the park for a BBQ at noon. There will also live music and raffle prizes too. For more info and to sign about in advance, visit friendsofthepetalumariver.org.
2018-09-19Sep 19, 2018
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions comprised of strong winds and low relative humidity are either occurring now, or will shortly.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
Last chance to wear your Hawaiian outfits. I love this mellow Luau in Penngrove Park. The food is great—kalua pork, yams, Hawaiian Rice, Asian salad, Hawaiian chicken, and dessert, exceptional performance by Taimalietane Islands Of Polynesiadance troupe, and funds go to upkeep of the lovely Penngrove Park, owned by Penngrove Social Firemen.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
In the Fifth District, we’ve been talking a lot about carrying capacity these days.bOur office defines carrying capacity as the maximum number of visitors that a site can satisfy at one time. I think if you survey any west county resident, they’ll likely tell you we’re nearing, have reached or have far exceeded the area’s carrying capacity — especially during summer, when tourists seek respite from summertime heat, and especially along the river and coast.  
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
On September 3, Labor Day, at 4 pm,Speaking of Palestine will debut on the nation’s first bilingual public radio station, KBBF, 89.1 FM. The show will be hosted by members of the North Coast Coalition for Palestine. We are honored to being a part of the KBBF family. Speaking of Palestine will feature news and views concerning Palestine/Israel from facts that respect the Palestinian people. Although not unique, Speaking of Palestine is one of a handful of shows that does this.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
BRIGETTE MANSELL, MAYOR: Healdsburg Citizens do not disappoint! On two separate nights, hundreds of our neighbors poured into our public school high school gym, to provide ideas, share their dreams, and pose their questions for the SDAT process. As a proud mayor and citizen, we participated, fully, providing our visiting team with rich, specific in-put and a diversity of thinking in our stakeholder meetings.  
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
It has been the season of pink sunshine here in Geyserville and the rest of northern Sonoma County and beyond—which sounds so cheery. Unfortunately, it’s what I notice when look at the mix of sunlight and shadows on the ground when there is either visible or invisible smoke lingering in the air, which has been the case for weeks now.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
In the last publication, I asked for readers to send me their suggestions, concerns or questions regarding the expanding homeless population in Graton. I received a lot of feedback. Some from e-mails, some calls and then some just passing conversations on the street.
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District has operated responsibly for many years, and has been an excellent steward of the public’s trust. However, the District faces a severe financial crisis that could lead to drastic measures, including laying off personnel and closing stations.  
2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”—Margaret Mead
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
After a month of discussion, a legislative committee tasked with writing regulations governing wildfire preparedness and responses released draft legislation on Tuesday night, just three days before the end of the legislative session. The Wildfire Preparedness and Response Legislative Conference Committee, a ten-member group of Senators and Assemblymembers tasked with writing a bi-partisan bill to improve California’s rules for wildfire response, mitigation and prevention.
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors declared that September is National Preparedness Month. The preparedness campaign provides an opportunity for all of us to ready ourselves and our families now and throughout the year for potential emergency situations. According to the website Ready.gov the focus of the 2018 National Preparedness Month is:Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
2018-09-18Sep 18, 2018
At its Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors applied for a state grant to fund outreach and treatment for mentally ill homeless people, approved new usage rules for the county's veterans buildings and awarded a construction contract to build a tunnel connecting the jail with a new county courthouse.
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
Concerned about preventing discrimination from rearing its ugly head in Guerneville? Have any complaints or suggestions for our local law enforcement? Maybe you would just like to thank law enforcement for providing us with a dedicated deputy and doing a good job at treating all of our community members with fairness and respect? Wanna talk about how homelessness or immigration policies affect our community? The Sonoma County Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) will be bringing a road show here to Timberline (16440 4th St, Guerneville) on Thursday, Sept. 27th at 5:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Incoming Sheriff Essick and Supervisor Hopkins will also be attending.
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
September is upon us: WOW! It's back to school cutting Summertime fun short for all the kids! Guess I got lucky when I was attending school because we had three full months of summer.
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
Summer is definitely in full swing, I saw tomatoes at the farmers market on Friday. Mine are still a few weeks away, though my fig tree has started producing and I picked my first basket of blackberries yesterday—hooray!
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
So those groovy Guerneville Gators are back in school, so be sure to exercise caution along the roadways and bus stop areas, as our youth are sometimes hard to see from the inside of our vehicles; SLOW DOWN and be AWARE!    
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
NEXT Forestville School Board Meeting is September 13. 6pm - Teacher’s Lounge at Foresville School. THIS IS IMPORTANT!  
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
Just before the Global Climate Action Summit, called by Governor Brown, in San Francisco from Sept. 14-18, thousands will march around the world, but especially in San Francisco, to “Stop Fossil Fuels and Build 100% Renewable Energy!”.
2018-08-29Aug 29, 2018
The early fog has burned off, leaving us with a lovely sunny day. The rage redwoods surrounding my airy cyber-hut are outlined against the clear blue sky and the smoke from the dreadful fires has dissipated here. We hope that those fires will soon be extinguished and we salute the brave firefighters for their tireless work on all of our behalves!  
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
We have been in a period of time when the energetic patterns have been extreme. Two planetary phenomena have been foreshadowing unexpected shifts and changes on both the collective as well as individual levels.
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
I have three daughters; I call them my cubs. I am a mother bear running on instinct, teaching them to forage, hunt, and protect themselves. My duty is to help them survive the wild life of the schoolyard and then the real world.
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
A new health insurance option awaits consumers this fall. Proponents say it will offer lower premiums and relief from increasingly expensive Obamacare policies sold in the so-called individual market.  That’s the place where people who don’t have employer or government-sponsored insurance turn when they need coverage.
2018-09-18Sep 18, 2018
‘The Naked Truth’ is an odd combination of explicit sex discussions and heartwarming friendships that last through arguments and tumultuous circumstances. A group of women in a pole dance class find common ground despite a dichotomy of personalities and maturity in a rapid-paced sequence of events. The audience glimpses selected conversations that are either provocative or give insight into the challenge each woman is overcoming—whether finding the strength to see her beauty during relentless breast cancer treatments or having the confidence to speak up for herself.
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
What fairly new idiocy is raining down on unsuspecting souls who just want to watch a favorite TV show—not have an on-air doctor’s visit? Medical advice thru pharmaceutical advertising, that’s what!  
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
The 300 square mile Gualala River Watershed is located in northwestern Sonoma County and partially in southwestern Mendocino County. It’s unique in that there are no cities or large towns within this watershed. The western half of this region is home to a sizable redwood forest. In fact, there are a couple of sections of ‘old growth’ redwoods still uncut. Save The Redwoods League (SaveTheRedwoods.org) has acquired a section of one of the Richardson Ranches east of Stewarts Point to preserve these trees.
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
A mysterious patient is wheeled in for “Literary Surgery” by an eccentric group of nurses who bicker over his treatment, occasionally expressing themselves through song. In the bizarre, timeless hospital, the doctor reveals that the afflicted poet is William Shakespeare. To restore him to health and sanity, fragments of his plays are performed through dance, music and a slow-motion broadsword melee choreographed by Marty Pistone.
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
As a result of last year’s Putnam Challenge Grant, nearly $200,000 has been allocated to improvements in this beloved Petaluma park. Helen Putnam Park visitors will notice improved trail access, a rock retaining wall overlook above the pond, and new picnic tables. Over the next 12 to 24 months, expect more trail work, habitat restoration, enhanced directional and interpretive signage and an upgrade of accessible parking and pathways to restrooms.  
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
I love September! For me I can just feel that change is around the corner. We start to think about the many fall time events and slow down a little.
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
Most of you know that Suzi Schaffert, former co-owner with her husband Don, of Don’s Dogs and the Rio Theater, passed away last month from pancreatic cancer at the age of 63. A wake was held August 25th at the amphitheater.
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
As the tilted Earth orbits the sun, there are times when the top half (northern hemisphere) is leaning toward the sun and receiving more daylight than night (summer) and times when it’s leaning away from the sun and receiving more night than daylight (winter). In between these two extremes, there are times when neither hemisphere is leaning toward nor away from the sun, and both hemispheres receive equal amounts of day and night. On September 22nd at 6:40 pm, Earth will be in this position and Fall will officially begin as we experience what’s known as the Autumnal Equinox. Equinox is a Latin word, roughly translated to mean “Equal Night” meaning, equal amounts of night.   
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
Car Fire Safety: Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you can see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately.
2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018
After a five-hour discussion about proposed changes to cannabis regulations earlier this month, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors quickly passed the regulatory amendments and appointed three new members to the Sonoma County Cannabis Advisory Group at its meeting on Tuesday morning.
2018-08-27Aug 27, 2018
The first Santa Rosa Symphony concert of the 2018-2019 season -- Francesco Lecce-Chong’s first as SRS Music Director -- opens on October 6, 2018, with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 5.
2018-09-16Sep 16, 2018
Under the Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Assistance, the USDA provides grants, of up to 25% of projects costs, to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase and install energy efficiency improvements. To learn more about the program, sign-up for the upcoming workshop and resource fair on November 6th in Santa Rosa. 
2018-08-27Aug 27, 2018
I can’t believe Summer is over! The great thing about September is that the Oscar caliber films start coming out. The one I’m excited about is “The Sisters Brothers” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal.
2018-08-26Aug 26, 2018
“I feel great entertaining,” says Rudy Colombini, who will be performing with his band, the Unauthorized Rolling Stones, Sept. 20 at Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village.
2018-08-26Aug 26, 2018
When Julia witnessed Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone, she was smitten. The regularity and sheer energy of this geothermal natural wonder struck something deep in her. She returned to California and was determined to recapture the magic it sparked for her. She painted geysers, designed jewelry with geyser imagery, created mini-sculptures of geysers, included geysers on her sewn ukulele pillows, and applied the theme to her entry in the 2018 Sonoma Community Center’s Trashion Fashion by creating a “Geyser Gown”. 
2018-08-20Aug 20, 2018
Some time ago a reporter writing a story on sales asked me a simple question – “If you had to give one piece of advice on how to improve sales what would it be? ” I replied that my one piece of advice would be – “Don’t be obnoxious.”
2018-08-19Aug 19, 2018
Today’s high stress feline executive lives under a great deal of pressure. Making mission-critical decisions, such as deciding on the most advantageous window seat for napping, and management of distracted, unfocused humans takes a toll on even the most laid back kitty VIP.
2018-08-19Aug 19, 2018
Janelle Hanchett, author of I’m Just Happy To Be Here, is a wonderful writer. She can be sassy and sarcastic without sacrificing poignancy. I would like to take credit for her talent and her articulate expression as I was her high school English teacher. But, I can’t. She was a natural.
2018-08-18Aug 18, 2018
The salmon are running .This is the best news of our village this week. Our fishermen had a lousy crab season and not much of a salmon season last year.  
2018-08-15Aug 15, 2018
Since the onset of the devastating Mendocino Complex Fire on July 30th, the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California, has made six critical deliveries of emergency food to Lake County.
2018-07-31Jul 31, 2018
With the Trump administration attempting to roll back many progressive measures, and with the possibility of a Supreme Court that is unfavorable to abortion rights, it seems useful to look at the current state of abortion access in the US. While this data is a few years old, it is the most recent available and comes mainly from a very reliable source, theGuttmacher Institute (although definitely “pro-choice”).
2018-07-31Jul 31, 2018
LETTERS from Gazette READERS - September 2018
2018-09-14Sep 14, 2018
More than 20 volunteers, 66 volunteer hours, and 20 cubic yards of mulch later, Petaluma’s new SMART train platform is looking beautiful!
2018-07-17Jul 17, 2018
It takes a certain kind of person to step into the general management of a family legacy business like Dry Creek Vineyard, take up the yoke and plow forward. I’m going to go out on a limb and claim that personal integrity is a critical ingredient for that drive.

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