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2019-03-19Mar 19, 2019

The third annual We The Future Social Justice Conference will be held on Santa Rosa Junior College's Petaluma Campus on April 12.

2019-01-31Jan 31, 2019

I’m standing on a subway platform in the sweltering heat of August. I managed to make it here by following my 16-year-old daughter Kim. It was my relaxed little teen who effortlessly bought the metro card, found the right train line, and got me unstuck five times from the turnstile. It is her first morning in New York, a mere 3,000 miles from our tiny town on the Russian River in California — Guerneville, population 4,534.

 

2019-01-23Jan 23, 2019

We’re Talking about the Sebastopol Branch of the Regional Public Library. Information and statistics, proving these descriptors, abound. Let’s start with some numbers. Library Commissioner Stephen C. Zollman, recently shared them in his Annual Report to the City Council. In 2018, Sebastopol Library users borrowed over 367,324 items: books, movies, video games, home energy kits, Regional Parks passes, and more. These enthusiastic patrons share about 10,000 square feet with the dedicated staff and volunteers. In comparison, the Petaluma Library topped at 400,681 items in a 26,400 square foot facility; third place Rohnert Park-Cotati circulated 364,953 in a building of 25,000 square feet.

 

2018-12-30Dec 30, 2018

Since the broad acceptance of email as the most efficient way to communicate, the medium has grown exponentially.  According to an article written by Sharon Hurley Hall, more than 74 Trillion emails are sent every year. The numbers of emails being sent continues to go up year after year. While emails make it easy to send information to your customers, these same customers are also receiving emails from many of your competitors. Which is why I am going to talk about many of the ways you can make your stand out from the crowd.

 

2018-12-27Dec 27, 2018
2018-12-19Dec 19, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!   Winter is in full swing, and while you may not notice it, the days are slowly getting longer. Ever since December 21st, the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun’s arc across the sky has been gradually making its way north, thereby increasing our daylight and reducing our darkness.  It definitely becomes more noticeable as we head into mid to late February but fear not, it’s happening now.

2018-12-01Dec 1, 2018

As a 21-year-old Army wife, a local therapist attempted to kill herself. "Until that time, my husband hadn’t believed me when I said I was suicidal. Even the Army psychiatrists, whom I begged for help, rejected me," Gail Raborn writes, in her article about spotting the signs of a suicidal thoughts and prevention resources.

2018-11-27Nov 27, 2018

Efforts to shift school commutes away from single-rider trips to more sustainable modes of transportation, such as walking, bicycling, carpooling, and public transit are making a difference at 12 Sonoma County high schools. In spring 2019, students from each high school will also be presenting policy and/or infrastructure proposals to their local school boards or administrations.

2018-11-27Nov 27, 2018
2018-11-07Nov 7, 2018

Around midday, on October 19th, 2018, I made my way around the nature preserve that I manage in Northern California, collecting all of the footage from the trail cameras that I have positioned on the land. Having seen at least two mountain lions pass by one of my cameras at 7:45 in the morning, I expected that the big cats would be bedded down amongst the nearby cypress and manzanita for the day. I knew that the lions would be rising around sunset, so at around 5:30 in the afternoon, I headed out the ridge-top trail where the camera trap had photographed the predators nine hours prior. I moved towards one of the more overgrown paths, and in an instant, was watching two mountain lion heads bobbing their way up the steep slope towards me.

2018-11-03Nov 3, 2018

A creative and collaborative project blending public art, youth job training, environmental stewardship and education was recently accomplished in the Historic Railroad Square area of Santa Rosa. Looking along Wilson Street at the corners of 4th and 5th Streets adjacent to Chevy’s and Aroma Roasters you will now find five storm drain curb faces adorned with environmentally-themed art. These are the first artistically painted storm drains on Santa Rosa’s 18,000 drains that connect to the 100-mile network of creeks flowing through town. The project hopes to realize real-time health benefits to local water quality and creek wildlife habitat by creating this storm drain art.

2019-03-17Mar 17, 2019

There is a good bit of talk about a Green New Deal (GND), a plan to address climate change by directing federal dollars to restructure the economy, protect us from further disasters, create high paying jobs and reduce social inequities. How might a Green New Deal benefit the North Bay? 

2018-10-26Oct 26, 2018

In many businesses staff training is a haphazard affair that doesn’t happen very often. Businesses that are in high turnover industries sometimes expect their employees to come already trained, feeling that they lose money on training when people leave.  However,the gains for training staff (even if they are not with you for very long) still outweigh the costs and time spent.

 

2018-10-24Oct 24, 2018

November begins with Saturn and Mars gracing our early evening skies, but by month’s end, Saturn begins its fateful sojourn into the glare of the setting sun, leaving only Mars to reign supreme in the early evening sky.

2018-10-15Oct 15, 2018

Creative Sonoma is offering therapeutic art sessions to local public school students recovering from the fall 2017 fires.

2019-03-06Mar 6, 2019

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as The Sebastopol Regional Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week, March 5-8, 2019. Thousands of other libraries and schools across the country are celebrating this year’s theme, “Get Connected” to raise awareness about how libraries can create spaces to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content.

2019-02-26Feb 26, 2019

In February, the Dream Center announced an ongoing partnership with Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services (VIDAS), an organization that provides free legal advice and services to undocumented students.

2019-02-26Feb 26, 2019

Santa Rosa's Recreation and Parks Department is hiring over 300 seasonal employees to help run the city’s robust operation of swim lessons and public swim hours, summer day camps, youth and adult recreation programs, and outdoor park activities and amusements.

2019-02-22Feb 22, 2019

At this year's showcase, nearly 500 students from 20 public and private schools and 18 school districts will take turns showing their work, exploring the work of other students, and participating in hands-on science and maker activities. 

2019-02-21Feb 21, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Veteran Affairs office, on the Santa Rosa campus, has announced plans to partner with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVAHCS) in order to expand services for SRJC’s student veterans, beginning Feb. 26. Additional services will include assistance with obtaining VA and community resources, assistance with enrollment in VA health care, and referrals for eligible student veterans and others at the SRJC location

2019-02-08Feb 8, 2019

The Forestville Teacher's Association is officially at an impasse with the district. And WHY...? Because your teachers had the audacity to ask for average. Yes, "average". and that's only the state average. We all know that West County has an above average cost of living, yet Forestville teachers struggle to make ends meet at a wage 33% below the state average.

2019-02-01Feb 1, 2019

This year over 400 kids from ten schools will head to Ives Pool, downtown Sebastopol, for their lessons beginning the week of April 23. A former Red Cross swim instructor at Ives, Greg is looking for volunteers to teach these basic swim lessons. You just need to enjoy working with kids, and want them to be safe around the water. You will not only be helping kids stay safe, but it is a lot of fun as well.

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