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2018-05-02May 2, 2018

On Friday, May 18th, Occidental Center for the Arts is proud to present an Evening with Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard Professor of Government and co-author of international bestseller,How Democracies Die.

2018-01-05Jan 5, 2018

GOALS: I have made a couple of New Year resolutions for 2018, get back in the habit of bike riding and get more involved in charity work.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery’s current show, “The River” reminds me of Judy Collins new song, “River of Gold” and the journey of water.

2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018

Well, hello there ya’ll­—I can’t quite fathom that another month has rolled by already, but here we are.The Fool’s Parade was awesome as always, I love that my home-town can still bring out the freaks and weirdo’s in profusion.

2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018

Well folks, in the last few hours I have seen hail, bright sunshine and pouring rain. Welcome to another wacky west county Spring neighbors.

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

I am happy to be home, after a wonderful three weeks of adventure in Panama. We didn’t get to swim with Whale Sharks as was hoped for, but in the process of trying did get to see sea turtles, reef sharks, rays, eels and lots of beautiful fish and coral.

2018-02-05Feb 5, 2018

It’s currently 5:24am and I am in the storm before the calm. No, I’m not talking about the local weather which thankfully has provided a few storms since last I wrote, balancing out a bit with the generally calm winter we’ve had.

2018-02-02Feb 2, 2018

Bill Wheeler, plein air artist of renown as well as human rights activist, departed the planet much too early at the early age of 77. He put up a good fight against Parkinson’s and other ailments, but finally surrendered in his own home, surrounded by his loved ones.

2018-02-02Feb 2, 2018

The recent catastrophic fires in both Northern and Southern California should serve as a wake-up call to home and business owners everywhere! A lot of people view insurance as a mandated requirement that is costly and confusing, however, if the fires taught us anything, it is that the proper insurance is an absolute necessity!

2018-01-14Jan 14, 2018

When the Tubbs Fire roared through Santa Rosa’s Larkfield area in October, it not only gutted the northern end of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, but also the nearby sculpture garden where a number of Sculptor Bruce Johnson’s ( ) monumental redwood-and-copper sculptures were on display. Sadly, some of the pieces were burned to the ground. The fickle flames left others severely charred, while some pieces went virtually untouched.

2018-01-05Jan 5, 2018

GOALS: I have made a couple of New Year resolutions for 2018, get back in the habit of bike riding and get more involved in charity work.

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