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Occidental Oriented by Mackenzie Nekton

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2019-03-26Mar 26, 2019

The Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market (OBFM), a mainstay of the Sonoma County small agricultural industry, decided not to reopen in the 2019 season this June in downtown Occidental.

2019-02-27Feb 27, 2019

OCCAC at this point basically consists of two people. Kudos to them for carrying the torch of improving the Community Center, finding this foundation and putting together the grant proposal. On the bright side my attendance represented a 50% increase, on the downside – come on friends and neighbors, please step up your help is needed! They meet every first Thursday at 6:30pm at the Community Center (March 7th). Another group I work with, the Occidental Community Council would really benefit from some increased community interest. We meet the third Saturday of every Month at 10:30am at the Community Center (March 16th).  Our longtime secretary is retiring so we could use help in that regard or, if note-taking isn’t your thing we could use help in deciding what community projects are most deserving of the thousands of dollars we have in our budget for this year and beyond.

 

2019-01-30Jan 30, 2019

Though today feels more like Spring, I would like to say “happy Winter” to everyone. When last I was writing for the Gazette, we hadn’t quite crossed over into Winter yet. I love how just a few days after becoming Winter the days actually start to get longer, beckoning us forward towards a New Year. Did ya’ll see the lunar eclipse last weekend? It was pretty spectacular. Did you lose power last week? It was a pretty wet and wild set of storms we got wasn’t it? I give thanks to the firefighters and linemen out in the storm keeping us safe and doing their best to keep our power on. The return of the salmonids to our local waterways. This weekend I went down to the observation deck at Salmon Creek School and in 15 minutes of viewing saw two fish attempting to jump the waterfalls. If you have never seen this spectacle with your own eyes, let me tell you it is one of the most magnificent facets of nature out there

 

2018-12-27Dec 27, 2018
2018-11-30Nov 30, 2018

Though the smoke and sadness from Butte still hangs heavy in the air and in my heart, rain is finally here and I am finding plenty to be thankful for myself. Democrats took back the house, Measure M passed and Prop. 6 did not. Happy that our local parks have a dedicated source of funding, and relieved that transportation infrastructure improvements will continue to be funded.

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