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2018-04-19Apr 19, 2018
Each year, in honor of Bike to Work Month in May, the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (SCBC) honors one inspiring cyclist as Bike Commuter of the Year. This year’s winner Dr. Tracey Jones is so dedicated to bicycle commuting that when she moved to Santa Rosa for her job at Kaiser, she prioritized choosing a home within cycling distance of the hospital.
2018-04-11Apr 11, 2018
Gather for GlamaGore ScreamiCon, a convention celebrating low budget horror films and the ridiculous role of negligee-clad actresses shrieking and running from monsters. This raunchy parody with outrageous bangled costumes and fluffy blonde wigs by Taylor Bartolucci features silly, entertaining songs detailing the less-than-glamorous lifestyle of “B-Movie” acting, such as “Don’t Open That Door” and a melancholy “Happy Endings” lamenting a dearth of lasting relationships.
2018-03-13Mar 13, 2018
Backstage at a poorly rehearsed play about to go on tour, a fictional director emerges from the audience, exasperated at the train wreck he is about to set loose on the world. The company is confused by when they should carry props in and out of scenes, their set is falling apart, and interpersonal dramas among the players lead to cactus and whisky wielding mayhem.
2018-03-13Mar 13, 2018
In a time of iPads, iPhones, and xBox our local children may be suffering from “Nature Deficit Disorder.” This term, coined byDr. Richard Louv in his book,Last Child in the Woods, refers to the fact that humans especially children spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of problems.
2018-03-13Mar 13, 2018
The Community Soil Foundation raises awareness of the practices and methods of market organic farming and it’s benefits on community, health and ecology, while offering students and members of the community an opportunity to learn how to grow as well as gain directly organic food production in Sonoma County, California.
2018-03-09Mar 9, 2018
What Is a Sanctuary Garden and How to Build One Image SourceEveryone needs a place to escape reality. That might be in the latest novel you are reading or in your own head. That doesn’t matter. What matters most is that, when you are looking to escape reality for just a little while, do you have an appropriate place to do this? Your answer might be, “Yes. I go to my bedroom” or “that’s what my living room is for.” Sure, these rooms serve their purposes but what we are suggesting is that you build a sanctuary garden on your property. If you have the means to make this happen you will find that creating a space that serves no other purpose other than for you to “get away from it all” makes the goal all the easier on you.
2018-03-07Mar 7, 2018
Judson F. Snyder - August 12, 1925-March 3, 2018 As I sit writing this, I am very sad because as of March 5, 2018 I lost a dear friend of thirty years. He was intelligent, stubborn but had a great wit about him. So, these words will reflect what his friendship meant to me.
2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018
The free press is under attack in a way not seen since the 1960s. The current government is engaged in an ongoing attempt at degradation of some of the long-standing media pillars of our society, while promoting and using to their advantage online websites deficient in fact-checking and proficient in inferior writing. The latter are proliferating like weeds in cyberspace.
2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018
Like the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, Pepperwood may be home to quiescent natural beauties waiting arousal. Seeds can be present in soil but lay dormant for years, even decades.
2018-04-07Apr 7, 2018
Eccentric San Francisco residents wander through Nick’s waterfront dive bar, swapping outrageous tales, looking for jobs, and flirting with women who take their fancy. Premiering in 1939, the play’s age is evident in jokes about darkies, Indians, and midgets which are in poor taste. William Saroyan’s casual pace and shifting style augments these unfortunate details, coming to a hasty and violent denouement which seems out of place with the previous quiet, thoughtful monologues.
2018-04-06Apr 6, 2018
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center’s latest production is The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan. If the work of this author doesn’t immediately come to mind, that’s not surprising. Though this California native lived into the 1970’s, the bulk of his popularity in both stage and novels came during World War II. But this play has surprising relevance to the issues and tone of many debates going on today.
2018-04-04Apr 4, 2018
The North Bay Water Reuse Authority has prepared a joint Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) projects proposed in the Phase 2 Program would continue to build upon commitments to long-term inter-agency cooperation to address common needs related to reliable water supplies and enhanced environmental restoration. The 45-day CEQA review period begins on April 4, 2018, and closes on May 18, 2018.
2018-04-04Apr 4, 2018
2018-04-03Apr 3, 2018
The Sonoma County Gazette asked the Sheriff candidates our first round of questions. The candidate answers have been published in the order in which they returned their responses. To be fair, each candidate is given equal space. In their own words....Ernesto Olivares, John Mutz, and Mark Essick are all asking for your support.
2018-04-03Apr 3, 2018
Overcome by medical bills and responsibilities, Eddie brings his children to stay with relatives, leaving them at the mercy of ferocious disciplinarian Grandma Kurnitz and capriciously cheerful Bella, who swings between offering ice cream sundaes to threats with the slightest misunderstanding.
2018-04-03Apr 3, 2018
As I look out of the window of my cosy cyber-hut, the overcast sky outlines the large redwoods. We are in the midst of a cold spell, with more rain coming shortly!
2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018
The summit is coming. No, it’s not a meeting of government officials. There will be no presidents, prime ministers and plutocrats in attendance, but rather students and teachers who care about climate change, sustainability and resilience, not just in the classroom as an academic exercise, but also in “real life,” as educators like to call it.
2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018
On Saturday, attorneys for Roseland’s homeless encampment requested a temporary restraining order with a San Francisco federal court to delay the planned eviction. Alicia Roman, one of the attorneys who recently filed a federal lawsuit fighting the eviction, said, “The county needs time to find a location for the many disabled homeless who can’t go into a shelter. Right now, shelter beds are all that can be provided, except for a few lucky people who got permanent housing.”
2018-04-18Apr 18, 2018
Senator Mike McGuire’s bill that will create the Great Redwood Trail from the San Francisco Bay to the Humboldt Bay is one step closer to reality this week after it was approved with a unanimous, bipartisan 12-0 vote in the Senate Transportation and Housing committee last week.
2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018
The Oakland Raiders made a surprise visit to El Molino High School in Forestville to present Lily Krauss with a $5,000 scholarship for being named the Raiders’ BAASST recipient.
2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018
Graton Gallery's Ninth Invitational Exhibition, featuring 34 of Northern California's well known painters, printmakers and sculptors.
2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018
The Garden Sense program was suspended after the October wildfire disaster, and we are happy to announce the program is resuming as of February 1, 2018.
2018-04-02Apr 2, 2018
Our local community health center known as Santa Rosa Community Health has done something that is deeply meaningful to me. My dad, whom we lost less than a year ago, was a frequent visitor at the clinic’s largest location known as Vista Family Health Center.
2018-04-01Apr 1, 2018
Sonoma County theatres and artists took home five production awards and one Special Award at the 42nd Annual San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) Excellence in Theatre Awards Gala. Over 300 members of the community gathered as 67 production awards for theatre produced in 2017 and four Special Awards were presented.
2018-03-31Mar 31, 2018
The sound of gun shots filling the air doesn’t sound like a more peaceful Sonoma to me. And the proposal to shoot beautiful birds while drinking plenty of expensive wine seems bloody sad in Sonoma region.  
2018-03-31Mar 31, 2018
Breaking News: Iconic Berry’s Saw Mill and property in Cazadero are for sale. The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District should take note, as this historic property is just over the hill from the Jenner Headlands Preserve and would complement the Preserve/Pole Mountain acquisitions in so many ways.  
2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018
Daily Acts is excited to announce the 2018 Community Resilience Challenge, an annual community mobilization campaign that runs April through the end of May and inspires thousands of people to save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste, and build community in Sonoma County.
2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018
When Greg Jacobs worked in the Sonoma County District Attorney's office, he was on a committee that reviewed all child deaths in the county every month. There were too many drownings in bathtubs, swimming pools, Lake Sonoma and the Russian River. All were preventable.  Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for kids 14 and under, nationally and worldwide. And now pediatricians are recommending swim lessons for one-year-olds.
2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018
Verizon and other telecommunications corporations have applied to several Sonoma County cities and the Sonoma County approval to install new 4GClose Proximity Microwave Radiation Antennas (CPMRA) near homes.
2018-04-17Apr 17, 2018
As Realtors in the Russian River Region, we have been following the upcoming changes to septic regulations which will affect approximately 45,000 residents of Sonoma County, many of whom will not know what hit them. Even some of the Supervisors, whose constituents will be affected, seem unaware that they are about to vote on new regulations which could easily result in future condemnation of homes as well as the excessive cost for upgrades for many homeowners throughout the county. We support clean water and the environment, but burdening homeowners is not the answer.
2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018
Recent news that Sonoma County’s overall health ranking has fallen to No. 7 in the state, down two places from last year in a state-wide health survey, should concern us all. More alarming was the Sonoma County Department of Health Services’ January 2018 report noting that our childhood cancer rate is the 4th highest in California and that cancer is the leading cause of death in all age groups.
2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018
Creative Sonoma is pleased to announce that grants are available for innovative arts education programs serving students in the County who may have limited access to arts training. 
2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018
Prairie Home Companion meets Amateur Radio Hour in a series of live radio shows to be recorded at the historic Rio Theater in beautiful downtown Monte Rio.
2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018
An event that has long been a backbone of the community, the 45th annual Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival will be held April 14 & 15 at Westside Park in Bodega Bay. 
2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018
The Apple Blossom Festival returns for its sixth year atSebastopol’s Ives Park on April 22 at 1 p.m. Once again produced by Sonoma County’s blues guru, Bill Bowker, the lineup is a spectacular collection of Bay Area artists, some making a big splash nationally.
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.
2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018
Breathing in some of the cleanest air on the planet(so I have read) is such a treat for those of us who live or visit the Sonoma Coast often.
2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018
Sonoma State University Theatre Arts & Dance has developed an electrifying performance of rhythmic physicality with the Brooklyn-basedUrban Bush Women troupe, who emphasize the potential and strength of disenfranchised people when given opportunities to reach beyond traditional roles.
2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018
All-new fact sheets and online portal provide data on all 50 U.S. states’ fire service progress, needs and challenges:
2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018
Thank you for the emails congratulating my friend, Sam Rockwell, for winning best supporting actor for “Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”.
2018-04-17Apr 17, 2018
Earth Day is coming upon us! Do you know what that means? April 22nd marks the day we get to focus on the environment, learn more about conservation, be out in nature, and promote a healthy, sustainable environment.
2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018
As you peruse the aisles of the farmers’ market this Spring, you may come across some stalks that look very similar to celery stalks but longer and a rich red color.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
It dawned on me that I’ve neglected to talk about barbera and, to a lesser extent, sangiovese. I thought it might be interesting to try something new and encourage people to step outside what might be their red varietal of choice.  
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
recently joined the Windsor Grange and I am so glad I did. My parents are farmers, my Mom grew up on a farm in Iowa, and I manage a farmers market, why hadn’t I learned more about my local grange before now?
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
Spring on the Sonoma Coast offers residents of the County, as well as visitors, many amazing visual delights - wildflowers everywhere, migrating Pacific Gray Whales, Pacific Harbor Seal pups, especially at the Goat Rock Beach colony, and birds in breeding plumage and sitting on nests on the rocks off the coast that are part of the California Coastal National Monument.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
As many Gazette readers know, we want our readers to make educated votes when they go to the poles. Our next election will be the first time in decades that our county has had a chance to elect a new sheriff. At this point in the primary elections, we have three candidates running. When votes are counted in June, we will know which two of the three will continue on to November.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
As many Gazette readers know, we want our readers to make educated votes when they go to the poles. Our next election will be the first time in decades that our county has had a chance to elect a new sheriff. At this point in the primary elections, we have three candidates running. When votes are counted in June, we will know which two of the three will continue on to November.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
As many Gazette readers know, we want our readers to make educated votes when they go to the poles. Our next election will be the first time in decades that our county has had a chance to elect a new sheriff. At this point in the primary elections, we have three candidates running. When votes are counted in June, we will know which two of the three will continue on to November.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
Community wealth building begins with loyalty to geographic place. If globalization is the hallmark of today’s mainstream economy, re-localization is the hallmark of the alternative…
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
District Election sited for November Election Meetings and Concerns: Two public hearings were held regarding Draft Maps and proposed sequence of elections along with further opportunity for public to respond and make recommendations regarding the proposed district boundaries and sequence of elections were held in March and two more public hearings will be happening this month.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
Perhaps the longest, time wise, and slowest road construction project ever in Roseland, or all of Sonoma County for that matter, may be done by Christmas of this year.
2018-04-16Apr 16, 2018
Arthur Miller’s classic play. Tensions are strained between the old-fashioned father who is convinced that a likable demeanor will leverage a dazzling business career and his practical son, Biff, who prefers invigorating labor on ranches and farms.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
ou may have noticed the new sign in the Safeway shopping center—a glowing bowl and chop sticks above the space recently vacated by Pho 90. This is Simmer, Rohnert Park’s bustling new Vietnamese eatery, and while I’m told that the minimalist signage is temporary, in a sense it almost seems apt.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
Sonoma and Marin animal organizations are coming together to promote microchips for pets during the month of April.  They are offering free microchips at over 25 VIP Petcare clinic locations throughout Sonoma and Marin counties. The lack of widespread adoption of microchips was magnified by the Sonoma/Napa fires.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
Though our programming reaches beyond the North Bay, KBBF is lucky to call Santa Rosa home. This month’s column is dedicated to the groups in Santa Rosa that are organizing to support Latinos and immigrant communities.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
Every day you don’t have solar is another day you are paying too much for electricity. Over the past 18 years, there have been leaps and bounds in the field of grid-tied solar. No longer in the realm of early adopters, solar-powered electricity is a proven technology and investment.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
Will Healdsburg’s current trajectory result in a science fiction fantasy (Startrek), a science based reality (severe drought) or some nostalgic wishfulness? Is it possible to prepare for the unknown while making a positive difference across the vagaries of time and temperament?
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
March is the beginning of Spring - though we had quite a preview of it in February, with temperatures reaching the low 80’s before we slid back into winter.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
On February 23, roughly 2,000 North Bay residents attended the Rebuild Green Expo in Santa Rosa to learn about options and strategies for rebuilding a greener, healthier, more sustainable and – perhaps most importantly – a more resilient community.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
I’ve been thinking about Earth Day, remembering the first one in 1970. Gathering at the Laguna Festival of Arts grounds, holding my two-month old son, I had such great hope.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
The free press is under attack in a way not seen since the 1960s. The current government is engaged in an ongoing attempt at degradation of some of the long-standing media pillars of our society, while promoting and using to their advantage online websites deficient in fact-checking and proficient in inferior writing.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
I have walked the neighborhood, asking my locals, neighbors and visitors “What do you love about Graton?” And “Who do you wish a special valentine heart to?”
2018-04-16Apr 16, 2018
Our work on the Field of Dreams has begun! Just when we were slated to begin work in October 2017, our focus dramatically shifted to the fire response. Now that we’ve moved into the recovery phase, we have also spent the last month finalizing our plans, contractors and initial timeline for the project!
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
One of the oldest foods known to humans, the aristocratic artichoke has a very honorable history. Homer mentions the thorny vegetable as a garden plant, back in the 8th century B.C. In 300 B.C., the Greek philosopher Theophrastus wrote of artichokes growing in Sicily, consumed as a delicacy and as an aphrodisiac.
2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018
The decision on WHERE cannabis can be grown has only partly been decided as Sonoma County enters into farming and selling this now legal crop in California. People who voted to make this beneficial plant legal so that it can be grown for fiber, medicinal solutions, as well as recreational use, are afraid of WHERE this crop will be grown The ease of stealing and selling it attracts criminals and has caused death to innocent people living near grows.
2018-03-27Mar 27, 2018
When discussing the conservation of natural resources within Sonoma County, it’s hard to avoid the elephant in the room. That elephant is our prosperous wine industry. Despite how much wine benefits our local economy, we cannot ignore its negative environmental impacts to our unique and fragile ecosystem.  
2018-03-27Mar 27, 2018
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2018-03-27Mar 27, 2018
Peru has made many amazing contributions to world culture – among them, the Inca civilization and Machu Picchu, the mysterious Nazca lines, and Peruvian cuisine, considered one of the world’s finest.  
2018-03-25Mar 25, 2018
he Sonoma County Agriculture and Open Space District does, which is one of the reasons why it, under the guidance of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, offers a matching grant program that enables nonprofits and public agencies, including the county’s nine cities, to apply for funding for community and urban open space projects. Over the history of the matching grant program, the Ag & Open Space District has provided more than $33 million in funding. 
2018-03-22Mar 22, 2018
Billboards warning of child sex trafficking remind Sonoma County residents that the devastating abuse of minors is closer to home than we prefer to imagine. Main Stage West’s ‘Blackbird’ is a challenging play addressing the topic of pedophilia in a stark, disturbing conversation. A young woman has returned to face the man who took advantage of her as a young teenager, searching for closure. Their stilted meeting transforms into an honest, painful exchange that is chilling in accuracy and content.
2018-03-21Mar 21, 2018
It is the art of expression that gives creative meaning to the unknown and unnamed, however it is the interpretation and understanding of the work that moves us beyond the intimacy of sight, sound, and touch. Join more than 35 artists duringENGAGE Art Fair held April 6-8 in Calistoga, where art becomes a transcending experience of the senses.
2018-03-20Mar 20, 2018
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and partners are developing free landscape design templates to help fire victims get back in their homes faster, while encouraging long-term environmental sustainability.  Sonoma County residents are invited to attend two community input sessions to participate in the development of these landscape design templates, which will help define the look, feel, and functionality of the landscapes in the neighborhoods being rebuilt.
2018-03-19Mar 19, 2018
Sonoma County Rises, a community based, wildfire recovery focused organization, has launched aCommunity Outreach Survey to gain insight into Sonoma County residents’ attitudes five months after the October wildfires. The Survey, atwww.socorises.org, seeks to gain information from a broad section of the community living here now to best inform and guide decision-makers about what matters most as they plan for recovery and rebuilding.
2018-04-16Apr 16, 2018
In June, there's an historic election for the Sonoma County Sheriff: an office that hasn't been contested in 25 years. Join us on Tuesday, April 24 for a candidates forum at Healdsburg High School. This is your chance to meet the candidates and make an informed decision about this powerful elected official.
2018-03-18Mar 18, 2018
The Elizabethan holiday season, crowned by Twelfth Night, was a boisterous atmosphere of inebriated celebration, where the Lord of Misrule held court, eventually banned by Puritans who were horrified at the unbridled pagan revelry. William Shakespeare draws on its festive mischief for his comedy of gender swapping and mistaken identities causing a romantic tangle “too hard a knot for me to untie” as Viola bemoans.
2018-03-18Mar 18, 2018
Dr. Lisa Micheli leads Pepperwood Preserve in East Sonoma County and it just turns out that the work they do has had a huge impact on understanding fire as a normal part of our ecology. Because they study fire's impact on the environment, when the Tubbs Fire came roaring over the hills and ran right through Pepperwood, they had cameras, temperature gauges, wind gauges and everything already in place that gave them an amazing amount of information on Fire Ecology.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
In an instant back in October, the fires changed our community. For many people, there was terrible trauma—emotional, physical, and financial; for others, while less, it was still palpable. What do we know about how individuals and communities successfully manage massive traumas from natural disasters?
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
Wild animals are in constant need of care and we have a policy of helping them. Usually this means serving as a stop on their journey along the Rescue Railroad (my personal term for the vast wildlife rescue network in our area).
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
At 10 a.m. March 14 students, faculty, and staff walked out of Sonoma Valley High School to protest gun violence in schools and express condolences for the 17 victims and wounded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
For over 40 years Jud Snyder was a columnist for the Community Voice covering all things Rohnert Park. Most recently he was also a columnist for theSonoma County Gazette covering Rohnert Park issues. Actively writing until the end, Jud passed away March 3rd at the age of 92.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
In my lifetime, I have watched a larger and larger divide between rich and poor. I’ve watched the middle class evaporating, and the homeless population exploding.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
wo women are talking. “Every time I am down in the dumps, I get a new hat.” “Is THAT where you get them!”
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
Musical Mondays at the Petaluma Historic Library & Museum continue in April with the second half of thePassion and Joy of J.S. Bach series..  
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
A big personnel shuffle is happening in 94951. Well wishes to Sharon Lemos who retired after 23 years with the USPS.
2018-04-14Apr 14, 2018
Matching Grant Applications Accepted through June 6!We are pleased to report that considerable interest has been shown in our Matching Grant Program this funding cycle. To allow more time for interested public agencies and nonprofits to apply, we are extending the application deadline from April 30 to Wednesday, June 6, at 5pm. This year, funding through the program can help support recovery efforts in fire-impacted communities through the restoration of habitats, acquisition and development of land for community open space, and other projects. Eligible projects that aid in rebuilding and recovery efforts in affected communities may be given preference. The Matching Grant Program budget for the 2018 cycle is $4 million. 
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
I’ve been looking at demographics lately. I can tell you it’s challenging to get recent, reliable data. We need good data to determine where we currently stand and what we should be doing for our population going forward.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
Empowered by Youth Advocates, Sixth Local School Board Speaks Up for Climate Action to Protect Current and Future Students Sonoma County School Board Members Lead Nation in Non-Partisan Call for Climate Action to Protect Current and Future Students.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
The incredibly bright planet Venus, which was “The Morning Star” for most of last year, has been slowly making her return as “The Evening Star” since late January, gradually climbing higher and higher in the western sky, but still appearing relatively low all month long.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
Easter this year sure snuck up on us; hope you and your family had a nice Easter Sunday on April 1st! With the holiday falling on April 1st, it has pushed the Occidental Fool’s Parade to the following weekend; if you have never been to this groovy event, you really should go!
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
What if you could have an earth-friendly lawn that was low-maintenance, soft to play on, and saved you money on your water bill? You can! There are some great water-wise alternatives now that fulfill the same role as a lawn, while reducing water use, fertilizer and herbicide use, and time spent on the lawnmower.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
I don’t know about you, but I rarely gave Trenton Road much thought. I love the section that parallels River Road. I sometimes take it coming home from Santa Rosa when I want to get a sense of being on a sweet country road in the middle of the rich, luscious countryside we live in. And of course, when River Road is backed up it’s fun to know the local way around a traffic jam. 
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
The devastating wildfires of 2017 brought themes of resilience to the forefront in the north bay region. As local communities rebuild, we reflect on the effects of fire storming over the landscape and we wonder what we could do better.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
Disney/Pixar’s Coco is a double Oscar winner, for best animated picture and for the best song, “Remember Me”. It is a phantasmagoria of sensual delights! In Mexico it is the highest grossing film ever.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
April already? And I was just getting used to winter. Time flies like an arrow. If you can’t fly like an arrow, you’ll probably need to drive. And if you drive, watch out for potholes.  
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
Would you like to read a novel that is about a marriage going through a rough patch but that also functions a a quasi-cookbook and a botanical reference manual? Look no further than Not Quite Happily Ever After by local author,Heidi Freestone.
2018-04-11Apr 11, 2018
Citizens for Responsible Access, a Political Action Committe (PAC) Cannabis Debate hosted Santa Rosa. Responses to Scripted Questions for Participants In alphabetical order by last name: MARK ESSICK, JOHN MUTZ, ERNESTO OLIVARES
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
Mid-winter brings fields of lush green grass. This poses the prefect landscape for lovely sheep and their fresh little ones to roam about. I’m lucky enough to live next-door to a lamb farm, so I get to hear all their unique cries to each other. It’s constant amusement. My curiosity peaked and I decided to talk to a local professional.
2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018
This time is when we come face to face with our poor record keeping. There is nothing like tax time to make a believer in organization. Unfortunately, I am not a devotee for the rest of the year. Every year I vow to do better and to save all the tidbits that underlie the documents the government wants us to remember, but each year the vow has been put off and tomorrow has come.
2018-03-15Mar 15, 2018
When one needs urgent medical attention after hours, should they go to an Urgent Care Clinic or a hospital Emergency Room (ER)?
2018-03-15Mar 15, 2018
John Mutz, former Commander and candidate for Sonoma County Sheriff is very honored to receive the endorsements of Noreen Evans (Senator, ret.), Julie Combs (Santa Rosa City Council), Teresa Barrett (Petaluma City Council), Matt Maguire (Petaluma City Council, ret.), Leah Gold (Healdsburg City Council), the Coalition for a Better Sonoma County and the North Bay Labor Council.
2018-03-15Mar 15, 2018
Sometimes life leaves us feeling terribly depleted. How do you fill yourself back up? One way is to embrace nature. You can simply find a patch grass, lie flat on your back and gaze at the sky without thought of time. You can get in your car and find a place to hike.
2018-03-15Mar 15, 2018
Local resident Shana Jones has been honored as Woman of the Year bySenator Bill Dodd (D-Napa). In celebration of Women’s History Month, the state Senate honors women who have made significant contributions to their respective districts and communities.
2018-03-14Mar 14, 2018
The annual Eco-Friendly Garden Tour will take place on May 5th! Now in its eighth year, the Tour is sponsored by the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and focuses on low water-use, sustainable landscaping. Tour participants will learn water-saving strategies and garden tips from homeowners while perusing gorgeous gardens and mingling with neighbors.
2018-03-14Mar 14, 2018
Dr. Sonkin will describe how attachment can offer insights into the causes of, and treatment for intimate partner violence. Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in independent practice. Since 1978, his work has focused on the treatment of couples and individuals experiencing intimate partner violence.
2018-03-14Mar 14, 2018
Montgomery Village is pleased to announce that Annie Sampson and her band will take the stage at theDay on the Green Festival April 28 from 11:30am- 4:00pm. It will be a fun filled day full of music, art, dance and magic! This annual fundraising event benefitsWell Trained Horses Rescue of Sebastopol, helping their worthy cause of rescuing, training and re-homing horses.
2018-03-13Mar 13, 2018
He was conceived and born at home on the Inverness Ridge between Tomales Bay and the Pacific Ocean. His father taught him how to surf from a very early age.

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Locally-Owned Jewelry Businesses in Sonoma County

Find Goldsmiths and Jewelers who create custom designs, offer jewelry repair, estate appraisals, and gems.

Fine Tree Care - Sonoma County Tree Services

Please use the Gazette's Guide to find LOCALLY-OWNED Garden Businesses to support Sonoma County's environmental and economic health and vitality.