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2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018

After a long illness, Leslie Warren, a Monte Rio resident and active community member involved with many local groups, passed away on October 2.

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.

2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018

The thirsty redwoods outside of my airy cyber hut are standing tall in the fog! A bit of summer weather, to be sure!

 

2018-07-29Jul 29, 2018

David Hogg and his sister Lauren lived through the horrible shooting at their high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They take turns in their book,#Never Again, describing what they experienced and how they’ve become activists in the aftermath, especially David. But the book describes their personal developmental process before and because of this horrible tragedy.

 

2018-07-23Jul 23, 2018

On August 4th & 5th, survivors, caregivers, friends and family will join together for the Relay For Life of Northern Sonoma County event at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa.Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society. It is a team event where team members take turns walking around the track for 24 hours. Because cancer never sleeps, neither do our participants. This year’s event includes teams from Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Windsor and Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Sonoma. Opening Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. We will celebrate survivors with an honorary breakfast at 9.

2018-07-09Jul 9, 2018

Under the leadership of outgoing President Jack Blasco, the Sebastopol Rotary Club raised almost $250,000 for charity this year, and its members donated hundreds of hours of volunteer time to help community projects across the county.

2018-06-29Jun 29, 2018

The thirsty redwoods outside of my airy cyber hut are standing tall in the fog! A bit of summer weather, to be sure!

 

2018-06-25Jun 25, 2018

Honoring Jeanette Furlong: The men and women of the Bodega Bay Firefighters Association are pleased to announce the award of their 2018 Margaret (Peggy) Hill Memorial Scholarship to Jeanette Furlong.

2018-06-25Jun 25, 2018

FIRE TRUCK ACCESS During emergencies fire trucksmust have clear access to fires. Parked cars that obstruct access can be ticketed or removed. We are having serious problems in neighborhoods close to the Russian River with cars blocking access while visiting beaches. Any obstructions can delay or even prevent adequate emergency operations. The delay could cost someone’s life.

2018-05-31May 31, 2018

100 feet of Defensible Space is required under the Public Resources Code (PRC) 4291. California Building Code Chapter 7A requires certain construction materials and methods for homes in wildland areas. Be sure to contact your local fire department for additional requirements to ensure your home is compliant with the law. READYFORWILDFIRE.ORG.THE LAW

2018-05-31May 31, 2018

It is a lovely  spring day, with sunshine on the large redwoods outside of my airy cyber-hut. Memorial Day looms large and when this column comes out Summer will be in full swing in west county!

 

2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018

Faced with an ongoing homeless crisis, Sonoma County activists are pushing local governments to consider a wide range of options to house people without shelter. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Homeless Action will welcome two speakers to share their experiences finding innovative housing solutions for those in need. 

2018-05-17May 17, 2018

There have been Frances McDormand sightings in Petaluma, she is rumored to be a denizen of Bolinas that semi-mysterious enclave of supposedly sequestered celebrities.

2018-05-17May 17, 2018

Bay Nature's Local Hero Awards Dinner, which celebrates the contributions of extraordinary individuals towards the understanding and preservation of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area.

2018-05-11May 11, 2018

The 24th annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) traversed the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, May 10. Under blue skies and soft breezes, most riders stopped to pick up treats and this year’s tote bag at one of 400 energizer stations staffed with dedicated volunteers from bike coalitions, local companies and governments. Nearly 100,000 pedalers strong, the riders turned a typical May Thursday morning commute into arolling celebration of bike riding.

2017-06-27Jun 27, 2017

If you love classics, then you’re going to love everything about these fun car shows coming up in California. With many vendors providing a variety of food, fun and entertainment as well as amazing classics being displayed and great people, you will find plenty going on to make a sun day.

2018-10-12Oct 12, 2018

The Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have some highly anticipated events coming up in October with opportunities to get to know more about us and what we do. There is a little more to us beyond promulgating joy, expiating stigmatic guilt and serving the under-served!

2018-10-11Oct 11, 2018

We made history Saturday September 15, 2018. According to Coastwalk, our regional Coordinator for California Coastal Clean Up Day 2018, this year’s 1,200 volunteers broke all previous Sonoma County attendance records for this annual event! And the best part? Together we removed 8.7 tons of debris from our county’s inland waterways and from our beaches.

2018-10-06Oct 6, 2018

Sonoma County Gazette LOCAL GUIDE to all Día de los Muertos Events and Ceremonies. Also, art and history classes. Día de los Muertos is November 2nd, but there are many events before. 

2018-10-02Oct 2, 2018

The autumn came down quickly this year, with some early cool days - and then a leap back up into the 90’s as we headed out of September. It feels like we are in for a real change of seasons somehow this time. I’m watching the trucks filled with grapes driving past on Geyserville Avenue. https://napavintners.com/napa_valley/life_cycle_

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!

2018-09-14Sep 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.

2018-08-29Aug 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!

 

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