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2019-01-20Jan 20, 2019

I attended a wonderful Benefit Art Show event for the Jewish Community Free Clinic the evening of Sunday January 20, at Gallery 300. With the wonderful and eclectic art show as backdrop, there was an insightful panel discussion about "meaning behind art" with Nancy Bellen (Art & Healing), & Dennis Calabi (Art & Politics) Calabi Gallery and renowned artist Mary Vaughan. Several wonderful Sonoma County artists are showing; gallery owner and artist Jennifer Hirshfield, Christie Marks, Maggie Gallimore, Tony Speirs, Mary Vaughan, Terry Sauve, Alejandro Salazar, Ceylan Crow, and Lisa Beerntsen.

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!

 

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.

 

2019-01-15Jan 15, 2019

In the early hours of Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, more than 150 volunteers will join Community Development Commission staff and paid, homeless guides to conduct a “street count” of people living outside, in all census tracts of the County.

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.

2018-06-25Jun 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.

2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

The thousands of homeless people living in our county deserve better living conditions. And Sonoma County could offer more shelter quickly if it funded two fast, cheap housing solutions: safe parking and sanctioned campsites.

2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

Spend Saturday, Jan. 26, sampling chowder at numerous Bodega Bay restaurants and voting for the Best Chowder on the Sonoma Coast. 

2018-12-29Dec 29, 2018

On Sunday, November 25, I casually turned on the BBC news and heard the screams of women and children — they playing audio of American border agents shooting tear gas at a crowd at the border. A sob broke through me, and I instantly knew I had reached my breaking point. Often, I’ve wondered what would need to happen to make me put down my sign and act in a more concrete way to protest the actions of our government. This was it. It was incomprehensible to accept children being knowingly shot at with anything, much less tear gas. I knew right away that I had to go stand in the way should our government try it again. I took a few days to formulate my plan and sent out an email to a group of my friends and family letting them know I was heading down to San Diego to deliver donations to refugees in the migrant camp.

2018-12-26Dec 26, 2018

The heart of the Petaluma area crab feed season starts up in January and continues through until March, ending with a bang at Heidrun Meadery’s incredible feed, run by Chef Matt Elias and Laine Ayre of the Bodega food truck. Keep in mind when attending a crab feed that they are usually the primary fundraisers for area non-profits, are run by volunteers, and often sell out.

2018-12-01Dec 1, 2018

In the weeks after California's deadly, destructive wildfires, residents and firefighters alike should be mindful of the toxins carried in the smoke that blanketed the state. The secret to reversing possible diseases is to detox the poisons that do the damage to our body, and to rebuild new healthy cells.

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.

2018-11-01Nov 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. 

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