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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.

2018-05-04May 4, 2018

The sun is shining on the large redwoods outside of my now airy cyber-hut! We have picked up considerable rain in April and I do feel a bit better about local water levels. After years of camping, I am quite conservative in my personal and household water usage and really appreciate others dedication to this.


2018-05-03May 3, 2018

If you live in the Russian River Area, you gotta’ love this time of year! Everything getsgroovin’! Let’s jump right into it! May begins with theGuerneville Regional Library Book and Bake Saleon Wed the 2nd, from 10-7, then Thurs–Sat from 10-5 with a $5 bag sale on Saturday.

2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018

Syria is an abysmal Hell, a fetid, roiling cauldron of man’s inhumanity to man. The intrigue and entanglements are intricate and have global ramifications.

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. 

2018-03-16Mar 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!

2018-03-15Mar 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

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.

2018-03-05Mar 5, 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.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Whether it's to teach business and horticulture skills to students or raising money to support a garden club's favorite project - selling plants works to the benefit of the organization selling and the gardener buying.

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

Ahhh, Spring is almost here! Don’t you just love the Spring? New beginnings, growth, fresh and brightness! Which leads me to my groovy and exciting news: After close to 12 years, I am no longer working at Community First Credit Union!

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!


2018-02-17Feb 17, 2018

The Dunkin’ Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation presented a $12,500 donation with Redwood Empire Food Bank CEO, David Goodman, and Baskin-Robbin’s Northern California Operation Manager, Jeff Engelke to Redwood Empire Food Bank to help support child hunger needs in Sonoma County. The donation will support Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Every Child, Every Day program, which ensures a healthy start in life by filling the meal gap for at-risk children.

2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018

Immediate phase complete; transitions to mid and long-term groups & efforts. The relief fund has collected and distributed over $32 million from over 41,100 donors over the past 120 days, to support immediate needs of fire victims following the devastating fires that impacted Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties in October 2017.  The North Bay Fire Relief Fund represents one of the largest and most successful disaster relief efforts in Northern California history, with 100% of all donations collected directly benefitting neighbors in need.

2018-02-05Feb 5, 2018

There are lots of things to love this February month in our groovy town! HUGE shout out toRoger Jensen and his team at theR3, all of the donors/groovy town folk and Lazy Bear Fund (David Barker) for all of your hard work, dedication and love you put in to raising $17,000 for the Community Foundation of Sonoma County fire relief fund!

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.

2018-06-25Jun 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.

2018-05-31May 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!


2018-05-17May 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.

2018-05-04May 4, 2018

We are only seven months removed from one of the most devastating disasters to hit Sonoma County and it seems like fire season is already right around the corner.

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