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|2019-03-02Mar 2, 2019
The County of Sonoma will host a community meeting on Sunday, March 3, to discuss the impacts of recent storms and share information on how to get started with the recovery process. The meeting will be 2 to 4 p.m. at El Molino High School, 7050 Covey Road, Forestville.
|2019-02-26Feb 26, 2019
Gratitude. For a long time now, I have made a conscious effort to try and live my life offering gratefulness and gratitude for even the smallest and most insignificant things. It is so much easier to say Bless You rather than the alternate. I truly believe that is the reason that I am still here, and able to write this column for you. A few weeks ago, I found myself in need of immediate medical attention and hospitalization. If it were not for a number of circumstances being just right, I would not have been able to get it. Firstly, my family happened to be home and able to recognize the situation and call for immediate medical assistance.
|2018-12-27Dec 27, 2018
Happy New Year from the dramatic and blustery Sonoma Coast! The creeks are flowing and the seas are pounding, Big Time! The mouth of the Russian River has closed and breached several times over the past month. The monster waves hitting our coast are pushing over the River-meets-the-ocean sand bar and flooding the low-lying areas of the Estuary. Here is news from the experts:
|2018-11-08Nov 8, 2018
Coast, River MAC Representatives to be selected this month. Over the past month, the Fifth District Office received more than 40 applications from people hoping to represent their community in one of the two new Fifth District municipal advisory councils.
|2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018
Fall has definitely arrived here on the coast. The rains we had a few weeks back triggered the mushrooms. Although a follow-up shower would have really gotten the ‘shrooms’ going, a few Boletes and Porcini’s have been popping up. We found a couple of beauties (at a secret location!) and thoroughly enjoyed them with a nice Risotto. Nothing better; freshly picked (bug-free and firm!) sliced thin, & slowly sautéed in butter. And good for you, too! Jenner Headlands Preserve is an obvious success...Work has begun to repair the collapsing culvert walls where Sheep house Creek crosses under Hwy 116/River Road and flows into the Russian River Estuary
|2018-10-24Oct 24, 2018
Representatives who are applying to serve on the Lower Russian River MAC and Sonoma County Coast municipal advisory councils (MAC) have submitted their applications. Our office has been fielding good questions pertaining to the selection process.
|2018-10-15Oct 15, 2018
The Coast MAC and Lower Russian River MAC is established to advise the Board of Supervisors and other County decision makers on local planning and management decisions relating to their respective regions, to provide a regular forum for citizen participation in the formation of advisory recommendations on those decisions, and to provide a bridge for communication between the County and local residents and businesses, and the general public on local government decisions affecting these communities.
|2018-10-03Oct 3, 2018
Board of Supervisors approved formation the Sonoma County Coast and Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Councils. On Sept. 25, the Board of Supervisors approved the formation of both the Sonoma County Coast and Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Councils. The application process for both are now open.
|2018-10-03Oct 3, 2018
Fish & Wildlife personnel, with the able assistance of The Sea Ranch Security, other agencies and private citizens, successfully busted an organized Abalone Poaching operation! The illegal taking of this prized mollusk can be very profitable as the ‘Sea Snail’ is in short supply due to habitat degradation and loss.
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