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Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney

Sarah Glade Gurney is currently on the Sebastopol City Council

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2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018

I created the Sebastopol Living Peace Wall in downtown Sebastopol to promote the cause of peace and justice by honoring the peacemakers among us. Every year we infuse the peace wall with life by adding four peoples’ names to the granite panels and by putting on an Induction Ceremony and Celebration. This year’s honorees are:Daniel Ellsberg, Dolores Huerta, Tui Wilschinsky andTherese Mughannam.

2018-05-31May 31, 2018

The Local Shuttle #24 will be free starting June 4, due to the unanimous vote of the City Council on May 15 to subsidize the yearly rider fare revenue.

 

2018-05-30May 30, 2018

For those of us who watched too much Science Fiction as children, Carnivorous plants are like something from another planet. Triffids they may be! But true or false, they are being cultivated in Sebastopol for their singular beauty with a life-long dedication by the owners of California Carnivores.

2018-05-20May 20, 2018

Sebastopol City Council voted unanimously to subsidize the fares on local Route 24 as a pilot project for the next year. Starting June 4, the Sebastopol Shuttle will be a hop-on, hop-off mode of FREE transportation for anyone who wants to ride our local loop. 

 

2018-05-13May 13, 2018

‘Eurydice,’ performed at Main Stage West in Sebastopol, may have the reputation of tragic love, but inSarah Ruhl’s reimagined legend, the tender connection between father and daughter is what gleams beyond the Underworld’s restrictive rules that the dead should not remember or yearn for lost family.John Craven’s Father takes a central role, with childlike gentleness toward Eurydice, determined to keep her grounded and aware in a madcap world of chanting stones and creaking caverns where no one is allowed to cry.

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Congratulations to our teachers, students, and families who are completing the school year this month. Three West County teachers received the top honor of“Teacher of the Year” from theEducation Foundationof our Friday-noon Rotary Club.

 

2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018

Mr. Music (aka Jim Corbett) has been bringing music to Sebastopol since 1972, when he volunteered “to do music,” he says, in his five-year-old daughter’s class. The seeds of that experience eventually flowered into the Peacetown concert series, every summer Wednesday in Sebastopol’s Ives Park, 5 – 8 p.m.

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.

2018-03-29Mar 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.

2018-03-22Mar 22, 2018

Sebastopol Center for the Arts has announced the program for the 11th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. The festival will screen 66 documentaries, including one U.S. premiere and two Academy Award® nominated films. Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is scheduled for March 22-25 with screenings taking place at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, and the Rialto Cinemas®in Sebastopol.

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.

2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018

On September 15 from 9AM to noon, Coastwalk will run clean-up events at 18 local coastal locations, one of the largest debris collection and removal efforts in Sonoma County and California. Coastwalk is a statewide non-profit headquartered on S. Main Street.

2018-08-21Aug 21, 2018

Despite challenges common to small rural hospitals and to our community, we are happy to announce that for the foreseeable future, we have our community hospital management agreement.

2018-07-29Jul 29, 2018

“Color Beyond Profusion: an Unexpected Collaborative Surprise”, an art collaboration byKarina Nishi Marcus and Jill Keller Petersopens Friday, August 3rd, with an artist reception, 6 - 7:30 pm, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol. The show runs August 3 - September 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.

2018-07-04Jul 4, 2018

On June 24th, the Sebastopol Farmers Market hosted the first Zero Waste outreach booth with the help fromRecology and350 Sonoma (Sonoma County Climate Action -350SonomaCounty@gmail.com) members to help address this issue.

2018-06-26Jun 26, 2018

The Local Shuttle #24 will be free starting June 4, due to the unanimous vote of the City Council on May 15 to subsidize the yearly rider fare revenue.

 

2018-06-26Jun 26, 2018

Ragle Road and Bodega Avenue – Joint App: Sebastopol submitted a joint grant application with the County of Sonoma for funds from Caltrans’Active Transportation Program [ATP]. The goal of the ATP is to fund projects that increase bicycling and walking [the physically active modes of transportation], like the construction of trails, bike lanes, pedestrian beacons, or crosswalks. 

 

2018-06-01Jun 1, 2018

This year, I am searching Art at the Source for 3d works. I have found everything from the lovely and inspiring to the truly amazing. It’s going to be a really cool experience to visit the neighborhoods in Sonoma County seeking out the variety of lovely sculpture it inspires.

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