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Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney

Sarah Glade Gurney is currently on the Sebastopol City Council

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2019-03-06Mar 6, 2019

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as The Sebastopol Regional Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week, March 5-8, 2019. Thousands of other libraries and schools across the country are celebrating this year’s theme, “Get Connected” to raise awareness about how libraries can create spaces to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content.

2019-01-23Jan 23, 2019

We’re Talking about the Sebastopol Branch of the Regional Public Library. Information and statistics, proving these descriptors, abound. Let’s start with some numbers. Library Commissioner Stephen C. Zollman, recently shared them in his Annual Report to the City Council. In 2018, Sebastopol Library users borrowed over 367,324 items: books, movies, video games, home energy kits, Regional Parks passes, and more. These enthusiastic patrons share about 10,000 square feet with the dedicated staff and volunteers. In comparison, the Petaluma Library topped at 400,681 items in a 26,400 square foot facility; third place Rohnert Park-Cotati circulated 364,953 in a building of 25,000 square feet.

 

2019-01-16Jan 16, 2019

‘Swallow’ is an eccentric, captivating experience. Scottish playwrighttef Smith uses first-person narration, which is rather like hearing a book read aloud. It is odd at first, but once settled, the style is mesmerizing, filling in small details like smells and the quiet beauty of drifting snow. It is especially fascinating to hear characters reacting to each other with astute observations.

2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

Roger and Linda Collins were honored as Sebastopol's latest "Locals Who Make a Difference" for the passionate dedication they have shown while hosting an annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the past 18 years.

2019-01-03Jan 3, 2019

Barlow Clay, a new pottery studio in Sebastopol's Barlow Center, is throwing several parties to celebrate the store's opening this week.

2018-12-28Dec 28, 2018
2018-11-30Nov 30, 2018

Sebastopol voters have returned the incumbents to Council for another term. Congratulations to my colleagues,  Patrick Slayter  and  Una Glass.  Congratulations to newcomer Vaughan Higginbotham for his strong showing.  Measures Q and R passed by wide margins, offering some financial help to the city coffers

2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018

A friend who knows I love gardens and gardening, introduced me to Sonoma Horticultural Nursery, a place of timeless beauty, jewel-toned clematis arbors and pathways that lead to a meadow, through groves of rhododendrons, unusual rare shade plants and an azalea and wisteria bordered pond

2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018

Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney - November 2018.  A free Housing Fair, Sarah Gurney's re-election campaign, measures M, Q, R. Make your vote count.

2018-10-23Oct 23, 2018

Playwright Conor McPherson does not ease the audience in, opening with Aimee staggering onstage with a bleeding nose. A disturbing insight into the numbing reality of despair, ‘The Night Alive’ shows a light at the end of the tunnel.

2018-10-12Oct 12, 2018

In the cow-dotted fields of Sonoma County, dairy goat farmer Jennifer Bice has always forged her own path. As her goat dairy company Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery celebrates its 50th year, Bice looks to the future, adapting her farm to the immediate challenges of climate change, drought, and wildfires to protect the animals she loves and the land that sustains them. 

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

The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival will launch its 12th annual season in late March. The festival features films from around the world and several panel discussions with filmmakers.

2019-02-20Feb 20, 2019

‘After Miss Julie’ is a tightly-written, captivating play with the steamy rhythm of a sensual tango. Raucous celebrations of the 1945 Labour party victory reverberate around the cozy kitchen of an English country manor. Christine, the hard-working, amiable cook is looking forward to a romantic evening with John, the chauffer. Instead, the bewitching lady of the house, Miss Julie, flounces downstairs, where she does not belong, and shamelessly attempts to carouse with the staff. Their consternation simply amuses her, and Julie chuckles at their “feudal anxiety.”

2019-02-12Feb 12, 2019

In keeping with this time of expressing and providing care for those near and dear to us, young and old, our family, friends and neighbors Sonoma Specialty Hospital is very proud to announce the grand opening of Progressive Urgent Care now open 7 days a week, 9AM to 9PM.  

2019-02-07Feb 7, 2019

The nomination application deadline for the fourth honoree in Sebastopol's Locals Who Make a Difference program is March 1st.  The program helps to acknowledge and thank members of the Sebastopol community for their contributions in helping to make Sebastopol a better place to live.

2019-02-05Feb 5, 2019

 

The first details of a contract to sell Sebastopol’s hospital were unveiled on February 4 at a meeting of the Board of the Palm Drive Health Care District.

2019-02-01Feb 1, 2019

On March 5, voters in the Palm Drive Health Care District will go to the polls to decide if Sebastopol’s struggling public hospital will be leased, then sold, to a private, for profit company, American Advanced Management Group of Modesto. The District is putting the former Palm Drive Hospital on the market because it has consistently lost money. Despite 20 years of good faith efforts and multiple managers, the District is $28 million in debt and in its second bankruptcy. Former employees and vendors are still owed more than $8 million.

2019-01-27Jan 27, 2019

This is the third time this vacancy on the Planning Commission has been advertised because no one applied. Why the lack of interest? It’s been suggested that “everyone’s really busy,” “the next generation doesn’t care about public service,” “volunteerism is down,” or “people get involved only when there’s conflict.” This is puzzling because being involved in community service is intrinsically rewarding. Get involved in our democracy, and with other citizens, make decisions about land use. Shape our community, now and for years to come. Find out more — attend meetings, talk to current Commissioners, review the paperwork — and consider trying out for the open seat.

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