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2020-01-31Jan 31, 2020

This is a local column, but there are times our hearts must stretch beyond our territory. The Board of Supervisors has approved a temporary shelter for homeless people across the highway from Oakmont at Los Guillicos, a detention center for delinquent youth. Many Oakmonters have objected to this choice of location. Lets to help make the situation workable.


2019-12-29Dec 29, 2019

UGBs contain the growth of cities so that they do not spread into the surrounding countryside, turning farms and open space into developments and accused of contributing to the high cost of real estate. Proponents argue that there is plenty of space to build within the cities, especially if we build up, instead of out, as I understand Santa Rosa is planning to do. The planning process for the reuse of the SDC is beginning. “PAT meetings are not subject to the Brown Act and will not be open to the public.” He went on to say that the PAT members “are the community.” But not very diverse. They are all professional people, all but one of them white.

2019-11-25Nov 25, 2019

I couldn’t help but wonder, in the current era of blackouts and anti-PG&E fury, how much power the new installation uses, so I called the Visitors’ Bureau to inquire. A few days earlier, I had attended the Springs Community Hall’s second Annual Pancake Breakfast, a historic tradition held when the Hall was part of the Grange. The Valley is now under further threat of rapid investment under a new policy called Opportunity Zones. Much of the Springs has been so designated.

2019-09-30Sep 30, 2019

About a hundred people turned out on the Plaza in support of the Climate Strike Friday, September 20th. Happily, some 20 kids from Altimira showed up – to cheers and applause. But the absence of the high school students we had come to support was glaring. Turns out the vanguard of this growing outcry against governmental inertia on climate change were not permitted to leave school for the hour it would have taken to express their concerns for their future. A “forum” was held on campus instead. As usual here, the atmosphere was one more of celebration than outrage. But at least we were there.

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