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2018-08-17Aug 17, 2018
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the roster of faculty for its inaugural Hybrid Executive MBA in Wine Business program and the addition of five new faculty members starting Fall Semester 2018. Core academic and professional faculty members of the Hybrid Executive MBA in Wine Business program.
2018-08-03Aug 3, 2018
Romantic escapades and daring sea voyages surround the rarely performed ‘Pericles’ with assassins, pirates, bold heroes and true love. It is the theater equivalent of an action adventure blockbuster, with a ‘Flash Gordon’ theme of strange worlds and science fiction props. The protagonist is searching for a partner to rule with him, encountering unique civilizations and cultural expectations of leadership, from savage dictators to fainthearted monarchs.
2018-08-03Aug 3, 2018
Women in the U.S.A. are protesting with all their might against the separation of children from families seeking asylum at our southern border. Compassionate men, including myself, are joining in the protest. Congress seems completely unable to agree onany immigration policy, but one judge has stepped up to order the practice of separation to stop and for re-unification of families to be accomplished swiftly.
2018-08-03Aug 3, 2018
The landmark California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, co-authored with Senator Bill Dodd, Assemblymember Ed Chau, and Senator Bob Hertzberg, was recently signed into law, creating a bulwark against unscrupulous firms that troll the internet, collecting personal data they sell to other companies for profit.
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Two interesting yet conflicting transits will be active all month. We have already experienced both of then, so they’re not new. One is a harmonious, supportive trine between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
What fairly new idiocy is raining down on unsuspecting souls who just want to watch a favorite TV show—not have an on-air doctor’s visit? Medical advice thru pharmaceutical advertising, that’s what!  
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
An update to an article submitted last May about trespassing enforcement and fire prevention as it relates to illegal homeless encampments in our area.
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Summer is definitely in full swing, I saw tomatoes at the farmers market on Friday. Mine are still a few weeks away, though my fig tree has started producing and I picked my first basket of blackberries yesterday—hooray!
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Summer is slipping by soooo fast, as it always does. I hope you are all enjoying each and every day finding time to just laze around. Creating summertime fun, tending to the house, the garden, packing for trips, visits from family and friends, concerts, beach time, art shows, river time, summer camps, festivals that are favorites – how does one fit it all in and also relax!!
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Summer is winding down except of course for Lazy Bear Weekend the first weekend in August and Russian River Pride the last weekend in August. Traditions are important here in the River.
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Use our guide to find where your favorite cheese comes from and explore cheeses you’ve never tasted before. Numbers on the guide tell you where to find the farms.
2018-08-16Aug 16, 2018
Inspired by the joys and heartache of romantic encounters, ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is a quirky musical revue with lively, captivating songs byJoe DiPietroandJimmy Roberts. Vignettes of couples during various stages of dating and marriage emerge in a shifting landscape of desire and disappointment. Raven Players has produced the updated 2018 version, which includes new songs, women who no longer sit around waiting for a phone call, but are proactive in searching for happiness, LGBTQA couples and revised references to online dating technology.
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Algae bloom in the lower reaches of the Russian River has been showing itself in alarming abundance this summer. Areas where in the past algae would typically line the shoreline gravel beaches, have seen the bloom cover the entire river surface from shore to shore. The areas above Bridgehaven up to Sheephouse Creek were especially bad.  
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
This month will be a good time to view multiple planets without having to be up just before sunrise, as Saturn and Mars return to our evening skies.  
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
For a groovy treat this summer, be sure to enjoy the Russian River Wienery, which is a mobile hot dog stand that’s been frequented by residents of all ages over the past two years!    
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Many lessons were learned from the wildfires of 2017. The most important of which is that any fire, with enough fuel and driven by wind can burn through almost anything. It is never possible to protect your property 100% but there are things you can do with landscaping to give your home a fighting chance.
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Melon season is really when I feel summer is in full swing. As I walk the aisles of the farmers’ market and the undeniable smell of melon is in the air I am in heaven. As I child I loved using a melon baller to eat the interior flesh of a cantaloupe. In all honesty this is still the way I prefer to eat the sweet flesh of any melon.
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
The thirsty redwoods outside of my airy cyber hut are standing tall in the fog! A bit of summer weather, to be sure!  
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Wow, August already? This summer is FLYING by. You know what else is flying by? Cars. Cars are flying by on the newly smooth surface of Bohemian Highway. Like buttah, it is.  
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
I hope you’re all getting excited for this month’s activities! After going to the Big Event on Sunday August 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., head to The Seafood, Art and Wine Festival. 
2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018
Nearly sixty Bodega Bay residents braved the horrendous summer traffic to attend the excellent presentation by the Rancho Bodega Historical Society about the background of the Smith Family who started the fishing industry in Bodega Bay.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
I have been writing this article about what’s happening in Windsor since April of 2014. It has been a pleasure featuring our Community heroes and reporting on all the fabulous events in Windsor including events that happen at the heart of the community on the. Life has become busy for me and I am excited to report my good friends Lorene Romero and Gayle Walz will be taking over for me and sharing all the fabulous things happening in our favorite town Windsor, California in future“What’s up Windsor?” columns.
2018-08-16Aug 16, 2018
Retired veterans of World War I gather on the veranda of a hospital, subtly discontented with the monotony of their lives. Flashy escapades are in the distant past, replaced with dull hours under the close supervision of Sister Madeleine. With a bleak future before them, the men search for reasons to go on and something worth looking forward to. A ridiculous, endearing notion takes hold of them—escape.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Sonoma County has many treats and special places to discover, and summer is the very best season for riding the back roads of our county.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Today’s high stress feline executive lives under a great deal of pressure. Making mission-critical decisions, such as deciding on the most advantageous window seat for napping, and management of distracted, unfocused humans takes a toll on even the most laid back kitty VIP.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
On July 10 County Planning conducted an Environmental Review Report (EIR) as Step 6 in the development of the Springs Specific Plan. Once the final EIR and financing is set, the County will move toward final plan adoption. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the SSP or submit recommendations may do so by contacting Yolanda Solano (707-565-7387) or yolanda.solano@sonoma-county.org.  
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
“The recovery is not a sprint, it’s a marathon,” said Teri Shore in her talk before the Alliance for a Just Recovery, a baker’s dozen of local groups brought together by Jobs for Justice, which held its first public meeting July 19. About 200 people attended, with several electeds represented including Mike Thompson’s office and Jared Huffman’s. Santa Rosa city councilmember, Julie Combs was present, as well as Una Glass from the Sebastopol City Council.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
IWow what a month; shout out to Leslie Graves, coordinator for theWednesday Market in Santa Rosawho organized a successful “Families Belong Together Rally” in Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa with an estimated 3000 in attendance.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
With an ongoing “housing crisis” of lack of housing it is sad this Roseland resident was forced out onto the streets by the city. It is ironic because now the city of Santa Rosa will be putting tax increase Ballot Initiatives on the November Ballot to pay for “new” affordable housing to be built. This is while the city has been holding onto houses in Roseland already bought by Sonoma County taxpayers and keeping them empty. So the taxpayers paid “Top Dollar” for houses which the city has now claimed are “surplus” and has told the public the city will demolish the houses. Wasteful!
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Brewsters Beer Garden will host“For the Children” pasta dinner on Monday, August 6, starting at 5 p.m. This is being put on byPetaluma’s Rotary Clubs, which include Petaluma Rotary, Petaluma Sunrise Rotary and Petaluma Valley Rotary, all of which will donate baskets for raffle and the silent auction.  
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Penngrove Market is open and it’s fabulous! Two local families conceived of and operate the store. They met through their children’s school, and with a combined 25 years of experience around grocery.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Whew. After one week of deliberations, the Board of Supervisors has ratified the county’s 2018-19 operating and capital budget, totalling $1.68 billion. Looking toward the future with the hope of rebuilding our County after last fall’s horrific fire, we approved a strategic budget that will help us ride out our current storm while also preparing for challenges we anticipate and expect in the future.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
I know it is the middle of summer, so the idea of planning for next year is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Though with the way the days fly past, before we know it we will be up against the holidays and the New Year will be upon us. Now is the time to start planning for 2019.
2018-08-15Aug 15, 2018
Since the onset of the devastating Mendocino Complex Fire on July 30th, the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California, has made six critical deliveries of emergency food to Lake County.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Upcoming MAC events include: Lower Russian River MAC Town Hall 3 - Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-3pm Please join Supervisor Lynda Hopkins to discuss district boundaries, the recruitment process and qualifications for MAC representatives at Guerneville Elementary School. 14630 Armstrong Woods Rd. Guerneville
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
It’s about cars, drivers, and music. Although the lowrider lifestyle begins and ends with the wheels, there’s lots of room for photo ops, movies, bands, magazines, street parties, music, and even fashion.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
The federal government has long had a sort of “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward much of our economy here—wineries, agriculture, restaurants, hotels, and construction, among others.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
If you could, what would you tell an unbiased team of architects, planners, economists and sustainability experts offering to help us design a viable, healthy, sustainable Healdsburg?  
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Summer days in Geyserville have been hot but beautiful. We’ve been having temperatures clinging to the 90s and, oddly, often rising even higher on the weekends. I heard once in Southern California that automobile traffic patterns can also affect weather, but in the relatively low-traffic area of Geyserville, I wouldn’t expect that to necessarily hold true.These weekend heat spells make me wonder.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Graton has been a bustle of summer activity. The Graton Green Village housing is coming along and downtown is looking different. I am so excited to see the blackberries starting to ripen. Looking forward to making pies, jams and syrup! I hope that everyone is feeling well and enjoying all the bounty of local fruits and vegetables.  
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Above all else, Elbert “Big Man” Howard loved his comrades and all oppressed people, who he never stopped fighting for.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Accordion Concert Fundraiser on Friday, August 17th at 4:30 pm at the Redwood Cafe—Fundraiser for music students requests a $5 donation or more. For information call 707-795-7868; redwoodcafe.com.
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Hello, this is Carol with heartfelt thanks and hearty congratulations to co-columnist Reece! The fervor for public libraries that she clearly shares with the late, great Kate motivates my inspiring friend to contribute countless hours to our county’s public library system as a whole as well as to Cloverdale’s library in particular. 
2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
With great weather heading into fall, it’s the perfect time to get out on your bike. Living here in Sonoma County we are blessed with many different choices. Depending on your mood you can pick from rolling vineyards, steep climbs or twisty coastal roads. One thing I also take into consideration is the location of the ride.
2018-08-14Aug 14, 2018
2018-07-31Jul 31, 2018
Keller Estate Pinot Gris, La Cruz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, 2014 A nose of green tea, honeysuckle and hibiscus, the palate translates into the green tea with flavors of Bartlett pear, soft full acid throughout the palate with hints of floral. Pair with poultry dishes such as a Caesar salad or enjoy with a green salad. Enjoy now through 2019. kellerestate.com.  
2018-07-31Jul 31, 2018
Now that marijuana is legal, a slew of questions come up about the health risks of cannabis use. One such concern is the safety of marijuana consumption when breastfeeding
2018-07-31Jul 31, 2018
Well, do ya? It is a good question and a lot of people who think they want to buy a fixer end up not doing so and others who stumble onto a fixer end up taking it on and loving it. It will be a lot of work, period. It could also end up being one of the best things you ever did. I feel like it is my job as a mortgage advisor to help people ask themselves the proper questions so they can determine if this is the right thing for them.
2018-07-31Jul 31, 2018
LETTERS from Gazette READERS - August 2018
2018-07-31Jul 31, 2018
Many people have weighed in on the decisions surrounding Cannabis cultivation in Sonoma County. Here are some of this month's opinions...
2018-07-31Jul 31, 2018
Faced with a rapidly worsening affordability crisis, twelve labor, tenants rights and environmental groups proposed a slate of actions to lead an“equitable, just and sustainable recovery” from last year’s wildfires.
2018-07-30Jul 30, 2018
In case you haven’t heard, Recology is the newest waste management company serving Sonoma County. They are defined in Wikipedia as “an integrated resource recovery company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company collects and processes municipal solid waste, reclaiming useful materials that would have otherwise been buried in a landfill. Recology has been in business for 100 years.”
2018-07-30Jul 30, 2018
2018-07-30Jul 30, 2018
It’s the last weekend in June and women in the U.S.A. are protesting with all their might against the separation of children from families seeking asylum at our southern border.
2018-07-30Jul 30, 2018
A group of Healdsburg locals asked themselves those questions last November. They knew every community member would have a different vision of the future and wondered how to learn the community’s priorities.  
2018-08-13Aug 13, 2018
The County proposed a $300 million bond issue to address the housing crisis. Those funds would have been leveraged two or three times and generate enough funds to make a significant impact. The surveys showed that the vast majority of residents supported the measure. BUT…a few wealthy and well-connected people felt compelled to put their greed and bias ahead of what is good for the county.
2018-07-30Jul 30, 2018
Hidden within the Foundry Wharf business park is a pristine riverside lawn that becomes the setting for Petaluma Shakespeare Company’s free plays during the summer. Bring a blanket or low folding chair to enjoy the rarely performed All’s Well That Ends Well and creative celebration “Speechless Shakespeare” with dancing, comedy and exciting stage combat.
2018-07-30Jul 30, 2018
I can’t believe the end of Summer is approaching. The good news is there are amazing movies to see in the theater. The first must see movie is “Blindspotting”.
2018-07-30Jul 30, 2018
on’t go see Sicario: The Day of the Soldado which may still be lingering on local screens until you have rented the original movie first,Sicario.  
2018-07-29Jul 29, 2018
David Hogg and his sister Lauren lived through the horrible shooting at their high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They take turns in their book,#Never Again, describing what they experienced and how they’ve become activists in the aftermath, especially David. But the book describes their personal developmental process before and because of this horrible tragedy.  
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.
2018-07-29Jul 29, 2018
Now in its eighth year, Artwalk is distinctly different from other open studio events. In a once-forgotten corner of downtown Santa Rosa, a stroll through this tree-lined city block gives art lovers a unique opportunity to interact with 25 local artists.
2018-07-17Jul 17, 2018
It takes a certain kind of person to step into the general management of a family legacy business like Dry Creek Vineyard, take up the yoke and plow forward. I’m going to go out on a limb and claim that personal integrity is a critical ingredient for that drive.
2018-06-29Jun 29, 2018
The KRSH Backyard Concert series is located in a grassy nook hidden in a corner of Santa Rosa, where the radio station operates from a caboose. Soul singer Wee Willie Walker will perform there Aug. 9, backed by the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra.
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.   
2018-06-26Jun 26, 2018
It’s a tale of two Seans. One a longtime resident, all around nice guy and frequent customer at Sunshine Roasters coffee shop downtown. The other?
2018-08-10Aug 10, 2018
Heroes was written by Gerald Sibleyras in 2003 and translated into English in 2007 by Tom Stoppard. The action, or possibly inaction, takes place in a care home for elderly veterans somewhere in France. DirectorYave Guzmanhas made the wise choice of not having the actors affect French or English accents. This gives the play a more inclusive feel. These men could be living in France, America or Moldova, for all it matters; the themes are universal.
2018-06-25Jun 25, 2018
FIRE TRUCK ACCESS - During emergencies fire trucksmust have clear access to fires. Parked cars that obstruct access can be ticketed or removed. We are having serious problems in neighborhoods close to the Russian River with cars blocking access while visiting beaches. Any obstructions can delay or even prevent adequate emergency operations. The delay could cost someone’s life.
2018-05-03May 3, 2018
Where has time gone? I haven’t written my column for the past two months due to my life being super busy, which leaves me very little free time to writing. So, here I am back after a numerous backlash from my Column supporters who look forward to reading about the interesting goings-on in our tiny magical enclave of Rio Nido every month. I promise not to disappoint.
2018-08-07Aug 7, 2018
Scintillating rhythm spreads across vineyards and historic ruins in Jack London State Historic Park with Transcendence Theatre’s Broadway spectacular ‘Shall We Dance’ which lives up to its name with flashy choreography by Marc Kimelman.
2018-08-06Aug 6, 2018
Raspberries, a member of the rose family, are believed to have originated in Eastern Asia. The red raspberry was probably introduced to North America by pre-historic people who had crossed thru the Bering Strait.

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