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Bodega Bay Beat by Joan Poulos

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2019-03-29Mar 29, 2019

My phone is full of requests for contributions (ignoring for the moment the frustration of the Robo Calls) one of the most annoying is the multiple requests I receive to contribute to buy food for The Hungry Children of California. Obviously I don’t want any child to be hungry, anywhere, but how can we get these fundraisers to get the facts?
We are appreciative of the effort those who work in this program expend but HOW do we get the word out better? I always send the data to those who send me the multiple requests for money to provide food for California children ( and obviously there are some areas where there ARE hungry children. ) I have requested the accounting for the organizations that send so many brochures (heart-breaking pictures, too) but none of the data include any accounting about how much the brochures, postage and personnel cost.


2019-02-20Feb 20, 2019

MOTHER NATURE DELIVERED ANOTHER PUNCH in February to the already soaked Sonoma Coast.  Were we prepared?  Did we learn from last year’s major storm that certain roads & creeks needed some TLC?  Valley Ford Road, the main route for residents and visitors going to the Coast, flooded again. Highway 1 is crumbling into the ocean in many places. Even our Evacuation Route on Bay Hill closed.  Up to 6 million visitors to Bodega Bay a year doesn’t generate enough revenue to fix our roads?


2019-02-20Feb 20, 2019

It was a dark and stormy day and even the newspaper can’t get thru.  Many of the roads are closed, and meetings have been cancelled. Watching the flood waters under the bridge in Bodega makes one realize how tentative our security is. We are grateful to all those who work to assure our safety; floods and all. There are serious issues before the community now.  Some of the various groups, along with Efren Carillo, are planning a community-wide race—along Highway One.  Many of the locals are opposed, especially those who have a business location along Highway One and who fear that their customers won’t be able to get into the shop, store or restaurant.   Some of the success will depend upon the weather.Many citizens  showed up for the meeting at the firehouse about what to do WHEN THE BIG ONE COMES .The attending people listened with great attentiveness. After all, we DO live right on a fault. We are grateful to those in the community who continue to urge us to take safety measures and who take seriously the possibility of a major calamity.




2019-01-23Jan 23, 2019

Residents of Bodega Bay have lost two of their pioneer citizens. Fisherman’s Chapel lost one of its pioneer ministers, Rev. Richard Wilcox and the community lost Lois Boos, who was a long time Bodega Bay citizen and active in the Grange and particularly in the Flea Market. Lois’ daughter, Shirley Hughes and her mother were active members of the Bodega Bay community. Both survivors put together nice programs for their survivors to honor the decedents; one in Petaluma and one in Bodega Bay.


2019-01-20Jan 20, 2019

The BB CMAC is ready to represent! Bodega Bay is now part of the newly formed Sonoma County  Coastal Municipal Advisory Council.  Voted as the Bodega Bay Representatives are Brooks Rooney & Cathy Beck along with Bob Amaral as the Alternate.  The CMAC was formed to provide important representation for the unique & diverse needs of our coastal communities to all the Sonoma County Supervisors. Thank you to Supervisor Hopkins for your support in this effort!


2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

Spend Saturday, Jan. 26, sampling chowder at numerous Bodega Bay restaurants and voting for the Best Chowder on the Sonoma Coast. 

2018-12-21Dec 21, 2018
2018-11-27Nov 27, 2018

The Holiday Sale is coming to the Artisans’ Co-op Gallery. Before and after Christmas, December 22 - January 3. They’ll take 10% off everything in the shop except notecards. If you haven’t yet or recently been in, now is a great time to come take a look at all the goods they have to offer. It is a sensory feast! 

2018-11-08Nov 8, 2018

Coast, River MAC Representatives to be selected this monthOver 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.


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