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2020-02-02Feb 2, 2020

I have groovy news for you!!  As most of you know, I have been searching for that special someone to take over the writing of this column.  I feel that it’s time for a fresh perspective and have found a person who wants to share her spark and passion of our area with you.  She graduated El Molino High School in 1978 and has raised her own family here as well.  As a business owner and volunteer/member of numerous local committees, she has her finger on the pulse of our community and will bring you all  the latest groovy news about our town. Please look for the new column name in the March edition of the Gazette, which will be written by none other than our own, Yvette Richardson-Bidegain,AKA Saucy MamaCome check out Saucy Mama's pop up on Friday 1/24/20 Barrel Brothers Brewing Company 4pm-8pm. Get there early. There will be brisket.

2020-01-30Jan 30, 2020

Tiny Farms are starting to spring up in Healdsburg and neighbors are volunteering there time. Your Tiny Farm was started because many people do not have access to affordable, healthy food. Urban agriculture helps to correct this by providing healthy food by eliminating the middleman and increasing the opportunity for community members in need to participate in the growing of this food. Homelessness is among the most urgent social crises of our time.   provides a tangible solution

2019-12-29Dec 29, 2019

Residents ask 2020 Mayor, Leah Gold…many questions about the issues and changes facing the city of Healdsburg. The questions ranged from how to  make downtown more local-friendly; solutions to homelessness, ghe effect of 3 years of fires on tourism to policy changes to come.

2019-11-28Nov 28, 2019

The ornaments on the giving Tree have a story. Each one has a gift request from a shelterless person of Healdsburg. Jersey, a shelterless man says “It’s nice to see that kids are being shown that just because we’re homeless, we’re still people. Most people don’t realize we sleep outside all year ‘round.”


2019-10-30Oct 30, 2019

On Oct 7, 2019 Healdsburg joined Petaluma, Windsor, Cloverdale and the County, along with 21 other California cities and 1,143 other local governments in 19 countries by recognizing that our changing climate is indeed an emergency; and declaring that government can play an important role in developing policy while empowering and incentivizing the business community, non-profits, and all residents to take action.

2019-09-25Sep 25, 2019

I hope that the Healdsburg City Council will address the threat of climate change by passing a Climate Emergency Resolution and developing a strong plan for its implementation.  Across Sonoma County, an online petition has been launched to encourage elected officials to declare a Climate Emergency. If you would like to add your name to the petition, please do so at  Search for  “Support Equitable Climate Emergency Action in Sonoma County”   and join almost 2500 signatories as of September 22. According to the Climate Mobilization Project, 221 million people across the world are now represented by more than 1000 local governments that have declared a Climate Emergency. Over 7000 colleges and universities have also joined the struggle. You can also write the members of the City Council or better yet, attend the October 7 meeting and let them know why you think this is urgent.

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