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|2019-04-05Apr 5, 2019
On March 20, the City of Sebastopol launched a three-month 'Bus Buddies' program in an effort to help encourage ridership on Sonoma County Transit's Route 24. Overall ridership on the shuttle has already increased over 57% since free fares were announced last summer. The program aims to keep the momentum going, and ridership growing.
|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.
|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
|2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019
The Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County (AWS) is celebrating its 51st annual Apple Blossom Art Show this April. The show will feature more than 100 original paintings, drawings and fine art photography. With artworks ranging from rural landscapes to experimental abstracts, there's something for everyone.
|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.
|2019-03-02Mar 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.
|2019-02-27Feb 27, 2019
Help Sebastopol recover from the flood. In addition to donating time and money, consider these actions to keep Sebastopol’s customer base: Patronize the shops and restaurants that are open at The Barlow. Support Main Street. Sebastopol’s Local Shuttle # 24 is the FIRST electric bus in Sonoma County Transit’s fleet. Come take a ride and try it out with a buddy. It’s FREE! In April and May, local volunteers are offering to be a BUS BUDDY. The ride-along program takes place on Wednesday mornings, with the 9:38 AM departure from the Hub-Rialto stop on Laguna Parkway [eastbound] for a round-trip, returning in about 40 minutes. Everyone’s invited!
|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.
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