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Forum eyes new driver’s license law

La Luz Center, the North Bay Organizing Project, the Sonoma Valley Health Center and El Verano School will hold a community forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 27, to provide local residents with the latest information about AB 60, a new state law that will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses beginning January 2015.

Pinnacle Mortgage opens in Sonoma

Longtime Sonomans, John Bast and Tony Moll recently opened the third Sonoma County office of Pinnacle Capital Mortgage, at 550 Broadway. Pinnacle Capital Mortgage, was named one of the “Top Mortgage Lenders” by the Scotsman Guide in 2012 and 2013.

Peter Frampton will be the headliner at the Sunday, Sept. 21, B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival.

Tickets available for Cohn music fest

Tickets are still available for the annual 2014 B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Gala Charity Auction Dinner, and the Celebrity Golf Classic.

Curtain falls on ‘Alice’ at SCC

“Alice, The Rebellion of Wonderland,” is the latest Sonoma Theatre Alliance production to grace the Rotary Stage at the Sonoma Community Center’s Andrews Hall.

Gastropub hosting 

The Palooza Gastropub and the Stompin’ Comedy Company present the Crushers of Comedy, Diana Leffert and Lisa Joffrey, two nights only, Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23.


The truth about Hooker’s hookers?

All you need to know about Gen. Hooker will be explained on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the League for Historic Preservation’s Maysonnave House, 291 First St. E.


Are we too far gone?

If a stable global economy and world peace are the objectives, we are going to have to try a different approach. If the United Nations votes that world leaders attend anger management classes, would they be willing to go? Would they be more comfortable if we changed the name from anger management to Cool School?


Osama bin Laden won?

Apropos of the dust-up in Ferguson, Missouri, some interesting data was obtained by the New York Times via a Freedom of Information Act request and posted on HitHub.


Patricia Ann Baskerville

Patricia Ann Baskerville (Collins) was born May 29, 1940, to Ralph and Winifred Collins in Mishawaka, Indiana. Patricia was surrounded by her three children as she passed peacefully on July 31, 2014, in Sonoma where she currently resided.

Film fest seeks hosts, volunteers

The 28th Wine Country Film Festival is right around the corner, Sept. 17 – 21, and organizers are looking for hosts for the visiting filmmakers.


Editorial: Water bond is just a step

There is no reliable evidence that Mark Twain ever said it, but the over-used cliché attributed to him has become ever more relevant since Twain graced California in the 1860s. “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting,” and, it should be added, The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, is the perennial battleground.

Cal Focus

California Focus: Changes afoot in state schools

California’s high school drop-out rate has been cut substantially, from the disastrous 34 percent of several years ago to somewhere between one-fourth and one-fifth of entering high schoolers.