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In Sunday’s morning’s 11th annual Wine Country Half Marathon, Tesfaye Alemayehu of Antioch and Ethiopia crosses the Sonoma Plaza finish line in winning his impressive fifth straight Napa-to-Sonoma. James Fanucchi/Index-Tribune

Fifth-straight win

In Sunday’s morning’s 11th annual Wine Country Half Marathon, Tesfaye Alemayehu of Antioch and Ethiopia crosses the Sonoma Plaza finish line in winning his impressive fifth straight Napa-to-Sonoma.

Anna Pier named chair of La Luz board

Anna Pier has recently been named chairman of the board of directors of La Luz Center, replacing Claudia Mendoza-Carruth who served as chairman for the past two years.

Around the Region

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa has paid $3.5 million to a teenager who was molested by a Lakeport priest, one of the largest settlements paid out by the North Coast diocese in a series of sexual abuse cases that spanned more than two decades.

THE ANNUAL CITY PARTY will be held Tuesday, July 29, and the party will again be held on Spain Street between First Street West and First Street East. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune file photo

City Party takes over Spain Street

The Sonoma Community Center will host its annual City Party in the Sonoma Plaza on Tuesday July 29. Festivities will include a live band on Spain Street with Tommy Thomsen and the Sonoma City All-Star Band.

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Editorial: Water officials want to light a fire

A headline in Britain’s Telegraph newspaper exclaims, “California takes drastic action to tackle worst drought in recent history.” News “anchors” all over Bay Area TV announce breathlessly, “Stiff new fines for water wasters.” Would that it were all true. Here’s what the state’s Water Resources Control Board announced on Tuesday: Californians will no longer be… Continue Reading >>

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In cahoots over political terminology?

Editor, Index-Tribune: Social justice, open borders, income equality and amnesty, to name just some of the terms used by state and federal politicians in cahoots with journalists in the mass media, beg to be defined. I would like to know just what they, who employ those terms, really mean. Knowing that, I may be better… Continue Reading >>

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Too much noise? Just move Arnold Field

Editor, Index-Tribune: Having been lucky enough to be born in the greatest town in the world 55 years ago, I believe I have a solution to the (noise) problem at Arnold field. We could have every athlete who has participated in a sport at Arnold Field, meet one afternoon and pick up the field and… Continue Reading >>

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What’s with the bag around the I-T?

Editor, Index Tribune: Unless I’m mistaken (and I’m not mistaken), we are in the midst of a significant drought. Every morning I check the weather, and, sadly, I see no sign of rain. So a question: what’s up with the plastic bag surrounding my paper? Really? Come on guys, a simple rubber band (which I… Continue Reading >>

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Social justice and charity

Editor, Index-Tribune: In a recent letter to the editor, (“More social justice, less charity,” July 1), El Verano resident Mario Castillo made an astute observation that confirmed my experience working in the nonprofit sector.  “I find it interesting that we rarely equate the need for charity with social injustice,” he wrote. “I would think that,… Continue Reading >>

Valley Forum

Trying to remain connected – on board ship

(Editor’s note: Pam Gibson – former city manager, author, journalist, non-profit manager and volunteer, and Index-Tribune contributor, is embarked with husband Mark on the third maritime adventure of their marriage, this time in a 32-foot Nordic Tug. This is part of an ongoing series.) PORT TOWNSEND, Washington – Living on a small boat is not… Continue Reading >>

Cal Focus

The case against red light cameras

There are few worse feelings for a driver than receiving a letter purporting to show that person in the act of running a red light. But not many legal items are less enforceable or reliable, despite what the California Supreme Court said in an early summer ruling that held red light camera photos and videos have… Continue Reading >>

Vacation rentals attract county scrutiny

The ads are all over the Internet: Charming, private cottages, perfect for a weekend getaway, minutes to restaurants, shopping, hiking and local wineries. They promise an idyllic taste of the wine country, a carefree Sonoma Valley weekend (or week, or longer).

TRANSCENDENCE THEATRE COMPANY will be performing “Fantastical Family Night,” on July 25 and 26 at Jack London Historic State Park. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Transcendence Theatre’s family treat

Transcendence Theatre’s “Fantastical Family Night,” on July 25 and 26 at Jack London Historic State Park, is a fun family evening with lots of surprises.

FISH, Friends In Sonoma Helping, has added 50 solar panels to its two buildings at FISH Central on Sonoma Highway, and expects to save $5,000 a year in electrical costs.

FISH goes solar

FISH, Friends In Sonoma Helping, has added 50 solar panels to its two buildings at FISH Central on Sonoma Highway, because of an initial grant from the Scott Raymond Evans Foundation and a generous contribution from BDS Electric Contractors.

NATIVE DANCERS will entertain during La Luz’s Noche en South Pacific on Saturday, Aug. 12.

‘Noche’ tickets still available

Tickets for Noche en South Pacific, La Luz Center’s gala tropical paradise evening, are nearly sold out. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Cline Winery, 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.

Jacklyn Kim Day

Jacklyn Kim Day

Jacklyn Kim Day passed away at her home in Santa Rosa on July 14, 2014, at age 58.

 
 

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