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Casey Stanfill and his 2-year-old son Nicholas wait in the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center’s new waiting room on Tuesday. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

New clinic opens

Casey Stanfill and his 2-year-old son Nicholas wait in the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center’s new waiting room on Tuesday.

There were no injuries Tuesday afternoon when a limb from an oak tree fell on a car on Arnold Drive near Holt Avenue at the Sonoma Developmental Center. Yvonne Soto-Pomeroy/Index-Tribune

Unlucky motorist

There were no injuries Tuesday afternoon when a limb from an oak tree fell on a car on Arnold Drive near Holt Avenue at the Sonoma Developmental Center.

Relay for Life begins with survivors dinner

The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sonoma is set to begin on Thursday, July 31, with the Survivor and Caregiver Dinner at Hanna Boys Center, free to those who pre –registered at relayforlife.org/sonomaca and have RSVP’d to relayjo@gmail.com.

Edgar L. Lowe Jr.

Edgar L. Lowe Jr.

Edgar L. Lowe Jr., 80, passed away at his home in Sonoma on July 20, 2014, surrounded by his adoring family.

Juanita D. Brinkley

Juanita D. Brinkley

Juanita D. Brinkley (Holt, Fisher, Iacomine), 87, passed away peacefully in Napa, on July 19, 2014, with friends and family by her side.

THE SONOMA COUNTY FAIR, which starts Thursday and runs through Aug. 10, is a cacophony of sights and sounds. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune file photo

Sonoma County Fair opens Thursday

The Sonoma County Fair opens Thursday and promises to have visitors feeling groovy with this year’s theme, “Peace, Love and Fair.” The hall of flowers will feature “Flower Power” and there will be a Magic Bus you can ride for a trip back to the 1960s.

Valley Forum

Valley forum: New Mexico – Hispanic heart of America

By Bill Hutchinson (Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of blog reports from Bill and Lori Hutchinson who have embarked on a cross-country, blue-highway odyssey from Sonoma to the East Coast and back.) Gentle Readers – I fear I may perhaps be overburdening you with history and geology and geography, but, I… Continue Reading >>

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Bring back Senior Wellness program

Editor, Index Tribune: I am writing to express my disappointment and sadness at the termination of the Senior Wellness Program at Sonoma Valley Hospital. The program was a valuable contribution to the large population of seniors here in Sonoma. My own personal journey at Senior Wellness started in April 2013, when the program in its… Continue Reading >>

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Water reduction must include vineyards

Editor, Index-Tribune: I applaud and agree with David Bolling’s editorial of Friday, July 18, (“More fire under our butts”). I really hope the state’s Water Resources Control Board does something more worthwhile in the very near future about curbing water usage in this state, than the current pathetically minimal limitations they are proposing. Here’s what perplexes… Continue Reading >>

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Who is ‘we,’ what should ‘we’ do about water?

Editor, Index-Tribune: Saving water is good, because it seems they’ve stopped making it. Underscoring the urgency, we’re told to save it because “we’re all in this together.” If so, we should understand who “we” is and what “we” should do. In prolonged drought, water effectively becomes a finite resource, yet we are rain-dancing past that graveyard.… Continue Reading >>

Gen. Hooker House seeks docents

The Gen. Joseph Hooker House is seeking docents to explain the history of the house to visitors. Many future Civil War generals were stationed at or visited the City of Sonoma in the early 1850s.

Jose Manzo, a medical receptionist at the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, moves a cabinet into one of the numerous exam rooms at the new home of the health center on Friday. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Finishing touches

Jose Manzo, a medical receptionist at the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, moves a cabinet into one of the numerous exam rooms at the new home of the health center on Friday. The center closed Thursday and staff spent the weekend getting ready for today’s opening at the center’s new facility at 19270 Sonoma Highway.

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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