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Zinni appearance a special night

Kudos to Kathy Witkowicki and the Mentoring Alliance for a terrific speaker forum and bringing General Tony Zinni to Sonoma. I hope there are many more speakers to come.

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Supply and demand – pay workers enough to live here

In response to Robert Tenenbaum’s Sept. 19 letter on the minimum wage (“Minimum wage is just wrong”), I am curious, Mr. Tenenbaum, how you expect small businesses to even have employees if the employees do not make enough to live here and thus work here?

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Wage is regulated by supply and demand

In response to Celeste Winders’ posting, Celeste, very simply put, if a business doesn’t pay enough, they won’t attract workers and won’t be able to stay in business. The wage of an employee is job market-regulated by supply and demand.

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Abusing pot is uncool

Marijuana abuse and its side effects are not cool. Any substance that, when taken into the living organism, modifies one or more of its functions, is a drug.

THIS PAINTING OF A BARN on Adobe Road is one of the works of Barbara White Perry that will be on exhibit at the Charles Creek Tasting Room and Gallery from Oct. 3 through Nov. 30.

White Perry exhibit opens Oct. 3

Artist Barbara White Perry will have her annual exhibit of new works at Charles Creek Tasting Room and Gallery, 483 First St. W., Sonoma.

Richard Howell and The Sudden Changes band will be performing at the Sebastiani Theatre Friday, Oct. 3.

Sebastiani Theatre hosts Howell concert

The Sebastiani Theatre is hosting an appearance by Richard Howell and The Sudden Changes band, a stellar all-star cast of dynamic talents dedicated to the performance of soulful jazz, blues, rock and pop music, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

SMAART kick-off aimed at teen artists

A new nonprofit dedicated to supporting youth interested in the arts in Sonoma Valley will host a kick-off party on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Burgers and Vine, immediately following the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Parade, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Kathryn Lynn “Kathy” Vincent

Kathryn Lynn “Kathy” Vincent

Kathryn Lynn “Kathy” Vincent, 61, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, after her valiant fight with Cancer.

Lina Lucchetti

Lina Lucchetti

Lina Lucchetti 93, passed away peacefully in Sonoma, California on September 18, 2014.

Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon when their plane crashed at the Carneros Hills Winery in the 27000 block of Ramal Road. The pilot, described as an 80-year-old man, was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with a leg injury while the passenger, a woman in her 70s, was transported to Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Two injured in plane crash

Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon when their plane crashed at the Carneros Hills Winery in the 27000 block of Ramal Road. The pilot, described as an 80-year-old man, was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with a leg injury while the passenger, a woman in her 70s, was transported to Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa.

Cal Focus

Californai Focus: Bleak future for GOP in state?

It was law-breaking, both proven and alleged, that ended the Democrats’ supermajority in the state Senate. Republican efforts had nothing to do with it. Until state Sens. Roderick Wright of Los Angeles, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Leland Yee of San Francisco encountered serious legal problems, Democrats had more than two-thirds of the seats in both houses of the Legislature for almost the first time ever.

Remember when: Buena Vista suitable property for hospital

Possibilities of acquiring the State Home colony building in Buena Vista as a Sonoma Valley community hospital, now that this suitable property is to be sold by the state, was the highlight feature of the regular meeting of the board of directors of the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, held Wednesday night. It was announced last week in the press that the state will shortly dispose of this section of the State Home institution.

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Difficult opt-out to keep PG&E

The Sonoma Clean Power energy opt-out program is a farce. At a meeting in Sonoma last year, the executive director for the program informed us all that each resident would receive a letter to opt out.

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The taiko war-drummers

RIP to the 2,976 Americans killed on 9/11, the 6,833 others killed in Iraq and Afghanistan on missions to avenge them; and to the 1,739,547 people of those countries who’ve paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit. Care, too, for millions more in the Mideast for whom our 9/11 has become their 24/7.

‘Legends and Lore’ tours set in October

The Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association is again hosting “Legends and Lore” one-hour walking tours around Sonoma Plaza starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; Friday, Oct. 10; Friday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 24.

THE BLESSING OF THE GRAPES kicks off the Saturday festivities at the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival.

Vintage Fest kicks off with gala

The 2014 Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival kicks off with the Friday Night Gala at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the historic Sonoma Barracks.