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Editorial: Who responds when you call 911?

When you have an emergency and call 911, you’re not concerned about which fire or rescue squad responds, as long help arrives quickly and saves you, your loved ones and your home.

Sugarloaf Ridge holds Haunted Jubilee Saturday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park’s inception, which will be celebrated with fall festivities at the park. Sugarloaf Haunted Jubilee: Celebrating 50 Years of Family Fun, on Saturday, Oct. 25, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Comedians take over Kenwood

Comedy will be on tap in Kenwood, Friday, Oct. 24, at the Palooza Gastropub and Wine Bar, and Saturday, Oct. 25, at En Garde Winery Barrel Room.

Chamson will host renowned pinot tasting

Chamson, the local nonprofit organization representing Sonoma’s French Sister City, is having a wine tasting of six renowned pinot noir “crus” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at a private residence in Sonoma.

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Living wage law hurts workers

Kudos to Mr. Piazza for investing his precious free time standing up to the elitist living wage mob (“Fireworks at living wage forum,” Oct. 17).

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Supports Dodd for Assembly

Sonoma and Napa have long shared a friendly rivalry over our wine and tourism industries. Though our two regions may see each other as competitors, we have much more in common with shared roots in agriculture that are critical to our economic prosperity.

Water management forum set for Oct. 30

There will be a public workshop to discuss strategic management of water resources in Sonoma Valley from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building.

Neighbors at odds over Agua Caliente Knolls sign

For the past two months, a case study in how to lobby the county of Sonoma has been taking place from the quiet neighborhood of the Aqua Caliente Knolls. Last August, Bob Hughes discovered that there was a plan to change the name on the entry sign of the community from “Aqua Caliente Knolls” to simply “The Knolls.”

The Sonoma Valley High School Homecoming queen and king were crowned at Friday’s Homecoming game. Alejandra Alverez was named queen while Colin Harris was named king. While the Homecoming game was played Friday night, the dance was held Saturday evening. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Homecoming royalty

The Sonoma Valley High School Homecoming queen and king were crowned at Friday’s Homecoming game. Alejandra Alverez was named queen while Colin Harris was named king. While the Homecoming game was played Friday night, the dance was held Saturday evening.

Sunday was the annual open house at the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority’s Second Street West fire station. In addition to a pancake breakfast, there were numerous activities for kids including a Halloween costume contest, learning how to use a fire extinguisher, using a fire hose – and there were fire truck rides for kids of all ages. Above, 4-year-old Brody Whitten, who came dressed as a firefighter, reaches into a grab bag of prizes that Engineer Gary Johnson was passing out to the kids. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Firehouse fun

Sunday was the annual open house at the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority’s Second Street West fire station. In addition to a pancake breakfast, there were numerous activities for kids including a Halloween costume contest, learning how to use a fire extinguisher, using a fire hose – and there were fire truck rides for kids of all ages. Above, 4-year-old Brody Whitten, who came dressed as a firefighter, reaches into a grab bag of prizes that Engineer Gary Johnson was passing out to the kids.

This weekend was Homecoming at Sonoma Valley High School. Friday afternoon, the students had their annual parade up Broadway from the high school and ending in the Plaza. The senior float, above, was named the winning float during Friday night’s football game. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Homecoming hijinks

This weekend was Homecoming at Sonoma Valley High School. Friday afternoon, the students had their annual parade up Broadway from the high school and ending in the Plaza. The senior float, above, was named the winning float during Friday night’s football game.

HICAP offers Medicare information

Representatives from HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) will give a free presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Vintage House senior center, 264 First St. E., Sonoma.

Chamber sets Oct. 29 for Showcase

The Sonoma Chamber’s business showcases are the Valley’s largest business promotional and networking events. This year, the Chamber’s annual Expo has been replaced by three seasonal Showcase events, designed to highlight the geographic and business diversity of the Valley.

With Halloween right around the corner, time is running out to find a great pumpkin. The students at Hanna Boys Center have a pumpkin patch set up on the campus and itÕll be open for one more weekend. Here, Tyler Curson, 17, and James Logan, 15, set up a pumpkin display on one of the hay bales. The patch will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. this coming Saturday and Sunday. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Pumpkins on display

With Halloween right around the corner, time is running out to find a great pumpkin. The students at Hanna Boys Center have a pumpkin patch set up on the campus and it’ll be open for one more weekend. Here, Tyler Curson, 17, and James Logan, 15, set up a pumpkin display on one of the hay bales. The patch will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. this coming Saturday and Sunday.

This is a map of the property that the Sonoma Land Trust is buying.

Open space adds 29-acre Curreri site

Sonoma Valley’s open spaces are about to expand. The county’s Board of Supervisors appears ready to approve the purchase of 29 acres along Highway 12 in Glen Ellen as an addition to the county’s regional parks.

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Editorial: Edwards, Brown, Hundley for Sonoma City Council

On Nov. 4, voters will elect three people to represent them on the Sonoma City Council. Incumbents Tom Rouse and Steve Barbose are leaving the council when their terms expire, while incumbent Ken Brown is running for re-election.

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Wake up Sonoma

Commissioner Robert Felder, who opposed the three-story element of the hotel, said, “Don’t try too hard to bring the big city to Sonoma. It still has a different feel than San Francisco.”

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A heartfelt thank you

Kudos to Nicholas Greben for his lovely letter to the editor about Sue Holman and Susan Weeks. Their selfless dedication to Meals on Wheels and the clients knows no bounds.