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Editorial: Where there be Dragons

The Dragon of yore is a mythical winged beast with a huge reptilian body, impenetrable armor of plates and scales, a row of sharp spines from head to tail, enormous jaws with hideous fangs belching forth fire as though from a blow torch. His eyes glow and his feet have claws.

Cal Focus

California focus: Arnold’s awful real estate deal haunts state

When producers named a post-apocalyptic television series “The Walking Dead,” they probably had no idea that title also would come to describe one of the worst moves Arnold Schwarzenegger made in his seven years as California’s most amateurish governor ever.

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Never ship animals like luggage

The reported disappearance of a dog named Ty at the Los Angeles International Airport after he was checked with the baggage is a reminder of why we should never ship our animal companions like luggage.

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I don’t need convincing

Your news story about Sonoma County postponing its proposed quarter-cent sales tax for road repairs made me laugh.

The Blue Wing Inn on East Spain Street, which was undergoing a seismic facelift, was damaged in the August quake that shook the North Bay. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Napa quake delayed Blue Wing repairs

Last summer’s earthquake in Napa caused serious damage to the historic Blue Wing Inn on East Spain Street. California State Park officials said the ripple effects created damages severe enough that it forced delays in the continued restoration of the 19th-century adobe building.

Gabriel Preciado, from Steiny and Company, adjusts the Madrone Road sign on the newly installed traffic light pole. Weather permitting, the intersection of Madrone Road and Highway 12 will be striped on Thursday night and the lights will be turned on soon after. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Almost done

Gabriel Preciado, from Steiny and Company, adjusts the Madrone Road sign on the newly installed traffic light pole. Weather permitting, the intersection of Madrone Road and Highway 12 will be striped on Thursday night and the lights will be turned on soon after.

Council could OK water rate increase

Much of Monday night’s City Council meeting has been set aside for an issue hanging over Sonoma residents like a rain cloud: water rate increases.

Supervisors get living wage report

At some point Friday, Blue Sky Consulting Group is expected to present the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors with a detailed living wage analysis. Commissioned by the Supervisors last June, the report is expected to reach conclusions about poverty and quality of life within the county and offer Supervisors a road map for the possible creation of a county living wage.

Sonoma city employee Jesse Mazza wipes dust from the Purple Heart City plaque he installed on a lightpost on Napa Road and Jones Street. The city received four of the signs that were donated by the Patrick McCaffrey Foundation. 
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Purple Heart City

Sonoma city employee Jesse Mazza wipes dust from the Purple Heart City plaque he installed on a lightpost on Napa Road and Jones Street. The city received four of the signs that were donated by the Patrick McCaffrey Foundation

‘Starfish Throwers’ to be screened in Burlingame Hall

“Starfish Throwers,” the third and final in a series of fall films being sponsored by Transition Sonoma Valley and the Earth Care Committee of First Congregational Church, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Burlingame Hall.

Developers ditch Broadway hotel

Developers have scrapped plans for a 36-room hotel on the site of the former Truck and Auto dealership on Broadway, opting instead for more living units and an “expanded culinary promenade,” according to a city staff report.

Boy Scout Michael Aubin, 14, and Bob Piazza lower a damaged American flag into a fire pit. On Tuesday, Veterans Day, a small ceremony was held in front of the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building to retire, according to the Flag Code, those flags that are too old or too damaged to display. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Retiring old flags

Boy Scout Michael Aubin, 14, and Bob Piazza lower a damaged American flag into a fire pit. On Tuesday, Veterans Day, a small ceremony was held in front of the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building to retire, according to the Flag Code, those flags that are too old or too damaged to display.

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John Theodore Neville

John Theodore Neville, born March 6, 1930, joined his beloved wife, Ruth, in death on November 9, 2014.

Catherine Sevenau will read from her book, "Passages from Behind These Doors: A Family Memoir," at a special author's event at Readers' Books in Sonoma at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.

Catherine Sevenau will sign her new book on Nov. 13

Catherine Sevenau, longtime Sonoma Valley resident, business owner and Realtor, has recently published a book, “Passages from Behind These Doors: A Family Memoir,” parts of which she will read at a special author’s event at Readers’ Books in Sonoma at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.

Sonoma Mayor Tom Rouse will throw the switch to illuminate the Plaza at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. The Plaza will sparkle with thousands of glowing LED lights in the inaugural “Lighting of the Plaza.” Following the lighting, join the festivities at Sonoma State Parks Holiday Campfire Program at 6 p.m. in the Sonoma Barracks Courtyard with nature talks, songs and a marshmallow roast. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Plaza holiday lighting

Sonoma Mayor Tom Rouse will throw the switch to illuminate the Plaza at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. The Plaza will sparkle with thousands of glowing LED lights in the inaugural “Lighting of the Plaza.” Following the lighting, join the festivities at Sonoma State Parks Holiday Campfire Program at 6 p.m. in the Sonoma Barracks Courtyard with nature talks, songs and a marshmallow roast.

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Editorial: Who should be Mr. or Ms. Sonoma?

As the City of Sonoma once again seeks nominations from local residents for the 2015 Honorary Alcalde, my memory goes back to the first person ever named to that honor in 1975, August Pinelli. To most residents he was truly “Mr. Sonoma.”

Valley Forum

Valley Forum: Shelter hosts needed in Sonoma

Sonoma Severe Weather Shelter, which was founded last year in response to the extremely cold weather that hit Sonoma Valley in December, has again committed to providing a safe, warm, dry shelter for the homeless during the winter months.

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Don’t send troops to war

Here it is Veteran’s Day and I’m trying to wrap my arms and my heart around the idea of supporting our troops.