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Being pushed or slapped is not violence?

Editor, Index-Tribune: David Bolling’s Feb. 18 editorial, “Stop buying gender stereotypes,” cited the misandrist statistic from the United Nations (UN) that “one billion females on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.” Had Bolling been professional and done a fact check, he would have found that the UN fails to cite any sources for this… Continue Reading >>

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More musings on Main Street

Editor, Index Tribune: I would like to add a correction to the article “Main Street Sonoma is long gone,” written by Bill Lynch. He wrote a great article, but with a few things that need to be changed.  Contrary to what he said in his article, Safeway was not where the museum is now, as… Continue Reading >>

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Don’t advertise dangerous stunts

Editor, Index-Tribune: I could hardly believe what I was reading.  Local newspaper editor David Bolling writing about his carrying on dangerous stunts.  Not just once, but on a regular basis, per his Feb. 10 editorial, “High water observations.” I’m sure kayaking on Sonoma Creek while in flood stage gives a big thrill, but at great… Continue Reading >>

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Thanks for supporting Kids Zone and Road to Reality

Editor, Index-Tribune: Sonoma Valley Soroptimist club members thank the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival organizers for the $1,000 donation sent Jan. 20 to our club. On Sept. 28 and 29 of last year, the Soroptimists revived the tradition of offering children’s activities as part of the VOM Vintage Festival on the Plaza. The “Kids… Continue Reading >>

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I beg your pardon

Editor, Index-Tribune: I admire your eloquent endorsement of good causes, your use of logic, your positive influence on our community.  But here I am again with words about words: in your Feb. 14 editorial, you wrote, “begs the question” where it appears you mean, “raises the question.”  To beg the question is to assume a statement is… Continue Reading >>

Gorin sets office hours

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin has announced upcoming Sonoma Valley office hours for March and April.

Bee colony collapse film screened

The Center for Sustainable Living of the Sonoma Community Center and Transition Sonoma Valley will present the international award-winning film, “More Than Honey,” Thursday, Feb. 27, as the second feature in a three-part film series addressing themes of importance.

New exhibit opens Saturday at di Rosa

The di Rosa Museum, one of the region’s best-kept secrets, brings together two Bay Area artists who share a fascination with the overlooked and the unfamiliar in the new exhibition “Lost and Found: Elisheva Biernoff and Floris Schönfeld,” opening Saturday, Feb. 22, and running until late April.

‘Jack’s Ode to Charmian’ premieres

The Jack London Piano Club’s first concert in its 2014 series of piano recitals to benefit Jack London State Historic Park features a world premiere of a new composition, “Jack’s Ode to Charmian,” with lyrics from the 1905 love letters Jack London wrote to his future wife Charmian Kittridge.

The Mosey Boys will perform at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Submitted photo

Mosey Boys perform at library

In conjunction with the Friends of the Sonoma Valley Library winter book sale, the music trio, The Mosey Boys will play at the Sonoma Valley Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 in the main room of the library.

Friday was not only Valentine’s Day, it was the annual Jump Rope for Heart at St. Francis Solano School for the American Heart Association. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Jumping for hearts

Friday was not only Valentine’s Day, it was the annual Jump Rope for Heart at St. Francis Solano School for the American Heart Association.

SHEANA DAVIS, owner of the Epicurean Connection, will host the annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference that kicks off Sunday in Sonoma.

Sonoma Valley Cheese conference returns

Cheeseheads rejoice: The annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference is back in town next week, and organizers say “the movers and shakers of the American artisan cheese movement” will be there.

Piano club premieres ‘Jack’s Ode to Charmian’

The Jack London Piano Club’s first concert in its 2014 series of piano recitals to benefit Jack London State Historic Park features a world premiere of a new composition, “Jack’s Ode to Charmian,” with lyrics from the 1905 love letters Jack London wrote to his future wife Charmian Kittridge.

THE CYPRESS STRING QUARTET will perform at Vintage House senior center on Sunday, March 9.

Cypress String Quartet performs March 9

The critically acclaimed Cypress String Quartet returns to Sonoma on Sunday, March 9, with a guest artist, to perform in concert at Vintage House senior center, Sonoma.

Valley Forum

Honoring 50 years of the Civil Rights Act

This February, I hope you’ll join our community in celebrating Black History Month by recognizing a defining moment in our nation’s history: the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.