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Tickets are on sale now for Sonoma Valley High School’s annual Boosters Club Crab Feed and Dance on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Boosters gear up for annual Crab Feed and Dance

Tickets are on sale now for Sonoma Valley High School’s annual Boosters Club Crab Feed and Dance on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Tickets can be purchased online at sonomavalleyhigh.org/2014-svhs-boosters-crab-feed-and-dance_boostersdept_19411.html or by calling 241-3268. The night features fresh cracked crab, Caesar salad, dessert, coffee and a no host bar. The… Continue Reading >>

Jennifer Siebel Newsom and her husband, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, will sit down for a conversation with broadcast journalist Sydnie Kohara at the Sebastiani Theatre on Monday, Feb. 3, to launch the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance’s new speaker program.

Newsoms open Mentoring Alliance series

Filmmaker and women’s advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom, along with her husband, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, will sit down for a conversation with broadcast journalist Sydnie Kohara at the Sebastiani Theatre on Monday, Feb. 3, to launch the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance’s new speaker program.

Neither James Bond (“Shaken, not stirred.”), nor Dorothy Parker (“I like to have a martini, two at the very most – After three I’m under the table, After four, I’m under my host.”) would have approved, but the annual Martini Madness unfolded Friday night at Saddles Steakhouse in MacArthur Place, and while no enthusiasts of what H.L. Mencken called “the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet” were found under the table (or under the host), there were martinis of every imaginable ilk, from 10 teams of bartenders. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Mad about martinis

Neither James Bond (“Shaken, not stirred.”), nor Dorothy Parker (“I like to have a martini, two at the very most – After three I’m under the table, After four, I’m under my host.”) would have approved, but the annual Martini Madness unfolded Friday night at Saddles Steakhouse in MacArthur Place, and while no enthusiasts of what H.L. Mencken called “the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet” were found under the table (or under the host), there were martinis of every imaginable ilk, from 10 teams of bartenders.

Sonoma Raceway hosts John’s March Saturday

Sonoma Raceway lost one of its most visible and devoted staff members last year when John Cardinale, longtime vice president of Media and Community Relations, passed away after a two-year battle with stomach cancer.

SCC chili bowl fundraiser Jan. 17

The Sonoma Community Center will host its annual “Chili Bowl Express” fundraising event, to be held in its Rotary Community Kitchen from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Proceeds will support Sonoma Community Center’s ceramics arts education program.

OpEd

What will it cost to fight AT&T?

By Skip Ollinger Now that the City Council has told AT&T to pound sand and find another location for the cell tower it proposed to build at the Sebastiani Winery, I believe our council owes its citizens an explanation of the grounds under which it plans to defend our town against what appears to be… Continue Reading >>

Valley Forum

Kafkaesque account of Springs cell tower fight

By Jim Price, Pamela Laing and Tom Nemcik We commend the Sonoma City Council on their steadfast opposition to AT&T’s siting of a cell tower at the Sebastiani Winery. We are a group of citizens in Boyes Hot Springs facing a similar situation, but without the benefits of an enlightened political body such as the… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Get the ‘tree’ up

Editor, Index-Tribune: This is addressed to the Sonoma City Council: Your recent decision to deny AT&T the ability to install a new cell tower does a great disservice to our community and local economy. Mobile computing is a disruptive technology, and will be to the next 15 years what the Internet was for the last… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Praise for AT&T vote

Editor, Index-Tribune: I sent the following letter to the Sonoma City Council: Dear Sonoma City Council members: Thank you so much for standing up to AT&T and your decision not to allow the cell phone tower that was opposed by so many Sonoma neighbors. I am an AT&T customer and will write the corporation and… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Spare the air is criminal

Editor, Index-Tribune: I’ve wanted to address this issue for the last three years and finally have the opportunity to do so. I completely agree with Roger Hartley, who wrote the Op-Ed article that appeared in the Sonoma Index-Tribune on Jan. 7 (“Our air does not need to be spared”). Those many, and I mean many… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Praise for Brown budget

Editor, Index-Tribune: In 2009, when I chaired the Legislative Conference Committee on Budget, the Legislature was forced to agree to numerous cuts to vital state services, such as CalWORKS and higher education, or to borrow from other funds, including education and transportation. The impact to Californians was severe. Working families, women and children of our… Continue Reading >>

Judith ‘Judy’ Catherine Bacher

Judith ‘Judy’ Catherine Bacher

Judith “Judy” Catherine Bacher wasn’t quite 5-feet tall but she stood bigger than life to her six children and her large, extended family.

Robert Wiebusch

Robert Wiebusch

Bob Wiebusch, athlete and gentle soul, succumbed to colon cancer and left this life for another realm Dec. 28, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; and a niece, Patti Spinetti.

Meeting to unveil Fryer Creek flood reduction plan

Sonoma residents will be able to learn about a project that will help reduce flooding in Fryer Creek while recharging groundwater in the City of Sonoma at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Community Meeting Room, 177 First St. W.

Children will have the chance to participate in a more youth-focused version of the National Audubon bird count at the Valley’s eighth annual Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids, held at the Sonoma Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 12.

Kids counting birds

Children will have the chance to participate in a more youth-focused version of the National Audubon bird count at the Valley’s eighth annual Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids, held at the Sonoma Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 12. The event has reached capacity, but parents can add kids to a waiting list.

LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS Sarah Kenton and Sofia Serbicki pull trees from a pickup truck before loading into a bin.

Last chance for Christmas tree recycling

Valley residents and businesses have one last chance to take advantage of the Girl Scout Christmas tree recycling program by leaving their tree at the curb by 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 11.