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SINGER-SONGWRITER STEVEN TAYLOR-RAMIREZ will perform Saturday, March 1, at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library.

Taylor-Ramirez performs at library

Singer-songwriter Steven Taylor-Ramirez will perform at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library. Taylor-Ramirez’s music crosses the boundaries of folk-rock, Latin, Americana and blues. “Steve is developing a new musical genre,” said Dj Nobody of KUSF radio, San Francisco. “Steve’s songs are about things that are important … plus, he’s an… Continue Reading >>

Museum offering ‘Imagined Spaces’ workshop

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) presents “Imagined Spaces: Architectural Remix” workshop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, with San Francisco artist and designer Nicole Markoff. An experiment in concept and material, this will be a loose, fun, and creative workshop day. Markoff will lead participants in taking the remnants of… Continue Reading >>

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SVHS and the Transition to the Common Core

The transition to the Common Core standards at Sonoma Valley High School, with the support of district and site administration, has been teacher-driven and teacher-led.

Girl to cop: ‘Go ahead and arrest me’

A 16-year-old, female student at the Creekside continuation high school decided the bong in her backpack was more important than a police command, and ended up in juvenile hall.

JOHN LAWS kicks off the ninth annual Wine Country Nature Lecture series Wednesday, Feb. 26. Submitted photo

Wine Country nature lecture series kicks off Wednesday

The ninth annual Wine Country Nature Lectures spring series begins Wednesday, Feb. 26, and will offer a line up of well-known Bay Area naturalist to Sonoma nature enthusiasts. The series includes four lectures on subjects ranging from raptors to coyotes. The nature lectures will be sponsored by Sonoma Birding and Sonoma County Regional Parks, and… Continue Reading >>

Tarr performs on SCC’s Rotary Stage

Part of the center’s Winter Concert Series, the performance will features a diverse repertoire including jazz, rock, pop and funk. Tarr will be backed by an all-star band including Cliff Hugo on bass, Ken Cook on piano, Jean-Michel Hure on guitar and Kendrick Freeman on drums.

Gunman robs Glen Ellen bank

A lone gunman robbed the Westamerica Bank in Glen Ellen at about 5:51 p.m. Friday and escaped with an unspecified amount of money.

Wednesday, contractors for the City of Sonoma installed the much-anticipated left-turn signals at the Broadway and Leveroni Road intersection, with operation of the signals beginning on Thursday. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Left-turn signals

Wednesday, contractors for the City of Sonoma installed the much-anticipated left-turn signals at the Broadway and Leveroni Road intersection, with operation of the signals beginning on Thursday.

Film fest sets volunteer meeting

The Sonoma International Film Festival is seeking several hundred volunteers to greet visitors, work the parties and screenings, provide hospitality for filmmakers, and help with pre-festival production.

Theatre Alliance sets open auditions

The Sonoma Theatre Alliance will be holding general auditions for the 2014 season from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and again Saturday, March 15.

From Superstudio’s Continuous Monument: An Architectural Model for Total Urbanization, 1969-70. Submitted photo

Museum hosts ‘Imagined Spaces’

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art will host a workshop, “Imagined Spaces: Architectural Remix,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1.

Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course will hold its annual springs leadership training March 6-9.

Ropes Course training program set

Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course (CSARC) is gearing up for its annual Springs Ropes Course Leader Training Program on March 6-9 at one of the northern California’s most beautiful ropes courses located on Sonoma Mountain above the Sonoma Developmental Center in Eldridge.

SRJC hosts College Preview Days

The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) School Relations and Outreach department invites high school students and their parents to College Preview Days on both the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses.

La Luz offers free income tax preparation

La Luz Center is offering free income tax preparation to Sonoma Valley families with incomes up to $60,000 a year. The tax assistance is available in English and Spanish and is provided by community volunteers.

Valley Forum

A Perspective, from Logan Dunning’s mother

(Editor’s note: Last September, Sonoma Valley resident Logan Dunning pleaded “no contest” to a charge of attempted murder in the brutal beating of Austin Ridge. In a separate case, he pleaded “no contest” to six counts of arson in connection with a string of car fires in Santa Rosa. In November, he was sentenced to… Continue Reading >>


SDC families are worried about moving residents

By Kathleen Miller Sonoma Developmental Center families and friends are worried. We listened to the task force on the future of developmental center hearings, we hear the ongoing diatribe against developmental centers, we hear the call for closure, we hear the need to save the state money. Also, we know our own histories. We know… Continue Reading >>


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 >>


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 >>