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Concert benefits Woman’s Club

The band Voices in My Head will be performing with the Davedjohn Quartet and special guests from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. Voices In My Head, a mens’ a cappella choir, will go “Over The Line” to join with the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club to raise funds… Continue Reading >>

Sister Francis Kearney

Sister Francis Kearney, O.S.U.

Sister Francis Kearney, O.S.U. entered peacefully in her sleep into eternal life on April 8, 2014, at the family home in Sonoma.

Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart star in “The Maltese Falcon” showing as part of the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation’s Vintage Film Series. Internet photo

‘Maltese Falcon’ next at Sebastiani

The Sebastiani Theatre Foundation continues its Vintage Film Series with classic movies showing one Monday each month, through June. Movie lovers of all ages now have the opportunity to experience these classic films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen. A fundraising effort by the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation, the… Continue Reading >>

Four-week class focuses on history of baseball

Historian Mick Chantler will teach a four-week course on the history of baseball starting Tuesday, April 29, at Vintage House senior center, 264 First St. E., Sonoma. The course, titled “The Long Affair: Americans and Baseball 1876-2013″ will be held on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., will begin April 29 and end May 20. The cost… Continue Reading >>

Transcendence, Beau team up for shuttle

Beau Wine Tours and the Transcendence Theatre Company (TTC) have joined forces to offer a shuttle service for the Transcendence Theatre’s 2014 “Broadway Under the Stars” concert series. The shuttle will offer multiple stops in Sonoma and Santa Rosa which will allow guests to arrive for a portion of the pre-show picnic activities with food… Continue Reading >>

Wildflower hikes set at Jack London Park

The second in a series of spring wildflower walks/hikes at Jack London State Historic Park led by park naturalists Deborah Large and John Lynch focuses on the interconnected web of nature at the park with two different experiences. On Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will be an easy 1.2-mile round-trip slow-paced… Continue Reading >>

‘Voices’ concert aids Woman’s Club

The band Voices in My Head will be performing with the Davedjohn Quartet and special guests from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club. Voices In My Head, a mens’ a cappella choir will go “Over The Line” to join with the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club to raise funds… Continue Reading >>

Arnold Drive section will be closed Thursday

Arnold Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10, between Agua Caliente Road and Country Club Drive. County crews and a tree service with a crane will be removing a hazardous eucalyptus tree. Traffic will be diverted at Agua Caliente Road and Boyes Boulevard.  

Springboard to aid small business growth

Sonoma Valley Springboard is a new program provided by the City of Sonoma to help low- and moderate-income Valley residents to start or grow small businesses or “microenterprises.”

Send me the cash, I’ll send you the car. Not.

A Valley resident went to the Sheriff’s Valley substation at about 6 p.m. on March 14, after he was fleeced out of $3,510 in a web scam. The man told deputies he found a car he wanted to purchase on eBay and emailed the seller.

Thompson seeks entries for art contest

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, urged high school students in California’s 5th Congressional District to enter their artwork in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.

Cal Focus

California Focus: Six Californias a bad idea

By Thomas D. Elias Here’s a piece of advice for registered voters: When petition carriers accost you outside supermarkets or shopping malls asking you to help advance a plan to carve California into six states, don’t sign. This is one of the dopiest, goofiest ideas ever to come up in California, which has a long… Continue Reading >>

Valley Forum

Valley forum: Following the money in Delta water politics

By Dan Bacher To understand what is really going on in California water politics, you have to “follow the money.” Restore the Delta, opponents of Governor Jerry Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the salmon-killing peripheral tunnels, is doing just this in its series of reports entitled, “Introducing the Top 1 Percent Water Takes:… Continue Reading >>


Hospice hosts remembrance gathering

Editor, Index-Tribune: Local nonprofit healthcare provider Hospice By The Bay will host its annual Service of Remembrance interfaith gathering at Trinity Episcopal Church in Sonoma on Sunday, April 27, starting at 4 p.m. The community is invited to participate in music, prayers and messages from a variety of spiritual traditions. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.… Continue Reading >>


I’d rather water my garden

Editor, Index-Tribune:  While the city and county talk about wanting citizens to
 conserve water, at the very same time there is a whole-hog tourist boosterism
 going on that citizens are supposed to blindly subsidize. Last time I checked, the tourist industry had about zero message of sustainability. “No limits” is the 
official policy. Yet Sonoma… Continue Reading >>


Appreciates Community Health Center

Editor, Index-Tribune: I grew up with a medical system in which I always had my own doctor and individualized care, and it was affordable. I am now burdened with a system where many doctors will not even take new patients. After trying to get a primary care physician and failing, I tried the Sonoma Valley… Continue Reading >>


Likes Noyes’ preservation ideas

Editor, Index-Tribune:  Karla Noyes had a great idea (in her April 1 letter, “How to fund historic preservation”). Keep the money where it will directly benefit the buildings and those who want to keep these treasures around for as long as possible. Last week, they mentioned a youth hostel. As cool as this might be,… Continue Reading >>


Op-Ed: CHC – Building the future of Valley Health

By Cheryl Johnson Since 1965, community health centers (CHCs) have built an impressive track record of delivering primary and prevention care to millions in our country’s urban and rural areas. Today, there are 1,200 CHCs serving more than 22 million people nationwide. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, in communities where there… Continue Reading >>

Valley Forum

Valley forum: Local nonprofits team up to recruit volunteers

By Deirdre Sheerin Volunteer Sonoma event set for April 16 Sonoma Valley’s extensive network of nonprofit organizations is banding together to present Volunteer Sonoma, a showcase of organizations seeking community members who want to make a difference and enhance their own lives through volunteer work. Volunteer Sonoma will be held at the Sonoma Valley Veterans… Continue Reading >>