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Letter to the Editor

Explaining the ‘whop’

Editor, Index-Tribune: Some people may be puzzled by my letter in the Nov. 28 Index-Tribune (“A tale of mayoral whopping”), if they didn’t read the article on the City Council meeting, for the “whop” that appeared in the article is printed as “who.” Happy Thanksgiving! James Pendergast Sonoma

Nicora Place appeal may be reconsidered

Final approval for the 18-unit subdivision on West Spain Street, known as Nicora Place, may be delayed again if the City Council acts on an expected request from developer Steve Ledson.

Sonoma Raceway kicks off toy drive

Valley residents can help make the holidays bright for a Sonoma Valley child in need this holiday season by donating a gift to Sonoma Raceway’s 11th annual High-Powered Toy Drive.

What’s open and closed Friday

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, many government offices will be taking a four-day weekend so most will also be closed on Friday.

SONOMA RACEWAY EMPLOYEES unload donated food for FISH Monday morning. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Sonoma Raceway donates 7,000+pounds of food

Sonoma Raceway is at full speed this holiday season, distributing more than 7,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Friends In Sonoma Helping (FISH) and the Napa Valley Food Bank following the raceway’s 13th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

STEVE LEDSON signs a $15,000 check for the Sonoma FFA as, from left, ag teacher Felicia Rush, FFA chapter secretary Paige Knef, 16, chapter treasurer Andrea Robledo, 15, and ag teacher Karling Skoglund look on. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Steve Ledson donates $15K to Sonoma Valley High School FFA

Sonoma farmer and fifth-generation winemaker Steve Ledson and his family donated $15,000 to the Sonoma FFA (Future Farmers of America) program at Sonoma Valley High School during a check-passing ceremony on Wednesday. The donation represents proceeds generated from August and September receipts at Centre du Vin, the restaurant in the Ledson Hotel on the Sonoma Plaza.

Chamber Ensemble concert to benefit SCC

The Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble will present its annual holiday benefit concert in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. All monies raised by the concert will be donated to the Center, and will go towards arts education programming. “We’re so excited about sharing our music with… Continue Reading >>

THE SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER’S third annual “Holiday Follies Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. Index-Tribune file photo

Curtain rises on Holiday Follies

The Sonoma Community Center kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the third annual “Holiday Follies Naughty and Nice Holiday All-Star Spectacular!” The curtains open and the spotlight will shine on the Rotary stage in Andrews Hall as a dozens of Sonoma’s finest performing artists take to the stage in a light-hearted… Continue Reading >>

Hometown Band sets concerts Dec. 7, 8

The Sonoma Hometown Band will celebrate the holiday season by putting on two concerts under the direction of its new conductor, John Partridge. “A Big Band Holiday” will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Burlingame Hall, at the First Congregational Church, 252 W. Spain St., and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.… Continue Reading >>

Cookie exchange set for Thursday

Slow Food Sonoma Valley and the Sonoma Valley Grange will host the third annual holiday celebration and cookie exchange from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the grange hall, 18627 Sonoma Highway. Come share in giving and gifting back to the community. Bring a friend and get to know Slow Food Sonoma Valley… Continue Reading >>

Santa comes to Larson Family Winery

On Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, Santa will be at Larson Family Winery. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Santa will be available for photos. Bring the whole family, even the dog. Photos are $10 or complimentary with any wine purchase. They are as always, complimentary to wine club members. Beat the crowds… Continue Reading >>

SCC, PLL to team up for sale, Santa Paws

The Sonoma Community Center and Pets Lifeline are teaming up On Saturday, Nov. 30, to offer fun-filled holiday events at the community center. Pets Lifeline will present its annual Santa Paws event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Andrews Hall. Come down and have a special picture of your pet taken with Santa. To… Continue Reading >>

Valley Forum

CDP takes a ‘no action’ on Drakes Bay Oyster Farm

By Yannick Phillips Delegates of the California Democratic Party (CDP) met in the Bay Area this past weekend and entertained several resolutions, one of them addressing an “Oyster Cultivation Rights” resolution and one a “Wilderness/Support Salazar’s Decision” resolution. The CDP took a “no action” vote on both. Speaking at the Environmental Caucus, in support of… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

An open letter on Measure B

Editor, Index-Tribune: We would like to thank those who came together as a community and made their voices heard by participating in last Tuesday’s election for Measure B, the Hotel Limitation Measure. The voter turnout demonstrated the high level of civic involvement in our community and reflects our mutual interest in planning the best future… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Listen to Pastor Rogers or Jesus?

Editor, Index-Tribune: Thanks to Roger Jack Young for providing those quotes from the pastor Adrian Rogers (Index-Tribune letters, “The words of Adrian Rogers,” Nov. 26), all of which declared, in essence, that the rich should feel no obligation to give any support to the poor: “You can’t multiply wealth by dividing it,” and so on.… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

A tale of mayoral whopping

Editor, Index-Tribune: The article in Tuesday’s Index-Tribune (“Another Brown Act violation?” Nov. 26.) seems to indicate that the City Council meeting had its tail docked, leaving nothing but the end of the story, for it begins, “At the tale end of a largely somnolent City Council meeting … “ And later, we read, “To Barbose,… Continue Reading >>

 
 

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