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Sonoma police are looking for a man who held up the Subway Sandwich shop on Broadway Saturday night.

Armed robber holds up Subway shop

A man wielding what was described as an assault-type weapon robbed the Subway Sandwich shop in the 900 block of Broadway Saturday night and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash.

It’s still two weeks until Thanksgiving, but signs of the holidays are already popping up. Earlier this week, Sergio Cortez, a foreman with Church’s Tree Service, hung 21 banners on light poles around the Plaza. Next week, wreaths will be going up, not only around the Plaza, but along Broadway as well. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Christmas season’s coming

It’s still two weeks until Thanksgiving, but signs of the holidays are already popping up. Earlier this week, Sergio Cortez, a foreman with Church’s Tree Service, hung 21 banners on light poles around the Plaza. Next week, wreaths will be going up, not only around the Plaza, but along Broadway as well.

Last Saturday, Valley Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collected food for Friends In Sonoma Helping (FISH) for the group’s holiday food baskets. Quinn Gamble, 6, left, and Charlie Morgan, 6, help sort food. The scouts collected 2,475 pounds of food. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Sorting food for FISH

Last Saturday, Valley Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collected food for Friends In Sonoma Helping (FISH) for the group’s holiday food baskets. Above, Quinn Gamble, 6, left, and Charlie Morgan, 6, help sort food. The scouts collected 2,475 pounds of food.

LORI BREMNER was awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Cancer Society honors Lori Bremner

Lori Bremner, a longtime resident of Sonoma, was recently awarded the Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her tireless volunteer efforts to help make cancer a national priority.

Police foil ‘suicide by cop’

A 20-year-old Windsor man who was attempting to commit “suicide by cop” was foiled after his father informed the Sheriff’s Office that his son didn’t have a gun. On Monday, Nov. 4, at about 8:45 p.m., the father contacted the Starbucks in Maxwell Village and warned them that his mentally ill, intoxicated son was on… Continue Reading >>

KIDS OF ALL AGES can make holiday crafts at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s Holiday Make-in on Sunday, Nov. 17. Submitted photo

Creating hands-on holiday crafts

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) invites all to its second annual Holiday Make-in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Experience a full day of inspired, old-school, hand-made, crazy fun for the whole family. There will be multiple art-making stations, hosted by local artists, throughout the museum featuring a wide range… Continue Reading >>

TOBIAS THE MAGICIAN is one of the performers in Le Cirque de Boheme at Cornerstone Sonoma. Submitted photo

Cornerstone hosts Le Cirque de Boheme

Cornerstone Sonoma is hosting “Bring Your Holidays to Cornerstone” as it kicks off the season with an authentic 1920s-style French holiday circus titled “Le Cirque de Boheme,” for eight special performances beginning Friday, Nov. 29 and closing on Monday, Dec. 2. A French holiday tradition begins its inaugural run at Cornerstone Sonoma for eight special… Continue Reading >>

Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn died peacefully on Oct. 20, 2013, at his home in Sonoma, his wife at his side. He was 93. A native of Davenport, Iowa, he was born to Ella and Thomas Quinn on July 26, 1920. He attended the Davenport schools and went on to Iowa State University where he received his undergraduate… Continue Reading >>

Classic Music Society celebrates 10th year with four concerts

The Sonoma Classical Music Society announces its 10th season of providing great live classical music to audiences in Sonoma, the Sonoma Valley, and beyond. The society was formed in 2004 with the mission of sponsoring a series of classical music concerts of the highest professional quality in Sonoma. The concerts this season include: • Sunday,… Continue Reading >>

Janet Marina Kappelman

Janet Marina Kappelman, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Sonoma, after a long illness. She was born in England on Sep. 25, 1934, to Dorothy and Victor Bellamy. Janet was a long-time resident of Sonoma who previously resided in Marin County. Janet was the loving mother of William V. Kappelman, of Los Angeles; and… Continue Reading >>

Patricia Ann Chapman

Patricia Ann Chapman

Patricia Ann Chapman, 67, passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 19, 2013, at her home in Sonoma. Patti was born on Sept. 4, 1946, in Kansas City, MO to Eileen and Max Chapman who preceded Patti in death. Patti grew up in Independence, MO, with her younger sister and two younger brothers. She attended Catholic… Continue Reading >>

Franchesca M. Quiring

Franchesca M. Quiring

Franchesca M. Quiring, 89, passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2013, in Sonoma at her home with her beloved husband of 69 years and her extended family by her side. She was born on July 29, 1924, in McCloud. Franchesca had such a kind spirit and as a result, anyone who met her loved her.… Continue Reading >>

Museum hosts closing party for ‘Kitchen Memories’

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is hosting a closing party for “Kitchen Memories: The Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection” exhibition from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Keeping with the theme of kitchen, food and fun, light appetizers will be provided by Laura Chenel’s Chevre, Marin Cheese Shop, and Crisp Bakeshop along with… Continue Reading >>

Broadway Bound Kids perform ‘Wizard of Oz’

Broadway Bound Kids present the stage musical production of the “Wizard of Oz” that will entertain audience members of all ages, Nov. 14 to 17, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W. If you can sing along with the movie you will love the play. As you remember, Dorothy Gale and… Continue Reading >>

Last weekend to see controversial ‘Marisol’

The controversial play “Marisol” by Jose Rivera is playing through Sunday through Nov. 17, on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center. The play is about Marisol Perez, a young Latino woman, who is a copy editor for a Manhattan publisher. Although she has elevated herself into the white-collar class, she… Continue Reading >>

Puppet show Wednesday at library

Woodland Star Charter School is hosting “Puppets and PJs,” a family night at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. This event is for parents with pre-school and kindergarten-aged children and is an opportunity to share the imaginative world of Waldorf education. The Woodland Star kindergarten teaching staff will… Continue Reading >>

OpEd

No large hotels until pigs fly

 By Thomas M. Jones The Measure B ballot submission includes the statement that “No new large hotel over 25 rooms, and no expansion of an existing hotel to exceed a total of 25 rooms, shall be permitted unless Sonoma’s annualized hotel room occupancy rate exceeds 80 percent.” In all of the letters and debates, I… Continue Reading >>

OpEd

Don Quixote and Measure B

By Tom Thornley What disturbs me about the well-intentioned efforts of Measure B proponents is that there is only a marginal connection between the perceived problem, to quote Larry Barnett, “most residents feel Sonoma is getting too hurried, too crowded, too noisy and they don’t like it,” and the proposed solution, essentially banning hotels of… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Ridiculing flag ceremony is beyond the pale

Editor, Index-Tribune: The Sonoma Index-Tribune provided great coverage of the flag retirement ceremony that I participated in on Veterans Day along with 1st District Supervisor Susan Gorin, council member David Cook and Blue Star Mother-council member Laurie Gallian. The event was produced by VFW Post #1943 and their Ladies Auxiliary. Yesterday on the Index-Tribune website,… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Citizens’ voice must be heard again

Editor, Index-Tribune: Deja vu all over again: Big business, big money and big lobbying are at it again. And we’re being led to believe we need to drink their Kool-Aid. Remember, we were told we needed a massive casino. We, the citizens, responded with “Cows, Not Casinos.” We were told we needed a massive new… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Measure B is good for Sonoma

Editor, Index-Tribune: Perhaps our fellow citizens of Sonoma have noticed that the supporters of Measure B have run a campaign that is straightforward, with no false claims or negative statements about those who oppose the measure. This gives hope that the business of politics can be handled with respect for one another, honoring each individual’s… Continue Reading >>

Letter to the Editor

Edwards’ boycott hurts community

Editor, Index-Tribune: One thing we all seem to have in common is that we love our town and we all feel very fortunate to live here. It is one of the most beautiful places in the country, with an incredible history and small-town charm. As a small business owner in Sonoma, I have also had… Continue Reading >>

 
 

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