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Reflections on cerise delight

By Kelso G. Barnett At this point, more ink has been spilled than paint. However, as a commissioner who reviewed and voted on Grandma Linda’s fabled pink door, I hope to clarify the issue and provide context, perspective and rationale for the findings the Design Review and Historical Preservation Commission (DRHPC) made to approve the… Continue Reading >>

Getting works published

Local author, instructor, natural scientist and publisher, Rebecca Lawton will present “Publishing 101: Finding Your Path to Publishing,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library.

Civil War exhibit ends March 10

The exhibit of Civil War Battle Maps, at the Gen. Joseph Hooker House, 414 First St. E. in El Paseo, will close on March 10. These detailed maps diagram troop movements in the major battles in which Hooker played a leading role from Antietam to Gettysburg.

Rancho Feeding Corporation facing federal criminal probe

The Petaluma slaughterhouse facing a two-pronged federal probe is now the subject of a criminal investigation as well, according to a U.S. congressman – and disturbing new allegations may offer a clue as to what direction the investigation will take.

Larson Park garden celebrates March 15

The Larson Park Community Food Garden opens its gates for a celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, to welcome all neighbors to view the cultivation and the on-going improvements taking place as the garden begins its second year of operation.

Workshop eyes Affordable Care Act

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services will present a workshop on the Affordable Healthcare Act at 11 a.m., Friday, March 14, in the Sonoma Valley Regional Library’s Forum Room.

‘Rain Man’ next film in Sebastiani series

The Sebastiani Theatre Foundation continues its Vintage Film Series with classic movies showing one Monday each month, through June 2014. 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,… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma firefighter Drake Martin saws up a tree that a trucker pulled down Monday morning on East Napa Street just east of Fifth Street East. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Tree trimming

Sonoma firefighter Drake Martin saws up a tree that a trucker pulled down Monday morning on East Napa Street just east of Fifth Street East.

Mabel Ellen (Madge) Ward

Mabel Ellen (Madge) Ward

Mabel Ellen (Madge) Ward, 93, born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, on April 8, 1920, and died surrounded by her family and friends in Sonoma on Feb. 27, 2014.

Louis James Silcox Sr.

Louis James Silcox Sr.

Louis James Silcox Sr. passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, at his residence in Palo Alto, having recently celebrated his 95th birthday.

Nathan B. Miron

Nathan B. Miron

Nathan B. Miron, Ph.D., passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2014, at his home in Kenwood, surrounded by family and very close friends.

Interfaith CROP Walk set for Sunday, April 6

Sonoma’s fifth annual CROP Hunger Walk is coming up on Sunday, April 6, when Sonoma Valley residents will take to the streets to raise awareness about global poverty and money to help end it.

Dr. Ted Stashak, a retired veterinary surgeon (specializing in horses), talks to Hanna Boys Center students Wednesday as a part of the school’s Career Day. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Finding a career

Dr. Ted Stashak, a retired veterinary surgeon (specializing in horses), talks to Hanna Boys Center students Wednesday as a part of the school’s Career Day.

SONOMAN MIKE “THE BEJKR” ZAKOWSKI is one of 24 bakers who will compete at the Maîtres de la Boulangerie (Bakery Masters) in Paris, March 8 to 12.

Mike ‘the bejkr’ in bread competition

Three members of the Bread Bakers Guild of America including Sonoman Mike “the bejkr” Zakowski will be among 24 bakers from 18 countries who will compete at the Maîtres de la Boulangerie (Bakery Masters) in Paris, France, March 8-12.

The Friends of the Sonoma Valley Library used book sale at the library last weekend raised almost $11,000. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Looking for books

The Friends of the Sonoma Valley Library’s used book sale at the library last weekend raised almost $11,000.

Valley Forum

Reconfigure SDC as long-term care facility

By Helen M. Rowntree The Op-Ed column on Friday, Feb. 21, by Kathleen Miller, is factual, incisive and heartfelt. Many of us are very concerned that the Sonoma Developmental Center is facing closure. We can’t believe that our state government is so uncaring that they aim to create a diaspora of helpless individuals who cannot… Continue Reading >>