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Piano Club to perform songs of Halloween

The Jack London Piano Club ushers in the fall season presenting its eighth concert to benefit Jack London State Historic Park with a special Halloween inspired recital on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.


Minority rule and the Civil War

The roots of the Republican Party’s efforts to nullify the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) go deep into American history.

Valley Forum

Keep SDC open as shining example of care

The purpose of this column is two-fold: First, it is a fervent plea to keep the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) open, and second, it is a request to again allow SDC to accept new admissions.

Letter to the Editor

Those missing WMDs? Syria?

In a fit of campaign braggadocio, President Obama warned of serious consequences if Syria crossed the red line and used chemical weapons.

Letter to the Editor

It wasn’t 40, it was 536

I will keep this brief and civil. I have thought, in general, your editorials have been reasonable and objective.

Letter to the Editor

Hooker House – what’s in a name?

I was a longtime resident in Sonoma – for 21 years – and left to move to a retirement community with extended family in West Seattle in 2007.

The Glen Ellen village Fair is set for Oct. 13 and will begin with a parade (Index-Tribune file photo)

It’s fair time in Glen Ellen this Sunday

Sonoma Valley has few events more charming than the Glen Ellen Village Fair. Setting aside the glitz of Wine Country, this down-home event brings a day of free fun on Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon to 5 p.m.

JOHN STALEY of El Dorado Kitchen was part of the winning team of last year's Sonoma Bar Battle.

Cocktail contest to name ‘Best Bartender’ on Saturday

Now in its seventh year, the Sonoma Bar Battle returns this Saturday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Sonoma’s cocktail connoisseurs will face off for the title of “Sonoma’s Best Bartender,” all for the benefit of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Parlor #111 and the American Legion, Jack London Post #489.

Tomato slicers of yesteryear from “Kitchen Memories: The Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection." Photo by Mack Hill

Kathleen Hill to host live cooking demonstrations at museum

As part of the “Kitchen Memories” exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Kathleen Hill will host a live cooking demonstration showcasing how some of the antique culinary tools were utilized. The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m.

Witchie Poo and colorful cast of characters (Index-Tribune file photo)

Witchie Poo returns for two weekends

The pumpkin patches are open for business, which means it’s time for Sonoma’s annual Halloween showcase. Now in its 33rd year, the Witchie Poo Players take to the stage with “Witchie Poo Halloween Extravaganza: Around-the-World Hot Air Balloon Race,” which can be seen Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, at 2 p.m. at the Sebastiani Theatre.

Art walk to aid La Luz

Brigitte Micmacker, owner and curator of A New Leaf Gallery/Sculpturesite, will give a guided tour of sculptureWALK, an outdoor exhibit of more than 70 diverse sculptures at CornerStone Sonoma at 2 p.m.

Richard Dean ‘Dick’ Simmons

Richard Dean “Dick” Simmons was born on June 2, 1935, the second of three children born to Clarence and Lavona Simmons in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lynn Diane Tilcock

Lynn Diane Tilcock, of Sonoma, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2013, at the age of 72.

Lucille Lipson

Lucille Lipson, 97, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Sonoma Valley Hospital, Sonoma. Funeral and interment were Sept. 25, in Palo Alto.

Advanced learners left behind

  By Karen Littell   First of two parts There is a population of children whose needs are not uniformly being met in Sonoma County. This population is difficult to name or describe, as it includes children who harken from all cultures, every socioeconomic status, all neighborhoods and many types of schools. The state, the… Continue Reading >>

Cal Focus

PUC confronts major tests

No state agency over the years has so disregarded the interests of both ordinary citizens and business owners as the state Public Utilities Commission.


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