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Amazing cruelty to eight cats

Editor, Index-Tribune: It never ceases to amaze me the extent to which some people will go when they want to be cruel to animals. On Friday, Sept. 6, a lady walking her dog behind Safeway by the dumpsters became curious when she away three boxes sitting out in the hot sun. As she neared them,… Continue Reading >>

SANDRA BULLOCK AND GEORGE CLOONEY star in “Gravity,” which screens at the Wine Country Film Festival Sept. 27.

Wine Country Film Fest set for Sept. 25-29

The Wine Country Film Festival marks its 27th year of bringing compelling films from around the world to audiences in Sonoma, which this year includes a screening of the anticipated thriller “Gravity.”

Food and film collide in a new series this winter at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Each night, a different Sonoma chef will prepare a “signature taste” inspired by the movie.

Valley chefs offer food paired with film

Food and film collide in a new series this winter at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Each night, a different Sonoma chef will prepare a “signature taste” inspired by the movie.

Mobile by Lisa Coleman, of the Soul Sisters Art Circle

Library to showcase Soul Sisters’ art

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library will host an art exhibit from the Soul Sisters Art Circle from Wednesday, Oct. 2, through Friday, Oct. 25, in the Forum Room.

Bobbie Dell Bruhn

Bobbie Dell Bruhn passed away at her home in Redding, on Sept. 11, 2013.

Richard H. Fedrick – Feb. 20, 1949-Sept. 12, 2013

Richard H. Fedrick, known to his friends as Rick, was born in San Francisco, on Feb. 20, 1949. He passed peacefully away at his home in Austin, Texas on the night of Sept. 12, 2013, with his family by his side.

Jean Marie Fenech

Jean Marie Fenech, passed away peacefully one month after her 98th birthday in Sonoma on Sept. 15, 2013.

Patten Street fire station to go on the market

The City of Sonoma will be looking for a real estate professional to help dispose of the only non-housing property owned by its former redevelopment agency – the Patten Street Fire Station.

VINTAGE HOUSE SENIOR CENTER will again be hosting a flu shot clinic in October; it is open to everyone. Index-Tribune file photo

Flu shot clinic planned at Vintage House

Dr. Ron Chapman, state health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health, urged Californians who want protection from the flu to get immunized in order to prevent sickness, hospitalization and health complications.

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Barbecuing for FFA at Larson

Larson Family Winery once again demonstrated its support for Sonoma’s Future Farmers of America, this time by hosting the youth group’s annual fundraiser.

Binational Health Fair set for Oct. 19

The Sonoma Valley Binational Health Week Fair led by La Luz Center in collaboration with Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Sonoma Valley Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Valley Health Roundtable-Diabetes Committee will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Cal Focus: State’s economy looking up, despite ‘declinists’

For most of the last five years, the pessimists Gov. Jerry Brown likes to call “declinists” were out in force, shouting to everyone who would listen that California’s best days are behind it, that Texas is the place to go. Some of them even profited from such moves, working as business relocation consultants.

Time to shut down Safeway driveway?

Last week, I saw yet another major accident on Fifth Street West near Safeway – a motorcyclist heading north, struck by a car turning into the Safeway parking lot.

Leaf suckers versus leaf blowers

In all the back and forth on Sonoma’s taking (or not taking) action on leaf blowers, something that no one has mentioned in the “rake or blow” arguments is this one fact: A leaf blower dosen’t do away with leaves and grass.

An assignation for an assassination?

The caption for the photo of Ruth Paine speaking at the Historical Society meeting Sept. 13, reads, in part, “Ruth Paine displays a photo taken in her kitchen the morning after President Kennedy’s assignation … ”

Is U.S. poisoning Earth with uranium oxides?

Editor, Index-Tribune: President Obama is asking us to support a military attack against Syria because he believes the Syrian government has violated an “international norm” against using chemical weapons. The United States military is poisoning huge regions of the world by using uranium munitions (depleted uranium), creating tons of breathable uranium oxides that are toxic… Continue Reading >>