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A RENDERING OF WHAT the Sonoma Truck and Auto site could look like.

Market concept unveiled for Broadway site

What to do with the Sonoma Truck & Auto site, sitting more or less empty on nearly two acres, at 870 Broadway, a vacant gateway to the city center, a prize location for the right developer with the right idea?

City Council delays bike vote for ‘tweaking’

Last week’s City Council meeting included a lively discussion – and near vote – over banning bicycle riding on Plaza-adjacent sidewalks. But at the last minute, council members decided to put it off in order to make “minor tweaking” to the ordinance’s language.

Feds break silence on Rancho meat recall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has finally given a reason for its enormous recall of beef products from Rancho Feeding Corp., accusing the Petaluma slaughterhouse of dodging federal inspection rules.

Girl to cop: ‘Go ahead and arrest me’

A 16-year-old, female student at the Creekside continuation high school decided the bong in her backpack was more important than a police command, and ended up in juvenile hall.

Wednesday, contractors for the City of Sonoma installed the much-anticipated left-turn signals at the Broadway and Leveroni Road intersection, with operation of the signals beginning on Thursday. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Left-turn signals

Wednesday, contractors for the City of Sonoma installed the much-anticipated left-turn signals at the Broadway and Leveroni Road intersection, with operation of the signals beginning on Thursday.

Pitching pro baseball for Sonoma

Here’s one thing Sonomans seem to agree on: A pro baseball team in town, with Arnold Field as its stadium, would be really cool.

Brian Anderson, who oversees water treatment at Sonoma Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant, stands along the metal railing that borders the basin that holds the treated wastewater in its final stage. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Keeping the water flowing

Clear bluish water swirls in a concrete basin off Eighth Street East, birds fly overhead and off into the distance. Brian Anderson walks along a metal railing that flanks the flowing water and takes a moment to appreciate it. This water has come a long way – from toilets, showers, garbage disposals – and now it will have a chance to be used again.

Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course will hold its annual springs leadership training March 6-9.

Ropes Course training program set

Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course (CSARC) is gearing up for its annual Springs Ropes Course Leader Training Program on March 6-9 at one of the northern California’s most beautiful ropes courses located on Sonoma Mountain above the Sonoma Developmental Center in Eldridge.

SRJC hosts College Preview Days

The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) School Relations and Outreach department invites high school students and their parents to College Preview Days on both the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses.

La Luz offers free income tax preparation

La Luz Center is offering free income tax preparation to Sonoma Valley families with incomes up to $60,000 a year. The tax assistance is available in English and Spanish and is provided by community volunteers.

Gorin sets office hours

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin has announced upcoming Sonoma Valley office hours for March and April.

Bee colony collapse film screened

The Center for Sustainable Living of the Sonoma Community Center and Transition Sonoma Valley will present the international award-winning film, “More Than Honey,” Thursday, Feb. 27, as the second feature in a three-part film series addressing themes of importance.

Beef recall leaves ranchers in a lurch

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is continuing its near-silence regarding an 8.7-million-pound recall of products distributed from Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma slaughterhouse supplying grass-fed beef to many local retailers.

Friday was not only Valentine’s Day, it was the annual Jump Rope for Heart at St. Francis Solano School for the American Heart Association. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Jumping for hearts

Friday was not only Valentine’s Day, it was the annual Jump Rope for Heart at St. Francis Solano School for the American Heart Association.

THE SONOMA LEAGUE FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION is integrating new technology into the historic sites it manages. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Historic group takes leap into future

Imagine walking up to a historic building, taking out your smart phone, and scanning the QR code embedded on the building, or even on the brochure in your hand.