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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.

CARLO CAVALLO (RIGHT) AND CODI BINKLEY will be opening the long-awaited Burgers & Vine on Saturday. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Burgers & Vine to finally open

After more than a year of delay, the long-awaited transformation of the historic Old Sonoma Creamery into a hip and modern bar and restaurant is finally ready for the public.

MidPen looks for input at Wednesday open house

The developer who is putting together a mixed-use 100-unit affordable housing project just south of the Sonoma Charter School on Highway 12, will host an open house for area residents Wednesday evening at the charter school.

Sonoma City Council to mull bike ban near Plaza

A possible vote to ban bike riding on Plaza-adjacent sidewalks, followed by a budget presentation, will be the highlight of this week’s Sonoma City Council meeting, scheduled for Wednesday evening because of the Presidents Day holiday on Monday.

SHEANA DAVIS, owner of the Epicurean Connection, will host the annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference that kicks off Sunday in Sonoma.

Sonoma Valley Cheese conference returns

Cheeseheads rejoice: The annual Sonoma Valley Cheese Conference is back in town next week, and organizers say “the movers and shakers of the American artisan cheese movement” will be there.

Gorin hosts town hall meeting in Kenwood

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin will hold a meet the merchants meeting and a town hall meeting in Kenwood Wednesday, Feb. 19, to discuss general concerns for residents in the Kenwood community.

A small army of PG&E workers descended on the Highway 12 and Madrone Road intersection Wednesday to move five power poles 25 feet in preparation for the stoplight that will be going in at the intersection. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Moving power poles

A small army of PG&E workers descended on the Highway 12 and Madrone Road intersection Wednesday to move five power poles 25 feet in preparation for the stoplight that will be going in at the intersection.

No decisions from SDC meeting

A top-level meeting of legislators and state officials in Sacramento on Tuesday was not intended to produce decisions about the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC), and no actions were taken.

Felon drunk driver and the mystery of the missing wheels

It was about 7:50 p.m. on Jan. 30, when a Rohnert Park man, northbound on Highway 12 approaching Pythian Road, caught the eye of a Sonoma police officer by virtue of the burned rubber smell trailing his silver Ford F-150 pickup truck, and the line of traffic stacked up behind it.

A crew from Hodgin & Sons Tree Care in Santa Rosa cut down the huge eucalyptus tree on Highway 12 by Fetters Creek on Wednesday. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Trees coming down

A crew from Hodgin & Sons Tree Care in Santa Rosa cut down the huge eucalyptus tree on Highway 12 by Fetters Creek on Wednesday.