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Jose Manzo, a medical receptionist at the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, moves a cabinet into one of the numerous exam rooms at the new home of the health center on Friday. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Finishing touches

Jose Manzo, a medical receptionist at the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, moves a cabinet into one of the numerous exam rooms at the new home of the health center on Friday. The center closed Thursday and staff spent the weekend getting ready for today’s opening at the center’s new facility at 19270 Sonoma Highway.

In Sunday’s morning’s 11th annual Wine Country Half Marathon, Tesfaye Alemayehu of Antioch and Ethiopia crosses the Sonoma Plaza finish line in winning his impressive fifth straight Napa-to-Sonoma. James Fanucchi/Index-Tribune

Fifth-straight win

In Sunday’s morning’s 11th annual Wine Country Half Marathon, Tesfaye Alemayehu of Antioch and Ethiopia crosses the Sonoma Plaza finish line in winning his impressive fifth straight Napa-to-Sonoma.

Anna Pier named chair of La Luz board

Anna Pier has recently been named chairman of the board of directors of La Luz Center, replacing Claudia Mendoza-Carruth who served as chairman for the past two years.

Around the Region

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa has paid $3.5 million to a teenager who was molested by a Lakeport priest, one of the largest settlements paid out by the North Coast diocese in a series of sexual abuse cases that spanned more than two decades.

THE SONOMA CITY COUNCIL will again take up the issue of dogs in the Montini Preserve when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Meeting Room. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune file photo

Another decision day for the dogs

Two topics near and dear to Sonoma Valley residents are scheduled to come before city council members Monday for discussion and possible action: allowing dogs in Montini Preserve, and the prospect of a new community pool.

THE ANNUAL CITY PARTY will be held Tuesday, July 29, and the party will again be held on Spain Street between First Street West and First Street East. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune file photo

City Party takes over Spain Street

The Sonoma Community Center will host its annual City Party in the Sonoma Plaza on Tuesday July 29. Festivities will include a live band on Spain Street with Tommy Thomsen and the Sonoma City All-Star Band.

Vacation rentals attract county scrutiny

The ads are all over the Internet: Charming, private cottages, perfect for a weekend getaway, minutes to restaurants, shopping, hiking and local wineries. They promise an idyllic taste of the wine country, a carefree Sonoma Valley weekend (or week, or longer).

FISH, Friends In Sonoma Helping, has added 50 solar panels to its two buildings at FISH Central on Sonoma Highway, and expects to save $5,000 a year in electrical costs.

FISH goes solar

FISH, Friends In Sonoma Helping, has added 50 solar panels to its two buildings at FISH Central on Sonoma Highway, because of an initial grant from the Scott Raymond Evans Foundation and a generous contribution from BDS Electric Contractors.

AUGUST SEBASTIANI, president of The Other Guys wine and spirits company, was the winning bidder for the old Patten Street firehouse, with a $1.65 million bid. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Sebastiani wins bid on old firehouse

August Sebastiani, president of The Other Guys wine and spirits company, said Wednesday he is excitedly awaiting a signed contract for the sale of the old firehouse building at 32 Patten St., after his bid for the property was accepted by the city on June 23. The sale amount was $1.65 million.

An alcohol-fueled Fourth

Pack 10,000 people into eight acres, with unlimited alcohol, a reason to party and a 90-minute parade, and what you have is a Sonoma Fourth of July.

Bike training class set Saturday

The City of Sonoma is sponsoring a free one-day bicycle training event from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, featuring Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s Bicycling Family Workshop.

Nilda Mulas, widow of longtime Schell-Vista Fire Chief Mitch Mulas, serves up beans at her usual spot Sunday during the annual Schell-Vista Fire Protection District chicken barbecue and fundraiser. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Serving the beans

Nilda Mulas, widow of longtime Schell-Vista Fire Chief Mitch Mulas, serves up beans at her usual spot Sunday during the annual Schell-Vista Fire Protection District chicken barbecue and fundraiser.

 
 

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