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WITH SONGS, MUSIC AND VOCALS from Glen Ellen native Grant Benziger, the Curly Wolf will join the “Bea” stage lineup at the B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival this weekend. (James Exley/Special to the Index-Tribune)

Locals take the stage at B.R. Cohn

While the Doobie Brothers, Heart and Bad Company rock the main stage, you’ll find plenty of Sonoma talent on the “Bea” stage at this year’s 27th B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, running from Friday to Monday.

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.

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RUTH PAINE displays a photo taken in her kitchen the morning after President Kennedy’s assignation that shows, from left Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Marguerite, holding his infant daughter Rachel, Paine, Oswald’s daughter June and his wife Marina. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Ruth Paine, Kennedy witness, speaks in Sonoma

Ruth Paine’s speech, “The JFK Assassination: My Window on the Oswalds,” was a sellout last Friday, with people being turned away at the door almost a half an hour before it began.


Standing for SDC

Dozens gathered on the Plaza in front of City Hall on Saturday to show their support for the Sonoma Developmental Center, including members of Sonoma’s City Council.

School district prepares for deficit

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District is expected to run deficits the next three years, but the district has enough money set aside that it can spend an estimated $2.56 million more than the revenue it receives.

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Marking Mexican Independence Day

For the fifth year in a row, Sonoma’s Nuestra Voz pulled out all the stops in creating a Mexican Independence Day celebration on the Plaza.

Meeting looks at Affordable Care Act

First District County Supervisor Susan Gorin will host an Affordable Care Act town hall meeting with community partners on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Altimira Middle School in the Sonoma Valley.

Yamada, Gorin hold office hours

Assemblymember Mariko Yamada and Sonoma County 1st District Supervisor Susan Gorin will hold joint community office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Sonoma Community Health Services Building, located in the sheriff’s substation at 810 Grove St. in Sonoma.

KEITH MCCAFFREY walks through what used to be a 5,500-square-foot barn Tuesday afternoon. In addition to the barn, McCaffrey lost 16 trailers that were parked in his RV storage lot./ Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Clean-up after Schellville fire will take time

Less than a week after a multi-million-dollar fire swept through a swath of Schellville, some things are returning to normal. But on a broader scale, it will be a while – maybe a long while – before normal completely returns. Schell-Vista Fire Chief Ray Mulas said Thursday the investigation into the cause of the fire… Continue Reading >>

County wins Hwy. 12 ruling

In a final ruling Monday, a Sacramento County superior court judge sided with Sonoma County in a suit against the state that allows the county to re-enter into construction contracts for the unfinished Highway 12 project in the Springs and the planned Roseland shopping center in Santa Rosa. Judge Eugene Balonon issued a preliminary ruling… Continue Reading >>

HEAD TO THE PLAZA on Tuesday to watch all 36 Plein Air Festival painters work during the annual Quick Draw on Sept. 17.

Painting to aid arts education

Just the words “painting en plein air” evoke images of Monet and Renoir with their easels perched on the banks of the Seine River or the hills of Montmarte using quick brush strokes to capture a scene before the light escapes them. Here in Sonoma, art lovers can see the process up-close when 36 of… Continue Reading >>

ARMANDO CEJA, one of five Ceja brothers behind Carneros Brewing Company, showcases the brewery’s flight of five beers./Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

From reds and whites to gold

The family has decades of experience in the wine industry, but five of the Ceja brothers have decided to trade grapes for grains and oak barrels for copper kettles with the launch of Carneros Brewing Company. The family won’t be cutting ties with the industry they staked their name on, but under the talents of… Continue Reading >>

THE FAIRMONT SONOMA MISSION INN & SPA will be recognized for commitment to community and leadership./Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Mission Inn named business of the year

Employees have something to celebrate this week at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce has named the luxurious hotel “Business of the Year,” making it the first hotel to receive the award. The resort is being recognized not only for its excellence in lodging, but also for its… Continue Reading >>

Council eyes disposition of Patten St. fire station

The disposition of the old fire station at 32 Patten St. will be taken up by the Sonoma City Council Monday, Sept. 16. The council meets at 6 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at 177 First St. W. Acting as the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency, the panel will review options specified… Continue Reading >>


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