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Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

More than fifty people attended the annual vigil held in memory of Luis Miranda. The 17-year-old was shot and killed in Maxwell Park on 22 October 2007.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

Much flurry and excitement were in evidence on the first day of school at Prestwood Elementary.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

In late October, at the final farmers market of the season, children were invited to don their Halloween costumes and solicit the market's vendors for traditional Halloween goodies.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

Luis Miranda's mother addressed those who'd gathered to pay their respects to her son's memory.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

In late October, at the final farmers market of the season, children were invited to don their Halloween costumes and solicit the market's vendors for traditional Halloween goodies.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

In late October, at the final farmers market of the season, children were invited to don their Halloween costumes and solicit the market's vendors for traditional Halloween goodies.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

In late October, at the final farmers market of the season, children were invited to don their Halloween costumes and solicit the market's vendors for traditional Halloween goodies.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

Wild mustard and a solitary wooly weeder in a vineyard off Ramal Road.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

Memorial Day at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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Sonoma Raceway prepares for NASCAR.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

At the Sonoma Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast, held just before Halloween, children were encouraged to wear their costumes.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

At the Sonoma Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast, held just before Halloween, children were encouraged to wear their costumes.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

Sonoma Valley Teen Services in Boyes Hot Springs sponsors a program that encourages teens to repair and ride bicycles.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

At the Sonoma Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast, held just before Halloween, children were encouraged to wear their costumes.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

Lynette Lyon shows off the newest member of her wildlife family - a coatimundi named Arrow.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

City council member Ken Brown was pressed into judging one round of exotic cocktails fashioned by battling local bartenders.

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In October, the seventh annual Battle of the Bartenders was held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall.

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A participant wears a dress made from black plastic garbage bags at the annual Trashion Fashion Show, sponsored by the Sonoma Community Center.

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Jim Tigan, and his Saker falcon, Bebe, engage in the latest environmentally-sound, non-kill method of ridding vineyards of starlings, birds that can destroy an entire vineyard's crop in just a few days.

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Jane's Addiction perform at Bottle Rock in Napa.

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At Bottle Rock in Napa, the crowd expressed their appreciation for the event in traditional form - by exposing their flesh and gesturing with their fingers.

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Jean-Charles Boisset, of Buena Vista Winery, hosted a 19th century ball, and many of those who attended wore historically-appropriate clothing.

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Nancy King, executive director of Pets Lifeline, snuggled briefly with a plethora of wriggly kittens, all of whom were eagerly awaiting adoption.

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The ever-gracious and irrepressible Jean-Charles Boisset clowns for the camera with Kate Kennedy, Emily Charrier and Lynette Lyon.

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Mexican Independence Day was celebrated on the Plaza by entertainments that included young dancers wearing hand-made traditional dresses.

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Buena Vista's barrel room was opened for partying.

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Swirling skirts and traditional dancing entertained large crowds gathered on the Plaza for Mexican Independence Day.

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Dave Aguilar, Sonoma's newest Treasure Artist, entertained a large gathering of friends at the Sonoma Community Center, upon his inauguration......

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A hit-and-run driver smacked into a fire hydrant on the corner of Fifth St West and West Spain St, stopping traffic and providing onlookers with a short-lived, unexpected water show.

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As part of Plein Air week, artists were asked to complete a painting on the Plaza in two hours or less. Proceeds from the sale of these paintings went towards funding art education in Sonoma Valley schools.

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On Culinary Day at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, a young artist allows himself and his "potato person" creation to be photographed.

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Shortly before it opened to the public and before it was even completely finished, we were invited to tour the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park.

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Kris Van Giesen, chief development and community relations officer for Hanna Boys Center, responds to the news that Father John Crews resigned his position there.

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Wild mustard growing in a late-winter vineyard along Highway 12 in Kenwood.

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Glen Ellen Fire Department hosted an egg-dying party just before Easter.

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Dancers from the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance watch a performance of The Magic Toy Shop from backstage at the Sebastiani Theatre.

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Before the curtain goes up at the Sebastiani Theatre, performers from the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance make last minute checks to their costumes.

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A dancer focuses her energy while waiting for the performance of The Magic Toy Shop to begin.

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In May, Buena Vista Winery re-enacted the Vallejo-Harazthy wedding, 150 years after the original event.

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Ken Moore served as a medic in the battle at Normandy on D-Day.

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Solar panels in the Sonoma Valley High School's parking lot are regularly cleaned to afford maximum efficiency.

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During the grand opening of the new Sonoma Valley Hospital wing, the public was invited to wander through the newest addition. They were also invited to view the new mural, painted by George Dawnay, in the long hallway in the older part of the hospital.

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Early construction of the new wing at the Sonoma Valley Hospital.

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Shortly before the ceremonies were to begin, these two Sonoma Valley High School graduates indulged in a few selfies.

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Demian Bichir, who played opposite Mary-Louise Parker in the popular Showtime series Weeds, was interviewed by the press at the 13th Sonoma International Film Festival in early April.

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Among the mallards that populate Fryer Creek, this one – with a dart in his cheek – came to the attention of caring passers-by. He was eventually caught, the dart was removed and, after a few days of confinement to make sure he had healed properly, he was released back into the creek.

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Gayle Arrowood, of the dance troupe Magnum Force, joined other performers at the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction’s end.

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Olives were harvested at B.R.Cohn winery.

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Models prepare for the 10th annual Fashion in the Vineyards, the Boys and Girls Club’s two-day fashion showcase to benefit the club’s teen programs.

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…… Before the grown-ups take over, the kids get their chance to show off their modeling skills at the Boys and Girls Club’s fashion showcase, Fashion in the Vineyards.

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Models prepare for the 10th annual Fashion in the Vineyards, the Boys and Girls Club’s two-day fashion showcase to benefit the club’s teen programs.

Robbi Pengelly’s Pictures 2013

For the first time, the palm tree in front of City Hall on the Plaza is festooned with decorative lighting for the holiday season.

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….. The sale of paintings on the Plaza from the week-long Plein Air event was only marginally dampened by mid-morning rain.

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…… The interior of St. Francis Solano Church on West Napa Street was completely repainted early last year.

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Young trees were planted by the Boy Scouts along the driveway leading to Vallejo’s home. The saplings replaced mature trees that had become diseased and were Young necessarily removed.

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….. A tired little ladybug takes a rest during the Farmers Market Halloween festival