Student orchestra seeks string instruments
Got an unused instrument in the back of your closet that’s just gathering dust?
Got an unused instrument in the back of your closet that’s just gathering dust?
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Sometimes when you are hoping to spark change, you have to get thrown in jail. At least that’s the standard for environmental activists such as Bill McKibben. The best-selling author and renowned environmentalist will give a talk Sunday afternoon in Sonoma. McKibben is author of more than a dozen books from the one that taught… Continue Reading >>
An estimated 100 parents and alumni were among the 300-plus people paying tribute to military personnel and first responders as part of 9/11 ceremonies Wednesday at St. Francis Solano School. It’s been 12 years since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and every year since then, St. Francis has honored service personnel and first… Continue Reading >>
The Rev. Nancy Taylor, pastor of First Congregational Church of Sonoma, led prayers for peace during a vigil Wednesday evening. About 35 people participated in the vigil that took place at the church’s Peace Pole.
Good judgment does not always accompany criminal ambition and it appears that a 16-year old student at Sonoma Valley High School was not thinking about appearances as he wandered around campus with a pair of wire cutters in his pocket. It was Tuesday, Sept. 3, at around 12:45 p.m., when the school resource officer noticed… Continue Reading >>
Steven Rueter and Dexter Lohnes, both graduated of Sonoma Valley High School, have launched the home management app Kindred.
Donna Farrugia, former executive director of Robert Half’s the Creative Group, has been appointed CEO of the Nelson Family of Companies, effective Sept. 9. Farrugia, an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of marketing, business development and management experience, will focus her efforts on keeping Nelson at the forefront of an ever-expanding staffing and… Continue Reading >>
Sox de Vine on the Plaza is celebrating its second anniversary in October. The colorful store is filled with fanciful frocks for the feet. “As the name implies, its is primarily a sock store,” said owner Jeannette Fung. “Sox de Vine carries socks for women, men, children and babies.” She also sells tights, leggings, small… Continue Reading >>
Licensed marriage and family therapist Paula Siegel has recently established her psychotherapy practice in Glen Ellen on Arnold Drive. She is now accepting new clients. Siegel’s specializations include working with grief and loss, individual’s with trauma histories, adults and their aging parents, as well as couples. In her 14th year of private practice, Siegel also offers… Continue Reading >>
Students, faculty and parents gathered at a ceremony Wednesday morning at St. Francis Solano remembering those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon 12 years ago. The ceremony featured songs, prayers and a “thanks” to the first responders who were at the ceremony. After, students placed… Continue Reading >>
More than 180 fire personnel fought a massive blaze for more than seven hours Sunday in Schellville. When it was over, damage was estimated at between $1 million and $1.5 million – and the total could grow.
Sonoma Valley Hospital is nearing completion, both on its state-of-the-art emergency room and surgical center, and in its $11-million capital campaign to finish funding the new wing. Set to open in November, the new west wing will house emergency services on the ground floor, with an expanded surgical center on the second floor. While the… Continue Reading >>
Preserving water and history will be the topics taken up by the Sonoma Planning Commission Thursday. The commission meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room at 177 First St. W., Sonoma. Public Works Director Dan Takasugi will go over such issues as supply, challenges, the situation created by low levels of water in… Continue Reading >>
Ruth Paine, who is 81-years-old and lives quietly in a Santa Rosa Quaker community, is speaking in Sonoma on Friday about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Fifty-years ago, in an act of pure kindness, Paine invited Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife, Marina, and their children to live with her, because they were suffering economically.… Continue Reading >>
The Sonoma Valley Unified School District board is set to approve the district’s new strategic plan at tonight’s meeting. The plan, more than a year-and-a-half in the making, was unveiled at last month’s school board meeting. During last month’s meeting, school Superintendent Louann Carlomagno, in a PowerPoint, told the board that 56 percent of the… Continue Reading >>
The Sonoma Valley Economic Development Partnership of the City of Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts the seventh annual “Tops in Sonoma” breakfast forum 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Sonoma Golf Club. The breakfast event will recognize the largest tax generators and employers in Sonoma Valley, and the… Continue Reading >>
One of the signature events to honor the Oak Tree known as “Jack’s Oak,” estimated to be up to 400 years old, at Jack London State Historic Park will be a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 12, by noted historian Arthur Dawson and Breck Parkman, senior archaeologist for California State Parks, focusing on the changes that… Continue Reading >>
The Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority is trying to raise $5,000 to make a video public service announcement for “hands-only CPR.” Trevor Smith, an engineer paramedic with the fire department, said recent changes is pre-hospital treatment of victims suffering from cardiac arrest stress, using a hands-only CPR technique. “Many people are fearful about helping… Continue Reading >>