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May 22, 2024

Track & Field at Montgomery’s Viking Classic

One of the largest track meets in the area took place last weekend at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa. Known as the Viking Track Classic, the 33rd year of the meet saw more than 60 high school teams show up for the day-long competition on Saturday, April 20.

Healdsburg Teens Bring Algae Battery to Climate Fest

Among the 70-plus environmental information booths slated to line the Healdsburg Plaza for the town’s second annual Climate Fest on April 21, is one that might stink a little: Three teens from Healdsburg High School have plans to show off a large battery pack they made out of living algae.

Gaza War Protesters at General Dynamics

“General Dynamics, you can’t hide—stop arming genocide!” chanted the pro-Palestine protestors, among other slogans calling attention to the Healdsburg offices and factory of General Dynamics, a defense industry business that has long quietly operated in town. “Healdsburg Says No to Bomb Factories!” read a large red banner; “Block the Bombs! Free Palestine!” another.

Imagine Hundreds More Native Trees Lining the Streets of Healdsburg

A new, citizen-led initiative in Healdsburg will attempt to plant 500 more trees along city streets—an ambitious endeavor that will involve raising funds, rallying community members to help, mapping spots to plant, getting local landowners on board, dodging underground utility lines, caring for the...

Futuristic ‘Popup Village’ Plans Summer Residency in Healdsburg

Heads up: Healdsburg will likely look and feel a lot different for the whole month of June. More than usual, we may hear crypto words like “blockchain” and “Ethereum” being thrown around in the aisles of Big John’s. We may see large clumps of out-of-towners...

Healdsburg’s Spring Celebrations

With the onset of spring last week—despite the cold and rain—Healdsburg is beginning to wake up from its sleepy winter months and get back in gear as the food/wine/music destination city it has become, with five significant celebrations coming to town in the coming months.

Ruse Sues the City Over Code Enforcement Violation

“The Notice of Violation was prompted by multiple factors including anonymous complaints and social media posts by The Ruse promoting selling memberships for a club component for non-registered guests," said Police Chief Matt Jenkins.

Prime Pinots Picked at Pigs & Pinot

Chef Charlie Palmer’s 17th annual weekend celebrating the mutual appeal and attraction of pinot noir and pork, Pigs & Pinot, played to a full house over the weekend of March 15-16 with lunches, dinners, food and wine tasting and other events. A cast of “Master...

‘Top o’ the Morning to You!’ Sunday’s Pre-Dawn Parade

For some reason, Healdsburg has become known for its St. Patrick’s Day parade. If it’s not the best, then certainly it’s the earliest. Starting at 6am, give or take—that’s pretty early.  For the past 29 years or so, early risers (or possibly those who stay...

Spring Sports Get Underway

Seemingly under the radar, while basketball playoffs stretched the late season and heavy rains kept students and parents indoors, spring sports nonetheless got underway at area high schools this past month.