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April 14, 2024

Healdsburg Chooses the Color of Peace

At the first meeting of the Healdsburg City Council that followed the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on Israel, several residents asked that the city use its bridge-illumination policy to turn the renovated bridge over the Russian River blue and white, the colors of...

Cannabis License Process in Final Stages

Seven applicants for Healdsburg’s two allowed cannabis business licenses appeared in private interviews with city staff last Thursday, while an eighth appealed their disqualification in the application process. Late last month, the city’s cannabis team announced the results of the application process itself, with scores...

Taking Care of Business

El Farolito, the popular Mexican restaurant at 128 Plaza St., underwent an overnight name change recently to Gallina D’Oro, or the Hen of Gold. The new name partners well with El Gallo Negro, owner Pedro Diaz’s increasingly popular restaurant in Windsor. Hours, menu and...

Wine Tasting from Plaza to Parking Lot

Even as the city prepares for Sunday’s Healdsburg Crush—a Plaza event to “taste limited production Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wines from over 60 of the top California wine producers”—the city council on Oct. 2 agreed to allow the much larger Healdsburg Food & Wine...

Performers in Plaza Now Need a Permit

Occasional visitors to the Healdsburg Plaza may have been entertained during recent summer months by a casually dressed late-middle-aged man with a 12-string guitar, singing loudly from a swiveling office chair with a tip bowl in front of him. He is, by classic definition, a...

Active Aging Week Underway

True to Healdburg’s designation as the first Age Friendly City in Sonoma County, the City Council officially recognized International Active Aging Week at its Oct. 2 meeting. The message  is that regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live fully in...

Corazón Brings Los Lobos Back to Town

Corazón Healdsburg, the 7-year-old community services nonprofit, called on some old friends to help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. Once called “just another band from East L.A.,” four-time Grammy Award-winning Los Lobos will return to the Raven Theater on Oct. 1 to celebrate their...

Midpoint in the Fall Sports Season

The Healdsburg High School athletics program is midway through its first normal autumn in several years. A total of 149 students are participating in the season’s sports, from a football team of 43 to a girls’ golf squad of five to a cheer team...

The Randall Welcomes Its Residents

Healdsburg welcomed its newest address with a house party last Friday, one that included a guest list of enviable proportions: a U.S. congressman, a state assemblymember, all current members of the city council, plus representatives of the county supervisor and government agencies whose focus...

Short Films Return to the Raven

Not to be overlooked in the return of the Healdsburg International Short Film Festival—a one-day banquet of narrative inspiration, 22 films spread over two screenings on Saturday, Sept. 23—is the name. It’s an international festival, with films from Argentina, Cameroon, Germany, Ireland and other...
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