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March 24, 2023

Sewer pipe inspections proposed for Guerneville to Geyserville

Property owners in Sonoma County sewer districts from Geyserville to Guerneville could face sewer pipe inspections and mandatory repairs under a proposed county sewer lateral ordinance under consideration.

Tasting Room Closing Ending Area’s Longest Run

Simi Winery, whose signature wine-barrel tasting room was a landmark on Old Redwood Highway when it served as 101 North, will close its tasting...
former Healdsburg Police Chief Kevin Burke

Public funeral services, celebration of life announced for former Chief Burke

Public viewing to be held May 4 at St. John’s Catholic Church, public funeral service and celebration of life planned for May 6 This week,...

West County High activists ask for plaques removal

Students from West County High School (WCHS) have voiced their concerns over two plaques at the school they believe promote racism and xenophobia. An April 13 West Sonoma County High School District Board of Trustees meeting included an agenda item about the plaque removal request. Public comments focused on concerns regarding what the plaques may represent.

West Sonoma Coast Wines Get Own AVA

Just seven years after the West Sonoma County Vintners filed their petition, the West Sonoma Coast—where the cold marine air and heavy fog offer...

West County students protest racist promposal

Hundreds of students of West County High School skipped their tutorial on Thursday April 21 to protest racism in school. The sit-in, organized by the Anti Racist Student Committee encouraged students to wear shirts which had phrases expressing solidarity and messages of support as well as stances against racism.

Here’s what’s changed as California’s new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Today, as COVID-19 case rates in California have jumped to their highest levels yet — more than six times the peak of the delta variant wave — updated workplace rules are kicking in to better help protect workers vaccinated against COVID-19.
Sam works the Middleton Farm produce booth at a recent Tuesday Farmers’ Market. He says Middleton Farm has attended the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market since 1989.

Healdsburg Farmers’ Market Gets It Right

Downtown Healdsburg is a hopping place to be on Saturday and Tuesday mornings, all the better for locals and out-of-towners who like farmers’ markets...

Council Candidates Speak Up, Answering Questions

The race for three city council seats in Healdsburg enters its most important month, since while “Election Day” is Nov. 8, mail-in ballots will...

Report to California Legislature: Prepare for sweeping effects of climate change

Painting alarming scenes of fires, floods and economic disruption, the California Legislature’s advisors this week released a series of reports that lays out in stark terms the impacts of climate change across the state.