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Meet Cloverdale’s correctional officer-turned artist

Jerry Stocker’s post-retirement life as an expressive artist stands in stark contrast to his 31-year career as a correctional officer with the California Department of Corrections. “I am a different person now. Whereas my work required following a strict set of safety guidelines and constantly being alert and observant of dangerous situations, retirement has afforded… Keep Reading

Sonoma County volunteer opportunities

American Red Cross Become a disaster worker American Red Cross is looking for volunteer disaster workers. These volunteers help people find a safe place to stay, food to eat, relief supplies, emotional support and comfort as they recover from the recent storms. No prior experience is required. To apply, go to Chileno Valley Newt… Keep Reading

Sonoma’s historic Watmaugh Bridge’s years are numbered

To some longtime Sonoma residents, the Watmaugh Bridge is a historically unique treasure that provides a link to the city’s colorful past. To others it is a deteriorating, seemingly dangerous eyesore in dire need of replacement. The steel-truss bridge, which is situated just outside Sonoma city limits on Watmaugh Road between Arnold Drive and Broadway,… Keep Reading

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