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It takes a village to feed the hungry

  Elizabeth Kemp started to cook for seasonal migrant vineyard workers out of temporary trailers next to St. Leo’s Catholic Church, and eventually co-led Sonoma Overnight Support. Maité Iturri, a tri-lingual former principal, launched Food for All/Comida para Todos to supply and deliver basic needs to the Springs community and beyond. Duskie Estes, a chef… Keep Reading

Supervisors to protect Paulin Meadow in Santa Rosa as open space

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is expected this week to approve the transfer of Paulin Meadow, a 10.42-acre property adjacent to the County of Sonoma-owned Chanate campus, to the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space). The transfer from the county’s general services department will ensure the protection of the woodland… Keep Reading

Despite pandemic, hundreds do their part for new Santa Rosa mural

The pandemic hasn’t slowed down Santa Rosa-based youth art organization ArtStart. In late March lead artists and young students painted a quarantine-themed mural in downtown Petaluma. And now the group is finishing up a second mural in a collaborative series with recycling company Recology. ArtStart’s creative director Jennifer Tatum says working together was key. “It… Keep Reading

Wine Country dream estate on the market for $22 million in Napa Valley

Grab your favorite bottle of cabernet sauvignon and explore this Napa Valley estate once owned by David Arthur Vineyards proprietor David Long. This 40-acre wine lover’s compound sits on a picturesque parcel in St. Helena. Built for wining and dining, it comes with two 1000-square-foot guesthouses and an 8,500-square-foot main residence. The primary Old-World style home features… Keep Reading

Sonoma County Go Local extends business pandemic help program into 2021; Marin County plans recovery strategy

Sonoma County Go Local announced June 1 it’s extending another round of coronavirus pandemic relief, granting businesses matching funds for advertising. “There are a lot of businesses now holding back from advertising because of financial constraints, but they need to promote,” said Janeen Murray of Go Local, a Sonoma County business advocacy group. The timing… Keep Reading

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