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High-speed chase ends in crash, arrest of Sebastopol man

Sometimes you just have to ask “What was he thinking?”

Country music in Occidental Thursday

A country musician with her very own style will perform.

This Week in the West County: Apr. 21 – 27

Cinderella comes to town, learn about living architecture, and Luther Burbank farm is having an open house.

Fire crews battle a kitchen fire at Taco Bell in Sebastopol on Wednesday night. (Jim Walton / For The Press Democrat)

Kitchen fire damages Sebastopol Taco Bell

A blaze in the kitchen does over $100,000 worth of damage.

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Police Blotter: lots of action

Police were kept busy – especially on a Saturday night when everyone seemed to be misbehaving.

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It’s Fish Fest time – and this year it has “Fishin’ Mission”

The 2014 Fisherman’s Festival at Bodega Bay is Saturday and Sunday, Apr. 26 and 27 this year. This year the theme is Fishin’ Mission. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and the Friday before it begins there is an art exhibit at the Bodega Harbour Yacht Club of a […]

Settlement talks underway in Sebastopol CVS lawsuit

Negotiations for a settlement continue – court hearing postponed to watch June 5.

Bodega photographer shot “Milky Way Over the Oaks” on the Sonoma Coast, where it was so dark the Milky Way is visible. (Copyright © 2014, Jim Nevill Photography, JimNevill.com)

The List: Behind night’s veil

When lights are low and stars come out – this is Dark Sky Week.


Events



Spotted in West County

In the interests of rodent control and photographic opportunities, Don and Janell Munsch decided to set up raptor posts on their property in east Sebastopol. Thaey hadn't even finished the job when two raptors showed their appreciation.

In the interests of rodent control and photographic opportunities, Don and Janell Munsch decided to set up raptor posts on their property in east Sebastopol. They hadn’t even finished the job when two raptors showed their appreciation.

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Bite Club

  • White Oak Grill opening
    Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen is expanding: White Oak Grill will open Friday, April 25, 2014 on the grounds of the Hotel Healdsburg. A more casual, outdoor counterpoint to the upscale ... Read more »
  • Moonlight Brewing Beer Maker Dinner
    Cult microbrew fave, Moonlight Brewing (Death & Taxes, Reality Czeck) will be on tap at a special brewer’s dinner at Forestville’s Backyard on April 24. Brewer Brian Hunt recently opened ... Read more »

Polls

Recently county supervisors got a raise plus benefits amounting to about an extra $20,000. That means their compensation package is now about $200,000. Do you think they deserve it?

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Andrea Granahan is our West County correspondent.
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