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Farmers pizza contest Thursday

The big pizza show down at The Barlow happens Thursday when local farmers try to wow judges.

Police Star

Police Blotter: Help needed everywhere

A lot of people needed medical help and sometimes other kinds of help, and some baby raccoons needed their mom.

This Week in the West County: Aug 24 – 31

Tomales celebrates Founders Day with a parade, music and lots of good food. St. teresa is cooking up a pancake breakfast.

Analy High needs involved parents

The school is setting up its Site Council and needs three parents.

Tasha Beauchamp and Marty Roberts on the Green Line to the Laguna

Walk the line

Explore the new Ped Line walks Cittaslow has brought to Sebastopol.

Volunteer Barbera Costa waters the thousands of plants at the Western Hills Botanical Garden in Occidental on Thursday, July  31, 2014. The garden relies heavily on the support and work of its volunteers. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

Western Hills – an oasis of beauty

After a rocky past, Western Hills Garden is again open to the public, and is more beautiful than ever with the help of dedicated volunteers.

Police: Sebastopol DUI suspect caught with beer

Duh! It wasn’t literally a smoking gun, but the beer bottle between his legs confirmed he was drinking and driving.

This Week in the West County:  Aug. 17-24

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Bloomfield holds a barbecue for the fire department, Negri’s holds a spaghetti feed to benefit animals and there’s a celebration in Occidental among the other delights of summer.


Events



Spotted in West County

A devoted FFA member from Tomales lovingly tends her sheep at the Sonoma County Fair. Youngsters take up residence with their animals all through the fair

A devoted FFA member from Tomales lovingly tends her sheep at the Sonoma County Fair. Youngsters take up residence with their animals all through the fair.

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Bite Club

  • Wine Country Weekend 2014
    Wine Country Weekend 2014 happens over Labor Day weekend The post Wine Country Weekend 2014 appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Ramen Gaijin Pop Up
    Okay, so I almost don’t want to tell anyone about the r […] The post Ramen Gaijin Pop Up appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.

Polls

The Barlow investors have proposed building a 60-room luxury hotel in Sebastopol. Do you think the west county is ready for that level of development?

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