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Police Blotter: all in a week’s work

Stray pooches, stray people, and someone took exception to the announcers language at the Peacetown Festival enough to call the police.

This Week in the West County: Sept. 1 – 7

Cajun and Zydeco music with red beans and rice and etoufee – all at the annual festival in Sebastopol.

The valuable "key species" critter that can do restoration work for free. Photo courtesy of Kate Lundquist.

Bringing back our beavers

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Local ecologists say we can improve our wild lands and become more drought-proof if we just leave it to the beavers.

Bodega Bay school to stay open

Shoreline District Board tables school closure.

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Hot Topic: Bodega Bay School

Shoreline District almost closed Bodega Bay School, but the community rose up to keep its school on hill overlooking the sea.

Ann Kay of Santa Rosa sways to the music of the Jimmy Breaux & The Cajun Cottonpickers band during Saturday's Cajun Zydeco Music Festival in Sebastopol, September 7, 2013. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

Cajun/Zydeco Festival this weekend

Rockin’ hot Cajun/Zydeco Festival is in town.

A lass from Fenford.

Ye old village needs help with faire

Much Ado About Sebastopol, when Ives Park becomes Fenford in 1584 to raise money for schools is looking for volunteers, who can earn free entry with a little sweat.

Cordage

Learning the ropes – from scratch

Learn an ancient skill – making ropes from the plants around you.


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

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    I mentioned the new ramen pop-up, Ramen Gaijin, recentl […] The post Gaijin, Part 2 appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
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    Wine Country Weekend 2014 happens over Labor Day weekend The post Wine Country Weekend 2014 appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.

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