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Sebastopol police target motorcycle crashes

Police on the lookout to prevent accidents.


Bodega Big Event this Sunday

Music, dancing, good food, games and all for a good cause.


Tour d’Organics this Sunday

The ultimate bicycle tour for foodies!

Meet and Meat 009

Where’s the beef? How to find it

Local ranchers raising quality animals humanely have discovered a new tool for marketing – beef tastings.

Police Star

Police Blotter: On the job

Trespassers, and one fatal accident kept the police busy.

This Week in the West County: July 27 – Aug. 3

The Big Event with the county’s shortest parade comes to Bodega, the WOW wine festival is is Sebastopol, and bean bag basketball is the popular new sport.


Drought strategy – plant a winter garden

The Occidental Arts and Ecology center is offering a plant sale in August to give gardeners a head start.

Jerry Koloms and Beth Smith and the little library. Photo by Andrea Granahan

The little library in Forestville

A couple has started a free mini-library in Forestville, much to the delight of the neighborhood.


Spotted in West County

A Friday afternoon at Farmer's Market. Fresh veggies, artisan food, good music - don't you love summer.

A Friday afternoon at Farmer’s Market. Fresh veggies, artisan food, good music – don’t you love summer.

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Bite Club

  • Nosh away at these summer events
    It isn’t summer without a couple of intimate(ish) outdoor concert venues featuring great shows, but more importantly great food and wine. We’re smitten with Glen Ellen’s Broadway Under the Stars series ... Read more »
  • Vignette to Open in Barlow
    So what’s the difference between Neapolitan, Sicilian, New York and California-style pizzas? Like barbecue, you’ll get a different answer depending on who you ask, but the forthcoming Vignette (6750 McKinley St. ... Read more »


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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