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“Author Archive”
Stories written by lcastrone
(BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

Advocates seek new homes for honeybees

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Sonoma Wine Company in Graton hosts hives on its vacant back lot as part of the county’s Bee Friendly program.

A round of beers sit on the bar at Warped Brewing Company.

Sebastopol’s Warped Brewing Company is a gamer’s paradise

Friday, April 11th, 2014

At Warped, you can play vintage arcade games while sipping a Pixelated Porter.

Town Quirks: West County

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

A fascination with female anatomy is one of the things that make West County so endearing.

Spheres of multi-colored lights decorate the trees along North Main Street in Sebastopo. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Lighting up the night, Sebastopol style

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Denice Cull found a way to cheer up the dark town, without spending a fortune.

Make your own holiday lights on a shoestring

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Use the method created by Sebastopol resident Denice Cull.

(Sketch by Richard Sheppard)

Sense of Place: Howard Station Cafe in Occidental

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Healdsburg artist Richard Sheppard’s sketch of the local landmark.

Shop for Analy High on Thursday

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Sebastopol Hardware Center will donate 20% of sales 6-7 p.m. Thursday to Analy’s Eduction Foundation.

This Week in West County: Sept. 8-15

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Tour the Mother Garden, learn about Obamacare, attend a chautauqua, help launch “Bartender Wanted,” attend the Green Mary Gala or Guitarmegeddon or dance to Greek music.

Sunday is Analy Sundae at Baskin Robbins

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Twenty percent of all sales benefit the Analy High Education Foundation.

Mateo Mijares. (CHRISTOPHER CHUNG/ The Press Democrat)

Recognition for pint-sized Sebastopol poet

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Mateo Mijares, 9, had his poem published in Highlights magazine.

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Andrea Granahan is our West County correspondent.
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