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Drunk driver smashes into homes, runs away, tries to report vehicle is stolen

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

After causing an accident, a driver on probation runs off and tries to cover his crime by reporting the car is stolen. Didn’t work.

Police Star

Police Blotter: all in a week’s work

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Shoreline District Board tables school closure.


Hot Topic: Bodega Bay School

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Rockin’ hot Cajun/Zydeco Festival is in town.

A lass from Fenford.

Ye old village needs help with faire

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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.


Learning the ropes – from scratch

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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

A street mural being painted in Portland, Oregon.

Volunteers needed to paint the street

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

A chance to paint the town red (and blue, green, yellow…). The public chose the design and the public can now paint the street.

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Andrea Granahan is our West County correspondent.
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