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One dead, two injured in car crash near Sebastopol

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Avoiding a deer the car hit a tree.

Bodega Bay Elementary School at risk of closure

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The little school on hill overlooking the is facing the chopping block.

Farmers pizza contest Thursday

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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

Jesus Morales of Empire West, a ceiling tile manufacturer in Graton, prepares to package plastic ceiling tiles, Tuesday Aug. 24, 2014. The company will stay in Sonoma County because PG&E is offering lower rates in order to retain businesses. The ceiling tile company will use more than $100,000 in electricity per year. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

New PG&E program convinces Graton company to stay

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Graton will keep its jobs thanks to energy cost reductions.

Police: Sebastopol DUI suspect caught with beer

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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.

Walk on the beach at Sea Ranch again

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

After 11 years a trail to the beach at Sea Ranch is finally reopened.

A beaver being relocated in Colorado. Photo courtesy of Kate Lundquist

Award for Bring Back the Beaver program

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Two locals have won a conservation award for helping restore beavers to California.

Job opportunity at Stewards

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A chance to work in the redwoods.


Job openings at OAEC

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Jobs at Occidental Arts and Ecology, home of the Mother Garden.

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Andrea Granahan is our West County correspondent.
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