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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.

Police Star

Police Blotter: Help needed everywhere

Monday, August 25th, 2014

A lot of people needed medical help and sometimes other kinds of help, and some baby raccoons needed their mom.

This Week in the West County: Aug 24 – 31

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Tomales celebrates Founders Day with a parade, music and lots of good food. St. teresa is cooking up a pancake breakfast.

Analy High needs involved parents

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The school is setting up its Site Council and needs three parents.

Writer Spotlight

Andrea Granahan is our West County correspondent.
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