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Civil and LGBT Rights Advocacy Groups React to Trump’s First SOTU Address

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a lengthy speech which lasted 1 hour 20 minutes. Civil and LGBT rights advocacy groups reacted with disappointment at Trump’s speech criticizing heavily contested topics which were at the forefront of Trump’s speech including immigration, tax reform, and religious freedom. Trump(…)

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Highway 101 Lane Shifts for the Narrows Scheduled Monday, Wednesday

 Caltrans will switch traffic this week on both north and southbound lanes of Highway 101 as part ongoing construction work on the Marin-Sonoma Narrows project, officials said.Monday evening, northbound traffic will be shifted to the right, while southbound traffic will be detoured onto the median starting Wednesday night. The speed limit in the construction zone(…)

LGBTQI Dance – Dog Days of Summer Disco Ball

The Dog Days of summer are upon us at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, so let’s celebrate with our homage to Disco on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJ Lori Z will provide very danceable tunes. Snacks provided and wine and beer for purchase. Our dances are all-inclusive and are(…)

Human Services Department Projects Receive Aging Achievement Award from National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Two County of Sonoma Human Services Department Adult and Aging Division programs serving seniors have been honored for their innovation with an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The LGBTQI Seniors Connection Program and Sonoma Collaborative Care Project were among 52 aging programs to receive honors at the(…)

World’s First Chicken Nugget Tasting Room Opens in Sebastopol

Sebastopol’s Hip Chicks, whose organic chicken fingers are now sold in more than 5,000 stores, have opened The Kitchen, a chicken nugget tasting room and lunch counter featuring “flights” of their original, ketchup and maple chicken fingers, fried buttermilk chicken sandos, a chicken meatball sub, turkey burger, egg sandwich with sweet potato hash, apple cider(…)

Arts & Entertainment

Spreckels’ Theatre Company Presents “The Music Man”

March on down to Spreckels Performing Arts Center for the musical comedy, The Music Man Jr. presented by Spreckels Youth In Arts.  This show features iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.  The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa,(…)

State News

Equality California Endorses Candidates in Congressional and State Senate Races

Thursday, Equality California announced the endorsement of three strong pro-equality candidates for Congress and California State Senate offices. “In light of the Trump Administration’s anti-LGBTQ actions, it is imperative that we continue to promote and support strong pro-equality candidates at both the state and the national level,” said Rick Zbur, Executive Director of Equality California.(…)

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