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The Sonoma County Gazette Newspaper is distributed FREE to the Sonoma County towns of Forestville, Graton, Occidental & Sebastopol addresses and on NEWSSTANDS from Santa Rosa to Bodega Bay, including Healdsburg, Windsor, the Russian River towns of Guerneville, Monte Rio, Duncans Mills, Cazadero & Jenner, to Freestone & Valley Ford – more than 170 locations across Sonoma County.

Volume 4, Number 11   November 15 - December 13, 2007

Sonoma County Gazette Shopping Tour

5th Annual West Sonoma Small Town Shopping Tour
A Personal Tour of West Sonoma County Small Towns
Enjoy the Beauty while you Support Local Merchants
By Vesta Copestakes

Tucked into this month's issue is my commitment to providing you with inspiration to ENJOY shopping for holiday presents - by taking to the hills and country roads of West Sonoma County. Parking is a breeze. People are friendly and welcome you into their stores. There's beauty every mile of your drive and plenty of stunning places to stop, grab a bite to eat and relax mid-journey.

Take a ride - have some fun - play tourist in your own home

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Forum for Action
Sebastopol Seeks Action on Health Care Woes

All West County residents concerned about the future direction of health care are invited to a free forum on Thursday, December 6 to discuss the national health care crisis and its impact on local medical care.

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Update & Hearings to Attend
Santa Rosa Urban Reuse Project

In 2004, the City adopted the IRWP Master Plan, which includes up to 2,200 million gallons of Urban Reuse under Alternative 3. Urban reuse provides recycled water for landscape irrigation and other approved uses, as regulated by the California Department of Public Health. This important means of recycled water disposal also serves to increase potable water supplies, especially during drought years.

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