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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 12   December 13, 2007 - January 17, 2008

Our Home is Beautiful

Our Home is Beautiful
Take Some Time to Enjoy It

Joy Ride
By Vesta Copestakes

I asked Jerry Dodrill to provide a cover photograph for this issue for two reasons. One is that I am totally enamored of his images. He captures the vibrant beauty I see when I'm out delivering my newspapers across the county. I am in wonder of this place we call home. I want you to be lured by Jerry's image to find a road you've never traveled and slip around that turn to see what's on the other side...

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Water and Wastewater Review: 2007
By Brenda Adelman for Russian River Watershed Protection Committee
Dec., 2007

Year 2007 has been an extremely active year for water and wastewater issues in Sonoma County. Russian River Watershed Protection Committee (RRWPC) has tracked numerous issues and written about them in the Gazette this year. Here's a year-end summary...

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Dashed Holiday Dreams?
Will "MOLLY" have the JOY-filled Christmas SHE planned?
Or will the "powers" in charge say no!
If so, who will speak for Molly then?

by Sharon Ann Wikoff

"Molly" as I'll call her, a delightful 89 year old Sonoma County resident, had begun her holiday preparations! Despite her age and my understanding that she had advanced Alzheimer's, her plans were extensive!...

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