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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 5, Number 3   March 14, 2008 - April 17, 2008

Not on our Watch

Not on Our Watch!
U.S. Supreme Court Ends Healdsburg's Appeals
By Larry Hanson

The Supreme Court of the United States decided to allow a lower court decision, involving Healdsburg's disposal of secondarily treated sewage into an unlined pond adjacent to the Russian River, to stand without comment. The request for review brought by the City of Healdsburg was denied, and the original ruling handed down by the District court several years ago was allowed to stand essentially unchanged.

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Occidental Pipeline EIR
By Brenda Adelman

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, acting as Directors of the Occidental County Sanitation District (OCSD), recently certified a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for a wastewater pipeline project that would hook up Occidental and Camp Meeker to the Russian River County Sanitation District. This SEIR had recently been declared "inadequate" by the lead agency, Camp Meeker Recreation and Park District.

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Safe Medicine Disposal
Good for Humans and Fish
By Virginia Strom-Martin

There is no denying that modern medicine has contributed to healthier lifestyles for humans. From antibiotics to anti-depressants, our lives have become dependent upon pharmaceuticals for cures from our ailments and the older we get the more dependent we tend to become. The average senior takes two to seven prescriptions daily.

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