Sebastopol

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Published:  October 15, 2017 at 3:54 AM

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Be sure to tune in to KRCB-FM Radio 91, Thursday July 6th in the 10 am hour, when Kingsborough will stop by Studio A to chat with Brian on the Radio! They will talk about the release of their 2nd album 1544, maybe play a song or two, and promote their album-release concert happening Saturday night, July 8th, at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol.  Get the new album here: www.kingsboroughmusic.com.

Schoolyard Composting Project Bears Fruit

May 29, 2017
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  One good way to learn about sustainability is by practicing it. That’s what students at a Sebastopol campus are doing, through a hands-on composting project that is ten years old and going strong.

The composting project is also supported by grants from the Sebastopol Rotary Club, and gift certificates from Mary’s Pizza shack. It will continue, on a scaled-back basis, during summer school. 

New Partnership to Aid Sebastopol-Area Homeless

May 5, 2017
Bruce Robinson / KRCB-FM

For years, the aging Village Park campground and trailer park at the eastern edge of Sebastopol was a problem site, subject to flooding, poverty and other issues. Now it is poised to help answer to the city’s homelessness concerns.

As a nod to the changes at the property—which will continue to be owned by city of Sebastopol-- it will be formally renamed Park Village. West County Community Services will become a key presence there, adds Executive director, Tim Miller.

This Sunday evening at 6, Mouthful welcomes Kitty Keller of KL Foodways, importers of specialty products and producers of a delicious selection of mustards. Joining in will be Janel Healy, talking about the upcoming IPA 10k, taking place at The Barlow on April 15. Yep, it's beer, mustard, and more, on Mouthful - Smart Talk about Food, Wine, and Farming with host Michele Anna Jordan on KRCB FM Radio 91!

Join KRCB-FM tonight at 8:00 pm for a special 2-hour concert by Band of Heathens! It was recorded live in the Abbey at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, this past October, and is hosted by KRCB-FM's Brian Griffith. Band of Heathens has a new album out now called "Duende" - and you can check them out here

Mixed, Late Results in Sonoma County Elections

Nov 9, 2016

The electoral upheaval at the national level was not felt much in Sonoma County’s local races, where big money from Independent Expenditure Committees bought mixed results.

With both houses of Congress and the White House controlled by Republicans going forward, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman told KRCB Television that he and his colleagues in the Democratic minority will continue to exercise their role as the "loyal opposition," while stopping short of the disruptive tactics GOP lawmakers deployed to thwart the Obama administration.

Peace-maker Linda Sartor Honored

Oct 6, 2016
LInda Sartot

Santa Rosa resident Linda Sartor has traveled to many international hot spots, speaking out for peace, tolerance and understanding.  On Sunday, she was among the four new honorees added to Sebastopol’s Living Peace Wall.  Today, we revisit a 2012 interview in which she reports back on her then-recent visit to war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Farm School Digs Deeper Than Dirt

Jul 7, 2016

Northern California is home to a growing number of innovative and holistic farms and farmers. A new Farm School program in Sebastopol is out to help export those practices more widely.

  The Farm School doesn’t just teach aspiring agrarians what to do on and with their land, says Director Miriam Volat, it also strives to help those students find land they can work.

Sebastopol’s Village Building Convergence Resumes

Apr 17, 2016

  The Sebastopol Village Building Convergence is underway for a second and more extensive time, with an increased focus on neighborhood projects and informational programs.

A full schedule of events for the current Convergence can be found here (scroll down for event details).

When and Where to see and hear great LOCAL music in and around Sonoma County!

When and where to see and hear great LOCAL music in the North Bay!

Where and when to go see and hear great music in the North Bay!

Local Granges Face Unwanted Identity Choice

Jan 25, 2016

  From the outside, it looks like business as usual at local grange halls across northern California. But a bitter internal power struggle between the state and national offices is forcing each community group to choose sides.

  The 180 local granges in California have a long history that added an unexpected new chapter in recent years, as younger and progressive new members infused fresh energy and activism into a number of formerly moribund chapters. That political advocacy has been embraced strongly within the Sebastopol Grange, says local leader Lawrence Jaffee.

Reborn Palm Drive Hospital Awaits Re-opening

Aug 12, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

How much longer until the former Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol reopens? It could be before the end of the month, but even now, that’s not yet a certainty.

There are still lingering issues to be resolved around the old Palm Drive Hospital's bankruptcy. But Ray Hino, the new CEO for the Sonoma West Medical Center, says those issues will not get in the way of the hospital's reopening and renewed operations.

Sebastopol Hospital’s Reopening Delayed

May 6, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

More than a year after it closed, the former Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol is pushing hard to reopen. But no one is certain yet just when that will happen.

New Palm Drive Operating Plan Endorsed

Jan 26, 2015

Sebastopol’s Palm Drive Hospital could reopen in early April with a new name and management team, under a plan endorsed by the Palm Drive Health Care District’s Board of Directors Monday.

Reopening Palm Drive Hospital

Nov 25, 2014
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  Dr. Richard Powers has practiced family medicine at Sebastopol’s Palm Drive hospital for decades. Now he’s going to help run the closed and bankrupt facility, which he is intent on seeing reopened next spring.

In addition to seeing Palm Drive Hospital reopened early next year, new board member Dr. Richard Powers is also hopeful that the facility’s bankruptcy creditors will also be getting paid soon.

 

Pomo Culture, History Honored in Sebastopol

Sep 25, 2014
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  Long before Sebastopol was a town, it was home to indigenous Pomo tribes for many generations. That history is explored and recognized in a series of Pomo–related events during October, the town’s fifth annual Pomo Honoring Month.

There will be a reception at the Sebastopol Historical museum on Saturday, September 27 from 1-4 pm to kick off this year’s Pomo Horning Month events. You can find a complete list of those activities  here.

Peaceroots Alliance Hosts Family Festival

Aug 15, 2014

  Among the many things happening around Sonoma County this coming weekend, there is one in particular that’s likely to appeal to longtime members of the counter-culture, both musically and politically. And anyone else who is so inclined.

Any additional details you might need can be found here.

Sebastopol Cops Now Camera-equipped

Aug 6, 2014
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The entire Sebastopol Police Department—a dozen full-time officers and 11 reservists—now carry department-issued video cameras that record all of their interactions while on the job. This may make them the first local law enforcement agency to be so equipped. Today, we find out why, and how they are used.

 

Settlement in Sebastopol CVS Suit

Jul 2, 2014

  For the past three years, Sebastopol has been embroiled in a heated debate over a proposed new drugstore development near the heart of downtown. The CVS project was approved by the city, then both parties were sued by a new grassroots group, the Committee for Small Town Sebastopol, and there has since been a lot of back and forth, mostly involving lawyers. That has now come to an end.

Bibliophoria is on a Roll!

Jun 27, 2014

  Bibliophoria has been in full swing at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts for a couple of weeks already, but the art and books event is heading for a high point tomorrow with what they call a “Street Printing Festival.” But that name doesn’t really do justice to what will actually be happening.

Glass Joins Sebastopol Council

Jun 20, 2014
Marty Roberts

  The abrupt death of Sebastopol City Councilman Michael Kyes last month created a vacancy on the dais. It was filled last night when the other four council members appointed his widow, Una Glass to serve out the remaining five months of his term in office.  Glass is also Executive Director of California Coastwalk and currently President of Sonoma County Conservation Action. She talked about her new assignment earlier this morning with KRCB’s Bruce Robinson.

Michael Kyes and Sebastopl's "Sun Dragon"

May 27, 2014

  KRCB joins in mourning the passing of Sebastopol City Councilman Michael Kyes, who was an effective advocate and activist for solar power well before seeking office. We remember that side of this dedicated community member, by revisiting a North Bay Report from December, 2008, in which he explained a prominent project in which he was involved.

Walking Through West County History

May 13, 2014

  History unfolds slowly, so a good way to review it is to also move slowly. That’s what the annual all-day walk, hosted by the Sonoma County Historical Society, is all about. But to fully enjoy it, you’ll need to prepare. 

 Jeff Tobes will be leading the Sonoma County Historical Society's 10th annual 25 mile walk on June 7th. Read all about the event and sign up here.

Village Building Convergence Comes to Sebastopol

May 4, 2014

 

   A new kind of neighborhood self-improvement project is settling into Sebastopol, one that seeks to blend creativity and community-building.  It’s a model that has been highly productive in Portland, called Village Convergence Building. Bruce Robinson talks today with the native son behind it.

Finding a Future for Palm Drive Hospital

Apr 9, 2014

  With the clock ticking toward the April 28th closure date for Sebastopol’s Palm Drive Hospital, board members are scrambling to solicit and assess new operating models, while staff members worry what their futures will hold.

The closure of Palm Drive Hospital may have come as a shock to the community at large, but physician Greg Rosa, who has worked there for years, says it was apparent on the inside that the current business model was failing.

Sebastopol Volunteers Seek Projects

Jan 30, 2014

  Rebuilding Together has a long and honorable history in a number of North Bay communities. Right now, one local group is looking for projects for their work day, coming up on April 26. We have details on today’s Exchange segment.

Convenience Shop Meets Health Food Store

Dec 17, 2013
Susan Butler

One Sebastopol woman is working to make eating healthy and locally as easy as stopping at the convenience store for a bag of chips. We visit a the construction site of a local business aiming to change the way food is bought and sold in Sonoma County. Susan Butler is starting Locastore -- a micro-franchise focusing on local-only products. 

Watch a video about Susan Butler's Locastore project, or donate to the project at Locastore.net.

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