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Healthcare Union Pushes for Additional Oversight of Jailhouse Contractor

While the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office often points to successful audits of the county’s jail, it’s more often bad news emanating from the jail that makes headlines. Over the past few decades, a string of jailhouse deaths, civil rights lawsuits and damning reports have drawn negative attention to the institution,...
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Sebastopol Restaurant Handline Separates From Lowell Sheldon After Allegations of Assault

Sebastopol’s Handline shared on social media today that Lowell Sheldon will no longer be a partner in the restaurant. The news comes less than a week after original reporting by the Bohemian and the San Francisco Chronicle revealed that Sheldon is accused by more than a dozen people of...

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The past is present Sometimes you probably wish you could go back to an earlier time in your life, a time when you felt free and happy, and life just flowed naturally like water in a stream. But is it an external condition you long to return to, or the...
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Rotten Core: Former Employees say Farm-to-Table Restaurateur is Toxic and Abusive

Note to readers: This story contains descriptions of sexual harassment, assault, disparaging language and intimidating behavior.  “If the owner walks in and everybody, front and back of house, is tensed-up walking on eggshells, uncomfortable, afraid he will talk to them, not sure what kind of a mood he’s in—it’s a...

Filmmaker Emmett Brenner Focuses on California Water Stewardship

On a bright, blustery October day, a day that felt almost like normal fall weather, I had a conversation with filmmaker Emmett Brenner about his latest film, Reflection: A Walk with Water. In the film, Brenner and fellow environmental advocates walk the length of the Los Angeles Aqueduct to...
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A Celebration of Heritage: The Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival Returns

The 26th Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival kicked off this Tuesday, Oct. 5, and films are running through Nov. 2. An entirely virtual event this year, the community of Sonoma County can view this meticulously selected body of films at their leisure, in the comfort of their own homes....
Sunset Boulevard comes to Sonoma

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Sunset Boulevard Billy Wilder’s film classic, Sunset Boulevard, is a Hollywood tragedy of operatic proportions. There were several early attempts to bring the story of a Hollywood hack who stumbles into an opportunistic relationship with a faded screen star to the stage, but it took Andrew Lloyd Webber to...

Deathly Duo

‘Murder for Two’ kills Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse opens their GK Hardt Theatre with Murder for Two, a title that neatly sums up the plot and highlights the exact number of cast members required to perform it. It runs through Oct. 10. Lyricist Kellen Blair (Scrooge in Love) and author/composer...
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