Towns Correspondent: The Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Towns Correspondent:
A correspondent from Sept.-Dec. 2012, I wrote centerpieces for the Sunday print section of Cotati Towns and Rohnert Park Towns as well as several weekly Wordpress posts and calendar items for each site.

Read some of the PD articles below:

Co-working offers more than office space
Friday, December 14th, 2012 
The first week that Gera Yeremin spent co-working at Sonoma Mountain Village was the most productive he had ever had.

Not your ordinary Hanukkah book
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
As a Jewish mom, Joelle Burnette knows about the limited selection of Hanukkah books available each holiday season.
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Carlos Peña receives Cotati’s Spirit of Sonoma County Award

Friday, November 30th, 2012 

As a student, Carlos Peña mounted a campus campaign to save Sonoma State University’s sports programs.

Rosie McGee’s ‘Dancing with the Dead’

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Rosie McGee, author of “Dancing With the Dead, A Photographic Memoir,” lived and traveled with the Grateful Dead during their first decade.

‘Real Music’ satisfies hunger for more than food

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Oliver’s Markets is close to releasing the second volume in a series of “Real Music” compilations showcasing a diverse array of original local talent in each dual CD set.

Jennifer Crane: Sixth generation on the land

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 

Jennifer Crane, the sixth-generation steward of Crane Melon Barn, defies all stereotypes of a farmer’s daughter.

5 Questions for Barbara McCall

Thursday, December 20th, 2012
After 27 years at Sonoma State American Language Institute, first as an ESL instructor and for the past 15 years as international student coordinator, Barbara McCall retired at the end of the fall semester. 

Door-to-door delivery of Santa’s gifts to local families in need

Sunday, December 9th, 2012
The Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati is gearing up for its annual holiday gift and toy drive so Santa and his elves can deliver hundreds of toys and gifts to families in Rohnert Park, Cotati and Penngrove on Saturday, Dec. 22.
Big Dog Rescue offers respiteFriday, November 30th, 2012 
Somi, a one-year-old Great Pyrenees awaiting adoption, came to Big Dog Rescue when her owner could no longer care for her. The Penngrove sanctuary and adoption center for stray, abandoned or abused dogs saved from kill shelters (as well as horses, parrots and a few farm animals) helps canines who were once in danger of being euthanized.
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Keeping the county warm with crochetThursday, November 29th, 2012 
Blankets: 634. Hats: 453. Scarves: 254.
That’s the latest count of items donated by the “Crafty Ladies of Cotati,” a group of 20 or so women who belong to the Women’s Guild at St. Joseph’s Church and meet there monthly to knit, crochet or quilt for those in need of  a bit more warmth.

Local ice cream flavors fill shelves at Oliver’s

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Mike Garzouzi, founding owner and baker at the Killer Baking Company, says Oliver’s Markets is ordering his locally-made ice cream like there’s no tomorrow.

Nature Trail: Crane Creek Regional ParkTuesday, November 20th, 2012 
If you’re looking for a break from your holiday cooking or need somewhere to start moving those muscles after the big meal, Crane Creek might be your place.

Mario Savio Speakers’ Corner dedicated at SSU

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The Mario Savio Speakers’ Corner was dedicated at noon Thursday, Nov. 15, at Sonoma State University. Several hundred students, faculty and campus activists gathered on the grass in front of the circular monument at Stevenson Quad, complete with three curved benches engraved with quotes by Savio, to commemorate the former leader of UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement of the 1960s.

What’s In Store: Venison, elk, wild boar and more

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Matt Gamba, owner of Bud’s Custom Meats, just got back from a trip to Montana, where he wasn’t surprised to run into one of his customers.

"The Sitting Room revives rare archives"  (9/24/12)
The community library of women’s literature welcomes readers for archive diving, Fridays in October.

"Rape crisis center goes beyond traditional support" (7/20/12) 

"Two Santa Rosa graduates are $10,000 richer" (6/6/12)
Beach Blanket Babylon
's 2012 Scholarship for the Arts

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