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The Sonoma County Gazette Newspaper is distributed FREE in Sonoma County to 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 200 locations across Sonoma County.

Volume 6, Number 3   March 12 - April 16, 2009

2009 Sonoma County Nursery Tour...

2009 Sonoma County Nursery Tour and Gardner's Resource Guide
Tucked into the center of this issue is our 6th Annual Guide to Gardening in Sonoma County... including gardening resources located from East Santa Rosa to the Coast and from Healdsburg to Tomales. Articles written by landscaping professionals educate you on drought tolerant landscapes, trimming for fire-prevention and growing Victory Gardens to nourish your body as well as your soul.

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Guerneville Labor Center Opens for Business
Plea to Employers of Day Laborers
Skilled Workers for Hire
By Suzanna Mayo

Yes, we are new on the block. Maybe you have passed our table, tarp and sign on your way west or east. The Park 'n Ride is our new place until we can get a permanent Guerneville Day Labor Center.

Yes, we are day laborers but we gladly accept work for more than one day and offer both basic laborers (neck down) and neck up (skilled in painting, carpentry and landscaping.)

We serve all Guerneville/West County in two ways: thru community service projects like the MD liquors/American Savings beautification project ... (Please go by and see the succulent garden if you havenít noticed it yet.)

Offering a safe and secure way for you to employ folks to help you.

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Big Water Mess
Big Water Mess
Sonoma County Water Agency Declares Critical Water Shortages While Holding Meetings on Increased Water Allocations
By Brenda Adelman

This issue and others will be discussed at an important meeting in Guerneville (Vets Building) on March 18 at 6:30 PM.

Critical water shortage alerts have bombarded us in the media lately. Mother nature was scaring us good until a few weeks ago, when the winter rains finally poured down and reservoirs started to fill. Not enough, said County Water Agency staff who alerted everyone to the critical need for stringent conservation even while the crisis diminished. They plan to ask the State Board to declare a state of emergency that would allow the Agency to limit Guerneville flows to 35 cubic feet per second, (normally at least 125). At those flows, there would be no lower river recreational season this year and a great deal of environmental harm could occur.

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