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BoDean Update, Creek Cleanup & Tour

Feb 4, 2016 in Clean-up, Events, Neighbor News

BoDean Update, Creek Cleanup & Tour

BoDean Asphalt Co. Update: Questions cloud debate over asphalt plant BoDean Co. in Santa Rosa– Press Democrat February 6th, Saturday 10 to Noon- First SATURDAY Cleanup Join neighbors and youth in the care of Prince Memorial Greenway the first Saturday of every month. Clean-up supplies provided. Organized by Stan Gow & City of SR Storm Water Team .   Meet at 10 a.m. at Olive Park NEW! First Saturday Prince Greenway Tours (all ages) First SATURDAY of each month (February to August) at 12:30 – 1:30 PM. Location: Meet at Olive Park near 105 Olive St. Contact: Alistair Bleifuss at 543-3845 or creeks@srcity.org Following the cleanup this Saturday (details below) Bill Montgomery will launch his first historical and botanical stroll through the Greenway. Bill served as the City’s Parks Superintendent when construction began on the Greenway in 2000. An avid historian, Bill will share tales of Santa Rosa before and after the Greenway and how Santa Rosa Creek influenced Santa Rosa’s development. These leisurely one hour walks will take place monthly from February through August. February 14th, Sunday 3 to 4:15 p.m.- West End Poodle Party is always on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. All Poodles, Poodle-fusions and Poodle friendly dogs are invited. Rain will cancel party. Facebook Location: DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park Want to serve on a City of SR Board? Council Member Erin Carlstrom is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the following Boards to fill current vacancies with terms expiring December 31, 2016: Board of Community Services (One At-Large Position) & Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board (One At-Large Position). For more information regarding the City’s boards, commissions and committees and to apply online, please visit: http://srcity.org/government/boards/Page… or call (707) 543-3015. Applicants must be registered voters of the City of Santa Rosa. Interested persons are encouraged to apply by 5:30 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016. Chops Teen Club’s Spring Activity Guide is out. Check out their offering of fun programs like Ceramics and Rock Wall. They also offer daily Tutoring and Homework Help and programs such as The Awesome Pretzel Cart & Work Ready Programs. Special Spring Break hours offered March 21-25. More info at www.chopsonline.com Would you like to sponsor the West End Neighborhood Association? West End Neighborhood Sponsors are West End resident owned or West End/Railroad Square area businesses. As sponsors, they support our neighborhood’s activities and events and as loyal customers we help their businesses prosper. That’s Micro Local success. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas for more information. For information about our email updates or website- contact Lea Barron-Thomas westend@sonic.net The West End Neighborhood home of the West End Farmers Market, where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!...

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Bo Dean Asphalt Co. at SR City Council 2/2/16

Feb 1, 2016 in Development & projects, Public Meetings

Bo Dean Asphalt  Co. at SR City Council 2/2/16

 S.R. City Council will review BoDean Asphalt Co. ATTEND: February 2nd, Tuesday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Study Session at Council Chambers, SR City Hall to voice your concerns about BoDean’s: 24 hour operation, Noise Ordinance Violations and negative impacts to the surrounding community. or EMAIL: Email City Council at citycouncil@srcity.org 3.2 BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION ON LEGAL NON-CONFORMING LAND USE AND CURRENT STATUS ON CODE COMPLAINTS REGARDING BODEAN ASPHALT PLANT OPERATIONS Study Session items are items for in-depth discussion and possible direction to staff. No action will be taken. This study session provides an overview of the designation of Bo Dean Asphalt Plant as a legal non-conforming land use, recent code enforcement history and the status of the current complaints. BACKGROUND At the August 18, 2015, City Council meeting, Council requested to receive a report regarding the current code enforcement complaints and other activities and findings with regard to the BoDean certificate of legal non-conforming use. For information about our email updates or website- contact Lea Barron-Thomas westend@sonic.net The West End Neighborhood home of the West End Farmers Market, where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click...

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Happy New Year- DeTurk Park Cleanup

Jan 2, 2016 in Clean-up, Events, Public Meetings

Happy New Year- DeTurk Park Cleanup

January 9, 2016, Saturday at 9:00am – 12:00pm- January Park-A-Month: DeTurk Round Barn These family-friendly workdays are a fun and productive way to help beautify a neighborhood park or community center through tasks such as litter pickup, spreading mulch, cleaning, weeding and more. The January site is the DeTurk Round Barn, a historic facility in the West End neighborhood. Tools and gloves will be provided. Children are welcome but must have adult supervision. Cleanups are held rain OR shine! More Info   Elaine Gutsch 543-3279 January 9, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.- Courthouse Square Community Meeting. This is your second opportunity to give feedback and review preliminary design concepts. The Courthouse Square reunification project is the highest profile public infrastructure project for downtown Santa Rosa in the past 30 years. The City Council voted to reunify Courthouse Square to create a dynamic community gathering space and encourage downtown investment. Location: 19 Old Courthouse Square. Public entrance accessible on Third St. January 14th at 8:30a.m at Thursday SRPD Coffee with a Cop. Officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Please contact Sgt. Jeneane Kucker with questions: (707) 543-4019 or jrkucker@srcity.org Location: Sam’s For Play at 1024 Sebastopol Road January 14th, Thursday at 5:30-7:30 pm Community Workshop for SR Improvement Project (CIP) budget for 2016/2017. Share your priorities for Community Improvement projects. The Community Advisory Board (CAB) will host several meetings in an effort to obtain public input on the City’s Capital. Other meeting dates and more info at http://srcity.org/news/Pages/CABCIPInputMeetings.aspx Location: Finley Community Center, Willow Room, 2060 West College Avenue DeTurk Round Barn Classes- start Wednesday, January 13th– Flying Crane Qigong; Qigong for your spine and health & Change With Agility – Feldenkrais Awareness Movement. More Info at SR Rec and Parks Activities and Classes Final Call for Art Entries for the National Arts Program Exhibition & Competition! Registration deadline is January 11, 2016. This annual program allows residents of Santa Rosa or City of Santa Rosa employees and their families to enter one piece of artwork into a community exhibition at the Finley Community Center. Registration is FREE and open to all ages and levels of experience. Cash prizes and art class scholarships are awarded in adult and youth categories.  Pick up a registration brochure at Finley or Steele Lane Community Centers, or register online HERE. Exhibition dates are February 1 – April 1. For more information, click here, or email jrasmussen@srcity.org. Our wonderful West End Sponsors support our website, events, meetings and more. Thanks them by patronizing their businesses. For information about our email updates or website- contact Lea Barron-Thomas westend@sonic.net The West End Neighborhood home of the West End Farmers Market, where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click...

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‘Tis the Season- Carriage Rides, Package Thefts

Dec 17, 2015 in Crime Alerts, Entertainment, Holiday, Public Meetings

‘Tis the Season- Carriage Rides, Package Thefts

Historic Railroad Square Carriage Rides- Every weekend 11-4, Christmas Eve 11 – 3 Through December 24. For 27 years now Railroad Square has offered FREE carriage rides around Railroad Square during the holiday season. Do your shopping locally this year, grab a hot cocoa and go on a soothing and beautiful tour around the Historic Shopping District. Pick up is at the Depot (Rain cancels). New Year’s Eve Cabaret– Join Sandy & Richard Riccardi to make your New Year’s Eve a guaranteed party! Scream with laughter and tap your toes to their all-original, all-comedy cabaret, describing their cracked and bushwhacked road to marital bliss, social consciousness, and menopause. Tickets to the 10pm show include desserts and a champagne toast at midnight! Two shows: December 31, 7:00 p.m. All seats (Table & Riser) $25; December 31, 10:00 p.m. Table seats $50, Riser seats $40 Location: 6th St. Playhouse 52 W. 6th St., Studio Theatre. Community: Advisory of increased package thefts.  The Santa Rosa Police Department has received numerous reports of package thefts from the doorsteps of residences over the past month. Although there have been reports of these thefts all over Santa Rosa, the highest frequencies of occurrence have been in the downtown and Julliard Park neighborhoods. The SRPD Property Crimes Unit has been working with victims and area residents to identify people responsible for committing these thefts, and help educate the public on ways to deter those committing these thefts, and lessen the possibility of becoming a victim. The Santa Rosa Police Department Property Crimes Unit has reached out to local and government delivery services to work together to report suspicious activities which are often associated with these types of thefts. For tips to lessen the chances of becoming a victim & some steps you can take to help keep your packages safe go to: https://local.nixle.com/alert/5549722/?sub_id=947091 Auditions Announced for “Anna in the Tropics” 6th Street Playhouse will be seeing adult actors for roles in the upcoming production of Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics, directed by Marty Pistone. Actors should prepare one dramatic monologue (classic, OK!). Anything along the lines of Tennessee Williams, Lorca or Chekhov is suggested. Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition. All roles available. Time & date: Saturday, December 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm & Sunday, December 20, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Where: Rehearsal Room at the 6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Fact: Fats, Oils, and Grease Should Never Go Down the Drain! To avoid a costly sewage back-up at your home or in your neighborhood, properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease. Collect liquid grease and oils in a sealable container and let it cool, wipe pans clean with a paper towel and put it in the trash. Scrape off excess food from pots, pans, and plates before rinsing them in the sink with cold water. Have a lot of cooking oil? Don’t throw it in the trash. Bulk oils should be recycled (e.g. household fryer oil). Several Sonoma County restaurants accept clean, liquid vegetable oil that is mostly free of any solids, meat scraps, or water. Check www.recyclenow.org and search “oil, cooking/grease” for a complete listing of locations. SANTA ROSA’S COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD ASKS FOR YOUR INPUT ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS The City of Santa Rosa announced today a series of community meetings to be hosted by its Community Advisory Board (CAB) in an effort to obtain public input on the City’s Capital Improvement Project (CIP) budget for 2016/2017. The City of Santa Rosa‘s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a five-year financial plan for...

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Holiday Events & Shows

Dec 11, 2015 in Development & projects, Entertainment, Events, Public Meetings

Holiday Events & Shows

Opens this Weekend: A Christmas Carol – Apprentice Production The Apprentice Company is comprised of fifteen actors ages 8 – 17 and is designed to give the students a comprehensive theatrical experience culminating in the presentation of the play A Christmas Carol. The nine weeks of ‘training’ includes, acting, movement and dance for stage, script analysis, vocal and dialects work and singing. December 12 @ 10am, December 13, 14, 15 @ 7pm; Tickets $15 for adults / $10 for children 5-12 years Location: 6th St. Playhouse, G.K. Hardt Theatre December 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop Party Local Craft Fair Locally designed and printed tees, handcrafted soaps, body products, lots of unique jewelry, truffles and other fancy sweets. Stuff for the kiddos. Handmade cards. Terrariums. Art. And lots more! Location: Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 Tenth Street December 12th, Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Courthouse Square Reunification Community Meeting Santa Rosa seeks community input to help guide local design team Carlile Macy on the reunification of Courthouse Square. This upcoming community meeting will be the first of two public meetings. At this first meeting, city staff and the Carlile Macy design team will receive input about what the community would like to see in the new redesign. At the second community meeting in early January, the design team will present concepts based on feedback received from the December meeting and from the online survey. Location: 19 Old Courthouse Square. The public entrance for this community meeting will be accessible on Third Street and there will be signage to help guide people. Courthouse Square Reunification survey The City of Santa Rosa is going to reunify Courthouse Square and YOU can be part of the design process! The reunification of Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square is a high priority infrastructure improvement project. We invite you to be part of the design process by completing a short survey to tell us about the improvements you’d like to see built in the reunified Square. December 27, 2015, 1:00 -5:00 PM, Sunday Jack Leissring Studio Opening– A world class art collection right in the West End. This is the final studio opening for the year 2015. There is a special treat in store for visitors: Maria de Los Angeles, who is now teaching at the Pratt Institute in New York, is bringing new drawings and paintings. Location: 622 Davis Street, Santa Rosa, CA Performing Arts: Auditions- Tuesday December 15 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Actors’ Theater For Children is holding auditions for their March 2016 production of VELVETEEN RABBIT. Experienced and novice actors are welcome. You must be at least 15 years old to audition. If you have any questions or would like more information please call 707 304 9955. Location: Steele Lane Community Center 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa in the Hub Room. Until December 20th- A Christmas Carol! A fantastical story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an embittered, miserly creature into a caring, giving human being. Location: 6th St. Playhouse 52 W. 6th St. Until December 13th Santaland Diaries  Out of work, our slacker/hero decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. Location: 6th St. Playhouse 52 W. 6th St., Studio Theatre Want to be a Secret Santa? Visit Western Farm Center and check out the So. Co. Giving Tree. Each red heart has a Christmas wish- mostly pet related- for someone who could use a little holiday cheer. Choose a red heart, purchase a gift and then return it to Western Farm Center (Wrapped, if possible) by December 19th. Our wonderful West End Sponsors support our website, events, meetings and...

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