It was a stormy night. For those of you who don’t know, W. 7th St. suffered damage from the storm on Saturday night, March 19th. A large tree blew down causing damage to a power pole, several cars and taking out power. Several neighbors and Franco American had no power on Sunday. It was the first time in the bakery’s long history that they were unable to bake bread on schedule. In spite of connecting to a generator, Franco American customers did not get their Monday delivery.  The jury is still out on whether March came in like a lion AND out like a lamb.

Storm Damage in West End


West End Storm Damage 2

Generator at Franco American

Stark’s- Specialty Cocktails with a Neighborhood feel. West End neighbors frequent Stark’s for food, drink and socializing. It’s almost like our own version of “Cheers” (in an upscale way). Did you know that one of Stark’s Specialty cocktails was inpired by one of our own neighbors? Yes, “The Drake is Good” as in Upper W. E.’s Dave Drake.  Just like Dave- deceptively simple, endlessly complicated and not topless! Stark’s is a West End Neighborhood Association sponsor. Thank-you for supporting our neighborhood.

Drake is good

The Drake is Good


First Musical Performance in DeTurk Round Barn– The Spring West End meeting featured West End artist Ken Risling and his daughter Oona Risling-Sholl singing Ken’s award-winning song. It was an awesome performance and the barn’s accoustics are amazing. See it here Shameless Love

Oona & Ken

Oona & Ken

Chop’s Teen Center in the News– Chop’s provides teens with fun activities in a safe environment. In addition to dancing, music, art, computers and sports, Chop’s also offers culinary classes such as Barista Basics. This is a class that teaches marketable life skills. To find out more about Chops check out their website.

Upper West End Chicken missing– Anyone finding a gray/black chicken please contact Kate

Spring Gardening/ Need tools? The Santa Rosa Tool Library provides hand and power tools for home repair, landscaping, and automotive work, free of charge.  There is only an overdue fee if a tool is returned past the due date.  Just like borrowing a book from your public library. Santa Rosa Tool Library closed for relocation  March 12th– April 3rd.  Opening Day Monday April 4th at 642 5th Street in Downtown Santa Rosa (707) 576-0590

Folk music every Wednesday night at Last Day Saloon. Wine, music and Foodie trucks in a dog-friendly urban winery every Thursday at D’Argenzio Winery. This week’s offering:

March 23rd, Wednesday – The Pick Me Up Music Revue featuring local artists Mr. December. Folk music. $5 21 yrs +. Location: Last Day Saloon Time: 7 p.m. door, 7:30 show. The Last Day Saloon is a West End Neighborhood Association sponsor. Thank-you for supporting our neighborhood.

March 24th, Thursday- Wine Down Thirsty Thursdays with Foodie Truck Relax mid week with a glass of wine, a cigar and a bit of “street food”. This week : Old world accordion and mandolin music. D’Argenzio Winery presents Wine Down Thirsty Thursdays every Thursday night. Facebook. Location: Santa Rosa Vintner’s Square (An Urban Winery Village) 1301-1305 Cleveland Ave. On Corner of Cleveland Ave and Ridgway, 2 blocks north of College ave. 1/2 mile north of Old Railroad Square district Time: 4- 8 p.m.  D’Argenzio Fine Wines is a West End Neighborhood Association sponsor. Thank-you for supporting our neighborhood.

The West End Neighborhood calendar features events, theater, music, meetings and other items that you might find of interest. To find a complete listing of everything in one place, check out the calendar.

Announcement Guidelines:  The West End Neighborhood Association website is a tool that gives out information that is West End related or of West End interest.  Announcements are subject to our West End Neighborhood Association guidelines. Do you have a West End or Railroad Square related announcement? Announcements can be emailed to Lea Barron-Thomas at