February holds two very important meetings for West End residents. One is about the uses of the DeTurk Round Barn and the other about an Asphalt plant- both issues can really affect the quality of life in the West End so they must be examined with care.

February 2nd, Thursday- DeTurk Round Barn Use Permit- Neighborhood Meeting. The City of SR would like to make changes to the DeTurk Round Barn’s use permit. City of Santa Rosa Project Planner Noah Housh 543-4322 nhoush@srcity.org Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: 6 p.m.

February 8th, Wednesday- BoDean Asphalt Neighborhood Meeting  This is your chance to ask about the BoDean’s request to install three new 85 foot storage silos at their asphalt plant on Maxwell Court. City of S. R. project planner- Bill Rose 543-3253  wrose@srcity.org. Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: 7 p.m.

DeMeo Park Recycle Station– Conservation Corps of North Bay helps at risk youth get their lives back on track with a year’s worth of job training, work experience along with an education to get a GED or H. S. Diploma. This is especially wonderful because some of the Corpsmembers and staff call the West End Home. CCNB build, distribute and maintain all recycling drop off stations. They will also pick up, on a regular basis, all aluminum, glass, plastic containers and recyclable paper and cardboard deposited in the bins. Another recycle bin will be located at DeTurk Round Barn Park. http://www.conservationcorpsnorthbay.org

CCNB Corpsmembers at DeMeo Park

Unclaimed Friendly Black Cat needs a friend- Black short hair, neutered male, extraordinarily sweet and loving needs a new home. He is black, older, and has medical issues, so if he goes to animal control he will most likely be euthanized.  He is at 124 W. 6th , Call (707) 318- 2853.

I'd be a good kitty! Take me home.

The “first” Peanut statue in all of Korea.  Don Taylor, owner of Railroad Square’s Omelette Express, will travel to Jeju-do, South Korea for the dedication of the first and only Snoopy statue in all of Korea. Don has been devoted to fostering the relationship with Santa Rosa’s Korean sister city, Jeju-do. This Snoopy will be  placed in the main park (Citizen Welfare Park) of Jeju City. The 30” bronze Snoopy will stand on top of his Korean dog house made of black lava stone, with a red sand roof. Roses bushes will be planted next to Snoopy and a nearby walking path will be named, “Santa Rosa Way” in honor our our City. Safe travels, Don!

Snoopy in Korea

No More Railcars. The last vintage railroad car was recently removed from the SMART site. All four cars, that made their home in Railroad Square for many years, have been transported to their new home with the Timber Heritage Association. It would have delighted locals, tourists and rail enthusiasts to have the cars on display near our historic depot but dreams like these are not always financially possible. In the meantime, it is absolutely wonderful that they will be preserved and displayed by the museum. http://timberheritage.org

February 4th, Saturday-  First SATURDAY Cleanup (ages 6 and up welcome). Join neighbors and youth in the care of Prince Memorial Greenway the first Saturday of every month. Clean-up supplies provided. Organized by West Ender Stan Gow. For more info go to http://firstsaturdaycleanup.org Time: 10 a.m.

February 4th, Saturday- Rock and Roll Detention. 3 Local bands: The Coast Pilots, Third Rail and Court’n’Disaster. Court ‘N’ Disaster, a Honky-Tonk, Classic Country, Country Band with Sonoma County’s Own Judge Jim Bertoli and Judge Brad DeMeo along with law clerks, legal assistants, etc. that’s either Courting Disaster or The Court In Disaster. Music and wine tasting to benefit the Rincon Valley Education Foundation. $20 Location: Last Day Saloon Time: Doors 7:30 Show 8 p.m. Rock and Roll Detention

Court 'n' Disaster

Do you have a crime to report? Post it on our Facebook page so the whole neighborhood hears about it. http://www.facebook.com/groups/45503934491

Do you have any Pet Friendly news? a photo of your West End dog? or something else that will delight animal lovers? Email Lea Barron-Thomas