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The Benefits of Aging Outdoors

The opportunities for Sonoma County’s older residents to get out and enjoy our local environment were promoted and demonstrated yesterday in an event called “Age Out Loud, Age Outside,” a convergence of demographics, recreation, and thinking ahead.

Measure J, a ballot measure to increase local funding for county parks, fell just short of passing last November. A retooled follow-up is now being readied for next year, and Regional Parks Director Caryl Hart says that in addition to helping turn protected open space into new public spaces, it would boost public safety throughout the county parks system.

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Jul 20

Drilling, Mining and Dumping a Renewed Threat to Coastal Sanctuaries - Part 2

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President Trump's Executive Order on Energy Could Open Coast to Drilling, Mining - Part 1

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New Exhibition at Sonoma County Museum Displays County’s Rich History with Horses

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Brown Agrees To Work On Affordable Housing

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