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News: 11/15/2018

And the winner is …

There were few surprises locally in the recent election, and no new faces for our legislators and other representatives. In this issue, Alec Peters covers the two stories with major impacts: local parks and fire districts (page 7). Here’s a short roundup of the rest for those who managed to sleep through the Nov. 6 ballyhoo.

Kenwood’s Jeff Kunde handily won re-election to the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees. Elections for SRJC used to be at-large, but starting with this election cycle, board members are now elected in five newly formed trustee areas, ours being the SRJC District Sonoma Area.

The Sonoma Area had the only contested race, which pitted Kunde against John Kelly. Kunde captured 67 percent of the 18,741 votes cast and will serve another four years.

Our state and national representatives will not change. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-2), State Senators Mike McGuire (S2) and State Assembly Members Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (AD4) and Jim Wood (AD2), all coasted to clear victories in their re-election bids.

None of these state legislators are close to their term limits; McGuire and Wood can serve until 2026 and Aguiar-Curry can serve until 2028. All can be elected to state office for a lifetime total of 12 years.

Sonoma County voters differed with the statewide consensus on one item: Proposition 3 to issue bonds for water projects, with 52.4 percent for and 47.6 percent against. Statewide, the proposition failed with 52.2 percent against.


Recently Published:

12/01/2018 - County seeks public input on accessory dwelling units
12/01/2018 - Public invited to annual State Parks meeting
12/01/2018 - Ticket sales begin for Kenwood Fire’s annual crab feed
12/01/2018 - Burn permit suspension lifted
12/01/2018 - County solicits recovery plan comments
12/01/2018 - Kenwood man aids in refugee crisis in Bosnia
12/01/2018 - No-cost energy upgrades to eligible homes, businesses
12/01/2018 - Kenwood Church kicks off capital campaign
12/01/2018 - Nominations sought for annual Big Heart Award
12/01/2018 - Housing affordability is top concern among valley residents, report finds
12/01/2018 - Rebuilding by the numbers
12/01/2018 - Noel Lyons on Oakmont Board
11/15/2018 - House of Happy Walls Museum re-opens
11/15/2018 - Parks measure passage will create steady funding source
11/15/2018 - Fire Safe Council formed in Mayacamas

Community Calendar

Researcher presents “Living with Mountain Lions” session
Volunteer trail work
Music at Oakmont presents Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale
Blue Christmas Eucharist at St. Patrick’s
Live Nativity Pageant in Glen Ellen
Mushroom Hike
Caroling with the Clydesdales
Public invited to annual State Parks meeting
Kenwood Fire’s annual crab feed

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