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Oakmont Sunday Symposium

Oakmont Sunday Symposium

Sundays 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For information and zoom link visit www. oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live.html March 7, US Representative Mike Thompson — “Issues important to Sonoma County” Democrat Mike Thompson represents California’s sprawling 5th Congressional District. The district includes all of Napa and parts of Contra Costa, Lake, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. He was first elected in 1998. Prior to serving in Congress, Thompson represented California’s 2nd District in the California State Senate, where he chaired the Budget Committee.

Representative Thompson is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

March 14, Fred Euphrat — “For the love of the land” Fred Euphrat has a PhD in forestry economics and is a specialist in managing forests to enhance their beauty, reduce fire danger, and increase carbon sequestration in trees. He posits that forests cover one-third to onehalf of the earth’s dry land, so how that land

The Kenwood School District Board of Trustees has an opening to fill a Trustee seat that will be vacated in April. The Board of Trustees is responsible for governance of the Kenwood School District. In order to serve on the board, you must be at least 18 years old and reside within the boundaries of the school district. Anyone who is interested in serving on the school board can complete a candidate information sheet and return it to the Kenwood School office by Friday, March 12, at 4:00 p.m. The sitting Board of Trustees will interview all candidates at its April 8 meeting (via Zoom), and vote to select one candidate to fulfill the remaining 19 months of the term for the board member who will be vacating this position in April. For information call 833-2500.

is used and managed is critical. As he put it: “I became a forester because the people who control the bulldozers shape the land for the next 10,000 years.” It should be a very interesting talk and his thoughts on managing forests to mitigate fire are right on point for Oakmont residents.

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