Bay Blog and News

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival – Sept 12 & 13

For the last 39 years, music festivals have been a vital part of the Russian River community, and Omega Events is proud to have owned the festivals for the last 10 years. Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville offers a picturesque venue that rests along the beach of the Russian River, only a few miles from over…
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21ST ANNUAL BODEGA SEAFOOD, ART & WINE FESTIVAL

It may be held on a rugged, rural ranch but the Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is no country bumpkin event. On August 29th and 30th in the sleepy little burg of Bodega, this 21 year old festival opens the gates to a truly unique venue with exceptional quality throughout, making it one of…
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Shell Game: Hunt for Red Abalone

The sport is sustained not just by the succulent reward — a slightly sweet, buttery meat pounded out for tenderness and often breaded for the pan — but also by the family traditions it spawns and the adventure it holds in store. The rugged coastline of Sonoma and Mendocino counties, removed only an hour or…
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Bodega Bay Public Utility District Drought Contingency Plan

1. Declaration of policy, purpose, and intent 1.1 General In order to conserve the available water supply and protect the integrity of water supply facilities, with particular regard for domestic water use, sanitation, and fire protection, and to protect and preserve public health, welfare, and safety and minimize the adverse impacts of water supply shortage…
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Fort Ross Festival – July 25th – 10:00am to 6:30pm

California State Parks and Fort Ross Conservancy are pleased to welcome you to Fort Ross Festival where we celebrate the wonderful diverse international flavors and cultures of Fort Ross. This year's event, sponsored by Renova Fort Ross Foundation, will highlight the Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and California ranch era peoples who have called Fort Ross…
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How Bodega Bay got its name

Bodega Bay is named for Don Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra. The name “Bodega” probably refers to an ancestor who worked in a wine cellar or warehouse, two meanings of the Spanish word. Born in Peru in 1743, Bodega traveled to Spain as a young man to enter the Cadiz Naval Academy. Returning…
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PUBLIC MEETING – Realignment of Highway 1 at Gleason Beach – July 29, 2015

PUBLIC MEETING - Realignment of Highway 1 at Gleason Beach - July 29, 2015  Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) as well as Public Question/Answer Panel and Open House/Map Display for the State Route 1 Gleason Beach Roadway Realignment Project What’s Being Planned: The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes…
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Extras Needed for Film Shooting in Bodega Bay (sebastopol)

Seeking 20-25 extras of all ages for the film Lane 1974 shooting near Bodega Bay this August. We are looking for both "straight" folk and hippie folk, but are especially in need of men and women with longer hair. Unfortunately we are a SAG ultra low budget film, so while we can't pay out for…
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Months-long construction project to limit Highway 1 traffic near Fort Ross

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat is reporting that there will be a temporary traffic signal for several months on Highway 1 north of Fort Ross State Park beginning Tuesday while Caltrans builds an erosion prevention wall, the agency said Monday. There will be only a one-way lane for traffic for five months while Caltrans builds…
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Terrapin Creek earns ★★★½

If you had to dream up your perfect restaurant, what would it be like? It might be near the ocean, close to a lovely bay with salt-scented breezes. Beautiful art would decorate the walls, and large windows flood the room with light. The owners would be friendly and welcoming. The food would be exceptional, the…
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Ceres Benefit Concert with Jazz Singer Kellye Gray – July 15th

Freestone, CA: If you’re into jazz, outdoor concerts, and supporting  your community, we have the event for you. Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is hosting it’s annual Ceres Benefit Concert. Featuring the musical talents of San Francisco jazz star Kellye Gray, delicious and healthy food served by Ceres Community Project, wine, dessert, and more, this evening…
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Civil War Days Returns to Duncans Mills

One of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California is returning to Freezeout Canyon in the charming town of Duncans Mills, California, on the Russian River. On Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19, CIVIL WAR DAYS, a two-day living history reenactment open to the public, gives…
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Pollution drops at North Coast beaches, thanks to drought

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Kent Porter / Press Democrat 2015[/caption] The Santa Rosa Press Democrat is reporting that ocean beaches on the North Coast and across California are cleaner and safer from disease than they’ve been in years, a rare upside to the drought. Lack of rainfall means fewer pollutants are washing down…
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