Visit by representatives of Sebastopol’s sister city derailed by politics A planned visit by a Sonoma County city’s sister city stopped after their visas were denied with no explanation by the State Department

Visit by representatives of Sebastopol’s sister city derailed by politics A planned visit by a Sonoma County city’s sister city stopped after their visas were denied with no explanation by the State Department

Source: ABC 7 News | abc7news.com/politics By Wayne Freedman Thursday, November 01, 2018 05:45PM World politics derail small Sonoma County city’s visit by sister city representatives If you visit City Hall, Slayter will proudly show off the gifts and exchanges...
Meg makes a difference

Meg makes a difference

By Tasha Beauchamp and Laura Hagar Rush laura@sonomawest.com | Aug 30, 2018 Sebastopol’s civic award program honors one of the town’s indefatigable volunteers On August 7, the Sebastopol City Council selected Meg Mizutani as the second in its series of “Locals Who...
Welcome the new Japanese Counsel General Tomochika Uyama

Welcome the new Japanese Counsel General Tomochika Uyama

Picture from a luncheon with the new Japanese Counsel General Tomochika Uyama. The volunteers at Luther Burbank Experimental Farm hosted a lovely lunch for the Sebastopol mayor, Patrick Slayter and City counsel members to meet new Japanese counsel and his deputy. At...
Reflections on the recent Takeo visit

Reflections on the recent Takeo visit

I was pleased and honored to be invited to visit Japan as a member of the SWF adult delegation. Japan is a modern industrial and commercial success. We experienced and saw the private lives of the Japanese middle classes. Lives that reflect ancient traditions, ancient...