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The Coronavirus and Paid Sick Leave

By Martin J. Bennett The global coronavirus pandemic has walloped California, and Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered all 40 million residents to ‘shelter in place’ except for travel to purchase groceries and prescription drugs. He also urged Californians to practice ‘social distancing’ from non-family population members. The governor banned large public gatherings and ordered all […]

It’s Time for a Trail in Every Neighborhood

As the nation works to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing extreme social distancing, much of the local guidance includes outdoor exercise as essential—and medical and health experts agree that being active outside is crucial to maintaining well-being—as long as we keep 6 feet of distance between each other. Now, demand for trails and […]

Keep Calm and ZOOM with SHRINKS

Please join us for our first virtual gathering of local psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors and psychologists sponsored by the Aqus Cafe.  Meet other locals in the same profession.  Invite your colleagues & associates to this online Zoom Meet-Up, for conversation about thriving in the age of Corona Virus. “Virtual Hour with Fellow Therapists” Thursday, […]

12 Reasons the Glass is 1% Full

12 Reasons The Glass Is 1% Full Let’s stipulate upfront that there’s nothing to celebrate about a pandemic. The damage COVID-19 is wreaking—in terms of deaths, sickness, business closures, unemployment, and misery—is incalculable. But this crisis is changing the world in subtle ways that may ultimately improve our lives. So…in the spirit of Winston Churchill, […]

Website to help local businesses

Here is the webpage for businesses that discusses gift certificates: https://www.supportsoco.com/restaurants-setting-up-online-gift-cards/ Support SoCo:  www.supportsoco.com If you own a local business, or have a favorite restaurant, salon, garage, winery – ANY business, ANY industry (only restriction is that it is in Sonoma County): 1) Please add that business to the site (if its not there already – […]