Stett Holbrook 
Member since May 8, 2014

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Re: “Fire and Sword

Thanks. I fixed the URL.

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 09/01/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Bench Mark

We fixed that. Thanks.

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 07/05/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Taking the 5th

Jonah Raskin responds:
I would like to thank Scamperwillow for pointing out errors in my article on the race for the 5th Supervisorial district. It is true that Evans didn’t buy a house in Sebastopol as I asserted. She is renting there. But she did own a house on Flat Rock Circle in Santa Rosa. She purchased it in March 2015 and sold it in February 2016. As for endorsements, Sonoma County Supervisors Susan Gorin and Shirlee Zane have endorsed Evans. James Gore has endorsed Hopkins. David Rabbitt and Efren Carrillo have not endorsed a candidate.
Most of the other comments about my story have to do with matters of interpretation rather than fact. In the months I conducted research I learned that many voters perceive Evans as a political operative who runs for the sake of running, as much as for a set of ideals. At the same time, many voters see Hopkins as a stealth candidate who represents the wine and grape industry and that she threatens to steal the show that rightly belongs to Evans. The actual differences between the two candidates may not be as great as their supporters believe. They both want to preserve the coast and defend the rights of working people. The intention of my article was to draw attention to Hopkins and her campaign because she is a newcomer who looks to President Franklin Roosevelt for inspiration and who wants a "new New Deal" for Sonoma County, which means better roads, improved infrastructure and early childhood education.

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Posted by Stett Holbrook on 03/12/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Into the Breach

Kat Kosta: The nonprofits mentioned in this story were clearly not the only ones who helped during the fire. And it's clear local volunteers like you played a critical role, as indicated in this sentence: "Within hours of the outbreak of the fire, local volunteers stepped up to help." While I don't mention the good work you did I don't believe the article takes away from your efforts.
Viri Agapoff: The purpose of the CVNL story was to explain their role as the county-designated emergency volunteer center coordinator. There are certainly more stories to tell and I'm interested to hear about your experiences (positive and negative) with CVNL and the work you and others did.

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Posted by Stett Holbrook on 10/30/2015 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Golden State Wolf

Wolves are back in California. http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/environme…

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Posted by Stett Holbrook on 08/20/2015 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Gallo Buys Asti Winery

That's a lot of grape juice.

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 07/23/2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Cauliflower Dreamin'

Why is it that when we write a story about meat eating we get criticism from the vegan community but when we write a story about a vegan restaurant we get crickets? Vegans and vegetarians: what do you think of this restaurant?

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 04/21/2015 at 9:49 AM

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