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The Sebastopol Times is edited by Dale Dougherty of Make: Magazine and Laura Hagar Rush, the former editor of the Sebastopol newspaper, Sonoma West Times & News and the developer of the Townsy app.

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Dale Dougherty
Dale is a Sebastopol resident of over 30 years. He is editor and publisher of Make: Magazine, a DIY Tech quarterly.
Mary Dodgion
West County Museum volunteer. Archivist, researcher, exhibit curator, docent since 2010
Laura Hagar Rush
Former editor of Sonoma West Times and News and creator of Townsy Sebastopol.
Nancy C. Dougherty
Poet, artist, community volunteer