The original name survives in the names of two of the longer-standing downtown businesses: Pinegrove consignment store, and the Pinecone restaurant.Sebastopol became known as the "Gravenstein Apple Capital of the World".
"I don't want to frighten them," he said, "but I don't know what else to do."I thought talking with a student might put those worries in perspective.
But she said there are still concerns about timeliness because Occidental's current policy for handling complaints allows for resolutions that "could extend well beyond 60 days." She said Occidental has agreed to provide the Office of Civil Rights with complaint files for review to make sure the college provides a prompt response.
Thirty-seven students and alumni filed a federal complaint in 2013 accusing Occidental administrators of violating equal rights standards when dealing with rape, sexual assault and retaliation claims.
College kids have been trickling home this week, brain-dead and bleary-eyed.
What they want is a home-cooked meal and a little TLC.
"Where we had concerns, Occidental leaders committed to taking appropriate steps to ensure student safety," said Catherine Lhamon, the department's assistant secretary for civil rights.