Heard on the Hill

Take Five With Rep. Lynn Woolsey

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It’s Tuesday once again, time for Take Five, when HOH sits down with a Member of Congress and asks five fun questions. This week, we talk to Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), who, after 10 terms representing the northern Bay Area, is retiring after this Congress concludes. Q: What do you miss most about your district when you’re in D.C.? A: I miss the beauty and the weather and the extraordinarily intelligent, involved people that I work with. And I miss my beautiful garden.

Q: Do you root for the San Francisco Giants? A: Absolutely. I’m a total Giants fan. I rent one of their boxes for a fundraiser — it’s a really positive draw for the area.

Q: There’s a Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. Who’s your favorite Peanuts character? A: Snoopy. We call him “Noopy” because my daughter, on one of her first Christmases, she got a “Noopy” for Christmas, and she still has it.

Q: What was the first record you ever bought? A: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” My sister bought it for me for Christmas when I was 8.

Q: What’s your favorite restaurant back in your home district? A: Della Fattoria [in Petaluma] — it’s a bakery, and it has lunches and breakfasts. They have a chopped cobb salad with chicken or salmon — it’s great.

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