In this article, Is “For Sale” a sign of the times for Sebastopol?, the reporter writes, "It may be hard to pinpoint what finally brought Sebastopol to the precipice of change."
"What’s behind the business boom will surely light up the chatter at dinner tables and on boards such as nextdoor.com and waccobb.net: “It indicates the general influx of foodies replacing the hippies (According to realtor David Rendino of RE/MAX Marketplacew).”
This oversimplified explanation does not do this real and important issue justice and this reporter is either unaware or avoiding calling out the real issue, which I'd call the "gentrification" of Sebastopol.
"Gentrification is often defined as the transformation of neighborhoods from low value to high value. This change has the potential to cause displacement of long-time residents and businesses."
Here is a map of "Gentrification in the Bay Area"
Gentrification is a very real and important issue because of the significant impacts to communities and community members. CDC information "Health Effects of Gentrification".
There are very real policy decisions and priorities that can either propel or inhibit gentrification. This article does not do this issue justice and I hope that as a community we can be aware of this issue and proactive about acting in accord with our values.