County of Sonoma, California

Smoke Health Advisory Update - November 13, 2018

smokeAir quality conditions in Sonoma County remain poor. Currently, air quality is mostly in the “red”, unhealthy range. Due to the active wildfires and changing wind patterns our air quality may vary unpredictably for many days.

We are hopeful that conditions will improve but weather forecasts indicate significant changes will not occur until next week. This health advisory will remain in effect, until the air quality significantly and consistently improves.

Children, the elderly, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.

As much as possible everyone should limit their time outdoors especially if the smell of smoke is present.

Protect your health by following these healthy habits

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Winter Spare the Air Alert Extended to November 20, 2018

Winter Spare the AirDue to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District has extended a Winter Spare the Air Alert through Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Burning wood, including manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, indoors or outdoors, is banned during this Winter Spare the Air Alert.

Heavy smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County is causing very elevated levels of particulate pollution in the region, especially in the North and East Bay. A high-pressure system in place over Northern California and northeasterly winds are quickly moving smoke into the region and trapping it at the ground level, causing significant air quality impacts.

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  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on November 15, 2018
    The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) has released its second Annual Report summarizing the activities and findings of the Office for the period August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018.
  • Published on November 14, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including: 

    - Auditor’s Payroll Technician – Confidential (closes 11/29/18) 

    - Juvenile Hall Cook – Extra-Help (continuous)

    - Natural Resources Manager (closes 11/28/18) 

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  • Regional Parks

    Tomorrow: November 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20

    Join parks staff for crafts, nature, and fun! Campers will hike, create art, play games, and hear stories of the harvest.

  • Board of Supervisors
    When: November 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Regional Parks

    When: November 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

    Spring Lake Regional Park - Environmental Discovery Center
    Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20

    Join parks staff for crafts, nature, and fun! Campers will hike, create art, play games, and hear stories of the harvest.

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