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Press Releases from the County of Sonoma

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  • District Attorney
    Published on July 17, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Kyle Thomas Uboldi, 49 - years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to 9 years in state prison by the Honorable Dana Simonds after having pled “no contest” in April to one felony count of annoying or molesting a child.
  • Regional Parks
    Published on July 16, 2018

    Sonoma County Regional Parks has recruited some assistance for fire prevention and invasive species removal: sheep. A flock of sheep will spend the next five weeks grazing along the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail near Sebastopol, removing dry vegetation and non-native plant species.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 16, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    The County of Sonoma is pleased to announce it has been named the national first place winner by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the innovative and collaborative digital response to the October wildfires. The Digital Counties Survey Awards recognize counties for their technology policies and practices and only allocates ten winning spots for counties based on population. Sonoma County takes home top honors in the 500,000 to 999,999 population category.
  • Published on July 13, 2018

    Help older adult increase their safety, balance, strength and confidence on their feet by training on August 27 as a volunteer coach with the nationally acclaimed program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls.

  • District Attorney
    Published on July 12, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Milton Orlando Gamez-Fierro was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in state prison to two counts of attempted robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm at a peace officer with the intent to resist arrest. His co-defendant Jesus Gomez-Rosales was also sentenced yesterday to 8 years and 8 months in state prison as a result of his plea to kidnapping and attempted robbery.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on July 10, 2018

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, July 10, to introduce an ordinance that will place on the Nov. 6 ballot a one-eighth-cent sales tax measure for regional and local park improvements. If approved by voters, the sales tax would support the county and cities with their long-term needs to maintain parks, protect natural resources, reduce wildfire risks, provide health and recreation programs, and open new parks and trails.

  • Fire and Emergency Services Department
    Published on July 2, 2018
    Fire and Emergency Services Department
    Summer in Sonoma County is officially underway which means increased outdoor activities, with the Fourth of July being no exception. Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services wants to remind residents and visitors that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Sonoma County.

  • Published on June 29, 2018

    The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning which is in effect from 11 pm Friday to 11 pm Saturday. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions comprised of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures are either occurring now, or will shortly.

  • District Attorney
    Published on June 29, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Kevin Scott Thorpe, 40 - years-old of Rohnert Park, pled no-contest and was found guilty today by the Honorable Dana Simonds of eleven sex offenses committed against four separate victims.
  • District Attorney
    Published on June 29, 2018
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill R. Ravitch announced today that defendant Vincent Joseph O'Sullivan, Jr, ( 55 ) of the Guerneville area was found guilty by a jury yesterday in the theft of a rainbow flag
  • District Attorney
    Published on June 29, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Ethan Rae Aizikovitz, 25 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday to four years in state prison by the Honorable Robert Laforge after having pled guilty in April of this year to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while Intoxicated.

  • District Attorney
    Published on June 27, 2018
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that California Department of Corrections inmate Dallas Goosen was denied parole following a June 26, 2018  suitability hearing held at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran,
  • Office of Recovery and Resiliency

    Published on June 27, 2018
    Office of Recovery and Resiliency

    The County of Sonoma encourages residents to participate in workshops that will gather public input to shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan to ensure the safety, livelihoods, and economic prosperity of the residents of Sonoma County.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on June 22, 2018
    Regional Parks

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors earlier this month approved a master plan for future public use and management of a 247-acre addition to the northwest edge of Hood Mountain.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 22, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning which is in effect from 11 am Saturday, June 23, 2018 to 8 PM Sunday, June 24, 2018. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions comprised of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures are either occurring now, or will shortly.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 21, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the state and in Sonoma County over the next few days. The hottest weather will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 and Saturday, June 23, 2018. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s while temperatures closer to the coast will remain milder.

  • Published on June 21, 2018

    During National Pride Month, it’s important to remember the history of why we celebrate gains for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) people. Many LGBTQI older adults grew up during a time when to love someone of the same gender was considered a crime, mental illness or a sin. LGBTQI people could be put in jail, fired from a job or put into a mental institution.

  • Fire and Emergency Services Department
    Published on June 21, 2018
    Fire and Emergency Services Department

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has announced the burn ban suspension, beginning 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, and bans all outdoor burning except for campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property with landowner permission

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 18, 2018
    Water Agency
    On Thursday, June 21, 2018 more than 40 Sonoma County youth and young adults will be engaged in activities ranging from invasive species removal to watershed education and riparian habitat exploration at Westside Water Education Center.

  • Published on June 12, 2018

    After the fire disaster in October, Sonoma County residents know it is wise to be prepared for a future flood, earthquake, or fire. There is potential for any of these.

  • District Attorney
    Published on June 6, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant John William Garretson, 36 years old of Sebastopol, was sentenced on Monday, June 4, 2018, by the Honorable Nancy Case Shaffer to three years of probation and 20 days in the county jail with jail alternatives after pleading no contest on April 17, 2018.

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 6, 2018
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Board of Directors (Board) today approved a plan to extend sewer service in the neighborhood of Larkfield Estates that was destroyed during last year’s fires.

  • Published on June 5, 2018
    Sonoma County Regional Parks on Tuesday, 6/5, reopened the Joe Rodota Trail between Dutton and Roseland avenues after completing a multi-day cleanup of an illegal homeless encampment. The trail was closed May 30 to allow the county of Sonoma and city of Santa Rosa to reestablish a safe and clean trail for pedestrians and cyclists. During the closure, approximately 100 illegal campers were notified of the need to move, with the last occupants leaving June 1.

  • District Attorney
    Published on June 5, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Alexandra Darla Hutcheson, 31 years old of Cloverdale, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert M. LaForge to five years of formal probation and 364 days in the county jail after pleading no contest in April to driving under the influence and child endangerment.
  • District Attorney
    Published on June 5, 2018
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendant, Frances Farias (60 years of age), of Sebastopol, California was sentenced on June 5, 2018 by the Honorable Judge Conger to 4 years of state prison to be served in the California Department of Corrections.

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 5, 2018
    Water Agency
    Winners of the Sonoma County Water Agency’s (Water Agency) annual Water Awareness school poster contest and the Russian River Watershed Association’s high school video contest were announced recently during a celebration held to acknowledge the winning entries and hand out prizes.
  • Water Agency
    Published on June 1, 2018
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency will hold a series of community meetings to discuss a proposed sewer lateral ordinance aimed at preventing sewer overflows that occur during heavy rains. Meetings will be held in Santa Rosa on June 19, Monte Rio on June 26, and at The Sea Ranch on July 28.
  • Water Agency
    Published on May 30, 2018
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership (Partnership) will be implementing a regional multi-media effort throughout the North Bay region with a simple message: There’s never enough to waste.

  • District Attorney
    Published on May 28, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Marcos Dionicio Vazquez, 22 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Dana Simonds to 15 years in state prison
  • District Attorney
    Published on May 23, 2018
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office has settled a consumer protection suit brought under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (also known as “Proposition 65”) against Sonoma Patient Group, Inc.

  • District Attorney
    Published on May 23, 2018
    District Attorney
    David Raymond Somers, 59 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on May 8, 2018 to 3 years and 8 months in state prison, the maximum allowed by law, for a felony charge of Driving Under the Influence. Somers now has 6 prior convictions for Driving Under the Influence, 2 of which were also felony offenses

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 22, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    Beginning Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the County of Sonoma in collaboration with the City of Santa Rosa will temporarily close the section of the Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) from Roseland Avenue to Dutton Avenue to remove unlawful encampments and reestablish a safe and clean environment for all trail visitors. The effort is anticipated to last two days, after which the County will reopen the closed section of the JRT for recreational trail use.
  • Water Agency
    Published on May 21, 2018
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) began inflating its rubber dam on the Russian River near Forestville on Monday, May 21, 2018. The rubber dam is a critical component of the Russian River water supply system that provides naturally filtered drinking water to more than 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties. The rubber dam will remain inflated through summer and into the fall.

  • Published on May 21, 2018
    The public is invited to celebrate the opening and dedication of Andy’s Unity Park at 3399 Moorland Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The afternoon will include a rich program of community speakers, music, food, children’s activities, dancers, drummers, art projects, yoga, skateboard demonstrations, and booths hosted by local organizations.
  • Published on May 18, 2018
    Sonoma County Regional Parks is preparing a master plan to develop a vision for Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach and invites the public to share feedback on potential improvements for the Russian River park. A workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. June 7 at the park, 13839 Old Redwood Highway, is the first of several opportunities the public will have to help guide the park’s redevelopment and natural resource management.
  • Published on May 18, 2018
    Sonoma County Regional Parks launches its 2018 summer aquatics season on Saturday, May 26, with the opening of Santa Rosa's Spring Lake swimming lagoon – including the popular inflatable, floating playground – and boat rentals on the lake.
  • Water Agency
    Published on May 18, 2018
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) will hold a series of community meetings to discuss a proposed sewer lateral ordinance aimed at preventing sewer overflows that occur during heavy rains.
  • Water Agency
    Published on May 17, 2018
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2018 to update the community on the Russian River Estuary Management Project. The meeting will be held at the Jenner Community Center, 10398 Highway 1, Jenner, from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • District Attorney
    Published on May 16, 2018
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office, along with the District Attorneys of Alameda, San Diego and San Francisco Counties, have settled a consumer protection action against Dropbox, Inc., a company that provides file-sharing and other services over the internet.  The civil action was filed in Alameda County Superior Court.
  • Published on May 14, 2018
    The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) have committed to addressing over excavation issues that occurred as a result of the government-sponsored debris removal program after the October 2017 wildfires. Cal OES will work in coordination with the County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa to examine sites of concern and determine if over excavation occurred.
  • District Attorney
    Published on May 14, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Theodore Hudson, 53 years old of Cloverdale, was found guilty by a jury Friday afternoon after an almost two month long trial of 9 felony counts of theft from an elder. The jury also found true sentencing enhancements that alleged each theft offense resulted in over $500 thousand in loss.

  • Health Services
    Published on May 11, 2018
    Health Services

    Efforts to improve the health of youth and adults in Roseland through installation of water stations and education about sugar sweetened beverages may have led to a decrease in sugary drink consumption.

  • District Attorney
    Published on May 11, 2018
    District Attorney

    26-year-old Lety Meza, of Windsor, was sentenced on April 27, 2018 to 6 years in state prison by the Honorable Dana Simonds for felony charges of Child Endangerment and misdemeanor charges of Driving Under the Influence.

  • District Attorney
    Published on May 10, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Jessica Garcia-Leos, 32 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to state prison for a term of thirty years and eight months in state prison by the Honorable Philip Pennypacker after having pled guilty in April of this year to two counts of attempted murder, and enhancements for committing great bodily injury.
  • District Attorney
    Published on May 10, 2018
    District Attorney
    Fifty-two-year-old California prison inmate Josafat Panduro Presencion was denied parole by the state board of parole yesterday following a hearing at the California Institute for Men in Chino, CA.
  • District Attorney
    Published on May 2, 2018
    District Attorney
    Eight defendants involved in the Petaluma home invasion robbery that occurred on March 12, 2018, were removed to federal custody. All eight defendants were indicted on April 26, 2018 by the U.S. Attorney's Office on charges related to the robbery. They are expected to appear in Federal Court this afternoon.
  • District Attorney
    Published on May 2, 2018
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Paul Dwayne Kilgore, 70, of Sonoma, was sentenced to 150 years to life by the Honorable Judge Robert Laforge.
  • Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department
    Published on May 2, 2018
    Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department

    The Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder’s Office has unveiled a new website that increases online access to records, including all recordable land and finance records. Members of the public can now purchase and download a wide range of records immediately and order certified copies of certain records online.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 30, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Ivan Morales, 25 years old of Lakeport, was sentenced today by the Honorable Patrick Broderick to six years plus thirty-two years-to-life in state prison.
  • District Attorney
    Published on April 27, 2018
    District Attorney
    After a parole hearing in December 2017, the California Board of Prison Terms decided to release 68-year-old Larry Bunke for the 1982 murder of his wife, Linda. After the board granted parole, District Attorney Jill Ravitch, as well as multiple supporters amongst the victim’s family and friends, sent letters to the Governor’s office requesting that he reverse the board’s decision.
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County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
Address
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235