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Press Releases from the County of Sonoma

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  • Water Agency
    Published on May 17, 2019
    Water Agency
    Less than a week after it had fully inflated its rubber dam on the Russian River in preparation for summertime water demands, heavy rains forced the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) to reverse field Thursday and begin lowering the rubber dam back down.
  • District Attorney
    Published on May 16, 2019
    District Attorney
    Fifty-eight-year-old California prison inmate Carl Dick was denied parole by the state board of parole on Tuesday following a hearing related to the sexual assault of his three young daughters between 1996 and 1998. Dick pled guilty in 1999, and was thereafter sentenced to fifteen years to life in prison.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on May 16, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    The County of Sonoma and United Way of the Wine Country will host a local Complete Count Committee kick-off event as part of their commitment to support a full and accurate count of Sonoma County residents in the decennial 2020 census.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on May 15, 2019

    Sonoma County Regional Parks is offering military members and veterans free parking at all county parks over Memorial Day weekend. Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families are eligible for a special pass that waives Regional Parks’ $7 day-use parking fee from Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27.  

  • Health Services
    Published on May 14, 2019
    Health Services
    En medio de los brotes actuales de sarampión a nivel estatal y nacional, la Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, la Dra. Celeste Philip, envío una carta a los padres informándolos sobre la importancia de las vacunas para prevenir enfermedades.
  • Health Services
    Published on May 14, 2019
    Health Services
    In the midst of the current state and nationwide measles outbreaks, a letter informing parents on the importance of vaccinations to prevent illness was sent from Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip.
  • Water Agency
    Published on May 14, 2019
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water), Mendocino Inland Water and Power Commission, and California Trout, Inc. are working towards adopting a Potter Valley Project (Project) planning agreement to secure the region’s water supply and protect endangered salmon species in the Eel River and upper Russian River.
  • Published on May 9, 2019

    Today, the Sonoma County Probation Department launched a comprehensive review of its juvenile justice system to determine how well department policies and practices align with what research shows works to improve outcomes for youth while using resources efficiently.

  • Published on May 9, 2019

    According to the 2018-19 survey by the Road to Early Achievement and Development for Youth (READY) program of the 1,505 children in this year's study, seven out of 10 local kindergartners were ready or almost ready to start school. 

  • Employment & Training Division

    Published on May 8, 2019

    El Cuerpo de Ecología Juvenil para el Condado de Sonoma (Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps – SC YEC) está aceptando aplicaciones hasta el 22 de mayo para su programa de trabajos de verano por ocho semanas, para jóvenes de entre 16 a 24 años de edad.

  • Health Services
    Published on May 8, 2019
    Health Services
    The Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) Sonoma County initiative received a 2019 Advantage Award from IBM Watson Health™ in the Consumer/Patient Outreach and Communications category.
  • Water Agency
    Published on May 8, 2019
    Water Agency
    The Geyserville Fire Protection District (GFPD) has received a $540,000 grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for the Lake Sonoma Watershed Fire Prevention Project.
  • Published on May 7, 2019

    En el 1 de junio, adultos de mayor edad y personas con discapacidades que reciben Seguro Social (SSI) o el Suplemento de Seguro Social (SSP) son recientemente elegibles para recibir beneficios del programa gubernamental, CalFresh, que puede ayudar a aumentar su presupuesto mensual para comprar comida. SSI o SSP beneficios se quedara igual para estos nuevos clientes de CalFresh.

  • Employment & Training Division

    Published on May 7, 2019

    Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SEYEC) is taking applications through May 22 for its eight-week, summer job program for 16- to 24-year-olds. Forty youth will be hired to work outside from June 17-August 8 on environmental and land conservation projects throughout the county. Pay is $13.80 per hour. Youth will also receive career and environmental education and job training, plus enjoy fun events with other workers. 

  • Published on May 7, 2019

    Today the County of Sonoma was recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with two Achievement Awards for the Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS) initiative and the Recovery and Resiliency Framework. The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

  • Published on May 6, 2019

    Sonoma County caregivers of older adults can improve their skills in working with LGBT+ seniors at a free training on May 16 or June 6. 

  • Published on May 6, 2019

    On June 1, seniors and persons with disabilities on <a>Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Supplemental Payment (SSP) are newly eligible for CalFresh government food benefits that can help increase their monthly food budgets.

  • Water Agency
    Published on May 6, 2019
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) began inflating its rubber dam on the Russian River near Forestville on Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    Published on May 2, 2019
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    While the local housing crisis grabs news headlines and holds public attention, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission isn’t just pushing for more housing, but also for equity in housing.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on May 1, 2019
    County Administrator&#39;s Office

    The County of Sonoma and United Way of the Wine Country will host a local Complete Count Committee kick-off event as part of their commitment to support a full and accurate count of Sonoma County residents in the decennial 2020 census.

  • Published on May 1, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Today marks the first day of the season for Sonoma County’s Roadside Chipper program. This free curbside chipper service supports residents in creating defensible space around their homes and reduce vegetation along access routes.

  • Oficina del Administrador del Condado
    Published on May 1, 2019
    Oficina del Administrador del Condado

    El Condado de Sonoma y United Way of the Wine Country organizarán un evento local de lanzamiento del Comité de Conteo Completo como parte de su compromiso de apoyar un conteo completo y preciso de los residentes del Condado de Sonoma en el censo decenal de 2020.

  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on April 30, 2019
    Transportation &amp; Public Works

    The County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) today announced a new Community Roadside Clean Up Program designed to provide interested non-profit organizations and community groups the ability to assist in cleaning up litter along County roadways. 

  • Published on April 30, 2019

    The 2019 Senior Art Show, a display of original artwork by Sonoma County residents age 60+, runs May 21-July 11, at Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. The Opening Reception is Thurs., May 23, 1-4 p.m., at the Finley Center. Santa Rosa, California.

  • Published on April 29, 2019

    Empezando el 1 de mayo, adultos de 60 años o mayor pueden hablar con trabajadores sociales con experiencia de la Agencia de Adultos y Envejecimiento del Condado de Sonoma al llamar al nuevo numera de información y asistencia 707-565-INFO (707-565-4636) para responder a preguntas acerca de los muchos problemas que se enfrentan los adultos de mayor edad y para recibir referencias a servicios ofrecidos por agencias en la comunidad o por el gobierno. La asistencia gratis por teléfono se ofrece de lunes a viernes, 9AM a 4PM en inglés o en español. (Interpretes para otros lenguajes o asistencia alternativa para la comunicación pueden ser solicitados).

  • Published on April 29, 2019

    Los departamentos del Condado y otras agencias no comerciales los invita a celebrar el mes de CalFresh en el mes de mayo al regalar fruto saludable, bolsas para el mercado hechas de tela, recetas y libros de cocinar, adicionalmente giras de los mercados de agricultores y descuentos “Market Match”, eventos para la educación de nutrición y para inscribirse o recibir más información sobre el programa CalFresh en localidades en Santa Rosa, Petaluma y Healdsburg.

  • Published on April 26, 2019

    County departments and local nonprofits invite the community to celebrate CalFresh Month throughout May at free giveaways of healthy produce, cloth market bags, recipe cards and cookbooks, plus farmers market tours and Market Match discounts, nutrition education events and CalFresh eligibility and enrollment information at locations in Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Healdsburg.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 25, 2019
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Pacific States Industries dba Redwood Empire Sawmill has resolved a civil case against it for unlawful business practices regarding worker safety laws as a result of the death of Raul Lule at the mill on April 10, 201
  • Published on April 25, 2019

    Starting May 1, 2019 older adults can talk with experienced Sonoma County Adult & Aging Division social workers by calling a new information and assistance line at (707) 565-INFO for answers to questions about a host of aging issues and get referrals to helpful community and government services.

  • Published on April 24, 2019
    Permit Sonoma
    A pesar de las fuertes lluvias recientes, una gran parte del Condado de Sonoma sigue enfrentando el riesgo de incendios. La vegetación con pocos cuidados y sin mantenimiento es un combustible natural muy volátil que sirve para que se propaguen los incendios.
  • Published on April 24, 2019
    Permit Sonoma
    Despite the recent heavy rains, a large portion of Sonoma County continues to face risks from wildfire. One of the best ways for property owners and residents to protect their homes is to create good defensible space to ensure a buffer between their property and any surrounding grass, trees, shrubs, or wildland area.
  • Published on April 23, 2019
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will consider the appointment of a City of Stockton Economic Development Manager to fulfill the role as the new director of the Economic Development Department.
  • Regional Parks
    Published on April 22, 2019

    Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting two community workshops to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meetings are scheduled for May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.  at Guerneville Elementary School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road.

  • Published on April 19, 2019

    La Agencia de Envejecimiento (AAA) invita a los residentes del Condado de Sonoma de toda edad a contribuir sus opiniones acerca de los programas y servicios futuros para adultos, adultos de mayor edad, personas con discapacidades, y a los proveedores (personas que proveen cuidado en casa para personas mayores de edad o con discapacidades) al completar la encuesta Evaluación para las Necesidades de la Comunidad a más tardar el 30 de junio.

  • Water Agency
    Published on April 18, 2019
    Water Agency
    On Monday, April 22, the Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will take a virtual tour of projects designed to help restore endangered and threatened fish to the Russian River watershed, while maintaining the region’s primary water supply.
  • Published on April 17, 2019
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors acted on two important items that will improve the County’s ability to better prepare for and respond to future disasters.
  • Published on April 16, 2019

    Sonoma County caregivers can earn $25 and become certified to care for older and disabled adults at free, LGBT+ Awareness Trainings in May and June. The four-hour classes help improve caregivers’ skills when working with two often hidden and underserved populations, LGBT+ older adults and LGBT+ adults with disabilities.

  • Published on April 16, 2019

    Sonoma County residents of all ages are invited to offer input on future programs and services for older adults, seniors, persons with disabilities, and local caregivers by completing its countywide Senior Needs Assessment Survey by June 30

  • Health Services
    Published on April 12, 2019
    Health Services
    This week Dr. Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, began serving as the County’s Health Officer after the Board of Supervisors appointed her following an extensive nationwide search.
  • Water Agency
    Published on April 8, 2019
    Water Agency
    On Thursday, April 11, the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Board of Directors will consider an ordinance to allow groundwater users to be registered and would authorize the GSA to adopt a groundwater sustainability fee.
  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on April 7, 2019
    Transportation &amp; Public Works
    The County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) today announced the second element of a new traffic calming program in response to recent fatalities and concerns among TPW officials and County residents about unsafe and aggressive driving. The new tactic involves the placement of three separate and straightforward warning signs, “Don’t Kill”, “Don’t Die”, and “Slow Down” along road segments that are known trouble spots. The measure follows the acquisition and  deployment of a radar feedback sign trailer  Countywide in response to community concerns.

  • Published on April 2, 2019

    Los Beneficios de CalFresh llegan el 1 de mayo; Los beneficios de abril fueron añadidos en marzo. Santa Rosa, CA.

  • Published on April 2, 2019

    The State of California will issue May CalFresh benefits in a single day on May 1. April benefits were added early, on March 22.

  • Published on March 26, 2019

    On Tuesday March 19, 2019 the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enter several agreements that will move forward restructuring efforts of fire services in Sonoma County.

  • Published on March 21, 2019

    A month after Sonoma County was hit by a storm that caused historical floods, the Curbside Flood Debris Collection Program established in response to that disaster will come to an end.

  • Published on March 18, 2019

    Los cuidadores están invitados a mejorar sus habilidades asistiendo a una de las ocho capacitaciones gratuitas de Concientización Sobre LGBT+ hasta noviembre. Los programas gratuitos capacitarán y certificarán a 180 proveedores de atención médica sobre cómo mejorar los servicios para adultos mayores LGBT+ del Condado de Sonoma y adultos con discapacidades LGBT+. Santa Rosa, California

  • Published on March 18, 2019

    Caregivers are invited to improve their skills by attending one of eight, free, LGBT+ Awareness Trainings through November hosted by the IHSS Public Authority, Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging, SAGECare and LGBTQ Connections. The free programs will train and certify 180 care providers about the needs of LGBT+ older adults and LGBT+ adults with disabilities. Santa Rosa, California.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on March 15, 2019

    The public is invited to celebrate the dedication of Tolay Lake Regional Park from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019. The free event will feature speakers, guided hikes, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, food and music, and is hosted by Sonoma County Regional Parks, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space and Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation.

  • Published on March 14, 2019

    Sonoma County employers from all industries can meet qualified job seekers at a free local job fair hosted by Sonoma County Job Link and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB). Both job seekers and employers can sign up to attend the Wednesday, April 17 job fair, held 11 a.m.–2p.m., at Job Link, 2227 Capricorn Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa.

  • Area Agency on Aging
    Published on March 13, 2019
    Area Agency on Aging

    Volunteers can help older adult increase their safety, balance, strength and confidence on their feet by training as a certified coach on June 3 with the nationally acclaimed program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls.

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County of Sonoma
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Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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