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Press Releases from the County of Sonoma

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  • Published on July 19, 2019
    Permit Sonoma
    At approximately 5:00 pm on July 18, Sonoma County Fire Prevention and Hazmat dispatched to Roblar Road and Valley Ford Road in response to a report of 5 55-gallon containers left on the side of the road.
  • Published on July 19, 2019
    Permit Sonoma
    The American Planning Association (APA) California Chapter selected the County of Sonoma’s Housing Initiatives program as the winner of the 2018 Opportunity and Empowerment Award of Merit.
  • District Attorney
    Published on July 18, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Ryan Christopher Moore, 36 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced to serve 7 years, 8 months in state prison earlier today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller.
  • District Attorney
    Published on July 17, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Isidro Moya, 20 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller  to serve three years and four months in state prison after having pled no contest in April of this year to felony charges of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence of a Drug Causing Injury, and a misdemeanor charge of Driving Without a Valid Driver’s License.
  • Published on July 15, 2019
    Permit Sonoma
    On July 12, County inspectors found more than 9,000 unpermitted cannabis plants at a property located on Butler Avenue, Santa Rosa. Permit Sonoma, authorized by an inspection warrant, arrived on site just after 8:30am with assistance from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Water Agency
    Published on July 12, 2019
    Water Agency
    On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. there will be a Groundbreaking Ceremony to mark the beginning of Reach 4A and 4B.1 of the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District’s Sewer Trunk Main Replacement Project.
  • Published on July 12, 2019

    Working together to expedite and attempt to resolve a pending federal lawsuit, the County of Sonoma, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, and the City of Santa Rosa have reached an agreement with Homeless Action! and three individuals experiencing homelessness for a preliminary and temporary injunction.

  • District Attorney
    Published on July 12, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendants Rene Espinoza Jr., 22 years old, Maria Guadalupe Torres, 42 years old, and Rene Espinoza Martinez, 42 years old, all of Clearlake, pled guilty and no-contest today to murder charges stemming from the killing of Antonio Botello Arreola on September 1, 2017.
  • Published on July 10, 2019

    To help current and former Sonoma County foster youth achieve their academic potential and build better futures,The Valley of the Moon Children’s Foundationwill award its annual college and trade school scholarships on Monday, July 29, at a lunch at the Wild Oak Saddle Club, Santa Rosa.

  • Water Agency
    Published on July 9, 2019
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) began ramping down releases of water from Lake Mendocino on the afternoon of Monday, July 8, 2019 at the request of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department in order to attempt the recovery of a missing person
  • Published on July 8, 2019

    Protect yourself from injuries from harmful falls -- the #1 reason older adults and seniors end up at the emergency room. Sign up for a free, eight class series, A Matter of Balance, Managing Concerns About Falls.

  • Published on July 2, 2019

    Caregivers of older adults are invited to improve their skills in working with older LGBT+ adults by attending a free training. Attendees earn a Certificate of Completion and $25, if they register at least one week ahead of the class date, arrive on time and complete the four-hour class.

  • Published on July 2, 2019

    Register for a free workshop for adults age 60+ on how to make an affordable housing application stand out on Friday, July 19, 1-3:30 p.m., at the Department of Human Services Employment and Training Division, 2227 Capricorn Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa.

  • Published on July 2, 2019
    Register for a free workshop for adults age 60+ on how to make an affordable housing application stand out.
  • Published on June 28, 2019

    Veteranos Americanos con discapacidades y sus cónyuges sobrevivientes pueden recibir información detallada acerca de los beneficios gubernamentales en los seminarios mensuales conducidos en la oficina de Servicios para Veteranos del Condado de Sonoma (VSO) 3725 Westwind Blvd., 1 piso, Santa Rosa.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on June 28, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    On June 27, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling blocking the citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census questionnaire for at least the time being.

  • Health Services
    Published on June 28, 2019
    Health Services
    The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program, known locally as California HOPE, administered in Sonoma County through the Department of Health Services, will be concluding June 30, 2019.
  • Water Agency
    Published on June 27, 2019
    Water Agency
    Winners of the Sonoma County Water Agency’s (Sonoma Water) 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.
  • District Attorney
    Published on June 27, 2019
    District Attorney
    The California Board of Prison Terms once again denied parole to Larry Richard Bunke, who was convicted of Second Degree Murder in the brutal beating death of his wife, Linda, in May of 1982. This was his 11th parole opportunity.
  • District Attorney
    Published on June 27, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Gregory Hernandez was sentenced earlier today to serve three years in state prison for fleeing the scene of a fatal traffic collision on November 15, 2017. This sentence stemmed from a guilty verdict handed down by a Sonoma County jury on May 9, 2019.
  • District Attorney
    Published on June 26, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Yacob Dawit Dain, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Bradford J. DeMeo to serve 30 years, plus 27 years-to-life in prison for his role in a home invasion robbery committed on October 18, 2017.
  • Home Sonoma County
    Published on June 26, 2019
    Home Sonoma County

    Despite widespread concerns about the ongoing effects of the 2017 fires, the 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count shows that the number of people experiencing homelessness in Sonoma County has declined by 2% during the past year - from 2,996 in 2018 to 2,951 in 2019.

  • Sonoma County Housing Authority
    Published on June 25, 2019
    Sonoma County Housing Authority

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority will accept applications for its new Housing Choice Voucher lottery waiting list from July 1-31, 2019. Applications may be completed online at www.waitlistcheck.com/CA085 or in person at the Housing Authority's offices, located at 1440 Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa.

    La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Sonoma aceptará solicitudes para su nueva lista de espera para la lotería de Vales de Elección de Vivienda del 1 al 31 de julio de 2019. Las solicitudes se pueden completar en línea en www.waitlistcheck.com/CA085 O en persona en las oficinas de la Autoridad de Vivienda, ubicadas en 1440 Guerneville Road en Santa Rosa

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 21, 2019
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership (Partnership) has launched a regional multi-media effort throughout the North Bay region with a simple message: Know When to Water.
  • Published on June 20, 2019
    Permit Sonoma
    As Independence Day approaches, the County of Sonoma Fire Prevention division would like to remind residents and visitors that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Sonoma County.
  • Water Agency
    Published on June 20, 2019
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency’s (Sonoma Water) credit rating has been raised to AAA – the highest rating possible.  AAA credit ratings are very seldom provided to entities as small as Sonoma Water and this rating signifies the confidence Sonoma Water has earned in the financial community.
  • Published on June 19, 2019

    June 30 marks the final day that Sonoma County residents can offer input on future programs and services for older adults, seniors, persons with disabilities and caregivers by completing the Senior Needs Assessment Survey in English or Spanish. 

  • Published on June 18, 2019

    Sobre los siguientes meses, el Departamento de Servicios Humanos para el Condado de Sonoma estarán consolidando todos los servicios en persona a su oficina en 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, y en la oficina al Sur del Condado, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Norte, Suite 100, Petaluma. La tercera oficina, en 520 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, estará cerrando sus puertas para servicios en persona para Medi-Cal, CalFresh, Asistencia General el lunes, 23 de septiembre, 2019.

  • Published on June 18, 2019

    U.S. military veterans with disabilities and veterans' surviving spouses can get in-depth information about how to claim government benefits at free monthly seminars held at the Sonoma County Veterans Service Office (VS). Santa Rosa, CA.

  • Published on June 18, 2019
    Today, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma, together with seven other counties and cities, announced that they and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $415 million to resolve the collective cities’ and counties’ North Bay Fires claims. The mediator’s proposal is exclusive of and does not affect the claims of any residents, individuals, or businesses.
  • Foster Care
    Published on June 18, 2019
    Foster Care

    Learn about whether foster parenting is right for you at Explore Foster Parenting, a one-hour discussion held monthly, 6-7 p.m., at 2255 Challenger Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa.

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 17, 2019
    Water Agency
    The 2019 Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury investigated the risk of a major earthquake in Sonoma County and the effect that it could have on residents, due to impacts on water supplies.
  • District Attorney
    Published on June 17, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Teri Hoyle, 43 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Friday by the Honorable Judge Nancy Shaffer for the misdemeanor vehicular homicide of Alfred Lemay after having been found guilty by a jury in May of this year.
  • Water Agency
    Published on June 17, 2019
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) began stream maintenance activities in or near more than 50 streams throughout Sonoma County this week to restore conveyance capacity and maintain proper function of Sonoma Water flood control channels and retain or enhance appropriate habitat.
  • Published on June 17, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has announced the burn ban suspension, beginning 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, and bans all outdoor burning except for campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property with landowner permission. The suspension of burn permits is implemented in response to the extremely high fire hazard conditions.

  • Published on June 14, 2019

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a $1.78 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 13, 2019
    Water Agency
    On Thursday, June 13, the Board of Directors of the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency approved a groundwater sustainability fee and adopted a groundwater user registration ordinance
  • Regional Parks
    Published on June 13, 2019

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, is planning a prescribed burn for Sonoma Valley Regional Park along Highway 12 in Glen Ellen on Monday, June 17, 2019. Fire crews will burn approximately 34 acres between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Smoke will be visible in the air and fire crews and flames will be visible along the highway frontage while the burn is managed.

  • District Attorney
    Published on June 13, 2019
    District Attorney
    Shaun Gallon today entered pleas of no contest  to all charges alleged before the Honorable Robert LaForge.  Gallon was scheduled to begin a Preliminary Hearing on Friday, June 14, 2019 but decided to move forward with his change of pleas.
  • Published on June 13, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    On June 11, 2019, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors took action to meet State mandated septic system regulations that protect water quality and public health. The Board authorized the submittal of a revised Sonoma County Local Agency Management Program to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. The approved changes to the OWTS Manual are anticipated to take effect July 22, 2019.
    OWTS Manual Local Approval Process

  • Published on June 12, 2019

    Elder abuse reports in Sonoma County continued to rise in 2018, even though it’s one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. To increase awareness, the Elder Justice Coalition, a group of community partners, has organized several activities to honor Elder Abuse Awareness Month in June 2019.

  • Published on June 12, 2019

    Elder abuse reports in Sonoma County continued to rise in 2018, even though it’s one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. To increase awareness, the Elder Justice Coalition, a group of community partners, has organized several activities to honor Elder Abuse Awareness Month in June 2019.

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 12, 2019
    Water Agency
    On Monday June 17th, 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 11, 2019

    Over the next few months, the Sonoma County Human Services Department Economic Assistance Division will consolidate all in-person client services at its main office at 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, and the Human Services Department’s South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, North, Suite 100, Petaluma.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on June 11, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2019 Census Test will begin this week, as approximately 480,000 housing units across the country receive a questionnaire testing the operational effects of including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 11, 2019
    Water Agency
    The Board of Directors of the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency is holding a public meeting on Thursday, June 13, 1 p.m. at 35 Stony Point Road to consider adoption of a groundwater sustainability fee and a groundwater user registration ordinance.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 10, 2019
    Health Services
    El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología pronostica temperaturas altas en toda la región y en el Condado de Sonoma en los próximos días. El clima las cálido será el lunes 10 de junio de 2019. Se espera que las temperaturas del interior alcancen los 90 grados más altos y los 100 grados más bajos, mientras que las temperaturas más cercanas a la costa se mantendrán más leves. Se predice que las temperaturas serán más frescas durante las horas de la noche.
  • Health Services
    Published on June 7, 2019
    Health Services
    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the region and in Sonoma County over the next few days. The hottest weather will be on Monday, June 10, 2019. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s while temperatures closer to the coast will remain milder.
  • District Attorney
    Published on June 7, 2019
    District Attorney
    Due to the large numbers of people in and around the park at the time of the incident, the Victim Services Division of the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office would like to notify the members of this community that if you were a victim, or a witness, to the Jacob’s Park shooting that you may be eligible for “victim services”.
  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on June 6, 2019
    Transportation & Public Works

    Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport (STS) and partners will celebrate the first inbound and outbound American Airlines Dallas flights on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

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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