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Press Releases from the County of Sonoma

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  • Published on October 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    La Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Sonoma está levantando las órdenes de evacuación en las zonas este del valle de Sonoma. Si usted vive en estas áreas, ya puede regresar.

  • Published on October 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is lifting evacuation orders in the eastern portions of Sonoma Valley. If you live in these areas, you can return now.
  • Published on October 21, 2017 at 1:41 PM

    La Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Sonoma está abriendo las áreas del condado de Bennett Valley y las áreas de Kenwood al reingreso limitado y restringido de reingreso a las áreas incendiadas. 

  • Published on October 21, 2017 at 1:41 PM
    The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is opening the county areas of Bennett Valley and Kenwood areas to limited, restricted re-entry of burned out areas. Only residents and property owners will be allowed entry into these areas.
  • Published on October 21, 2017 at 1:15 PM
    El Condado de Sonoma se ha estado preparando para que los residentes vuelvan a ingresar e inspeccionar sus hogares y propiedades afectadas por los recientes incendios forestales. Este reingreso debe llevarse a cabo de manera segura y ordenada.
  • Published on October 21, 2017 at 1:15 PM
    The County of Sonoma has been preparing for residents to re-enter and inspect their homes and properties affected by recent wildfires. This re-entry needs to be conducted safely and in an orderly manner.
  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:20 PM

    Starting Monday, October 23rd both Local Assistance Centers will be open 1:00 - 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, with the last entry at 6:00 PM.

  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 8:20 PM
    Los Servicios para animales del condado de Sonoma (Sonoma County Animal Services, SCAS) ha estado trabajando día y noche desde la madrugada del lunes, 9 de octubre, para rescatar y albergar a los animales afectados por los incendios.
  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Sonoma County Animal Services will host a pet supply fair this Saturday, October 21st, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at our warehouse at 133 Aviation Blvd. in Santa Rosa to provide free animal care supplies to our community.

  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM
    Hemos recibido muchas preguntas acerca de los Formularios de Permiso de derecho de entrada para la remoción de escombros, los cuales se han distribuido en las reuniones comunitarias y se han publicado en los sitios web de los gobiernos locales.
  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    We understand there are questions and concerns about how participation in the Cal OES/FEMA Sonoma County Complex Fire Debris Removal Program will impact your recovery process, and whether participation is the right thing for you and your family. We assure you that we are working on providing additional information to help you make this decision, and will conduct informational meetings about the Program. While you are deciding, please make sure you do not begin the debris removal process, which could impact your eligibility for the Program.

  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM
    A medida que se levanten las órdenes de evacuación en nuestra comunidad, nuestra prioridad más alta es la de mantener seguros a los miembros de nuestra comunidad.
  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    As evacuation orders are lifted in our community, our highest priority is to keep our community members safe. Review the information available to help you prepare for re-entry.

  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    Evacuation areas have been updated. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect and are unsafe to re-enter.

  • Published on October 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    The unincorporated area of Sonoma County north of Oakmont, to include the areas east of Melita Road to Hoff Road in Kenwood along with the areas north of Highway 12 to the fire perimeter is lifted.

  • Published on October 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM

    Cal Fire ha desarrollado una herramienta de mapeo interactivo en línea que permite a los individuos en el Condado de Sonoma y la ciudad de Santa Rosa buscar el estatus de las estructuras impactadas por los incendios.

  • Published on October 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM

    Cal Fire has developed an interactive online mapping tool that allows individuals in the County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa to look up the status of structures impacted by the fires.

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 17, 2017
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch today issued a consumer alert on reports of price gouging by businesses, including hotels and landlords, during the devastating wildfires that have swept through Sonoma County and the North Bay. District Attorney Ravitch reminds all Sonoma County residents and businesses that price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal under Penal Code Section 396, and her office will investigate and prosecute those that attempt to wrongfully profit from the destructive fires.

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 17, 2017
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch today announced that her office will be available for walk-in assistance beginning tomorrow. “We’ve been open every day but last Monday with a skeleton crew handling phone calls, emails and reviewing reports on those arrested during the emergency evacuation," said Ravitch.
  • Published on October 16, 2017 at 9:32 PM

    Las agencias de respuesta de emergencia de todo el país y Australia continúan luchando contra numerosos incendios en todo el Condado de Sonoma. Hasta la fecha, se han confirmado 22 muertes en el Condado de Sonoma hasta ahorita.

    Los miembros del público afectados por los incendios pueden conocer los recursos disponibles en el sitio web de recuperación del condado de Sonoma o en el sitio web de recuperación de la ciudad de Santa Rosa.

  • Published on October 16, 2017 at 9:32 PM

    Emergency response agencies from throughout the nation and Australia continue to fight numerous fires throughout Sonoma County. There are 22 confirmed fatalities in Sonoma County.

    Members of the public affected by the fires can learn about resources available from the County of Sonoma Recovery web site or the City of Santa Rosa Recovery website.

  • Published on October 14, 2017 at 9:07 PM
    Resumen de la conferencia de prensa del 14 de octubre 2017 1PM. Esta tarde, CAL FIRE, el Departamento de Policía de Santa Rosa, el Departamento de Bomberos de Santa Rosa, la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Sonoma, y la Patrulla de Caminos de California proveyeron noticias actualizadas acerca de los incendios en el Condado de Sonoma.
  • Published on October 14, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    This afternoon, CAL FIRE, the Santa Rosa Police Department, the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol provided updates related to the fires in Sonoma County.

  • Published on October 14, 2017 at 3:05 PM
    El Condado de Sonoma y la Ciudad de Santa Rosa estarán abriendo un Centro de Asistencia Local (CAL, según sus siglas en inglés) en cooperación con FEMA y la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia de California
  • Published on October 14, 2017 at 3:05 PM
    The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa are opening a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalEOS) tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 14th. The center, at the Press Democrat building in downtown Santa Rosa at 427 Mendocino Ave. between Ross and 5th Streets, will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily for at least two weeks.
  • Published on October 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    There will be a press conference today and a media briefing this evening.

  • Published on October 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Tendremos una conferencia de prensa el día de hoy y una sesión informativa con los medios de comunicación esta noche.

  • Published on October 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM
    Agencias de Reacción a Emergencias del Condado de Sonoma, siguen continuando a  aplacar  los incendios por todo el Condado.  El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia tienen personal activo las 24 horas. CAL FIRE sigue publicando la actividad de los incendios aproximadamente al as 7:00 am y a las 7:00 pm diariamente, en el fire.ca.gov.  
    Han habido 19 fatalidades confirmadas en esta emergencia.
  • Published on October 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to fight numerous fires in the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains active and is staffed around the clock. CAL FIRE continues to release fire activity and containment information at approximately 7:00am and 7:00pm daily at fire.ca.gov. There are 19 confirmed fatalities from the emergency. 

  • Published on October 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Federal, state, county, and city elected officials, CAL FIRE personnel, the California Office of Emergency Services, and others assisting in the fire response and recovery will provide status updates on the ongoing and active Sonoma County fires.

  • Published on October 12, 2017 at 11:20 PM

    The County of Sonoma announced today that they are working to identify and adjust property values and tax bills on properties damaged by the recent fires in Sonoma County.

  • Published on October 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Las agencias de respuesta de emergencia en todo el condado de Sonoma continúan luchando numerosos incendios en el condado. El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Condado permanece activo y tiene personal dia y noche.

  • Published on October 11, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to fight numerous fires in the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains active and is staffed around the clock.

  • Published on October 11, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Las agencias de respuesta de emergencia en todo el condado de Sonoma continúan luchando numerosos incendios en el condado. El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Condado permanece activo y tiene personal día y noche.

  • Published on October 10, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to fight numerous fires in the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains active and is staffed around the clock. As of 6:46pm, CalFire released information that 27,000 acres have burned, 16,000 structures have been threatened, and 571 structures have been destroyed (550 residential, 21 commercial). There are 11 confirmed fatalities from the emergency.

  • Published on October 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    Some offices of Sonoma County Human Services Department will be closed Tuesday, October 10, 2017, due to the effects of the devastating fires in Sonoma County. In addition, several offices’ phones are not working because AT&T lines are down.

    Services are still available in-person in some offices to clients who need emergency benefits and online options continue to be available.

  • Published on October 10, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Federal, state, county, and city elected officials, CAL FIRE personnel, the California Office of Emergency Services, Sonoma County schools, the Red Cross, and others assisting in the fire response and recovery will gather tonight at 6:30 pm for a public Community Meeting at Santa Rosa High School to provide status updates on the ongoing and active Sonoma County fires.

  • Published on October 10, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    Multiple public agencies are closed for tomorrow, including the Sonoma County Courts, all public schools and libraries. The Emergency Operations Center has received over 100 phone calls to the missing person hotline. 7 fire related fatalities were confirmed by the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for parts of Sonoma County. 24 evacuation centers are open to the public. Evacuation orders remain in effect and many areas remain unsafe. Do not enter a road that is closed or attempt to return to your home before evacuation orders are issued.

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 10, 2017
    District Attorney
    The District Attorney’s Office joins the rest of the community in shock over the events of the last few days, and we are doing everything we can to support members of our office and the community.
  • Published on October 9, 2017 at 6:39 AM

    Evacuations have been ordered in a number of areas. It is critical that residents comply with law enforcement when they are told to evacuate. Information on evacuations will be shared on the Sonoma County Facebook page and the Sheriff’s Office Nixle as it becomes available. 

  • Published on October 9, 2017 at 2:16 AM

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County are actively fighting numerous fires throughout the County. The County has activated the Emergency Operations Center, and is opening a shelter at the Finley Community Center, located at 2060 West College Ave in Santa Rosa, and will also accept small animals. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, located at 1350 Bennett Valley Road, is available to accept large animals. Access the Fairgrounds via Gate 7 on Aston Ave.

  • Published on October 9, 2017

    The residents of Lake, Sonoma and Napa Counties have lived through multiple large damaging wildland fires over the past several years including the Rocky, Jerusalem and Valley fires, to name just a few.

  • Sonoma County
    Community Development Commission
    Published on October 6, 2017
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    In an effort to address the homeless crisis, the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CDC) recently proposed to lend up to $950,000 to West County Community Services for the purchase of a five-bedroom home in Guerneville to be used as permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 4, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    Supervisors committed to use $5 million of anticipated new revenue largely on funding for roads, fire services, Regional Parks, affordable housing and homeless services, and other essential services and community needs.
  • Water Agency
    Published on October 2, 2017
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA), which operates the Occidental County Sanitation District’s (OCSD) Wastewater Treatment Facility, has released an environmental analysis of a proposed project to transport the OCSD’s wastewater to the Airport-Larkfield-Wikiup Sanitation Zone wastewater treatment plant. The 30-day public comment period opened on September 29, 2017.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 2, 2017
    Health Services

    Public health departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza season is beginning.

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 2, 2017
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendant Victor Silva, 29-years-old from Marin County, entered no contest pleas today to first degree murder and home invasion robbery while armed with a firearm for the 2015 murder of Olga Dinelli, an 84 year old resident of Penngrove.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 26, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has appointed seven community members to serve on the newly established Independent Citizens Pension Committee. The individuals were selected based on their relevant experience, diverse viewpoints, and interest in pension and fiscal matters.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 26, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The Board of Supervisors approved funding and a plan for resurfacing 82 miles of roads in 2018 and 2019 at its September 26, 2017 meeting.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 22, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Board of Supervisors have adopted a resolution to affirm the County’s commitment to protect and support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) recipients and all immigrant community members in Sonoma County.

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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
 

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