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Press Releases from the County of Sonoma

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  • District Attorney
    Published on October 18, 2018
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Admiral Callaghan Professional Center, LLC; Admiral Callaghan Professional Center II, LLC; JMFGEM, LLC; ACPC 1, LLC; and ACPC 2, LLC agreed to a Stipulated Judgment, approved and ordered by Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Rene Chouteau, requiring the corporations to pay $50,000 in civil penalties, $10,000 in investigative costs. 

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 17, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Randy Anthony Solares, 27 years old of Petaluma, pled guilty earlier today in front of the Honorable Dana Simmonds to felony charges of attempted robbery involving the use of a weapon, and felony possession of stolen property. 

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 17, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Ersain Alcantar-Reyes, 21 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve seven years eight months in state prison after pleading no contest in August to a charge of possession of methamphetamine for sale.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on October 16, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    Sonoma County election officials are alerting residents about a misleading robocall now circulating that wrongly claims there is an error in one of the ballot titles for the November 6 General Election

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 14, 2018 at 7:40 PM
    Board of Supervisors

    Sonoma County officials are prepared to notify residents who will likely be impacted by PG&E’s planned power shut-off this evening, due to extreme weather conditions. PG&E estimates that around 400 customers in Sonoma County will be impacted by a power shut-off.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 13, 2018 at 10:30 PM
    Board of Supervisors

    This afternoon, the County of Sonoma acted promptly to prepare for the potential shut down of PG&E power to areas of Sonoma County.

  • Published on October 11, 2018

    Santa Rosa residents Kim and Scott Streeter were named California Foster Parents of the Year and Family, Youth and Children Division Social Worker Rose Eshe was named Social Worker of the Year by the California Department of Social Services on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The ceremony was held during the California State Foster Parent Association’s 42nd annual conference in Sacramento.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 9, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan, an action that allows the county’s largest park to open daily later this month.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on October 9, 2018
    Regional Parks

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan, an action that allows the county’s largest park to open daily later this month.

  • Water Agency
    Published on October 6, 2018
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma-Marin Water Saving Partnership (Partnership), a group of North Bay water utilities, has once again been recognized with national awards for its water-saving efforts

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 5, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    Sonoma County Division of Emergency Management, in collaboration with local public safety agencies, conducted a first of its kind alert and warning exercise on the West Coast of the United States on September 10 and 12, 2018.
  • District Attorney
    Published on October 5, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Theodore Smith Hudson III, 54 years old of Cloverdale, was sentenced today to ten years in state prison by the Honorable Julie Conger following a two-month-long May trial in which a Sonoma County jury found Hudson guilty of nine counts of theft from an elder adult.

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 4, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Jason Lloyd Bryson, 47 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced today by the Honorable Jennifer Dollard to 20 years in state prison after he was found guilty by a jury in July of this year of committing robbery and making criminal threats. 

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 4, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Michael Anthony Howard-Lafond, 20 years old of Sonoma County, was sentenced today by the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg after pleading no contest in September of this year to felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. The charges were the result of a May, 2018 incident where Howard-Lafond punched a bicyclist in the face on the Joe Rodota Trail.

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 2, 2018
    District Attorney
    On September 29, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to multiple 911 calls of trespassers on the private property of the McCoy’s Poultry Services, located in the 100 block of Jewett Road in Petaluma, CA.
  • Health Services
    Published on October 1, 2018
    Health Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services invites members of the community to its Coffee with an ACO (Animal Control Officer) event on Wednesday October 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 AM at Kaffe Mocha located at 397 Aviation Boulevard in Santa Rosa.

  • District Attorney
    Published on September 26, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Danielle Foernsler, aka Danielle Falleto of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on September 25, 2018 by the Honorable Judge Bradley Demeo to the maximum term of 19 years 4 months in state prison after she pled no contest in July of this year to negligently contributing to the death of her sixteen year old son on April 16, 2018.

  • Office of Recovery and Resiliency

    Published on September 26, 2018
    Office of Recovery and Resiliency
    Yesterday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors received the Draft Recovery and Resiliency Framework which provides a blueprint to help the county rebuild and recover from the October 2017 wildfires and emerge stronger and better prepared for future disasters.
  • District Attorney
    Published on September 25, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Kevin Anthony Torres, 18 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Patrick Broderick to serve 19 years in state prison after having pled no contest in July of this year to charges of attempted murder.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on September 24, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    On September 25, civic-minded people and organizations all across the United States will take part in National Voter Registration Day.

  • Office of Recovery and Resiliency

    Published on September 20, 2018
    Office of Recovery and Resiliency
    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa will hold a ceremony on October 8, 2018 in observance of the one year anniversary of the Sonoma Complex fires. The ceremony will include a memorial bell ringing to remember those who lost their lives in the fires and provide an opportunity for community grieving, healing and reflection through public chalk art expression. The chalk art will continue on October 9th.
  • District Attorney
    Published on September 19, 2018
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Hugo Eduardo Lopez-Ferreira, 24, of Petaluma, was sentenced today to four years state prison for two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery for offenses committed between April 21 and April 24, 2018 of this year.

  • District Attorney
    Published on September 19, 2018
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that Defendant Laiken James, 21 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced in two cases today by the Honorable Brad DeMeo to a term of seven years and four months

  • District Attorney
    Published on September 14, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Daves Mendez Rodriguez, 38 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Dana Simonds to forty years to life in state prison after having previously pled no contest to three sex offenses he committed against two separate child victims.
  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on September 14, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters is recruiting bi-lingual polling place workers across the county for the November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial General Election.

  • District Attorney
    Published on September 13, 2018
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Carlos Chavez, 64 years old of Petaluma, doing business as Carlos’ Petaluma/Novato or Marin Septic Service was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge for felony theft of utility services and misdemeanor advertising for construction work without a contractor’s license.
  • District Attorney
    Published on September 12, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Tommy Mitchell, 29-years-old of Oakland, was sentenced to five years in state prison today by the Honorable Dana Simonds after having pled no contest in May of this year to residential burglary with an enhancement for committing the crime against an elder adult.

  • Published on September 11, 2018

    Starting Monday, Sept. 24, the Sonoma County Veterans Service Office (VSO), 3725 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, will increase drop-in office hours to Monday−Thursday, 8−11 a.m.

  • Published on September 7, 2018

    When someone is sick, it's natural to ask, "What can I do to help?" or "What can I do for you?" It feels good to fulfill someone's wishes. But if your loved one is so sick that he or she is unable to speak and you don't already know what he or she wants—that feels awful.

  • District Attorney
    Published on September 6, 2018
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office, along with the District Attorneys of Alameda, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, and Solano Counties, entered into a settlement in a consumer protection action against Goop, Inc. (“Goop”).

  • District Attorney
    Published on September 6, 2018
    District Attorney
    Defendant Robert A. Bosch, 64 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to 6 years in state prison after pleading no contest on July 19, 2018 to the charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on September 6, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters is recruiting polling place workers across the county for the November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial General Election.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 4, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    On September 10 th and 12 th Sonoma County will test emergency alert and warning systems. During this testing period, residents and visitors may receive a phone call, an alert on their mobile device, or experience interruptions in local radio and television.
  • District Attorney
    Published on September 4, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Quentin Bernard Bowen, 28 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to a term of life in prison with the possibility of parole after eleven years following his conviction by a jury for the charge of attempted murder including great bodily injury and weapon enhancements.

  • District Attorney
    Published on August 30, 2018
    District Attorney

    California Department of Corrections inmate Luis Alberto Santana was denied parole after the conclusion of a parole suitability hearing at California Health Care Facility, Stockton on August 28, 2018. The Parole Board found Santana presented an unreasonable risk of danger if released back into the community. The denial was for 5 years.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 30, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors declared that September is National Preparedness Month. The preparedness campaign provides an opportunity for all of us to ready ourselves and our families now and throughout the year for potential emergency situations.
  • Published on August 27, 2018
    Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) announced today that it will begin air service to Denver International Airport (DEN) starting March 8, 2019.
  • Published on August 27, 2018

    New air service to Sonoma County will be announced at a press conference on August 27, 2018, at Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS). Representatives from the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors, Airport, Airline, Sonoma County Tourism, Santa Rosa Chamber, and Visit Santa Rosa will be available for questions and answers.

  • Published on August 24, 2018
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    The County of Sonoma is updating County regulations for septic systems in order to meet state mandated regulations that protect water quality and public health.

  • District Attorney
    Published on August 24, 2018
    District Attorney

    Defendant Donald Ray Alton Jackson, 29 years old of Oakland, was sentenced today by the Honorable Knoel Owen to 20 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for a September 28, 2017 robbery that occurred at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Santa Rosa.

  • District Attorney
    Published on August 21, 2018
    District Attorney

    Kevin Scott Thorpe, 40 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced today by the Honorable Dana Simonds to twenty-one years in the state prison. This sentence followed Thorpe previously pleading no-contest to eleven sex offenses he committed against four separate teenage victims.

  • Water Agency
    Published on August 20, 2018
    Water Agency
    Members of the public are invited to submit comments on a storm water resources plan for the Petaluma River and Sonoma Creek watersheds that has identified more than 60 projects that will utilize storm water from heavy rainfall for beneficial uses, such as flood protection, recharge of groundwater, slowing erosion from hillsides, and improving water quality in creeks and streams. Comment period closes September 17, 2018.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 20, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works (TPW) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,082,969 by CAL FIRE, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fire Prevention Grants Program.

  • District Attorney
    Published on August 16, 2018
    District Attorney
    51-year-old Gerardo Vargas-Velasquez, of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on August 15, 2018 to four years in state prison for felony charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
  • Published on August 14, 2018

    Harmful falls are the #1 reason older adults and seniors end up at the emergency room. Don’t restrict your activities because of worries about falling on uneven ground or stairs.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on August 14, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a request by County Clerk William F. Rousseau authorizing him to execute a contract with Dominion Voting Systems Inc. for a comprehensive, modern voting system. The new system known as “Democracy Suite version 5.2” will replace the county’s current 35-year old multi-card ballot and tallying system.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 13, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has acknowledged August as Child Support Awareness Month, joining National and State leaders recognizing the vital role of establishing, collecting and distributing child support to families.

  • District Attorney
    Published on August 13, 2018
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Tina Szczepanek, 42-years-old of Lakeport, CA was sentenced today by the Honorable Judge Dana Simonds to 8 years prison for violating her probation.

  • District Attorney
    Published on August 9, 2018
    District Attorney

    On August 8, 2018 Defendant David Romesburg entered no contest pleas to felony charges of pimping/pandering, and money laundering, and admitted to having been previously convicted of a strike offense in 1999 for committing statutory rape.

  • Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department
    Published on August 9, 2018
    Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department
    After the loss of approximately $1.8 billion in assessed value due to the October 2017 Wildfires and the devastating loss of over 5300 properties, Sonoma County’s net property tax assessment roll is now at $88,980,645,021.

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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