Press Releases from the County of Sonoma

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  • Published on March 28, 2017

    Charles M. Schultz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) celebrates 10th anniversary of Alaska Airlines service. This milestone marks the Airline’s popular and convenient service that has carried nearly 2.25 million passengers on 38,000 flights to and from Sonoma County Airport.

  • Human Rights Commission

    Published on March 21, 2017
    Human Rights Commission

    The Junior Commission on Human Rights will hold a youth panel forum on homelessness at Chops Teen Club. The event is March 29, 2017 from 5.00 to 6.30pm.

  • Published on March 15, 2017

    A series of community meetings are scheduled to update well owners and others on the creation of three new agencies to locally implement California’s new groundwater law.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 14, 2017
    Health Services

    On March 15 and 16, 2017, two community partners contracting with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division will be presenting at a statewide behavioral health summit.

  • Human Rights Commission

    Published on March 11, 2017
    Human Rights Commission

    The Sonoma County Junior Commissioners is fighting to end food insecurity with a series of 24-hour events to raise funds for the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The next two events are March 24 and April 22, 2017.

  • Water Agency
    Published on March 10, 2017
    Water Agency

    On Monday, March 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., there will be a public meeting on local fish habitat restoration projects. The Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will take a virtual tour of milestones and projects that are helping to restore endangered and threatened fish to the Russian River watershed, while maintaining the region’s primary water supply.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 8, 2017
    Health Services

    Just released findings from statewide survey shows unhealthy products easily edge out healthier ones, and more retailers are now selling e-cigarettes and/or little cigars, popular among youth.

  • Published on March 7, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)
    The Board of Supervisors adopted code changes for accessory dwelling units (“accessory units”) and junior accessory dwelling units (“junior units”). This action was in response to changes in State law and the housing crisis.
  • Regional Parks
    Published on March 3, 2017
    Regional Parks

    The Sonoma Land Trust on March 3, 2017 donated the 1,665-acre Tolay Creek Ranch to Sonoma County Regional Parks. The property is adjacent to Tolay Lake Regional Park, and its donation doubles the size of the park. Once at risk for subdivision and vineyard development, the Tolay Creek property features sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, dazzling wildflower displays, and plenty of space for hiking.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on March 3, 2017

    The Sonoma Land Trust on March 3, 2017 donated the 1,665-acre Tolay Creek Ranch to Sonoma County Regional Parks. The property is adjacent to Tolay Lake Regional Park, and its donation doubles the size of the park. Once at risk for subdivision and vineyard development, the Tolay Creek property features sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, dazzling wildflower displays, and plenty of space for hiking.

  • Water Agency
    Published on March 2, 2017
    Water Agency

    An emergency repair project to divert Green Valley Creek from flowing over Green Valley Road is planned to begin at 7 a.m., Monday, March 6, 2017 weather dependent. Green Valley Road will be temporarily closed during the project period, when Sonoma County Water Agency crews will be removing sediment that is clogging the creek channel in the area near the road.

  • Published on March 1, 2017

    Sonoma County Restaurant Week, the tastiest time of the year, will be held March 6th -12th and will feature a wide variety of restaurants and culinary options that feature local ingredients at great prices.

  • Health Services
    Published on March 1, 2017
    Health Services

    On Saturday, March 4, more than 100 low-income, mostly Spanish-speaking Latino families will visit Sonoma State University (SSU) to learn how they can make attending college possible for their children and themselves.

  • Commission on the Status of Women
    Published on February 28, 2017
    Commission on the Status of Women

    The Commission on the Status of Women welcomes former California Superintendent of Public Instruction and current gubernatorial candidate, Delaine Eastin to speak at the March 9, 2017 meeting. Ms. Eastin will share her experiences as a woman in leadership and politics.

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 28, 2017
    Water Agency

    On Monday, March 13,2017  the Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will take a virtual tour of milestones and projects that are helping to restore endangered and threatened fish to the Russian River watershed, while maintaining the region’s primary water supply.

  • Published on February 28, 2017

    Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) announces that United Airlines will offer three nonstop daily flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) starting June 8, 2017.

  • Published on February 27, 2017

    As of Monday morning, February 27, 2017, several Sonoma County parks and trails have been closed due to flooding or other storm-related conditions. 

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 27, 2017
    Water Agency
    On Friday, March 24, a diverse group of stakeholders from Mendocino and Sonoma counties will gather at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm in Forestville to launch a multi-generational plan to enhance and revitalize the Russian River watershed.
  • Published on February 24, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)
    Event Date: March 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Open house to introduce the community to three potential land use and circulation options for the Springs Specific Plan. One of these alternatives will be used as a basis for the draft Specific Plan. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and provide input on the alternative they prefer.
  • Water Agency
    Published on February 24, 2017
    Water Agency
    $517,000 Grant for Laguna de Santa Rosa Restoration Awarded to Local Partners. On Tuesday, February 21, the Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting the development of the Laguna-Mark West Creek Watershed Master Restoration Planning Project (project).
  • Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Published on February 23, 2017
    Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Regional Parks’ first spring activities guide is now available and features new hikes, outings and special events that highlight the department’s 50 th  anniversary.
  • Published on February 17, 2017

    Sonoma County Regional Parks’ first spring activities guide features new hikes, outings and special events that highlight the department’s 50th anniversary in 2017. The guide brings together information for nearly 100 activities in March, April and May, many of them offered for the first time.

  • Health Services
    Published on February 15, 2017
    Health Services

    A trip to the dentist is as easy as A, B, C at three Santa Rosa City Schools elementary schools serving as test sites for simplifying state-mandated oral health screenings of kindergartners and for school-based delivery of dental care.

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 14, 2017
    Water Agency

    An emergency repair project to divert Green Valley Creek from flowing over Green Valley Road has been temporarily delayed. The project, which was slated to begin today, will begin as soon as the Sonoma County Water Agency obtains an Incidental Take Permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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

    The Russian River will recede to below flood stage at midnight tonight and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will deactivate at 6 pm, Cleanup and damage assessment continue throughout the weekend. Clear skies expected this weekend

  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicates the Russian will peak at 12 noon today, February 10th, at a crest of 34.4 feet.

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 10, 2017
    Water Agency

    Emergency project to repair failing Green Valley Road starts on Tuesday. Heavy rain from the latest series of storms resulted in Green Valley Creek, a major tributary to the Russian River, jumping its banks and charting a new course over Green Valley Road.

  • Published on February 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicates the Russian River will reach minor flood stages at 10 pm tonight.

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 9, 2017
    Water Agency

    Rising Russian River levels from a large atmospheric river resulted in two wastewater overflows within the Russian River County Sanitation District (District). With river levels reaching 34 feet (flood stage is 32 feet), the District wastewater collection system exceeded capacity. Overflows occurred at the District’s main lift station on Riverside Drive and on River Road.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 8, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    Stepping Up is a national initiative sponsored by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Sonoma County joins at over 300 counties nationwide and 26 in California in this effort.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 8, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa will be holding a community meeting on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, to provide an overview of cannabis tax ordinances from both jurisdictions. The County and the City have been working over the past two years to developing ordinances and policies to create comprehensive regulatory schemes for the cannabis industry tailored to address local needs.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Board of Supervisors approved entering into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Chanate Community Development Partners, LLC to build a mixture of affordable housing units and recreational amenities on its 82-acre Chanate Complex property

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    On February 7, 2017, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appointed Barbie Robinson as the Director of the Department of Health Services. Ms. Robinson served as the Interim Director of the Department since September 2016, and was previously the Assistant Director of the Department.

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 7, 2017
    Water Agency
    Heavy rainfall from a large atmospheric river resulted in several wastewater overflows within the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (District).
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 7, 2017
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today directed County staff to identify and make recommendations related to critical issues facing Sonoma County’s immigrant community.
  • Water Agency
    Published on February 1, 2017
    Water Agency

    Dry Creek residents and all those interested in the progress of the Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project are invited to attend the annual Dry Creek Community Meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 6-8 p.m. at the Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma.

  • Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Published on February 1, 2017
    Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

    Community members are invited to participate in a facilitated Community Engagement Circle with Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Deputies on February 8th, from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Springs area of Sonoma.

  • Water Agency
    Published on January 27, 2017
    Water Agency

    On Tuesday, January 24, the Sonoma County Water Agency Board of Directors (Board) set a date for holding a public hearing for the Occidental County Sanitation District Wastewater Transport Compliance Project (Project) Initial Study and Negative Declaration.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on January 27, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore and Napa County Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza will host a leadership meeting of the Latino Caucus of California Counties (LCCC) this Saturday, January 28, 2017, in Santa Rosa to discuss issues of statewide concern to the Latino community.

  • Water Agency
    Published on January 26, 2017
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma County Water Agency has extended the public review period for the Fish Habitat Flow and Water Rights Project (Fish Flow Project) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to 5 p.m., March 10, 2017. The 204-day review period began on August 19, 2016.

  • Water Agency
    Published on January 26, 2017
    Water Agency

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) today approved a request by the Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) to keep an additional 5,825 acre-feet of water behind Coyote Valley Dam at Lake Mendocino in an effort to preserve water supply while meeting flood control and dam safety requirements.  The minor deviation will allow an increase of water in the water supply pool from 68,400 acre-feet to 74,225 acre-feet.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 26, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services reports no additional dogs have tested positive for the parvovirus. Today the shelter will be open for all adoptive services.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 25, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services’ public shelter remains open to the public but no adoptions will be allowed today. The Shelter’s additional cleaning and decontamination efforts from recent cases of the canine parvovirus are ongoing. The Shelter will open for adoptive services once all dogs are cleared and it is safe to adopt out dogs.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on January 25, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    At their January 24, 2017, Board meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors extended agreements with the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) through December 31, 2025, continuing agricultural, environmental and community-based research and educational programming in Sonoma County.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 23, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services reports a possible canine parvovirus outbreak at the County's Animal Shelter located at 1247 Century Court, Santa Rosa. A decontamination of all the kennels is underway at the Shelter.

  • Health Services
    Published on January 23, 2017
    Health Services

    Today the Committee for Healthcare Improvement, a coalition of healthcare providers that is part of Sonoma County Health Action, announced health care organizations across Sonoma County are implementing common guidelines for safe pain management.

  • Water Agency
    Published on January 18, 2017
    Water Agency

    Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Director Lynda Hopkins announced on Monday, January 9 that the Water Agency Board will consider holding a public hearing for the Occidental County Sanitation District Wastewater Transport Compliance Project (Project) Initial Study and Negative Declaration.

  • Published on January 18, 2017

    Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) has opened a temporary permit center in Guerneville to help property owners obtain permits for non-structural storm damage repairs, such as drywall and electrical repairs, resulting from recent flooding of the Russian River.  Today, 1/24/2017, is the last day for the Temporary Mobile Permit Center, and that all operations will be at Permit Sonoma’s (PRMD) main office at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.

  • Published on January 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    While another winter storm is expected to hit Sonoma County starting Wednesday, January 18, 2017 the California Nevada River Forecast Center does not forecast flooding of the Russian River as a result.

  • Water Agency
    Published on January 17, 2017
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (District) last week approved a sewer lateral ordinance aimed at preventing sewer overflows that occur during heavy rains.

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