Press Releases from the County of Sonoma

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  • 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.
  • District Attorney
    Published on February 17, 2017
    District Attorney
    Defendant Robert Churich, 58 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to ten years and four months in state prison after having been found guilty at trial last December.  Churich was found guilty by the jury of physical abuse of an elder, preventing a witness from contacting assistance, assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft, unlawful use of victim’s debit card, and an additional enhancement for personally inflicting great bodily injury.
  • 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.
  • District Attorney
    Published on February 2, 2017
    District Attorney

    Defendant Joshua Raymond Henricksen, 27 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced February 2ndto eleven years in prison by the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite after having pled no contest in October to charges of residential burglary, assault with a weapon, and admitting infliction of great bodily injury. 

  • 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.

  • District Attorney
    Published on January 30, 2017
    District Attorney
    Defendant Nathan Alexander Wilson, 35 years-old of Sebastopol, pled guilty today to two separate counts of murder stemming from an incident on November 23, 2015, in which Wilson killed both of his parents inside their Sebastopol home. 

  • 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.

  • Published on January 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The California Nevada River Forecast Center forecasts the Russian River will remain at flood stage (above 32 feet) until 6 p.m. this evening. The County’s Emergency Operations Center continues to remain active to provide updated information and emergency services to Sonoma County residents.

  • Published on January 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Beginning Friday, January 13, 2017, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding. Six sites will be available to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Published on January 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    El Centro de  Pronósticos del Rio California/Nevada pronóstico que el Rio Ruso alcanzara su maximo a las 2 p.m. La cresta de inundacion a 37.7 pies. El pronóstico actual indica que el río permanecerá en fase de inundación hasta las 8:00 p.m. el Jueves.

  • Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Published on January 11, 2017
    Sonoma County Regional Parks

    The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan is available for public review and comment from Jan. 10, through Feb. 23, 2017.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on January 11, 2017
    Board of Supervisors

    The Board of Supervisors has approved a plan that establishes 2017 as the Year of the Senior to celebrate the economic and social contributions of residents age 60 and older.

  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM
    El Condado emite aviso de evacuación voluntaria en las áreas de inundación previstas
  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    An advisory evacuation notice has been issued from the Sonoma County Emergency Operation Center for residents living in the Russian River flood way and its tributaries. For your safety, you're requested to leave the areas below the 38.3-foot flood level in the lower Russian River area. Be sure to take essential items, such as medicine, with you.

  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 4:45 PM
    Debido a la llegada de una segunda tormenta, se espera que el Rio Ruso llegara otra vez a escenerio de inundación a 32.3 pies, hoy a las 5:00 p.m. El Centro de Pronósticos del Rio California/Nevada pronóstico que el Rio Ruso alcanzara su maximo mañana a las 6 p.m. La cresta de inundacion a 38.4 pies.
  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Due to the arrival of a second winter storm, the Russian River is anticipated to again reach flood stage of 32.3 feet at 5:00 p.m. today. The California Nevada River Forecast Center forecasts the Russian River will reach its peak at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, cresting at 38.4 feet.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 6:45 PM
    El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia responde a las inundaciones y se prepara para una segunda tormenta
  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Russian River is currently cresting at 35.1 feet and is anticipated to remain at flood levels through 6 am on Tuesday, January 10th.  A second storm is predicted this evening and into tomorrow with high winds of over 40 miles per hour with moderate flooding on Wednesday January 11th.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    El Rio Russo alcanzo niveles de inundación (32 pies) a la 1 a.m. de esta mañana. Se anticipa la cresta de inundación (35.2 pies) ocurrirá a las 2 p.m.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    The Russian River reached minor flood stages of 32 feet at 1 am this morning, January 9 th. As of 9 am on January 9 th, the forecast model indicated that the Russian River will peak at 1 pm today, January 9 th, at a crest of 35.2 feet.

  • Published on January 8, 2017 at 7:15 PM
    El Condado de Sonoma abre el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia, empieza  evacuaciones voluntarias areas de inundation previstas.
  • Published on January 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM
    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center is indicating that the Russian River will reach minor flood stages at 10 pm tonight, January 8 th.
  • Health Services
    Published on January 6, 2017
    Health Services

    Public Health Departments around the Bay Area are announcing that influenza activity is increasing and has reached "widespread" levels. Areas with the most influenza activity in the State include the Bay Area.

  • District Attorney
    Published on January 6, 2017
    District Attorney
    Rohnert Park Man Sentenced to 20 years to Life  January 5 2017. District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that Cipriano Perez Velasquez, 45, of Rohnert Park, was sentenced to 13 years plus 7 years to life in state prison today for shooting his wife in November of 2015. The defendant was sentenced on by Judge Patrick Broderick.

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