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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Published on October 6, 2017
    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
  • Published on October 2, 2017

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

  • Published on August 1, 2017

    Bay Area health officials remind parents to ensure their children are vaccinated in time for the first day of school. State law requires vaccination for students without a medical exemption. Make your appointments today to ensure your children have all the required immunizations.

  • Published on July 31, 2017
    Regional Parks is opening a temporary visitor center at Doran Regional Park on Saturday, Aug. 5. Park staff and officials will host a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. and welcome visitors into the center. Naturalists will lead family activities, including a tide pool talk with live sea animals, and refreshments will be served.
  • Published on July 26, 2017

    On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 DHS received test results indicating that a low-level of blue-green algae toxins are present in certain areas of the river. In accordance with state guidance, the level of toxin present is enough to trigger the posting of “Caution” signs. Signs in both English and Spanish will be posted at the ten major beaches along the Russian River.

  • Published on July 12, 2017

    The Department of Health Services (DHS) is re-opening Monte Rio Beach after follow-up testing of samples taken showed diminished levels of coliform bacteria. DHS will remove the closure signs placed at the beach. The beach is open and safe to swim in.

  • Published on July 7, 2017

    Follow-up testing of samples taken from Monte Rio Beach continue to show elevated levels of coliform bacteria. The beach remains closed and signs advising the public to avoid swimming, wading or water contact remain posted in accordance with state guidelines.

  • Published on July 6, 2017

    Recent bacterial testing of Russian River beaches indicated elevated levels of coliform bacteria at Monte Rio Beach. Today, in accordance with state guidelines, the Department of Health Services (DHS) Environmental Health staff posted ‘warning-closure’ signs at the Monte Rio Beach. The closure sign advises the public “no swimming, wading or water contact” should occur at this location.

  • Published on June 30, 2017

    The swimming beach on the Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach is open for the summer, with the addition of an inflatable water slide and tube rentals.

  • Published on June 30, 2017

    Regional Parks is hosting a community meeting July 12, 2017 to review and invite feedback on a draft master plan update for Maxwell Farms Regional Park in Sonoma. The meeting is from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. at the Boys and Girls Club inside the park at 100 W. Verano Avenue, Sonoma CA 95476.

  • Published on June 1, 2017

    Summer is an ideal time to enjoy the variety of outdoor activities Sonoma County has to offer. However, for adults and children alike, additional risks for injury or illness are present, including heat-related illnesses, drowning, and diseases from bug bites.

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