News from the County of Sonoma

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  • Health Services
    Published on November 29, 2021
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide 10 short-term, supportive housing beds for Sonoma County’s Local Indigent Care Needs Program (LICN Program).

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 29, 2021
    Water Agency

    On Friday, November 26, Sonoma Water maintenance and operation crews will be conducting emergency repair work in the 16500 block of Highway 116 (River Road) in Guerneville. The work will begin at approximately 4 p.m. Heavy equipment, trucks and personnel will be on site. Traffic controls will be in place for worker, pedestrian and driver safety.

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 29, 2021
    Water Agency

    At approximately 5:45 a.m., November 27, Sonoma Water maintenance and operation crews found the source of a wastewater leak in the 16500 block of Highway 116 (River Road) in Guerneville. Repairs will begin shortly on a ruptured sewer force main pipeline and will continue through the day. Heavy equipment, trucks and personnel will be on site. Traffic controls will be in place for worker, pedestrian and driver safety.

  • Published on November 25, 2021

    This November edition of IOLERO’s newsletter is dedicated to IOLERO’s 2020-2021 Annual Report. As you may have heard, on November 10, Director Navarro was appointed by Governor Newsom to be a judge of the California Superior Court, County of Sonoma.

  • Published on November 24, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    The Well & Septic Division has re-assigned districts due to staffing changes. Please select the "Well & Septic Districts Maps" link in the right column of our W&S home page to view the new districts. This change is effective December 1, 2021.

  • Published on November 24, 2021

    View a list of our current and upcoming job opportunities, including:

    - CA Licensed Land Surveyor

    - Employee Development Manager

    - Marina Attendant

  • Published on November 24, 2021

    Seneca Family of Agencies, a contractor providing family services for the County of Sonoma, is offering credit monitoring and identity protection services to 1,364 county clients whose personal data may have been exposed during a breach of the contractor’s network.

  • District Attorney
    Published on November 24, 2021
    District Attorney

    Defendant Sean Miller, 36 years-old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced November 24, 2021 by the Honorable Robert LaForge to ten years eight months in state prison after pleading no contest to charges of felony infliction of corporal injuries resulting in a traumatic condition on his girlfriend, dissuading a witness by force or threat, and resisting an executive officer. 

  • District Attorney
    Published on November 24, 2021
    District Attorney

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Shelly Averill sentenced Tirso Dejesus Guzman to the maximum prison term of 90 years to life for raping three women in 2019. On October 25, 2021 a jury found Guzman guilty of 11 counts of sexually assaulting the three women.

  • Published on November 23, 2021

    People planning to travel and attend gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday should take steps to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase, said today. Plenty of testing opportunities are still available. Residents also should ensure they have proper documents required by some destinations, airlines and events to prove their vaccination or testing status.

  • Published on November 22, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the 2021 Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Plan (MJHMP) at a public meeting on December 7, 2021. The final draft of the Plan and other Board materials will be available on the Board of Supervisors website in advance of the meeting.

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 22, 2021
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) has filed a petition with the State Water Resources Control Board to ensure that its already depleted reservoirs are not further affected by reduced flows from the Potter Valley Project due to a mechanical failure at the PG&E hydroelectric facility.

  • District Attorney
    Published on November 22, 2021
    District Attorney

    The Sonoma County District Attorney will have a specialized prosecution team that handles alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases through a $325,298 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

  • Published on November 19, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) Update on booster shots in Sonoma County 2) Update on pediatric vaccine campaign 3) Complaints received on face covering health order 4) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel 5) COVID-19 community resources & support 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Published on November 19, 2021

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office is seeking public input on the amended draft version of its Election Administration Plan that has been posted on its website. The plan details how Sonoma County intends to transition from its current polling place election model to the more modern Voter’s Choice Act election model. 

  • Published on November 19, 2021

    Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, Sonoma County will hold two additional public meetings related to the county redistricting process, prior to a final public hearing on Dec. 7. 

  • Behavioral Health Division

    Published on November 18, 2021
    Behavioral Health Division

    Starting on January 1, 2022, Medi-Cal is launching a new program called California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal, or CalAIM, the goal of which is to make the type of care management and services provided in today’s Whole Person Care Program available statewide, for all eligible Medi-Cal Members.

  • District Attorney

    Published on November 18, 2021
    District Attorney

    Defendant Salvador Moreno-Botello, 40 years old from Santa Rosa, was sentenced Thursday by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to serve three years in state prison. On October 18 of this year, a jury found him guilty of driving while intoxicated and driving with a.08% or higher blood alcohol content.

  • Published on November 17, 2021

    Two local businesses – Easy Breezy Car Wash in Santa Rosa, and Oliver’s Market in Santa Rosa - have won awards for energy efficiency innovations and savings in a statewide challenge.

  • Published on November 17, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the sale of the 71-acre county-owned Chanate Campus to Eddie Haddad of Resources Group for $15.05 million. Haddad submitted the highest responsive, responsible bid in response to the Nov. 9 call for oral bids.

  • District Attorney

    Published on November 15, 2021
    District Attorney

    Defendant Joshua Cargile, 44 years old of Rohnert Park, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve six years in state prison for felony possession of a firearm by a felon, and felony possession of an unlawful assault weapon.

  • Published on November 15, 2021

    Sonoma County is opening-up COVID-19 boosters to all adults 18 years and older, provided they qualify based on the timing of their last dose of the vaccine.

  • Published on November 12, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on vaccine distribution, including for children ages 5-11; 2) Testing & vaccine clinic schedule update; 3) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 4) COVID-19 community resources & support; 5) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on November 10, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Fathers need support too! Learn more about father's risks for postpartum depression and resources to help fathers thrive.

  • Published on November 10, 2021

    A new storage business, powered by solar panels and financed through Sonoma County’s Energy Independence Program, has opened in Sonoma Valley.

  • Published on November 10, 2021

    The County of Sonoma is entering into the final weeks of its redistricting process, which, upon completion, will determine geographic areas of Sonoma County supervisorial districts for the next 10 years. 

  • Published on November 9, 2021

    Sonoma County received nine sealed bids for the 71-acre county-owned Chanate Campus, followed by a round of oral bids in an online auction.

  • Published on November 9, 2021

    Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase has expanded the scope of an Oct. 1 health order requiring workers at certain health care and congregate facilities to get vaccinated against influenza.

  • District Attorney
    Published on November 8, 2021
    District Attorney

    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch today announced that her office, together with the District Attorneys of Alameda, Los Angeles, and Napa Counties, settled a consumer protection lawsuit against Yeezy Apparel LLC and Yeezy LLC, California companies engaged in the online sales of sneakers and clothing.

  • Permit Sonoma
    Published on November 8, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma announced today that it will begin receiving applications for a 15-member Housing Advisory Committee that will advise the department as it updates the Housing Element of the county General Plan. 

  • Published on November 8, 2021

    People planning to travel and attend gatherings over the upcoming holidays should take steps now to protect themselves from COVID-19 and ensure they have proper documents required by some destinations, airlines and events to prove their vaccination or testing status.

  • Published on November 5, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Vaccine for children ages 5-11 authorized by FDA and CDC; 2) Updated guidance on trips for school and youth sports; 3) County issues guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 4) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; and 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma.

  • District Attorney
    Published on November 5, 2021
    District Attorney

    Defendant Juan Lucas-Antonio, 38 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg to serve 36 years in state prison after pleading “no contest” in June of this year to felony charges of committing forcible lewd and lascivious acts upon minors under the age of 14 years old. 

  • Published on November 4, 2021

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission (SCCDC) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified applicants interested in applying to be the operator of the Coordinated Entry System (CES). 

  • Published on November 4, 2021

    With federal and state regulators having now approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, Sonoma County is expected to begin vaccinating the roughly 37,000 children in this age range through primary care physicians, local pharmacies or county-sponsored school-based clinics beginning the week of Nov. 8.

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on November 3, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Premature birth is 60% higher among women with Covid infection during pregnancy; add hypertension, diabetes, or obesity and the risk is 160% for preterm birth. Learn more about the causes and how to help prevent preterm birth.

  • Probation Department
    Published on November 2, 2021

    ”Super Heroes” participate in the 2021 Trunk or Treat with other local law enforcement agencies. More than a thousand youth and families turned out for this year’s event.

  • Published on November 2, 2021

    Permit Sonoma, Sonoma County's planning and development permitting agency, has released three draft land-use alternatives to guide the redevelopment of the 900-acre Sonoma Developmental Center in Sonoma Valley. 

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 2, 2021
    Water Agency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership with a 2021 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award as a professional certifying organization, for continuing to make their Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) trainings and certification accessible to a wide audience.  

  • Published on November 1, 2021

    This message is to remind you about the Community Advisory Council’s (CAC’s) November 1st meeting which will start at 6:00 pm. 

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 1, 2021
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (District) has released a draft of its updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) that creates a blueprint for reducing the damage to the District’s infrastructure from natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, fires, and earthquakes.

  • Published on October 31, 2021

    Read about important news related to funds for mental health crisis response, the permanent protection of Paulin Meadow, climate action and more!

  • Published on October 29, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is expected next week to approve the transfer of Parcel J (Paulin Meadow), a 10.42-acre property that is part of a collection of publicly owned parcels adjacent to the County of Sonoma-owned Chanate campus, from the county’s General Services Department to the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space). The transfer will ensure the protection of the woodland area as open space in perpetuity.

  • Published on October 29, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Trick-or-treat safely with advice from the experts; 2) Update on guidance for booster shots; 3) Update on public indoor mask exemption for cohorts; 4) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma; and 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on October 29, 2021

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is expected next week to approve the transfer of Parcel J (Paulin Meadow), a 10.42-acre property that is part of a collection of publicly owned parcels adjacent to the County of Sonoma-owned Chanate campus, from the county’s General Services Department to the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space). The transfer will ensure the protection of the woodland area as open space in perpetuity.

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 29, 2021
    District Attorney

    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch today announced that her office, in conjunction with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, and multiple District Attorneys throughout the state, obtained a multimillion-dollar stipulated judgment against Pong Game Studios Corporation (Pong).

  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
    Published on October 27, 2021
    Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

    Resources to support families experiencing postpartum mood disorder and depression. Resources for pregnant persons to help prevent perinatal mood disorder. Mental health crisis support resources.

  • Published on October 26, 2021

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office will randomly draw the precincts and batches to be hand tallied as a check of the ballot counting equipment on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Registrar of Voters Office, 435 Fiscal Dr., Santa Rosa.

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    Community Development Commission
    Published on October 26, 2021
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission, in its capacity as the governing body of the Sonoma County Housing Authority, will hold a public hearing on November 17, 2021 at 10:00 am. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these public meetings are now being conducted online using the Zoom virtual meeting format. Members of the public may participate by computer, tablet, or smartphone. Details for accessing this meeting will be included in the published agenda.

  • Published on October 26, 2021
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    The dry weather well testing season for 2021 is closed as of today: Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

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