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Press Releases from the County of Sonoma

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  • District Attorney
    Published on April 22, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Mateo Julian Sandoval, 22 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced to a seven year four month prison term by the Honorable Dana Simonds on April 16 following his no contest plea in March of this year to charges of felony evading, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and unlawful possession of ammunition.
  • Regional Parks
    Published on April 22, 2019

    Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting two community workshops to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meetings are scheduled for May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.  at Guerneville Elementary School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road.

  • Published on April 19, 2019

    La Agencia de Envejecimiento (AAA) invita a los residentes del Condado de Sonoma de toda edad a contribuir sus opiniones acerca de los programas y servicios futuros para adultos, adultos de mayor edad, personas con discapacidades, y a los proveedores (personas que proveen cuidado en casa para personas mayores de edad o con discapacidades) al completar la encuesta Evaluación para las Necesidades de la Comunidad a más tardar el 30 de junio.

  • Water Agency
    Published on April 18, 2019
    Water Agency
    On Monday, April 22, the Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will take a virtual tour of projects designed to help restore endangered and threatened fish to the Russian River watershed, while maintaining the region’s primary water supply.
  • Published on April 17, 2019
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors acted on two important items that will improve the County’s ability to better prepare for and respond to future disasters.
  • District Attorney
    Published on April 10, 2019
    District Attorney
    On Wednesday morning, The Honorable Peter Ottenweller sentenced defendant Vincent O’Sullivan to serve 9 months in jail for a criminal threat constituting a hate crime which O’Sullivan made in May of 2018.
  • Water Agency
    Published on April 8, 2019
    Water Agency
    On Thursday, April 11, the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Board of Directors will consider an ordinance to allow groundwater users to be registered and would authorize the GSA to adopt a groundwater sustainability fee.
  • District Attorney
    Published on April 8, 2019
    District Attorney
    On April 2, 2019 the Board of Supervisors approved a Gold Resolution proclaiming National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is commemorated April 7–13, 2019.

  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on April 7, 2019
    Transportation & Public Works
    The County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) today announced the second element of a new traffic calming program in response to recent fatalities and concerns among TPW officials and County residents about unsafe and aggressive driving. The new tactic involves the placement of three separate and straightforward warning signs, “Don’t Kill”, “Don’t Die”, and “Slow Down” along road segments that are known trouble spots. The measure follows the acquisition and  deployment of a radar feedback sign trailer  Countywide in response to community concerns.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 3, 2019
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendants Black Mountain Developers LLC, Darryl Crawford, Cold Creek Group Inc., and Clint Gerber have resolved a civil environmental enforcement action with the Environmental and Consumer Law Division of the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Published on April 2, 2019

    The State of California will issue May CalFresh benefits in a single day on May 1. April benefits were added early, on March 22.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 2, 2019
    District Attorney
    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate Larry Jones, 65 years old of Santa Rosa, was given a seven year denial of parole by the State of California Board of Parole Hearings following a hearing on March 27, 2019 at the Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad California.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 2, 2019
    District Attorney

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate Nathan Stephens, 60 years old previously of Santa Rosa, was given a five year denial of parole by the State of California Board of Parole Hearings following a hearing on March 26, 2019 at Avenal State Prison, in Avenal California.

  • District Attorney
    Published on March 27, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Dalton James Carlson, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve 75 years-to-life in state prison for killing his wife Jessica Carlson and his father Dale Carlson after having pled no contest in February to two counts of first degree murder, and a firearm enhancement.

  • Published on March 26, 2019

    On Tuesday March 19, 2019 the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enter several agreements that will move forward restructuring efforts of fire services in Sonoma County.

  • Published on March 21, 2019

    A month after Sonoma County was hit by a storm that caused historical floods, the Curbside Flood Debris Collection Program established in response to that disaster will come to an end.

  • District Attorney
    Published on March 20, 2019
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Jose Manuel Lopez-Perez, 26 years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today to 21 years to life in prison by Judge Robert LaForge following his convictions for 2 nd Degree Murder and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated.

  • Published on March 18, 2019

    Los cuidadores están invitados a mejorar sus habilidades asistiendo a una de las ocho capacitaciones gratuitas de Concientización Sobre LGBT+ hasta noviembre. Los programas gratuitos capacitarán y certificarán a 180 proveedores de atención médica sobre cómo mejorar los servicios para adultos mayores LGBT+ del Condado de Sonoma y adultos con discapacidades LGBT+. Santa Rosa, California

  • Published on March 18, 2019

    Caregivers are invited to improve their skills by attending one of eight, free, LGBT+ Awareness Trainings through November hosted by the IHSS Public Authority, Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging, SAGECare and LGBTQ Connections. The free programs will train and certify 180 care providers about the needs of LGBT+ older adults and LGBT+ adults with disabilities. Santa Rosa, California.

  • District Attorney
    Published on March 18, 2019
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Raley’s, the owner and operator of Raley’s Supermarkets, agreed to a Stipulated Judgment, resolving a consumer protection action filed by her office in conjunction with the District Attorneys of Sacramento, Santa Clara and Shasta Counties.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on March 15, 2019

    The public is invited to celebrate the dedication of Tolay Lake Regional Park from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019. The free event will feature speakers, guided hikes, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, food and music, and is hosted by Sonoma County Regional Parks, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space and Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation.

  • Area Agency on Aging
    Published on March 13, 2019
    Area Agency on Aging

    Volunteers can help older adult increase their safety, balance, strength and confidence on their feet by training as a certified coach on June 3 with the nationally acclaimed program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls.

  • Area Agency on Aging
    Published on March 13, 2019
    Area Agency on Aging

    Improve your balance, flexibility and strength and get helpful tips to make your home safer by attending a free, eight-class series based on the nationally acclaimed program, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls. Register for a series near you at mob@schsd.org or (707) 565-5936.

  • District Attorney
    Published on March 12, 2019
    District Attorney
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch, along with the District Attorneys for Napa, Humboldt and Lake Counties, announced today that no criminal charges would be filed against PG&E related to the October 2017 Northern California wildfires. After an extensive review, each office determined that insufficient evidence exists to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that PG&E acted with a reckless disregard for human life in causing the fires, the standard necessary to sustain criminal charges.
  • Published on March 8, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    El Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC) en Guerneville, creado para ayudar a los residentes afectados por las tormentas de invierno y las inundaciones en el área del río Russian la semana pasada, cerrará el sábado, 9 de marzo 2019.

  • Published on March 8, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    The Local Assistance Center (LAC) in Guerneville, established to help residents impacted by the winter storms and floods in the Russian River area last week, will close on Saturday March 9, 2019. 

  • District Attorney
    Published on March 8, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Vincent Joseph O’Sullivan, 56 years old of Guerneville, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday afternoon of criminally threatening to bomb the Safeway grocery store in Guerneville, CA. The jury further found that this threat constituted a hate crime in that O’Sullivan made this threat in part because his targeted victim was homosexual.

  • Published on March 7, 2019

    A partir del 11 de marzo el Condado de Sonoma comenzará una iniciativa de recolección de desechos en las aceras de comunidades cercanas al río Russian que recibieron cantidades significativas de escombros debido a la reciente inundación.

  • Published on March 7, 2019

    The County of Sonoma is coordinating curbside debris collection to begin March 11 to assist Russian River communities with the significant amount of waste created by the flood disaster.

  • Published on March 7, 2019

    Sonoma County Assessor Deva Marie Proto announced today that property owners who have suffered damage to their business property, structures or land over $10,000 due to the 2019 Floods should file a “Calamity Damage Reassessment Form” to provide property tax relief.

  • Published on March 7, 2019

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will consider the appointment of a Sonoma County private attorney to fulfill the role as the new director of the Independence Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO).

  • Sonoma County Community Development Commission
    Published on March 6, 2019
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Roseland Village Development Project approved by the Santa Rosa Planning Commission on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 will provide housing and community amenities in an area of the city that has lacked resources for decades.

  • Published on March 5, 2019 at 2:30 PM
    Local assessments pave the way for State and Federal organizations to determine community impacts
  • Published on March 5, 2019 at 2:29 AM
    Las evaluaciones locales empiezan el proceso para que las organizaciones estatales y federales determinen los impactos comunitarios
  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on March 5, 2019
    Transportation & Public Works

    Sonoma County Airport (STS) is excited to celebrate United Airlines’ daily nonstop service to and from Denver, Colorado. The inaugural Denver flight is scheduled to land at STS at 11:57 a.m., and depart STS at 12:30 p.m. beginning Friday, March 8, 2019

  • Health Services
    Published on March 5, 2019
    Health Services
    The Sonoma County Health Officer declared a local health emergency Tuesday due to the scale of household hazardous waste (HHW) scattered along the water ways, roadsides, and on public and private properties after flooding in the County from last week’s rain storms.
  • District Attorney
    Published on March 5, 2019
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on February 28, 2019, Tony Manuel Machado, 58 years old of Petaluma, was found by a jury to currently be a Mentally Disordered Offender.
  • District Attorney
    Published on March 5, 2019
    District Attorney
    Defendant Pradeep Singh, 33 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on March 1, 2019 by the Honorable Dana Simonds to twelve years in prison for molesting his stepdaughter.
  • Published on March 5, 2019

    Applications are open through Friday, March 29, 2019 to become an elected California Senior Legislature (CSL) representative for Sonoma County.

  • Published on March 2, 2019
    Flood debris drop-off sites available through March 4.
  • Published on March 2, 2019
    Sitios para deshacerse de los escombros que trajo la inundación disponibles hasta el 4 de marzo.
  • Published on March 2, 2019
    Information about resources and services available for post storm recovery.
  • Published on March 2, 2019
    Información sobre recursos y servicios disponibles para recuperación después de la tormenta.
  • Published on March 2, 2019
    Initial assessments identify countywide damages for approximately 1,900 homes and 578 businesses.
  • Published on March 2, 2019
    Las evaluaciones iniciales identifican daños de aproximadamente 1,900 hogares y 578 negocios en todo el condado
  • Published on March 2, 2019
    El Centro de Asistencia Local abrirá el domingo al mediodía para proveer a los residentes con servicios y apoyo en un solo lugar.
  • Published on March 2, 2019
    Center opens on Sunday March 3 at noon to provide residents with services and support all in one place.
  • Published on March 1, 2019 at 12:40 PM
    Sonoma County crews and partner agencies have conducted evaluations and have determined it is safe to allow residents back into evacuation areas along the Russian River. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office have sent notifications lifting evacuation orders. Please be aware that roads will still have some debris. Use caution when entering these areas. If you see road crews, please make way for them to get through to keep clearing debri
  • Published on March 1, 2019 at 12:35 AM
    Los equipos del Condado de Sonoma y agencias asociadas han realizaron evaluaciones y determinaron que es seguro que los residentes regresen a las áreas de evacuación a lo largo del río Russian. La Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Sonoma envió notificaciones de levantamiento de órdenes de evacuación. Tenga cuidado al entrar en estas áreas ya que podría encontrar escombros en las carreteras.
  • Published on March 1, 2019

    Register for a free, advance care planning workshop, Who Will Speak for You If You Can't Speak for Yourself?, to be held Tuesday, April 16, 2-4 p.m., at Partnership HealthPlan, 495 Tesconi Circle, Santa Rosa.

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