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  • Published on November 15, 2019

    The County of Sonoma has established deadlines for property owners to clear Kincade Fire debris following completion of the county sponsored Household Hazardous Waste sweep. Property owners must submit a debris removal application form and site work plan by January 31, 2020. All components of debris removal, including soil testing, must be completed by May 15, 2020.

  • Published on November 14, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In response to the Kincade Fire County leadership recognized the need for swift action so property owners could start the rebuilding process as quickly as possible. Important elements include debris cleanup, expedited permitting processes, and additional services for fire survivors. 

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on November 13, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    Nominations opened yesterday for various federal, state, judicial, and county offices scheduled for election on March 3, 2020.  According to County Clerk Deva Marie Proto, candidates interested in running for any of the 16 positions whose terms expire this year must file nomination papers between November 12 and December 6 to have their names placed on the March 3, 2020, ballot.

  • Published on November 13, 2019
    Community members with damaged or destroyed properties from the Kincade Fire are invited to attend a community meeting and insurance workshop on Saturday to receive assistance and support to help recover and rebuild.
  • Published on November 8, 2019
    The County of Sonoma is providing additional information as a two-step process starts to assist property owners in removing hazardous waste and fire debris in properties destroyed by the Kincade Fire. The Kincade Fire destroyed 374 structures, 174 of which are residences, and damaged an additional 60 structures, 34 of which are residences.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2019
    Health Services

    The Department of Health Services (DHS) has published the second edition of the Sonoma County Summary Measures of Health report.

  • Published on November 7, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    On November 5, 2019, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors took action to meet the urgent housing needs of Kincade Fire survivors. The Kincaid Fire destroyed or damaged 434 structures, 209 of which are residential. In response to this fire, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Urgency Ordinance to add a new code, Kincade Fire Disaster Recovery (Chapter 40A), to Sonoma County Code.

  • Published on November 7, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    El 5 de noviembre de 2019, la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Sonoma tomó medidas para satisfacer las necesidades urgentes de vivienda de los sobrevivientes de incendios de Kincade. El incendio Kincaid destruyó o dañó 434 estructuras, 209 de las cuales son residenciales. 

  • Published on November 7, 2019

    Sonoma County Family, Youth and Children’s Services (FYC) Division Director Nick Honey was named Outstanding Director, LCSW Juana Marquez was named Outstanding Social Worker, and Michelle and Brandon Kelsey were named Outstanding Foster Parents of the Year by the California Department of Social Services.

  • Published on November 7, 2019

    Sonoma County Human Services Department Director Karen Fies has been named to the Long-Term Services and Supports Subcommittee for California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging.

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 6, 2019
    Water Agency

    During the months of October and November, up to 21 groundwater monitoring wells will be drilled near Sonoma County creeks to provide new information to managers and the public on the link between groundwater and stream flows.

  • Published on November 5, 2019

    El Condado de Sonoma llevará a cabo un proceso inicial de extracción de Desechos Caseros Tóxicos en propiedades impactadas por el Incendio Kincade con el fin de proteger al público y el medio ambiente.

  • Published on November 5, 2019

    The County of Sonoma will conduct an initial Household Hazardous Waste sweep on properties impacted by the Kincade Fire to protect the public and the environment.

  • Published on November 5, 2019

    Permiso Sonoma está realizando evaluaciones iniciales de daños en un stimado de 59 edificios dañados por el Incendio Kincade. Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessment, también conocida como RESA, permite a las personas habitar y usar hogares y negocios seguros, y garantiza que las personas tengan prohibido ingresar a estructuras inseguras.

  • Published on November 5, 2019
    Permit Sonoma is conducting initial damage assessments on an estimated 59 buildings damaged by the Kincade Fire. Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessment, also known as RESA, allows people to inhabit and use safe homes and businesses, and ensures that people are prohibited from entering unsafe structures.

  • Published on November 4, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    The County of Sonoma invites interested media partners to visit the Kincade Fire Recovery Local Assistance Center (LAC) on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

  • Published on November 4, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    El Condado de Sonoma invita a los medios de comunicación a visitar El Centro de Asistencia Local para Recuperación del Incendio Kincade el lunes, 4 de noviembre de 10:00am a 11:00am.

  • Published on November 4, 2019 at 8:05 AM

    County of Sonoma offices will be open for business, 8 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019. In addition, residents directly impacted by the Kincade Fire can access recovery services and resources at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) which will open Monday through Wednesday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Avenue. The LAC may remain open after Wednesday, if needed. 

  • Published on November 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Las oficinas del Condado de Sonoma estarán abiertas, a las 8 am, el lunes 4 de noviembre de 2019. Además, los residentes directamente afectados por el Incendio Kincade pueden acceder a los servicios y recursos de recuperación en el Centro de Asistencia Local(LAC por sus siglas en inglés) que estará abierto de lunes a miércoles, 6 de noviembre, de 10 a.m. a 7 p.m. en el Centro Comunitario de Healdsburg, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. El LAC puede permanecer abierto después del miércoles, si es necesario.

  • Published on November 3, 2019 at 4:15 PM
    A controlled re-entry process is underway for residents and businesses in areas burned by the Kincade Fire. Re-entry began on November 1 and will continue through the weekend. Residents will receive Nixle alerts from the Sheriff when areas are open for re-entry, and can also check SoCoEmergency.org.
  • Published on November 3, 2019 at 4:12 PM
    Un proceso de reingreso controlado está en marcha para los residentes y personal de negocios en las zonas quemadas por el incendio de Kincade. El reingreso comenzó 1ro de noviembre y continuará durante el fin de semana.
  • Published on November 2, 2019 at 6:19 PM
    Un proceso de reingreso controlado está en marcha para los residentes y personal de negocios en las zonas quemadas por el incendio de Kincade. El reingreso comenzó 1ro de noviembre y continuará durante el fin de semana.
  • Published on November 2, 2019 at 6:15 PM
    A controlled re-entry process is underway for residents and businesses in areas burned by the Kincade Fire. Re-entry began on November 1 and will continue through the weekend. Residents will receive Nixle alerts from the Sheriff when areas are open for re-entry, and can also check SoCoEmergency.org.
  • Published on November 1, 2019 at 6:20 PM
    The Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip has issued an Emergency Order regarding re-entry following the Kincade Fire. Residents are ordered not to clean their property, until further notice
  • Published on November 1, 2019 at 6:19 PM
    La Dra. Celeste Philip, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, ha emitido una Orden de Emergencia con respecto al reingreso después del Incendio de Kincade. Se ordena que los residentes no limpien su propiedad, hasta que les digan.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Health Services
    Aunque la contención del incendio Kincade está progresando y el cielo parece más claro, las cambiantes condiciones climáticas de los próximos días aumentara la contaminación del aire.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Health Services
    Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution.
  • District Attorney
    Published on November 1, 2019
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch today issued a consumer alert reminding businesses, including hotels and landlords, that price gouging is prohibited under Penal Code Section 396 during the state of emergency resulting from the devastating wildfires that have swept through Sonoma County and the North Bay.
  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today ratified a proclamation of local emergency due to the Kincade Fire and the continuing fire danger created by successive wind events and PG&E power shut-offs in large portions of the county.

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Los Supervisores del Condado de Sonoma ratificó hoy una proclamación de emergencia local debido al Incendio Kincade y al peligro continuo de incendio creado por sucesivos eventos de viento y cortes de energía de PG&E en grandes partes del condado.

  • Published on October 30, 2019

    Some County of Sonoma Offices Will Remain Closed to the Public on Thursday, October 31 

  • Published on October 30, 2019

    Algunas Oficinas del Condado de Sonoma Permanecerán Cerradas al Público el jueves 31 de octubre

  • Published on October 30, 2019

    Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Emergency Meeting & Media Availability Thursday, October 31

  • Published on October 30, 2019

    Junta De Supervisores Del Condado De Sonoma Reunión De Emergencia Y Disponibilidad De Medios Jueves, 31 De Octubre

  • Published on October 29, 2019
    Los empleados del Condado de Sonoma continúan enfocándose en operaciones de emergencia y actividades de recuperación. Las oficinas públicas, incluido el Tribunal Superior del Condado de Sonoma, permanecerán cerradas el martes 29 de octubre y miércoles 30 de Octubre de 2019.
  • Published on October 29, 2019

    The County of Sonoma employees continue to focus on emergency operations and recovery activities. Public offices, including the Sonoma County Superior Court, will be closed on Tuesday,  October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Regional Parks
    Published on October 28, 2019

    In honor of Veterans Day, military members and veterans will receive free parking at all Sonoma County Regional Parks for the upcoming holiday weekend. Passes are available through Nov. 8 at Sonoma County Regional Parks’ main office and Sonoma County Veterans Service Office and through the holiday weekend at at Spring Lake (Newanga Avenue entrance only), Doran Beach, Ragle Ranch, and Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach. 

  • Health Services
    Published on October 27, 2019
    Health Services

    A partir del domingo 27 de octubre de 2019, el condado de Sonoma emitirá un aviso de clima frío "código azul" en respuesta a la predicción del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional de niveles mínimos para la noche durante varios días en la próxima semana.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 27, 2019
    Health Services

    Effective Sunday, October 27, 2019, Sonoma County is issuing a “code blue” cold weather advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for near freezing overnight lows for several days in the coming week.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on October 24, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

     The deadline to return Vote by Mail ballots for the upcoming November 5, 2019, Consolidated Elections is rapidly approaching.  County Clerk Deva Marie Proto stated, “Vote by Mail ballots are the first ballots counted on Election Day, and our voters like to know that their ballot was among those first results posted. Staff are working diligently to receive and prepare ballots for counting.”

  • District Attorney
    Published on October 23, 2019
    District Attorney
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced the awarding of two Federal Grants totaling $1.6 Million to the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC). The grants will be used to support ongoing services at the Family Justice Center.
  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on October 21, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    County Clerk Deva Marie Proto reminds Sonoma County residents that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November 5, 2019, Consolidated Elections, is tonight at midnight.  Completed forms will be accepted by midnight, if utilizing the online voter registration platform, or postmarked by October 21, 2019.   

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on October 15, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    County Clerk Deva Marie Proto reminds Sonoma County residents that the last day to register to vote in the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Elections is October 21, 2019.  

  • Published on October 15, 2019

    Residents of the Mill Creek and Fitch Mountain communities are invited to participate in two upcoming evacuation drills.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on October 15, 2019

    Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting a third community workshop to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Monte Rio Recreation and Park District office, 20488 Highway 116. Spanish interpretation and refreshments will be provided.

  • Published on October 14, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Updated October 25, 2019 and Updated November 1, 2019 – In recognition of recent community events, including the evacuations related to the Kincade Fire and the extended power and gas outages, the public workshop series is being revised and extended into 2020. The first public workshop in the series will now be at The Sea Ranch.
    Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan Update workshops on the Public Review Draft will be starting in November. View upcoming workshops locations, dates, and times.

  • Published on October 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Electricidad restaurada a la mayoría de los residentes del Condado de Sonoma

    EL viernes, 11 de octubre, el condado dio sierre a las seis estaciones de Emergencia Alternas que fueron montadas el día jueves, para los residentes que no tenían acceso a sus líneas de teléfono de casa para hacer llamadas al 9-1-1, e inicio a desactivar el centro de Operaciones de Emergencia. El Departamento de Manejo de Emergencias continuara monitoreando cualquier necesidad adicional a menos de los 200 clientes de PG&E que aún están sin electricidad desde las 9:00 a.m. Encuentre el mapa de PG&E, para cortes de electricidad aquí.

  • Published on October 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Power Restored to Nearly All Sonoma County Residents

    On Friday, October 11, the County closed the six Alternate Emergency Reporting Stations set up Thursday for affected residents who may have been unable to use their home phones to call 9-1-1, and began deactivating its Emergency Operations Center. The Department of Emergency Management will continue to monitor any additional needs from the less than 200 PG&E customers still without power as of 9 a.m..

  • Published on October 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has notified the County of Sonoma that it has begun to conduct equipment inspections to restore power to the 200,000 residents in Sonoma County affected by the Power Shutoff. 

  • Published on October 10, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) ha notificado al Condado de  Sonoma que empezarán a conducir inspecciones para restablecer la electricidad a los  200,000 residentes afectados por el corte eléctrico. 

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County of Sonoma
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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