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March 02, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County health officials issue cold weather warning

The County of Sonoma today issued a cold weather warning in response to the National Weather Service frost advisory from midnight to 10 a.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service is also predicting sub-freezing wind chill temperatures from Sunday into early Monday. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Read full story

March 01, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Weekly Roundup for March 1, 2024

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) More rain, cold temperatures predicted this weekend; 2) First-ever Farmworker Resource Fair this Sunday, March 3; 3) Annual job fair for unhoused community on March 20; and 4) Other Sonoma County news of note Read full story

February 29, 2024 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Early in-person voting to expand this weekend for March election

Early in-person voting for the March 5 Presidential Primary Election will expand this weekend, Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters, announced today. Twenty-four vote centers will open Saturday, joining seven that have been open since February 24, for a total of 31. Voters can vote at any vote center in the county; they are not assigned to a specific location. Read full story

February 27, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors approves contract for distribution of emergency financial assistance during disasters

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve contracts with Community Organizations Active in Disasters and the Child Parent Institute for the distribution of disaster emergency financial assistance to individuals during declared emergencies. Read full story

February 27, 2024 | Department of Health Services

Measure O annual report shows increase in funding for essential homelessness, mental health services

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today accepted the Measure O update and annual report for fiscal year 2022–23. Presented by the Citizen’s Oversight Committee for Measure O, a quarter-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 2020 to fund mental health, substance abuse disorder and homelessness services, the annual report provides an update on the growing list of achievements attained during this second full year of the measure. Read full story

February 26, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Repeat Felony Dui Offender Sentenced to Probation For A Second Time; Was On Felony Probation At The Time Of This Offense, Now Has Five Dui Convictions

On Monday, February 26, 2024, Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Dana Simonds overruled prosecutors’ objections and sentenced repeat felony DUI offender Juan Garnica Vigil to probation. Vigil is a five-time convicted DUI driver who was on felony probation at the time of this most recent felony DUI offense. Read full story

February 26, 2024 | Department of Human Services

Sonoma County to host first-ever Farmworkers Resource Fair on March 3 in Windsor

A resource fair to assist local farmworkers will be held Sunday, March 3 in Windsor, a collaboration by the Sonoma County Human Services Department, Job Link, the county Economic Development Board, California Human Development and dozens of community partners. Read full story

February 23, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced to Maximum Sentence for Assault With Intent to Rape

Defendant Jamonie Alfonzoe Stevens, 28 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Mark Urioste to serve nine years and eight months in state prison, the maximum term allowed by law.  In December of 2023, a jury convicted Mr. Stevens of committing felony assault with intent to rape, making criminal threats, and false imprisonment. Read full story

February 23, 2024 | Human Resources Department

Ceasefire Letter

On February 22, 2024, the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights voted unanimously to pass a ceasefire letter that reads the following: In light of the severe human rights violations occurring in Gaza, Palestine, and Israel, the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights extends this appeal to all parties involved and affected community members. Acknowledging that the impact of armed conflict reverberates through generations, we understand that healing begins with a collective commitment to ending violence in all its forms. Read full story