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August 20, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Transportation and Public Works Receives CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grant

SonomaCounty Transportation and Public Works (TPW) has been awarded a grant in theamount of $1,082,969 by CAL FIRE, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection,Fire Prevention Grants Program. Read full story

August 20, 2018 | Natural Resources

Flood Protection and Groundwater Recharge Plan Now Available for Public Comment

Members of the public areinvited to submit comments on a storm water resources plan for the PetalumaRiver and Sonoma Creek watersheds that has identified more than 60 projectsthat will utilize storm water from heavy rainfall for beneficial uses, such asflood protection, recharge of groundwater, slowing erosion from hillsides, andimproving water quality in creeks and streams. Read full story

August 16, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced to Four Years Prison for Fifth DUI Conviction

51-year-old Gerardo Vargas-Velasquez, of Santa Rosa, was sentenced on August 15, 2018 to four years in state prison for felony charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Read full story

August 14, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Protect Yourself! Improve Balance, Prevent Falls at Free Trainings

Harmful falls are the #1 reason older adults and seniors end up at the emergency room. Don’t restrict your activities because of worries about falling on uneven ground or stairs. Read full story

August 13, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Defendant Sentenced to 8 Years Prison For Kidnapping 4 Year Old Girl

DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch has announced that defendant Tina Szczepanek, 42-years-oldof Lakeport, CA was sentenced today by the Honorable Judge Dana Simonds to 8 yearsprison for violating her probation. Read full story

August 13, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Recognizes Child Support Awareness Month

TheSonoma County Board of Supervisors has acknowledged August as Child SupportAwareness Month, joining National and State leaders recognizing the vital roleof establishing, collecting and distributing child support to families. Read full story

August 10, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Departamento de Salude AnunciaUn Nuevo Centro de Salud Mental en Santa Rosa

El Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) reubicará los programas de Salud Mental basados en Santa Rosa a un solo centro que permite múltiples servicios y mayor accesibilidad en el área más poblada del Condado. Read full story

August 09, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Rohnert Park Mother and Son Plead no Contest to Pimping/Pandering and Money Laundering

On August 8, 2018 Defendant David Romesburg entered no contest pleas to felony charges of pimping/pandering, and money laundering, and admitted to having been previously convicted of a strike offense in 1999 for committing statutory rape. Read full story

August 09, 2018 | Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Recovery Planning Community Meetings in Spanish

The County of Sonoma encourages all Spanish speaking residents to participate in two workshops that will gather public input to shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan to ensure the safety, livelihoods, and economic prosperity of the residents of Sonoma County. Read full story

August 09, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Sonoma County Opens New Behavioral Health Campus

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) will relocate its Santa Rosa-based Behavioral Health programs to a single campus that allows for multiple services and increased accessibility in the most populous area of the County. Read full story