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April 09, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Sureño Gang Members Plead No Contest to Attempted Murder

District AttorneyJill Ravitch has announced that Salvador Flores, Jr., 19 years-old of SantaRosa, and Gustavo Alex Castillo, 25 years-old of Santa Rosa, each entered nocontest pleas to charges of gang-related attempted murder. Each defendant alsoadmitted to personally using a firearm during the crime. Flores and Castilloare active participants in the Puro Sureno Cholo (PSC) subset of the Surenocriminal street gang. Read full story

April 06, 2018 | Human Resources Department

Sonoma County Junior Commission on the Status of Women to Host "Body Positivity Day" Festival

Sonoma County Junior Commission on the Status of Women to host a "Body Positivity Day" festival on April 15, 2018. Read full story

April 04, 2018 | Economic Development Board

Sonoma County Economic Development Board Wins CALED Award for #GoSoCo Shop Local Campaign

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) received the Award of Excellence in Promotions for our post-fires “All You Need is Local – # GoSoCo” shop local campaign at the 38th Annual California Association of Local Economic Development Conference. Read full story

April 02, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Free April Advance Care Planning Workshops in Sonoma, Petaluma and Santa Rosa

Live in accord with your beliefs and values. Fulfill the goals that have meaning for you. Enjoy your favorite comforts: Isn’t that how you should get to live right up to your last breath. Even if a medical crisis means that you are unable to make decisions for yourself? Read full story

March 30, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Hood Mountain's Pythian Road Entrance Reopens

Sonoma County Regional Parks has reopened the Pythian Road entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve. The southern half of the park had been closed since the October 2017 wildfire swept across large portions of the mountain. This section of the park experienced some of the most severe fire impacts. Read full story

March 27, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Daniel Broin Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Theft from Finnish American Home Association

DefendantDaniel Broin, 57 years old of Napa, was sentenced on Wednesday March 21st bythe Honorable Judge Averill to serve two years in prison after having beenconvicted by a jury in January of embezzling over $100,000 from the FinnishAmerican Home Association (FAHA). Read full story

March 27, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Rancho Cotati Project Graduation Treasurer Sentenced to Jail

Defendant MaryKatherine David, 38 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced yesterday by theHonorable Patrick Broderick to serve six months in county jail, and 48 months onformal probation after having pled no contest in January to grand theft andforgery charges. Read full story

March 23, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

SantaRosa Man Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder Denied Parole for Sixth Time

DistrictAttorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on March 23, 2018, the CaliforniaBoard of Prison Terms denied parole for the sixth time to 57 year old GaryAllen Moore, who was convicted of the 2nd degree murder of a 23month old child in 1990. Read full story

March 21, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Jury Convicts Man of Multiple Counts of ChildMolestation

Defendant Paul Dwayne Kilgore, 70 years old of Sonoma, was found guilty yesterday by a Sonoma county jury of six counts of child molestation following a three week trial. The jury also found true an allegation that Kilgore had committed these offenses against multiple victims, who were all under the age of fourteen years old. Read full story

March 21, 2018 | Permit Sonoma

County Introduces New Online and Mobile Permit Appointment Scheduling Tool

In a continuing effort to reduce wait times and improve costumer experience, the County of Sonoma’s Permit Center has implemented new software that enables customers to schedule appointments or join today’s line remotely, instead of waiting in the lobby. Read full story