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February 16, 2018 | Community Development Commission

2018 Sonoma County Homeless Count Launches

The Sonoma County Community Development Commission is coordinating the 2018 Point-in-Time Homeless Count. The Homeless Count will include a “street count” of people who are living outside in all census tracts in the County, as well as counting those staying in shelters, jail or institutions on the night before the street count. Read full story

February 13, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Celebrate Valentine's Day by Showing You Care: Know Your Status

This Valentine’s Day, Bay Area health officialsremind everyone who is sexually active to have a conversation with your primarycare provider and to be screened regularly for sexually transmitted diseases(STDs). Read full story

February 09, 2018 | Natural Resources

Annual Dry Creek Community MeetingProvides Update  on Habitat Enhancement Project

DryCreek residents and all those interested in the progress of the Dry CreekHabitat Enhancement Project are invited to attend the annual Dry CreekCommunity Meeting on Thursday, February 22, 6-8 p.m. at the Milt BrandtVisitors Center at Lake Sonoma. Read full story

February 08, 2018 | Permit Sonoma

City and County to Host Rebuilding Community Meeting on February 15 2018

The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma encourage residents rebuilding from the October 2017 wildfires to bring their questions to a Rebuilding Community Meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Read full story

February 07, 2018 | Human Resources Department

Discrimination and Bullying in Our Schools

Sonoma County Junior Commission on Human Rights releases the results of a peer to peer anonymous online survey on discrimination and bullying in Sonoma County high schools. Read full story

February 05, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Department of Health Services Releases First Ever Summary Measures of Health Report

The Sonoma County Department  of Health Services (DHS) has released the first in a series of surveillance reports, describing life expectancy and the leading causes of death and premature death across Sonoma County communities. Read full story

February 02, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

RanchoCotate Project Graduation TreasurerPleads to Embezzlement

DefendantMary Katherine David, 37 years old of Santa Rosa, pled no contest before theHonorable Patrick Broderick on January 26, 2018, to one count of felony grandtheft and three counts of felony forgery. Read full story

February 02, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Warning for North Bay Fire Survivors to Be Vigilant as Undercover Sting Catches More than One Dozen Unlicensed Contractors

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office urge survivors of the North Bay wildfires to remain alert as they search for a contractor to assist them in the rebuilding process. Read full story

February 02, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Flu Season Continues, Sonoma County Health Officials Urge Flu Shot

Flu activity in Sonoma County continues to be widespread. Every year, the flu sickens and kills thousands of Americans, and this year rates of illness in California and the rest of the country are trending moderately high. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged get a flu shot as soon as possible. The flu vaccine is available in Sonoma County and it is safe and effective. Read full story

January 23, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Free Classes Help Seniors Prevent Falls

Falls are the #1 reason that Sonoma County seniors go to the emergency room. Fracturing a hip or spraining a wrist means a long rehabilitation, which can decrease seniors’ quality of life or even prevent them from living independently in their own homes. Yet falls don’t have to be accepted as a normal part of aging. Read full story