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January 22, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

"Discovery Packs" Let Library Borrowers Explore Sonoma County Parks

In partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks, the Sonoma County Library is offering for check-out a limited number of parking passes that give library cardholders free access to Spring Lake, Doran Beach, Taylor Mountain, Ragle Ranch and the other 50-plus regional parks. Read full story

January 16, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

HoodMountain’s Los Alamos Road Entrance Reopens January, 20, 2018

Sonoma County Regional Parks is reopening the Los Alamos Road entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Read full story

January 10, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks to Study Potential for Russian River Bike, Pedestrian Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks will receive a $620,000 state grant to study the feasibility of creating a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the lower Russian River. Read full story

January 08, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018

January isdesignated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The annual event hasbeen recognized since January 2010 in an effort to bring attention to theepidemic of human trafficking in this country. Read full story

January 08, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Employers, Job Seekers Find Matches at Free Job Fairs

Sonoma County employers from all industries can meet qualified job seekers at four free job fairs hosted by Sonoma County Job Link and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB). Read full story

January 08, 2018 | Natural Resources

Inflatable Dam Removal Begins Today on Russian River

The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) today began deflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville. The Water Agency routinely deflates the rubber dam when Russian River flows reach 2,000 cubic feet per second in order to prevent damage to the rubber dam from the high flows. Read full story

January 04, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Two Men Convicted and Face Life Sentences for Windsor Armored Truck Robbery

Defendant IvanMorales was convicted today by a jury of premeditated attempted murder of anarmored car guard, robbery of an armored car guard, assault with an assaultrifle, assault on a police officer and driving a stolen vehicle. DefendantSergey Gutsu had previously pleaded guilty to premeditated attempted murder ofan armored car guard, robbery of an armored car guard, premeditated attemptedmurder of a police officer and driving a stolen vehicle. Read full story

January 03, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Youthful Killer Denied Early Parole

District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that inmate Ricky Phonesai Phachanh, now thirty years old, was denied early release on parole by the Board of Prison Terms after a hearing on December 27th at the Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California. Read full story

January 02, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Judge Rejects Oakmont Repeat DUI Driver's Challenge to Conviction for Vehicular Homicide

District AttorneyJill Ravitch has announced that the Honorable Elliot L. Daum denied thechallenge to her conviction by defendant Gayle Diane Gray, 79 years old,of Santa Rosa. Gray sought reversal of her conviction for charges related tothe fatal collision she caused after driving with alcohol and drugs in hersystem on January 20, 2016. Read full story

December 26, 2017 | Permit Sonoma

Map Identifies Areas at Risk of Flooding, Mudflows In Aftermath of Wildfires

The devastating October wildfires that swept through Sonoma County created a significant flood risk for people living in and nearby the burned areas until vegetation is restored. Read full story