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February 22, 2024 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Early in-person voting begins this weekend for March Presidential Primary Election

Early in-person voting for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election opens this weekend, Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters, announced today. Seven vote centers will be open for 11 consecutive days (including weekends) from Saturday, Feb. 24, to Election Day, Tuesday, March 5. Hours of operation for the vote centers will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Election Day itself when the hours will be extended from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Read full story

February 22, 2024 | Department of Emergency Management

SoCoAlert and warning exercise for the town of Windsor on Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 28 Sonoma County will be conducting a test of the SoCoAlert emergency notification system starting at 11 a.m. in Windsor and selected Sonoma County evacuation zones adjacent to the town. The County Department of Emergency Management and partners have collaborated on planning the exercise and conducting outreach in the targeted areas. Testing the efficiency of messaging to Spanish-speaking residents was a priority for the exercise planners. Read full story

February 21, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Concord Man Receives Life Sentence for 2019 Petaluma Outlets Murder

Defendant David Kyle Lubkin, 30 years old of Concord, CA was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the 2019 murder of Ezequiel Garcia. The defendant was found guilty after trial by a Sonoma County jury of First Degree Murder and Discharging a Firearm at a Motor Vehicle Causing Death on May 30, 2023. These convictions stem from the September 28, 2019, shooting death of 19-year-old Ezequiel Garcia of Santa Rosa at the Petaluma Outlets. Read full story

February 21, 2024 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport celebrates four new destinations as Avelo Airlines expands service

Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport today announced that Avelo Airlines will add four new non-stop destinations from STS, including Kalispell, Montana; Boise, Idaho; Salem, Oregon; and Pasco, Washington. Read full story

February 16, 2024 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Standard deadline to register to vote in March Presidential Primary Election is February 20

The standard deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 5, Presidential Primary Election, is February 20, Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Deva Marie Proto reminded residents. However, eligible voters who miss this deadline still have the option to “conditionally register and vote” in person through Election Day at the Registrar of Voters office or any vote center. Read full story

February 15, 2024 | Natural Resources

Restoration Plan for Laguna de Santa Rosa Community Open House

The much-anticipated Laguna de Santa Rosa Restoration Plan is set to take center stage at a community open house on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation’s Great Blue Heron Hall from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Read full story

February 14, 2024 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

County Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach invites public to goal-setting workshop

The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach’s Community Advisory Council is inviting the public to participate in a February 24 strategic planning workshop. The purpose of the public meeting is to set priorities for the year. Read full story

February 08, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Petaluma Man Receives 25 Year Prison Sentence for Domestic Abuse, Burglary, and Dissuading a Witness

Defendant David Charles Moon, 43 years old of Petaluma, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve 25 years in state prison for multiple offenses relating to domestic-abuse and witness intimidation. Read full story

February 06, 2024 | Board of Supervisors Department

Community input sought on governance solutions report at Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council meeting on February 8

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and the Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council will discuss the Governance Solutions Report at its February 8 meeting. The draft report was presented at a January 27 community workshop led by Blue Sky Consulting. The draft report and a workshop summary can be found at Read full story

February 06, 2024 | County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County staff outline ongoing efforts to fill vacancies in county workforce

The vacancy rate in the County of Sonoma’s workforce declined to 11.5 percent in January, down from 12.3 percent at the end of 2022, according to a new report presented today to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Read full story