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Weekly Roundup for February 16, 2024

Published: February 16, 2024

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:

  • Winter storm safety reminder
  • Sonoma County offices closed February 19 for Presidents’ Day
  • SoCo Chat Podcast introduces news Roundtable Series
  • Sonoma County Restaurant Week returns February 19-25
  • Other Sonoma County news of note

Safety reminder: Heavy rain forecast this weekend

The National Weather Service is predicting light to moderate and occasionally heavy rain on Saturday during the day. The North Bay and coastal ranges are expected to see 1-3” of precipitation.

A second system is expected to bring more wind and rain beginning on Sunday. As new storms bring more rain, please be prepared for possible localized flooding, winds and potential power outages.

Additional preparation and safety tips:

  • Clean out rain gutters and nearby storm drains.
  • As rain accumulates, remember to slow down and prepare for longer commute times.
  • Never drive through flooded roadways — TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
  • Ensure your headlights are turned on for visibility.
  • Stay informed about the latest weather forecasts.

Learn more at

County offices closed February 19 in observance of Presidents’ Day

Most county offices will be closed Monday, February 19 to honor the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and President George Washington.

As we observe this day and the second week of Black History Month, we reflect on and honor the remarkable lives of Presidents Lincoln and Washington. Let us remember their wisdom, faith and unwavering dedication to the pursuit of a more perfect union.

For a calendar of important dates and events, please visit:

SoCo Chat Podcast announces new Roundtable Series

SoCo Chat, where county leaders, staff and community members discuss all things concerning the County of Sonoma, recently launched SoCo Chat Roundtable, a new series where members of the County communications team discuss the latest news out of the county.

The inaugural conversation addresses Sonoma County news including storm impacts, county staff vacancies and Avelo’s expansion at the Sonoma County airport.

Other new episodes of the podcast feature interviews with Johannes Hoevertsz, director of the county’s Public Infrastructure Department, on responding to winter storms; and Tennis Wick, director of Permit Sonoma, on the upcoming revision of the county’s general plan.

Listen to all SoCo Chat episodes at:

Sonoma County Restaurant Week returns February 19-25

Sonoma County Restaurant Week returns February 19–25 with an opportunity to try new places and new food while supporting small businesses that help sustain our local economy.

No tickets or passes are required, and participants can visit as many restaurants as they want. Prices range from $10 - $25 for lunch and $25 - $55 for dinner, with a $5 “Sweet Perk” option. 

This event is sponsored in part by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board. Find out about participating restaurants and details at:

More information about Sonoma County Economic Development Board is available at:

Other Sonoma County news of note

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

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