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Weekly Roundup for January 19, 2024

Published: January 19, 2024

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

  1. Free electronics recycling event this weekend
  2. Winter weather safety reminder with more rain in the forecast
  3. Community webinar on local homelessness January 31
  4. Other Sonoma County news of note

Free electronics recycling event this weekend

Zero Waste Sonoma and Conservation Corps North Bay invite the public to a free electronics recycling event this Saturday and Sunday, January 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oakmont Community Center, 6637 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa. No appointment is necessary.

Accepted items include cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, printers, stereos, TVs, video game consoles and more. Appliances, batteries, lamps and lightbulbs will not be accepted.

For more information on acceptable and unacceptable items at this and other events, please visit:

Winter weather safety reminder: Rain forecast over next five days

The National Weather Service predicts up to 6” of rain over the next five days. 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

Please note, the following county regional parks have shut down in preparation for potential localized flooding:

  • Forestville River Access
  • Steelhead Beach Regional Park
  • Gualala Point Regional Park campground (the rest of the park is still accessible)

Verify the status of a regional park prior to your visit at

Community webinar on homelessness happens January 31

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is hosting an online public forum on local homelessness on Wednesday, January 31, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The forum will begin with a discussion on how to get help for homelessness, followed by an open Q&A session. Kaitlin Carney with HomeFirst and Thai Hilton with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Ending Homelessness Team will facilitate the event.

This public forum is an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about getting help for homelessness in Sonoma County.

For more information, and to join this community webinar, please visit:

Other Sonoma County news of note

Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Sign Agreement to Coordinate Investigations, Outreach, and Training to Protect Workers’ Rights

Applicants needed for new advisory committee seeking to improve services for older adults, people with disabilities