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2020-02-03Feb 3, 2020

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program, in conjunction with the National Arts Program, is proud to announce the opening of the 17th Annual National Arts Program exhibition and competition. Participants are eligible for $3,450 in awards. This year’s exhibition features 200 works by artists of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.

2019-12-09Dec 9, 2019

Join Sonoma County Library in a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, with events at various library branches beginning in late 2019 and lasting well into 2020. The kick-off event, a presentation by Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, editor of “The Women's Suffrage Movement,” will take place at Central Santa Rosa Library on Monday, December 16, at 7 p.m.  Sonoma County Library joins its partners—Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project and the League of Women Voters Sonoma County — in hosting a yearlong centennial celebration

2019-12-09Dec 9, 2019

It lasts all year and offers unique experiences every time it’s used. It lasts all year and offers unique experiences every time it’s used. Also the more Sonoma County Retailers you visit, the better your chance to WIN 48 Gift Certificates.  It’s a Win/Win for everyone. Our retailers have suffered so much with the fires, floods, and power shutoffs, I thought that by offering readers something of value would encourage you to walk through their doors.

2019-12-05Dec 5, 2019

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by the Kincade Fire that occurred Oct. 23 - Nov. 7, 2019, announced acting Administrator Christopher M. Pilkerton of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on Nov. 14, 2019.


2019-12-05Dec 5, 2019

The Petaluma Salvation Army is off to a slow start in the Red Kettle Campaign this holiday season. There is at least a 55% decrease in monetary donations compared to last year due to lack of volunteers. Contact:  Major Mitham Clement ,Petaluma, California 94954 Office:    707-769-0716, Ext. 101, Cell:   541-736-6903,  Email: 


2019-11-28Nov 28, 2019

Make the holiday season even more delicious by trying all kinds of festive foods made right here in Sonoma County.

2019-11-18Nov 18, 2019

The Teacher’s Wishes program set a new record in 2019 with grants touching over 12,000 students. The foundation received 239 applications and funded 118 grants. The teachers not funded received a $20.00 gift card from Office Depot. Since 2012, JJF has fulfilled over 900 grants. According to  Lisa Wittke Schaffner, Executive Director of the foundation,  the breadth and depth of the application pool was a reminder that teachers are committed to doing their best.  And since the 2017 fires they have seen an increase in requests for alternative kinds of seating like wobble balls and funds for quiet corners. "A place for young people take deep breaths, read or practice relaxation.”

2019-11-18Nov 18, 2019

Traditionally, the Redwood Gospel Mission began cooking turkeys in mid-October, carving the turkeys, freezing, then warming at the Banquet. This year we are preparing turkey for 5,000 people differently. In partnership with The Bull 106.3 and Epicenter we will be smoking over 250 turkeys


2019-11-18Nov 18, 2019

Community coming together to Feed and Serve the Homeless and Families in Need this thanksgiving. We have an exciting event we would like to share with you:The Great Thanksgiving Banquet on Wednesday (5,000 people): November 27th from 11am-6pm, at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

2019-11-08Nov 8, 2019

The Petaluma Salvation Army worked hard in conjunction with SA corps from around Sonoma county providing meals for the Kincaid fire evacuees that stayed at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall.The evacuation center was housing approximately two hundred evacuees and the Salvation Army was asked to help with preparing and serving the food for their stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was served. Some three thousand meals during the week of the fires. 

2019-11-02Nov 2, 2019

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County promotes literacy and love of reading by giving away high quality books to access-challenged people throughout the region. The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County has been notified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that its bookmobile vehicle engine is no longer in compliance with emission regulation law. Diesel-powered vehicles in the bookmobile’s weight class must now run a 2010 or newer model-year engine to operate across Sonoma County. The Free Bookmobile’s current engine is a 1995 model-year Cummins turbo diesel. The only exemption available to the organization is for low mileage, which is allowing the bookmobile to perform its basic public-access outreach one day per week for the rest of the calendar year. 

2020-01-29Jan 29, 2020

Five million mattresses have been recycled by the Bye Bye Mattress program in the state of California since the program began in 2016, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) announced today. If these mattresses were laid end-to-end they would span nearly 6,000 miles – enough to build a bridge from California to Hawaii and back. By recycling these units, Bye Bye Mattress helped California save more than 6 million cubic yards of landfill space.

2019-10-22Oct 22, 2019

STEMhub,  a web-based platform designed as a dynamic resource for women and girls interested in   Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)   education and careers, is launching this  Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM,  at the North Bay Science Discovery Day at the   Sonoma County Fairgrounds.  STEMhub is the first online resource to serve as a clearinghouse for women and girls in the North Bay to learn about regional STEM-related opportunities.

2019-09-30Sep 30, 2019

This moving presentation takes a fresh look at a pivotal event in American history from 1916–1920.  Iron Jawed Angels tells the true story of how defiant and brilliant young activists Alice Paul, played by Hilary Swank, and Lucy Burns, played by Frances O’Connor, took the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

2019-09-30Sep 30, 2019

The distant Cazadero hills have entire stands of dead and dying Tan Bark Oaks and Firs, obvious brown swaths of tinder-dry forest, reminding us of the extended drought of not-too-long-ago, and its long-term damaging effects.

2019-09-26Sep 26, 2019

Over the past 9 years, our team has raised over $60,000 for the Swim A Mile fundraiser. On Saturday, October 5th, we’ll dive in to the pool at Mills College, with hundeds of other swimmers, and swim our mile for WCRC. For over 32 years WCRC has served as an advocate for women with cancer and their friends and families, providing services for thousands of people in the Bay Area.  71% of every dollar donated to Swim A Mile goes directly to direct client services.

2019-09-25Sep 25, 2019

The first annual “Day of the Girl” fundraiser and celebration on October 11, 2019 is a unique experience combining impact and storytelling. Hosted by WomenServe and benefitting women and girls in India and the US, proceeds from the event will be used for programs including water security, health and hygiene, education, economic development, and storytelling. A generous donor has provided scholarships for the first 50 girl students and their parent (or chaperone) to attend free of charge. 

2019-02-09Feb 9, 2019

Each Sonoma County library branch will host three separate classes on topics relating to emergency preparedness: Emergency Kits and Go Bags, Family Planning (and your pets, too!), and Sources of Information and Community Support. Learn what you need in your emergency kit, create a solid evacuation plan and establish your sources of information and community support system by attending classes at your local library.

2020-01-27Jan 27, 2020

In partnership with Sonoma County Library, SAY’s mental health clinicians will be hosting a series of weekly and bi-weekly drop-in wellness groups for youth ages 12-19. These groups will be focused on supporting mental wellness and healthy ways to cope with challenges. Possible topics include: normal responses to loss and change, identifying complex emotions, and making meaningful choices. 


2020-01-24Jan 24, 2020

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation Board of Directors has approved over $300,000 in grant funding for the 2020-2021 school year. Funding will support students from Cloverdale to Sonoma Valley with classroom grants for industry-grade equipment purchases, professional development and innovative course topics including regenerative agriculture, veterinary science and welding technology – all with an emphasis on hands-on learning and career exploration.

2020-01-09Jan 9, 2020

On January 4th and 5th, Forest Unlimited - the long standing Sonoma County-based forest and watershed protection group, planted 1400 coast redwood seedlings in an area between the Pacific Ocean and Sebastopol. The two properties that hosted the plantings are protected forever by conservation easements.

2020-01-07Jan 7, 2020

The County of Sonoma’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is in full swing, and today we had staff liaisons present from the City of Santa Rosa as well. This is enabling us to mobilize the massive effort needed to offer services and solutions to the 200+ camp residents and to move forward with clearing the camp and reopening the Joe Rodota Trail.

2020-01-07Jan 7, 2020

The Forestville Wellness Center (FWC) sustained significant smoke damage from a non-structural fire that occurred early Friday morning, January 3, 2020.  Services will continue uninterrupted in an alternate location in Sebastopol while the facility is under repair.West County Health Centers is extremely grateful to the Forestville Fire Department for their immediate response to the incident which prevented more serious damage. West County Health Centers remains the sole provider of primary medical services for the unincorporated areas of western Sonoma County and one of the few providers of dental and behavioral health services available to Medi-Cal recipients. West County Health Centers is accepting donations from people who want to help the Forestville Wellness Center with the cost of repairs.  Please visit  to donate.

2019-12-31Dec 31, 2019

The Jennifer Bice Artisan Dairy/Cheesemaker Grant is a culmination of Jennifer’s rich heritage, knowledge and life.  The grant recipient is chosen by a selection committee and administered by the California Artisan Cheese Guild. All the cheesemakers are so dedicated and hard working. With a 40 plus year history of commitment to creating a caring and thriving business, Jennifer Bice can clearly see the same passion she has felt, in each of the Artisan Cheese Guild members who have applied for the grant.

2019-12-21Dec 21, 2019

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of five temporary projects selected for Fire Response – Round Two. Artists and their works:  Teresa Camozzi: Sonoma Fire Aftermath, Alejandro R. Torres & Theresa Pisani: Dawn of a New Day,  Adrian Litman: Splash & Fire,  Ashleigh Riggs: Beacon Obelisk: Life Grid, Luba Zygarewicz: Risorgere (to rise again).

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