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2019-04-17Apr 17, 2019

2-1-1 is a free telephone and web-based information and referral service. The service connects Sonoma County residents with health and human services and resources when assistance is needed, including during times of disaster. The transfer of 2-1-1 Sonoma County management from the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) to United Way of the Wine Country (UWWC) allows each organization to strategically focus on their core service and expand the value each organization contributes to the community.

2019-03-25Mar 25, 2019

 

Over 300 educational, business, government and community from the North Bay Counties will meet onApril 5, 2019 at Sonoma State University to discuss pathways to Economic, Social and Environmental Resilience at the14th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference.

2019-03-23Mar 23, 2019

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by winter storms and flooding in Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

2019-03-23Mar 23, 2019

The Russian River Chamber of Commerce and local business owners have joined together to announce that the high water has receded and the community is open for business. Using the hashtag   #bettertogether  the business community is encouraging visitors to come, stay, and play in the Russian River area. Community members are also encouraged to get out, support their neighboring businesses, and continue to shop locally.

2019-03-19Mar 19, 2019

The supervisors voted to fund an effort to find shelter for flood victims, discussed an upcoming deadline for trailers housing fire victims, approved a housing funding plan and separated the county's emergency planning and response department from its parent agency. 

2019-03-17Mar 17, 2019

There is a good bit of talk about a Green New Deal (GND), a plan to address climate change by directing federal dollars to restructure the economy, protect us from further disasters, create high paying jobs and reduce social inequities. How might a Green New Deal benefit the North Bay? 

2019-03-13Mar 13, 2019

Elizabeth Gore has traveled the world espousing the economic advantages of entrepreneurship. Now, the globetrotting businesswoman from Houston is hosting two upcoming events for entrepreneurs in Sonoma County.

 

2019-03-12Mar 12, 2019

At a meeting Tuesday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved emergency funding for the county’s flood response, announced a new leader of the Sheriff’s oversight agency and moved forward two housing developments.

2019-03-05Mar 5, 2019
2019-03-04Mar 4, 2019

When we think of new housing development, we need to think outside the twentieth-century box and look for 21st Century solutions, even if these solutions mean going back to simpler ways of living.

2019-03-04Mar 4, 2019

At its February meeting, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board honored a long-time local activist for her influence on the city of Santa Rosa’s historic decision to expand wastewater recycling to the Geysers, and her continuing efforts to increase awareness of the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals on human health and aquatic life.

2019-04-05Apr 5, 2019

Monte Rio has seen natural disaster before but this flood was a Big One. While many escaped unscathed, there were businesses and homes that experienced severe damage. But our community spirit is strong and we come together to help one another in times such as these.

2019-02-28Feb 28, 2019

A smile from a new friend.  The smell of your new car. Winning the lottery.  Sure, those are all nice, but forget all that --- IT’S RESTAURANT WEEK!!!

2019-02-26Feb 26, 2019

When taken together, two separate events at the beginning of this year illustrate how much danger lurks in Schellville due to the presence of the more than 130 LPG rail tankers that are stored there now. Tom Martin explains the threats the tankers pose in his second article about the issue.

2019-02-25Feb 25, 2019

Carl Mears has a good sense of humor for a climate scientist. At a talk in January, Mears was able to make people laugh even while pointing out there will be serious trouble ahead for the planet if governments do not make serious changes in the near future.

2019-02-12Feb 12, 2019

In keeping with this time of expressing and providing care for those near and dear to us, young and old, our family, friends and neighbors Sonoma Specialty Hospital is very proud to announce the grand opening of Progressive Urgent Care now open 7 days a week, 9AM to 9PM.  

2019-02-11Feb 11, 2019

Newly elected California State Treasurer Fiona Ma will speak on Capitol Hill regarding banking services and issues of access surrounding the cannabis industry on Wednesday. The hearing is the first of the new Congress to address federal cannabis banking policy. Congressional members will hear testimony from the California State Treasurer, a drug policy reform organization, a medical cannabis dispensary, as well as individuals representing financial institutions.

2019-02-07Feb 7, 2019

The nomination application deadline for the fourth honoree in Sebastopol's Locals Who Make a Difference program is March 1st.  The program helps to acknowledge and thank members of the Sebastopol community for their contributions in helping to make Sebastopol a better place to live.

2019-02-05Feb 5, 2019

James Sptizer, a local artist who created thousands of drawings, prints, paintings and woodblock carvings, was also a mentor to countless artists within the community. 

2019-02-05Feb 5, 2019

 

The first details of a contract to sell Sebastopol’s hospital were unveiled on February 4 at a meeting of the Board of the Palm Drive Health Care District.

2019-02-02Feb 2, 2019

“Growing up, my family would read slave novels and I became interested in the history of my people specifically that which took place on the plantations duringslavery said Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence, founder of Legacy Showcases, a black history production company in Santa Rosa. As time went on, Dr. Lawrence became interested in collecting black memorabilia and turned her home into what appeared to be an African American Museum.

2019-02-01Feb 1, 2019

On March 5, voters in the Palm Drive Health Care District will go to the polls to decide if Sebastopol’s struggling public hospital will be leased, then sold, to a private, for profit company, American Advanced Management Group of Modesto. The District is putting the former Palm Drive Hospital on the market because it has consistently lost money. Despite 20 years of good faith efforts and multiple managers, the District is $28 million in debt and in its second bankruptcy. Former employees and vendors are still owed more than $8 million.

2019-04-01Apr 1, 2019

Join hundreds of regional leaders at Sonoma State University's Sustainable Enterprise Conference for conversations around how local businesses can implement the Green New Deal in the North Bay.

2019-02-01Feb 1, 2019

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors pushed back a decision on some parts of a plan to consolidate fire services in the county and discussed the county's political priorities in Washington DC and Sacramento with some county consultants at a January 29 meeting.

2019-02-01Feb 1, 2019

Representatives of a new local water agency presented information about a state-required fee on well owners within the Santa Rosa Plain to pay for a new groundwater regulation program.

2019-01-21Jan 21, 2019

Yang Capital and restaurateurs Anderson Pugash and Benson Wang are planning a repositioning of The Flamingo. The Flamingo was built in 1957 and has long been a cornerstone of the Santa Rosa community. The team plans to honor its history and sense of community through a thoughtful restoration and renovation of the property.

 

2019-01-08Jan 8, 2019

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors swore in newly-elected and reelected officials, altered two contracts with consultants and updated rules around temporary rentals on agricultural lands at the board's first meeting of the year.

2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

Roger and Linda Collins were honored as Sebastopol's latest "Locals Who Make a Difference" for the passionate dedication they have shown while hosting an annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the past 18 years.

2019-01-03Jan 3, 2019

"Place," a new exhibition at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery, will feature work fromLuann Udell,Timothy David Dixon, Ralph Broussard and other member artists.

2019-01-02Jan 2, 2019
The Sonoma County Airport now offers expanded electric vehicle charging stations and Tesla Charging Stations in the long-term parking lot. As part of the Sonoma County Airport (STS) parking lot renovation and expansion, the Airport now offers expandedChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations located in both the long-term parking lot and in front of the Airport terminal, and Tesla Charging Stations in the long-term parking lot.

 

2019-01-02Jan 2, 2019

The Sonoma County Climate Resilience Team, established in 2016, is part of national effort to gather climate data and work towards solutions through public-private partnerships.

2018-12-30Dec 30, 2018

Since the broad acceptance of email as the most efficient way to communicate, the medium has grown exponentially.  According to an article written by Sharon Hurley Hall, more than 74 Trillion emails are sent every year. The numbers of emails being sent continues to go up year after year. While emails make it easy to send information to your customers, these same customers are also receiving emails from many of your competitors. Which is why I am going to talk about many of the ways you can make your stand out from the crowd.

 

2018-12-23Dec 23, 2018

A veterinary practice is a doctor’s office, sure, but it’s also a hospital, a surgical center, a pharmacy, and an emergency care center. It’s an employer and community resource and wildlife rescue gateway. It’s part of the community; more than just a busi-ness, it’s an institution. People depend on it for help.And so, I find myself contemplating the future of Bodega Bay Veterinary Hospital.

2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019

The two-day SoCo Art festival will feature a Juried Art Show and Sale with award winning artisans and fantastic songs from well-known musicians at Montgomery Village in Santa Rosa.

2018-12-22Dec 22, 2018

Without legislative changes, Sonoma County will continue to become increasingly unaffordable, as middle class jobs disappear and new wealth continues to move upwards, according to a new report from a local labor organization.

2018-12-22Dec 22, 2018

Law enforcement accountability activists say that, five years after Andy Lopez’s death, there are still open wounds in the community and that some of the few victories activists won appear to be in danger of being scaled back.

2018-12-18Dec 18, 2018

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that the Board of Supervisors had agreed to settle with the family of a 13-year-old boy, Andy Lopez, who was shot and killed by Sheriff Deputy Erick Gelhaus in October 2013.

2018-12-14Dec 14, 2018

Fourteen brand new “Tiny Houses” at the Veterans Village on the Sonoma County Campus will soon become home to 14 homeless Sonoma County veterans.

2018-12-11Dec 11, 2018

At its last meeting of the year, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors altered the zoning code for cannabis farms, approved staff recommendations for housing funding, and extended several staff contracts among other items during a 10-hour meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

2018-12-04Dec 4, 2018

California's utility regulatory body will hold one of two upcoming workshops on the practice of shutting off power at high wildfire risk times in Santa Rosa on Friday, December 14.

2018-12-04Dec 4, 2018

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors discussed the future of a Sheriff Office oversight body, approved an extension of a contract with an emergency preparedness consultant and listened to a policy update from Assemblymember Jim Wood at its Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting.

2018-12-01Dec 1, 2018

A proposal to build a cannabis grow and processing facility near the West County Trail in Graton has raised questions about the county's land use laws for the fledgling industry. At its December 11 meeting, the Board of Supervisors are expected to decide if the West County Trail and the Joe Rodota Trail should be included in the setback requirement and if the Graton applicant must place its cannabis plants and structures at least 1,000 feet from the trail.

2018-11-26Nov 26, 2018
2018-11-20Nov 20, 2018

Two weeks before the expiration of an executive order meant to prevent price gouging in the wake of the 2017 North Bay wildfires, Sonoma County's top disaster recovery official says the county is ready to pass a local extension if the governor doesn't extend the state protection first.

2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019

For the past month, our communities affected by the floods have been working around the clock to get their lives back together... especially our small business community, many of whom lost everything they had. In her latest newsletter, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins updates West County constituents on flood recovery efforts.

2018-11-19Nov 19, 2018

Dan Kabanuck and Billy Korbus are both artists in multiple mediums.  Only recently have these neighbors and friends begun collaborating after discovering the technique of pouring paint (perhaps gleefully) on canvas.  They tell us, “We dove right in.  We love the way every piece is different.  We never know what we will get!”  Their collaboration produces truly exquisite abstracts with delicious color combinations and marvelous visual texture, often reminiscent of marbled paper.

2018-11-16Nov 16, 2018

At an event on Monday, a coalition of labor, environmental, housing and faith groups will unveil a report about working conditions in Sonoma County and the group's priorities moving forward.

2018-11-14Nov 14, 2018

Two State Senators who chair the key Senate committees focused on housing and housing financing legislation have partnered to host two legislative hearings this fall on the affordable housing crisis. The second of the two hearings this Friday in Los Angeles. 

2018-11-13Nov 13, 2018

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved two contracts for winter homeless shelters and discussed updates to the county's tax structure for temporary rental properties in the county.

2018-11-13Nov 13, 2018

A week after Santa Rosa's affordable housing bond failed to find support at the ballot box, CASA, a regional housing group, released a draft of proposed policies to alleviate the Bay Area's housing crisis.  

2018-11-11Nov 11, 2018

If you are looking for a good book to read or gift, why not visit one of our locally-owned book stores. Cozy small ones to expansive large ones with multiple locations. These bookstores are all owned by Sonoma County entrepreneurs.

2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018

In the wake of a federal court ruling, Santa Rosa and Sonoma County reviewed the laws city employees cite when moving people from homeless encampments, according to Santa Rosa's City Attorney.

2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019

There was an interesting article a while back in INC Magazine on motivating employees.  The article contained a lot of sound advice. However, as an owner or manager you may not always be around to motivate staff, you may not have time. Everyone, at one time or another needs motivation, though few of us are trained in how to motivate employees or ourselves.  However, no matter what position you hold in the company, if you want to perform well, you need to be motived. While motivation from managers and owners is a great thing, it is not always available. So here are some ideas on how you can motivate yourself and how to stay motivated, rather than waiting for someone else to come along and help with that.

2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019

The Sonoma-Marin fair is calling all dogs to join this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest held June 21, 2019 in Petaluma. With a face only a fur-momma could love, these pups are put to the test for the world’s best cause and to celebrate that every dog is adorable by promoting the power of community and importance of adoption.

2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019

For this year's Innovation in Affordable Housing competition, multidisciplinary teams of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance, and other areas are designing a new mixed-use development for low- and moderate-income residents situated along the San Antonio Riverwalk. Four teams will present their projects on April 17 at HUD Headquarters in Washington DC.

2019-03-28Mar 28, 2019

A year and a half after the devastating wildfires in the North Bay, at theGrowth Tour: North Bay SummitAlice, the AI-powered platform for business owners, announced the release of five entrepreneur city guides to support the recovery and growth of local business owners.   

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