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2017-10-25Oct 25, 2017

NOW is the time to support our Local Businesses.  Please call ahead for information regarding business hours.
(Find the most current list on F.B. Santa Rosa Firestorm Update Page.)

2017-10-13Oct 13, 2017

Federal, state, county, and city officials, CAL FIRE personnel, the California Office of Emergency Services, FEMA, Sonoma County schools, the Red Cross, PG&E and others assisting in the fire response and recovery will provide updates and resources.

2017-10-12Oct 12, 2017

After the frenzy and chaos of a devastating disaster like this one passes, the long road to recovery and rebuilding begins—and it is here that philanthropy can play a distinct and critical role. With our deep relationships with local nonprofits, government officials, and community leaders, community foundations are often in the best position to hold funds, make grants, and support our communities.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

The Redwood Empire Food Bank is pleased to share that it’s continued partnership withKosta Browne,the Sebastopol-based winery dedicated to producing premium wines from California’s top appellations, has resulted in a $60,000 donation that will support the organization’s continued efforts to provide critical food and nutrition assistance for the local community.

2017-08-31Aug 31, 2017

We have turned what was completely TOXIC creek environment with NO life,  not a worm, a butterfly or bee, back to a supportive habitat for all native life. Please JOIN US on Thursdays at Fife Creek for our VOLUNTEER work days. 
We start at 11 AM and work until 2 PM

2017-08-29Aug 29, 2017

For decades Sonoma County has led the way in the creation of open spaces and stewardship of the natural beauty and resources we all depend upon for recreation and survival.

 

2017-08-08Aug 8, 2017

Combining a love for fashion and puppies, Santa Rosa Plaza is thrilled to invite fashionistas and families to celebrate back-to-school on August 12 at 2 p.m. for the 8th Annual Mutts and Models Fashion Show, hosted in conjunction with Sonoma County Animal Services and Julie Nation Academy. Models will be wearing the latest in back-to-school fashion from retailers at Santa Rosa Plaza. Adoptable puppies and dogs from Sonoma County Animal Services will strut the runway with models. Guests have the opportunity to adopt the mutt models after the show.

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

One of the first things a newcomer notices on moving to Sonoma, as I did three years ago, is the large number of pricey fundraisers that are held to support our many nonprofits. Instead of partying at home, our well-to-do throw a party for a worthy cause while wining and dining elegantly among friends.

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

To all Forestvillians (and those who wish they were) What an honor to take over writing this column from Richard Naegle. It was Richard who got me involved in local projects in the first place. His enthusiasm for all things Forestville was catching. Volunteer he said, you’ll like it. He was right. I’ve met some of the best people on the planet thanks to his encouragement. Because of that I feel a part of this community, and that feels good.

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

For the past two years, Linda L. Conner, Producer and Scott Goree, Executive Director have planned, organized, and run the Cotati Accordion Festival to raise money for local schools. The festival features Everything from classical music, with vocals of professional quality, to punkish versions of popular songs, low growling jazz tunes, jubilant polkas, and party Zydeco.

2017-06-28Jun 28, 2017

Twenty-seven different projects were selected this year, ranging from those mentioned above to support of the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods community education events, safety updates at the Earle Baum Center of the Blind, ADA updates to bring Ives Pool into compliance with ADA standards, and a new portable defibrillator for the Sebastopol Volunteer Fire Department.

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

I have never been so proud to live in Sonoma County.

Over the past 11 days, we’ve been to Hell and back. The worst wildfire in the history of the State of California slammed into the heart of our community, consuming everything in its path.

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

Plastic Free July, like Earth Day, is an annual reminder of what we need to do every day.

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

“I was troubled and didn’t know what to do. My neighbor suggested I call FISH. The FISH representative’s help and assistance allowed my family to make it through a tough time.”

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

A coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates have launched theUndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County to provide direct assistance to undocumented Sonoma County residents who are victims of the Northern California fires.

2017-10-22Oct 22, 2017

The American Red Cross will be opening a Client Service Center for residents impacted by the Pocket, Tubbs, and Nuns Fires on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the American Red Cross Santa Rosa Office (5297 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday, October 29th.

2017-10-21Oct 21, 2017

Sonoma County is coming out for our own in more ways than we can count. SONOMA-STRONG

If you know of a BENEFIT, FUNDRAISER, or GENEROUS OFFER that raises money to help our home recover, please email it to me atvesta@sonic.net - - OR - COMMENT bylogging in to our webpage COMMENT section. THANK YOU!

2017-10-19Oct 19, 2017

October 19, 2017 - CAL FIRE, the Santa Rosa Police Department, the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol provided updates related to the fires in Sonoma County.

 

2017-10-19Oct 19, 2017

Sonoma County residents will soon be able to view current aerial imagery (photos) of their properties within some burn areas.  Right now we have aerial imagery of Coffey Park and Journey’s End Mobilehome Park.This was taken from an authorized drone controlled by law enforcement. 

2017-10-18Oct 18, 2017

We need your financial support to respond to this disaster. We are here to support our neighbors for the long haul and hope you will give generously to support our efforts. Please visit refb.org to make an investment in recovery.

2017-10-16Oct 16, 2017

Redwood Empire Food Bank is offering a special drive-through distribution to our community this week - the Station 3990 distribution - providing FREE produce, non-perishable foods and snacks, staple groceries, including a variety of breads and tortillas, an assortment of canned goods, quality proteins, water and healthy beverages, and dairy items when available to ALL of our neighbors in need. No identification is required. Open to anyone in need of food assistance at the Redwood Empire Food Bank station house: 3990 Brickway Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.

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