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2017-07-13Jul 13, 2017

Go out and have some fun on your bike this summer! Here are just a few of the classes, rides, and events you’ll find on the Sonoma County Gazette Calendar for bike fun and maintenance this summer. Look at our ALL EVENTS Calendar for these and other bike activities

2017-04-03Apr 3, 2017

Reading prepares children for learning and doing well in school and life. A child who comes to school having had early, fun experiences with books has a big step up in areas like reading skills, attention span, and success in school.

2017-04-01Apr 1, 2017
2017-03-21Mar 21, 2017

Can one meal provide empowerment? The Sonoma County Junior Commission believes it can, and they are committed to fighting to end poverty and food insecurity in our own county. The Junior Commission, made up of Sonoma County high school students, is hosting its third year of the Fight to End Food Insecurity Project

2017-06-30Jun 30, 2017

Saturn is the prominent planet this month! The quintessential ringed gas giant has been slowly making it’s return to our night skies since late May and is poised for perfect viewing on clear, still nights. The one issue with this distant world is that it’sreally distant. So, from Earth, it appears as if it’s simply just another “star” in the night sky. - except for one small difference… it doesn’t twinkle.

2017-06-27Jun 27, 2017

The First 5 Sonoma County Commission is seeking one Commissioner to represent educators specializing in early child development, and who represent the diverse cultural, social, and economic strengths and needs of our community. This is an unscheduled vacancy that would start in August and serve the remainder of the term (through 11-30-18).

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

I am a resident of our own Sonoma County who, like many of us, works with immigrants. For the last 25 years, I have worked as an immigration lawyer, originally in San Francisco, and now in Santa Rosa. Currently, with a wave of anxiety gripping the immigrant community here, immigration lawyers are very busy; I consult with about 8-12 new immigrant families per day, about 1500 per year. Most of these are undocumented immigrants.

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

One of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California is returning to Freezeout Canyon in the charming town of Duncans Mills, California, on the Russian River.

2017-05-22May 22, 2017

When I look at Forestville, here is what I see - a welcoming and nurturing community where all people support each other and the activities Forestville provides.

2017-04-12Apr 12, 2017

Sonoma County’s graduation rate in 2015-16 was 84.4 percent compared with 74.7 percent in 2009-10, according to California Department of Education data released today. It's also up 1.5 points from the prior year alone: In 2014-15, the graduation rate was 82.9. This number is also above the state’s record high average of 83.2.

2017-04-11Apr 11, 2017

AT&T, California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) are joining together to help educate students about the dangers of reckless and distracted driving at Elsie Allen High School on April 12, 2017. Students will participate in Impact Teen Drivers’ What Do You Consider Lethal? program and have the opportunity to experience the dangers of smartphone distracted driving first hand in AT&T’sIT CANWAITVirtual Reality Simulator.

2017-04-11Apr 11, 2017

All spellers received a certificate of accomplishment, participation ribbon, and a souvenir. The four top-place spellers received trophies to mark their achievement. First and second place winners are eligible to advance to the 2016 California State Spelling Championship. To follow the Sonoma County Office of Education on Facebook, please visit:

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