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2017-08-08Aug 8, 2017

Earlier this year, the County started the Sonoma County Immigration Initiative to address the heightened fear and insecurity caused by new federal actions by finding ways to support our immigrant communities and nonprofit partners who serve them. Each Supervisor will be hosting a community meeting in their district to bring attention to this issue, help inform residents of their rights and available services, provide a forum for service providers, and receive input and feedback from the community. Community meetings will consist of a presentation followed by a resource fair with local organizations and legal service providers.

2017-06-28Jun 28, 2017

If you love rough and tumble action, you’ll love all of the events at the Chris Beck Arena. The PRCA Rodeo brings pro rodeo skills on Saturday, August 5. This year, there are three nights of Monster Truck action on August 10, 11, and 12. Then, a fair time favorite, the Destruction Derby, will bring more fun on Sunday, August 13. These events require an event ticket and Fair admission.

2017-06-28Jun 28, 2017

Moving has been said to be one of the 3 highest stress factors in our lives. When an older person, who may been living in their home for 30 years or more, has to move to a smaller residence by choice or is forced to move because they can no longer care for themselves, this can be one of the most trying times of life.

2017-06-28Jun 28, 2017

Flynn Creek Circus, Mendocino County’s own charmingly nostalgic, surprisingly fresh all human circus, will be raising their vintage big top tent in Santa Rosa for shows July 7-9th.

2017-06-28Jun 28, 2017

Sonoma and Marin residents are eagerly anticipating the launch of the new Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) train service.

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

“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.”

2017-06-26Jun 26, 2017

Old big-rig truck drivers would know what I mean. It’s the set of secondary gears on those big old diesels that either got you up a tough hill (very slow but very sure), or kept you from running right over the four wheelers on a downhill – that, and the “jake-brake!” Not for sissies – but that was long before the luxury rigs out there today.

2017-06-01Jun 1, 2017

From June 5th through August 4th, the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) will offer free and healthy lunches to Sonoma County children 18 years of age and younger. There are 31 different Summer Lunch Program sites spread throughout Sonoma County. Lunch is completely free, open to all children, and operates Monday through Friday during lunchtime.  

2017-05-26May 26, 2017

For murky, elusive reasons, I feel mentally pushed around and pulled apart by an angry alter ego that keeps arguing for points-of-order where it seems there are none.


2017-08-02Aug 2, 2017

While it’s already known as “the sweetest little fair in Sonoma County”, this year’sGravenstein Apple Fair becomes even sweeter, in the form of bees and honey. This year’s theme is “In Praise of Pollinators”, drawing attention to the critters, especially bees, who keep our food systems alive. 


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.

2017-05-22May 22, 2017

Local table tennis phenom David Gonzalez-Montoya and his coach, Barney Reed, of Stickman Skills Center, San Jose, drove to Los Angeles for the American Legal Net Cup (ALN) with JUMPSTART founder, Ann Maurice and two other high-performance players for a fun-filled weekend of table tennis matches.

2017-04-27Apr 27, 2017

Quite literally and obviously, age does create some limits; anyone ageing, at any age, knows that! (Even ‘tho it may be admitted through clenched teeth...) One of the fascinating, and sometimes infuriating, factors around this subject is the huge parcel of assumptions that comes along with the concept.

2017-04-01Apr 1, 2017

...and running hard. Spring announces “Hope!” all around, and I first try to get on that bandwagon; then, next,try not to fall off...

2017-04-01Apr 1, 2017
2017-03-30Mar 30, 2017

Sonoma County Farm Trails invites visitors to experience agricultural adventures at “Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies” April 29 and 30.

2017-03-29Mar 29, 2017

Outside the Council on Aging’s office is a newly completed tiny house that COA hopes to transform into thousands ofMeals on Wheels for home-bound seniors by selling raffle tickets to win the 191-square-foot tiny house and using the proceeds from the raffle to help fund COA’s Meals on Wheels program. And that’s where altruistic tiny house enthusiasts can help out.

2017-02-01Feb 1, 2017

When Greg Jacobs worked in the Sonoma County District Attorney's office, he was on a committee that reviewed all child deaths in the county every month. There were too many drownings in bathtubs, swimming pools, Lake Sonoma and the Russian River. All were preventable.  Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for kids 14 and under, nationally and worldwide. And now pediatricians are recommending swim lessons for one-year-olds.

2017-08-01Aug 1, 2017

Downsizing in all aspects of your life (because it’s time) can become pretty complex – just when you long for simplicity. It can plunge you into rapidly oscillating states of consciousness that bog down the process and make it drag on; and, on. You know, lingering too long over the old photos while trying to cull and sort!


2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

Get ready for the Total Solar Eclypse! On Monday August 21st, beginning around 9:30 am, the moon – slowly moving eastward – will begin to move in front of the sun and almost completely block it out.

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

Thanks to a collaborative effort between several local agencies, in 2016 Sonoma County was accepted into the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Communities (GNAFC), one of 175 communities in the growing Age-Friendly Network in the U.S.

2017-07-20Jul 20, 2017

With the recent detachment of the Russian River area from the Palm Drive Health Care District, RRARA currently seeks ongoing funding for the RRARA Coordinator to be able to continue our important work.

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

2017-07-12Jul 12, 2017

The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) has received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School Pantry program, a child hunger initiative that helps ensure low-income families have a readily accessible source of nutritious food to prepare well-balanced meals at home. This generous funding will allow the REFB to expand the School Pantry program to a new program site, located at Roseland Elementary, and help sustain eight existing sites in Sonoma County.

2017-06-28Jun 28, 2017

Sonoma County Regional Parks is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The Parks has been a vital part of land conservation and habitat restoration in Sonoma County, not to mention providing excellent recreation opportunities for people as well.

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