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Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz

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Oct 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.

Aug 29, 2017

The Spring Lake Water Bark, which allows dogs to swim and play off-leash at the Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon, will take place on seven dates this fall.

Aug 25, 2017

Hundreds of spectators, dignitaries, and SMART Train employee family members crowded a bunting bedecked Railroad Square Depot on Friday, Aug. 25 to celebrate the kickoff of the first passenger rail service in Sonoma County in six decades.

Jul 31, 2017

The state of California announced on July 7, 2017 it will list glyphosate, as “Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer.” Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup and the most common pesticide in the world in hundreds of products, as a known human carcinogen under this state’s Proposition 65.

Jun 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.

Jun 15, 2017

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is set to consider next steps toward creating mixed income housing on a Santa Rosa property located on West College Avenue, which is currently owned by the Sonoma County Water Agency. At its meeting on June 20, 2017, the Board will be asked to approve a sale of the property from the Water Agency to the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (Commission) for $4.2 million, the current appraised value.

May 30, 2017

This is a continuation of the community park planning process that began in the summer of 2015. The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide development of this 19.2-acre park located in southeast Santa Rosa at Kawana Terrace and Meda Avenue.

May 25, 2017

The Reunified Old Courthouse Square had its official opening on May 29 with Mayor Chris Coursey assured us at the ribbon cutting, “it’a work in progress.”

Oct 15, 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.

Oct 2, 2017

Public Hearings: The City of Santa Rosa has initiated the legal process to transition to district-based voting for council members. The City asks for your help in designing voting districts. A series of Public Hearings will be held to receive community input and direction from the Council will be used by independent demographers to inform the development of the district boundaries.

Sep 27, 2017

Santa Rosa City Council: “The Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (the “Education Project”), through its attorney Kevin Shenkman, submitted a demand letter challenging the City’s at-large election of council members in July 2017.

Sep 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.

Sep 27, 2017

“It takes a village to answer the needs of individuals who find themselves chronically without a home.” The answer for some of Santa Rosa’s homeless population comes in the form of shelter at a former motel known as the Palms Inn, located on southern Santa Rosa Avenue. On a visit to artist Mario Uribe’s studio in late 2016, the owner of the property Akash Kalia, asked how he could bring an art component to The Palms Inn.

Aug 31, 2017

Santa Rosa Quality of Life Ordinance EvokedThe Santa Rosa City Council endorsed City staff recommendations to proceed with enforcing “quality of life ordinance violations.

Aug 31, 2017

“It takes a village” is a saying we are all familiar with.   The nonprofit, Serve A Little was founded in 2009, by Matthew Nalywaiko, with the idea that every community has needs, and people with abilities to meet those needs. 

Aug 31, 2017

The Jewish Community Free Clinic is seeking volunteer Providers (MD, DO, NP, and PA) and Nurses (RN and LVN) to help us
provide care at our weekly drop-in clinics.

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