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Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz

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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.

Apr 28, 2017
Apr 26, 2017

It is so important to vote in local elections. I believe with money interests having so much influence in our elections it is necessary to evaluate what comes in the mail and important to ask ourselves , whose interests they are serving.

Apr 22, 2017

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an independent dwelling unit located on a property containing a single-family residence, which includes sleeping quarters, bathing facilities, and kitchen.

Apr 14, 2017

“The Welcome Roseland videos are a way to engage residents in a creative, light-hearted manner,” says Caluha Barnes, Director of Community Engagement. “We receive many questions from the public about what impacts the annexation will have on those who live and work in Roseland.”

Apr 3, 2017

There’s a nice, little show running in the 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theatreright now. You’ve probably never heard of it, though it’s been around a little over 20 years.

Mar 31, 2017

Insights from the peer mental health movement offer hope to any seeking a life of peace, wellness, and fulfillment.

Mar 30, 2017

After nearly a decade at its Glen Elen location, Yeti Restaurant has established a reputation for excellent Indian and Nepalese cuisine, as well as attentive service, an extensive wine and beer list, and a classy yet comfortable ambiance.

Mar 30, 2017

On Saturday, April 29th at 12:30 pm, The City of Santa Rosa will host the dedication and ribbon cutting for the reunification of Old Courthouse Square. The community is invited to attend this historic event in the heart of Downtown Santa Rosa.

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.”

May 22, 2017

Can a young woman from rural Sonoma County find happiness working in an upscale art gallery in Santa Rosa? For Camille Marie Palmer the answer is a resounding “Yes.” The manager of the Calabi Gallery on Tenth Street, Camille says that from an early age her parents instilled in her “an appreciation for art.”

May 22, 2017

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin invites community members to apply for positions on local policy making bodies. Applications and a list of all boards, commissions, and committees to which the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appoints members is available online at: The vacancy list on the site shows available opportunities for involvement.

May 6, 2017

Sonoma County Fair temporary jobs, internships and volunteer positions are available for the 11 day Holidaze-themed Fair, coming August 3 -13 to the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. Positions are open for team members with varied skills and abilities. Apply now for an up-close experience with the Fair and to play an essential role in making this year’s Sonoma County Fair be successful.

Apr 28, 2017

If you are a younger person who avoids theatre because you think it doesn’t speak to you in a language of music or movement or story that you speak in, there’s a show you should see.

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