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Santa Rosa Snippets - November 2014


Santa Rosa Snippets - November 2014

by Jo Anne Cohn

Do you feel that you and your family are prepared if a major earthquake hits Santa Rosa?  If not, you might want to familiarize yourself with COPE - Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies.

COPE was started by residents in Oakmont, in cooperation with the Santa Rosa Fire Department and the American Red Cross.  COPE helps residents, families and neighborhoods become and remain better prepared to respond to and recover from emergency situations. With the earthquake earlier this Fall in Napa and the news that pressure on the Rodger Creek fault is building up, it is important that each of us is well prepared in the event that “the big one” hits Santa Rosa.

COPE volunteers can help you develop individual response plans, maintain individual emergency supply kits and outreach to your neighbors in the community. The City of Santa Rosa provides a guide for setting up COPE Neighborhood Teams, “How to COPE with Emergencies” in both English and Spanish.

If you have not registered as a COPE Neighborhood Leader, or you wish to organize your neighborhood or business using COPE, be sure to contact COPE –Santa Rosa Fire Department – at  707-543-3527 or via email at

Recycling Facility Tour

Each month I try and let my fellow Santa Rosa residents know what’s happening in our town. Who knew that this month I’d be letting people know about a tour of where our trash goes! Have any of you ever wondered what happens to the trash and recycling once it goes in your black and blue bin?  Or perhaps you’ve wondered what materials are recyclable vs. what items should go in the trash. If you’ve had any of these conundrums, sign up for the tour of the material recovery facility!

The Sonoma Green Business Program will host a FREE tour of the Sonoma County Recycling Facility on Monday, November 3rd from 12pm-1pm at 3400 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa. Space is limited to first 30 people that RSVP. For more information and to register visit:

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving?  Come celebrate giving thanks with Snoopy on Saturday, November 15th from 1pm-4pm at the Charles M. Schulz Museum! Enjoy a re-creation of Snoopy’s Thanksgiving meal of toast, popcorn and jelly beans from the classic television holiday special, along with hands-on crafts, and other fun family activities! Bring 2 cans of food to donate in exchange for 1 free child’s admission.  Contact Dalton Wiley ( or 707-523-7902 ext. 114) at the Redwood Empire Food Bank for more details.

And don’t forget that Sunday, November 23rd you can enjoy free admission to the Schulz Museum! From 1:00 – 3:00 pm meet guest cartoonist Attaboy whose latest book, The Book Of Hugs, is an illustrated guide to a diverse range of hilariously uncomfortable embraces, as well as tips on Who to Hug, How to Hug, When to Hug, plus the very important Who NOT to Hug.

Wild Kingdom in Santa Rosa 

Join Peter Gros, former co-host and current ambassador of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom (currently airing on Animal Planet), as he shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences, and timeless tales at the Wells Fargo Center, Friday November 7th at 6:30pm. He highlights his many adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers while introducing friendly, exotic animals to audience members, and telling inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation and wildlife filming.  For more information, contact the Wells Fargo Center box office at 707-546-3600.