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2018-03-15Mar 15, 2018

Local resident Shana Jones has been honored as Woman of the Year bySenator Bill Dodd (D-Napa). In celebration of Women’s History Month, the state Senate honors women who have made significant contributions to their respective districts and communities.

2018-01-14Jan 14, 2018

When the Tubbs Fire roared through Santa Rosa’s Larkfield area in October, it not only gutted the northern end of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, but also the nearby sculpture garden where a number of Sculptor Bruce Johnson’s ( ) monumental redwood-and-copper sculptures were on display. Sadly, some of the pieces were burned to the ground. The fickle flames left others severely charred, while some pieces went virtually untouched.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

To provide a financial boost for those affected by the Sonoma County fires, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOS) is offering special assistance grants to low-income residents for up to $3000.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

As always I looked forward to Daily Acts annual “Ripple the World” breakfast October 12th at the Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Building.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

On the Thursday before Columbus Day Weekend, Craig Nelson traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for a show at the Ella Walton Richardson Gallery. Craig arrived home at 11:30 pm on that fateful Sunday night.  Two hours later, Craig and Anna, his wife and fellow artist, were fleeing from their home in Fountaingrove.

2017-12-20Dec 20, 2017

Though household incomes rose in 2016 for some Sonoma County families, more than 160,000 low-income households continued to be unable to afford the food needed to prepare three meals a day. For these residents, many of them children and seniors, going without lunch or missing breakfast is unavoidable even by those receiving help from local charitable and government nutrition programs.

2017-11-30Nov 30, 2017

To provide a financial boost for those affected by the Sonoma County fires, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOS) is offering special assistance grants to low-income residents for up to $3000. The grants aim to help those who lost possessions, jobs or income due to the fires: get or keep housing by paying a month’s mortgage, rent or security deposit; cover utility bills; buy essential household furniture, a wheelchair or other vital health aids; or cover costs of medically required dental care and non-routine automotive repairs for critically needed transportation.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

A few weeks after the fires were over, I attended a wedding reception for one of my cousins in the East Bay. She was registered at a high-end department store. The closest store is in San Francisco, but I was able to look at her registry online, listing expensive china and kitchen items. My cousin is in her 50’s, has money, has been married before. She doesn’t need these things.

2017-11-20Nov 20, 2017

As the recent North Bay fires raged, confusion, grief and shock gripped the entire community. In the depths of this chaos, local businesses, farmers, chefs, and wellness professionals came together to support the evacuees, volunteers and first responders with hot meals, holistic services, child care, and moral support. It was truly inspiring to see the care and generosity of the people who rallied offering so much support that within three days of the outbreak places were turning away donations and volunteers.

2017-10-25Oct 25, 2017

NOW is the time to support our Local Businesses.  Please call ahead for information regarding business hours.
(Find the most current list on F.B. Santa Rosa Firestorm Update Page.)

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

I have never been so proud to live in Sonoma County.

Over the past 11 days, we’ve been to Hell and back. The worst wildfire in the history of the State of California slammed into the heart of our community, consuming everything in its path.

2018-03-05Mar 5, 2018

The Community Soil Foundation raises awareness of the practices and methods of market organic farming and it’s benefits on community, health and ecology, while offering students and members of the community an opportunity to learn how to grow as well as gain directly organic food production in Sonoma County, California.

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

A coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates have launched theUndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County to provide direct assistance to undocumented Sonoma County residents who are victims of the Northern California fires.

2017-10-22Oct 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.

2017-10-19Oct 19, 2017

Sonoma County residents will soon be able to view current aerial imagery (photos) of their properties within some burn areas.  Right now we have aerial imagery of Coffey Park and Journey’s End Mobilehome Park.This was taken from an authorized drone controlled by law enforcement. 

2017-01-22Jan 22, 2017

This annual fundraising event has three epic Wine Country back road routes of varying distances and difficulty to appeal to cyclists of every skill level.  All three routes offer excellent scenery and are supported with mobile support (SAG) vehicles and crews.  There are also five fully staffed rest stops along the routes for participants to rest, rehydrate, and get a bite to eat.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Whether it's to teach business and horticulture skills to students or raising money to support a garden club's favorite project - selling plants works to the benefit of the organization selling and the gardener buying.

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

Ahhh, Spring is almost here! Don’t you just love the Spring? New beginnings, growth, fresh and brightness! Which leads me to my groovy and exciting news: After close to 12 years, I am no longer working at Community First Credit Union!

2018-02-17Feb 17, 2018

The Dunkin’ Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation presented a $12,500 donation with Redwood Empire Food Bank CEO, David Goodman, and Baskin-Robbin’s Northern California Operation Manager, Jeff Engelke to Redwood Empire Food Bank to help support child hunger needs in Sonoma County. The donation will support Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Every Child, Every Day program, which ensures a healthy start in life by filling the meal gap for at-risk children.

2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018

Immediate phase complete; transitions to mid and long-term groups & efforts. The relief fund has collected and distributed over $32 million from over 41,100 donors over the past 120 days, to support immediate needs of fire victims following the devastating fires that impacted Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties in October 2017.  The North Bay Fire Relief Fund represents one of the largest and most successful disaster relief efforts in Northern California history, with 100% of all donations collected directly benefitting neighbors in need.

2018-02-05Feb 5, 2018

There are lots of things to love this February month in our groovy town! HUGE shout out toRoger Jensen and his team at theR3, all of the donors/groovy town folk and Lazy Bear Fund (David Barker) for all of your hard work, dedication and love you put in to raising $17,000 for the Community Foundation of Sonoma County fire relief fund!

2018-01-22Jan 22, 2018

The Forestville Food Closet celebrates all the indispensable contributors  who so generously support this twice-monthly food give-out, a lifeline for  up to 73 Forestville families year round.

2018-01-22Jan 22, 2018

The Jewelry Project is an effort of just one small act of kindness by Santa Rosa residents and County EmployeesLori Cavanaugh andDevlin Martinsen. When a small post was made on the Sonoma County Fires-County of Sonoma Employee Needs Exchange Facebook Page of just a few photos of some jewelry laying around in the jewelry box, no longer being warn. 

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Apr 6, 13, & 14 @ 7:30pm
Apr 8 & 15 @ 2pm
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