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2019-06-20Jun 20, 2019

Fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Sonoma County year-round, including Fourth of July

Here is a schedule of LEGAL FIREWORKS EVENTS IN SONOMA COUNTY

2019-04-29Apr 29, 2019

Young adult years are extremely important for brain development, but teenagers who are mesmerized by social media won't grow into healthy adults. For the sake of the next generation, it is important to shield children and teenagers from excessive phone and social media use, a Sonoma State student writes.

2019-04-25Apr 25, 2019

Starting May 1, older adults can call a new information and assistance line at (707) 565-INFO (565-4636) for answers to questions about a host of aging issues and get referrals to helpful community and government services from Sonoma County Adult & Aging Division social workers. The free phone assistance is offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in English and Spanish. (Interpretation in other languages or communication accommodations can be arranged on request.) . Callers learn about local programs and benefits, such as Meals on Wheels, specialized medical support and other services that can help them have a better quality of life or get through an illness or injury more comfortably.

2019-04-24Apr 24, 2019

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the sale today of $83.9 million in revenue bonds on behalf of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to provide financial assistance to local governments for safe drinking water projects. The sale represents the inaugural issuance of bonds by the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program.



 

2019-04-17Apr 17, 2019

2-1-1 is a free telephone and web-based information and referral service. The service connects Sonoma County residents with health and human services and resources when assistance is needed, including during times of disaster. The transfer of 2-1-1 Sonoma County management from the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) to United Way of the Wine Country (UWWC) allows each organization to strategically focus on their core service and expand the value each organization contributes to the community.

2019-04-10Apr 10, 2019
2019-04-10Apr 10, 2019
2019-04-09Apr 9, 2019
2019-04-04Apr 4, 2019

A local scout master tells how a local Girl Scouts Troop, The Unicorns, successfully broke into the number one boys club in the country, The Boy Scouts of America.

2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019
2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019

The Matsuri! Japanese Arts Festival, back for its tenth year, will feature taiko drumming, traditional Japanese dance and music, martial arts demonstrations, Tea Ceremony, and more. There will also be a children’s activity booth and mochitsuki—the pounding of sweet rice into cakes. Complementing the festivities and performances will be many exhibitors and vendors offering Japanese arts, crafts, and food.

2019-06-13Jun 13, 2019

“Can the girls really do it?  Can they keep up with the boys?” I am not sure how to describe how it felt when they announced that we had won first place overall.  I mean, how does one describe a dream coming true besides the absolute best thing in the world?  

2019-03-27Mar 27, 2019

Senator Mike McGuire joined Senator Jerry Hill and 16 other California State Legislators to introduce legislation that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco in the Golden State. “Lured by fruit, candy and other kid-friendly flavors, high school and middle school students throughout the U.S. are vaping in record numbers,” said Senator Hill. “We must stop the appalling epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth.”

2019-03-04Mar 4, 2019

Why should we change the way we treat aging, dying, and death? Because the traditional ways do not fit who we are now. Just as many of us have worked to become more conscious about such things as food, health care, community connections, and spiritual development, so now we are raising consciousness around the way we leave this precious life.

2019-02-27Feb 27, 2019

Our attitudes about risk-taking definitely evolve.  We certainly have a blaisé attitude when we are kids — it changes when we have kids!  We lay down the law of do and don’t, and save our own childhood risky adventure stories until they are old enough to not want to go out and try them! My own risk-taking doesn’t trouble me a lot, and never has. It’s the powerful risks that others take and that cause ripple effects on me personally, my loved ones, my community and my beloved country that really piss me off!

2019-02-26Feb 26, 2019

Santa Rosa's Recreation and Parks Department is hiring over 300 seasonal employees to help run the city’s robust operation of swim lessons and public swim hours, summer day camps, youth and adult recreation programs, and outdoor park activities and amusements.

2019-02-22Feb 22, 2019

At this year's showcase, nearly 500 students from 20 public and private schools and 18 school districts will take turns showing their work, exploring the work of other students, and participating in hands-on science and maker activities. 

2019-02-21Feb 21, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Veteran Affairs office, on the Santa Rosa campus, has announced plans to partner with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVAHCS) in order to expand services for SRJC’s student veterans, beginning Feb. 26. Additional services will include assistance with obtaining VA and community resources, assistance with enrollment in VA health care, and referrals for eligible student veterans and others at the SRJC location

2019-02-05Feb 5, 2019

A wide variety of family entertainment is planned for the upcoming President’s Day Weekend. The community supported Cloverdale Citrus Fair kicks off the Fair Season in California showcasing its spectacular citrus fruit displays and honoring the citrus belt that was once part of the Northern Sonoma County landscape.

2019-02-01Feb 1, 2019

This year over 400 kids from ten schools will head to Ives Pool, downtown Sebastopol, for their lessons beginning the week of April 23. A former Red Cross swim instructor at Ives, Greg is looking for volunteers to teach these basic swim lessons. You just need to enjoy working with kids, and want them to be safe around the water. You will not only be helping kids stay safe, but it is a lot of fun as well.

2019-02-01Feb 1, 2019

Homelessness is one of Sonoma County’s most intractable problems. Despite the efforts of local activists, nonprofits, and government agencies, the number of people living on the streets, in vehicles, and in improvised shelters remains largely unchanged from year to year.

2019-01-31Jan 31, 2019

I’m standing on a subway platform in the sweltering heat of August. I managed to make it here by following my 16-year-old daughter Kim. It was my relaxed little teen who effortlessly bought the metro card, found the right train line, and got me unstuck five times from the turnstile. It is her first morning in New York, a mere 3,000 miles from our tiny town on the Russian River in California — Guerneville, population 4,534.

 

2019-06-11Jun 11, 2019

Petaluma, CA – Farm workers who pick our food are victims of an unjust system that benefits corporations over workers, often leaving parents and grandparents unable to afford school supplies for their children or grandchildren. Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) – where farm worker rights are a critical pillar of our advocacy – strives to give these children every possible chance at success. Today we announce the launch of our 2019 School Supply Drive to benefit the children of farm workers and support families trying to meet their basic needs.

 

2019-01-27Jan 27, 2019

Truth be told, almost everything unravels without Love somewhere in the mix.   We must bring Love back out of the shadows and underbrush where it’s surely been hiding, waiting for us to regain our balance.  Then we have to find a way to take back our country with love enough to govern with integrity, feed the hungry, welcome those folks Emma Lazarus spoke about, kiss, embrace and care for our veterans, comfort our frightened children, care for our frail elderly, cleanse our environment, help the less fortunate than ourselves...

 

2019-01-15Jan 15, 2019

Between January 15-20 the State will issue February CalFresh benefits earlier than usual to many Sonoma County residents to cover food during the coming month. The early allocation is due to concerns that the partial federal government shutdown will prevent issuance of the benefits in February. Payments will be made by the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), from reserves approved by Congress in 2018.

2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

Every year a nostalgic ritual takes the place of pulling things from the attic, foraging into the holiday storage bins and if truth be told, sniffing deeply into the used tissue paper cradling the breakable ornaments from childhood to catch that musty scent of Christmas past. Each item holds some wisp of magic for me whether it’s a reindeer made of a plastic spoon with pipe cleaner antlers, a baby’s first Christmas ornament and most especially my dad’s Ben + Jerry’s eggnog bowl that he bought in 1955.

2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

Roger and Linda Collins were honored as Sebastopol's latest "Locals Who Make a Difference" for the passionate dedication they have shown while hosting an annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for the past 18 years.

2019-06-08Jun 8, 2019

SMART will offer free rides on weekends and holidays for youth ages 18 and under, beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The summer pilot program lets youth ride free, when accompanied by a paying adult. There is no limit to the number of youth riders each adult can bring. Weekend and holiday parking at SMART lots will also be free during this summer promotion.

 

2019-06-03Jun 3, 2019

Pie baking contest judged by local celebrities including Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and Sherrif Mark Essick. Download entry form. See official rules. Drop off entry forms at Russian River Senior Center or e-mail to  Emily.heinzelman@westcountyservices.org  no later than 3:00 p.m. June 14.

2019-05-28May 28, 2019

It started for me many years ago when one of my mentors, told me about the useful tool:  Letters Not For Mailing.  Her name was Ruth.  She was the General Manager of a “high profile” women’s clothing department store in Boston.  It was a position unusual at that time, hard won and requiring a lot of diplomacy working with 99% of the managers of that venue being male.  One tool became especially useful.   Letters Not For Mailing was basically just a simple discipline that could save the user a lot of grief, and bring the user clarity and a certain kind of success handling sticky situations.  

2019-05-28May 28, 2019

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County held its Youth of the Year youth recognition program in late April.  The awards highlight young people’s character, personal growth, academic performance, and leadership qualities.  A total of 1,142 youth were recognized for being outstanding Club Members this year.

2019-05-24May 24, 2019

One of the wonderful things about Cloverdale is its ever-increasing diversity, including  personal perspectives and views on life. Both of us have lived here for almost 20 years. Both of us have been active in our community, meeting different people, listening to them, interacting with each other in many positive ways. Recently, we began thinking: “Wouldn’t it be great to start a community dialogue?” Vicky Groom is one community leader whose special path we often cross. We asked Vicky to write her personal story of why and how she got involved doing “something” on a local and  national level. Here, in her own words, is her inspiring story:

 

2019-05-09May 9, 2019

Thanks, Mommy for keeping your promise to be with me from the other side. Very clever of you to send me to that old file to find your messages. I'm sharing this with my friends. Happy Mother's Day. 

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