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Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz

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2018-03-15Mar 15, 2018

Sonoma County high school students are joining the national movement calling for action to address gun violence in schools. Members of the Sonoma County Junior Commission on Human Rights, with support from Petaluma Moms Demand Action, are organizing a county wide rally on Saturday, March 24th

2017-11-30Nov 30, 2017

As Santa Rosa recovers from the unprecedented wildfires disaster, it is our top priority to help those affected by the rebuilding process. We’d like to share a few updates and new resources that provide assistance and answer questions regarding the fire recovery efforts.

2017-11-22Nov 22, 2017

Santa Rosa Fire Update: Fires are 100% Contained: It has been one month since fires broke out in Santa Rosa and surrounding areas, and to give you an idea of the magnitude of the fire,The Tubbs fire burned down 4,658 homes in the Santa Rosa area, including Fountaingrove, Coffey Park, and Larkfield and is the most destructive of the Sonoma County fires.

2017-11-11Nov 11, 2017

On Sunday, November 12th, the City of Santa Rosa will host a press conference on the potential impacts of incoming rain in the Fountaingrove area, and provide important information for area residents. 

2017-10-25Oct 25, 2017

On the morning of October 9, 2017 at approximately 2:30am the lives of thousands of Santa Rosa residents changed. I was sitting at my computer when I smelled smoke; I searched the house, but saw no fire so I went outside and was met by howling winds and a sky that was bright red.

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

For some of the 480 Santa Rosa Junior College students who lost homes in the recent fires, returning to class will help them regain a sense of normalcy. But many students will find it challenging to attend classes while trying to resurrect day-to-day basics of their lives. 

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

Dan and Stacey Hageman live just east of Coffey Park, in a house at the point whereHemlock Street and Dogwood Drive meet on the northeastern edge of a neighborhood almost completely destroyed in the firestorm that roared offFountaingrove on Monday, Oct. 9.


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.

2018-03-02Mar 2, 2018

What does the Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway have in common with the increased popularity of bicycling in Santa Rosa? Cycling infrastructure included in the Southeast Greenway is the next important project to create a way to move around the Santa Rosa Plain on a bike without having to engage with cars. As our city continues to define itself as a cycling destination, Greenway bike paths will become an attraction for cyclists – both residents and visitors alike

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

Santa Rosa is transition from at-large to district-based elections November 6, 2018.

2018-02-27Feb 27, 2018

Six limited liability companies (LLCs) have applied for permits to grow cannabis within the Bennett Valley Area Plan. The well-funded promoters of the marijuana industry told the Board of Supervisors in late 2016 that most applicants for permits under the Sonoma County Cannabis Land Use Ordinance would be “mom and pop” farmers who have been growing cannabis for years.

2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018

What does the Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway have in common with the increased popularity of bicycling in Santa Rosa? Eric Anderson, co-owner of the recently renovated Astro Motel, which caters to cyclists, had this to say: 

2018-02-03Feb 3, 2018

Services available for Women experiencing sexual harassment or domestic violence: In light of the #MeToo andTimes Up Movement I thought it was important to let the women of Santa Rosa/Sonoma County that they are not alone if they had an issue with sexual harassment or domestic violence.

2018-01-22Jan 22, 2018

Vibrant country music inspires three women to give up their mediocre lives in favor of a one-way ticket to Nashville. Classic songs like “I Will Always Love You” and “9 to 5” link together to progress the story and deepen understanding of the characters, while causing laughs along the way.

2018-01-04Jan 4, 2018

District Elections:  Due to the local state of emergency for Santa Rosa, the topic of district based elections was put on hold. Councilman Tibbetts reports the city was granted a postponement from the attorney, Kevin Shankenman, to resume in early spring.

2017-12-15Dec 15, 2017

In the first weeks of October, the Tubbs Fire raged through the Coffey Park neighborhood destroying nearby K-Mart and numerous businesses along Hwy 101. Flames and high heat scorched Kohl's Department Store and destroyed Chloé’s French Café located on the north side of Sutter Health's Largest Medical Office Building in Sonoma County. But the building survived even though nearly 300 widows blew out and smoke and heat damage closed the center for nearly two months.

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