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Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz

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2020-02-29Feb 29, 2020

Women's History Month celebration has a special meaning; women are celebrating the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote across the nation. Santa Rosa Rosie Rally 2020 is celebrating International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8th. This is a free event and people are encouraged to, bring your "We Can Do It" Spirit and dress up as Rosie the Riveter, Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies.

2020-01-24Jan 24, 2020

Nancy Wang, President of the Redwood Empire Chinese Association wishes everyone a Happy New Year and invites folks to their 29th New Year celebration in Santa Rosa. After 11 hours interviewing 19 candidates to replace Councilwoman Julie Combs, Dick Dowd, a 77-year-old retired builder and 25-year veteran of the Board of Public Utilities was appointed; in appointing another man to the board there is an imbalance along with a strong progressive voice being eliminated. Santa Rosa Passes Climate Emergency Resolution. From Suffrage To #Metoo: Groundbreaking Women In Sonoma County Exhibit Opens  January 25 - September 13, 2020. 

2019-12-27Dec 27, 2019

Santa Rosa City Council Votes for new Vice Mayor. City Council Woman Julie Combs resigns and Replacement process begins. The annual MLK birthday celebration in Santa Rosa will be January 19. The theme this year is, “Live the Legacy, Make it Happen.” 4th Annual Women’s March will be on January 18 in Santa Rosa, and there is Exhibition Highlights Groundbreaking Sonoma County Women. 

2019-11-27Nov 27, 2019

As I am writing this the Gold Coin Motel on Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa is in escrow being purchased by St. Vincent de Paul to build housing units for the homeless in Santa Rosa.  The Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center held their 2019 Peacemaker Awards and fundraiser in November. Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released a statement after a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. The historic Home and Gardens of Luther Burbank is decorated in old fashioned holiday decorations inside the house and on the grounds.

2019-10-27Oct 27, 2019

November 2019. Rental Discrimination Ordinance, SRJC Free Tuition and Online Classes, Women's Suffrage Project Centennial, The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony. Hear stories from a panel of six women veterans about their service experience and how it affected their lives.  Their service included World War II through the present conflicts. 

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