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2019-04-29Apr 29, 2019

The Santa Rosa neighborhood Heritage project is a neighborhood-based digital medium map program. The program has been in the making for three-years and is designed as a broad-based community engagement program that works with the city’s existing neighborhoods to create an interactive digital map of sites, places and stories important to the people who live there. The DRAWDOWN workshop , is a 2-hour workshop that invites participants  to see both the possibility of reversing global warming and that each has an important role to play in that process.  The program is based on Paul Hawken’s book, “DRAWDOWN", which is considered to be one of the most comprehensive plans ever proposed to reverse global warming.   Pachamama Alliance, a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all, created this series of workshops. 


2019-01-02Jan 2, 2019

Five years after the killing of Andy Lopez, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a $3 million settlement with Lopez's family. Is it a step towards community healing for the family?

Congressman Mike Thompson is now accepting applications for the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition, open to high school students across Thompson’s District. This annual competition showcases the artistic talents and ability of students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. All winning pieces are displayed in the United States Capitol. Northbay Youth Climate Strike in solidarity with National & Global Youth Climate Strike. On Saturday March 15 an estimated 200 people of all ages gathered in Courtyard Square in Santa Rosa in conjunction with the 1.6 million young climate change activists in 120 countries who skipped school on March 15 in what may be considered one of the biggest environmental protests in history.


2019-04-24Apr 24, 2019

A low-power radio station with roots in the West County will celebrate its move to a studio in Santa Rosa with barn-raising party in late May. Sources say it will be an "udderly" brilliant celebration.

2019-02-28Feb 28, 2019

In late February, local veterans experiencing homelessness finally moved into their new homes, a group of 14 small houses located on county-owned land in north Santa Rosa. The lot, located on the county’s administrative campus, is the location of Veterans Village, a group of tiny houses intended to house veterans receiving federal benefits.There are approximately 200 veterans living without shelter in the county, out of the total estimated homeless population of nearly 3,000, according to the county’s 2018 point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness.

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

On Thursday, February 21, the Santa Rosa City Council wrangled over the city’s priorities for the coming year in a conference room at the Flamingo Hotel. The process offers citizens a view of the city’s management process and the sometimes-messy business of governing the city. 

2019-01-28Jan 28, 2019

Last month I reported that I did not have the results to the elections held on January 12th, for Assembly District 2 represented by Assemblyman Jim Woods and on January 26 District 10 represented by Marc Levine had their Assembly Delegates Elections. In 1980, the National Women's History Project (NWHP) was founded in Santa Rosa, by Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett, and Bette Morgan to broadcast women's historical achievements.  On March 12, 1987, the celebration became official when Congress passed legislation designating March as Woman's History Month in the United States. SRJC  Dream Center expands to offer free legal advice to undocumented students.

2019-01-26Jan 26, 2019

On January 12th, Assembly District 2 represented by Assemblyman Jim Woods had their Assembly Delegates Elections.  Those elected will serve for two years on the Central Committee for the California Democratic Party representing District 2 that includes parts of Santa Rosa and all the way up the coast to Eureka. ... A crowd of 4500 people gathered at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa for the 2019 Women’s March on January 19.


2019-01-21Jan 21, 2019

Yang Capital and restaurateurs Anderson Pugash and Benson Wang are planning a repositioning of The Flamingo. The Flamingo was built in 1957 and has long been a cornerstone of the Santa Rosa community. The team plans to honor its history and sense of community through a thoughtful restoration and renovation of the property.


2019-01-03Jan 3, 2019

Aurora Santa Rosa, a hospital with 95 mental health beds, has big plans for the coming year. The hospital is partnering with Stanford Medicine and Sonoma State University to host new events, and has plans to add 49 new beds by October. 

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