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Santa Rosa mulls bond offering to knock down pension liabilities Santa Rosa City Council is considering selling more than $100 million of bonds to raise cash for its growing pension debt, a step that could ease budgeting in years to come but carries enough risk that some municipal financing experts warn against it. The costs… Keep Reading

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Get vaccinated and receive free admission to Summer Fun Fest at Sonoma County Fairgrounds Santa Rosa, CA  –  July 26, 2021  –  The Sonoma County Fairgrounds and the Sonoma County Medical Association are collaborating with the County’s vaccination efforts by providing free admission and a free ride ticket to members of the public who receive a COVID-19… Keep Reading

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If you’ve been saying “those drones are out of control!” Sonoma County supervisors have heard you. The County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors has given a preliminary thumbs-up to an ordinance that prohibits private or commercial drones from interfering with or impeding government response during local emergencies and public safety events. This includes fires, floods,… Keep Reading

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Overnight Closures Slated On SR-37 From Vallejo To Sonoma County

SOLANO AND SONOMA COUNTIES, CA — Caltrans is slated to begin road repairs and resealing broken asphalt along a 9.5-mile stretch of state Highway 37 from Solano County to Sonoma County. The roadwork starts at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, and continues through Friday, Aug. 13, with most of the work to take place overnight… Keep Reading

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Zero Waste and Recology team up for Plastic Free July

Zero Waste Sonoma and Recology Sonoma-Marin are teaming up to promote a zero-waste lifestyle by encouraging Sonoma County residents to participate in Plastic Free July. The Plastic Free July campaign was launched in 2011 by the Plastic Free Foundation to promote a lifestyle free from plastic waste. The main target for the campaign has been… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County awarded $37 million FEMA grant to mitigate wildfire risks

In an announcement that Supervisor Susan Gorin said took the Board by surprise,  President Joe Biden announced that the County of Sonoma will receive a $37 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for wildfire risk reduction. “Because Sonoma County knows all too well the devastation wrought by fire, they are the first to… Keep Reading

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Summer ain’t always sweet in Sonoma County

Between crowded beaches and neighborhoods, we’re finding that Sonoma County is a little saltier than sweet. On the hottest day of the year so far, two friends and I went to the beach. That is, we tried. Due to limited mobility, we needed a beach with easy access. Hopefully at the ocean, not on the… Keep Reading

Recreational water users urged to be cautious about toxic algae in Russian River

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and Sonoma County Department of Environmental Health Services advise caution for anyone who boats, fishes or swims after harmful algal blooms (HABs) were discovered in multiple Sonoma County rivers. Because children and dogs are most susceptible to serious health impacts, it is recommended that they avoid… Keep Reading

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