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Same as it ever was in Santa Rosa

Really, everything is the same as it ever was, but… just a little bit different. When the pandemic first came to Sonoma County, it brought a new set of behaviors and expectations for how we — as a community — could work together to beat this virus. It was all different, at first — there… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County Reaches 75% Fully Vaccinated; Deaths Among Unvaccinated Up

SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) – Sonoma County’s health officer lauded residents on reaching the milestone of 75% of eligible residents being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but warned that the Delta variant spreading among the unvaccinated continues to remain a concern. According to health officer Dr. Sundari Mase, 323,605 residents age 12 and older are fully… Keep Reading

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City’s first cannabis shop will open at former resort hub

There’s finally some movement at the former El Gallo restaurant on Sonoma Highway, which closed over a year ago under financial pressure from the COVID shutdown. The building owners soon found a new tenant in Sparc, the “winner” of the City of Sonoma’s year-long dispensary search process. In the weeks since the demolition permit was… Keep Reading

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Labor Day weekend unhealthy air alert extended through Tuesday

Smoke from Northern California wildfires, stagnant heat and vehicle emissions triggered an extension of the holiday weekend smog alert through Tuesday. Officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District asked residents to limit driving and outdoor activity to avoid lengthy exposure to smog, which is particularly harmful to young children, seniors and those with… Keep Reading

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Expect warming weather trend for Labor Day weekend

If you’re staying put this Labor Day weekend, expect sunny skies with a gradual warm-up, from the upper 70s on Friday to the lower to mid-90s on Sunday and Monday, according weather forecasters. Smoke from wildfires in northwestern California that drifted into Sonoma County and other parts of the Bay Area on Thursday will start… Keep Reading

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Fire season, meet drought season. This is the new normal.

In the past couple of years, society has locked on to the term “new normal.” We hear it daily in our conversations with others, on the evening news and on social media. Pick most any subject that has changed in the past several years and someone will mention the “new normal.” When discussing fire season,… Keep Reading

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