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Marin-Sonoma Narrows highway project up for key funding vote

A project to address one of the worst traffic chokepoints in the North Bay is heading to a key vote that could bring it closer to completion. On Dec. 2, the California Transportation Commission is set to vote on appropriating $40.1 million to the Marin-Sonoma Narrows project. The state-led project aims to ease the heavy… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County Regional Parks Purchases 500 Acres Near Monte Rio

Santa Rosa, CA – November 9, 2020 – Sonoma County Regional Parks has acquired more than 500 acres in Monte Rio through a collaborative effort to preserve critical coastal range forest and create a diverse trail system in what will be the first regional park for this part of the county. The 515 acres purchased from… Keep Reading

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Envisioning an Inn on Santa Rosa Island

As the second largest chunk of Channel Islands National Park, and yet with a fraction of the visitors to Santa Cruz or Anacapa islands, Santa Rosa Island is a wonderland for lovers of nature and solitude. But visitors tend to be of the hardier sort, forced to endure a multi-hour ferry ride across often rough… Keep Reading

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What’s best for Gleason Beach?

The iconic Gleason Beach / Scotty Creek watershed presents a prime example of a place where early pioneering settlers, digging out a dirt road by hand and horse-drawn equipment, followed the shortest distance between two points. Before contemporary land use planning was even a thing here, a precarious subdivision was sold off and houses built… Keep Reading

Local hikes worth the drive

South entrance: 3820 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa North entrance: 2080 Kawana Terrace, Santa Rosa Currently open at this park: All trails Currently closed at this park: No restrictions Taylor Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve is a prominent landmark in southeast Santa Rosa and offers panoramic views of the city from trails that… Keep Reading

SONOMA COUNTY OPENS UP FOR LEISURE TRAVELERS

Sonoma County, – After three months of shelter-in-place and associated lodging and locals-only restrictions on a variety of businesses, Sonoma County’s health officer has announced that the region will re-open for travelers visiting from outside the county starting June 19. This is the latest in a series of re-opening announcements for Sonoma County’s hospitality industry.… Keep Reading

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