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Drive-thru opportunities to share food at a hard time

As the pandemic grinds on, we’re all doing things we never did before. We’re making sure to have at least one mask before leaving home. Fist- and elbow-bumping. Learning to perform at home and electronically all sorts of tasks and functions we used to do on location and face-to-face. And many of us are for… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County hospitals in good shape for now

Early during the local coronavirus pandemic, maybe 1% of the patients occupying a hospital bed at Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley hospitals had a diagnosis of COVID-19. But that share has grown steadily, particularly in the past month, just as it has across the state. By the Fourth of July, some 5% of patients… Keep Reading

Santa Rosa City Schools officially OKs online start

Santa Rosa City Schools made official late Wednesday what was ordered by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week: All of the district’s approximately 16,000 students will start the school year Aug. 17 with online-only classes. The 7-0 vote was both expected and nearly ceremonial after Newsom declared last week that no schools in counties on the… Keep Reading

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Hospital workers strike, says management using pandemic against them

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Monday marked the first day of a week-long hospital strike in the North Bay. Hundreds of workers lined the sidewalk in front of Santa Rosa’s Memorial Hospital, banging drums, chanting, and waving signs. Motorists on Montgomery Drive added to the din, honking horns in support. The National Union of Healthcare Workers represents nursing… Keep Reading

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