SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, – November marks the beginning of the best parts of the season ahead: Festive celebrations, seasonal pop-ups and activities, the joy of giving, and lots of delicious ways to wine and dine with friends and family. ‘Tis the season to enjoy the spoils of autumn, from savoring cozy winery experiences to catching… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County Buys Hotel To House Homeless Vulnerable To COVID

SONOMA COUNTY, CA — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase Tuesday of a hotel in downtown Santa Rosa for $7.95-million. The hotel will house homeless people who are most vulnerable to developing COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Funds for the purchase of Hotel Azura, 635 Healdsburg Ave., were supplied by… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County secures housing for vulnerable homeless individuals

Today the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of Hotel Azura in Santa Rosa using $7.95 million in funds supplied by the state through the Project Homekey program. Sonoma County’s procurement of Hotel Azura will provide additional temporary housing for vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness. Sonoma County expects to close escrow next week and proceed with converting Hotel Azura… Keep Reading

Gift Card Giveaway: FoodMaxx Celebrates Santa Rosa Renovations

SANTA ROSA, CA — FoodMaxx officially welcomes shoppers at 6 a.m. Wednesday to its newly renovated Santa Rosa store at 2055 Sebastopol Road in the Stony Point Plaza. Designed to keep costs low, the store’s interior has been renovated in a warehouse-style format with steel shelving for efficient pallet and case stocking. Upon entering, customers… Keep Reading

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Get Your Gobble on! Council on Aging Providing meals to Seniors 60+

​The Council on Aging provides Meals on Wheels to all of Sonoma County (with the exception of the Petaluma and Penngrove areas). Please contact Petaluma Peoples Services Center for these areas at 707-765-8490. We serve Sonoma County areas. Please Contact Us for more information. Since 1977, Council on Aging has operated the largest meal program for seniors in… 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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Residents push for no camping on North Sonoma Mountain

During the 2017 wildfires, Rebecca and Jim Casciani hauled buckets of water from Matanzas Creek and their hot tub to put out spot fires that threatened their home and neighbors’ houses along Sonoma Mountain Road. Three years later, the couple remains on high alert. They keep fire hoses and a ladder to the roof in… Keep Reading

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Close to Home: Sonoma County needs protection for tenants

Despite the continuing public health emergency, California courts have resumed most eviction cases. From April 6 through Sept. 1, a state Judicial Council emergency rule suspended evictions across the state, except those necessary to protect public health and safety. This emergency protection was critical in preventing unnecessary evictions and protecting public health. Since the order… Keep Reading

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Ex-Sonoma County Deputy Arrested in Killing of Suspect

SANTA ROSA, CALIF. (AP) — A former Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who slammed a suspect’s head into a car door frame last year and put him in a neck hold after a chase has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. Charles Blount, 61, turned himself in at the Sonoma County jail Monday night on a… Keep Reading

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