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Santa Rosa plans to beef up police presence in Roseland with new substation

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The Santa Rosa Police Department is advancing plans to open a substation on the main artery in Roseland, a move police officials say reflects the city’s commitment to improving services in the historically underserved, predominantly Latino community.

Department officials say the move will reduce response times in southwest Santa Rosa and provide a place where residents can seek police assistance closer to home rather than driving to the police headquarters across town on Sonoma Avenue.

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Roseland children’s hopes and dreams embedded in nearly completed Boys & Girls club

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The hopes and dreams of Roseland school children are built into the walls of the nearly completed Boys and Girls Club in southwest Santa Rosa.

Literally. They’re written all over the building’s plywood shear panels by more than 250 Boy & Girls Club members from the Roseland area who a month ago were invited to see what’s being built for them.

Their aspirations include taking care of family or becoming a soccer player, a doctor, an actor, a teacher or a Boys & Girls Club employee. The kids were brought in to see how quickly their home-away-from-home was being built; many were awed.

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