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February 23, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Man Sentenced to Maximum Sentence for Assault With Intent to Rape

Defendant Jamonie Alfonzoe Stevens, 28 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Mark Urioste to serve nine years and eight months in state prison, the maximum term allowed by law.  In December of 2023, a jury convicted Mr. Stevens of committing felony assault with intent to rape, making criminal threats, and false imprisonment. Read full story

February 23, 2024 | Human Resources Department

Ceasefire Letter

On February 22, 2024, the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights voted unanimously to pass a ceasefire letter that reads the following: In light of the severe human rights violations occurring in Gaza, Palestine, and Israel, the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights extends this appeal to all parties involved and affected community members. Acknowledging that the impact of armed conflict reverberates through generations, we understand that healing begins with a collective commitment to ending violence in all its forms. Read full story

February 22, 2024 | Board of Supervisors Department

West Sonoma County to celebrate opening of new satellite office in Guerneville on March 2

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and the District 5 staff will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 2 to celebrate the opening of a new district satellite office. The satellite office is located at 16390 Main St., Guerneville, in the former Bank of America building. Read full story

February 22, 2024 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Early in-person voting begins this weekend for March Presidential Primary Election

Early in-person voting for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election opens this weekend, Deva Marie Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters, announced today. Seven vote centers will be open for 11 consecutive days (including weekends) from Saturday, Feb. 24, to Election Day, Tuesday, March 5. Hours of operation for the vote centers will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Election Day itself when the hours will be extended from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Read full story

February 22, 2024 | Department of Emergency Management

SoCoAlert and warning exercise for the town of Windsor on Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 28 Sonoma County will be conducting a test of the SoCoAlert emergency notification system starting at 11 a.m. in Windsor and selected Sonoma County evacuation zones adjacent to the town. The County Department of Emergency Management and partners have collaborated on planning the exercise and conducting outreach in the targeted areas. Testing the efficiency of messaging to Spanish-speaking residents was a priority for the exercise planners. Read full story

February 21, 2024 | Office of the District Attorney

Concord Man Receives Life Sentence for 2019 Petaluma Outlets Murder

Defendant David Kyle Lubkin, 30 years old of Concord, CA was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the 2019 murder of Ezequiel Garcia. The defendant was found guilty after trial by a Sonoma County jury of First Degree Murder and Discharging a Firearm at a Motor Vehicle Causing Death on May 30, 2023. These convictions stem from the September 28, 2019, shooting death of 19-year-old Ezequiel Garcia of Santa Rosa at the Petaluma Outlets. Read full story

February 21, 2024 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport celebrates four new destinations as Avelo Airlines expands service

Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport today announced that Avelo Airlines will add four new non-stop destinations from STS, including Kalispell, Montana; Boise, Idaho; Salem, Oregon; and Pasco, Washington. Read full story

February 16, 2024 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Standard deadline to register to vote in March Presidential Primary Election is February 20

The standard deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 5, Presidential Primary Election, is February 20, Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Deva Marie Proto reminded residents. However, eligible voters who miss this deadline still have the option to “conditionally register and vote” in person through Election Day at the Registrar of Voters office or any vote center. Read full story

February 15, 2024 | Natural Resources

Restoration Plan for Laguna de Santa Rosa Community Open House

The much-anticipated Laguna de Santa Rosa Restoration Plan is set to take center stage at a community open house on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation’s Great Blue Heron Hall from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Read full story

February 14, 2024 | Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

County Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach invites public to goal-setting workshop

The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach’s Community Advisory Council is inviting the public to participate in a February 24 strategic planning workshop. The purpose of the public meeting is to set priorities for the year. Read full story