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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.