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November 30, 2023 | Department of Health Services

With respiratory viruses circulating, all Bay Area Health Officers recommend actions to stay healthy for the holidays

As levels of circulating respiratory viruses increase and people spend more time indoors for the holiday season, it’s important to know all the ways to stay healthy this winter. Read full story


November 29, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

Permit Sonoma to host cannabis ordinance update information meetings December 13

Permit Sonoma will host two Comprehensive Cannabis Program Update meetings on December 13 to update the public on key program elements and the mapping of residential enclaves in an effort to improve compatibility between cannabis land uses and the neighborhoods they are located within or near. Read full story


November 21, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing a Teenager

Defendant Leonel Padilla Gomez, 36 years old, of Santa Rosa, California, was sentenced on November 16, 2023, by the Honorable Laura Passaglia to 14 years in state prison. This sentence follows Gomez’s convictions related to sexually abusing a teenager. Read full story


November 21, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Assault

Defendant Ambrosio Leiva-Moreno, 32 years old, of Santa Rosa, California, was sentenced on November 15, 2023, by the Honorable Laura Passaglia to 36 years in the state prison. This sentence follows Leiva-Moreno’s convictions related to sexually assaulting a child. Read full story


November 15, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for Specialized DUI Prosecution Team

Sonoma County District Attorney Carla Rodriguez has announced that as a result of her office receiving a $516,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), it will be able to continue to have a specialized prosecution team that handles alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases. Read full story


November 14, 2023 | Sonoma Public Infrastructure (formerly TPW)

Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport welcomes return of seasonal nonstop service to Palm Springs

One year after launching the exclusive seasonal route, Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport today announced that Avelo Airlines is once again offering nonstop service to Palm Springs International Airport. Special first-anniversary one-way fares between STS and PSP are starting at $74. Read full story


November 14, 2023 | Department of Human Services

Sonoma County to host second job and resource fair for homeless November 16 in Petaluma

Sonoma County will host its second-ever job and resource fair for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless on November 16 at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Read full story


November 13, 2023 | County Administrator's Office

Board of Supervisors, County Administrator issue statement of support for Health Services Director Tina Rivera

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator M. Christina Rivera today issued the following statement... Read full story


November 09, 2023 | Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters

Nomination period opens November 13 for March Primary Election

Nominations open November 13 for 21 federal, state and county offices that will be on the ballot in Sonoma County for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election. Candidates interested in running for these positions must take out nomination papers and file them at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters by 5 p.m. on December 8. Read full story


November 07, 2023 | Office of the District Attorney

Criminal charges not warranted related to July 29, 2022, officer-involved shooting of David Pelaez-Chavez

On July 29, 2022, in a rural area of Sonoma County outside of Healdsburg, David Pelaez-Chavez was shot and killed by a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy. Pursuant to a county-wide protocol in which outside agencies investigate incidents of officer-involved shootings, the Santa Rosa Police Department investigated this shooting. At the conclusion of their investigation, they then provided their investigation to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office to evaluate the appropriateness of any potential criminal charges. Read full story