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February 02, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

RanchoCotate Project Graduation TreasurerPleads to Embezzlement

DefendantMary Katherine David, 37 years old of Santa Rosa, pled no contest before theHonorable Patrick Broderick on January 26, 2018, to one count of felony grandtheft and three counts of felony forgery. Read full story

February 02, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Warning for North Bay Fire Survivors to Be Vigilant as Undercover Sting Catches More than One Dozen Unlicensed Contractors

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office urge survivors of the North Bay wildfires to remain alert as they search for a contractor to assist them in the rebuilding process. Read full story

February 02, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Flu Season Continues, Sonoma County Health Officials Urge Flu Shot

Flu activity in Sonoma County continues to be widespread. Every year, the flu sickens and kills thousands of Americans, and this year rates of illness in California and the rest of the country are trending moderately high. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged get a flu shot as soon as possible. The flu vaccine is available in Sonoma County and it is safe and effective. Read full story

January 23, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Free Classes Help Seniors Prevent Falls

Falls are the #1 reason that Sonoma County seniors go to the emergency room. Fracturing a hip or spraining a wrist means a long rehabilitation, which can decrease seniors’ quality of life or even prevent them from living independently in their own homes. Yet falls don’t have to be accepted as a normal part of aging. Read full story

January 22, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

"Discovery Packs" Let Library Borrowers Explore Sonoma County Parks

In partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks, the Sonoma County Library is offering for check-out a limited number of parking passes that give library cardholders free access to Spring Lake, Doran Beach, Taylor Mountain, Ragle Ranch and the other 50-plus regional parks. Read full story

January 16, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

HoodMountain’s Los Alamos Road Entrance Reopens January, 20, 2018

Sonoma County Regional Parks is reopening the Los Alamos Road entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Read full story

January 10, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks to Study Potential for Russian River Bike, Pedestrian Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks will receive a $620,000 state grant to study the feasibility of creating a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the lower Russian River. Read full story

January 08, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018

January isdesignated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The annual event hasbeen recognized since January 2010 in an effort to bring attention to theepidemic of human trafficking in this country. Read full story

January 08, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Employers, Job Seekers Find Matches at Free Job Fairs

Sonoma County employers from all industries can meet qualified job seekers at four free job fairs hosted by Sonoma County Job Link and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB). Read full story

January 08, 2018 | Natural Resources

Inflatable Dam Removal Begins Today on Russian River

The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) today began deflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville. The Water Agency routinely deflates the rubber dam when Russian River flows reach 2,000 cubic feet per second in order to prevent damage to the rubber dam from the high flows. Read full story