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2019-03-05Mar 5, 2019

Sonoma County Flood Recovery and Wellness Fund supports residents, neighborhoods, and communities in need. The purpose of the fund will be to support flood survivors to get back on their feet. All funds raised will be used to support flood relief through agency partners in the region.

2019-01-20Jan 20, 2019

I attended a wonderful Benefit Art Show event for the Jewish Community Free Clinic the evening of Sunday January 20, at Gallery 300. With the wonderful and eclectic art show as backdrop, there was an insightful panel discussion about "meaning behind art" with Nancy Bellen (Art & Healing), & Dennis Calabi (Art & Politics) Calabi Gallery and renowned artist Mary Vaughan. Several wonderful Sonoma County artists are showing; gallery owner and artist Jennifer Hirshfield, Christie Marks, Maggie Gallimore, Tony Speirs, Mary Vaughan, Terry Sauve, Alejandro Salazar, Ceylan Crow, and Lisa Beerntsen.

2019-01-15Jan 15, 2019

In the early hours of Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, more than 150 volunteers will join Community Development Commission staff and paid, homeless guides to conduct a “street count” of people living outside, in all census tracts of the County.

2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

The thousands of homeless people living in our county deserve better living conditions. And Sonoma County could offer more shelter quickly if it funded two fast, cheap housing solutions: safe parking and sanctioned campsites.

2019-01-07Jan 7, 2019

Spend Saturday, Jan. 26, sampling chowder at numerous Bodega Bay restaurants and voting for the Best Chowder on the Sonoma Coast. 

2018-12-29Dec 29, 2018

On Sunday, November 25, I casually turned on the BBC news and heard the screams of women and children — they playing audio of American border agents shooting tear gas at a crowd at the border. A sob broke through me, and I instantly knew I had reached my breaking point. Often, I’ve wondered what would need to happen to make me put down my sign and act in a more concrete way to protest the actions of our government. This was it. It was incomprehensible to accept children being knowingly shot at with anything, much less tear gas. I knew right away that I had to go stand in the way should our government try it again. I took a few days to formulate my plan and sent out an email to a group of my friends and family letting them know I was heading down to San Diego to deliver donations to refugees in the migrant camp.

2018-12-26Dec 26, 2018

The heart of the Petaluma area crab feed season starts up in January and continues through until March, ending with a bang at Heidrun Meadery’s incredible feed, run by Chef Matt Elias and Laine Ayre of the Bodega food truck. Keep in mind when attending a crab feed that they are usually the primary fundraisers for area non-profits, are run by volunteers, and often sell out.

2018-12-01Dec 1, 2018

In the weeks after California's deadly, destructive wildfires, residents and firefighters alike should be mindful of the toxins carried in the smoke that blanketed the state. The secret to reversing possible diseases is to detox the poisons that do the damage to our body, and to rebuild new healthy cells.

2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018

After a long illness, Leslie Warren, a Monte Rio resident and active community member involved with many local groups, passed away on October 2.

2018-11-01Nov 1, 2018

Faced with an ongoing homeless crisis, Sonoma County activists are pushing local governments to consider a wide range of options to house people without shelter. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Homeless Action will welcome two speakers to share their experiences finding innovative housing solutions for those in need. 

2018-10-12Oct 12, 2018

The Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have some highly anticipated events coming up in October with opportunities to get to know more about us and what we do. There is a little more to us beyond promulgating joy, expiating stigmatic guilt and serving the under-served!

2019-03-04Mar 4, 2019

Why should we change the way we treat aging, dying, and death? Because the traditional ways do not fit who we are now. Just as many of us have worked to become more conscious about such things as food, health care, community connections, and spiritual development, so now we are raising consciousness around the way we leave this precious life.

2018-10-11Oct 11, 2018

We made history Saturday September 15, 2018. According to Coastwalk, our regional Coordinator for California Coastal Clean Up Day 2018, this year’s 1,200 volunteers broke all previous Sonoma County attendance records for this annual event! And the best part? Together we removed 8.7 tons of debris from our county’s inland waterways and from our beaches.

2018-10-02Oct 2, 2018

The autumn came down quickly this year, with some early cool days - and then a leap back up into the 90’s as we headed out of September. It feels like we are in for a real change of seasons somehow this time. I’m watching the trucks filled with grapes driving past on Geyserville Avenue. https://napavintners.com/napa_valley/life_cycle_

2019-03-01Mar 1, 2019

Join Daily Acts in thanking Petaluma's hard working fire fighters by helping to lovingly landscape the barren yard in front of Petaluma Fire Station #2.

2019-03-01Mar 1, 2019

Despite the wetness of our days, we can look at the sky and earth and see the beginnings of Spring. Go outside and look around you. Clean out that garage, that kitchen drawer, and, AND, your emotional clutter. Be honest, be active. New beginnings abound

2019-02-28Feb 28, 2019

In late February, local veterans experiencing homelessness finally moved into their new homes, a group of 14 small houses located on county-owned land in north Santa Rosa. The lot, located on the county’s administrative campus, is the location of Veterans Village, a group of tiny houses intended to house veterans receiving federal benefits.There are approximately 200 veterans living without shelter in the county, out of the total estimated homeless population of nearly 3,000, according to the county’s 2018 point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness.

2019-02-27Feb 27, 2019

For its latest project, a partnership of Petaluma community service groups retrofitting a decaying community center.

2019-02-24Feb 24, 2019

Catholic Charities' Jennielynn Holmes discusses staying motivated as a social worker, misperceptions about people experiencing homelessness, and the nonprofit's relationship to the Catholic Church.

2019-02-05Feb 5, 2019

For those of us intending on advancing into our golden years, or those of us already there, we will/do face health issues worsened by a sedentary lifestyle -- and/or space travel. Remembering to stand up and move several times an hour can have marvelous health benefits.

2019-02-05Feb 5, 2019

James Sptizer, a local artist who created thousands of drawings, prints, paintings and woodblock carvings, was also a mentor to countless artists within the community. 

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