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2019-09-17Sep 17, 2019

The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County’s newly formed Grant Program is now accepting applications. The program was made possible, in large part, because of funds contributed by the Alvin James Hansen Trust to support agriculture education. Grant requests can be made for programs and projects that further agriculture education, especially efforts that further youth education in agriculture. 

2019-07-02Jul 2, 2019

CIVIL WAR DAYS, a two-day living history reenactment open to the public, gives visitors the opportunity to interact with the soldiers and civilians of the Civil War, getting a personal glimpse of the years 1861–1865 and a better understanding of the events that formed our country.

2019-06-28Jun 28, 2019

Middletown, Calif. (June 19, 2019) – California Connections Academy North Bay, a tuition-free online public school serving students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade, graduated more than 20 high school seniors at a June 17 commencement ceremony held at the Warren Atherton Auditorium at San Joaquin Delta Community College in Stockton. Hundreds of family members, friends, teachers, and administrators gathered to honor the students’ accomplishments, with remarks from Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ziggy Robeson and student speaker Lily Eiselt.

2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019
Winners of the Sonoma County Water Agency’s (Sonoma Water) annual Water Awareness school poster contest and the Russian River Watershed Association’s high school video contest were announced recently during a celebration held to acknowledge the winning entries and hand out prizes. More than 108 students, family members, teachers, and elected officials attended the event held May 23 at the Sonoma Water offices in Santa Rosa.
 
2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019

On July 1, theSonoma County Library will join hundreds of libraries across the nation and go “fine-free;” eliminating overdue fines for items returned late, and forgiving past fines. In all, more than 80,000 people — 30 percent of all library borrowers — will have their overdue fines waived.

2019-06-26Jun 26, 2019

On Monday, June 24th, Forestville teachers made their case at a Fact-Finding hearing, the last step in the legal process before a initiating a strike, while the District continued its questionable practice of hiring attorneys and outside consultants to find ways to not give the sixteen teachers in the district respect and a living wage.

2019-06-25Jun 25, 2019

The Sonoma County library is feeding more than hungry minds this summer. Eight library branches across the county will offer free lunches to children at weekday events through Friday, August 9.

2019-06-25Jun 25, 2019

In June, Analy High School reversed a decision to cutback the school's jazz band program and announced the school's new music director, Casey Jones.

2019-06-13Jun 13, 2019

“Can the girls really do it?  Can they keep up with the boys?” I am not sure how to describe how it felt when they announced that we had won first place overall.  I mean, how does one describe a dream coming true besides the absolute best thing in the world?  

2019-06-11Jun 11, 2019

Petaluma, CA – Farm workers who pick our food are victims of an unjust system that benefits corporations over workers, often leaving parents and grandparents unable to afford school supplies for their children or grandchildren. Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) – where farm worker rights are a critical pillar of our advocacy – strives to give these children every possible chance at success. Today we announce the launch of our 2019 School Supply Drive to benefit the children of farm workers and support families trying to meet their basic needs.

 

2019-05-28May 28, 2019

For the past twenty-five years, educators have repeatedly set as their goal the creation of a “personalized” system of instruction that would radically improve our ability to educate our children. But most parents haven't explored what "personalized" education actually means, according to Hal Kwalwasser. A former administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District urges parents to research new education models and become involved in their children's school district.

2019-09-01Sep 1, 2019

The County of Sonoma invites the community to attend Sonoma Ready Day on September 8, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Sonoma Ready Day is a free event offering emergency preparedness resources, demonstrations, short lectures, emergency vehicle displays and tools to educate and empower community members to withstand and recover from disasters. 

2019-05-28May 28, 2019

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County held its Youth of the Year youth recognition program in late April.  The awards highlight young people’s character, personal growth, academic performance, and leadership qualities.  A total of 1,142 youth were recognized for being outstanding Club Members this year.

2019-05-10May 10, 2019

In late March, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced the winners of its 2019 awards and grants, honoring the best in public library service, innovation and outreach. Award and grant recipients are chosen by member volunteers who serve on PLA’s Award Juries. Kathy DeWeese, the library’s Youth Services Administrator, helped plan and organize the Together at the Table series.

2019-04-30Apr 30, 2019

On Monday, April 29th Forestville teachers voted unanimously to authorize a strike after a state-mandated impasse mediation on Friday, April 26th failed.  The parties are now moving to Fact-Finding, the last step in the legal process before a strike    

2019-04-29Apr 29, 2019

University tries very hard to get students involved with sustainability. With the way the campus is going with its efforts, there will be many other changes and programs to keep the school on a positive track towards a healthier campus for the environment. If all of the students on campus get involved with the practices that are being shown, there could be a positive and dramatic change in the community.

2019-04-29Apr 29, 2019

While money won't buy you happiness, a recent scandal revealed that cash will probably buy you a ticket to a fancy college. But will the students whose parents took advantage of the system be kicked out of college? One Sonoma State student argues that such students should be forced to reapply.

2019-04-05Apr 5, 2019

Have you ever thought of preserving your family history? Do you wish you'd asked your parents more about their life? Do you want to leave a record of your life experiences for your family, grandchildren and great grandchildren? Do you want to meet an interesting group of men and women who have decided to do just that? Then you should consider joining our class.

2019-04-04Apr 4, 2019

Students pursuing careers in agriculture are invited to apply for a chance to be recognized for their achievements. These awards not only offer prize money, but they provide visibility and public recognition for exceptional contributions in our communities. The Sonoma-Marin Fair gives away about $35k dollars each year in award money and scholarships for those who apply and participate.

2019-04-04Apr 4, 2019

A local scout master tells how a local Girl Scouts Troop, The Unicorns, successfully broke into the number one boys club in the country, The Boy Scouts of America.

2019-04-01Apr 1, 2019

Join hundreds of regional leaders at Sonoma State University's Sustainable Enterprise Conference for conversations around how local businesses can implement the Green New Deal in the North Bay.

2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019
2019-08-31Aug 31, 2019

The Sonoma Resource Conservation District’s longest standing youth education program of over twenty years, FARMS (Farming, Agriculture, and Resource Management for Sustainability) Leadership provides innovative, hands-on experiences to urban, suburban and rural youth at working farms, agri- businesses and universities. A state-wide program facilitated by the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL), our graduates join approximately 300 other students in California that complete the program annually.  

2019-08-30Aug 30, 2019

Native American Students Participate in a Unique Performance Camp, sponsored by Graton Rancheria, SiS is an intercultural and international remembrance project centered on historical education. Nearly 30 high school students from Native American households in Sonoma and Marin counties recently participated in a week-long overnight performance camp at Camp Cazadero

 

2019-08-13Aug 13, 2019

It's a very sad day in Forestville as teachers parade in front of the school asking for a Living Wage while administrators prepare for opening day with substitutes. This small community school once boasted more than 800 students and is now down to less than 300 from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Once the recipient of the California Distinguished Schools Award, parents have pulled their children from this school to attend neighboring schools instead. Both parents and students who love the tradition of multiple generations attending their hometown school are stressed and concerned about the future of their school.

2019-08-01Aug 1, 2019

These classes are designed specifically for YOU if you are interested in learning how to do family research, solve “brick walls or road blocks”, and write for future generations about your family history. No computer experience required but recommended. Classes are open to all beginners or advanced students!

2019-07-26Jul 26, 2019

SRJC Older Adults Program is offering free courses in Genealogy in the Fall of 2019. The classes are designed specifically for YOU if you are interested in learning how to do family research, solve “brick walls or road blocks”, and write for future generations about your family history.

2019-07-22Jul 22, 2019

OneJustice, a legal service non-profit organization located in San Francisco will be hosting two FREE immigration assistance workshops in Sonoma County in the upcoming months. One will be held in Sonoma city on August 22nd and the other will be in Petaluma on September 26th. Below are the flyers in English and in Spanish for the dates of the workshops to distribute on social media platforms and community boards!

 

2019-07-14Jul 14, 2019

Sonoma County Library joined hundreds of libraries across the nation and go “fine-free;” eliminating overdue fines for items returned late, and forgiving past fines. In all, more than 80,000 people—30 percent of all library borrowers—will have their fines waived. “Research shows that charging fines doesn’t make a difference in whether people bring back books on time,” said Sarah Vantrease, Public Services Division Manager for the library. “Instead, we see that fines drive people away.” At other Bay Area libraries, eliminating fines has resulted in higher library use and increased customer satisfaction.

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