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Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz

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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.

2018-10-26Oct 26, 2018

On the fourth Thursday in November, American’s traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving. In light of all that has happened over the past year and remembering last Thanksgiving when we all sat around the table giving thanks that we did not lose our home during the fires while comforting those that did, I am thankful to be alive and have my health.

2018-10-03Oct 3, 2018

Count Dracula at Curtain Call Theater in Monte Rio and The Rocky Horror Show at 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa will take you out of your reality and into theirs!

2019-02-26Feb 26, 2019

Santa Rosa's Recreation and Parks Department is hiring over 300 seasonal employees to help run the city’s robust operation of swim lessons and public swim hours, summer day camps, youth and adult recreation programs, and outdoor park activities and amusements.

2019-02-22Feb 22, 2019

On Thursday, February 21, the Santa Rosa City Council wrangled over the city’s priorities for the coming year in a conference room at the Flamingo Hotel. The process offers citizens a view of the city’s management process and the sometimes-messy business of governing the city. 

2019-01-28Jan 28, 2019

Last month I reported that I did not have the results to the elections held on January 12th, for Assembly District 2 represented by Assemblyman Jim Woods and on January 26 District 10 represented by Marc Levine had their Assembly Delegates Elections. In 1980, the National Women's History Project (NWHP) was founded in Santa Rosa, by Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett, and Bette Morgan to broadcast women's historical achievements.  On March 12, 1987, the celebration became official when Congress passed legislation designating March as Woman's History Month in the United States. SRJC  Dream Center expands to offer free legal advice to undocumented students.

2019-01-26Jan 26, 2019

On January 12th, Assembly District 2 represented by Assemblyman Jim Woods had their Assembly Delegates Elections.  Those elected will serve for two years on the Central Committee for the California Democratic Party representing District 2 that includes parts of Santa Rosa and all the way up the coast to Eureka. ... A crowd of 4500 people gathered at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa for the 2019 Women’s March on January 19.

 

2019-01-21Jan 21, 2019

Yang Capital and restaurateurs Anderson Pugash and Benson Wang are planning a repositioning of The Flamingo. The Flamingo was built in 1957 and has long been a cornerstone of the Santa Rosa community. The team plans to honor its history and sense of community through a thoughtful restoration and renovation of the property.

 

2019-01-03Jan 3, 2019

Aurora Santa Rosa, a hospital with 95 mental health beds, has big plans for the coming year. The hospital is partnering with Stanford Medicine and Sonoma State University to host new events, and has plans to add 49 new beds by October. 

2019-01-02Jan 2, 2019

Five years after the killing of Andy Lopez, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a $3 million settlement with Lopez's family. Is it a step towards community healing for the family?

2018-11-03Nov 3, 2018

A creative and collaborative project blending public art, youth job training, environmental stewardship and education was recently accomplished in the Historic Railroad Square area of Santa Rosa. Looking along Wilson Street at the corners of 4th and 5th Streets adjacent to Chevy’s and Aroma Roasters you will now find five storm drain curb faces adorned with environmentally-themed art. These are the first artistically painted storm drains on Santa Rosa’s 18,000 drains that connect to the 100-mile network of creeks flowing through town. The project hopes to realize real-time health benefits to local water quality and creek wildlife habitat by creating this storm drain art.

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