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May 26, 2019
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Summer lunch is back for Sonoma County children Sonoma County Airport expands options with Uber access Fake check scams Volunteer’s corner News Briefs News Briefs Cotati spring curbside cleanup Friday drawings Discharged hazardous waste in K section Sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint Fundraiser for Divine Nov. 4 Upcoming traffic alert Public education on pedestrian traffic laws Californians traveling get fully vaccinated for measles Helicopters to patrol electric lines News Briefs Second closure of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge News Briefs News Briefs August 10 6th St. Playhouse to audition dogs for Sandy in Annie A. G. Becerra protecting women’s access to birth control Bauman shares tips for allergies Summit promotion News Briefs August 3 News Briefs Oct. 5 Local news briefs Groundwater fee under consideration So. C. Sheriff’s office releases personnel records News Briefs August 31 Santa Rosa man receives life sentence in RP burglary March is Try Transit Month Safe medicine disposal program Call on Newsom to help struggling homeowners News Briefs Work from home scams Trying to steal truck News Briefs News Briefs A transfer of firearms in California Arrests made at checkpoints Tax tips for consumers News Briefs August 24 E. Jones best company Thompson urging to submit artwork Volunteer's Corner Legislation helps people with disabilities move back home Train as a coach to help older adults prevent falls News Briefs September 7 On line dating scams Four grant programs open for applications News Briefs, Volunteer's September 7 SweetPea needs volunteers Raley’s agrees to settlement 17 new laws took effect on Jan. 1 Winter weather, illness drastically impacting blood supply USCIS gives free training on how to apply for citizenship Recruiters needed Governor Newsom commended on wildfire safety measures Rental assistance programs remain on track despite Government shutdown Sonoma State ranked as one of the best colleges for transfer students Kidnapping scam alert Help survivors Homelessness is on the rise among the elderly Sonoma County Rental Assistance Programs continue Brush pile burning at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park Industrial work death in RP Sen. Dodd introduces wildfire vegetation management plan New 2019 firearms laws The fight moves to protect transgender serving in the military Caltrans offers safety tips for winter driving Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant impacted by flooding CTE Foundation support workforce pipeline Reversal drugs to combat opioid crisis Wildlife Rescue relies on interns DA Ravitch issues notice: Looters and price gougers will be prosecuted Obesity in Sonoma County SMART recommended to receive for $12.6 million grant Wine Entrepreneurship Program now accepting applications Be aware of lewd conduct at Petaluma Shopping Center Dodd promotes free tax assistance Stone to retire Art show features local artists The inability of students to afford food Gold Ridge will not be corp. yard $20,000 donated to wine industry at SSU Vehicle fire near Tech Middle School Former Walmart employee arrested for thefts from store Deputy arrests intoxicated RP driver on drugs, weapons charges Those prohibited from possessing firearms Reporting requirements for new California residents Mother-son pimping and pandering duo sentenced

News Briefs Volunteers

October 5, 2018

Help with weekend festival

Volunteers are needed from Oct. 5-7 for Sonoma VITA, a weekend of festivities that include the Levi’s GranFondo bike ride, a fundraiser for King Ridge Foundation music, food, beer, wine and family fun. Go to or contact

 Assist seniors with taxes

The Sonoma-Napa Tax-Aide program needs volunteers to help seniors and others prepare tax returns or greet clients and help them organize their tax paperwork. Volunteers can work at any of the 11 sites in Sonoma and Napa counties; minimum commitment is four hours per week from Feb. to mid-April, plus training time in Jan. More information at or email

 Be supportive of Petaluma kids

Change the lives of Petaluma area children grades K-12 by serving as a mentor who acts as a good role model and provides a listening ear and non-judgmental guidance for just one hour a week. Must be at least 18 years old, provide references, fingerprinting and TB test. Contact Mentor Me at 707-778-4798 or

 Become an outreach specialist

The outreach specialist visits agencies, schools and other community-based organizations to inform users about, maintains social media and update a website, liaison between 2-1-1 Sonoma and the public or clients and more. Ideal for an intern. Contact Bonifacio Torres at 707-565-2280 or