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February 23, 2019
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Santa Rosa man receives life sentence in RP burglary Work from home scams A transfer of firearms in California E. Jones best company Legislation helps people with disabilities move back home On line dating scams SweetPea needs volunteers USCIS gives free training on how to apply for citizenship Kidnapping scam alert Brush pile burning at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park Volunteer’s corner News Briefs News Briefs Caltrans offers safety tips for winter driving Friday drawings Discharged hazardous waste in K section Wildlife Rescue relies on interns Fundraiser for Divine Nov. 4 Wine Entrepreneurship Program now accepting applications Winter weather, illness drastically impacting blood supply Helicopters to patrol electric lines News Briefs Sonoma State ranked as one of the best colleges for transfer students News Briefs August 10 6th St. Playhouse to audition dogs for Sandy in Annie A. G. Becerra protecting women’s access to birth control Sonoma County Rental Assistance Programs continue News Briefs August 3 News Briefs Oct. 5 The fight moves to protect transgender serving in the military News Briefs August 31 Reversal drugs to combat opioid crisis News Briefs SMART recommended to receive for $12.6 million grant News Briefs Stone to retire News Briefs August 24 Gold Ridge will not be corp. yard Volunteer's Corner Former Walmart employee arrested for thefts from store News Briefs September 7 Those prohibited from possessing firearms News Briefs, Volunteer's September 7 Reporting requirements for new California residents 17 new laws took effect on Jan. 1 Mother-son pimping and pandering duo sentenced Governor Newsom commended on wildfire safety measures Rental assistance programs remain on track despite Government shutdown Homelessness is on the rise among the elderly New 2019 firearms laws

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