November 21, 2017

Providing temporary shelter for animals

  • Photographed are small flock of sheep being housed at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue due to the recent fires.

In the wake of the devastating wildfires last month, many animals were also left homeless, if not lost or injured. Thankfully, local organizations quickly stepped up to provide temporary shelter for pets and livestock, from dogs and cats, to tortoises, bunnies and sheep, while their owners found new places to...


Taking a hands-on approach to volunteering in our local schools

Michael and Sachiko Knappman have lived in Rohnert Park since the early 1990s and have been actively involved in their local community, even before retiring four years ago. Michael worked as a Physician Assistant in Public Health Clinics through Sonoma County Health Services for nearly 25 years and Sachiko worked at State Farm Insurance for 13 years before working independently, providing Japanese tea ceremony supplies to tea practitioners who lived outside of Japan. Today, one of their greatest joys is being involved in their grandsons’ school and volunteering their time in various environmental and Japanese cultural projects.

More than just a radio host, Dennis Anderson steps up to help community

While most people may recognize Dennis Anderson as the radio host and music producer at Hot 101.7, hosting the daily evening show from 7 p.m. to midnight, many may not realize the impact Anderson has made on the local community, both in the past and even more so now in the wake of the devastating fires in the North Bay.