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Sonoma Library

Book Sale at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library Parking Lot – May 23rd

Posted on May 14, 2021

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library will be hosting a book sale in their parking lot on Sunday, May 23rd from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. They will be selling fiction and other categories and books for sale will be replenished throughout the day. Masks required No restroom facilities available - No library access Credit cards...
COVID 19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Local Vaccine Clinics, Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Those Ages 12-15, Testing Opportunities & More

Posted on May 14, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Vaccine Distribution Sonoma County announced that 54% of our eligible adults in the County are now fully vaccinated! This week the County has now administered over 490,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Sonoma County residents. As of Wednesday,...
Burn Suspension Beginning May 10th

CAL FIRE Announces Ban on All Outdoor Burning Beginning May 10th

Posted on May 14, 2021

The following is a press release from the County of Sonoma The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has announced the enactment of a burn suspension, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 10, 2021, which bans all outdoor burning. According to CAL FIRE, California is entering its second consecutive dry year and...
City Council Meeting May 17th, 6pm

City Council Meeting – May 17th, 6:00PM

Posted on May 14, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, May 17 at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar are: Parking Strategies in the Sonoma Downtown/Plaza Area Future City Council meetings as the COVID-19 Pandemic...
Fire Flow Project Locations

City Requesting Bids for 2020 Fire Flow Improvement Project

Posted on May 14, 2021

The City of Sonoma is currently requesting bids for the 2020 Fire Flow Improvement Project (Project). The  Project includes installation of new 8” or 10” water mains in portions of Junipero Serra Drive, Broadway, and Denmark Street, replacement of water services, and installation of fire hydrants on existing lines in Denmark Street, 2nd St East,...
CSEC Meeting

Community Services & Environment Commission Meeting – May 12th, 6PM

Posted on May 7, 2021

A regular meeting of the Community Services and Environment Commission (CSEC) will be held on Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda including items on consent and staff reports on our CivicWeb Portal.  The regular items to be considered are: Presentation: Paper Waste Reduction Program Proposal Presentation: The Current Market for Plastic...
Planning Commission Meeting May 13

Planning Commission Meeting – Thursday, May 13th 6PM

Posted on May 7, 2021

A regular meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, May 13th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda including presentations, items on consent and staff reports on our CivicWeb Portal.  The public hearing items on the agenda are: Applications of Andrew Dobbs-Kramer for a use permit to operate a 3,131 square foot...
Covid Status Update, May 7th

COVID-19 Status Update – Local Vaccine Clinics, New State Mask Guidance, Testing Opportunities, Metrics and More

Posted on May 7, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County remains in the “orange” tier in the state’s framework. California and Sonoma County are on track to fully reopen by June 15, if hospitalizations stay low and Californians continue to get vaccinated. When California fully reopens the economy, the state will...
OffShore Wind Event

Weather Awareness – Red Flag Warning Issued for North Bay Hills This Weekend

Posted on May 7, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for parts of the Bay Area including the North Bay Hills in effect from 11:00 p.m. tonight (Friday) to 6:00 a.m. Monday due to forecasted dry offshore winds out of the northeast, low humidity and dryer than normal vegetation. Wind speeds of 15 to 30...
Earth Day Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the Winners of the 1st Annual Earth Day Photography Contest

Posted on April 30, 2021

Congratulations to Julia Lindsey and Leah Carter, winners of the 1st Annual Earth Day Photography Contest! As part of Earth Action Week and in honor of Earth Day, the City held a Photo Contest encouraging people to submit photos of their favorite natural spot, plants or creatures in Sonoma. The City received over 20 entries. Julia...
Meet Our New Streets Supervisor, Tommy Plume

Meet Our New Streets Supervisor, Tommy Plume

Posted on April 30, 2021

Public Works Director Colleen Ferguson is pleased to announce that Tommy Plume will be the City’s new Public Works Streets Supervisor. He began his new role on Friday, April 23. As the Public Works Streets Supervisor, Mr. Plume will be responsible for the team that maintains and repairs city streets, signs, storm drains, and more....
Covid 19 Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – New Mask Guidance, J&J Vaccine Resumes, Yellow Tier is Within Reach, Council to Discuss Parklets/Public Events & More

Posted on April 30, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County remains in the “orange” tier in the state’s framework. California and Sonoma County are on track to fully reopen by June 15, if hospitalizations stay low and Californians continue to get vaccinated. When California fully reopens the economy, the...
City Council Meeting May 3rd

City Council Meeting – May 3rd, 6:00 PM

Posted on April 30, 2021

A regular meeting of the Sonoma City Council will be held on Monday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda to view items on the consent calendar on our CivicWeb Portal. The items to be considered on the regular calendar are: Economic Development Activities (including the City of Sonoma’s Al Fresco Dining/Parklet Program) During Upcoming...
Grazing on Montini Preserve

Sheep Return to Montini Preserve Next Week

Posted on April 28, 2021

A flock of sheep from Two Rock Land Management will arrive early next week  (May 3rd) to begin fuels reduction grazing on the Montini Open Space Preserve. The managed grazing will focus on the lower meadow areas adjacent to the Field of Dreams and 4th St. West. It is expected to reduce fuel loads by...
La Luz Clinic

Vaccination Clinic Opens in the Springs

Posted on April 23, 2021

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, Sonoma Valley Hospital, and La Luz Center are working in partnership with the County of Sonoma to open a new vaccination clinic serving residents in and around the Boyes Hot Springs and Agua Caliente in Sonoma Valley. Vaccinations will be by appointment or walk-in for neighboring residents and members of...
Photo Contest

Earth Week Photography Contest – Submit Your Photo Through April 25th

Posted on April 23, 2021

This contest is closed. Earth Day may have passed, but it's not too late to enter the 1st Annual Earth Week Photography Contest! Celebrate mother nature and all its wonders in the 1st annual Earth Day Photo Contest. Take a picture to celebrate the beauty, strangeness, and amazing qualities of our planet. Submissions open through...
Lauren Feldman and Stephanie Reagor in the Valley Bar & Bottle Kitchen

Valley Bar & Bottle Recognized for Sustainable Business Practices – Earth Day 2021

Posted on April 22, 2021

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce and City of Sonoma are pleased to announce that Valley Bar & Bottle is this year's Earth Day 2021 Honoree! A recent addition to the Sonoma Plaza, Valley Bar & Bottle Shop officially opened in July 2020 at 487 First Street West. Sonoma Mayor Logan Harvey and Sonoma Valley...
Covid Status Update

COVID-19 Status Update – Vaccine Milestone, Vaccine Stand-by List, Breakthrough Cases, Guidance for Social Gatherings & More

Posted on April 22, 2021

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en “Translate”, y seleccione su idioma. Sonoma County remains in the “orange” tier in the state’s framework. California and Sonoma County are on track to fully reopen by June 15, if hospitalizations stay low and Californians continue to get vaccinated. When California fully reopens the...
Council Action Recap

Council Action Recap – 04.19.2021

Posted on April 21, 2021

The Council Action Recap captures the actions taken by the City Council at their meeting. If you would like to view the video of the meeting you can do so on the City’s CivicWeb Portal.
ADU Webinar

Free Webinar, Accessory Dwelling Unit Design Roundtable with Local Experts – May 6, 6:00 PM

Posted on April 21, 2021

Are you a homeowner in Sonoma County interested in learning more about constructing an Accessory Dwelling Unit on your property? Join the Napa Sonoma ADU Center for a roundtable discussion with local ADU experts about ADU design and ask them your ADU questions LIVE on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00 PM via ZOOM. Register here. ...
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