Category: Public Safety News

Extreme Weather Warming Center Update

Last week, the City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma opened an Extreme Weather Warming Center at the Sonoma Valley Veteran’s Building overnight on Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd following both a freeze warning issued by the National Weather Service and Sonoma County Health Department. The warming center served six (6) people on … Continued

Free sand now available to residents at Depot Park – BYO sandbags!

With more rainfall on the way this week, we strongly encourage you to take time to prepare for upcoming storms. If your property has a history of flooding, please don’t wait for a storm to prepare sandbags. Sandbags can be prepared and kept on hand throughout the winter. Free sandbags are now available to City residents … Continued

City Announces Lieutenant Brandon Cutting as New Chief Of Police

The City of Sonoma announced today the selection of Lieutenant Brandon Cutting as the City’s new Chief of Police, effective December 6, 2022. An 18-year veteran of the Sonoma County Sherriff’s Department, Brandon Cutting was the top pick following an internal recruitment process. The Sheriff’s Office has provided contract law enforcement services to City of … Continued

Officer Involved Shooting Reported October 15, 2022 on West Napa Street

Read the City of Sonoma Press Release Santa Rosa Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place in Sonoma City limits in the 200-block of West Napa Street last night, on Saturday, October 15th, 2022. During the incident, an adult male suspect who is reported to be in his 40s and a resident … Continued

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month —a time to raise awareness of this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered … Continued

Community Festival and Preparedness Fair at Larson Park Saturday, September 10th

A Community Festival and Preparedness Fair is coming to Larson Park in Sonoma Valley on Saturday, September 10th from 3-7 pm. Family-friendly fun, kids’ activities, raffle prizes, Go Bag supplies while they last, and lots of information on how to be prepared and stay safe in emergencies. Participants include: Sonoma Valley Fire, Nuestra Comunidad, Latino … Continued

Flex Alert! Conserve Electricity Friday (9/2) Until 9:00 PM

The California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) statewide Flex Alert called for Friday, September 2nd from  4 p.m. to 9 p.m. CAISO is the organization that manages the state’s power grid. While the Flex Alert is in effect on Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., consumers are asked to: Set thermostats to 78 degrees or … Continued

UPDATE: Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Thursday, September 8th

The excessive heat warning has been extended through Thursday, September 8th. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning effective 11:00 AM Sunday, September 4th – 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 6th for most of the San Francisco Bay Area including the City of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley. Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures in … Continued

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