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Human Services Department Projects Receive Aging Achievement Award from National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Two County of Sonoma Human Services Department Adult and Aging Division programs serving seniors have been honored for their innovation with an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The LGBTQI Seniors Connection Program and Sonoma Collaborative Care Project were among 52 aging programs to receive honors at the(…)

World’s First Chicken Nugget Tasting Room Opens in Sebastopol

Sebastopol’s Hip Chicks, whose organic chicken fingers are now sold in more than 5,000 stores, have opened The Kitchen, a chicken nugget tasting room and lunch counter featuring “flights” of their original, ketchup and maple chicken fingers, fried buttermilk chicken sandos, a chicken meatball sub, turkey burger, egg sandwich with sweet potato hash, apple cider(…)

Inaugural LGBTIQ Benefit Unites Wine Country

   On Saturday, September 23rd OutRight Action International (OutRight) will launch the inaugural Crush Out, bringing together the wine country’s LGBTIQ community and allies for the first time to support equality on a global, national, and local scale. The benefit hosted by the historic Trione Vineyards & Winery will support the work of OutRight, the(…)

DUI Checkpoint Set for Friday in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa police will set up a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Santa Rosa between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Friday.Officers at the undisclosed location will be specifically on the lookout for drug-impaired drivers. Car accidents involving people under the influence of drugs have been increasing throughout the state, Santa Rosa police said. The(…)

Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to Get $4.7M Facelift

 The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts will undergo a $4.7 million renovation and upgrade beginning this month, it was announced today by the Board of Directors of the non-profit Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, which owns and operates the center.Plans for the 43 year-old building include increased ADA accessibility, a new roof, new paint, and(…)

Vintage House Celebrates Pride Month With New Programs

A reception to kick off new LGBT programs for seniors will be held at Vintage House Sonoma, 264 1st St. East, on Friday, June 23, from 2-4 p.m. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are invited to enjoy refreshments and discuss ideas about LGBT specific programs and activities they would like offered at Vintage House(…)

“Rise Up” for Sonoma County Pride’s Solidarity Rally June 3

Sonoma County Pride will for the first time host an LGBTQI Solidarity Rally Saturday, June 3 in Guerneville 1 – 4 p.m.  The name of the event is “Rise Up,” because this is a call to action for the Community to stand up for:  LGBTQI Rights, Women’s Rights, Immigration Rights, Voting Rights, Racial Equality, and(…)

Sonoma County Pride Celebration Weekend Celebrates 30 Years of CommUNITY

Sonoma County Pride announces plans for its 2017 Pride Celebration Weekend which will take place June 2-4, 2017. In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the first public Gay Pride event in Sonoma County, Sonoma County Pride offers a diverse lineup of events for 2017. Friday, June 2: Billy Gilman and Steve Grand in Concert,(…)