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SoCo Human Services Department Partial Closure

Some offices of the Sonoma County Human Services Department will be closed Wednesday, October 11, due to the effects of the devastating fires in Sonoma County. Services are still available in-person in some offices to clients who need emergency benefits and online options continue to be available. Check for updates on this website or by calling 2-1-1. Human(…)

LGBTQ Connection to Hold Training in Sonoma Valley October 11

In order to better serve our gay and transgender youth,  LGBTQ Connection is offering a FREE training! Often, people want to support gay & trans youth, but don’t know how. Sometimes, this fear gets in the way of being an advocate for others. Our training is designed to meet people where they are at to(…)

Sonoma County Studies Disaster Response, Rolls Out New Tools for Public

Major natural disaster threats on the North Coast include earthquakes, floods, wildfires and landslides. All of which allow for less immediate advance planning than hurricanes, which is what makes it so important that residents take preparedness seriously, officials say. Here’s what Sonoma County emergency coordinators recommend: – Sign up for SoCoAlert at socoalert.com to learn(…)

Support Face to Face at Art For Life September 16

Art for Life is the longest-running art auction to end HIV! The 30th annual event is less than three weeks away on Saturday, September 16, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. We hope you can join us! More than 150 local and generous Sonoma County artists have donated inspired works of art. The highest(…)

Highway 101 Lane Shifts for the Narrows Scheduled Monday, Wednesday

 Caltrans will switch traffic this week on both north and southbound lanes of Highway 101 as part ongoing construction work on the Marin-Sonoma Narrows project, officials said.Monday evening, northbound traffic will be shifted to the right, while southbound traffic will be detoured onto the median starting Wednesday night. The speed limit in the construction zone(…)

LGBTQI Dance – Dog Days of Summer Disco Ball

The Dog Days of summer are upon us at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, so let’s celebrate with our homage to Disco on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. DJ Lori Z will provide very danceable tunes. Snacks provided and wine and beer for purchase. Our dances are all-inclusive and are(…)

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(…)