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LGBTQI Parents Schedule Second Annual Family Symposium On Jan. 28

On Sunday, January 28, 2018, North Bay LGBTQI Families will hold our 2nd Annual Family Formation Symposium at Social Advocates for Youth from 9am to 5pm at 2447 Summerfield Rd, Santa Rosa, CA. Supported by a grant from the LGBTQI Giving Circle Sonoma County and generous community donors, this is a free day for LGBTQI(…)

Sonoma County Resilience Fund Helps Fire Victims

  The firestorm that ravaged Sonoma County in October has taken a devastating toll on our community, with 6,800 structures destroyed, 24 deaths, and more than $3 billion in losses. More than 100,000 people were displaced from their homes, and countless numbers of people have lost absolutely everything. While this disaster has been chaotic, the(…)

Travel free on SMART to Santa Rosa for Holiday Shopping

The Santa Rosa Metro Chamber is partnering with Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit and downtown merchants to boost business during the holidays. This weekend and that of Dec. 2-3, shoppers will get a free one-way ticket on SMART for every $25 they spend. In all, 5,000 passes will be handed out to shoppers at participating businesses.(…)

Disaster Unemployment Claims Extended to Dec. 18

The deadline to claim Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for workers who lost wages or became unemployed due to recent fires has been extended to December 18, 2017, from November 16 by the U.S Department of Labor. “This is an important support for the many residents and workers affected by fires in our county,” says Katie(…)

Dining Out for Life Happens November 30

Sonoma County is famed for its spectacular restaurants. Dine out at 90 amazing eateries on Thursday, November 30, and 25 to 50% of your purchase will go directly to Food For Thought’s life-giving medically-tailored meals and nutritional programs. So dine out with us on November 30th—it’ll be the most satisfying meal you’ll have all year!(…)

North Bay Rapid Response Network: Sonoma County Launches 24-Hour Hotline to Defend Undocumented Immigrants

Today, a 24-hour hotline and rapid response structure will be launched in Sonoma County to help defend undocumented immigrants from the increase of immigration enforcement, ICE raids and other attacks by the Trump administration that are causing fear and anxiety in the immigrant community. This endeavor consists of collaboration from over 50 community groups and(…)