Documenting ICE Incidents During Coronavirus Pandemic

ICE is still arresting and detaining immigrants during this global pandemic. Homeraids have become even more of a risk now that agents know people are self quarantining and social distancing inside. But there are still actions we can take to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe. We teamed up with United We Dream to create a tipsheet on what to document(…)

Sebastopol, Windsor, Healdsburg & more Newspapers Becoming Nonprofit

To keep local journalism alive, the owners of this newspaper and three other community newspapers in Sonoma County are transferring their ownership to a new nonprofit created to help the papers compete in a 21st century news market defined by online competition and a flood of information that is often free. Adding to these concerns(…)

Shelter-at-Home Extends to May 3 and New Restrictions Take Effect for SoCo; Marin Co.

Sonoma County residents and businesses must continue to follow a shelter-at-home order through at least May 3, with new provisions that allow rebuilding efforts from wildfires to continue but otherwise bar all but the most essential construction work while shutting down short-term vacation rentals and strengthening social distancing requirements on businesses allowed to remain open.(…)

An Update from Marin’s Spahr Center

All of us at The Spahr Center hope you are taking good care of yourselves and loved ones, and that you remain healthy! If there is anything we can do to help you get through this, please be in touch at info@thespahrcenter.org or call me at 415.886.8551. Let me begin by acknowledging our mighty team, my deep respect and(…)

Sonoma County Has 58 Coronavirus Cases

Three new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Sonoma County on Sunday, increasing the number of local cases to 58 as the virus continues to spread in the United States. Thirteen residents are being treated at area hospitals and 13 have recovered from the virus, the county reported Sunday. Demographic information about the patients, withheld(…)

Four Local Peace Officers Test Positive for Cornovirus

Three Santa Rosa police officers and a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy have tested positive for COVID-19 and are among the 34 cases of the viral disease reported so far in Sonoma County, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. All four tested positive for coronavirus in the past week — including one whose test was confirmed Tuesday(…)

SoCo Supes Work to Prevent Widespread Rental Evictions

Sonoma County supervisors took action Tuesday to alleviate some short-term fears surrounding the burgeoning economic fallout from the coronavirus, unanimously approving a measure that seeks to protect tenants countywide from eviction during the emergency.  The move is the first by county supervisors to address the deepening financial toll of the pandemic and the strict measures(…)

All Parks Closed in Sonoma County amid Coronavirus

All parks in Sonoma County were closed to the public beginning first thing Tuesday morning until further notice, another extraordinary step to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that has the entire region on edge. The order includes all city, county, state and federal parks, as well as parks on school grounds and beaches.(…)