A 34-year-old man on probation was arrested by Santa Rosa police Friday in connection with the arson at St. Rose Catholic Church a few blocks from the man’s residence, police said Sunday.
Detectives investigating four small fires inside the newer wing of the church at 575 B Street on Thursday developed a lead Friday evening that led to a search of the man’s residence, Sgt. Marcus Sprague said in a press release.
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RAILROAD SQUARE SIDE WALK SALE
Visit Railroad Square for an amazing shopping experience at the annual Sidewalk Sale. Make it a day. Bring your friends and family to enjoy fun shopping, special sales, live music and great food from our Railroad Square restaurants, coffee houses and ice cream parlors. Don’t miss the Farmers Market Sunday in Depot Park. For more information click HERE.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE CANNERY: THE PLOT AGAINST SHAKESPEARE
The second half of the summer season opens on August 12 with the World Premiere of The Plot Against Shakespeare, a new play by Sonoma County playwright, David Beckman. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets. Gates open at 5pm and show time is 7pm.
Shakespeare in the Cannery, 3 W. 3rd Street *Please note: entrance is via the Sixth Street Playhouse parking lot at 52 W. 6th St (no parking in lot, street parking only except for ADA).
EXPOSURE: THE FEMALE NUDE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Opening Reception: August 13, 6-8pm
Join us for an evening of photography and music at our opening reception for Exposure: The Female Nude in Photography. Sonoma Strings, light refreshments, and cash bar. Click here to purchase tickets and for more info. On display through September 25.
Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street
LIVE AT JUILLIARD: THE NORBAY AWARDS
August 14, 5-7pm
Live at Juilliard concludes its season with the annual NorBay Music Awards concert and ceremony, hosted by the Bohemian and Pacific Sun weekly papers. A tradition since 2005, the NorBays honors bands from Sonoma, Marin and Napa county, as voted in by Bohemian and Pacific Sun readers. This year is no exception, with winners in Blues/R&B, Country/Americana, DJ, Folk/Acoustic, Hip-Hop/Electronic, Indie/Punk, Jazz, Rock, Reggae and music promotion all to be announced live on stage. In addition to the awards ceremony, the concert will feature two of the winning bands performing for the crowd, starting at 5 pm. Admission is free so bring the family and enjoy food from local vendors, beer, wine.
Click HERE for more info.
Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue
Arson Fire – St. Rose Church!
Firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished three to four small fires inside the church, Santa Rosa Fire Battalion Chief Ken Sebastiani said. At least one of fires appears to have been set in some pots containing plastic flowers around the altar, which created significant smoke. Another burned around some books, he said. Officials said the carpet was also damaged.
Investigators are working with police to find the culprit, he said. There were no leads on suspects.“It could have been anybody. They don’t know who did it. They are looking for witnesses,” Sebastiani said. He estimated the damage at about $5,000.
Anyone with any information about the fires is encouraged to call the Santa Rosa Police Department at 543-3575.
Courthouse Square will be closed to through traffic on Friday:
This Friday, August 5, Mendocino Avenue will be permanently closed to through traffic. The intersections of Santa Rosa Avenue / Third Street and Mendocino Avenue / Fourth Street will become T-intersections.
TRAFFIC WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO: HEALDSBURG AVE, B ST, AND TENTH STREET in our neighborhood!
THROUGH TRAFFIC CIRCULATION: If you are just driving through Downtown, the map below shows the recommended north-south routes. Detour signs will be posted to help guide motorists through the new circulation pattern.
Staying informed about the progress of this project is easy, just visit us online at srcity.org/CHS where you can watch what is happening in the Square live, find construction activity updates and find interesting details about this project.