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Amgen Tour 2008 Joint St. Rose/West End/Art Start project - Sept 2011

 

Homeless Encampment - 6th Street Sept 2017

Community Meeting: Thurs., 9/28, 6pm – Homeless Encampment Cleanup Pilot Program

Starting in September 2017, the City of Santa Rosa will actively engage with the occupants of the encampment at the 6th Street Highway 101 Underpass (6th Street underpass) to offer housing options and services to the estimated 40 – 50 people staying nightly. The City is continuing the pilot program recently completed at the homeless encampment at the Farmers Lane Extension and expanding to other encampments throughout Santa Rosa, to address the health, safety and shelter needs of persons experiencing homelessness. The program at the 6th Street underpass also includes a plan to mitigate impacts of the encampment to the surrounding community by clearing the site and storm drain inlets of trash and debris, as well as other threats to public health and safety, and working with property owners to address issues at an abandoned house near the encampment site, once occupants have been provided services, shelter, and housing.

In order to provide information about the pilot program and answer questions, the City will hold an informational community meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00-7:30 PM at the DeTurk Round Barn, located at 819 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa. Residents and businesses from the neighborhoods surrounding the encampment are encouraged to come. City staff from Police, Fire, Housing and Community Services, Transportation and Public Works, and Community Engagement will be on hand to answer questions.

For information regarding the pilot program at the Highway 101 6th Street Underpass, Farmers Lane Extension, the City’s Housing First Strategy, the September 28, 2017 community meeting, and updates on other City efforts, please visit the Homelessness Solutions webpage at: www.srcity.org/HomelessSolutions.

 

 

 

Homeless Encampment - 6th Street Sept 2017

Community Meeting: Thurs., 9/28, 6pm – Homeless Encampment Cleanup Pilot Program

Starting in September 2017, the City of Santa Rosa will actively engage with the occupants of the encampment at the 6th Street Highway 101 Underpass (6th Street underpass) to offer housing options and services to the estimated 40 – 50 people staying nightly. The City is continuing the pilot program recently completed at the homeless encampment at the Farmers Lane Extension and expanding to other encampments throughout Santa Rosa, to address the health, safety and shelter needs of persons experiencing homelessness. The program at the 6th Street underpass also includes a plan to mitigate impacts of the encampment to the surrounding community by clearing the site and storm drain inlets of trash and debris, as well as other threats to public health and safety, and working with property owners to address issues at an abandoned house near the encampment site, once occupants have been provided services, shelter, and housing.

In order to provide information about the pilot program and answer questions, the City will hold an informational community meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00-7:30 PM at the DeTurk Round Barn, located at 819 Donahue Street, Santa Rosa. Residents and businesses from the neighborhoods surrounding the encampment are encouraged to come. City staff from Police, Fire, Housing and Community Services, Transportation and Public Works, and Community Engagement will be on hand to answer questions.

For information regarding the pilot program at the Highway 101 6th Street Underpass, Farmers Lane Extension, the City’s Housing First Strategy, the September 28, 2017 community meeting, and updates on other City efforts, please visit the Homelessness Solutions webpage at: www.srcity.org/HomelessSolutions.

 

 

Wed, Sept. 6th, 6:30pm –  St. Rose Neighborhood Meeting with Catholic Charities


Homeless Service Center

Description: As a condition of their city permit for the Homeless Service Center (HSC) at 600 Morgan Street, Catholic Charities meets with our neighborhood 4x/year. These meetings provide neighbors with an opportunity to discuss any issues they may be experiencing as a result of the 600 Morgan Street Service Center and to hear updates on the HSC and other programs for the homeless handled by Catholic Charities. Representatives from the Santa Rosa City Council and the Police Department are usually in attendance. All interested parties are welcome.

 

Location: 465 A Street – Family Service Center
Start Time: 06:30 pm
Date: Sept 6th
End Time: 08:00 pm

 

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Wed, Sept. 6th, 6:30pm –  St. Rose Neighborhood Meeting with Catholic Charities


Homeless Service Center

Description: As a condition of their city permit for the Homeless Service Center (HSC) at 600 Morgan Street, Catholic Charities meets with our neighborhood 4x/year. These meetings provide neighbors with an opportunity to discuss any issues they may be experiencing as a result of the 600 Morgan Street Service Center and to hear updates on the HSC and other programs for the homeless handled by Catholic Charities. Representatives from the Santa Rosa City Council and the Police Department are usually in attendance. All interested parties are welcome.

 

Location: 465 A Street – Family Service Center
Start Time: 06:30 pm
Date: Sept 6th
End Time: 08:00 pm

 

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RRSQ Sidewalk Sale 2017

Railroad Square Sidewalk Sale!

Saturday and Sunday August 12 & 13

It’s back! Railroad Square’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale. The shops spill onto the sidewalks with wonderful items for sale. Shop for the latest fashions, vintage clothing, furnishings for your home and garden, antiques and gifts galore. Come to shop, but stay for lunch or dinner or relax with a glass of wine after a day of fun shopping. Don’t miss the Farmers’ Market on Sunday in Depot Park with a brand new Beer Garden.  Come explore Railroad Square! WWW.railroadsquare.net

 

Horse and buggy rigs for mail, school in front of Ursuline 1908

Talk: The History of Horses in Sonoma County

Tuesday, August 15,  6 PM  (doors open at 5:30pm) · Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th Street, Santa Rosa

Join the Historical Society of Santa Rosa to hear the stories of famous horses of Sonoma County and how the horse has influenced our County’s culture, economics, recreation, and quality of life.
Panelists will be Wanda Smith, author of Horses of the Wine Country, Ted Draper, local horse trainer, and Ginger DeGrange, whose family has owned Cloverleaf Ranch for generations. The panel will be moderated by Press Democrat columnist, Chris Smith.

Event is free, but reservations are required. To make reservations please email your intent to info@historicalsocietysantarosa.org or visit our web site historicalsocietysantarosa.org.

Wed, May 31, 6:30pm –  St. Rose Neighborhood Meeting with Catholic Charities

Along with the usual updates, the focus of this meeting will be a discussion of specific solutions that could help reduce the number of encampments in our area.  West End residents and Railroad Square business owners are always invited.

Homeless Service Center

Description: As a condition of their city permit for the Homeless Service Center (HSC) at 600 Morgan Street, Catholic Charities meets with our neighborhood 4x/year. These meetings provide neighbors with an opportunity to discuss any issues they may be experiencing as a result of the 600 Morgan Street Service Center and to hear updates on the HSC and other programs for the homeless handled by Catholic Charities. Representatives from the Santa Rosa City Council and the Police Department are usually in attendance. All interested parties are welcome.

 

Location: 465 A Street – Family Service Center
Start Time: 06:30 pm
Date: May 31
End Time: 08:00 pm

 

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Rose Parade logo 2017

May 20th,  Saturday at 10amThe 123rd Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival  Following the Parade (12 noon – 4pm) there will have music, family fun activities, and many different food vendors in Downtown Santa Rosa in Courthouse Square. Location: Downtown Santa Rosa.

 

Finding History Day 2017

May 21st, Sunday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Finding History in Sonoma County- A Day of Discovery. The So. Co. Historical Records Commission and the So. Co. Library are pleased to present the first “Finding History Day.” Over 30 groups focusing on local history along with local history collections will be on display in the lovely restored historic DeTurk Round Barn

SPEAKERS
10:30 AM Gaye LeBaron
Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Gaye LeBaron is a Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper columnist, author, teacher, and local historian of Sonoma County, California. She wrote more than 8,000 columns for The Press Democrat from 1961 until her semi-retirement in 2001and continues to write biweekly Sunday columns. She also co-authored two books on the history of Santa Rosa, California.

11 AM Bo Simons
“Isaac DeTurk – Sonoma Wine Grows Up”

Bo Simons retired in 2015 after 37 years as a librarian, 32 of which were with the Sonoma County Library. He served as the first librarian of the Sonoma County Wine Library, as the first Internet Librarian, and as Branch Manager of the Healdsburg Library. Since retiring Bo has produced a series of literary programs called Luminarias featuring novelists, poets and historians at SHED in Healdsburg. He is working on a book about the history of wine in Sonoma County.

12 PM Steve Lehmann
“The Sonoma County Recorder’s Records and How They Can Lead to Unexpected Discoveries – Bread Boards, Block Books, and Tank Maps, Among Other Things”

Steve Lehmann worked in the County Recorder’s Office for 25 years and the last five as the Chief Deputy. He has been involved with the Windsor Historical Society for over two decades, many of them as President. Steve manages the Windsor Museum located in the Hembree House. He and his wife Jan live on property that was once Camp Windsor, the Roosevelt era Migrant Labor Camp, and later the German Prisoner of War facility.

1 PM Iris Jamahl Dunkle
“Talking Back to Local History in Sonoma County through Primary Documents: Finding Lost People, Places, and Secrets about Jack and Charmian London”.

2pm – Walking Tour of West End Neighborhood

FreeLocation: DeTurk Round Barn, 819 Donahue Street, in the West End Neighborhood.

 

Mayors Letter on Homeless meeting

Wednesday, May 24, 4-6pm -City Meeting on the Homeless

On May 24 at 4:00 pm, the City Council will hold the first of a series of Special Meetings planned over the next several months to address the homeless issue. This first meeting will be held at the City of Santa Rosa’s Utility Field Operations (UFO) Building, 35 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. For entire letter from mayor go to NextDoor.com.

If you are unable to attend in person, the meeting will be live-streamed and also videotaped so that you may view it at a time more convenient to you. Use this link to view the livestream on May 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm: https://santa-rosa.legistar.com/Page.aspx?M=W

You can also share your concerns at any of the regularly scheduled meetings of the City Council which are held on most Tuesdays starting at 4 pm. You may share your thoughts with the entire City Council at any time by emailing citycouncil@srcity.org. And, finally, we invite you to visit www.srcity.org/HomelessSolutions for updates, information and specific things you can do to help reduce homelessness in our community.

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Victory Garden event

Thursday, May 11, 6pm – Sonoma County Museum – Special Event 

War gardening, or victory gardens, was first promoted in WWI, as a means for people to produce more food and consume less, leaving the bulk of the country’s harvests available for shipping to the troops and to Europe. Citizens were encouraged to grow food on all unused land, including parks, schools, backyards and vacant lots.

Growing your own vegetables has recently gained in popularity, and there are many 21st century techniques and tools for the home gardeners. In this presentation Cynthia Leung will explore many of the new available methods from seed-starting to harvest for the home gardener and will give her own personal take on growing vegetables in a small space. Included are recipes for making your own potting soil and your own fertilizer mixes, as well as time-saving and organic techniques.

Tickets available online:

http://www.sonomacountymuseum.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=31262

 

Ironman race route.

Ironman race route.

Saturday, May 13 – ROAD CLOSURES for IRONMAN Race – downtwon Santa Rosa

This race will feature 2,500 amateur athletes and some of the world’s top professionals. In order to protect the participants and volunteers, there will be partial and full road closures along the race route. 

Roads proposed to be closed along the IRONMAN 70.3 bike course will be considered soft closures, meaning vehicle traffic will be allowed to flow in both directions within the closure IF it originates from within the closed area. Additional traffic from outside the closed area will be directed to use detours. The goal of these closures is to reduce overall traffic conflicts and improve the safety for the motoring public and athletes.

City of Santa Rosa (RACE DAY ONLY) — Impact Window:  7:00 AM to 3:00 PM  on Saturday, May 13.

Here’s a partial list of some of the road closures:

  • W. 9th Street Eastbound between Dutton Ave & A Street – CLOSED
  • 7th Street CLOSED from A Street to B Street
  • B Street CLOSED from 5th Street to 3rd Street
  • D Street CLOSED from 4th Street to Sonoma Ave
  • Pierson Street at Santa Rosa Creek Trail (Closed from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit http://srcity.org/IRONMAN

Location of proposed cannabis facility.

Location of proposed cannabis facility.

Tuesday May 16, at or after 5:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting

APPEAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP 16-087 TO ESTABLISH A MEDICAL CANNABIS COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION USE WITHIN AN EXISTING INDUSTRIAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 60 MAXWELL COURT (APN 010-131-033)

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the City Council on Tuesday May 16, 2017, at or after 5:00 p.m., in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa.  The purpose of the public hearing will be to receive public comment and recommendations prior to the City Council acting on an appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of Conditional Use Permit CUP 16-087.

The subject of the appeal is the Planning Commission’s approval of Conditional Use Permit CUP 16-087 which will allow Fleuron Inc. (Applicant) to establish a medical cannabis commercial cultivation facility within an existing 10,972 square-foot industrial building on the north side of the 1.13-acre parcel (APN 010-131-033) located within the Maxwell Neighborhood Industrial area.  The interior of the building will be reconfigured to include cultivation rooms, offices, and processing and shipment areas.  Ten people will be employed to operate this facility from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.  Odor associated with cannabis cultivation will be managed by a new air circulation system.  Private security will be provided 24-hours per day as part of a required security plan.  Security fencing will enclose a portion of the existing parking lot and the building entrances.  No other changes to the building or the site are proposed.  The Facility will not be open to the public.

Comments and questions may be directed to Andy Gustavson, Senior Planner, Department of Planning and Economic Development, City of Santa Rosa, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 3, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, telephone (707) 543-3236, email AGustsavson@srcity.org.

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Dr. Boyce's house is in the St. Rose District at 537 B Street. He is buried in the Rural Cemetery.

Dr. Boyce’s house is in the St. Rose District at 537 B Street. He is buried in the Rural Cemetery.

Saturday, 4/22, 10-11am – Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Tours

Experience the history and learn the stories of the people of Sonoma County and California during an 80 minute docent-led walk through this pioneer cemetery. The Rural Cemetery was founded in 1854 and continued in use until the 1930’s. Tours leave every 20 minutes for 10-11am. Note that there are uneven surfaces and slopes. Meet at the Franklin Gate, 1600 Franklin Ave. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

 

Earth Day 2017

Saturday, 4/22, 12 noon-4pm – Earth Day Celebration

Join the celebration of Earth Day with an OnStage Festival at City Hall on First Street. This fun, FREE, family-friendly festival is a great way to inspire awareness and build community through environmental protection.
• 75+ Exhibitors
• Outdoor Showcase of Santa Rosa’s Performing Arts Scene
• Food & Drink
• Kids’ Activities & Crafts
• Local & Earth Friendly Products
• Giveaways
• Free Bike Parking
• Beer & Wine Garden

Enjoy an outdoor showcase of Santa Rosa performing arts scene on the main stage located on the corner of 1st and D Streets.
12:30 pm – VOENA Children’s Choir
1:15 pm – Chalkboard Players: Themed Theater for Children
2:00 pm – Redwood Empire Chinese Association: Lion Dance
& Martial Arts
2:45 pm – Sonoma County Taiko: Japanese Drumming
3:30 pm – Native Youth Pomo Dance Group: Pomo Dancers

Visit srcity.org/earthday for more information.

 

March for Science 2017

Saturday, 4/22, 12-2pm – March for Science at Julliard Park

Starting point: Juilliard Park at 12pm with a rally of invited speakers, followed by a march through downtown beginning approximately 12:30pm and ending at City Hall, at the Earth Day on Stage festival with food, entertainment, and informational booths from local organizations.

WHO: Scientists, medical professionals, nonprofit organizations, students, human beings who are affected by science and policy!

START: Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa
END: City Hall, Santa Rosa

This march is organized by Russian Riverkeeper, a local non-profit which protects the Russian River through the use of science.

 

 

Wed, April 12th, 6:30pm –  St. Rose Neighborhood Meeting with Catholic Charities

UPDATE: There will be 2 and possible 3 council members at this meeting who will report on current items being worked on regarding the homeless situation. After that, the focus will be on a discussion of specific solutions that could help our area. West End residents and Railroad Square business owners are always invited.

Homeless Service Center

Description: As a condition of their city permit for the Homeless Service Center (HSC) at 600 Morgan Street, Catholic Charities meets with our neighborhood 4x/year. These meetings provide neighbors with an opportunity to discuss any issues they may be experiencing as a result of the 600 Morgan Street Service Center and to hear updates on the HSC and other programs for the homeless handled by Catholic Charities. Representatives from the Santa Rosa City Council and the Police Department are usually in attendance. All interested parties are welcome.

 

Location: 465 A Street – Family Service Center
Start Time: 06:30 pm
Date: April 12
End Time: 08:00 pm

 

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