Burglary on B Street!
Neighbors on B Street take note. A home was broken into last Wednesday and several laptops and other items stolen. There were also reports from homeowners on B Street that the gates to their backyards had been opened and people were ringing door bells and taking off if the door was opened. Please report any suspicious activity to the Police Department at 528-5222 or online at: http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/departments/police/report/Pages/default.aspx
Those of you who signed up for Nextdoor last week know about this crime already as the homeowner posted it on Nextdoor.com. We encourage everyone to sign-up for this real-time neighborhood communication tool. To sign up visit: https://nextdoor.com/invite/degupzcyzfueqjpvfasc
On a lighter note, the Sonoma County Museum still has tickets available for this event:
Sonoma Women: Life in Mexican California
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: We will be holding the lecture at the North Bay USF facility in Santa Rosa, 416 B Street, just a couple blocks from the Museum.
Drs. Rose Marie Beebe and Robert Senkewicz of Santa Clara University speak on women in Mexican California. Before the gold rush, the Sonoma area was the extreme, far northern frontier of California. The experiences of three different women of this area, Isidora Filomena, the wife of the important indigenous chief Sem-Yeto (Solano), Rosalía Vallejo, younger sister of prominent land owner Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, and Josefa Carrillo, wife of American trader Henry Delano Fitch, throw important light on everyday life in Mexican California in general and this area in particular. Each of them was interviewed by the staff of historian Hubert Howe Bancroft in the 1870s and their testimonios offer a unique perspective on the strengths, weaknesses, and tensions that animated this area before it became a part of the United States. Beebe is a Professor of Spanish Literature and Senkewicz is a Professor of History.
Museum Members $7.50 / General $10.00
Tickets can be purchased at our website:
www.sonomacountymuseum.org under events.
Friday, Feb 21st 6-9pm – NorCal Modern Gallery – Grace Slick
Scott Hann is kicking off his new Railroad Square art gallery, Norcal Modern Gallery, with “Welcome to Wonderland,” an exhibit of paintings by former rock and roll star Grace Slick. Hann has been representing her work for 15 years and said he opened the gallery to showcase her work, along with the work of Tom Everhart, the only artist licensed to draw Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters. Grace Slick will make a personal appearance to promote her exhibit.
RSVP at 544-8525 or email@example.com Location: 105 Fourth Street/Railroad Square
New Online Communication Tool for the St. Rose Neighborhood
Thanks, to Roger Karraker, our neighborhood is now setup to use the online network called Nextdoor.com. On the Nextdoor site, neighbors can share information such as: community events, recommendations, free and for sale items, crime and safety concerns, and more. The Junior College neighborhood has been using this site successfully for a while. When you sign-up you will also be able to see posts from neighbors in that area and a few of the other surrounding neighborhoods.
Please join the conversation at: strose.nextdoor.com/join
Wondering how Santa Rosa Creek is doing with all this rain? Visit this website:
DOWNTOWN POST OFFICE
Special Delivery– The downtown Santa Rosa post office, 730 2nd St., will now stay open later on weekdays 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
MUSEUM EXHIBIT: CAMELLIA HAS FALLEN– Contemporary Artists Reflect on the Jeju Uprising. Beginning: February 7
Camellia Has Fallen is the first US exhibition to focus on the important artwork created in response to the 1948 Jeju April 3 Uprising. Visit www.sonomacountymuseum.org for a schedule of special events related to this exhibit. Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th Street.
JEJU SPECIAL WEEKEND EVENT: Speakers & Films – Sunday, February 9, 10am-4pm
In conjunction with the exhibition Camellia Has Fallen, the Museum will present candid discussions of the art and history of the Jeju 4.3 Incident. Includes guest speakers and films from Jeju, Korea. Location: University of San Francisco Santa Rosa Campus, 416 B Street , downtown Santa Rosa.
New gym opens in West End Neighborhood– Santa Rosa Strength & Conditioning is located at 808 Donahue Street right across from DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park. For more info or to schedule a free consultation: 542-7725
February 3rd, Monday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.- Police Chief Recruitment- Public Input Invited
The City’s Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm has retired. City Manager, Kathleen Millison, will be appointing the next Police Chief and is interested in receiving input. The purpose of this open forum is to receive input from members of the community regarding the challenges and opportunities that will face the new Police Chief as well as the competencies and characteristics needed to be successful. Location: 35 Stony Point Road Utilities Field Operations Building.
City Task Force on Open Government – Deadline Monday, Feb. 10th
Santa Rosa is seeking residents willing to serve on a new task force on open government.
Mayor Scott Bartley announced the task force in early December in response to charges by some that a “culture of secrecy” pervades City Hall. Its mission will be to compile a report assessing the “current status of open and transparent government practices” in the city, and to recommend changes for the council to consider.
In addition to the two council members, the panel will include two representatives from other city boards and commissions and seven members of the public.
The panel plans to meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for eight months beginning March 13.
The deadline is Monday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. The application is posted on the city’s website: http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/news/Pages/OpenGovernmentTaskForce.aspx