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Sunday, July 27, 5-7pm – LIVE AT JUILLIARD! – Band: Ruckatan – Latin Rock

There’s no better way to spend your summer Sunday evenings than enjoying music, food and fun at Live at Juilliard! Now celebrating its 21st season, this FREE concert series brings some of the Bay Area’s finest bands to Juilliard Park. Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of our tasty vendors. Visit www.srcity.org/liveatjuilliard for the full season line-up and more details.

Food Vendors:

  • Beer and Wine Benefitting the non-profit ArtStartDonna’s Tamales A variety of vegetarian and vegan tamales, beverages, and Latin fare

    Berry’s Catering Burgers, hot dogs, fries, pulled pork and more

    Kettles Corn Show Kettle and caramel cor

Location: Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue

506 Morgan Street-CDD 2014

Due to an escalation in criminal activity on the Prince Memorial Greenway, police Sergeant Brad Connors will be conducting a community meeting at the DeTurk Round Barn this Thursday. Details below:

Community Meeting 7.24.14

Community Meeting 7.24.14

Thursday, July 17th, 7:00pm-8:30pm- Neighborhood Meeting with Catholic Charities


Purpose of Meeting: To provide updates on the Homeless Services Center as well as addressing any neighborhood concerns. All are welcome.
Location: :Family Service Center –  465 A Street, Santa Rosa,
Future Meeting Dates:  October 23, 2014, January 22, 2015, and April 23, 2015

Minutes from May Meeting:

From: Jennielynn Holmes [mailto:jholmes@srcharities.org]
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2014 2:28 PM
Subject: Follow-up: Neighborhood Meeting

First and foremost I would like to say thank you to everyone for your valuable input at the Neighborhood Meeting on Thursday evening. I appreciated everyone’s time and willingness to address concerns. As a follow-up to the meeting the group had decided that a tour would be helpful so I wanted to send out a date for a tour of our facility. I would like to invite everyone for a tour of our programs on Wednesday, June 4th from 7:00pm-8:00pm. I hope this time will work for most. If it doesn’t and you would like an individual tour please feel free to let me know and I will set another time up.

Secondly, I want to reiterate that feedback is so incredibly important to us. If there is an issue in the neighborhood, we have relationships with these participants, and can often times intervene in a positive manner that resolves the issue in the neighborhood as well as resolves the issue for the participants. The best way that we will be able to make this work is if we work together and you feel comfortable to let us know of concerns. We will continue to respond. We have implemented a night safety monitor as well as the Communication Phone Tree (please see attached flyer).

We will be keeping everyone updated as we develop safe parking, especially sites outside of the City, as I heard that was one point of information people were interested in having updates. I also want to reiterate that the Safe Parking Program is not people parking on the public streets of the neighborhood. There was still a couple of questions about that after the meeting ended, so I wanted to make sure that was clear for everyone. I also wanted to address a point made by a couple of the neighbors with regards to the increased parking in the neighborhood. Some felt it was attributed to those spots being the last un-permitted/free parking spots in downtown and that when the mall began charging there was an increase. One idea that was brought up was to advocate to the City that those spots be permitted. That decision would need to come from the neighborhood, but I wanted everyone to know that we would be more than happy to help/support in whatever ways we can to create an effort that would make that happen.

With regards to the buildings, you had the opportunity to meet with Bruce Shimizu who is our Project Manager for the buildings. I wanted to make sure that everyone had his contact information. His phone number is 707-528-8712 and his email is bshimizu@srcharities.org. Please feel free to contact him with thoughts or concerns on the buildings. He is an expert in this field.

Lastly, we have moved to quarterly meetings in an additional effort to increase communication. I have attached the upcoming meetings flyer so that these meetings can be put on your calendars. Please know that outside of these meetings, if there are any ideas, concerns, feedback that come up in between please do contact us. As I mentioned at the meeting the more frequent and continued the conversation can be, the more we can do to proactively address concerns. We are open to meeting more frequently, or calling together special meetings if the neighborhood so desires. Please tell us what you feel would be best. I will also be sending out updates and invitations for community events where people can get to know the participants.

Please keep me updated with any and all concerns, and let me know which things you would like to be updated on. I want to make sure that anything I send is helpful and useful for everyone, and I don’t want to flood people’s inbox with information that they are not interested in. So if there are items that I missed that you would like to be updated with, please let me know.

I look forward to continuing the dialogue. Thank you very much!

Jennielynn Holmes
Director of Shelter and Housing
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
465 A. Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707-542-5426 ext. 210 (p)
707-542-3148 (f)


July 13, 5-7pm – LIVE AT JUILLIARD: The Pulsators

There’s no better way to spend your summer Sunday evenings than enjoying music, food and fun at Live at Juilliard! Now celebrating its 21st season, this FREE concert series brings some of the Bay Area’s finest bands to Juilliard Park. Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of our tasty vendors. Visit www.srcity.org/liveatjuilliard for the full season line-up and more details. Location: Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue.



Shakespeare at the Cannery

Shakespeare at the Cannery

July 18th-Aug. 23rd, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Cannery

The six-week engagement of the enduring classic Romeo and Juliet offers the people of Sonoma County and beyond, the chance to wine and dine under the summer night sky while enjoying an inventive take on Shakespeare. The site of the former California Packing Company’s Plant No. 5 in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square will be transformed into an outdoor theater, complete with solar-powered stage lighting and an innovative set. The cast features local, professional actors and musicians. West Ender Alan Kaplan will be Friar Laurence. TICKETS: General Admission $25, $5 discount if you ride bike to event. Pedestrian and ADA Parking Entry through Sixth Street Playhouse Parking Lot at 52 W. 6th Street. NO parking in the 6th St. Lot ! Location: 3 W. 3rd St.

Scary 4th

July 4th celebrations can be a very scary time for pets. BEFORE the noise from fireworks gets bad, bring your dogs and cats inside, close the drapes, turn up your television to muffle the sound, play games with your pet to distract them, give dogs stuffed Kong toys, etc.


You know how you’ve been meaning to replace your dog’s lost ID tags? Drat! And now your neighborhood sounds like a war zone and your dog is going nuts.

For a quick fix, put your phone number on your dogs collar with a sharpie. It will eventually fade but its better than nothing!

Do This Now: Open your junk drawer, dig out a sharpie and write phone numbers on your pet”s collar.

Collar with Sharpie - July 4

Be sure to take a current photo of your pet too. That way, if your pet does run away you can post it on NextDoor.com and local shelter websites. For Santa Rosa’s animal shelter, contact Sonoma County Animal Care and Control at 707-565-7100.

4th of July Kitchen

Cooking Classes in the ‘Hood

Chef Bea Beasley offers fun and informative recreational cooking classes in her professional kitchen and culinary studio located in the historic St. Rose district.

Conducted in a relaxed learning environment, the summer sessions highlight cooking techniques for world cuisines including India, Spain, Morocco and more with a focus on seasonality and local ingredients. All classes are hands-on and tailored for anyone who wants to learn or hone culinary techniques—from the novice to the more experienced.

• A take-home printed recipe booklet
• Certified organic and GMO-free ingredients wherever possible
• Appetizers upon arrival
• Step-by-step instruction for 6 to 20 participants depending on the season and class format
• Professional cooking tips and techniques that can be easily used in a home kitchen
• Tastes of all foods prepared in class and complimentary beverages
• An opportunity to meet or reconnect with like-minded friendly folks

For a complete schedule with class format, pricing, menus and registration information, please e-mail beabea@sonic.net or call 595-5301.


Live at Juilliard Summer Series starts Sunday, July 6!

The City of Santa Rosa’s annual summer concert series Live at Juilliard is back for its 21st season of live music at Juilliard Park. Sponsored by the Recreation & Parks Department, this free concert series brings some of the Bay Area’s finest bands to Santa Rosa.

The series kicks off on Sunday, July 6, 5-7pm with the Linda Ferro Band (Rock & Blues).

Concert-goers can bring a picnic or purchase food from a selection of food and sweets vendors. Beer and wine will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit ArtStart..
Juilliard Park is located at 227 Santa Rosa Avenue. For more information, visit www.srcity.org/liveatjuilliard.