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Finding History Day  at the Finley Community Center- August 6, 9:30am-2:30pm

Finding History Day
Presentation Schedule
9:30 9:55 Sonoma county LGBTQI Timeline Highlights from the LGBTQI History of Sonoma Cty
10:00 10:25 Northwestern Bottle Collectors Assoc. Grace Brothers or Santa Rosa Saloons
10:30 10:55 Glen Ellen Historical Society National Historic Registry of SDC and museum
11:00 11:25 Japanese American Citizens League Brief history of Japanese Americans in SC
11:30 11:55 Frank Baumgardner Jasper O’Farrell

12:00 12:25 Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder’s Office Preserving History & Democracy
1:00 1:25 Redwood Empire Chinese Assoc Chinese in Sonoma County
1:30 1:55 Sonoma valley Historical Society Santa Rosa Mission
2:00 2:25 Filipino American Nat. His Soc SoCo chap history of Filipinos in Sonoma County


St Rose District Sewer & Water Improvements

Start Date: July 2022

Anticipated to be completed January, 2023.

Project ID #: 2041

Description: This project will include sewer system improvements for 7th Street and B Street. The work on 7th Street will abandon 540 feet of clay sewer main and transfer 2 laterals to an existing sewer trunk between A Street and B Street. The work on B Street includes replacing a 30-foot section of deteriorated pipe near Healdsburg Avenue. This work will reduce inflow and infiltration and reduce maintenance costs.

City Contact:

Jason Roberts, Supervising Engineer: JRoberts@srcity.or, (707)543-3857



Measure O Presentation


Video presented to the St. Rose Neighborhood of virtual town hall meeting discussion about the future of Measure O funding for public safety and violence prevention services held on Wednesday, July 13.

https://srcity-org.zoom.us/rec/share/Measure O Presentation

For more info on Measure O visit:








Join the City of Santa Rosa for a discussion about the future of Measure O funding for public safety and violence prevention services at a virtual town hall meeting for the St. Rose Neighborhood on Wednesday, July 13, at 6 p.m. There will be a short PowerPoint followed by a Q&A session. There will be representatives from the Public Safety Department or violence prevention partnership in attendance.

Date: Wednesday July 6th

Time:  6:00 pm

Zoom link:


For more info on Measure O visit:













Mon. 11/15 Deadline: ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE AVAILABLE from Historic Homes on Catholic Charities Site

See details in letter below. Note: This is only availabe to property owners in the St. Rose Preservation District.


SMART Village proposed Residential Development – Review by City’s Cultural Heritage Board – Wed., Nov. 17 at or after 4:30pm



Historical Society of Santa Rosa Webinar – Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-7:30pm

Registration is Free, but we encourage everyone interested to register through the TinyUrl link below to make sure you have access to the webinar through ZOOM.


Avenue 320 Apartment – Review by City’s Cultural Heritage Board – Wed., Nov. 3 at or after 4:30pm














ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE AVAILABLE from Historic Homes on Catholic Charities Site

See details in letter below. Note: This is only availabe to property owners in the St. Rose Preservation District.























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Free Webinar: Oct. 21, 6pm-7:30pm 

Have you ever wondered about the past life of your historic home or of older buildings around Santa Rosa?  If so, this webinar is for you!  You will learn about the Sonoma County Library’s numerous, free resources available to assist you in researching a structure’s history.  Online resources include maps, newspapers, and digital images.

Please join the Historical Society of Santa Rosa and Simone Kremkau as she presents resources and techniques to research your historic home or building using the Sonoma County Library’s website.  Simone Kremkau is a librarian at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library.  She holds a Masters Degree in English and German Language and Literature from Heidelberg University, a Master of Library and Information Science from Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Gottingen.  She has been with the Sonoma County Library since 2015.

This webinar is free, but registration is necessary at: https://tinyurl.com/HSSROctober







On Thursday, 9/16 the Avenue 320 Apartments proposed for the west end of Lincoln Street got the go ahead from the City’s Design Review Board.

Next it goes to the City’s Cultural Heritage Board for review (possibly sometime in November).

The project is slated to have 37 residential units.



Thursday, 9/16 at or after 4:30pm – Review of the Avenue 320 Apartments by the city Design Review Board:

Up for a second time for design review – the Avenue 320 Apartments. The applicant worked with several residents of our neighborhood to re-design his project  resulting in a height reduction and a design more compatible with the surrounding homes and neighborhood. See details below regarding how to access the meeting and provide comments.


Thursday, 9/16 at 6pm-7:30pm: Historical Society of Santa Rosa September Webinar



Authors Sandy Frary and Ray Owen devoted more than 13 years and went to incredible lengths to unlock the stories of the more than 5,500 individuals buried in the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, which was established in 1854. Their painstaking research techniques revealed many untold stories of Santa Rosa’s past.

Please join the Historical Society of Santa Rosa and Frary and Owen as they explain their diverse and sometimes unconventional methods used to uncover the smallest details about thousands of lives, compiled in their new book Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. You’ll have a chance to add to local knowledge by sharing information about your ancestors buried at the rural cemetery.

  • Sandy Frary is a retired civilian of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office who worked closely with County Coroner records in her research.

  • Ray Owen is a retired U.S. Army Intelligence Corp agent and investigator with the Civil Service Commission.

They are both long time volunteers at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery.

To watch online via Zoom  register here:  https://tinyurl.com/HSSRSeptWebinar


City Survey for Neighborhood Residents

The City just released the following survey in conjunction with the launch of their SR Neighborhood Corner program. (A space where community members can share information about their neighborhood and meet other neighborhood groups.)

Ways to Participate in SR Neighborhood Corner

There are many ways to participate. Use all the tools provided to share information about your neighborhood and to get to know other neighborhoods:

  • Take a moment to tell us who you are and what neighborhood you live in by signing the Guestbook.

  • Use the Polling feature to tell us what issues are most important in your neighborhood.* (The St. Rose Neighborhood is in District 5.)

  • Tell us what you love about your neighborhood, or share your fondest memory or favorite Story about your neighborhood.

  • Share neighborhood resources using the Ideas feature.

  • Use the Map feature below to show us where your neighborhood is and places important to your neighborhood.

  • Ask us a Question about this site, neighborhood organizing, or a City specific topic.

*Survey Link: https://letsconnectsr.com/srneighborhoods?tool=survey_tool#tool_tab


Homeless Service Center at 600 Morgan Street

Catholic Charities Meeting , Wed. 8/25, 6pm

This meeting is regarding a temporary (approximately 1 year) move of the Homeless Service Center on Morgan Street to Wilson Street. There will be another regular meeting with our neighborhood in September.

From Catholic Charities:

We look forward to seeing you at our August 25th, 6pm Zoom meeting! Representatives from Catholic Charities and the City of Santa Rosa will share updates about Caritas Village and homeless services in the St. Rose/West End neighborhood. At this meeting, we will focus on Catholic Charities’ temporary relocation to 610 Wilson Street. 
To accommodate the construction of Burbank Housing’s Caritas Homes, Catholic Charities will temporarily relocate its Homeless Services Drop-in Day Center to the former Saint Vincent de Paul site (610 Wilson Street) to minimize interruption to client day services.  To learn more about the Homeless Services Center, CLICK HERE
Barring any unforeseen construction delays with Caritas Center, Catholic Charities will only occupy the West End facility until early Summer 2022. 
Have questions in the meantime? Contact Catholic Charities neighbor liaison John Pavik by writing jpavik@srcharities.org

When/Where: WednesdayAugust 25th from 6-7pm via Zoom

Zoom linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82323004057?pwd=c2FLVnEyMVJrNUFjZWpZN3pzN2ppdz09

Meeting ID: 823 2300 4057
Passcode: 711519
One tap mobile


inRESPONSE Mental Health Support Team to Launch in Santa Rosa in Late Fall

Introducing inRESPONSE: Santa Rosa’s Mental Health Support Team

To take action on community needs and feedback, a new crisis response team has been formed – inRESPONSE: Mental Health Support Team. inRESPONSE is designed to respond to calls for service with a mental health first approach. The team is comprised of a licensed mental health clinician, a paramedic, a homeless outreach specialist, and supported by a wrap-around support services provider.  inRESPONSE will be trained in de-escalation and social work interventions as well as physical and mental health evaluations. While inRESPONSE works in partnership with the Santa Rosa Police Department, the inRESPONSE team is unarmed and best equipped to support and provide mental health resources to individuals and families experiencing crisis.

How will inRESPONSE provide support in the community?

The inRESPONSE team will respond to calls in which individuals are experiencing a mental health crisis, and are unarmed.  If there is any indication of violence or a weapon, an SRPD officer will initially respond first, but then transition service response to the inRESPONSE Team, once it is deemed safe.  The goal is for the inRESPONSE Team to handle all calls for service where mental health is the primary concern.  inRESPONSE will also partner with the City’s Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) to identify unsheltered community members who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.  The dual approach will provide the unsheltered community with additional resources, in an effort to get individuals into a more stable living environment with ongoing, wrap-around support services.

inRESPONSE will provide service with a single team working 10-hour shifts, seven days a week. As part of a three year-phased plan, SRPD hopes to secure the necessary resources and funding needed to support a 24/7 mental health response model and is actively exploring grants and other state and federal funding opportunities, as well as private funding to help expand the capacity of inRESPONSE.

Types of Calls for Service inRESPONSE will Address:

  • Individuals with suicidal ideations
  • Sheltered or unsheltered individuals experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Individuals or families in need of mental health support and resources
  • Individuals who are intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance
  • Individuals struggling with mental health stability and in need of emergency shelter resources
  • Welfare checks (when no crime is suspected)
  • Requests for non-emergency medical evaluations and transports, including prescription drug refill transport and transportation to medical appointments
  • Deliver emergency or death notifications to next of kin

If there is any indication of violence or weapons, inRESPONSE would stage while Santa Rosa Police Department officers de-escalate the situation for inRESPONSE to then take over. 

For more info visit: https://srcity.org/3627/inRESPONSE-Mental-Health-Support-Team

A MOVING STORY: Homes on the Move and the St. Rose Preservation District 

Starting in 1903 and continuing through 1979, more than 20 historic homes and other structures were “saved” by being moved into the St. Rose neighborhood, just north of downtown Santa Rosa. In this webinar, you will hear the story of how and why so many structures were moved into the neighborhood, which is now designated as the St. Rose Preservation District, one of Santa Rosa’s eight preservation districts. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Santa Rosa.

If you missed this presentation, it is now available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmuNNnmj8Ag&t=2428s



Green Pen Cannabis Dispensary Public Meeting – July 22, 4pm

For more info see:///C:/Users/Hill/Downloads/Agenda%20(11).pdf