Join KRCB-FM for the SOFA Arts District's annual street festival: Winterblast! There will be food, family entertainment, live music, performers, costumes, puppets, the SOFA parade and ART! This event is FREE.
KRCB-FM will be in the garden at Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, serving beer and wine - with proceeds going to KRCB North Bay Public Media.
A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Santa Rosa to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance. The DRC is a continuation of the locally led assistance center that opened in the early days of the fire response.
The center is in the Press Democrat Building at 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95410, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
This weekend, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, in coordination with state and federal partners, will hold three resource fairs focused on debris removal.
Residents whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires have the ability to access the government-operated Fire Debris Removal Program to ensure their property is left free of hazardous waste and debris; the deadline to apply for the program is November 13, 2017.
The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with FEMA are transitioning both Local Assistance Centers (LACs) located in downtown Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley to Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) on November 12, 2017. The LACs will close at 7:00pm Saturday, November 11th and re-open at 9:00am on Sunday, November 12th as DRCs.
Sonoma County residents whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires have the ability to access the government operated Sonoma County Consolidated Debris Fire Removal Program to ensure that their property is left free of hazardous waste and debris. Residential property owners must submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form by close of business on November 13, 2017, in order to participate in the Program.
The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are working with state and federal partners to provide safe, immediate, transitional, and long-term housing to assist residents who were displaced by the recent tragic fires and stabilize the immediate housing crisis faced by residents. It is estimated that nearly 5,000 residential units were destroyed in the fires. At their meeting today, the Board of Supervisors approved leasing 80 existing Recreational Vehicle (RV) spaces at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds to house Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Temporary Housing Units.
Two authors at the top of their form —Joan Frank, with her novel All the News I Need, and Richard Alther and his book Roxie & Fred, join Suzanne Lang in conversation of art, craft, and character on KRCB’s A Novel Idea.
Joan Frank is acknowledged by many as a “writer’s writer” but more than that, she is a reader’s writer with keen observations, richly drawn characters, and unflinching honesty. Her latest book is All the News I Need.
As the rainy season approaches, multiple state, regional and local agencies are preparing for the potential impacts of the recent wildfires on urban and rural communities. There are 617 streams in the areas affected by fire in Sonoma County. Drinking water is safe and continually monitored, but because the county’s natural watersheds filter drinking water, it is critically important that ash, debris and other pollutants are prevented from entering stream systems to the maximum extent possible.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with local, state and federal partners on the response to the Northern California fires. EPA is leading the survey, collection and disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW) in Sonoma and Napa counties. This work will allow other state and federal agencies to remove ash and other non-hazardous debris and the rebuilding process to begin.
As part of an ongoing partnership in response to the recent fires, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma have established the Sonoma County Consolidated Fire Debris Removal Program (Program) to focus on removal of household hazardous waste and other fire-related debris. A Debris Removal Frequently Asked Questions and other helpful information is now available for the community about this important issue at the Sonoma County Recovers website: www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/debris-removal.
Debris Removal Process and Frequently Asked Questions
In coordination with state and federal partners, the County of Sonoma will hold a community meeting from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2. The meeting will be held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall located at 126 1st St. West, in Sonoma.
Agricultural and Rural Lands Fire Recovery and Resource Town Hall
Monday, October 30, 2017 Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Garrett Building Doors open at 5 p.m., program begins at 5:30 p.m
In response to the recent wildfires in Northern California that have impacted the agriculture community, Sonoma County Farm Bureau is convening local, state and federal leadership to address concerns and provide information to rural property owners.
Community gathering to remember those who we have lost, celebrate community heroes, and support neighbors in need
SANTA ROSA, CA – Over the past several weeks, we have seen the very best of our county come through during the worst of the terrible fire storm we experienced: our resilience, strength, and grit; kindness, decency, and generosity; and above all, our essential humanity.
FIRES COMMUNITY MEETING - October 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM
The city and county in coordination with state and federal partners will hold a community meeting from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26. The meeting will be held at the Santa Rosa High School South Gym located at 1235 Mendocino Avenue, CA in Santa Rosa.
From the Sonoma County Economic Development Board:
The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank’s (IBank) Board of Directors approved a new Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Fund Program and an expanded micro loan program to assist businesses affected by the wildfires in Sonoma County and other state declared disaster areas at Tuesday’s meeting in Sacramento.
Sonoma County residents and workers impacted by recent fires may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh benefits to provide funds for food purchases under temporary regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP).
Disaster CalFresh applications will be taken at the following County of Sonoma Human Services Department Economic Assistance offices from Wednesday, October 25 through Wednesday, November 1, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Additional hours may be added):
The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the fires. Replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, etc.) and get connected with financial support services such as insurance information and apply for FEMA aid. Disaster assistance is available to all members of our community. You will not be asked to show proof of legal citizenship to receive assistance.