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This week on This American Life: A year into Trump’s presidency, stories chronicling the sometimes hard, often bad, decisions politicians from both parties are making.  

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Community meeting will be held Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. 

Federal, state, county and city leaders will all come together next week for a Recovery & Rebuilding Town Hall in Santa Rosa on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Town Hall will be an opportunity for residents to receive updated information on debris removal and what to expect during the rebuilding process in the months to come. 

Topics that will be covered at the Town Hall include:

Survivors of the October wildfires may still be able to qualify for disaster assistance even if they receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) saying they are not eligible. 

Often it’s a matter of needing to submit more information so FEMA or SBA can continue processing the application. Examples of missing documentation might include an insurance settlement letter, proof of residency or ownership of a damaged property, or simply that the applicant did not sign the required documents. 

The deadline for Jan. 1 coverage under "Covered California" has been extended to December 22nd.  APPLY NOW!  

Open Enrollment Runs Through Jan. 31, 2018

 

Open enrollment for health coverage in 2018 is happening now and will end on Jan. 31, 2018. If you want your coverage to start on Jan. 1, 2018 you must select a plan by the end of Friday, Dec. 22. 

Current members can renew or change their health plans until Jan. 31, 2018. 

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. 

There are at least 8 roads in Sonoma County closed or restricted access due to the fires. Follow the link to check road conditions and road closures in Sonoma County as of 10/27/17.

http://roadconditions.sonoma-county.org/


A Guide to Safely Re-Entering Your Property  

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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.  

SANTA ROSA FIRE EMERGENCY INFORMATION  

Updated Thursday October 19, 2017 7:08 pm  

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol are removing a road closure.  Highway 12 is now open between Dunbar Road and Madrone Road, which means all of Highway 12 is open.  No evacuation orders have been lifted.  Glen Ellen is still closed and under mandatory evacuation.  The north and south side of Highway 12 (commonly called the east and west sides by locals) are still closed and under mandatory evacuation.

Advisory: City Prepares Residents for Return to Neighborhoods; Coffey Park & Fountaingrove

The City of Santa Rosa begins controlled re-entry for Fountaingrove residents to return and visit their property on Saturday, October 21 at 10am. Controlled re-entry into the Coffey Park neighborhood resumes on October 21.  

Based on public feedback, the controlled access re-entry period for both areas is extended at least through Sunday, October 29, 2017. More details will be provided in the coming days.  

Sonoma County Animal Services Update

 

Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS) has been working around the clock since early Monday, October 9th, to rescue and shelter animals affected by the fires. Sonoma County Animal Services is a program of the Department of Health Services.  

SCAS will host a pet supply fair this Saturday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our warehouse at 133 Aviation Blvd. in Santa Rosa to provide free animal care supplies to our community.  

   Local Assistance Center 
 

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa have opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalEOS) starting Saturday, October 14th and open daily for at least 2 weeks. 
 
 

Santa Rosa Fire Emergency Information - UPDATED Tuesday 10/17/17 8:07am 

 

Sonoma County Update on Multiple Fires

Update: October 13, 2017; 8:00 P.M.

 

SANTA ROSA, CA – Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to fight numerous fires in the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains active and is staffed around the clock.

CAL FIRE continues to release fire activity and containment information at approximately 7:00am and 7:00pm daily at fire.ca.gov. There are 19 confirmed fatalities from the emergency.

County of Sonoma - Community Information

Published:  October 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Current Evacuations: 

Top intellectual property and entertainment lawyer Peter Afrasiabi joins Suzanne Lang in conversation on his recent book Burning Bridges, America’s 20-year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader Harry Bridges. Bridges was an immigrant, a longshoreman, and a labor leader which was not a good combination in the 1930s. The imbalance of executive power in the federal government of that time resonates with our contemporary situation.

 Join us Sunday, October 1st at 4 pm.

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.  
 

Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.  

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