# Santa rosa
First Time Rock Climbing (Fun Things to do in Santa Rosa, California) Santa Rosa with Kids
Fun things to do with kids in Santa Rosa: Rock climbing at Vertex Climbing Center, hiking at Trione-Annadel State Park, weaving a basket at California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, learning about plants at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, playing at Epicenter Sports & Entertainment Complex: Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park, 7Ten Social Upscale Bowling & Lounge, Game On Arcade, XD Dark Ride, and dining at Victory House Sports Bar & Restaurant.
First Time Ice Skating Snoopy Museum (SoCal Quick Escape Santa Rosa)
Visiting Santa Rosa, California: Having fun at Children's Museum of Sonoma County, ice skating for the first time at Snoopy's Home Ice, checking out the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, watching some illusions at Shuffle's Magical Ice Cream Shoppe, and staying at The Flamingo Resort and Spa.
Safari West The Sonoma Serengeti (Wildlife Animal Preserve in Santa Rosa)
Embarking on an African expedition in the Sonoma Serengeti with Safari West, Santa Rosa California.
Sonoma County set to add more supportive housing
Project Homekey provides money for local governments across CaliforniaPexel Image Archive. Despite a five percent increase in the number of homeless individuals in Sonoma County since the start of the pandemic, a state program is helping to move people into permanent housing in Sonoma County.
Santa Rosa greenlights more affordable housing
New affordable housing to be built.Marc Albert, KRCB Sonoma County News. A large, affordable housing complex in Santa Rosa is closer to breaking ground. If all goes according to plan, 135 local families struggling to keep a roof over their heads, will find safe harbor in December of next year.
Chopper noise, exhaust to go under review
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital HelicopterSonoma County Archive. Residents east of downtown Santa Rosa don't expect the silence of a remote mountain village. But their patience with the thumping whoosh of helicopter blades wore thin long ago. Next week, that may start changing.
Minor league baseball coming to Santa Rosa
Professional baseball is coming to Santa Rosa. The city has approved the use of Doyle Park for use by a new team called the Santa Rosa Scuba Divers. One of the newest members of the Pecos League, an independent professional minor baseball league, the Santa Rosa Scuba Divers will play their inaugural home game on May 26th against the Santa Cruz Seaweed.
Fountain and community faith restored after Holocaust memorial vandalized
Most of Judd's extended family were executed by the NazisMarc Albert. A simple, four-sided pedestal with four faucets for ritual handwashing was recently re-installed at Santa Rosa Memorial Park after being damaged a second time in two years. Intended as a place of reflection to honor victims of the Nazis, repeated vandalism has left a feeling of unease among some in the local Jewish community, and also brought shows of unity and support.
Santa Rosa youth organizations unveil new public mural
A view of the recently-completed Santa Rosa mural.Noah Abrams. New public art is on display in Santa Rosa’s West End neighborhood. Nestled between Sixth Street and SMART train tracks, the Assistance League of Sonoma County’s Thrift Shop is home to a new mural. On the building's east wall, the project's title is Transforming Lives Strengthening Community and it was made in collaboration with Artstart, a local nonprofit.
Santa Rosa selects new city council district map
Santa Rosa is in the final stages of its redistricting process. The city council chose a new map Tuesday, and heads for final approval on April 12th. The new map, called version A2, preserves the current boundaries of districts 1, 6, and 7, which cover parts of Roseland and Coffey Park. And the neighborhoods west of Stony Point Road. According to the city, Map A2 shifts about 3,000 residents among districts to meet state requirements.
Plans for SRJC pedestrian corridor nixed
Elliot Avenue Crossing DiscussionCity of Santa Rosa. The city of Santa Rosa has nixed a proposed pedestrian corridor on the Santa Rosa Junior College campus. Santa Rosa city officials dashed the hopes of Santa Rosa Junior College administrators, who were trying to see a section of Elliot Avenue, which splits the northern and southern sides of campus, restricted to pedestrian-only traffic.
Cannabis growers win temporary tax reprieve
A partial tax holiday for struggling cannabis growers won approval from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The board's action, after lengthy debate, temporarily cuts cultivation taxes by nearly half through the middle of next year. And, the cut is retroactive to last July.
Local BIPOC art group helps uplift community
When Isabel Lopez was a student at Santa Rosa High School’s ArtQuest program, she says she felt invisible as one of few Latina students enrolled in the program. Lopez went on to graduate from Sacramento State, before taking a corporate job.. When her position was moved out of state, Lopez says she sensed an opportunity to begin working within her community.
Sonoma County Sheriff's Chopper Wins Another Reprieve
Sonoma County Sheriff's "Henry-1" helicopterSonoma County Sheriff's Office. Facing a financial conundrum, Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday punted a decision on the future of the sheriff's department's helicopter.
Supervisors Violated State 'Open-Meetings' Law
Sonoma County supervisors violated the state's open meeting laws twice last year as they worked to redraw political boundaries. That's according to a determination by Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch.
New COVID Variant Reaches Sonoma County
COVID Variant Reaches Sonoma CountyPhoto by Laura James. With new illnesses continuing to drop and masking requirements at schools set to end after Friday, the two year COVID nightmare is over, or perhaps not.
Limited cooperation between ICE and Sonoma County Sheriff
Sonoma County Sheriff BadgeSonoma County Sheriff's Office. Fear of arrest and deportation remains an issue in Sonoma County according to activists, despite limits on cooperation between local and immigration authorities detailed in a special county meeting last week.
School masking rules set to become history
Masking up against COVID in public schools is about to move from current events to history. Once they head home from school on Friday, March 11, Sonoma County students can ditch their masks. That's because broad rules requiring students to 'mask-up' at public schools throughout California, Oregon and Washington, are set to expire when clocks strike midnight a week from Saturday.
Santa Rosa takes more action to combat homelessness
Santa Rosa city officials took more action this week towards tackling homelessness. The Santa Rosa city council has unanimously agreed to apply for up to thirteen million dollars in grants from the state’s Homekey program. It’s also approved hiring a consultancy company called Focus Strategies to help the city figure out solutions.