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Fire Services: Many Districts, Tight funding

  Fire protection across Sonoma County is provided by 5 city fire departments plus 19 other independent fire districts, including 15 volunteer departments.

  That provides a lot of cherished local control, but financially it’s a model carried over from the last century that may no longer be viable today.  A the direction of the county Board of Supervisors, a series of 10 public meetings to discuss the future of local fire services are being held at fire stations throughout the county.  Here’s what is expected to come out of all that.

The first of these community meetings on Fire Services was held in Bodega last night; the next ones happen on Monday and Tuesday in Geyserville and Sonoma, and they continue through Nov., 13 in Monte Rio. See the full schedule posted here.

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Nov 19

California Update for Monday, November 20, 2017

• If you use a California driver’s license to board U.S. flights, the card in your wallet won’t work a few years from now.
Nov 17

Fire Update: Immigrant Fears, Passport Request, Tourism Woes

Yesterday, we heard about a new hotline that helps protect local immigrants who may be swept up in raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Nov 16

California Update for Friday, November 17, 2017

• An alumna of Sacramento State's Senate Fellows Program says there's a culture of silence around sexual harassment at the state Capitol.
Nov 15

California Update for Thursday, November 16, 2017

• Sacramento State University has put the director of its Senate Fellows program at the state Capitol on indefinite leave amid accusations he failed to report a complaint by a female fellow.
Nov 14

New Hotline Offers Support for Immigrants in Case of Raids

In the pouring rain last week, a coalition of groups announced a new initiative to protect immigrants in our community.