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The Benefits of Aging Outdoors

The opportunities for Sonoma County’s older residents to get out and enjoy our local environment were promoted and demonstrated yesterday in an event called “Age Out Loud, Age Outside,” a convergence of demographics, recreation, and thinking ahead.

Measure J, a ballot measure to increase local funding for county parks, fell just short of passing last November. A retooled follow-up is now being readied for next year, and Regional Parks Director Caryl Hart says that in addition to helping turn protected open space into new public spaces, it would boost public safety throughout the county parks system.

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Nov 15

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 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.
Nov 14

FEMA Brings First 26 Trailers to Sonoma County Fairgrounds

As of Monday, November 13, FEMA has set up 11 trailers in the Sonoma Fairgrounds RV Park to help uninsured and underinsured victims of last month’s firestorms.
Nov 14

California Update for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

• California’s cannabis industry has a banking problem. Federal rules keep most marijuana businesses from even opening a checking account.