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Sonoma County News

Cal Fire Windfire Warnings

Cal Fire crews in Northern California say the fire burning in Southern California could be a sign of what is to come this fire season. Cal Fire is concerned about the intensity of the Coastal Fire so early into this season, due to extremely dry conditions from the drought, and an abundance of fuels. Cal Fire will hit peak staffing in the Bay Area and Statewide before the end of the month. (photo courtesy Westman Journal)


Healdsburg Water Savings

New data from the State says the North Bay is doing better than the rest of California when it comes to conserving water. Between 2019 and now, Healdsburg has been found to be the best in the state in saving water, reducing water use by 40%. As a whole, cities in Sonoma and Marin counties were near the top of the list. (photo courtesy joint base san antonio)


Local Vacation Rentals

Sonoma County Supervisors passed a 45-day ban on new vacation rentals. The moratorium is reportedly needed to prevent a run on permits ahead of proposed vacation rental regulations. The board is set to vote in August, on the updates to its current vacation rental ordinance. (photo courtesy The Balance)


Golden State Cider Sale

Seismic Brewing Company in Santa Rosa has purchased Healdsburg's Golden State Cider. The merger will be called Sonoma Craft, with around 80 employees. Sale price details have not been released. (photo courtesy Sonoma County Tourism)


COVID Cases Closes School

St. Rose Catholic School in Santa Rosa is closed again today, due to a spike in COVID cases. According to the Press Democrat, the school had announced to parents Sunday that classes would be closed Monday and yesterday, and now again today, after an outbreak was reported in the 3rd through 8th grade classes. Sonoma County Health Officials are working with the school to ensure safety. (hoto courtesy The Daily Californian)


California Air Quality

California air regulators say the state should cut petroleum use by 91% by 2045 in order to achieve ambitious climate change goals, by reducing the use of oil and gas to power buildings and vehicles. The plan released by the California Air Resources Board sets a roadmap for the state to be "carbon neutral" by that year. That means as much carbon is removed from the air as is emitted. (photo courtesy Marketwatch)


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