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Path to College: Demystifying the College Application Process

Explore your options. Learn how to create a college application strategy that will allow you to approach the process with confidence. Christine Lee, credentialed teacher with a certificate in college counseling, will give you an overview of all the steps to take and share trusted resources so you will leave with a plan of action and a timeline to follow. (topics include testing, college selection, financial aid, essay writing). For high school students and their families. [Bilingual English-Spanish.]

Target audience: high school (9th-11th graders) and parents

Event Date: March 27, 2018
Event Time: 1:00 PM
7140 Bodega Ave.
City: Sebastopol

Sebastopol Regional Library: Mindfulness and Poetry Jam with Jasmine Fuego

Join creative soul, Jasmine Fuego in a mindfulness and poetry jam where you'll learn to be fully present and emotionally intelligent while writing poetry.   

Jasmine Fuego is a singer, dancer and ARTivist deeply committed to creating art in service to justice, self-empowerment and liberation.

Únete al alma creativa, Jasmine Fuego, en una sesión de ser consciente y poesía donde aprenderás a estar completamente presente y ser emocionalmente inteligente mientras escribes poesía.

Jasmine Fuego es una cantante, bailarina y ARTivista profundamente comprometida con la creación de arte en servicio a la justicia, auto-empoderamiento y liberación.

March 24th, 2018
11: 00 AM
7140 Bodega Ave.
City: Sebastopol
Clases de Technología: Introducción básica a las computadoras Parte 2
Conocimientos Básicos de Computación segunda parte, empieza revisando los conocimientos básicos para operar una computadora. Practique el guardar archivos, buscar y fijar programas, investigar y cambiar las configuraciones de su computadora y descubra formas de mantener su computadora funcionando correctamente.

La clase está limitada a diez (10) participantes.

Por favor inscríbase en persona en el mostrador de información en la Biblioteca.

Event Date 03-07-2018
Event Time 6:30 PM
Event Address: Windsor Regional Library
9291 Old Redwood Hwy., Building 100

The Continuum of Care recently updated its performance dashboard to reflect outcomes for transition aged-youth ages 18-24.  This information includes:
  • Length of time TAY remain homeless before securing permanent housing
  • Rate of return to homelessness after securing permanent housing
  • Exits to permanent housing
  • Annual number of first time homeless in HMIS
  • Increase in earned & other income
Information is live on the Continuum of Care website at:

New Groundwater Agencies Host Community Workshops on Short-term Funding Options

The purpose of the workshops is to solicit feedback on possible options for funding the day-to-day expenses of the GSAs and the creation of extensive, science-based technical Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for the Sonoma Valley, Santa Rosa Plain and Petaluma Valley groundwater basins. In February, the California Department of Water Resources (the primary state agency responsible for administering SGMA) posted a preliminary list of GSAs eligible to receive grant funding for GSP development. All three local GSAs were recommended to receive $1 million each. While these grants will significantly offset costs of creating GSPs, additional gap funding will be needed.

Sonoma Valley Workshop
5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14
Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 1st St W, Sonoma
Santa Rosa Plain Workshop
5:30-7:30, Wednesday, March 21
Finley Community Center, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa
Petaluma Valley Workshop
5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29
Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma
While workshop formats will be similar in each groundwater basin, some content will be specific to that basin. People needing accommodations should contact or call 524-8378 as soon as possible.
A website, includes up-to-date information on SGMA and a place to sign up for more information.

Presentación de Documental: DOLORES
en Bayer Farm
viernes, 16 de marzo

Acompáñenos a LandPaths y a Indie Lens para una presentación gratuita y al aire libre del documental, "Dolores" en el jardín comunitario de Bayer Farm. Tráigase su cobija, silla, a sus familiares y amigos y acompañenos a una cena comunitaria en el jardín a las 6pm seguido por la presentación del documental a las 7pm. Traiga un platillo para compartir, si lo desea, sus platos, tazas y utensilios reusables para una noche divertida en comunidad.

Con un acceso íntimo y sin precedentes, el documental "Dolores" de director, Peter Bratt cuenta la historia de Dolores Huerta, una de las activistas más importantes, aunque menos conocida, de la historia estadounidense. Cofundadora del primer sindicato de trabajadores agrícolas con Cesar Chavez, lideró incansablemente la lucha por la justicia racial y laboral, convirtiendose en una de las feministas más desafiantes del siglo XX.

Dónde:Bayer Farm, 1550 West Ave. Santa Rosa

6pm: cena comunitaria estilo "potluck"-traiga un platillo para compartir, si lo desea e incluso sus propios utensilios, platos y tazas para reducir la cantidad de basura producida

7pm-8:35pm: presentación de documental, "Dolores"
  • traiga su propia cobija para sentarse o silla
  • la presentación de documental será al aire libre, vista en capas calientitas
  • este evento es GRATUITO
  • no se permite fumar ni mascotas y ¡absolutamente no mascotas fumando!
¡Esperamos verlos alli!

Applications are now being Accepted for TeenNat
Pepperwood's Award-Winning Youth Summer Conservation Science Internship

While some teens will be spending their summer days staring at screens, young people at Pepperwood will have fun witnessing how our forests and grasslands, ponds and chaparral are resilient and recovering from the Tubbs Fire. Pepperwood's conservation science internship "
TeenNat" is returning for its 6 th   year and applications are now being accepted. TeenNat will run
 Tuesdays through Thursdays  from  July 10th through August 9th, 2018.  There is no charge for the internship but the application process is competitive and  participants ages 13-18 must apply by April 9th, 2018 .
Find our bilingual program fliers and applications at:
TeenNat engages diverse youth in real research, connects them with scientists and other professionals, provides them with technical skills in data collection and photography, and exposes them to nature. Interns are trained to use GPS units and digital cameras to document plants and animals found at Pepperwood (and after the program they get to keep their digital cameras in exchange for their service!). They upload their findings to, a global network for biological data used by researchers around the world. TeenNat interns have uploaded over 3,000 observations to date.
TeenNat directly connects young people with nature in ways that expand their horizons as a  2017 participant shared, "I lost my fear for bugs.  Before the internship the sight of a bug would send me running across the room.  After seeing the beauty of a life form in its natural habitat I became considerate of the lives around me.  I became more observant.  Although I must admit at times it takes me a bit of courage to hold a praying mantis.  I enjoy the adventurous hikes.  The memories of the preserve will be treasured.  The hikes and reflections opened a door within my mind.  I enjoyed this internship and will miss the friends I made.  Thank you for accepting me in this program and welcoming me into the TeenNat family."
Interns learn about career pathways in the sciences as they interact with researchers and conservation professionals. They even get to participate in environmental career day. "This internship has made me consider going into the environmental conservation sciences," said TeenNat alumni Maddi Blanc, "and I look forward to what I can contribute to the scientific world in the future." She is now pursuing a science degree at UC Davis.
TeenNat received national recognition through the Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship awarded to Pepperwood Education Director Sandi Funke for her work designing the program. TeenNat has also been showcased by the North American Association for Environmental Education at their international conference. TeenNat is supported by grants from the Community Foundation Sonoma County, Save the Redwoods League, Dean Witter Foundation, Miranda Lux Foundation, and through donors and members of Pepperwood.
To learn more about Pepperwood and its programs, please visit .

Explore Foster Parenting  Helps You Answer: Would You Make a Great Foster Parent?
  Santa Rosa, CA --  Every day, 50-75 local children and teens need a safe place to live in our community. There's an URGENT NEED for temporary foster parents and adoptive families to open their homes to local foster children and give them a place they can feel safe, wanted and loved.
In just one hour at an Explore Foster Parenting meeting, you can learn if becoming a foster parent to a local child, tween or teen is right for your family. You'll hear from experienced foster parents and local foster care agencies, including Alternative Family Services, Lilliput Families, the Sonoma County Human Services Department Family, Youth and Children's Division, and TLC Child and Family Services.  
The next Explore Foster Parenting meeting is Monday, March 26, 6-7pm at 2255 Challenger Way, Suite 100, Santa Rosa. For information and a reservation, call (707) 565-4274.
You'll also learn about which type of foster parent you'd like to be. Options include:
  • Provide a temporary home as an emergency foster parent or foster parent,
  • Foster parent a child with the potential of adoption, or
  • Rent a room and act as a mentor to an older foster youth going to school or working.
Can't attend in March? Call 565-4274, or join us for an upcoming meeting on April 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 or Dec. 17.

Visit for more about becoming a foster parent and the foster care agencies serving Sonoma County children.
Title of Announcement: Behavioral Health Division Director Temporary Extra-Help

Salary: $67.00 - $81.44/Hr
Closing Date: 3/13/18

Intro: This recruitment is being conducted to fill a Temporary, Extra-Help Behavioral Health Division Director position in the Department of Health Services.

Under general policy direction, this position plans organizes, coordinates, directs and administers the Behavioral Health Division of the Department of Health Services; develops, interprets, implements, and evaluates programmatic improvements, policies and procedures; may serve as Acting Director of Health Services in the absence of the Director.

Title of Announcement: Payroll Clerkpayroll

Salary:  $48,776.00 - $59,295.08 Annually
Closing Date: 3/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Intro: The Human Services Department and Department of Child Support Services seek qualified applicants for their Payroll Clerk positions.
Payroll Clerks determine, summarize, and maintain payroll and personnel actions that affect the payment and employment status of employees. Typically, Payroll Clerks analyze and evaluate payroll issues, apply complex policies and procedures, state and federal leave and disability laws, and various union contracts which impact employment status.
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A proven aptitude for handling time-keeping and payroll processing related issues
  • Strong communication skills to pleasantly and effectively interact with employees, department managers, and other County personnel
  • The ability to interpret and explain policies, laws, and employee contracts
  • A proven ability to quickly and accurately prepare and maintain payroll transactions within deadlines
  • Knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour laws, Family and Medical Leave Act, and California Family Rights Act requirements
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and other software programs
  • An ability to navigate a Human Resource Management System

Title of Announcement: Resource Connector, Bilingual resource

Salary:  $15 to $17 per hour
Closing Date: Unknown

Intro: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, a non-profit and the largest human services provider in the North Bay, serves the most vulnerable regardless of their religious, social, or economic background. We challenge poverty, counsel immigrants, and care for our seniors by supporting the dignity and independence of all we serve. We support, educate, create opportunities, ensure the well-being of our staff, and engage community leaders in the betterment of those most in need.
The non-exempt, full-time, $15 to $17 per hour, Bilingual Resource Connector provides support to the Resource Center within the Community and Parish Connections Department, across all programs, to reduce social vulnerability and assist the community in recovery and rebuilding. This position is responsible for supervising 2-5 community volunteers. 

Visit our website at for additional information about this position and other exciting opportunities at Catholic Charities. 

An application can be found at
We look forward to receiving your completed application resume and cover letter.

Title of Announcement: Park Program Managerparkmanager

Salary $6,122 - $7,442 Monthly
Closing Date: 3/20/18

This is a great opportunity for a passionate professional with parks and community program experience! The Park Program Manager oversees environmental education, interpretation, recreation, outreach, and lifeguard services programs to strengthen people's connection to the outdoors; and promote community health and safety, and environmental stewardship. This leadership position works collaboratively to maintain and build partnerships with community-based organizations, businesses, schools, and governmental agencies by aligning and developing innovative approaches to park programs.  The Park Program Manager leads and mentors a productive team delivering high-quality, inclusive outdoor programs and services for broad audiences. This position also plays an essential role in developing new revenue streams, grant administration, and budget management. 
Other responsibilities include:
  • Implementing new program evaluation plans, including evaluation administration, data analysis, and reporting
  • Overseeing marketing strategies and registration systems
  • Developing department-wide trainings in the areas of environmental education, interpretation, recreation, aquatics, and outreach
  • Assisting with implementing department-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion practices
  • Grant administration including identifying grants and writing proposals
  • Creating operational systems for program efficiency and quality
  • Managing contracts for programmatic services
  • Overseeing visitor center operations and exhibit design
  • Ensuring safety and risk management protocols are upheld
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
  • A passion for parks and the myriad of benefits they provide
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, with business acumen
  • Knowledge and experience in managing environmental education, interpretive, recreation, lifeguard services, and/or outreach programs
  • Demonstrated experience writing, managing, and reporting on grants
  • An ability to manage multiple priorities with excellent organizational skills
  • A strong written and verbal communication skill set (proficiency in Spanish desired)
  • Proven ability to forge productive, professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Title of Announcement: Administrative Aid-Temp Position admin

Salary: $16-$17 Hourly

Intro: Latino Service Providers, a non-profit agency serving the Latino community for 29 years, focuses on stabilizing families. We are looking to fill a part time, temporary position. The ideal candidate will love numbers (financial numbers), as they will be creating expense and deposit financial transactions, scanning those documents, and updating ledgers. Other duties may include administrative work as time permits. 

Date:    Immediately to June 30th, 2018
Wages: $16-$17 per hour depending on experience
Hours:  up to 20 hours per week

Application process: Email your cover letter describing your experience, and attach your resume  to: (cc

References required.

Title of Announcement: Community Stability Program Managerstability

Salary: $ 45,760 to $52,000 Annually 

Intro: We have an open position....Program Manager for Community Stability.
The Community Stability Program Manager position offers an exciting opportunity to serve the community with needed and impactful programs that help clients facing socio economic challenges to transition their lives. This position, located within Catholic Charities' Community and Parish Connections (CPC) department, supports equity building, financial stability programs with an evidence based focus on serving the community.  Catholic Charities' Program Managers provide administration for agency programs, including budget management, grant application and compliance, employee hiring, supervision and retention, coordinating training and facilitating integration with other programs across the agency. Visit our website at

Title of Announcement: Sheriff's Communications Dispatcher IIdispatch

Salary:  $59,775.12 - $72,652.66 Annually
Closing Date: Continuous 

Intro:In the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Communications Dispatcher II's receive requests for assistance from law enforcement personnel and the public. They dispatch, coordinate, and direct emergency manpower and equipment as needed, and perform related filing and record keeping duties. In our 24/7 environment, Dispatcher's must have the flexibility to work all shifts (day, swing, grave), and overtime is required.
This full, working-level position in the Dispatcher job series is for individuals who have completed a year of law enforcement, emergency dispatch experience with a city, county, state, or federal agency. 
Possession of a California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Public Safety Dispatcher's Certificate is highly desired.
Title of Announcement: Heavy Lifter/Mixer at La Tortilla Factorytortilla

We are hiring! Come join our family of employees, located in Santa Rosa, CA. Now offering direct-hire positions in production for Heavy Lifter/Mixer with great benefit package. Full time, excellent opportunity for growth! Apply today at  or call (707) 586-4000 .

Ahora contratando! Unase a nuestra familia! Estamos offerciendo tiempo completo para nuestras nuevas posisiones de Heavy Lifter/Mixer con beneficios directos de La Tortilla Factory. Para applicar a la  o llame (707) 586-4000 .   
Title of Announcement:  Correctional Deputy IIcorrectional

Salary: $31.40 - $38.17 Hourly
Closing Date: Continuous 

Intro: The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office seeks experienced correctional officers.

Starting salary up to *$38.17/Hr. ($79,665/Yr.), approximately $600/Mo., and opportunities for premium pay assignments. Come to beautiful Sonoma County and become a Correctional Deputy II.

This full, working-level position in the Correctional Deputy job series is for individuals who meet the following criteria:
* Achieved a passing score on the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Adult Corrections Officer Examination 
* Completed the California BSCC's Adult Corrections Officer Core Course 
* Completed the California BSCC's Adult Corrections Officer Supplemental Core Course (also referred to as the 832 Penal Code Course) 
* Completed one year of work experience as a Correctional Deputy I or equivalent

A variety of specialty assignments are also available in the Sheriff's Office. To learn more about these assignments, how we serve the community, minimum qualifications, & to apply online, please visit

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