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Sonoma County News

Flex Alert Today

California's Utility Grid Operator is again asking everybody to save energy. Cal ISO has called for a statewide Flex Alert for this afternoon between 4pm and 9 pm. The alert was issued in anticipation of high energy demand and the tight supply across the West. We are all being asked to avoid using large appliances and also do other things in an effort to save power. (photo courtesy REC Info Center)


Leading The Nation In Vaccination

Sonoma County has reached the 70% mark in full vaccinations of those 12 and older. And, another 8% had received a first shot of the two dose regiment. Statewide, 62% of residents are vaccinated while an additional 9% are partially vaccinated. Nationwide, roughly 56% of those ages 12 and up in the U.S. are fully vaccinated. (photo courtesy Education Week)


Local Earthquake

A preliminary 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck this morning, centered about 3 miles north of Guerneville. According to the USGS, the quake hit at 3:51 a.m. No early reports of damage or injury. (photo courtesy Triple M)


Russian River Rights

Water rights have been suspended in the upper and lower Russian River area, in an unprecedented effort to preserve water storage in Lake Mendocino. Reports today, say, the drought conditions warrent the drastic measures; though the Sonoma County Water Agency, will not be affected. Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Windsor and Cotati, are still bound by a commitment to reduce their use of river water by 20%. (photo courtesy Sonoma County.com)


Cal State University Mandate

The California State University system, which includes Sonoma State, will require all faculty, staff and students, who use the facilities to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Campus officials cited concerns about surging cases with the Delta variant. Everyone must be able to prove vaccination status by September 30, 2021. (photo courtesy SSU)


PG&E Tree Removal

This week in Sonoma County, PG&E will be removing trees burned and cut down after the Glass Fire last year that were a danger to electrical equipment in the area. Small trees were chipped before, and now PG&E will remove the big trees that are in danger of falling over. (photo courtesy Rivendell Tree)


Pop Up Vaccination

Today, there will be a pop up vaccination clinic at the Healdsburg Tuesday Farmer's Market this morning from 9 to noon, and then again two more times every three weeks. Alliance Medical Center will be administering the vaccines today as part of an effort to reach the unvaccinated population, rather than the unvaccinated population reaching them. (Photo courtesy USA Today)


Homeless COVID Numbers

The number of positive COVID 19 cases at Sonoma County's largest homeless shelter continues to rise. As of yesterday, 107 residents, and three staff members, have tested positive during the outbreak during the month of July. Of those positive results, 64 of them have been with residents of the Sam Jones center who had been fully vaccinated. Local public health officials have said vaccinated people are far more likely to contract the virus when in crowded living situations with others who are unvaccinated. (photo courtesy Patch)


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