Sonoma County

Last Chance to Support Local Compost – Write Sonoma County Waste Management Agency Today, Help Reduce GHG Emissions & Mitigate Climate Change

If you support our Sonoma County climate change goals and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the local level, the Petaluma Community Guild and Raucous Rooster invite you to write the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency today in support of local municipal compost. Will Bakx and Alan Siegle, the two Sonoma County residents behind…

Disaster Capitalism in Sonoma County – Who Are Our Local Power Brokers? March 28 in Santa Rosa

CORRECTION: The invitation below was previously published by RR prematurely, and contained a significant error. This event is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County and several other organizations, but it will occur at 6 pm on March 28 at Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Avenue in Santa Rosa. We regret…

March 28: Disaster Capitalism in Sonoma County – Who Are Our Local Power Brokers?

Head to Christ Church United Methodist in Santa Rosa on March 28 for what should be a lively discussion of who profits and who does not as Sonoma County recovers and rebuilds after last autumn’s wildfires. We assume this will include a discussion of Rebuild Northbay, the foundation that wealthy power broker Darius Anderson founded…

Sonoma County Chicken Farmer Joe Rapoport on the War & Revolution That Led Him to Petaluma

This is another post in the Raucous Rooster’s series on war and revolution in the early 20th century, and how the extremely consequential events of 1914 – 1918 helped shape the world we live in today. The excerpt below is from Kenneth Kann’s oral history of the life of labor organizer and radical Sonoma County…

Love and Justice 2017 – A Benefit for the Graton Day Labor Center & the UndocuFund for Fire Relief, October 28

Please support the Graton Day Labor Center by attending the Love and Justice 2017 benefit this Saturday at Shone Farm in Forestville. You may purchase your tickets here. The Center supports some of the most vulnerable members of our community, who also happen to be an indispensable part of our labor force. Here’s one of…

Petaluma Federation of Teachers’ May Day Rally in Walnut Park, 3 pm

The resistance continues as labor and immigrant groups across the country organize rallies and marches in celebration of May Day, the International Workers Day. They’re marching right now in Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Oakland and other communities across the Bay Area. Here in Petaluma, teachers will be standing for fair and just working conditions for…

March 22 Meeting of It Won’t Happen Here – the Sonoma County Resistance to the Trump Agenda

The folks behind the civil and human rights resolution recently passed by the Petaluma City Council have posted an update and notice of an upcoming meeting on March 22 at the Peace and Justice Center in Santa Rosa. There’s no guaranteeing it won’t happen here without you. Read on – RR.   MAR 8, 2017 — …

North Bay Group Charts a Path Toward a 100% Clean Energy Sonoma County

The North Bay Clean Energy Forum, a community group brought together by Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power, has released a white paper detailing strategies for the conversion of Sonoma County communities to 100% clean, renewable energy. Challenged by Syphers to propose strategies to help bring about a low greenhouse gas economy in Sonoma…