County takes broad approach to temporary housing
But no quick fix to the area's housing shortage
Finding housing - however temporary - for the thousands of people displaced by October's wildfires has been a top priority for county and city governments in Sonoma County. The affordable housing situation was bad before the fire, but the loss of over 5,000 living units has put an intolera more...
Fires increase risk of landslides, flooding
Landowners encouraged to mitigate effects, have emergency plans in place
Even before last month’s devastating fires, John MacLeod had already made plans to repair a heavily eroded drainage culvert in his family’s vineyard on Lawndale Road. But after fingers of the Nuns fire traveled across the property, burning MacLeod’s home, a few rows of grapevines, and leaving the once-grassy hillside c more...