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News: 07/01/2018

Getting back up...

It’s not happening at a blistering pace, but slowly northern Sonoma Valley communities are seeing some signs of fire victims receiving their building permits from the county’s Permit Sonoma department, and beginning the challenging task of building new structures. Above: David and Karen DiPiero with their grandson as workers prepare to pour a foundation in the Treehaven area in Kenwood. Photos by Alec Peters

Turtle Creek
Progress at a property on Turtle Creek in Kenwood.

Trinity Oaks
A home taking shape in Glen Ellen’s Trinity Oaks community.

Rebuilding – by the numbers

As of June 27, a total of 82 building permits are being processed for fire-damaged parcels located in Bennett Valley, Glen Ellen and Kenwood. Countywide, 444 building permits are being processed, with 286 issued.

Single-family dwellings

Glen Ellen – 23

Kenwood – 20

Bennett Valley – 21

Accessory Dwelling Units

Glen Ellen – 3

Kenwood – 6

Bennett Valley – 2

Other (bridges, mobile homes)

Glen Ellen – 3

Kenwood – 1

Bennett Valley – 0

An estimated 140 residences burned in Kenwood, 183 in Glen Ellen, three in Eldridge, and 48 in the Mayacamas area. Visit Permit Sonoma’s interactive rebuilding map at

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07/01/2018 - History volunteer and docent opportunities
07/01/2018 - Congratulations Kenwood and Dunbar students!
07/01/2018 - Recovery workshops scheduled
07/01/2018 - Regional Parks funding measure returns to supervisors in July
07/01/2018 - Correction
07/01/2018 - Docent training for education program at Quarryhill
07/01/2018 - Whole community the focus of new Sustainable Sonoma
07/01/2018 - Reminder: No outdoor burning!
07/01/2018 - Public input sought on bike and ped master plan
07/01/2018 - Letters to the Editor July 1, 2018
07/01/2018 - Valley of the Moon Festival explores 'Vienna In Transition'
07/01/2018 - Sonoma groundwater agency puts brakes on fee study
07/01/2018 - Join the team at Jack London, Sugarloaf
07/01/2018 - Getting back up...

Community Calendar

Grandparents’ Week fun for everyone
Docent training for education program at Quarryhill
Free books in town
Ancient trees, ghost cats and the urbanization of plants at Quarryhill lecture series
Rebuilding Workshop & Resource Fair in Oakmont
Perfect Pairing: Wisdom & Wine
Perfect Pairing: Wisdom & Wine
Mayacamas Volunteer Fire department’s (MVFD) Starlight Dinner & Auction

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