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City of Santa Rosa, California

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Location in Sonoma County and the state of California
Location in Sonoma County and the state of California
Country United States
State California
County Sonoma
Area
 - City 40.4 sq mi (104.6 km²)
 - Land 40.1 sq mi (103.9 km²)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km²)
Population (2005)
 - City 156,200
 - Density 3,678/sq mi (1,420.1/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/

Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California, USA. As of January 1, 2007, the population of Santa Rosa was approximately 157,985 residents. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's Wine Country and fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont. Image File history File links Santa_Rosa_logo. ... Location of Santa Rosa, California Country United States State California County Sonoma Mayor Jane Bender Area    - City 104. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sonoma County is on the northwest coast of California, one of the northernmost parts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Its population at the 2000 census was 458,614. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Sonoma County is on the northwest coast of California, one of the northernmost parts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Its population at the 2000 census was 458,614. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Sonoma County is on the northwest coast of California, one of the northernmost parts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Its population at the 2000 census was 458,614. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Wine Country is a region of Northern California in the United States, known as a wine-growing region since 1838. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ...


Santa Rosa's Metropolitan Statistical Area is approximately 466,891 residents, making it the 12th largest in California and the 103rd largest in the United States. There are two official definitions of metropolitan area used today in the United States, metropolitan statistical areas, and combined statistical areas, the former restrictive, the latter more extensive. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Geography

Santa Rosa is located at 38°26'55" North, 122°42'17" West (38.448611, -122.704646)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, it has a total area of 104.6 km² (40.4 mi²). 103.9 km² (40.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.62% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The city is part of the North Bay region, which includes such cities as Sonoma, Healdsburg and Napa. It lies along the U.S. Route 101 corridor, approximately 55 miles (90 km) north of San Francisco, via the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco is in the foreground in this picture looking north. ... Sonoma City Hall in the town plaza Sonoma is a historically significant town in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. Sonoma is centered around its historic town plaza, a remnant of the towns Spanish colonial past. ... Healdsburg is a city located in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,722. ... Napa is the county seat of Napa County, California. ... Highway 101 redirects here. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ...


Santa Rosa lies on the Santa Rosa Plain; its eastern extremities stretch into the Valley of the Moon, and the Sonoma Creek watershed known as the Sonoma Valley, while its western edge lies in the Laguna de Santa Rosa catchment basin. Waterfall at Sugarloaf Mountain headwaters of Sonoma Creek Sonoma Creek is one of two principal drainages of Southern Sonoma County, California, with headwaters rising in the rugged hills of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and discharge to San Pablo Bay, the northern arm of San Francisco Bay. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (blue outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (green lines) of a contiguous area. ... Vineyards of Sonoma Valley Sonoma Valley is the birthplace of the California wine industry. ... Looking northeast across the Laguna de Santa Rosa with the Mayacmas Mountains in the background The Laguna de Santa Rosa is a fourteen mile long wetland complex that drains a 254-square mile watershed encompassing most of the Santa Rosa Plain in Sonoma County, California, USA. The Laguna, whose principal...

Restaurants and other retail stores occupy several historic buildings in Santa Rosa's Railroad Square district in the downtown area, including these along Fourth Street.
Restaurants and other retail stores occupy several historic buildings in Santa Rosa's Railroad Square district in the downtown area, including these along Fourth Street.

The city is in the watershed of Santa Rosa Creek, which rises on Hood Mountain and discharges to the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Tributary basins to Santa Rosa Creek lying significantly in the city are Brush Creek, Matanzas Creek, Colgan Creek and Piner Creek. Other water bodies within the city include Fountaingrove Lake. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2188x1548, 660 KB) Summary i took this photo and release all rights to wikipedia Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2188x1548, 660 KB) Summary i took this photo and release all rights to wikipedia Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Middle reach of Sonoma Creek immediately above Brush Creek confluence. ... Hood Mountain is a mountain at the northeast of the Sonoma Valley that attains a height of 2730 feet above mean sea level. ... Looking northeast across the Laguna de Santa Rosa with the Mayacmas Mountains in the background The Laguna de Santa Rosa is a fourteen mile long wetland complex that drains a 254-square mile watershed encompassing most of the Santa Rosa Plain in Sonoma County, California, USA. The Laguna, whose principal... Middle reach of Sonoma Creek immediately above Brush Creek confluence. ... Brush Creek looking south toward the California State Route 12 bridge. ... Matanzas Creek is a stream in Sonoma County, California that is tributary to Santa Rosa Creek. ... Piner Creek is a stream in northeast Santa Rosa, California which originates as an outlet of Fountaingrove Lake. ... Fountaingrove Lake (Latitude: 38. ...


The prominent visual feature is Hood Mountain seen to the east. To the southeast Taylor Peak and Sonoma Mountain are readily visible from much of the city. Hood Mountain is a mountain at the northeast of the Sonoma Valley that attains a height of 2730 feet above mean sea level. ... Taylor Peak is a mountain peak in the northern extreme of the Sonoma Mountains. ... Sonoma Mountain is a prominent landform within the Sonoma Mountains of southern Sonoma County, California. ...

  • Maps and aerial photos for 38°26′55″N 122°42′17″W / 38.448611, -122.704646Coordinates: 38°26′55″N 122°42′17″W / 38.448611, -122.704646

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Seismicity

Santa Rosa lies atop the Healdsburg-Rodgers Creek segment of the Hayward-Rodgers Creek Fault System. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates a 20% chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake on this segment by 2030.[1] The Healdsburg Fault is a seismically active geological feature associated with the Santa Rosa Plain and the Alexander Valley, in Sonoma County, California, USA. The eastern sides of these floodplains are bounded by strike-slip or transform faults. ... The Hayward Fault Zone is located in northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ...


On 14 April 2005, the United States Geological Survey released a map detailing the results of a new tool that measures ground shaking during an earthquake. The map determined that the 1906 San Francisco earthquake was most powerful in an area between Santa Rosa and what is now Sebastopol, causing more damage in Santa Rosa (for its size) than any other city affected.[1] April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... InsertSLUTTY WHORES≤ non-formatted text here{| class=toccolours border=1 cellpadding=4 style=float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; width: 20em; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%; clear: right; |+ United States Geological Survey |- |style= align=center colspan=2| [[Image:USGS logo. ... PPPPPPPPPPP§ ... Sebastopol is a town in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52 miles north of San Francisco. ...


Two earthquakes of magnitudes 5.6 and 5.7 shook Santa Rosa October 1, 1969, damaging about 100 structures. They were the strongest quakes to affect the city since 1906. The epicenters were about two miles north of Santa Rosa.


Nature & wildlife

Due to its population, Santa Rosa's only remaining undisturbed areas are on its urban fringe and comprise the principal corridors of Santa Rosa Creek and its tributaries. Great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets and black-crowned herons nest in the trees of the median strip on West Ninth Street. Deer often are spotted roaming the neighborhoods nearer the eastern hills; flocks of wild turkeys are relatively common in some areas, and mountain lions are occasionally observed within the city limits. Middle reach of Sonoma Creek immediately above Brush Creek confluence. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias, is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common over most of North and Central America as well as the West Indies and the Galápagos Islands, except for the far north, or in deserts and high mountains where... Binomial name Casmerodius albus Linnaeus, 1758 The Great Egret (Casmerodius albus), also known as the Great White Egret, White Heron, or Common Egret, is a wading egret, found in most of the tropical and warmer temperate parts of the world, although it is very local in southern Europe and Asia. ... Binomial name Egretta thula (Molina, 1782) The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. ... Binomial name Nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758) The Black-crowned Night Heron (in Europe, often just Night Heron), Nycticorax nycticorax, is a medium-sized heron. ... This article is about the ruminant animal. ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation). ...


Neighborhoods

Santa Rosa can be seen as divided into four quadrants: Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest. Highway 101 runs roughly north and south through the city, and divides it into east and west sides. State Highway 12 runs roughly east and west, and divides the city into north and south sides. U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... Route 12 or Highway 12 can refer to: Alberta provincial highway 12 British Columbia provincial highway 12 Manitoba Provincial Highway 12 Nova Scotia Route 12 Highway 12 (Ontario) Prince Edward Island Route 12 Saskatchewan Highway 12 Interstate 12 U.S. Route 12 Arkansas Highway 12 State Route 12 (California) Delaware...


Neighborhood associations include: A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ...

  • Cherry Street Historic District
  • Juilliard Park Neighborhood Association
  • Junior College Neighborhood Association [2]
  • Burbank Gardens Historic District [3]
  • North JC Neighborhood Association [4]
  • North West Santa Rosa Neighborhood Assoc.
  • Oakmont Village Association [5]
  • Olive Park Neighborhood
  • Rosalinda (Roseland)
  • St. Rose Historic District[6]
  • Stonegate Neighborhood Association
  • Town & Country/ Grace Tract Neighborhood
  • West End Historic District[7]
  • West JC Neighborhood Association
  • Apple Valley

Demographics

As of July 1, 2005, Santa Rosa's population was approximately 156,200 residents. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As of the census of 2000, there were 147,595 people, 56,036 households, and 35,134 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,420.1/km² (3,678.3/mi²). There were 57,578 housing units at an average density of 554.0/km² (1,434.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.60% White, 2.2% African American, 2.6% Native American, 3% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 10.28% from other races, and 4.44% from two or more races. 19.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 56,036 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.14. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...

Downtown Santa Rosa, facing west along Third Street. The AT&T communications tower, one of downtown's tallest structures, can be seen center left.
Downtown Santa Rosa, facing west along Third Street. The AT&T communications tower, one of downtown's tallest structures, can be seen center left.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.8 males. Image File history File linksMetadata Vfiles4877. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Vfiles4877. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ...


The median income for a household in the city is $50,931, and the median income for a family is $59,659. Males have a median income of $40,420 versus $30,597 for females. The per capita income for the city is $24,495. 8.5% of the population and 5.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 4.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


City Image

Horticulturalist Luther Burbank lived in Santa Rosa for over 50 years. He said of Sonoma County, "I firmly believe, from what I have seen, that this is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned." For many years the City's slogan was, "The City Designed For Living". Luther Burbank - c1902 Luther Burbank - The Wizard of Horticulture Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849–April 11, 1926)[1] was an American botanist, horticulturist, and pioneer of agricultural science. ...


But today, early in 2007, the Chamber of Commerce, the City, and Santa Rosa Main Street (a Downtown booster group funded by the City), are searching for a new slogan, to "help the City of Santa Rosa discover its identity". The Chamber says it wants to develop "a strategic community message for marketing the city to visitors, residents, and businesses in the year 2007 and beyond."


Local historian Gaye LeBaron, in a March 4, 2007 Press Democrat column, commented that:


"There is a disconnect between the average Santa Rosan's perception of the town and reality. ... What we have are a lot of people, some old-timers, some fairly new residents, who never, ever intended to live in the fifth-largest city in any area. And, frightened by new crimes, stalled in old traffic, watching tall buildings rise, they're mad as hell! When you stop to think about it, this revelation explains a lot. We have spent decades wondering why we couldn't save the Carrillo Adobe or the Hoag House, why we can't have a plaza like Healdsburg's or Sonoma's, why we've never achieved a proper historical museum like all the other towns around, why it takes so long (20 years for ANYthing) to reach the simplest civic goal, why we have to hire an image consultant to tell us what we represent. It's because we have outgrown the hometown, small-town advantage. We've become a real city while we were busy complaining about our farm town."


History, Growth and Development

The first known permanent European settlement of Santa Rosa was the homestead of the Carrillo family, in-laws to Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, who settled the Sonoma pueblo and Petaluma area. During the Mexican period, the family of Dona Maria Carrillo built an adobe house on their land grant, the Rancho Cabeza de Santa Rosa, just east of what later became downtown Santa Rosa. Allegedly, however, before the Carrillos built their adobe in the 1830s, Spanish / Mexican settlers from nearby Sonoma and other settlements to the south raised livestock in the area and slaughtered animals at the fork of the Santa Rosa Creek and Matanzas Creek, near the intersection of Santa Rosa Ave. and Sonoma Ave. This is supposedly the origin of the name of Matanzas Creek as, because of its use as a slaughtering place, the confluence came to be called La Matanza. Don Mariano Guadeloupe Vallejo (4 July 1807 - 18 January 1890) was a Californian military commander, politician, and rancher. ... Sonoma is a town located in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,128. ... Petaluma is a city located in Sonoma County, California. ... Sonoma is a town located in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,128. ... Middle reach of Sonoma Creek immediately above Brush Creek confluence. ...


The U.S. Census records, among others, show that after California became a state, despite initially lagging behind nearby Petaluma in the 1850s and early 1860s, Santa Rosa grew steadily early on. According to the U.S. Census, in 1870 Santa Rosa was the 8th largest city in California, and county seat of one of the most populous counties in the state. Growth and development after that were never rapid, but were steady. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


As a result, the city continued to grow when other early population centers declined or stagnated, but by 1900 it had been, or was being, overtaken by many other newer population centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. According to a 1905 article in the Press Democrat newspaper reporting on the "Battle of the Trains," the city had just over 10,000 people at the time.


Despite heavy devastation in the earthquake of 18 April 1906, which essentially destroyed the entire Victorian downtown, the city's population did not greatly suffer. However, after that period the population growth of Santa Rosa, as with most of the area, was very slow.


Famed director Alfred Hitchcock filmed his thiller Shadow of a Doubt in Santa Rosa in 1943; the film, which has been released on VHS and DVD, gives glimpses of Santa Rosa in the 1940s. Many of the buildings in downtown Santa Rosa that are seen in the film no longer exist, due to major reconstruction following an earthquake in September 1969. However, some like the rough-stone Northwestern Pacific Railroad depot and the prominent Empire Building, built in 1910 and with its gold-topped clock tower, do still survive. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... For other uses, see Shadow of a Doubt (disambiguation). ... The Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP) was a regional railroad serving the Redwood Empire of Northern California. ...


Post World War II

Santa Rosa grew substantially in the 25 years after the end of World War II, in 1945. The population enlarged by 2/3 between 1950 and 1970, an average of 1,000 new residents a year over the 20 years. Some of the increase was from immigration, and some from annexation of portions of the surrounding area.


When the City Council adopted the City's first modern General Plan in 1991, the population was about 113,000. In the 21 years since 1970, Santa Rosa had grown by about 3,000 residents a year--triple the average growth during the previous twenty years.


Santa Rosa 2010, the 1991 General Plan, called for a population of 175,000 in 2010. The Council expanded the City's urban boundary to include all the land then planned for future annexation, and declared it would be Santa Rosa's "ultimate" boundary. The rapid growth that was being criticized as urban sprawl became routine infill development. Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl) is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ...


At the first five-year update of the plan, in 1996, the Council extended the planning period by ten years, renaming it Vision 2020 (Now Santa Rosa 2020), and added more land and population. Now the City projects a population of 195,000 in 2020.


Today, early in 2007, the population is more than 157,000. There are about 127,000 more Santa Rosans than there were in 1950--an average of about 2,225 a year over the 57 years.


History Resources

Local historian Gaye LeBaron, a retired Press Democrat columnist, is the author of two modern histories: Santa Rosa: a 19th Century Town; and Santa Rosa: a 20th Century Town. The Sonoma State University Library, in Rohnert Park, holds the Gaye LeBaron Collection: 700 file folders of her research notes and primary source materials, containing some 10,000 documents.


In addition, see the information on the Santa Rosa Central Library, below.


Council goals/projects

The City Council adopted in January these Strategic Planning Goals for 2005-2007 [8]:

  • Economic Development: Attract and retain business to ensure jobs for our citizens and revenue for our City, while preserving quality of life and the environment.
  • Customer Service: Attract, maintain, and train high quality City employees to provide a consistent level of excellent customer service.
  • Technology: Ensure Santa Rosa is on the leading edge for technology.
  • Gangs: Effectively increase gang prevention, intervention, and enforcement activities while involving the community.
  • Environment: Continue to preserve and enhance the environment and promote responsible use of natural resources.
  • Downtown: Create an environment (within our Downtown footprint) that encourages its positive evolution.
  • Inclusivity: Better serve our diverse community in everything we do.
  • Traffic Safety, Enforcement and Calming: Engage the community in reducing traffic congestion and increasing safety.
  • Budget and Infrastructure: Create a structurally sound budget that (a) addresses funding needs for infrastructure, construction, and maintenance, and (b) the community will support.
  • Neighborhood Safety: Create and maintain vital and safe neighborhoods.

As part of their goal-setting process, the Council also determined to maintain an ongoing focus on these projects:

  • Prince Greenway
  • A Place to Play
  • Courthouse Square
  • Food and Wine Center
  • Farmers Lane Exit
  • Library
  • Senior Center

Sister cities

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Education

The Santa Rosa City Schools district, including an Elementary School and a High School division, operates 30 schools in Santa Rosa. The district is governed by an elected Board of Education, which meets at City Hall. Santa Rosa City Schools are the combination of two school districts in Santa Rosa, California: the Santa Rosa Elementary School District (grades K-6) and the Santa Rosa High School District (grades 7-12). ...


Santa Rosa students are increasingly the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants, mostly from Mexico. A May 2, 2004 Press Democrat story said,


"Santa Rosa schools have grown increasingly segregated in the past decade, dividing white and Latino majorities onto separate campuses as the number of white students has plummeted in the city's core and west side.


The trend, which is most dramatic in 10 of the city's elementary schools, reflects a rapid influx of Latino students and the accelerated flight of middle-class white students from schools with the lowest test scores and the largest numbers of low-income students."[9]


Public High Schools

Santa Rosa High School (SRHS) is a secondary school located in Santa Rosa, California. ... Montgomery High School is a secondary school located in Santa Rosa, California. ... // Maria Carrillo High School was originally named after Maria Carrillo, the first woman to receive a land grant from the Spanish-Mexican government. ... Piner High School (PHS) is a secondary school located in Santa Rosa, California, and part of the Santa Rosa City Schools district. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...

Private High Schools

Cardinal Newman High School, known informally as Cardinal Newman or simply Newman and by the acronyms CNHS and CN, is a Catholic boys secondary school located in Santa Rosa, California. ... The Ursuline High School, Wimbledon (the Ursulines) is a Roman Catholic secondary school for girls aged 11 to 18. ... Sonoma Academy is a private coed four-year college prepatory high school for ugly people located in Santa Rosa, California. ...

Community Schools

  • Santa Rosa Community High School
  • Airway Community

Colleges

The nearest major four-year university campus is Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, specializing in liberal studies, business/economics, and mathematics. The Empire College is a private, non-profit university located in Santa Rosa, California. ... New College of California is a small San Francisco based liberal arts college founded in 1971 by Father John Jack Leary, formerly President of Gonzaga University. ... The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is a community college located in the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California. ... University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Jesuit and Catholic University in San Francisco, California, United States. ... Sonoma State University is a public, coeducational business and liberal arts college affiliated with the California State University system. ... Rohnert Park is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States. ...


Libraries

The Sonoma County Library [11] offers a Central Library in downtown Santa Rosa, a Northwest branch at Coddingtown Mall, and a Rincon Valley branch in east Santa Rosa. The Library is a member of the North Bay Cooperative Library System. The Santa Rosa Central Library, the largest branch of the Sonoma County Library system, has a Local History and Genealogy Annex, located behind the Central Library [12].


The Sonoma County Public Law Library [13] is located at the Sonoma County Courthouse.


At Santa Rosa Junior College, the new four-story Frank P. Doyle Library [14] is a state-of-the-art facility. It houses the Library, Media Services, and Academic Computing Departments, as well as the College art gallery, tutorial center and Center for New Media, a multimedia production facility for SRJC faculty. The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is a community college located in the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California. ...


Economy

Forbes Magazine ranked the Santa Rosa metropolitan area 185th out of 200, on its 2007 list of Best Places For Business And Careers [15]. It was second on the list five years before. The area was downgraded because of an increase in the cost of doing business, and reduced job growth--both blamed on increases in the cost of housing.


Major Employers

According to the City's Community Profile 2006 [16], five of Santa Rosa's major employers are government agencies, four are manufacturers, two are hospitals, and one is a public utility:


Government:

Manufacturers: The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is a community college located in the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California. ...

Hospitals: Agilent Technologies NYSE: A is the actual descendant of the instrument company founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1939. ... // Company Profile Amys Kitchen is a privately-held corporation which began operation in 1987, with the purpose of making healthly, organic, and easy-to-prepare frozen food. ... JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU) NASDAQ: JDSU is a company that manufactures and designs products for fiber optic communication and test equipment. ... Medtronic, Inc. ...

Public utility: Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care organization, based in Oakland, California, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney R. Garfield. ...

This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ...

Media

The Press Democrat

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat is the largest newspaper in California's north coastal strip between San Francisco and the Oregon border. Ernest L. Finley, his wife Ruth, daughter Ruth, and son-in-law Evert Person owned and published the "PD" between 1897 and 1985. Evert and Ruth Finley Person sold the paper to the New York Times Company in 1985. The NYT Company also owns the Petaluma Argus Courier, and recently acquired the North Bay Business Journal.[18] The Press Democrat is a daily newspaper in Santa Rosa, California. ...


E. L. Finley also founded radio station KSRO in 1936, controlling both Santa Rosa's print and broadcast media. Today, with a readership of about 250,000, the PD has a near-monopoly on print news and advertising in Sonoma County and the North Bay Area.


Finley already owned The Evening Press when he bought the Sonoma Democrat from Thomas Thompson in 1897. He merged the papers, calling it The Press Democrat, then bought the competing Santa Rosa Republican in 1927. Under the Finleys, the PD's editorial stance was conservative Republican. The NYT Company's position might be described as moderate Democrat.


The Press Democrat won a Pulitzer Prize for photography in 1996. In 2005 it received the national Polk Award for its coverage of offshoring of local jobs.


As an advertising medium, the PD has a vested interest in the community's economic vitality. Located on Mendocino Avenue, in the historic Downtown Area, the paper also has an interest in the redevelopment of the Downtown/Railroad Square commercial district. It maintains a longstanding membership in the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.


La Voz Bilingual Newspaper

La Voz is the largest Spanish/English newspaper in the North San Francisco Bay Area circulating in Marin, Sonoma. Mendocino, Lake and Napa Counties. Published monthly by Timothy D. Morse, Sr and Ani W. Morse since 2001, La Voz has a readership of about 80,000. All content is equally in English and Spanish and it is used by schools and individuals to improve their English and Spanish skills. All content is family oriented and appropriate for all audiences and is educational and cultural in nature. La Voz is a bridge between the Hispanic Community and the other nationalities and ethnic groups that live in the North Bay, as well as the rest of California, nationally and internationally. La Voz portrays the best of the Latino and US culture, customs, and ideas in order to promote understanding between peoples.


La Voz is the only newspaper that has been financially viable for over 5 years without advertising sales staff, donor drives or other fund raising. Due to the quality and mission of this publication, its popularity sells itself and groups that align themselves with the economic and social growth and uplifting of the community help to support the newspaper. [19]


La Voz has won numerous awards, among them the Cesar Chavez award for contribution to the community, Ms. Morse was Woman of the Year for the 7th Assembly District in California for her work on the paper and the newspaper has been given numerous certificates of recognition for its work in the community.


As an advertising medium, La Voz has a vested interest in the community's economic vitality, particularly supporting Hispanic business development. La Voz is located on Ross Street and Mendocino Avenue, in the historic Downtown Area. The paper also has an interest in the development of the Roseland commercial district and other areas of its 5-county circulation which contribute to the economic betterment of those who live and work in these areas. It maintains a longstanding membership in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


La Voz is a partner in the Aiming High program of the Sonoma County Office of Education and promotes literacy and education within the Spanish-speaking community to foster citizenship and participation in our society.


North Bay Business Journal

The North Bay Business Journal was founded in 1987 by Ken Clark and Randy Sloan. The founders sold the Business Journal to the New York Times Company in 2005. PD publisher Bruce Kyse is the Publisher, and Brad Bollinger is Editor and an Associate Publisher. Bollinger previously edited the PD's business section. Sue Wildermuth-Adams is Director of Sales and an Associate Publisher. The paper is a strong advocate for local business and is published weekly. The Business Journal also publishes the annual Book of Lists, the leading business directory for the region. Business Journal annual events include the Wine Industry conference, Construction Industry Conference, Best Places to Work, and Best Commercial Projects.


North Bay Bohemian

The North Bay Bohemian is a free weekly newspaper, specializing in food, arts, and entertainment. It has a letters to the editor page, regular columns, and substantial feature stories. The "Boho" is written for a younger, hipper, and trendier readership than the Press Democrat's. It publishes on Wednesday, and is distributed from vending machines and racks around the city.


NorthBay biz

The magazine was founded in 1975. It chronicles the business of doing business in the North Bay.


KFTY TV50

KFTY TV50 is Santa Rosa's only private television station. Its offices are downtown at 533 Mendocino Avenue. KFTY made news in January 2007 by laying off its entire professional news staff and canceling its afternoon and evening local news broadcasts [2]. KFTY is an independent television station in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


Tourism

While the most expansive vineyards in Sonoma County lie within the Alexander, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys, Santa Rosa is home to several vineyards such as this one near Fountain Grove.
While the most expansive vineyards in Sonoma County lie within the Alexander, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys, Santa Rosa is home to several vineyards such as this one near Fountain Grove.

Santa Rosa sits at the southwestern gateway to the Sonoma and Napa Valleys of California's famed Wine Country. Many wineries and vineyards are nearby, as well as the Russian River Resort Area, the Sonoma Coast along the Pacific Ocean, Jack London State Historic Park and the redwood trees of Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 253 KB) While the most expansive vineyards in Californias Wine Country lie on unincorporated county land, several smaller vineyards, including this one near Fountain Grove, lie within the city limits of Santa Rosa, California, USA. Taken: 12 July 2006... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 253 KB) While the most expansive vineyards in Californias Wine Country lie on unincorporated county land, several smaller vineyards, including this one near Fountain Grove, lie within the city limits of Santa Rosa, California, USA. Taken: 12 July 2006... Sonoma County is on the northwest coast of California, one of the northernmost parts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Its population at the 2000 census was 458,614. ... The Alexander Valley is a beautiful valley located just North of Healdsburg, California in the Sonoma County. ... The Russian River downstream of Duncans Mills The Russian River rises in the coastal mountain ranges of Mendocino County in Northern California, flows through valleys in Mendocino County and Sonoma County, and empties into the Pacific Ocean at Jenner-by-the-Sea, about 60 miles north of the San... Vineyards of Sonoma Valley Sonoma Valley is the birthplace of the California wine industry. ... Wine Country is a region of Northern California in the United States, known as a wine-growing region since 1838. ... Wine Barrels A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. ... A common vineyard. ... The Russian River downstream of Duncans Mills The Russian River rises in the coastal mountains of Mendocino County, north of Ukiah, in Northern California. ... Jack London State Historic Park is a public access property near Glen Ellen, California situated on the eastern slope of Sonoma Mountain. ... This article is about the species commonly called Coast Redwood. For the species commonly called Giant Sequoia, see Sequoiadendron. ... Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve is a California state park, located in Sonoma County. ...


The City sprawls along Highway 101, about an hour north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Airline service by Horizon Air, from the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport, just north of Santa Rosa, is available to Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. The City Council is also encouraging major new commercial and residential development along a proposed Sonoma-Marin Rapid Transit (SMART) railway from Larkspur to Cloverdale--parallel to the congested 101 freeway--which will be developed if local voters approve a new sales tax surcharge. “San Francisco” redirects here. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (IATA: STS, ICAO: KSTS, FAA LID: STS) is an airport located a few miles northwest of Santa Rosa serving Sonoma County and the surrounding areas of Wine Country in California. ...


The City Council pays the Chamber of Commerce to operate the Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau.[20] The Chamber's visitors center is in the City-owned old railroad depot at the bottom of Fourth Street, in Historic Railroad Square. The SRC&VB has been a California Welcome Center since 2003.


Downtown Santa Rosa, including the central Old Courthouse Square and historic Railroad Square, is a shopping, restaurant, nightclub, and theatre area. Downtown also includes City Hall, State, and Federal office buildings, many banks, and professional offices. The Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital medical center area is just to the east.


The City Council funds a private booster group, Santa Rosa Main Street, which lobbies the City to revitalize the traditional business district. Three new mixed-use, high-rise buildings, and a new City parking garage, are under development. The Council and Downtown business boosters hope condos atop the new buildings will house a population to keep the area alive 24 hours a day.


The neighboring towns of Bodega Bay, Calistoga, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor are popular with tourists, and readily accessible from Santa Rosa. Bodega Bay is a town, and US census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. ... Location in California Founded  -Incorporated Jan. ... Guerneville is a census-designated place in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,441. ... Healdsburg is a city located in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,722. ... Aerial view of Petaluma, California. ... Sebastopol is a town in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52 miles north of San Francisco. ... Sonoma City Hall in the town plaza Sonoma is a historically significant town in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. Sonoma is centered around its historic town plaza, a remnant of the towns Spanish colonial past. ... Windsor is a town located in Sonoma County, California. ...


Local Attractions

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center on the corner of West Steele Lane and Hardies Lane, next to Snoopy's Home Ice skating rink.
The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center on the corner of West Steele Lane and Hardies Lane, next to Snoopy's Home Ice skating rink.
  • Carrillo Adobe. Built in 1837 for Dona Maria Ignacio Lopez de Carrillo (General Mariano Vallejo's mother-in-law), the Carrillo Adobe was the first home on the site of the future Santa Rosa. The remains of the Carrillo home rest behind a cyclone fence off Montgomery Drive, on property owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California, adjacent to its Cathedral of St. Eugene.
  • Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
  • Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
  • The Redwood Empire Ice Arena ("Snoopy's Home Ice")
  • Sonoma County Museum
  • Safari West
  • Annadel State Park
  • Spring Lake County Park

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Railroad Square

Railroad Square is the portion of downtown that is on the west side of U.S. Route 101 and it has the highest concentration of historic commercial buildings in the downtown area. Of particular note are the four rough-hewn stone buildings at its core, two of which are rare in that they predate the 1906 earthquake. They include the old Northwestern Pacific Railroad depot, prominent in the beginning and end of "Shadow of a Doubt" by Alfred Hitchcock and the still-functioning Hotel La Rose, built in 1907 and registered as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Hotels of America. The area contains numerous other historic buildings, such as the former Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad depot, and the Lee Bros. Building, both at the corner of 4th and Wilson Streets. Highway 101 redirects here. ... The Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP) was a regional railroad serving the Redwood Empire of Northern California. ... For other uses, see Shadow of a Doubt (disambiguation). ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... The National Trust for Historic Preservation is an American member-supported organization which was founded in 1949 to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods through a range of programs and activities. ... Electric interurban railway which operated between the cities of Petaluma, Cotati, Sebastopol, and Santa Rosa, California. ...


Performing and Visual Arts

The performing arts in Santa Rosa are represented by the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Luther Burbank Center), and the Santa Rosa Players and the Actors Theatre, both performing in the G. K. Hardt Theatre at the 6th Street Playhouse. Santa Rosa is the home of the North Bay Theatre Group, an alliance of some 40 theatre companies, theatre departments and individual performance companies from five North Bay counties. The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some...


The Santa Rosa Symphony is the major symphony orchestra of Santa Rosa, and is currently under the direction of Bruno Ferrandis. Former conductor Jeffrey Kahane resigned from the post, which he held for ten years, in order to pursue new conducting opportunities in Colorado.


The Santa Rosa Symphony education department consists of four youth ensembles, categorized by their level of skill, which provide classical music education to students across Sonoma County, who can audition for any of these groups. The three full orchestral ensembles, from lowest to highest are the Preparatory Orchestra, the Discovery Orchestra, and the Youth Orchestra. The chamber strings ensemble is known as the Young People's Chamber Orchestra.


The visual arts are represented by the Sonoma County Museum, and numerous independent art galleries. The Arts Council of Sonoma County is based at the Museum. The annual ARTrails event showcases the work of local visual artists from around Sonoma County, who open their private studios for two weekends in the fall to the public. The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County logo The Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County is the official Sonoma County, California, USA arts council. ... Sonoma County is a county located on Californias Pacific coast north of the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


Law enforcement and Crime

The Santa Rosa Police Department currently has 259 employees, of which 172 are sworn peace officers. Its budget is more than $40,000,000, comprising more than one third of the city's entire General Fund Budget. Edwin F. Flint, who also is a Colonel in the United States Army Reserves, has been Police Chief since January 20, 2004 [21]. Police shootings in 2007 has led to calls for an independent civilian police review board. [3].

  • Santa Rosa Copwatch works to radically change or eliminate police institutions. Santa Rosa Copwatch, in its current form, was formed in 2007 as a direct response to the militaristic practices of Sonoma County Law Enforcement Agencies and the killing of eight people by those agencies in eight months during 2007.[4] Sonoma County currently has no independent police review system and no way to be held accountable to the public for apparent brutal, racist, misogynistic practices which have been named in several lawsuits against City and County police institutions and their officers.[5] California Law Enforcement accountability was further complicated by the 2006 Copley Press California Supreme Court decision blocking the release of police discipline records. A recent legislative attempt to overturn this decision is stalled in subcommittees.[6]

Notable Natives and Residents

Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens on the corner of Santa Rosa Avenue and Sonoma Avenue. Burbank's home rests on the property.

Santa Rosa was the home of horticulturalist Luther Burbank, who said of Sonoma County, "I firmly believe, from what I have seen, that this is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned." Burbank lived in Santa Rosa for more than 50 years in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, working to develop new strains of plants and toward improving the world's food supply. During that time, he introduced more than 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, grains, and ornamental flowers, including the Shasta daisy and the Santa Rosa plum. (Note: Burbank introduced the Russet Burbank Potato prior to his move to Santa Rosa.) His home and the surrounding gardens, now called the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, are located in downtown Santa Rosa and have been designated a California Historical Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Burbank is buried under an oak tree on the property. Image File history File links LBurbank_Gardens. ... Image File history File links LBurbank_Gardens. ... Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. ... The Latin words hortus (garden plant) and cultura (culture) together form horticulture, classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... Luther Burbank - c1902 Luther Burbank - The Wizard of Horticulture Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849–April 11, 1926)[1] was an American botanist, horticulturist, and pioneer of agricultural science. ... The Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum) is not a daisy at all, but rather a species of Chrysanthemum. ... Luther Burbank around 1922. ... Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. ... California Historical Landmarks (CHLs) are buildings, structures, sites, or places in the state of California that have been determined to have statewide historical significance by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below: approved for designation by the County Board of Supervisors or the City/Town Council in whose... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... This article is about oaks (Quercus desert-oak is unrelated, and instead belongs to the genus Allocasuarina. ...


Robert Ripley

Santa Rosa is the birthplace of cartoonist Robert Ripley, creator of Ripley's Believe It or Not!. The Church of the One Tree, a church built entirely of the wood from a single redwood tree, and popularized by Ripley, stands on the north side of Juilliard Park in downtown Santa Rosa, across the street from the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. Ripley is buried in Santa Rosa near his parents in the Oddfellows Lawn Cemetery, next to the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. // Robert Leroy Bobby Ripken (December 25, 1890-May 27, 1949) was born Leroy Ripken in Santa Rosa, California and is most known for his founding of the nationally-syndicated series, Ripleys Believe It or Not. ... For the TV series, see Ripleys Believe It or Not (TV series). ... Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. ...


Charles M. Schulz

Statue of Charlie Brown and Snoopy at Fourth and Wilson Streets in Railroad Square.
Statue of Charlie Brown and Snoopy at Fourth and Wilson Streets in Railroad Square.

For over 30 years, Santa Rosa was home to Charles M. Schulz, the world-famous cartoonist and creator of the beloved comic strip Peanuts. The Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa celebrates his life's work and the art of cartooning. A bronze statue of Charlie Brown and Snoopy stands in Depot Park at the northwest corner of 4th and Wilson Streets in downtown Santa Rosa's Railroad Square District. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 117 KB) Summary Statue by artist Stan Pawlowski depicting Charlie Brown and Snoopy in Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, California, USA Self-taken 25 February 2006 with Canon PowerShot SD500 Digital ELPH and compressed with Paint Shop Pro Licensing I, the... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 117 KB) Summary Statue by artist Stan Pawlowski depicting Charlie Brown and Snoopy in Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, California, USA Self-taken 25 February 2006 with Canon PowerShot SD500 Digital ELPH and compressed with Paint Shop Pro Licensing I, the... This article is about the character from Peanuts. ... Snoopy is a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known worldwide for his Peanuts comic strip. ... For other uses, see Peanut (disambiguation). ... For the band, see Cartoons (band). ... This article is about the character from Peanuts. ... Snoopy is a fictional character in the long-running comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ...

In 2000, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors rechristened the "Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport" in his honor. The airport's amusing logo features Snoopy with goggles and scarf, taking to the skies on top of his red doghouse. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (IATA: STS, ICAO: KSTS, FAA LID: STS) is an airport located a few miles northwest of Santa Rosa serving Sonoma County and the surrounding areas of Wine Country in California. ...


Charles Schulz's drawings were first published by Santa Rosa's Robert Ripley in Ripley's Believe It or Not! // Robert Leroy Bobby Ripken (December 25, 1890-May 27, 1949) was born Leroy Ripken in Santa Rosa, California and is most known for his founding of the nationally-syndicated series, Ripleys Believe It or Not. ... For the TV series, see Ripleys Believe It or Not (TV series). ...


Schulz was also the owner of Santa Rosa's Redwood Empire Ice Arena. The Redwood Empire Ice Arena (commonly known as Snoopys Home Ice) is a popular Northern California indoor ice rink located in Santa Rosa, California. ...


William Mark Felt

Since 1993, Santa Rosa has been the home of William Mark Felt, who revealed in 2005 that he had been the Washington Post's Watergate source known to the public only as "Deep Throat". Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... W. Mark Felt (circa 2005) William Mark Felt, Sr. ... ... “Watergate” redirects here. ... W. Mark Felt, on the set of CBSs Face the Nation in 1976. ...


Dan Hicks

Singer-song writer Dan Hicks grew up in Santa Rosa. He started playing drums in grade school, played snare drum in marching band, and was playing gigs with area dance bands when he was 14. Thinking about a career in broadcasting, he had a spot on the local radio program "Time Out for Teens", while going to Montgomery High in the '50s.


Dan began playing guitar and singing while going to San Francisco State College (where he earned a degree in Broadcasting), and became part of the SF coffeehouse folk music scene. By 1965 he was playing drums with the San Francisco folk-rock group The Charlatans. They were the house band at the new Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada; and were among the groups that inspired the SF '60s psychedelic dancehall scene. He began recording in 1969 as Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, an acoustic group with two female backup singers.


Dan lives in Mill Valley, tours with the current version of the Hot Licks, and also sings with the group Bayside Jazz.


Tom Waits

Santa Rosa (and nearby Sebastopol) is the home of noted musician and actor Tom Waits. Known for his thick, raspy voice, and songs that vary from love ballad to freakish storyline, he has been considered a cult music icon for decades. It is not uncommon for locals to see him browsing the racks of The Last Record Store or at Copperfield's Books. Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...


Levi Leipheimer

Professional cyclist Levi Leipheimer ('līp-"hī-mər) calls Santa Rosa his home when not racing in Europe. He was a member of the United States Postal Service cycling team that saw Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France. Then, as leader of the Gerolsteiner team, Leipheimer won the Tour of Germany and finished in the top five in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, and notched a podium finish in the Dauphiné Libéré. He still competes in the UCI Pro Tour, which includes the Tour, Giro, and Vuelta. On 26 February 2006, Leipheimer finished sixth overall (riding first through Santa Rosa) in the inaugural Amgen Tour of California (designed to rival the Tour de France in the United States) but, true to his strength (climbing), he captured the King of the Mountain title.[7] In 2007, now as leader of the Discovery Channel team, he returned to capture 1st overall at the 2007 Tour of California. Levi finished third in the 2007 Tour de France , helped his teammate win the tour, and won the final individual time trial. Levi Leipheimer (born October 24, 1973 in Butte, Montana) is an American professional bicyclist who rides with the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a means of transport, a form of recreation, and a sport. ... Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ... The Vuelta a España bicycle race is one of the three Grand Tours of Europe. ... The Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré is an annual cycling road race, run over eight stages in the Dauphiné region in France during the first half of June. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Amgen Tour of California is a professional cycling stage race on the UCI America Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour that made its debut on February 19, 2006. ... The Amgen Tour of California 2007 is the second edition of an eight-day, 650-mile stage race that races through the California redwoods, wine country and the Pacific Coast. ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ...


Natalie Wood

A native of San Francisco, actress Natalie Wood lived in Santa Rosa with her parents when she appeared at age four in her first film, The Happy Land (1943). Happy Land is a 1943 film directed by Irving Pichel and starring Harry Morgan and Don Ameche. ...


Tupac Shakur

Rapper/actor Tupac Shakur briefly lived in Santa Rosa, attending Piner High School. He began his rap career in Santa Rosa, recording songs as a member of Strictly Dope. Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ...


Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri, the winner of the second season of The Next Food Network Star, is from Santa Rosa. Guy Fieri (born ca. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay, the star of Risky Business and John from Cincinnati was born in Santa Rosa. Rebecca De Mornay (born Rebecca J. Pearch on August 29, 1959)[1] is an American film and television actress. ... Risky Business is a 1983 film written and directed by Paul Brickman. ... John From Cincinnati was an American television drama, set against the surfing community of Imperial Beach, California, that airs on HBO. It is the result of a collaborative effort between writers David Milch and Kem Nunn, whose novels have been termed surf noir. ...


Thomas Lake Harris

19th-Century spiritual leader Thomas Lake Harris, after creating a community in New York, established the Fountain Grove spiritual community in northern Santa Rosa in about 1875. Thomas Lake Harris (May 15, 1823 - March 23, 1906), American spiritualistic prophet, was born at Fenny Stratford in Buckinghamshire, England. ... This article is about the state. ...


Jade Puget

Jade Puget, guitarist for the band AFI was born in Santa Rosa. Jade Errol Puget (born November 28, 1973) in Santa Rosa, California is the guitarist for American rock band AFI, and the keyboardist/synthesizer operator for the EBM duo Blaqk Audio. ... AFI, in recent years short for A Fire Inside, is an American band from Ukiah, California. ...


Zean Moore

Zean Moore, local to the Gualala area in Northern California was born in Santa Rosa. He is known as the smartest student at Point Arena High School.


Film locations

Santa Rosa has served as a location for many major films, including (courtesy of oldmovies.com):

  • The Happy Land (1943) Shot in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg. Natalie Wood's first movie, at age four.
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Alfred Hitchcock's personal favorite, filmed at Santa Rosa Railroad Depot, NWP Engine #140, Old Courthouse Square, Public Library, and McDonald Avenue. The 1991 telefilm involved eight weeks' filming on McDonald Avenue.
  • The Sullivans (1944) Shot on Morgan Street.
  • All My Sons (1948) Shot on McDonald Avenue.
  • The Wonderful World of Disney The "Inky the Crow" episodes (beginning in the late 1960s) filmed in the Fountain Grove area.
  • Storm Center (1956) Bette Davis spent six weeks on location at the Santa Rosa Main Library, which keeps a collection of clippings. (Davis spent a lot of time with the women's clubs and with real librarian Ruth Hall, leaving a lasting impression.) It also includes scenes from downtown and a house on Walnut Ct.
  • Pollyanna (1960) Featured the Mableton Mansion (also known as the McDonald Mansion), on McDonald Avenue.
  • Little Dog Lost (1963) Filmed in Santa Rosa and Cloverdale.
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) The sequence involving the plane and the control tower was shot at the Sonoma County Airport (in unincorporated Sonoma County between Santa Rosa and Windsor).
  • The Candidate (1972) Shot in Howarth Park.
  • Slither (1972) Highway 101 south of Santa Rosa, and Cloverdale.
  • Steelyard Blues (1973) Shot in downtown Santa Rosa and at the Sonoma County Airport.
  • Smile (1975) Shot at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium and many other nearby locations. Made into a 1986 Broadway musical of the same name with music by Marvin Hamlisch.
  • Little Miss Marker (1980) Shot at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
  • Shoot the Moon (1982) Used a real Carl's Jr. on Industrial Drive at Cleveland Avenue. Also filmed at Wolf House at Jack London State Park.
  • Cujo (1983) Locations include Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
  • Smooth Talk (1985) Locations include Santa Rosa and Sebastopol.
  • The Blue Yonder (1985, TV) "Lower" 4th Street (west of Highway 101) in Railroad Square.
  • Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Locations include Santa Rosa High School and Petaluma.
  • Wildfire (1988) Wood Pontiac & Cadillac on Corby Avenue.
  • Wired (1989) Filmed in Santa Rosa.
  • Die Hard II (1990) Scenes shot at Santa Rosa Air Center.
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1991, TV) McDonald Avenue and the Train Depot. (Also in downtown Petaluma.)
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! (1992) Shot over a four-week period at Santa Rosa Air Center.
  • Phenomenon (1996) Used Santa Rosa Junior College as an establishing shot for UC Berkeley. Also used "The Wagon Wheel" bar off of Highway 101 for bar scenes.
  • Scream (1996) A house on McDonald Avenue, a local grocery store and the Bradley Video Store on Piner Rd. Santa Rosa High School would have been used, but a lengthy legal battle due to the film's promiscuous content forced the crew to shoot in Healdsburg.
  • Inventing the Abbotts (1997) Shot at Santa Rosa High School and in Petaluma.
  • Mumford (1999) Shot at Santa Rosa Junior College, other Santa Rosa locations, and in Guerneville and Healdsburg.
  • Bandits (2001) Locations included the Flamingo Hotel (known by locals as the "Flaming O"[8]).
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Set in Santa Rosa.
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Filmed in Railroad Square. Also, the family home in fictional Midland, Illinois, was filmed in rural Petaluma.

Healdsburg is a city located in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,722. ... For other uses, see Shadow of a Doubt (disambiguation). ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... The Sullivans was an Australian made drama television series produced by Crawford Productions which ran from 1976 until 1983. ... All My Sons is the name of a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. ... Walt Disneys anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... For the singer, see Betty Davis, for the meteorologist, see Betty Davis (meteorologist). ... Pollyanna is a 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that has become a classic of childrens literature. ... Cloverdale is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States. ... Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is an American motion picture directed by Stanley Kramer about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 of stolen cash by a diverse and colourful group of strangers. ... The Candidate is an American film released in 1972, starring Robert Redford. ... Slither is a film about aliens arriving on Earth in an asteroid, they then proceed to turn everyone in a local farming community into alienized zombies and viral carriers. ... Steelyard Blues is a 1973 comedy crime film starring Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda and Peter Boyle. ... Smile is a 1975 film directed by American director Michael Ritchie about a beauty contest in Santa Rosa, California. ... Smile is a musical originally produced on Broadway in 1986. ... Marvin Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is an American composer. ... Little Miss Marker (also known as The Girl in Pawn) is a 1934 film which tells the story of a young girl whose father gives her to a gangster as collateral to pay off a gambling debt. ... Shoot the Moon is the title of the fourth music recording/album by singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke, her first since leaving Elton Johns label Rocket Records, released in 1982. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Aerial view of Petaluma, California. ... Smooth Talk was released on DVD in December 2004. ... Sebastopol is a town in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52 miles north of San Francisco. ... Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 comedy / drama film which tells the story of a woman, on the verge of divorce, who finds herself transplanted back to the days of her senior year in high school. ... Santa Rosa High School (SRHS) is a secondary school located in Santa Rosa, California. ... For other uses, see Wildfire (disambiguation). ... Wired was a 1989 film biography of John Belushi directed by Larry Peerce, and adapted from the book Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi. ... Die Hard 2: Die Harder, the second Die Hard movie, was released on Wednesday, July 4, 1990 and starred Bruce Willis as cop John McClane. ... For other uses, see Shadow of a Doubt (disambiguation). ... Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! is a 1992 comedy film starring Sylvester Stallone. ... Phenomenon is a 1996 drama, romance, and fantasy film written by Gerald Di Pego, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, and Robert Duvall. ... The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is a community college located in the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... Scream is a 1996 horror film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. ... Santa Rosa High School (SRHS) is a secondary school located in Santa Rosa, California. ... Healdsburg is a city located in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,722. ... Inventing the Abbotts is a 1997 American drama film/romance film directed by Pat OConnor, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup, Liv Tyler, and Jennifer Connelly. ... Aerial view of Petaluma, California. ... Mumford is a 1999 comedic movie set in a small town, where a new psychologist (Loren Dean) gives offbeat advice to the neurotic residents. ... Guerneville is a census-designated place in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,441. ... Healdsburg is a city located in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,722. ... Bandits is a 2001 comedy/crime/drama/romance movie directed by Barry Levinson. ... For other uses, see The Man Who Wasnt There (disambiguation). ... Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American comedy film about a family with twelve children (seven boys and five girls). ...

See also

Santa Rosa is located in the heart of Californias famed Wine Country. ... Mark West, California is a census-designated place immediately north of Santa Rosa, California in Sonoma County, USA. Mark West is located along Mark West Springs Road adjacent to U.S. Highway 101. ... Vineyards of Sonoma Valley Sonoma Valley is the birthplace of the California wine industry. ... Sonoma City Hall in the town plaza Sonoma is a historically significant town in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. Sonoma is centered around its historic town plaza, a remnant of the towns Spanish colonial past. ... Vineyard on Sonoma Mountain with background of the Mayacamas Mountains Wine Country is a region of Northern California in the United States that is known world-wide[1] as a premium wine-growing region since the mid-19th century. ...

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ usgs.gov. USGS Release: USGS Produces New Map Showing Detailed Ground Shaking in Great San Francisco (Quake). Retrieved on 24 February 2006.
  2. ^ Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 1/27/2007, TV50 axes most of news operations; Santa Rosa station cuts 13 jobs, plans to reorganize with shows determined by viewers
  3. ^ Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 3/30/07: Fatal police shootings rekindle review debate/Recent cases raise decade-old concerns over agencies’ abilities to investigate each other
  4. ^ http://www.bohemian.com/bohemian/04.18.07/byrne-0716.html
  5. ^ http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/article/20070328/NEWS/703280333
  6. ^ http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/article/20070627/NEWS/706270416
  7. ^ amgentourofcalifornia.com. Amgen Tour of California. Retrieved on 24 February 2006.
  8. ^ santarosarotary.com. Santa Rosa Rotary Club Santa Rosarian (18 January 2006 issue, requires .pdf reader). Retrieved on 30 June 2006.

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