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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 sonomacounty.ca.gov/PRMD/Administration/Rebuilding-Permits-Data/.



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11/01/2018 - County cannabis land use rules slog ahead
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11/01/2018 - Supervisors take steps to protect rebuilders, neighborhoods from speculators
11/01/2018 - Oakmont conducts emergency drill
11/01/2018 - Kenwood Community Church news

Community Calendar

Al Anon meeting
11/14/2018
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Bill & Dave hike Trione-Annadel
11/17/2018
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Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Station 3990 food giveaway
11/17/2018
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Oakmont Farmers Market
11/17/2018
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The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County
11/17/2018
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Mushroom Hike, 10 a.m.-noon
11/17/2018
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30 years of the Kenwood Press
11/17/2018
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‘Band of Seniors’ returns to Oakmont
11/17/2018
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Wreath workshop at Quarryhill
11/17/2018
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Kenwood Community Church service
11/18/2018
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Oakmont Community Church service
11/18/2018
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