Spotlight  Archive

West 9th Street Neighborhood Safety Meeting
A discussion on Neighborhood Safety and Resources
 When: Thursday, February 13th
Where: Lincoln Elementary
850 West 9th Street (Cafeteria)
Time:  6:00 PM to 7:30PM
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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration & Community Night Walk 
Let’s gather to celebrate life, remember loved ones, and walk for a sense of peace in our neighborhood.
When: Friday, November 1, 2013
Where: West 9thSteet Neighborhood, Jacob’s Park
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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Volante en Espanol.

New Video from MAYi
 CHOICE Grant funded agency Martial Arts Youth Institute (MAYi) has released a video highlighting the success of their program. It includes youth and adult testimonials and a wonderful message about the discipline and social skills that are gained through this physical activity.
Click here to visit the MAYi website and watch the video!

Schools of Hope
Schools of Hope, a major community initiative, was recently launched to help children build the critical reading skills needed for success in school and life. In partnership with local school districts, Sonoma County Office of Education, principals, teachers, parents, literacy experts, businesses, individual donors, and other non-profit partners, United Way is this coordinated effort to support child literacy.
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Santa Rosa Highlighted by the California Cities Gang Prevention Network
Santa Rosa's gang prevention and evaluation efforts are the focus of two recent publications!
In a congratulatory letter to Mayor Ernesto Olivares, CCGPN staff commented, "The California Cities Gang Prevention Network remains committed to developing and promoting comprehensive gang violence prevention. Your city's work is key to achieving this, and we are delighted to recognize your work in our publication."
Click here for the publications and to learn more on CCGPN.

CHOICE Grants Cycle V looking for qualified agencies.
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THANK YOU from Valley Oak's Food Pantry
The Food Pantry at Valley Oak's Neighborhood Program is going strong thanks to the Active Men's 20/30 Club of Santa Rosa who donated $1500 and the Sunrise Kiwanis Club who donated $500. Thank you!!! The Food Pantry, organized by Recreation Specialist Mara Leon, has been serving families in the Valley Oak Park neighborhood for years. The program serves 65 families, feeding over 265 individuals, 195 of them children!

Silent Witness Program
To report a crime, please use the Silent Witness Program. Now available in Spanish!

The Santa Rosa Police Department frequently updates it's Crime Statistics page. One of its' new features is an interactive crime mapping software through RAIDS Online (www.raidsonline.com) that allows residents access to information on crimes occurring in their neighborhood.
For SRPD Crime Statistics,
click here.

Video highlights of the Jose Tamayo Memorial Boxing Event Gang Prevention Awareness Week

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5th District Supervisor Efren Carrillo vs. Enrique Gutierrez, Professional Boxer and Double Punches Coach