[Sonoma County] After 2017 fires, Sonoma County residents, groups rally to protect large animals in disaster

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

Though nearly two years have passed, the pain in Marjorie McCoy’s voice is still evident when she recounts the chaos that unfolded on the night of the 2017 firestorm as volunteers scrambled to evacuate 50 horses from a ranch northeast of Rohnert Park.

“It was a big wake-up call,” said McCoy, president of Sonoma Equine Rescue Rehab and Adoption.

[Sonoma County] PD Editorial: School district mergers deserve consideration

Blog note: this editorial references a grand jury report.

Does Sonoma County have too many school districts?

Our snap reaction is yes.

Sonoma County has 40 school districts, as many as Napa, Marin and Mendocino counties combined. In fact, as The Press Democrat reported, only four of California’s 58 counties have more school districts than Sonoma County. One of those is Los Angeles County — population 9.8 million, including about 1.4 million K-12 students.