Author: Mark Prell

Poor Air Quality Prompts Sonoma County School Closures Today

As of 7:45 am, The Sonoma County Office of Education reports all school districts in Sonoma County are closed either due to air quality concerns or for pre-scheduled staff development days. Dunham and Liberty school districts in Petaluma are closed for staff development.

In addition to the campuses of Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University, here is the updated list of all school districts and other K-12 programs that are closed for Friday, November 9th:

Alexander Valley Union, Healdsburg

Bennett Valley Union, Santa Rosa

Bellevue Union School District

Cinnabar, Petaluma

Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District

Cloverdale Unified, Cloverdale

Forestville Union, Forestville

Fort Ross Elementary, Cazadero

Geyserville Unified, Geyserville

Guerneville School District, Guerneville

Gravenstein, Sebastopol

Harmony Union, Occidental

Healsdsburg Unified, Healdsburg


Kashia, Stewarts Point

Kenwood School District, Kenwood

Mark West Union, Santa Rosa/Larkfield

Monte Rio Union, Monte Rio

Montgomery, Cazadero

Oak Grove Union,  Santa Rosa

Old Adobe Union, Petaluma

Petaluma City Schools, Petaluma

Piner-Olivet Union School District, Santa Rosa

Rincon Valley Union, Santa Rosa

Roseland School District, Roseland

Santa Rosa City Schools, Santa Rosa

Sebastopol Union, Sebastopol

Sebastopol Independent Charter, Sebastopol

Sonoma Valley Unified, Sonoma

Twin Hills Union, Sebastopol

Two Rock Union, Petaluma

Waugh, Petaluma

West Sonoma County Union High School District, Sebastopol/Forestville

Wilmar Union, Petaluma

Wright School District, Santa Rosa

Windsor Unified, Windsor

Independent Charters/Other Programs:

Kid Street Charter, Santa Rosa

Sebastopol Independent Charter, Sebastopol

Credo Charter, Rohnert Park

SCOE special education classes held within the school districts that are closed

SCOE Transition Program classes for 18-22 year olds

Amarosa Academy (SCOE)

Headwaters Academy (SCOE)

North Coast School of Education Classes at SCOE

SCOE offices closed except for essential functions

*SCOE will be closed except for key operational staff

Outbeat News for Monday, July 30, 2018

• Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a new tell-all book that spills the beans on the Trump administration’s true beliefs about the LGBT community.

• Guerneville men have been found guilty of stealing the pride flag from the downtown plaza.  Both received probation and community service hours cleaning the river. 

• The annual Lazy Bear weekend starts this Wednesday in Guerneville.  Keep your eye out for bears, cubs, and otters arriving in Guerneville from all over the country.

Outbeat News can be heard as part of Outbeat Radio Sunday nights at 8 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91.

Outbeat News for Monday, May 21, 2018

• The Trump administration is rolling back the policy for housing transgender prisoners to be based on birth sex rather than gender identity. 

• Here in California, next Tuesday is Harvey Milk Day and Stoli Vodka is honoring this year’s event with a special Harvey Milk tribute bottle. 

• In Guerneville, a 55-year-old man was arrested for twice stealing the rainbow flag from the pole in the town square. 

• OutWatch Film Festival will be showing a series of LGBTQ short films as part of this year’s pride celebration on Sunday, June 3.