Sonoma County sees 22 percent reduction in homelessness from last year

Sonoma County is touting its annual 2023 Point-In-Time count of people experiencing homelessness, citing a 22 percent decline in overall homelessness and a 24 percent decline in people who had been designated "chronically" homeless from the previous year, the county said Wednesday.   

Only 1 in 5 kids ready for kindergarten in county, report finds

Communities all over the state are reporting impacts on enrollment and test scores for school-age children in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Sonoma County has released a sobering, detailed report focusing on kindergartners there and how they are faring post-pandemic.