Sonoma County is home to 1,375 nonprofit organizations, which generate at least $1.2 billion in annual revenue, employ more than 16,000 workers and marshal an army of tens of thousands of volunteers.
When Sean McGlynn assumed the job as Santa Rosa’s top administrator in September, he said he found the staff “exhausted,” worn down by years of budget cuts, staff reductions and “decisions that had to be made to keep the organization afloat.”
Seems like the Santa Rosa Junior College ice hockey team might be the best-kept secret in the area … except to the 200 or so fans who regularly pack the stands to see the Polar Bears in action.
Sonoma County’s surging economy finished 2014 on a strong note as the jobless rate declined to 4.7 percent in December. The county has added 6,000 jobs in the past year.
Children's author Jonathan London collaborated on a book with his son, Sean, who drew all of the illustrations.
Things to do this weekend and beyond include whale watching at the coast, a retro Alice in Wonderland showing, many music concerts and more.