In 1875, horticulturist Luther Burbank referred to Sonoma County as “the chosen spot of all this earth.” He wasn’t alone in these views, either. Sonoma County has often been the subject of chatter, the inspiration for songs and the muse behind poetry and stories. Herb Caen once referred to heaven as “a place that is said to resemble Sonoma in the spring.” Clark Wolf described Sonoma County as “the good looking kid” who “didn’t know he was good looking.” And Pete Stringfellow sang about Santa Rosa’s roses and fine wine in a song that’s a favorite among locals.
Click through the gallery above to read our favorite quotes about Sonoma County.
Which quote is your favorite? Anyone we missed? Let us know in the comments.
All About Quakes
5 Things to Do When The Shaking Starts
- Duck, cover, hold: Duck or drop down on the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table and hold on. Be prepared to move with it.
- If indoors, stay there: At least, until the shaking stops. If you’re outside, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees and power lines and drop to the ground. If you’re in a car, slow down and drive to a clear place.
- After the shaking stops: Get to a safe place outdoors if you think the structure you’re in is in danger of collapsing. Provide first aid for anyone slightly injured and seek medical attention for anyone seriously injured.
- Assume there will be aftershocks: Secure anything heavy that could fall, and eliminate fire hazards.
- Gas and water: Listen to the radio for instructions regarding turning off gas and water. If you smell gas, or think it is leaking, shut it off. Only a professional should turn it back on.
6 Things To Now To Prepare For A Disaster
- Contacting loved ones: Create a plan for how you will contact one another after the quake, such as establishing an out-of-area contact who can help coordinate the locations of family members and other information should you become separated. Make sure children learn these phone numbers and addresses and know the emergency plans.
- Important papers: Keep copies of important documents at the house of your out-of-area contact or keep important documents and valuables in a fireproof storage box or safe deposit box.
- Disaster supplies kit: Keep a smaller version in your vehicle. Families with children should have each child create their own personal pack.
- Know evacuation routes: Establish several different routes in case certain roads are blocked or closed.
- Plan for pets: Animals are typically not allowed in places where food is served, so you will need to have a place to take your pets if you have to go to a shelter.
- Don’t run out of gas: Always run on the top half of the tank, not on the bottom half.
Things To Remember
Water may be in short supply.
Natural gas and electric power may be out for days or weeks.
Garbage and sewage services may be interrupted.
Telephone, Internet, cell phone, and wireless communications may be overloaded or unavailable.
Mail service may be disrupted or delayed.
Gasoline may be in short supply, and rationing may be necessary.
Bank operations may be disrupted, limiting access to cash, ATMs, or online banking.
Grocery, drug, and other retail stores may be closed or unable to restock shelves. Businesses may sustain damage and disruption—many small businesses require a long time to reopen or do not survive disasters.
Your income may be affected — payroll checks or direct deposits may be delayed.
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Source: County of Sonoma