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  Sonoma County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sonoma County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, north of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sonoma County is the home of several public and private higher education institutions, including Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.
Sonoma County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sonoma_County,_California   (1670 words)

 Sonoma, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sonoma is known as the birthplace of California, for it was in the Plaza that the Bear Flag was first raised on June 14, 1846.
Sonoma served as the capital of the short-lived California Republic until the American flag was raised as a result of the Battle of Monterey three weeks after the Revolt.
Sonoma is also considered the birthplace of winemaking in California, dating back to the original vineyards of Mission San Francisco Solano, then improvements made by Agoston Haraszthy, the father of California viticulture and credited with introduction of the Zinfandel / Primitivo grape varietal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sonoma,_California   (2171 words)

 Sonoma County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sonoma County is a county located on California's Pacific coast north of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sonoma County is world-famous as a wine growing region.
Sonoma is a Chocuyen Indian name translated by some as "Valley of the Moon" and by others as "land or tribe of the Chief Nose."
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Sonoma_County,_California   (465 words)

 About Sonoma Hill Winery, Sonoma County, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sonoma Hill Winery was founded 12 years ago in Sonoma County to provide custom and private label services.
The Sonoma Hill and Blackburn brands are made from the classic wine-growing regions of Sonoma County, from the Carneros in the south to Alexander Valley in the north, and Knight's Valley in the east to the Russian River Valley in the west.
The promotion of Sonoma County as a beautiful place to live or visit is one of the key goals for the winery.
www.sonomahillwinery.com /shw_about.htm   (215 words)

 Sonoma County Paratransit
Individuals interested in using Sonoma County Paratransit service must be registered and certified as ADA eligible before using the service.
Travel training is available through Sonoma County Transit to assist physically challenged riders to become more independent by familiarizing them with using the fixed-route bus service.
Sonoma County Paratransit service will be provided to ADA eligible persons who are visiting from outside the Sonoma County Transit service area.
www.sctransit.com /scp.htm   (564 words)

 Sonoma County Grape Growers Association
Sonoma County, CA – Larry Levin, VP Winemaking, Icon Estates, shared his perspectives on Winemaking in the Vineyard with Sonoma County grape growers at SCGGA’s annual Barbeque and Trade Show.
Sonoma County, CA – Nick Frey, executive director for Sonoma County Grape Growers Association, was honored as a “true friend of the Hispanic Community” for his commitment to vineyard employee educational classes as well as housing programs.
Sonoma County, CA – During the Fourth Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Field Day at Shone Farm, Nick Frey, Sonoma County Grape Growers Association executive director, led off the meeting by making several important points about pesticide usage in Sonoma County.
www.sonomagrapevine.org   (446 words)

 Early Sonoma County, California, Land Grants
Sonoma was the first town to be planned and settled during the pre-statehood era in the territory north of San Francisco under Mexican rule.
During the fifteen years preceding California statehood, the area north of San Francisco was dominated primarily by two factors.
History of Sonoma County [Cal.] including its geology, topography, mountains, valleys and streams; with a full and particular record of the Spanish grants; its early history and settlement.
www.rootsweb.com /~cascgs/intro.htm   (755 words)

 Sunset: Sampling Sonoma County's bounty - California
Sonoma's agricultural bounty is unusually accessible, thanks in large part to the work of the Sonoma County Agricultural Marketing Program (SCAMP) and Sonoma County Farm Trails.
It's available, free, at the Sonoma County Wine and Visitors Center and at all county chambers of commerce.
One visit to Sonoma Plaza and you'll find yourself wishing that more California towns (like yours, perhaps?) had a central square as pleasant and history laden as this one.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1216/is_n3_v191/ai_14536745   (413 words)

 About Us : Topics : Sonoma County, California is a popular vacation spot : Fine Living
Nearly twice as large as Napa County, whether you’re yearning to spend time with your loved one in a romantic vacation spot, want to revitalize your inner self at several yoga spas or want to be a winemaker for a day, Sonoma County, California has you covered.
Native healing treatments are a Sonoma County specialty, whether the treatment is locally indigenous or a traditional therapy imported from another land.
There also are yoga spas in Sonoma County that offer Ayurvedic treatments, the ancient Indian therapy believed to be the oldest healing science in existence.
www.fineliving.com /fine/topics/article/0,2498,FINE_22957_3992340,00.html   (509 words)

 Northern Wheatear, Sonoma County, California
On Wednesday, September 25, we made arrangements to see a Northern Wheatear in Sonoma County, which had been found by an acquaintance of Dan Nelson and confirmed by Dan Nelson on Sunday, September 22nd.
Dan's acquaintance was working for the county when he discovered the bird and was concerned that the county might object if hordes of birders appeared in the neighborhood to look for the wheatear.
This is the third Northern Wheatear I have seen in California, the first was near Orland, October 1988 and the second was in San Francisco in September 1995.
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 Sonoma County, California, Real Estate Information From Marlene Lily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Healdsburg, about 15 minutes north of Santa Rosa, and Sonoma, in the eastern part of the county, are charming small towns built around central parks and plazas.
he 17-mile-long Sonoma Valley, (or "Valley of the Moon,") about an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge, is lined with hundreds of acres of vineyards, beautiful any time of year, but especially breathtaking in the fall, when the leaves of each variety of grape turn a different shade of red, gold, purple, or orange.
The coast is always the coolest part of Sonoma County, so be sure to pack a sweater and a windbreaker for your walks along the beaches.
www.marlenelily.com /relocation.asp   (916 words)

 Parks and Recreation in Sonoma County, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Sonoma Coast offers spectacular scenery which is enhanced by profuse wildflower displays in the spring and early summer.
Highway 12 runs east from Santa Rosa to the town of Sonoma through the Valley of the Moon, bounded by the Mayacamas mountains on the north and Sonoma Mountain to the South.
Sonoma State Historic Park consists several restored historic buildings which date back to the earliest days of the Mexican era and the beginnings of California as part of the United States.
www.parks.sonoma.net   (843 words)

 Avenue Vine: Schellville, Sonoma County California Area Floods
Ron Benkert of the Sonoma County Water Agency said the federal government turned the levees over to the landowners for maintenance.
The county raises $7.3 million a year for flood control throughout the county.
The hydrology of the area is being studied by the conservation district, using $1.4 million in funding from state, county and federal agencies.
www.avenuevine.com /movabletype/archives/000920.html   (756 words)

 Sonoma County : Northern California Adventures
Sonoma County's varied landscape encompasses the magic of Northern California, offering a vintage blend of accommodations, attractions and activities some 45 miles north of San Francisco.
Majestic Victorian mansions, inns with European style spas, hotels with Pacific Ocean vantages, comfortable, value-forward family properties and exotic lodgings are complemented by innkeepers who practice their trade in the most artistic ways.
The gentle climate and varied topography have given Sonoma County a reputation as a year-round haven for outdoor recreation.
www.redwoodempire.com /county_sonoma.asp   (226 words)

 Overview of Sonoma County Geology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Geologically, Sonoma County is bisected by the San Andreas Fault.
To the west on the tip of Bodega Head are ancient continental rocks formed far to the south and moved north at least 335 miles by the fault.
Alluvium is the eroded sand and gravel that washes into the river valleys and up onto the beaches of Sonoma County, part of the ongoing dynamics of geologic change.
www.sonoma.edu /geology/wright/overview.html   (635 words)

 Portfolio - Craig Palmer Design - Sonoma County, California
Sonoma Horticultural Nursery was in need of an updated site with easier navigation for web site visitors.
The County of Sonoma Agricultural Commissioner web site was re-designed within a framework to present expanded content and greater ease of navigation through the use of a DHTML menu system.
Kirk Keeler is a local Sonoma County musician that's grabbing hold of North Bay audiences with his unique blend of singing and guitar playing.
www.craigpalmerdesign.com /portfolio.htm   (481 words)

 Sonoma County, California
The Sonoma County Internet Library is an excellent source of Sonoma County Historical and Genealogical information.
Index to Judgments of Sonoma County, California, 1852 to 1917
If you would like to adopt a California county contact Richard Wilson, the state coordinator.
www.cagenweb.com /lr/sonoma   (435 words)

 Amazon.com: The 1930 School Census of Sonoma County, California: Books: Sonoma County Genealogical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Statutes of California, 1929, required every elementary school district in the state to take a school census of all minors under the age of 18 during the first full week of October 1930, regardless of whether they were in school or not, and every three years thereafter.
School registrars were required to file their reports with the county superintendent of schools, and their compliance was assured by withholding funds from schools that did not comply.
Volunteers from the Sonoma County Genealogical Society undertook the task of extracting as much information as possible from these records to create this extensive two-volume set.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0788424645?v=glance   (424 words)

 Sonoma County Vacation Rentals in California, United States @ VacationHomes.com
Quail Forest Cabin at Occidental is a comfortable, quiet, private semi-detached guest unit on a sunny, redwood forested six acre hilltop in West Sonoma County near the headwaters of Salmon Creek....
Located only one hour from the heart of San Francisco, Sonoma Sky Ranch, is an oasis of privacy in a serene, natural old growth Oak and Savanna setting.
Welcome to Oak Hollow - Sonoma County Vacation Rental Our 2 acre property is located in the 'Provence' of the United States, near rugged coastal scenery, amid lush rolling orchards, vineyards,...
vacationhomes.com /city_search.cfm?l=1259   (380 words)

 Oakmont: Northern California -- Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
From the heart of Sonoma County's world famous wine country, an area renowned for its climate, beauty and ambiance, Oakmont offers two challenging golf courses, as well as many active organizations, clubs and facilities.
Sheltered by the mountains of Annadel and Hood Mountain State Parks, Oakmont is located on 1,255 acres in Sonoma County, in the Valley of the Moon, on California State Highway 12.
Orchards and specialty truck farms cater to the fine restaurants along the coast, many of which are in the county itself.
www.oakmontvillage.com /location.html   (471 words)

 Sonoma County, California References
Please put SONOMA COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked or accidentally deleted.
They have most of the Sonoma County Historical and Genealogical books that have been published as well as journals and private papers.
Sonoma County Death Records 1873-1905, An alphabetical listing by years from official files giving name, date, marital status, nativity and burial site.
www.cagenweb.com /lr/sonoma/snomalok.htm   (742 words)

 Wine Country Journal -- Buzz -- Sonoma County, California
North of San Francisco, tree-shaded Sonoma Plaza centers the small town of Sonoma in Sonoma Valley, where the 1800's Sonoma Mission, pictured at left, keeps memory alive of the past.
A short trip north from the San Francisco Bay Area, tourists are transplanted back to an age of calm and graceful living.
Sonoma County is one of the world's beauty spots, and this is how both Luther Burbank and Jack London, former residents, wrote about it.
www.winecountryjournal.com   (305 words)

 Sonoma County Wine Country Destinations, Sonoma County CA
Sonoma County Wine Country Destinations, Sonoma County CA SPRING has sprung!
MORE TO DO The Russian River Wine Road is a winery association of over 100 Wineries and 50 Lodgings throughout Sonoma County wine country.
Come explore California's most diverse and beautiful wine regions...the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley appellations of Northwest Sonoma County.
www.wineroad.com   (342 words)

What originally started as a community-supported 802.11b wireless network in Sonoma County, CA has grown into several projects whose purpose is to encourage the building of wireless community networks.
This organization is a registered co-op formed by local residents to manage the Sonoma County wireless network.
Roger Weeks has given his time and expertise to the upkeep of the Sonoma County network, and recently co-authored Linux Unwired.
nocat.net   (1402 words)

 Rusina Wines, Sonoma County, California
Located in Healdsburg, California, we're a tiny producer of hand-made Zinfandel sourced from small, family-owned vineyards in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley appellation.
Our winery is named for Rusina, the Roman goddess called upon by ancient farmers to protect their fields and vineyards.
As long-time Sonoma County residents and winemaking professionals, we've had the opportunity to walk and bicycle through thousands of acres of nearby vineyards.
www.rusina.com   (110 words)

 The Sonoma County Fair
Celebrate the bounty of Sonoma County's 2006 Harvest.
Catch the action via satellite at the Jockey Club at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.
Featured races originate in Northern and Southern California, New York, Kentucky, Florida and other racetracks thoughout the U.S. Racing is generally conducted Wednesday through Sunday.
www.sonomacountyfair.com   (319 words)

 County of Sonoma - Official Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
New report on health trends in Sonoma County.
Any statement involving matters of opinion or estimates, whether or not so expressly stated, is set forth as such and not as Representation of fact, and no representation is made that such opinion or estimates will be realized.
The information and expressions of opinion contained herein are updated periodically and are subject to change without notice, and shall not, under any circumstances, create any implication that there has been no change in the affairs of the County or in the other matters described therein between updates.
www.sonoma-county.org   (198 words)

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