Article By: Xiaolin Cai In California, we are in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distributions, and within the first phase there are three phases: phase 1A, phase 1B, and phase 1C, which determines which groups of individuals are prioritized to get the vaccine first. The COVID-19 vaccines are free. As the COVID-19 vaccines are coming out and are now available there might be some questions asked about the distribution of the vaccine. “Who can get the vaccine?” “Am I eligible for the vaccine?” “When can I get the
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Window shopping! The sun set, and the beautiful lights inside of Corrick’s shine. The shop has amazing things that aren't just offered in the window! Article & Photo: Destyni Hayes Christmas is fast approaching with only a couple of weeks left to buy gifts for your special someone or your family and friends. Rather than waiting weeks, sometimes even months, for an item to be shipped to your house, why not shop locally at a business right here in Sonoma County? Supporting a local business helps our county’s economy, so
Coronavirus caution. The guidelines for a safe passageway are posted at a local store, urging those to reduce physical contact and to wear a mask. This is one of thousands posted across the country to caution customers to stay safe. It is mandatory to wear a mask in many stores to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a particular issue when some people don’t want to put it on. Photo & Article By: Jerral Agbayani The Sonoma County Emergency Agency is finding possible locations to house the homeless while concerns grow over the
COVID-19 has greatly impacted our local businesses. A local business that has been impacted by COVID is the restaurant Hang Ah Dim Sum shown in the picture. Many businesses were closed when the pandemic first hit us and are now reopening with new laws set in place. The businesses that can be opened are now opened with modifications, 25% capacity, outdoor seating, takeout and or delivery. The owner of Hang Ah Dim Sum said, “Business went down 40 percent.” and SOCO Coffee has also said, “Business has gone down 50
Article By: Makayla Millea As social distancing continues in Sonoma County, many people are growing lonely without being able to do the outside activities they would normally do. One particular activity that a lot of people are missing out on is dating. But how does one go about dating during a pandemic such as this one? Rose Barboza, a resident in Santa Rosa, has been using her time while in self-quarantine to get closer to her new boyfriend that she met through an online dating site. According to Barboza, social distancing
By Megan Foote Charles Regan, a beloved Santa Rosa High School History teacher, unfortunately had to retire mid year due to health issues. Regan originally retired from teaching many years ago. He decided he left too soon and came back as a part time teacher for a few years and then as a full time teacher. The administration knew a couple of months before the end of last semester that they would need to find somebody to teach his four academic courses and one honors course for the second semester. They interviewed people to
By Momo Mckamey The increasing plastic problem in the world continues to grow. According to Ban the Bottle, Americans used 50 billion plastic bottles last year alone, but only one in five are recycled. Santa Rosa High School’s very own ecology club helped out with this increasing issue by encouraging the school administration to install new water filtration fountains around campus, making filling up reusable water bottles easier and more accessible. Photo by Momo Mckamey The fountains have been a long-time effort for
By Caleb Logue For all the movie lovers last month, Sonoma International Film Festival began March 21, and lasted until the 25th. The 21st annual Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) featured dozens of different movies, and included wines and cuisine from local businesses and caterers. According to its website, the SIFF “is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers.” The festival took place in different participating venues near Sonoma’s historic plaza.
Isabella DeMattei At the intersection of West and Sebastopol, there are two fantastic taco trucks facing off on opposite street corners. El Roy’s Mexican Grill and Delicias Elenita Taco Truck have some of the best and most authentic Mexican food in Santa Rosa. Some people favor one over another, and stand by their decision religiously. For this challenging decision, I brought three friends along to help. I compared Carne Asada tacos at both taco trucks to try and determine the ultimate winner. Our first stop was at Delicias
By Delaney Temple During warmer weather, it’s easy to find activities to keep busy and active. Unfortunately, during the winter, the colder weather limits the amount of things one can do. But fear not! Here are some of the best options to entertain yourself while the winter months pass. Read a book: One option is to curl up in bed with a good book. If you need any recommendations, refer to GraceAnne Hoss’s column which includes a new book and an old one. Maybe even write your own story, sketch, sculpt, or paint.