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Susan Minichiello

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Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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Past articles by Susan:

North Bay Spirit Award winner, foster mom writes books for kids about trauma

North Bay Spirit Award winner Keri Vellis and her family have opened their home to 20 foster children over the years. → Read More

Santa Rosa High gun threat tests police, school district amid rise in deadly school shootings

The May 31 lockdown at Santa Rosa High triggered the largest-ever police response to a report of a gun at a local school. → Read More

Santa Rosa school board to consider salary increases for superintendent, other district officials

The Santa Rosa superintendent said she makes less than other superintendents at districts of similar size, but some critics argue the proposal lowers morale and exposes issues of income inequality. → Read More

Morning commuters witness hot air balloons landing along Highway 101 in Petaluma

The two bright yellow hot air balloons were spotted by morning commuters around 8:15 a.m. on the Cotati Grade. → Read More

SRJC unveils $42 million on-campus student housing plan

The five-story development represents an unusual step in the world of U.S. community colleges, just 1 in 4 of which offer on-campus housing. → Read More

‘A lot of stressors on kids these days’: Sonoma County school counselors on alert following Parkland teen suicides

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Americans between the age of 10 and 24, according the Center for Disease Control. → Read More

Santa Rosa school district, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement

The agreement reached Wednesday still needs to be approved by the nearly 1000-member Santa Rosa Teachers Association. → Read More

Santa Rosa school district calls for more state funding amid teacher strike discussion

From the Press-Democrat: The relationship between Santa Rosa school district officials and teachers union leaders have eroded to an acrimonious level amid tense teacher pay negotiations. → Read More

Miss Sonoma County crowns first openly gay winner

SSU art major Rhiannon Jones hopes to raise awareness of sexual assault. At the competition Saturday she told a panel of judges her own story of being raped. → Read More

Petaluma school named one of 162 California Distinguished Schools

Petaluma Accelerated Charter School was the only Sonoma County school to make the 2019 list. → Read More

Press Democrat carrier dies after car rolls on him while delivering newspapers

A longtime Press Democrat carrier died Saturday morning while delivering papers in Santa Rosa’s Oakmont community. → Read More

12 Sonoma County schools land on low-performing list, including two impacted by the wildfires

Among those that made the list of poorest-performing schools are Dunbar Elementary and Schaefer Charter School, which are recovering from the 2017 wildfires. → Read More

Sonoma group holds New Year’s celebration to honor Chinese laborers, raises money for pavilion

To honor forgotten Chinese laborers, a fundraiser was held Sunday to build a Chinese-style pavilion in Sonoma. → Read More

Santa Rosa Junior College scraps math, English placement tests

During 2017-18 school year, about 3,000 SRJC students were placed in remedial English classes, and 4,200 in remedial math classes. → Read More

See what's new at SRJC: Classroom building, student center, athletic field upgrades

The new 105,000 square foot STEM center will cost about $75 million. → Read More

‘Change in culture’: New California guidelines aim to help teach social, emotional skills

The state released new social emotional learning guidelines to help educators teach students how to understand their emotions and develop empathy and relationship skills. → Read More

SSU rolling out new STEM curriculum to Sonoma County public schools

The science, technology, engineering and math program was developed by Sonoma State University’s education group. → Read More

‘Students can develop more empathy’: Santa Rosa school board considers ethnic studies

Ethnic studies is gaining traction across California, where nine districts already have implemented it in some way since 2014. → Read More

Sonoma County enjoys clear skies, sunshine before rain returns Tuesday

Light to moderate rain is expected to return Tuesday, forecasters say. → Read More

Smoke-filled skies force widespread closures of Sonoma County schools

A quarter of Sonoma County’s schools remained closed on Friday, ending a turbulent week as school officials and families navigated the haze of smoky skies and many questions. → Read More