Re: Checking in on Santa Rosa cohousers
From: Ruth J Hirsch (
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:54:10 -0700 (PDT)
Thinking of all of you,  indirectly connected co-co-housers,  and folks 
elsewhere, Puerto Rico, the Islands,  the many folks in many places in 
The newspapers have made it clear (as possible) the extent and degree of the 
fires you are having out there.  

If you can/want time Back East you are certainly welcome here for some respite.

Wishing you and all your loved ones Moments of Peace and relief,
ruth  hirsch
Cantines Island, Saugerties


Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:29:38 -0700
From: Eris Weaver <eris [at]>
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Checking in on Santa Rosa cohousers

The last 24 hours have been very stressful and scary for the entire region. New 
fires continue to crop up - just got a Nixle alert about two more evacuations. 
The air quality is horrendous and ALL of us have friends and family members who 
have lost homes - over 3000 people in shelters just here in Sonoma County, 
there are several other neighboring counties with similar issues.

The Sebastopol communities (Two Acre Wood, Sequoia Village, Petaluma Ave) are 
nowhere near the fire. Here in Cotati, FrogSong is fine so far....there is fire 
in the hills just to the East of us and some nearby neighborhoods have been 
evacuated, so we have all prepared for evacuation if the situation changes - 
cars are gassed up, packed, and parked facing out. Yulupa is fairly close to 
some of the fires as well - closer than us actually - but is also not in a 
current evacuation zone. Air quality is even worse for them. (I have not talked 
to them but was up in that area earlier today). 

We have several displaced folks staying here, and have contributed to some of 
the shelters. Schools and many businesses are closed. Our two largest hospitals 
were evacuated. We have power but much of the county doesn't. Many cell towers 
are out so communications are wobbly. Most of us are staying hunkered down so 
as to leave the roads free for first responders. Hard to focus on worj/jobs 
that seem so unimportant in the grand scheme of things. So glad to be in 
community during this unbelievable disaster.



Message: 2
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:27:36 -0700
From: Harriet Lewis <hlewis [at]>
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: [C-L]_ Choosing in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Creek Commons seems  safe, probably because we are steps away from 
main fire house and police station.  We have not lost any power  and are 
assured by
our police and firemen that we are not in any danger of being evacuated, at 
least for the time being.

Our community is pretty well organized for disaster response and it showed up 
quickly as
we had building monitors checking whether or not people were going or staying 
making certain everyone was o.k.  We are now housing many friends who have lost 
their houses or have not had any power for several days.  In my one bedroom 
apt. I have 2 adults, a teen ager, 2 dogs and a cat visiting until such time as 
they can return to their homes, assuming their house remains standing.

Harriet Lewis, Santa Rosa Creek Commons


Message: 3
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:56:16 -0400
From: Patti Lautner <lautnerp [at]>
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Checking in on Santa Rosa cohousers

Oh wow Eris- sending love from JP Cohousing in Boston.

Patti Lautner 

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