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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Caroline Bañuelos on Planning District Elections in Santa Rosa and Firestorm Disaster Resources , broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 10/9/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Announcements  (See Links below)

 Emergency resource links for the Wild Fire Storm Disaster in the City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, Napa, and Mendocino Counties.

Featured Guests

1. Caroline Bañuelos,  Advocate for District Elections in Santa Rosa; President of the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club


1 Caroline Bañuelos has been an advocate for District Elections in Santa Rosa since 2004.  The City Council put the issue before the voters as Measure Q in 2012 but it failed.  Now the City is being threatened with a lawsuit and has voted in August to go forward with District Elections beginning with a first. At the first of a series of public meetings on Oct 2 the plan on how to get there was discussed. Caroline and Elaine were there and report on the progress.  Soon district map proposals will be submitted, and how the citizens can participate in meetings and online is discussed.

About our Guest:  Caroline Bañuelos has lived in Sonoma County for over 30 years and has a BA from Sonoma State University in Political Science. Caroline has served on many nonprofit boards including Social Advocates for Youth, Community Support Network, and Routes for Youth and the Konocti Girl Scout Council. She has also served on many civic boards including Santa Rosa Planning Commission, Santa Rosa Board of Community Services and the Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board. Most recently she served as the Chair of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force (also known as the Andy Lopez Task Force). Caroline is the Co-Chair of Santa Rosa Cinco de Mayo Committee and President of the Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club. Caroline has worked for Ceres Community Project for the last four years as their Volunteer Relations Manager. Caroline is committed to human rights, social justice and empowering youth.

Guest Link:  City of Santa Rosa District Election information page and links to maps:


Guest Article:  Close to Home:
Santa Rosa, school board should embrace district elections
by Alicia Roman and Caroline Bañuelos,  Press Democrat, August 4, 2017

Guest Link: Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club facebook page


Announcement Links

The following event has been cancelled because of the city fire disaster.

National Organization for Women (NOW) &
National Women’s History Project (NWHP) Planning Event for Anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment and gaining the right to vote for women. 
Special Guest Speaker: Molly Murphy MacGregor (Co-Founder of NWHP)
“Our History is Our Strength – How We Got The Vote.”

Wednesday – October 18. 2017, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Redwood Credit Union Community Room
3033 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, CA

Plarnning Event CANCELLED – will be rescheduled


Emergency Website of the City of Santa Rosa:


Emergency Website of Sonoma County:


Emergency Website of Napa County:


Emergency Website of Mendocino County


CalFire Website: www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents


 Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

We Are The World sung by Countdown Kids from the Album: Pop For Kids – You’ve Got a Friend
(2002 Madacy Kids)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show