Oakmont E-Blast 8-17-2021

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Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 17 at 1 p.m. on Zoom 

If you would like to speak during the open forum, join the meeting with this link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83763715766?pwd=SE1tclRpc0RNUGJvcDFuNlFuVUtKdz09 

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Off Shore Dry Winds

Possible Public Safety Power Shutoff Small number of Sonoma County customers will be impacted starting Tuesday evening.

PG&E has begun notifying customers in several counties of potential power shutoffs Tuesday evening because of high winds in higher elevations. Some 106 customers in Sonoma County could be impacted. The utility released this statement:The potential PSPS event starting Tuesday night could affect approximately 39,000 customers in small portions of 16 counties in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the North Coast, the North Valley and the North Bay mountains. While the majority of customers—about 27,000—are in Butte and Shasta counties, we are also notifying customers who may experience safety shutoffs in portions of 14 other counties: Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Napa, Plumas, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.

The potential PSPS event is approximately 48 hours away and conditions may change. PG&E’s in-house meteorologists, as well as its Wildfire Safety Operations Center and Emergency Operations Center, continue to closely monitor conditions. We will share additional customer notifications as conditions evolve.

Customers can look up their address online to find out if their location is being monitored for the potential safety shutoff at www.pge.com/pspsupdates.

Alert & Warning Exercise on 8/17

for select Santa Rosa neighborhoods and NOAA Weather Radio owners countywide

  • SANTA ROSA, CA – The County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, and the National Weather Service Bay Area will conduct an emergency alert and warning exercise composed of two individual tests on Aug. 17. The effort includes a countywide test of the NOAA Weather Radio warning alarm system as well as a targeted text message, email and/or phone call alert test to select subscribers of SoCoAlert. Please note: If an extreme weather event is forecast, the test alert and warning exercise will be canceled. 
  • The first test, at around noon, is a test emergency message broadcast to all NOAA Weather Radios (NWR) throughout Sonoma County. The NWR warning alarm will sound one time, which will be followed by a short test message and then a closing alarm tone. This test message will be transmitted as a Civil Emergency Message, and the words “Civil Emergency Message” may scroll across the NWR displays of compatible radios. The NWR test cycle will play through only one time. NWR owners are encouraged to ensure that warning alarms are enabled for Civil Emergency Messages in order to take part in this test. NWRs distributed via the City of Santa Rosa distribution events are already preprogrammed with this feature enabled. 
  • The second test, a targeted email, text message and/or phone call alert, will be directed to those who have addresses within the City of Santa Rosa’s Montecito Heights and Fountaingrove 2 designated evacuation zones. At 1 p.m., a test emergency message will be launched in the City of Santa Rosa’s Montecito Heights designated evacuation zone. This will be a short text message, email and/or phone call to all contacts associated with an address within the Montecito Heights zone. At 1:15 p.m., a test emergency message will be launched in the City of Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove 2 designated evacuation zone and also will consist of a short text message, email and/or phone call to all contacts associated with an address within the Fountaingrove 2 zone. 
  • Residents are encouraged to prepare ahead of the exercise on Aug. 17. Santa Rosa residents who are unsure of their designated evacuation zone, should look it up by going to socoemergency.org/evacuation-map or by calling 2-1-1 for assistance over the phone. While only select Santa Rosa residents will be included in the text, phone, and email alert test, it is important for all residents to know their evacuation zone to be prepared for an emergency, and all community members are encouraged to take a few minutes to do so. All Sonoma County residents who own a NOAA Weather Radio should also make sure their device is plugged in, with back up batteries installed and set up per the radio manufacturer instructions. To be prepared for an actual emergency at any time, all Sonoma County residents should register for emergency alerts at socoemergency.org/sign-up, and existing subscribers should review and update contact information as necessary. 
  • The targeted text message and phone call alert test will compare two separate alerting systems that utilize the County’s SoCoAlert subscriber base – Everbridge will be used for the 1 p.m. test and Code Red will be used at 1:15 p.m. By comparing the alerting systems side-by-side, emergency officials can evaluate how two separate warning system providers perform in reaching targeted residents. The State of California has selected Sonoma County as a pilot county to test the efficacy of the Everbridge system. The test of the Non-Weather Emergency Message system using NOAA Weather Radios will provide an opportunity to test an expanded use of an existing alerting tool. This summer, the City of Santa Rosa distributed approximately 12,000 NOAA Weather Radios to city residents to leverage this additional emergency alerting opportunity. Funds for this distribution were provided through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 
  • More information about the Joint Alert and Warning Exercise on Aug. 17 is available at socoemergency.org/2021drill and srcity.org/August17Exercise
  • Contact Information: 

OLL Fall Class Preview

Wednesday, September 1 at 3 p.m. 
Berger Center 

The Genius of Billy Wilder 
Instructor: Terry Ebinger 
Available in-person only. 

The Beatles: The Rock Group That Changed the World 
Instructor: Richie Unterberger 
Available in-person and Zoom. 

Before the Storm: America from 1815 to 1850 
Instructor: Mick Chantler 
Available in-person and Zoom. 

Classes are $95 for six-hours of instruction. 

Four ways to register: 
• At the preview 
• On-line at oakmontll.org 
• Fill out a form in the OLL folder in the OVA office 
• Pay at the door on the first day of class. 

Refreshments and raffle to follow. 

Upcoming Movies

Returning to a Theater Near You (Berger Center!) 
2 p.m. only** 

Sunday, August 22, 2021 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Sunday, August 29, 2021 – Dark Waters

**7 p.m. showings will return if a few more people volunteer to show movies. 
If you are interested, contact Al Haggerty at 538-4231 or  alcarol@sonic.net 

Sunday Symposium

Oakmont Symposium Season to Open Zoom Only on September 12 

   The Oakmont Sunday Symposium Board has decided not to hold live meetings when its fall season begins September 12 featuring State Senator Mike McGuire.  The board voted to make at least its first two programs, Sept. 12 and 19, Zoom-only events due to the alarming increase in COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant, particularly among the vulnerable elderly population. 

“The board felt that too many Oakmont residents have medical conditions of concern to have large meetings in Berger, even with masking,” said OSS president George McKinney. “We hope Sonoma County COVID conditions will improve sufficiently to allow in-person meetings to begin later in September or in October.” 

The September 12 program will feature State Senator Mike McGuire with the latest on what’s happening in Sacramento. We can expect him to talk about fire- and COVID-related programs and the drought.  Following McGuire, the September 19 program features Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, who will talk about issues with our national debt. 

A complete list of the symposium fall program schedule will appear in the next edition of the Oakmont News. More detailed information is available on the OSS website www.oakmontsundaysymposium.org 

The Symposium board wishes to thank you for helping through your donations to pay the speakers during this long, Covid roller-coaster ride. If you would like to contribute to this coming season, please send a donation to the Oakmont Community Foundation, 
earmarked for Oakmont Sunday Symposium 

Flu Clinic 

September 13 and October 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm. – East Rec Center 

Reservations need to be made online, at:


Read the advisories and fill out the consent form.
Bring the authorization form with you, but you can get one at the clinic if you forget. 
Click Here For The Consent Form
Click Here For The Notice Of Privacy Practices
Click Here For Flu Shot Vaccine Info

Soroptimist of Oakmont

Live Your Dream Award 

Soroptimist International Oakmont Wine Country 

The Live Your Dream Award provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.  SI Oakmont Wine Country awarded $1000 last year to a deserving single mother of two children who is looking to improve the lives of her family through her education and subsequent employment. One of the struggles the club has is to connect with potential applicants, which is where we hope you can help. If you know of anyone who could benefit from this scholarship, please encourage her to apply at Soroptimist.org or reach out to the club directly by emailing deniseb.siowc@gmail.com. If you are involved with any organizations that support women in need, such as a shelter, employment assistance, local high schools or colleges we would appreciate you sharing this information with them or forwarding their contact information to Denise at the email above. 
The award at the club level is up to $1000 and the recipient then moves on to the district level for consideration of further funds. We look forward to the opportunity to help women in our community not only with the award, but with continued contact and mentoring as they pursue their goals. 


Genealogy Research on the Internet 
August 23 at 1 p.m. on Zoom 

The Oakmont Genealogy Club will have its annual meeting featuring how to do genealogy research on the internet and the newest features of internet research.  Internet research has become the standard for genealogy research as more data on the internet is in the form of copies of original sources. This meeting will provide insights into how to most efficiently use the internet and these original documents.  There will also be time in the meeting to discuss our recent research. 

The meeting will be at 1 p.m. on August 23 on Zoom. To get an invitation to the Zoom meeting, email oakmontancestry@gmail.com

Cal Club Dinner

August 26 at 5 p.m. 
Wild Oak Saddle Club 
Jon Stout, Charles Schulz Airport Manager 
Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going 

Jon Stout, Airport Manager at the Charles Schultz Airport, will be speaking at the next Cal Club dinner at the Wild Oak Saddle Club on August 26. His talk is titled “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going.”  Alumni and “Friends of Cal” (see below) are invited to come enjoy cocktails at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The cost for dinner and cocktails will be $50. Seating will be outside on the deck with all courses being served buffet style in the main dining room. The menu will include garden salad, whipped sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, breaded pork chops and three-berry crisp with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Reservations must be made by August 19, and payment is due by Monday, August 23. Call Linda Williams at 322-6272 for reservations, payment information or to learn how to become a “Friend of Cal.”  Those not making reservations or submitting payment by the due dates will not be able to attend. 

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