Exactly one week before its official opening, Sunrise of Pleasanton welcomed 65 residents evacuated from Sunrise Villa Sonoma.
“In the early morning of Monday, October 9, team members came around to wake us,” said Al Lange, a resident of the senior living community in Sonoma. “We met in the lobby to hear the news about the wildfires but had no idea how bad it was. Later that morning, we were told about the plan to evacuate.”
Although Sunrise Villa Sonoma was not in a mandatory evacuation area, smoke was visible in the distance and news reports noted the fire’s unpredictability.