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West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes found in Lake County

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 6:51pm
Sweltering temperatures may have slowed human activity lately but potentially deadly West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes have been more active than usual.

Santa Rosa, county in tense standoff on public power agency

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 6:32pm
The standoff between Santa Rosa and the officials overseeing Sonoma County’s planned public power agency is growing increasingly tense, with each side hardening its stance about conditions for joining the agency and ramping up the political rhetoric as the key vote approaches Tuesday.

Crackdown on careless drivers -- and pedestrians

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 6:23pm
Teams of officers ticketed drivers -- and pedestrians -- during a two week effort to focus on motorists' dangerous behavior toward pedestrians, as well as on people on foot who shirk traffic laws.

Three SFO runways open following crash, but passengers face delays

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 6:01pm
Three of four runways had re-opened at San Francisco International Airport by Sunday afternoon -- a day after an Asiana jetliner crased -- alleviating some of the backlog as passengers scrambled to make flights or alternative plans. But many passengers faced delays, or even canceled flights.

Penngrove's 'Biggest Little Parade' a 38-year success

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 5:56pm
Sunday's Penngrove “Biggest Little Parade” wrapped up a variety of community events during the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Suspect in Santa Rosa nightclub shooting arrested in Sacramento

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 4:56pm
Detectives searching for a man who shot a downtown Santa Rosa nightclub employee found him hiding in a Sacramento home and have arrested the young Santa Rosa resident, police said late Saturday.

Infected mosquitoes prompt West Nile virus warning

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:33pm
Sweltering temperatures may have slowed human activity lately but potentially deadly West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes have been more active than usual.

Coast Guard warns ships to slow for whales outside San Francisco Bay

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:17pm
With endangered whales congregating in the food-rich waters around the Farallon Islands, the U.S. Coast Guard is asking large ships to slow down.

Motorcycle rider hurt in crash with car at Sonoma County coast

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:30am
A motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries while riding along the Sonoma coast Sunday afternoon after he was hit by a vehicle, according to the CHP.

County adds life vests for team seeking to prevent river drownings

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:11am
The Sonoma County Regional Parks' new Russian River Water Safety Patrol is on a mission: to ensure all those celebrating on the river made it home safe.

Hopland robbery that led to high-speed chase involved marijuana sale

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 8:17am
Two men arrested in connection with a Hopland armed robbery involving marijuana and a high-speed Highway 101 chase are Stockton residents and Sunday remained in custody at the Mendocino County Jail.

54 cited for license violations at Santa Rosa checkpoint

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 8:16am
A drunken driver checkpoint Friday night in Santa Rosa netted only one suspected intoxicated driver but it also resulted in 54 drivers cited for license violations, reported police.

Author Gaiman delights Santa Rosa High crowd

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 8:09am
British fantasy writer Neil Gaiman thrilled hundreds of fans in Santa Rosa on Saturday evening with a reading from his new novel and a book signing.

Chaotic, yet oddly quiet scene at SFO in hours after plane crash

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 8:09am
Family members and friends of passengers aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed Saturday at SFO searched desperately for information at the airport in the chaotic, oddly quiet hours following the disaster.

Asiana Air flight crashes, catches fire while landing at San Francisco airport

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 6:37am
An Asiana Airlines flight packed with more than 300 people slammed onto a runway while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday and caught fire.

Graton Resort and Casino to include restaurants from Martin Yan, Douglas Keane, La Fondita family

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 10:05am
The family behind a longtime Roseland restaurant and one of Sonoma County's most prominent chefs will be among those running eateries.

Crowded parties at Sonoma County vacation homes spark debate

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 8:10am
An upscale neighborhood in Healdsburg is the latest flashpoint for a controversy over vacation rentals that flares periodically in Wine Country.

Sonoma Clean Power debate: Can electricity be both green and cheap?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 6:57am
Electricity from Sonoma County's fledgling public power agency can be cheap or green, and there may be conflict over the choice, Sebastopol's mayor says.

Traveling along North Coast, 'mule man' seeks space to roam

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 6:18am
As he passes through the county with three mules, John Sears says a man like him should be able to move about freely and find a place to rest.

Hopland robbery suspects ditch car in Healdsburg, prompting manhunt

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 5:30am
Three men suspected of being involved in a home invasion robbery in Hopland led officers on a chase at speeds up to 125 mph before ditching their sports car in Healdsburg and fleeing.

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