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Bellvue teachers, school district compromise on contract

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 6:26pm
Teachers in Santa Rosa’s Bellevue School District have inked a deal with the district that will give teachers a 6 percent pay raise and an enhanced benefits package.

Sonoma State's Green Music Center planning refunds after canceled fireworks

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 3:55pm
The Green Music Center is offering partial refunds after its July 4 event fizzled out, ending without fireworks but with unhappy patrons.

Ukiah councilwoman stepping down for new job

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 2:25pm
Ukiah City Councilwoman Mari Rodin has resigned, effective Aug. 16, to take a government job in Monterey County.

Fort Bragg police arrest alleged burglars with $10,000 in stolen items

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 1:24pm
Fort Bragg police have arrested two men suspected of residential burglary and recovered $10,000 in stolen items, Chief Scott J. Mayberry said Friday.

Cloverdale teacher's aide to be tried on molestation charges

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:41pm
There is enough evidence to try a Cloverdale High School teacher's aide on 23 felonies alleging he molested two teenage boys he befriended and invited to his home, a Sonoma County judge ruled this week.

Homeless man found dead near Fort Bragg hotel

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:38pm
Fort Bragg police said Friday they are investigating the death of a 29-year-old homeless man whose body was discovered under the North Cliff Hotel.

Body of missing Clearlake woman found in field

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:29pm
Authorities recovered the body of a mentally-impaired Clearlake woman who went missing near her home on the Fourth of July, police said Friday.

Good times as nation turns 237

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:03am
North Coast residents celebrated Fourth of July in star-spangled fashion, wowing over fireworks shows — with one notable exception.

Lake County sheriff recall effort on hiatus

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:02am
Critics of Sheriff Frank Rivero have missed their self-imposed deadline for filing their recall-election petitions but say they are on target to meet their goal when "the heat wave breaks."

Illegal fireworks possible cause of 4-acre fire in Cloverdale

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 9:44am
Cloverdale firefighters are investigating the possibility that illegal fireworks ignited the Thursday night blaze that started in an unmowed field and burned right up to the edges of two neighboring homes.

SUV crashes into motorcyclist and passenger in Healdsburg

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 9:13am
A post-fireworks traffic jam in Healdsburg turned perilous for two people on a motorcycle late Thursday night when they were struck by an SUV driver making a U-turn to avoid congestion.

It's free to breathe, but air comes with a price at gas stations

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 9:10am
Many California gas stations are still charging customers to inflate their tires with air, despite a law that requires them to provide free air and water to customers who have purchased gasoline.

Son sought in knife attack on mother

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 9:05am
A Sonoma Valley man suspected of slashing his mother's throat with a knife was being sought by deputies Thursday.

Sebastopol man crashes, arrested on suspected DUI

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 9:03am
A 52-year-old Sebastopol man was jailed for suspected drunken driving after he plowed into a downtown light pole early Thursday morning, city police said.

Safety precautions urged for pet owners during fireworks season

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 8:43am
Emergency officials are urging residents to ensure their dogs and other pets are safely enclosed and cared for during the fireworks season, when nervous animals spooked by pyrotechnics can bolt or harm themselves.

Despite declining enrollment, Sebastopol district keeps schools separate

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 1:06pm
Sebastopol School District will retain two distinct campuses for Park Side and Brook Haven schools, but new leaders will be installed at both schools as the 650-student school district launches its strategic plan before the upcoming school year.

Employee injured in downtown Santa Rosa nightclub shooting

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 10:21am
A man being kicked out of a downtown Santa Rosa bar for making derogatory comments to lesbian and gay patrons pulled out a gun and shot and wounded an employee, said a Santa Rosa police sergeant Wednesday.

Thursday morning thunderstorm sparks fires around North Coast

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 10:20am
Early morning light show sent Mendocino County firefighters scrambling after lightning-sparked wildfires, fire officials said.

Late night crash leaves Saint Helena motorcyclist in critical condition

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 9:03am
Authorities say the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, and the crash appeared to be alcohol-related.

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