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Lake County transit workers plan strike

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:28pm

Labor contract approved for Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:07pm
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a new labor contract covering the county’s largest group of public safety workers, including correctional deputies and probation officers.

$22.7 million contract approved for Sonoma County airport upgrades

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 1:34pm
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved contract with Berkeley-based contractor to extend two runways at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.

Judge tosses Purple Heart recipient's parking tickets from SRJC

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:50pm
A traffic court judge tossed out parking tickets Wednesday written by Santa Rosa Junior College police to a combat-wounded veteran whose Purple Heart license plates allow free parking at meters.

State won't declare emergency at sliding Lakeport homes

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:51am
State officials have denied Lake County’s request for a state of emergency declaration at the site of a landslide that has destroyed some homes.

Road Warrior: How to report an idiot driver and more questions

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:06am
Can you report a dangerous driver? Are trucks hauling dirt responsible for cracked windshields? And, a plea to stop flicking butts out the window.

$100, $200 rents on city-owned land in Santa Rosa draw fire

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 9:58am
Arrangements former parks director Marc Richardson struck with two families raise questions about the department left in the wake of his retirement.

Cities' clout at issue in first Sonoma Clean Power meeting

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 9:23am
A tussle for control over the future of Sonoma Clean Power dominated the agency’s first public meeting Tuesday.

Baby fox rescued from empty Petaluma sewer tank

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 9:19am
Petaluma's animal control officers rescued a young fox on Tuesday afternoon after it was found trapped at the bottom of a sewer treatment tank.

Rain lets up in Sonoma County, but CHP urges caution on roads

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 8:01am
The rain has stopped but the roads are still wet and dangerous and several trees have been reported down in west Sonoma County, a likely result of soggy terrain, officials said.

Healdsburg police warn of string of burglaries

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 7:12am
Healdsburg Police said Tuesday that four burglaries in the past week could be tied to a woman who knocked on doors in the area apparently checking to see if anyone was home.

East Petaluma sports complex moving ahead, in smaller form

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:59am
The $23 million East Washington Park, which began as a $2.1 million public-private partnership concept in 1990, could see construction begin next spring.

Santa Rosa takes first step toward selling property used by food pantry

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 7:43pm
Santa Rosa on Tuesday declared the building used by food pantry Friends in Service Here as surplus property, the first step toward selling the aging 2,400-square-foot structure.

Chronicling pot's role in Emerald Triangle

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 7:39pm
Author Emily Brady, whose book "Humboldt" chronicles four people's relationship with marijuana, will speak Wednesday night at Copperfield's Books in Sebastopol.

Sebastopol police warn public after trio of vehicle thefts

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 5:58pm
Sebastopol police are reminding people not to leave the keys in the ignition or interior of their vehicles.

Wounded Iraq war vet fights for free parking rights

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:42pm
Alex Duncan took a bullet for his country in the war in Iraq. Now, the combat veteran is battling for the free parking at Santa Rosa Junior College that he says he's entitled to under California law.

Sonoma County library director announces retirement

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:32pm
After eight sometimes rocky years as head of the Sonoma County Library system, Sandra Cooper has announced her retirement. She says she plans to devote more time to long-neglected hobbies.

Alameda man pleads no contest in molest case, will be released

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:51pm
An Alameda man who attempted to meet a 13-year-old Santa Rosa girl at her school settled his case Tuesday with a deal that includes his immediate release.

Prop. 8, DOMA Supreme Court rulings coming Wednesday

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:10pm
The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Tuesday it will issue its ruling on Prop. 8, the 2008 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California, Wednesday.

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