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Lake County men accused of imprisoning, raping 15-year-old girl

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:48am
Two Lake County men have been accused of bringing a 15-year-old girl to a Clearlake Oaks property where they allegedly imprisoned and raped her, authorities said.

County settling for smaller reductions in deals with employees

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:48am
Sonoma County government is settling for less taxpayer savings than it originally sought in contract talks with most of its rank-and-file employees.

Kenwood cabin destroyed by fire

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:51am
A guest house in Kenwood was destroyed by fire Monday night, though nobody was injured.

From Barbie dolls to the 'final frontier'

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:48am
Marine Major Nicole Mann, a native of Sonoma County, has been pushing the envelope all her adult life. Now she's starting training to one day step on to an asteroid, or visit Mars.

'Love bites,' tattoos on man killed outside Santa Rosa brewpub

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:47am
In the trial for the man charged with a killing outside a Santa Rosa brewpub, both sides Monday discussed the significance of the victim's autopsy photos.

Sebastopol considers 7 percent boost in spending

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:47am
Buoyed by a rebounding economy and a new voter-approved sales tax, Sebastopol's City Council will consider approval Tuesday night of an $11.7 million budget, up 7 percent from the current city spending plan.

CHP: Ukiah DUI suspect clocked at 103 mph on Highway 101

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:18am
A Ukiah man was arrested Sunday on Highway 101 near Arata Lane after police observed him traveling more than 100 miles per hour.

More protesters arrested at site of Highway 101 bypass near Willits

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 8:31am
At least four people were arrested over the weekend trying to supply food and water to a protester attempting to halt construction of the Highway 101 Willits bypass, protesters said Monday.

Cotati-Rohnert Park board approves notice of violation against Credo High School

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 7:33am
The Cotati-Rohnert Park School Board on Monday approved a notice of violation against Credo High School, alleging the school's operators have engaged in fiscal mismanagement and violated provisions of the school's charter and state law.

Residences ablaze at opposite ends of Sonoma County

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 6:52pm
Two residences were ablaze late Monday with fires in opposite ends of Sonoma County. In the Valley of the Moon, Kenwood fire crews worked to save a cabin that was fully-involved, emergency dispatchers said.

Sonoma County converting flood control channels to healthy ecoystems

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 2:48pm
The Sonoma County Water Agency, inheritor of a vast but largely invisible system of man-made streams and reservoirs, is : trying to create a healthy, natural-looking ecosystem in the network without unleashing serious flooding in the cities.

Sonoma-Marin Fair attendance on track to equal or surpass 2012

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 2:30pm
Sonoma-Marin Fair officials say attendance for the five-day event looks good, although final figures won’t be tallied for another week or so.

Obituary: Frances Ibleto, daughter of pioneer Petaluma family

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 1:59pm
Frances Lucille Ibleto, who was born 82 years ago into greater Petaluma’s pioneer Corda family and met the man of her dreams at a Sons of Italy dance, died Friday in the town of her birth.

Officials: Gangs recruiting kids at younger ages

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 12:23pm
New efforts are underway in Petaluma to keep kids from joining gangs — something officials say is happening at an earlier age.

Rohnert Park carjacking suspect found dead in Marin County jail cell

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 11:23am
An inmate found hanged in a Marin County jail cell has been identified as the suspect in the slaying of a woman in Oregon and two carjacking-related cases, including one in Rohnert Park.

Petaluma fair expects record year

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:49am
Kids lassoed model steer, stuffed straw into scarecrows and rang old rusty farm dinner bells Sunday, the final day of the Sonoma-Marin Fair.

Road Warrior: Foss Creek, Porter Creek and other road projects

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:01am
Much-anticipated changes for Foss Creek Circle in Healdsburg, Porter Creek bridge troubles and other traffic news.

Rescue crews search for person who reportedly fell into ocean near Fort Ross

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:48am
Rescue teams were converging at a campground just south of Fort Ross on Monday in response to reports that someone had fallen onto rocks in the ocean, according to authorities.

'Patch' Adams delivers laughs and a message in Healdsburg

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:38am
Doctor and activist Hunter 'Patch' Adams, made famous by a 1998 movie, was in Healdsburg Sunday to talk about what's right and wrong with modern medicine.

Oaxacan dances, dishes and costumes in Santa Rosa

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:30am
More than 1,000 people gathered in Santa Rosa Sunday to watch vibrant dances from Oaxaca during the 2nd annual Guelaguetza in the Wine Country.

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