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Open space balancing act

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:15pm
The guardians of the county's public lands try to balance the desires of taxpayers with neighbors' concerns and money constraints as they work to provide access.

State gas tax set to rise Monday

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:59am
The increase is calculated to add $26.25 more a year for a person who drives 15,000 miles and gets 20 miles per gallon.

Electrical problem suspected in Santa Rosa smog shop fire

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 11:58am
Fire caused significant damage to a Santa Rosa Avenue smog check business Sunday morning, reported a Santa Rosa fire official.

Middletown fire destroys home, kills pets

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 8:57am
A fire that cost two Middletown residents their home and four pets apparently started with an electrical appliance, a Cal Fire captain said Sunday.

Open space balancing act - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 8:51am

Open space balancing act
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Wayne Gibb, left, and Bill Keene and Sheri Emerson of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District last week tour the historic Carrington Ranch north of Bodega Bay, one of the district's holdings. A plan to donate the ranch to ...

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Santa Rosa council hears from legal, energy experts before power vote

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 7:49am
Santa Rosa has hired two consultants to help city council members understand the possible pitfalls of joining the Sonoma Clean Power Authority.

Thousands converge on Toy Con in Santa Rosa

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 7:36am
It was as hot as Vulcan or Tatooine at Santa Rosa Toy Con on Saturday, but many of the thousands who showed up said it was the event's only downside.

Driver in Mendocino coast crash airlifted to hospital

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 7:23am
A driver was being flown Sunday morning for medical help from a Mendocino coast highway crash, reported the CHP.

Home price gains bring sellers off the sidelines - KSRO

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 7:19am

Home price gains bring sellers off the sidelines
Mark Fleming, chief economist at real estate data provider CoreLogic Inc., calls it "a virtuous circle." "The fact that house prices have increased so dramatically ... has unlocked a lot of that pent-up supply," said Fleming, whose firm found that ...

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Santa Rosa hits 102 degrees; no respite until at least Tuesday

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 7:00am
It was the hottest day of the year in Santa Rosa on Saturday when the mercury hit 102 degrees.

Lakeville Highway south of Petaluma re-opened after head-on big rig crash

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 6:35am
Lakeville Highway was closed near Ernie's Tin Bar after a head-on crash between a big rig and pickup Saturday afternoon, but all lanes are now open.

Sonoma County sues over LIBOR banking scandal

Press Democrat - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 5:55am
Sonoma County has sued a collection of banks caught in an international rate-fixing scandal, alleging it was short-changed on investment returns.

On the move - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 5:06am

On the move
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Gorman has been named a commercial banking officer, serving Petaluma and Sonoma County. Previously, he worked at ... Previously, she worked at The Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Sebastopol. Submit On the Move ...

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Mann: Choosing from multiple home bids - Hopkinton Crier

Google Home Inspector News - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 3:43am

Mann: Choosing from multiple home bids
Hopkinton Crier
Most offers to purchase real estate include an inspection contingency, which gives the buyer an opportunity to have the inspected by a licensed home inspector within a short period of time (typically 7-10 days), and a mortgage contingency, which gives ...

Safe and sound: Home maintenance saves owners and sellers money - Billings Gazette

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 11:17pm

Safe and sound: Home maintenance saves owners and sellers money
Billings Gazette
LLOYD BLUNK/ Gazette Staff. Billings home inspector, Mike Lehman, explains the most important things to consider when having a home inspected. Home inspections help reduce the worry. With the owner gone and a “for sale” sign on the lawn, Mike and ...

Emergency crews cleaning up Windsor acid spill near Highway 101

Press Democrat - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 8:28pm
Emergency crews are responding to a hazardous materials spill this morning in Windsor involving about 5,000 gallons of a solution that is 33 percent muriatic acid and sulfuric acid.

Appeals court lifts hold on California gay marriages

Press Democrat - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 12:06pm
In Sonoma County, the clerk's office immediately began receiving calls and quickly began scheduling appointments, beginning at 8 a.m. Monday.

Judge set to rule on Petaluma highway work blamed for bird deaths

Press Democrat - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 9:52am
A federal judge could rule over the weekend whether to halt construction on a Highway 101 bridge in Petaluma over deaths of protected birds.

Work shut down at controversial Sebastopol vineyard project

Press Democrat - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 7:44am
Authorities have ordered work halted at a controversial orchard-to-vineyard conversion project in Sebastopol after illegal clearing was found.

Mendocino County firefighters battle Leggett house fire

Press Democrat - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 7:34am
Mendocino County firefighters are battling a structure fire at a residential home on Highway 101 in Leggett.

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