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Fort Bragg police arrest man accused of credit card fraud

Press Democrat - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 7:22am
A young Southern California man wanted by police on suspicion of passing fraudulent checks and credit cards was arrested Friday in Fort Bragg.

Full-on blast of summer stays for weekend

Press Democrat - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 6:08am
Santa Rosa registered its hottest day of the year Friday as a heat wave gripping the West settled in, the beginning of a warm-up over the next few days.

Official tells Sonoma County leaders Fed won't slow stimulus yet

Press Democrat - Sat, 06/29/2013 - 5:41am
A top Federal Reserve official told Sonoma County business leaders Friday that the Fed shouldn't start to immediately slow its economic stimulus efforts.

Why you need a home inspection - Illinois Times

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 6:26pm

Why you need a home inspection
Illinois Times
Hiring an inspector is a “makes sense” thing, says Steve Ramos, owner of Envirovue Home Inspection in Petaluma, Calif., and featured certified home inspector on the HGTV program House Detectives. Ramos lays it out, simply: A buyer is going to pay a few ...

Home prices rose 27 percent last year in Napa County - Napa Valley Register

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 5:13pm

Home prices rose 27 percent last year in Napa County
Napa Valley Register
The median sale price for a Napa County home rose 27.4 percent year-over-year, according to real estate information provider DataQuick. In May 2012, the ... to $245,000. In Sonoma County, the increase was 29.9 percent to $390,000, DataQuick reported.

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Guilty verdict in love triangle killing outside downtown Santa Rosa brewpub

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 4:00pm
Jurors returned a guilty verdict Friday against a Santa Rosa man charged with the first-degree murder of his romantic rival outside a downtown brewpub.

Lake County man charged with Kelseyville store clerk's January murder

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 2:50pm
A Lake County man jailed six months ago on other charges has been indicted on federal murder charges in the Jan. 18 slaying of a Kelseyville store clerk.

Sonoma County pension administrator to retire

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 2:02pm
Gary Bei, the top administrator for Sonoma County government's pension fund, has announced plans to retire at the end of the year.

eSolds Announces eCertificates - The Better Way to Sell a Home - PR Web (press release)

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 1:04pm

eSolds Announces eCertificates - The Better Way to Sell a Home
PR Web (press release)
The second is a Home Inspection Report or for condominiums, a Status Certificate provided by a Home Inspector. The Home Inspection Report is carried out by a certified home inspector that is fully insured and bonded. In order for the report to be ...

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SFO runway upgrades cause some flight delays

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 11:37am
Runway upgrades at San Francisco International Airport were causing average delays of 90 minutes Friday morning.

Erratic weather settling to warmer temperatures for weekend

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 11:02am
Temperatures in Santa Rosa are expected to hit 89 degrees today – a far cry from the 64 degrees and record rains endured on Tuesday.

Summer learning programs aim to keep kids sharp

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:26am
The second annual Make Camp is focused not just on fun, but on reinforcing academic concepts and fostering curiosity, all in the summer months when many kids let their minds go idle.

Lake County shooting victim recounts home invasion robbery

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:26am
A Lake County man remained hospitalized Thursday after he was shot in the leg by one of several men who burst into his parents' home.

Former Sonoma County firefighter sentenced for arson fires

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:17am
A former Timber Cove firefighter behind a series of arson fires on the Sonoma Coast and in San Mateo County was sentenced to a year in jail in each jurisdiction this week.

Petaluma buys high-tech license-plate readers

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 9:47am
Police promise to us the technology only to catch parking scofflaws, but the collection and storage of data about motorists' comings and goings raises privacy questions and concerns about potential misuse.

Protest calls for halt to deportations during immigration debate

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 9:31am
Approximately three dozen protesters picketed the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office on Thursday demanding a moratorium on the deportation of inmates.

Going to San Francisco's gay pride parade?

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 9:10am
This week's two Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage promise to make Sunday's gay pride parade in San Francisco a historic event.

Petaluma dairyman Ralph Bettinelli dies

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 9:01am
Ralph Bettinelli, longtime Petaluma dairyman and Sonoma County Fair Board director, died this week while on a trip to Scotland.

Embezzlement sends Santa Rosa bookkeeper to prison

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 8:54am
Charity Howder sentenced to five years in state prison anf must pay restitution of more than $300,000.

Lovers' triangle killing goes to jury

Press Democrat - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 8:49am
Ryan Mitchell Dietz, 31, an electrician and father of three, is facing life in prison if convicted of the 2011 slaying of his former neighbor,, who was having an affair with the mother of Dietz's children.

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