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Cities' clout at issue in first Sonoma Clean Power meeting

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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.

Navigating the homebuyers maze - Tampa Bay Newspapers

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:56pm

Navigating the homebuyers maze
Tampa Bay Newspapers
A home inspector can evaluate the physical condition of the home – the structure, construction and mechanical systems – and point out any items that need to be repaired or replaced. Ask the inspector to estimate how long major systems should last ...

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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

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

SMART to consolidate headquarters in Petaluma - North Bay Business Journal

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 4:54pm

SMART to consolidate headquarters in Petaluma
North Bay Business Journal
The final lease was among three finalists, which real estate sources said included a downtown property owned by Basin Street Properties and a property at 1039 N. McDowell Blvd. owned by PB&J Acquisitions and Investcorp International. Shirlee Zane, a ...

Wounded Iraq war vet fights for free parking rights

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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.

Senate confirms Pritzker as commerce secretary - KSRO

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:18pm

Senate confirms Pritzker as commerce secretary
KSRO
Pritzker has led several companies and currently serves as chair of investment firms Pritzker Realty Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners. She's also on the board of the Hyatt Hotels Corp., the chain co-founded by her father. She has donated ...

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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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.

Senate confirms Pritzker as secretary of Commerce - KSRO

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:58pm

Senate confirms Pritzker as secretary of Commerce
KSRO
Pritzker has led several companies and currently serves as chair of investment firms Pritzker Realty Group and Artemis Real Estate Partners. She's also on the board of the Hyatt Hotels Corp., the chain co-founded by her father. She has donated ...

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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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'

Press Democrat - 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.

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