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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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.

Buying a House? Don't Make These Mistakes - U.S. News & World Report

Google Home Inspector News - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 6:08am

U.S. News & World Report

Buying a House? Don't Make These Mistakes
U.S. News & World Report
Hodges suggests asking your real estate agent for help understanding how costly fixes will be and to grill the home inspector as well. "Buyers sometimes focus on things like carpet, but that's really a renter's mentality. They forget you can make all ...

AP Survey: Bernanke comments surprised investors - KSRO

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:08am

AP Survey: Bernanke comments surprised investors
Some economists argued that continuing the $85-billion-a-month in bond purchases much longer risked inflating dangerous bubbles in stocks, real estate or other assets. As rates have sunk and bond yields have dwindled, many investors have moved money ...

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Residences ablaze at opposite ends of Sonoma County

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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.

RI Association of Realtors: Support Home Inspector Licensing! - LoanSafe

Google Home Inspector News - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 11:13am

RI Association of Realtors: Support Home Inspector Licensing!
(Source: Rhode Island Association of REALTORS) – Buying a home is the largest purchase that most of us will make in our lifetime. That's why most home buyers pay for a home inspection: to protect their investment. But what if the home inspector is ...

Petaluma fair expects record year

Press Democrat - 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

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

Homes Across The Country Are Selling At Lightning Speed - Business Insider

Sonoma County Real Estate News - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 9:59am

Homes Across The Country Are Selling At Lightning Speed
Business Insider
“Prior to starting your house hunt, you give your lender all of your financials,” says Scott Sheldon, a loan officer with Sonoma County Mortgages. “You let them pull a copy of your credit report, run your debt ratios ... “If you are diligent about ...

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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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

Press Democrat - 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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