Hands off marine sanctuaries, top Democrats and drilling foes tell Trump

SAUSALITO — Top Democratic Party leaders, environmentalists and fishermen Wednesday gathered here in a show of united opposition to President Donald Trump’s order to review …
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Volunteers fix up unclaimed Petaluma bicycles, then donate them

When Petaluma police find lost unregistered bikes, they’re taken into evidence while owners are sought, but after 90 days those not involved in criminal cases …
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Lake County sheriff’s deputy dies following crash

A Lake County sheriff’s deputy known for his charisma and ability to mentor new deputies died Tuesday night after apparently suffering a medical emergency and …
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Ukiah arrest after high-speed chase in stolen car

Ukiah police on Tuesday arrested a 29-year old transient man who allegedly led officers on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen car before crashing into …
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In-home care provider suspected of stealing from 2 elderly people

Petaluma police arrested an in-home care provider on suspicion of stealing roughly $3,000 combined from two elderly people who employed her services.Lisa Chavez, 50, 0f …
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Meth, marijuana and a gun were found by a Sheriff’s dog inside a car driving down Highway 101

Two Idaho residents were arrested late Tuesday by a Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy whose police dog found large amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana, and a …
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California woman feared husband who killed her, took son

SANTA MARIA — A California woman seeking divorce from her husband had fled to a shelter several times before he shot her to death and …
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Dutch police detain driver of Spanish van near cancelled gig

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number …
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Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

NEW YORK — Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists’ right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a …
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Letters (Aug. 23, 2017)

I would like to share my observations and thoughts on revamping the responses of our city to the homeless problem. In reading the minutes of your committee from 6/21, I disagree that our local homeless problem stems from poverty or lack of housing.
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Source: Anderson Valley Advertiser

The Settler Killers

The preliminary hearing in the gang-murder of Laytonville pot pharmer Jeffery Settler last November got underway last Monday, but most of the first day was taken up with pleas from three of the seven defendants. Zachary Wuester, Gary “Giggles” Fitzgerald, and Said “Richie” Mohamed who each pled to nine years…
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The Bullfight

On these dusty grounds, every year more than 30,000 fighting bulls are publicly beaten, pierced by gaffs, dragged by the neck with a rope, burnt alive by tar bullets, and beheaded in the midst of a great revelry. There is no longer a bloodthirsty God presiding over this carnage who…
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Mendocino County Today: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Lively Supes; Keegan Miracles; Gore Movie; Sharing Info; Local Reporting; Canning Ruffing; Special Meeting; Neighbor Wildberger; Indigent Felons; River of Time; Flowers; Settler Hearing; Yesterday’s Catch; American Eclipse; Little Dog; Crescent Sun; Fuzzy Astronomer; Outnumbered; Library Events; Susie Blackeye; Planning Agenda; 3:16 AM
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Source: Anderson Valley Advertiser

Bird’s Eye View (Aug. 23, 2017)

I must express utter dismay at the failure of my column to appear in last week’s print issue of the AVA. – it was visible in the on-line version at www.theava.com. I received numerous phone calls and emails expressing concern and disappointment at this development. The ‘Powers-that-Be’ were unavailable for…
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The Marketplace & Enforcement

It seems Mendocino County is unaware that state resource agencies are charged under state legislation legalizing marijuana to actually enforce state resource laws. These are basic laws that prevent environmental degradation on all lands, illegal water diversion and discharge, illegal or “moonscape” grading, illegal timber harvests, illegal use of pesticides…
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Little Rivers Of Time

Thanks to three separate repair projects, driving north from Cloverdale on Highway 128 is a joy that lasts almost forever. Eleven miles, dead stop. Five miles, dead stop. Four hundred yards, then slow, slower, bang, you’re dead!
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Source: Anderson Valley Advertiser

Sweetcorn Diplomacy

Saturday morning we showed at the Ukiah farm about seven o’clock to start picking sweetcorn. The market starts at nine. No matter how tasty your sweetcorn is, it’s always better harvested that morning, as the sugars turn to starch over time. At first I planned on dropping off the corn…
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Source: Anderson Valley Advertiser

A Hostile Takeover Of Emergency Services

THE SUPES VOTED 3-1 TUESDAY to proceed with the privatization of county dispatch services and inland ambulance services. The beneficiariary of the county’s latest give away will be the global Danish ambulance and medical services giant, the Falck Group. SUPERVISOR John McCowen wisely tried to convince his fellow Supervisors (Gjerde…
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Off the Record (Aug. 23, 2017)

WAS RUFFING PUSHED or did she jump? I’m guessing the Fort Bragg City Manager was pushed then, assured of a soft landing onto a cash-stuffed mattress, jumped. It would have gone like this: “Look, Linda, if you’ll leave voluntarily we’ll bump your pay up so you’ll make almost as much…
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Source: Anderson Valley Advertiser

Hope for Sonoma County’s homeless crime victims

Lela Jones didn’t seem interested in help when she was addicted to drugs and living on Santa Rosa’s Homeless Hill.Things changed when her best friend …
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Federal government awards Petaluma Health Center $250K for health care quality improvements

Before the first patient walks into the Petaluma Health Center every morning at 8:30, Dr. Danielle Oryn dons her “clinical informatics officer” hat and huddles …
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Spreckels yanks KKK-themed play

The repercussions following the Aug. 12 clash between white nationalist protesters and counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, have reached the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert …
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Dozens injured in Philadelphia train crash

PHILADELPHIA — A one-car commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, buckling the floors of both cars and …
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Monthlong Santa Rosa drug investigation ends in 2 arrests

A Santa Rosa man remained in the Sonoma County Jail Tuesday suspected of drug sales and gun possession following a monthlong drug investigation, according to …
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Tell us: How’s your commute?

Do you have a long commute to work every day? We want to hear about it. Tell us where you commute to and from every …
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