Dry, gusty winds spark fire concern for weekend

Dry gusty winds, unseasonably warm temperatures and the prolonged absence of autumn rains will create dangerous fire conditions in North Bay mountains this weekend, authorities …
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Source: Press Democrat

Santa Rosa to open temporary fire station in Fountaingrove

The Tubbs fire consumed not just Santa Rosa’s newest fire station atop Fountaingrove but also the former neighborhood station on Parker Hill Road, leaving the …
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Source: Press Democrat

Sonoma County family poses for Christmas photo in front of burned out home

When Christmas comes to the Havstad family, it means matriarch Debbie Havstad’s breakfast of monkey bread and quiche (she serves fresh fruit, too, but no …
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Source: Press Democrat

A family tradition: Viewing neighborhood holiday lights

Lynn Schaefer almost skipped the Christmas lights this year.While the Tubbs fire spared her Banyan Street neighborhood in Coffey Park, it leveled 1,000-plus nearby homes. …
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Source: Press Democrat

Sonoma Raceway raises more than $72,000 for fire relief

Sonoma Raceway raised over $72,600 with its Laps of Appreciation fundraiser for Wine Country wildfire relief. NASCAR contributed $10,000 of the earnings alongside Save Mart’s …
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Source: Press Democrat

2nd Bay Area swimmer bit by sea lion

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on sea lion attacks on swimmers in San Francisco Bay (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A swimmer bitten by a …
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Source: Press Democrat

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA. …
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Source: Press Democrat

Winds temporarily calm on lines of Southern California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA — Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but …
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Source: Press Democrat

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to …
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Source: Press Democrat

Mendocino County Today: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Thomas Fire; Singley Cattlepass; Courthouse Opposition; Naked Emperor; Class K; Little Dog; Eureka Crisis; Branscomb Earthquake; Counting Homeless; Yesterday’s Catch; Abalone Problems; Size Limits; Water Management; Replacement Costs; Pharma Repubs; Idiocracy; Intellectuals; California Utilities; Foodshed News; Witnessing Evil; Neutrality Gone; Weed Fortress; Gathering Courage; Ten Plagues; America Today; Blower Initiative;…
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Source: Anderson Valley Advertiser

No wrecking ball for this demolition project

The demolition of a downtown Santa Rosa building is underway to make room for a boutique hotel, but don’t expect to see any wrecking balls …
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Source: Press Democrat

Santa Rosa gets court order to clean up property destroyed in wildfire

Santa Rosa got a court order Wednesday to force the cleanup of the only property in the city destroyed in the October wildfires whose owner …
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Source: Press Democrat

SMART train braces for sales tax revenue drop after wildfires

Anticipating a drop in sales tax revenues as economic activity slowed following the October firestorms, the North Bay’s fledgling commuter rail line is bracing for …
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Source: Press Democrat

State to review county’s wildfire alert system

Responding to a request from Sonoma County supervisors, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will conduct a review of the way residents were notified of …
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Source: Press Democrat

2 hurt in building collapse at Santa Rosa construction site

A building under construction near Coddingtown Mall collapsed early Thursday afternoon, trapping two workers for a short time under debris and sending both to the …
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Source: Press Democrat

Suspect in Charlottesville car attack faces new 1st-degree murder charge

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally this summer in Charlottesville …
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Source: Press Democrat

Consent to kids at heart of gay Hawaii couple's child support case

KANEOHE, Hawaii — Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple fighting over child support in a closely watched case agreed Thursday that consent to having a …
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Source: Press Democrat

8th planet found in faraway solar system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines …
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Source: Press Democrat

California police bust multimillion-dollar pot 'fortress'

LOS ANGELES — Police in Southern California raided a weed “fortress” on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an operation they believe was …
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Source: Press Democrat

Dining with Attila the Hun

In the fourth and fifth centuries an invasion of nomadic tribes exploded out of the steppes of Central Asia into Europe throwing the Roman Empire into disarray and eventually destroying it. The Huns arrived in Europe around 370 and settled in modern-day Hungary. Their appearance forced the resident Visigoths, Ostrogoths…
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Source: Anderson Valley Advertiser

Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

AVUSD News; Combustible California; Class K; Arson Suspect; Father’s Advice; Grants Available; Debris Removal; Irmulco; MCDH Awarded; Tree; Quiz Night; Little Dog; Ed Notes; Yesterday’s Catch; Tax Base; Social Security; Criminal Administrations; Gall; Antisocial Media; Geese; Confederate Lie; Dangerous Stupidity; Eisenhower Quote; Christmas Competition
Read More: Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Source: Anderson Valley Advertiser

Santa Rosa police: Uptick in South Park gang graffiti could lead to violence

A struggle for territory between rival gangs is behind a spate of vandalism in Santa Rosa’s South Park neighborhood, a trend police say could presage …
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Source: Press Democrat

Supervisors sign off on new housing measures for October fire victims

Sonoma County supervisors have signed off on more efforts to help house residents displaced by the October wildfires, approving a package of measures to expand …
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Source: Press Democrat

Home sales jump in November

Sonoma County’s fire-ravaged housing market last month posted the most sales for November in 13 years, even as the median price rose slightly to a …
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Source: Press Democrat

Wooden stars bring message of hope to fire-ravaged neighborhoods

The night the Tubbs fire tore through Fountaingrove, Jennafer Carlin Rosset couldn’t sleep. The smoke and wind was making her anxious and as the power …
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Source: Press Democrat

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