Santa Rosa fire victims continue to pack FEMA center

The line moved steadily but still grew Monday outside the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local assistance center in downtown Santa Rosa as people streamed …
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Vintners press for property access

Grape growers and winemakers looked to gain access to their properties Monday to salvage fruit still on the vine and keep fermentation from going awry …
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Source: Press Democrat

Displaced by fire, residents scramble for new housing

Soot and ash are still settling over Sonoma County’s housing market, but real estate brokers and lenders contend the fiery destruction of a few thousand …
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Source: Press Democrat

North Bay could see rain this week, forecasters say

A respite of rain expected to move into the area Thursday night will be a change for firefighters after a week of devastating fires across …
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Source: Press Democrat

Water tanker driver dies in Oakville Grade crash

A 38-year-old man helping firefighters battling flames in the hills above the Napa Valley died Monday morning when his large water truck left the Oakville …
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Source: Press Democrat

Authorities issue alert on price gouging in fire areas

Jeff Nyholm, an evacuee from Larkfield, wasn’t in a position to be choosy Friday about accommodations in the midst of a fiery catastrophe engulfing Sonoma …
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Fountaingrove woman’s rescue begins with cry: ‘Your gown is on fire!’

Susan Moore is a community dynamo quick to mobilize her huge network of friends to improve Roseland kids’ access to college-prep education and to press …
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Source: Press Democrat

LIVE UPDATES: More Sonoma County fire evacuees allowed to go home

Here’s the latest news on the fires in Sonoma County and surrounding areas.5 p.m.The following evacuations have been lifted effective immediately:Highway 128 between River Rock …
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Source: Press Democrat

Interpreter keeps deaf community informed during local wildfire crisis  

When you tune into the news coverage of the North Bay Wildfire briefings, you are bound to see her. She’s the one in the glasses …
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Source: Press Democrat

Faith grows stronger in Sonoma County churches in the face of adversity

Kathleen Fidler said she came Sunday morning to St. Francis Solano Catholic Church in Sonoma to praise God for keeping friends and family safe and …
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Source: Press Democrat

LIVE UPDATES: More victims ID'd; some evacuations lifted; weather helps firefight

Here’s a quick look at the latest fire news from Sonoma County and the surrounding North Bay, including Mendocino, Lake and Napa counties and elsewhere.6:34 …
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Source: Press Democrat

WE ARE WATCHING FOR GOUGERS

Some residents in Sonoma County have reported being overcharged for products and services. According to California Penal Code, Section 396, raising the price of many …
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Source: Press Democrat

Sonoma County school closures updated

Nearly half of Sonoma County schools will remain closed this week, one week after fires filled North Bay skies with thick smoke and forced school …
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Source: Press Democrat

4 more local fire victims ID'd

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of four more victims of deadly fires that swept through Sonoma County a week ago and …
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Source: Press Democrat

Smoke from fires extends to San Diego in amazing satellite photo

A NASA satellite passing over California on Friday captured an arresting image: Smoke trailing from the Wine Country fire in Santa Rosa and Napa more …
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Source: Press Democrat

Heroes, survivors recount fiery night of horror

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Gino DeGraffenreid was about to jump back into his truck after loading a fleeing family into a police car when he …
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Source: Press Democrat

Santa Rosa homeless shelters in 'critical need' of food

Santa Rosa’s homeless shelters were in “critical need” of food, the city says. Food normally donated to the city’s shelters has been diverted to fire …
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Dog that stayed behind with goats during fire found safe

When a departure from Roland Hendel’s rural property off Franz Valley Road between Calistoga and Santa Rosa grew urgent due to the Tubbs fire, the …
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Source: Press Democrat

LIVE UPDATES: Fires in east Sonoma held but death toll rises to 40

Here’s a quick take on the latest news about the active fires in Sonoma County, plus news from Mendocino, Lake and other North Bay counties.7 …
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Source: Press Democrat

Gov. Brown in Santa Rosa today

Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris will be in Santa Rosa today to attend a private briefing with local leaders …
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Source: Press Democrat

Smith: Hope, humanity shine through the fires’ vast destruction

We’re all hearing them, the countless stories of horror and gratitude, abject sorrow and joy-amidst-tragedy, unfathomable loss and soaring generosity borne of the fusillade of …
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Source: Press Democrat

FEMA opens assistance center in Santa Rosa

More than 100 people lined up in downtown Santa Rosa before 9 a.m. Saturday seeking information and access to services at a newly established Federal …
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Source: Press Democrat

Sonoma County school closures announced

Nearly half of Sonoma County schools will attempt to reopen next week, one week after fires filled North Bay skies with thick smoke and forced …
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Source: Press Democrat

Are you a fire victim who needs supplies? Go to this massive giveaway

Santa Rosa Hydroponics has an easily recognizable two-sided LED billboard on Highway 101 near Todd Road.After owner Jason Barretta posted a message on it Monday …
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Source: Press Democrat

LeBaron: Killer fire sets Santa Rosa’s clock back decades

Three years ago, I wrote one of those anniversary pieces that columnists love so dearly. It marked 50 years since two devastating wildfires raged through …
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Source: Press Democrat

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