North Coast burn ban starts July 1

Hot and dry weather conditions prompted Cal Fire officials Thursday to announce suspension of all permits for open fires in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Napa …
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Middle school girls get to learn about biology, physics and more at Tech Trek camp

While women have made academic gains over the decades, they continue to be under-represented in science, technology, engineering and math fields.The American Association of University …
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General Mariano Vallejo, founder of Sonoma, finally gets a proper memorial

General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo is finally getting his due in Sonoma with a statue that will grace the plaza and town he created more than …
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Alarm raised over future of California’s abalone fishery

A marine wildlife expert put California fish and game commissioners on notice Thursday that significant new restrictions in the abalone fishery — including more closures …
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Man escapes burning Petaluma home

The Petaluma Fire Department and four other agencies responded to a house fire Wednesday afternoon that ignited as the resident slept.When the first engine arrived …
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Source: Press Democrat

Police on the lookout for bad drivers in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa police will step up enforcement today in areas with high foot and bicycle traffic.Special attention will be given to motorists driving at excessive …
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Source: Press Democrat

Grass fire in Vallejo burns 'multiple' homes

VALLEJO — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Firefighters in the San Francisco Bay Area have reported that “multiple” homes …
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Source: Press Democrat

Felony charges filed in California beehive theft case

FRESNO — Authorities in Central California have filed felony charges in a criminal case that’s created a buzz in the beekeeping world. Prosecutors in Fresno …
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Source: Press Democrat

Slaying of 2 children, father's suicide followed years of disputes

A tumultuous relationship and six years of court battles over child support and custody were part of the backdrop leading up to the slaying of …
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Source: Press Democrat

Sonoma Raceway puts brakes on fan train from Central Valley

Overwhelmed by last-minute legal and insurance issues, Sonoma Raceway has canceled the special train that brought fans the last four years from the Central Valley …
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Source: Press Democrat

Discovery of mold at Sonoma West Medical Center halts surgeries

Mold spores, first discovered about a month ago under a hand-washing sink at Sonoma West Medical Center’s sterile processing area, has forced the financially strapped …
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Source: Press Democrat

Boot camp trains up future builders

Like a lot of home construction projects, the job quickly grew, requiring the replacement not only of a deck but of its foundation, too.But for …
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No, you didn’t feel it — USGS reports bogus 6.8 quake

LOS ANGELES — The only tremors from a reported major earthquake off the California coast came on the internet.Seismologists said Wednesday’s automatically generated report of …
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Source: Press Democrat

Santa Rosa police search for groping suspect

Police on Wednesday released a sketch of a man being sought on suspicion of groping a woman during an attempted robbery in a downtown Santa …
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Source: Press Democrat

Autopsies for slain children underway

Autopsies on two young Santa Rosa children were underway Wednesday morning to determine how their father killed them before hanging himself, according to a Santa …
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Source: Press Democrat

Arson suspect arrested in two Lake County fires

A Bay Area man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with two small wildland fires that broke out Sunday and Monday in …
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Source: Press Democrat

Two children hurt in suspected Lake County DUI crash

A 28-year-old Chico woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing in a parking lot and injuring two children, Lake County CHP officials …
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Source: Press Democrat

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to …
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Source: Press Democrat

Questions abound in Santa Rosa double homicide, suicide

Wrapped in her daughter’s blanket and drinking tea from a mug reading “I love you mom,” Connie Rodriguez Camara wrote a statement Tuesday morning to …
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Source: Press Democrat

Sale of former county hospital complex to developer advances

Sonoma County is moving ahead with the proposed sale of its sprawling former Santa Rosa hospital complex to a housing developer, advancing on Tuesday a …
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Source: Press Democrat

Lawsuit seeks to halt sale of Chanate Road hospital complex

A community activist has filed a lawsuit against the County of Sonoma seeking to halt the sale of the county’s old Chanate Road hospital complex.The …
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Source: Press Democrat

Bellevue school district aims to prepare more kids for kindergarten with early learning center

Having never attended preschool, the majority of children in the Bellevue Union School District enter kindergarten unprepared.Superintendent Alicia Henderson said about 70 percent of kindergarten …
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Source: Press Democrat

St. Francis Winery CEO Christopher Silva dies at 52

Christopher Silva, the Petaluma-born dynamo who left lawyering to become president of St. Francis Winery and steepen its ascent among Sonoma County’s finest purveyors of …
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Source: Press Democrat

Ex-Water Agency site to be sold for future housing project

Sonoma County supervisors agreed Tuesday to sell a vacant public property in west Santa Rosa to another county agency in order to make room for …
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Source: Press Democrat

Senior student mocks school's dress code with yearbook quote

WEST MILFORD, N.J. — A teenager has left a permanent mark on her long-running battle against her high school’s dress code. Eighteen-year-old West Milford High …
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Source: Press Democrat

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