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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

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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Source: Press Democrat

Judge says surprise Rohnert Park classroom visit caused ‘reasonable fear’

A judge found the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District violated state labor laws when two board trustees popped into a union leader’s classroom for a …
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Source: Press Democrat

Bay Area babysitter arrested in sex assault of 4-year-old girl

SUNNYVALE — A man and woman suspected of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl were arrested Thursday, according to the Department of Public Safety. Blanca Torres …
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Source: Press Democrat

Wife of Bay Area man killed in Barcelona attack seeks last person who saw him alive

LOS ANGELES — The wife of the only American killed in last week’s Barcelona attack says she’s trying to find a waiter who may have …
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Source: Press Democrat

Smith: Former Analy soccer star prepares for risky surgery

Olivia Weber welcomes prayers and good thoughts as the 2008 graduate of Sebastopol’s Analy High nears a surgical procedure nearly out of science fiction.At 26, …
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Source: Press Democrat

Highway 101 traffic snarled by overturned trailer near Cotati

A camper trailer towed by a truck overturned on southbound Highway 101 between Cotati and Petaluma late Monday afternoon, snarling traffic on both sides of …
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Source: Press Democrat

Petaluma police arrest 3 after pursuit

Three men were arrested early Monday on suspicion of fleeing police after causing a disturbance outside a Petaluma convenience store.About 12:40 a.m., police officers responded …
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Source: Press Democrat

1 dead, 7 missing in Italy quake

ROME — The latest on an earthquake that hit the Italian resort island of Ischia (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Different seismological agencies are reporting …
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Source: Press Democrat

Bay Area man charged in fatal shooting of firefighter

SAN JOSE — A San Jose man has been charged in the shooting of two off-duty Oakland firefighters that killed one. The Mercury News reports …
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Source: Press Democrat

LA Times lays off top editors, managers

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times ousted its editor-publisher and several other top newsroom executives Monday in what its parent company said was a …
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Source: Press Democrat

Parents killed, kids injured in New York hiking accident

When William and Amanda Green took their two boys on a weekend outing, they headed for the Zoar Valley Gorge, a rugged area not far …
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