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Petaluma Kmart on McDowell Boulevard will remain open despite bankruptcy
After several years of unstable profits, the Sears corporation announced its plans to close 142 stores across the nation, including 10 in California. The Sears store that has stood in the Santa Rosa Plaza since the 1980s will be shuttered, with plans to offer a liquidation sale in the coming weeks.
Rohnert Park man arrested in string of armed robberies
A Rohnert Park man was in custody Wednesday morning, suspected of armed robberies in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, according to Santa Rosa police.
SWAT standoff that closed Stony Point Road ends in arrest of wanted man
Joseph Vicino, 35, became a suspect in a theft allegation about 4 p.m Tuesday at the property near Mecham Road, sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Crum said.
Police dog helps nab Napa motorcycle theft suspect at a Sonoma casino
A Sonoma County sheriff's canine team helped arrest a Napa man Friday on suspicion of stealing a motorcycle in San Francisco, sheriff's officials said.Deputies were alerted to the 2005 BMW motorcycle with a stolen vehicle recovery system around 5 p.m. on the second floor of a parking garage at the G
Sears store in Santa Rosa to close amid bankruptcy filing
Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday and announced plans to shut down 142 unprofitable stores near the end of the year, including its store in Santa Rosa Plaza.The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the American retail landscape can rem
Santa Rosa backs purchase of ‘luxe’ apartments for middle-income tenants
Under the pending deal, the California Public Finance Authority would buy the Annadel apartments on Jennings Avenue using public bonds. A purchase price has not been disclosed for the more than 380-unit complex, owned by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Wolff Co. The property’s most recent assessed value i
CEO for Petaluma homelessness agency shifts to top spot of Habitat for Humanity
“Habitat for Humanity’s mission and vision are among the most compelling on earth. I feel incredibly fortunate at this important juncture to scale-up Habitat’s innovative, cost-efficient housing construction like the Sonoma Wildfire Cottage initiative”, said Johnson. “This pilot project is going to
Speed Limits, They Are A-Changin' In Rohnert Park
"All signage is in place, and violations will be enforced," police said.
Petaluma loses another legendary Leghorn
During their prime in the late 1940s through the mid-1950s, Leghorn players dominated Argus-Courier and Press Democrat sports pages. Sadly, today there names are chronicled in the Life Tributes section.
PG&E Worker Injured in Hit and Run in Santa Rosa: CHP
ShutterstockAt least one PG&E worker was injured in a hit and run in Santa Rosa on Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.The incident occurred a little after 4 p.m. and involved minor injuries. The CHP said the worker was inside their parked vehicle when it was hit.No further
No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M
Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Late incident alert raises concerns of campus security - The Oak Leaf
“After the police officers came to the scene, there should have been an immediate alert sent out to faculty, staff and students to inform us to avoid that area or be cautious when leaving classes or going to cars, because there are possibly armed robbers on campus!” Williams said.
Missing man found dead in Santa Cruz Mountains; homicide suspected
The body of Bernardo Rodas was reported Saturday afternoon in the 5000 block of North Rodeo Gulch Road, a narrow rural road two miles east of Scotts Valley, a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. He had been reported missing by his family on Wednesday.
Suspect Found In Pursuit Ending With Deputy's Fiery House Crash
SONOMA COUNTY, CA – The subject of a law-enforcement pursuit Sunday morning, that ended with a deputy being seriously injured after his patrol vehicle crashed into a Bodega Bay house, causing both the home and car to burst into flames, was arrested, along with two others, later that day after he lef
Power coming back in Lake, Napa counties
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Longtime Petaluma Mexican favorite Mi Pueblo El Centro does not disappoint
Petaluma is awash with hip new restaurants. It’s great for the local dining scene, bringing new flavors and diversity to the city. But at many of these spots, tiny, albeit exquisitely decorated, plates can run $15 a piece, and a dinner for two with drinks can easily add up to $100 tab.
Robber in Halloween mask robs east Santa Rosa store
Wearing a Halloween mask and acting like he was armed, a robber early Tuesday held up an east Santa Rosa convenience store, according to Santa Rosa police.
Thousands still in the dark in Lake, Napa counties
About 2,400 Lake County customers and 2,050 in Napa County remained out of power Tuesday morning, according to PG&E. The 415 customers in Sonoma County included in the planned outage were back online Monday night.
How GEDmatch.com became tool to solve crimes, including NorCal rapist case
LAKE WORTH, Fla. — On Halloween night in 1996, a man in a skeleton mask knocked on the door of a house in Martinez, California, handcuffed the woman who greeted him and raped her. Two weeks later, he called the dental office where she worked. Investigators tried to track him down through phone recor
PG&E to cut power to 17,000 customers in Sonoma, Lake, Napa counties
Pacific Gas & Electric plans to shut off power for about 17,000 customers in Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties s later Sunday as part of a new effort from the utility to help prevent wildfires from starting during periods of particularly dangerous weather.