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Canine catches auto theft suspect at Graton Casino

The 43-year-old suspect, Timothy Miller, lost control of the bike and then took off running.


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.


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.


Highway 1 shut down near Bodega Bay after sheriff's deputy crashes during chase

The crash was first reported around 5:12 a.m. in the 600 block of state Highway 1 near Smith Brothers Road, the CHP said. The patrol unit was pursuing a vehicle when it crashed near a home, according to the CHP. The home was evacuated.


Arrests Made in Stabbings in Santa Rosa, Petaluma Over the Weekend

Brandon Puehse of Petaluma was arrested after stabbing a male victim early Saturday morning near 4th and B streets. Puehse had fled the area after the stabbing, but was located by officers a short while later with witnesses identifying him as the attacker. Puehse was arrested for assault with a dead


Petaluma man arrested in stabbing

Officers found a male victim with multiple stab wounds to his torso at 1:48 a.m. near 4th and B streets, according to a police statement. Witnesses gave police a description of the suspect, who was later located and identified as Brandon Puehse of Petaluma. Police said Puehse was carrying “the weapo


PG&E shuts off power, schools closed because of high winds, fire danger

CALISTOGA, Calif.- PG&E shut down power to 17,000 customers In Northern California because of the high wind and red flag fire conditions Sunday night.


Meet the 7 candidates vying for 3 seats on Petaluma City Council

Three seats are open on the Petaluma City Council this year, and with two incumbents out of the fray and a separate race for mayor, voters will have a significant role in shaping the political landscape of Sonoma County’s second-largest city.


Deputy's vehicle crashes into house, bursts into flames after chase in Sonoma County

It happened in Bodega Bay, Calif. around 5 a.m. According to a report, the deputy was searching for suspects involved in recent thefts in Bodega Bay. When the deputy spotted a vehicle believed to be involved in the crimes, authorities say the driver took off, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per h


Three vie to become next mayor of Petaluma

Teresa Barrett, a Petaluma councilwoman since 2007 who has embraced the progressive mantle, is facing off with Mike Harris, a three-term councilman with strong business backing who left the council after narrowly losing a 2014 bid for mayor. The candidates, who have historically stood on opposing si


Two men injured, third arrested in Santa Rosa stabbing

During the altercation, the assailant reportedly pulled out a knife, stabbing one of the victims numerous times in the upper body and cutting the other man on the left hand and torso.


Proposition 10: California’s rent-control ballot measure explained

You’ve probably heard plenty of conflicting messages about the merits of this statewide ballot measure, Proposition 10. To help you make sense of this complex debate and what it could mean for landlords and the nearly 6 million renters in California, we lay out the basics: the law that the measure w


Deputy Crashes Into Bodega Bay House During Pursuit

SONOMA COUNTY, CA – A Sonoma County deputy was hospitalized this morning after his pursuit of a speeding theft suspect ended with him crashing into a Bodega Bay home, causing the house and the patrol vehicle to catch fire, according to authorities.


Police: Two men arrested after reported theft at Napa drugstore

Napa Police reported the arrests of two East Bay men in connection with a theft from a CVS Saturday evening — the second theft reported at the drugstore in two weeks.Police received a 911 call at 5:38 p.m. from an employee of the store at 1558 Trancas St., reporting a man carrying a large bag out th


Sheriff's Vehicle Crash Sparks House Fire in Sonoma County

The crash occurred shortly after 5 a.m. in the 600 block of state Highway 1 near Smith Brothers Road, authorities said. A Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy was pursuing a vehicle suspected in recent thefts when he crashed into the home, according to the Sheriff's Office. The suspect vehicle was traveli


Novato district weighs potential elementary school closure

The Novato Unified School District is grappling with a decline in elementary school enrollment that could force the closure of a school.The district has formed a 24-member committee of educators and parents to evaluate the enrollment sizes of the district’s eight elementary schools and determine whe


Hwy 1 near Bodega Bay shut down in both directions after accident

Photo: Thera ButtaroBODEGA BAY (KRON) - Hwy 1 near Bodega Bay has been closed down in both directions on Sunday morning due to an accident involving a Sonoma County Sheriff patrol car.The officer involved suffers from minor injuries.The accident happened in the 600 block of Hwy 1, one mile north of


PG&E may shut down power for some Bay Area customers because of fire danger

PG&E said customers in the following counties could see their power turned off on Saturday night or Sunday: Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Sierra, Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Plumas, Calaveras and Amador.