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Body found in Eel River identified as Santa Rosa man

Human remains found in the Eel River last week have been identified as belonging to Santa Rosa resident Bruce Allen Thompson, 52, who disappeared mid-November after visiting a sister in Eureka, authorities said.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-12-15 01:09:00

Accidental Commercial Fire Leaves $200K In Damages: Santa Rosa FD

SANTA ROSA, CA — A painting contractor's equipment, supplies and personal items were destroyed in a two-alarm fire early Friday in Santa Rosa. Crews with the Santa Rosa Fire Department responded at about 6:20 a.m. to the blaze in a commercial building at 1840 Burbank Ave. in the Roseland area, accor

PATCH - 2018-12-15 02:15:00

Kaiser patients complain about lengthy waits for mental health therapy

| Updated 45 minutes ago. Time and again, Jessica Held called Kaiser’s mental health department in Santa Rosa pleading for help. Feelings of severe anxiety and depression would weigh on her, but weren’t yet at alarming heights. In those moments, she didn’t want to harm herself or others, although sh

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-12-15 15:37:00

Where to get handcrafted gifts for your loved ones in Sonoma County

Upstairs Art Gallery is having an open house on Saturday with plenty to peruse for the people on your holiday list. Featured artists include Healdsburg raku ceramicist Joann Cassady, Sebastopol glassmaker Branka Harris and Santa Rosa clay crafter Karen Norton. Shoppers can see and touch all of the g

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-12-15 01:05:00

Napa man sentenced to consecutive life terms for raping, mutilating girl

SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Dana Simonds Friday morning sentenced a Napa man to consecutive life terms in prison for sexually assaulting a girl under age 14 in Bodega Bay last year.

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - 2018-12-14 21:29:00

109-year-old Santa Rosa man appears in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! video

His 15 minutes of well-deserved fame continues for Santa Rosa’s oldest man, 109-year-old Art Janssen. Just weeks after Janssen appeared in the Hollywood Christmas Parade as a guest of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! he stars in new a video produced by Ripley Entertainment, Inc.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-12-15 03:01:00

Damages sought from Santa Rosa residents over San Francisco collision

SAN FRANCISCO – Two San Francisco residents are seeking damages from Santa Rosa residents over a collision in San Francisco. Alex Greemann and Quincy Freeman filed a complaint on Dec. 4 in the San Francisco Superior Court against Katrina Schaaf Inch, James Charles Nystrom, Carolyn Nystrom and Does 1

NORCALRECORD.COM - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Police consider charges against Camp Fire cleanup worker who posted 'reprehensible' photos

REDDING, Calif. – Police in California say they will pursue criminal charges against a cleanup worker who posted photos of himself in properties destroyed in a wildfire that some are calling disrespectful.

USA TODAY - 2018-12-16 02:09:00

S.F. firefighter killed in Santa Rosa crash; had worked in Marin

By Randi Rossmann and Andrew Beale/The Press Democrat. A San Francisco firefighter who recently helped battle the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County was killed early Wednesday morning in a head-on collision on Occidental Road west of Santa Rosa that also left another driver in critical condition.

MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL - 2018-12-14 04:26:49

Man sentenced for murder on Santa Rosa street, attempted murder in theater

SANTA ROSA (BCN) - A Bay Area man was sentenced in Sonoma County Superior Court Thursday morning for a fatal stabbing on a Santa Rosa street and an attempted murder stabbing in a Santa Rosa movie theater in 2016.

BAYINSIDER - 2018-12-13 21:56:00

Risk Of Flooding, Mudflows Remains In Sonoma County Burn Areas

SONOMA COUNTY, CA — With heavy rain in the forecast for Sunday, Santa Rosa and Sonoma. County officials are again alerting residents in wildfire burn areas about the risk of flash flooding and debris and mudflows. Areas affected by the Nuns, Tubbs and Pocket fires have seen substantial improvement a

PATCH - 2018-12-15 02:51:00

Santa Rosa woman seriously hurt after Napa County bicycle crash

A Santa Rosa woman was biking at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday outside Calistoga when she lost control and crashed onto the road, law enforcement says. Rachel Melick, 35, was riding along Franz Valley north of Petrified Forest Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. Melick, who was wearing a helmet,

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - 2018-12-13 16:48:00

Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails Reported In Petaluma, Santa Rosa

SONOMA COUNTY, CA — Police in both Petaluma and Santa Rosa responded to calls from multiple schools and businesses Thursday who reported receiving emails stating there was a bomb in their building that would detonate at the end of the day if a payment made via Bitcoin was not received.

PATCH - 2018-12-14 00:25:00

Body found in Eel River identified as missing Santa Rosa man

On Tuesday, an autopsy was performed on human remains found in the South Fork of the Eel River in Piercy on Dec. 5, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office announced in a Wednesday news release.

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-12-13 01:19:16

11% more Sonoma County airline passengers so far this year

See Sonoma County airport data from previous months. Passenger traffic in and out of Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport remained flat in November, though the year-to-date figures are running 11.4 percent ahead of 2017, the facility announced Friday.


Construction starting soon on Marriott hotel in Santa Rosa near Railroad Square

The developer of a five-story Marriott hotel planned for the eastern side of Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square expects to break ground in the next few weeks and open in early 2020.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-12-13 23:39:00

California utilities regulators to discuss planned power blackouts in Santa Rosa

State utility regulators will meet Friday morning in Santa Rosa for a public discussion about standards to limit the impacts of emergency power shut offs in extreme weather on seniors, the disabled and those who require life-support devices.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-12-14 02:35:00

Bay Area forecast: Weekend storm to deliver widespread rain, big waves

The second and more powerful of a pair of storms marching toward Northern California is expected to deliver widespread rain Sunday to the Bay Area and create hazardous conditions along the shorelines, with an increased risk of rip currents and likely the biggest waves of the year.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-14 16:07:08

San Francisco firefighter killed in Santa Rosa car crash

SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Francisco firefighter was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on collision west of Santa Rosa, fire officials said on Twitter. Steven Pacatte, 34, was driving a Chevrolet Silverado truck east on Occidental Road near Piezzi Road in heavy fog around 5:30 a.m. when he passed a gar

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-12-13 07:00:00

7 amazing SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, Dec. 14-16

Sure, the news is crazy these days, the traffic is terrible and the world’s best basketball player suspects that the moon landing was faked. But none of that matters! Well, OK, it matters, but the weekend is upon us and it’s time to put it all behind you and have fun. So here are seven ways to enjoy

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-13 14:30:09