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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

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-10-17 05:35:00

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.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-10-17 17:15:00

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

NBC BAY AREA - 2018-10-16 16:29:09

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.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-10-17 15:11:00

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.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-10-16 16:11:01

2 armed holdups in west Santa Rosa

Detectives suspect the same man was involved in both holdups, which happened Saturday and Sunday in the area of Stony Point Road and Dutton Avenue, detective Sgt. Josh Ludtke said Monday.


Deputy Rescues Owl Struck By Car In Marin County

The deputy from the Marin County Sheriff's Office was working in the community of Bolinas, just south of Point Reyes Station, when he spotted a car in the middle of the road with its flashers on. The deputy stopped to check on the vehicle and saw an owl in the road.

PATCH - 2018-10-17 19:52:50

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

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - 2018-10-16 21:14:00

Wine of the week: Longboard Vineyards, 2015 Dakine Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County Merlot

It’s just possible that “Sideways,” the 2004 American comedy that dissed merlot, could have been its saving grace.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-10-17 00:41:00

Public safety power shut off only reached 415 Sonoma County residents

In a rare, preemptive public safety power shut-off, around 415 PG&E customers in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County were without power from Sunday evening late into Monday after weather reports predicted strong wind gusts and high fire danger for the area.Customers in Windsor, Cloverdale, Healdsb

SONOMAWEST.COM - 2018-10-16 22:26:00

Mega Millions fever hits San Jose liquor store

"I'd want to put the money to good use. Obviously, a vacation would be kind of nice," said Carr.

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-10-17 00:30:57

Wait grows longer for Santa Rosa pot businesses

A proposal to eliminate several city positions that would help implement Santa Rosa’s cannabis ordinance is drawing scrutiny from the City Council and marijuana businesses as the city grapples with a backlog of applications to open new pot stores.Facing a projectedbudget shortfall of about $14.9 mil


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.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-10-16 16:01:00

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

PATCH - 2018-10-15 21:22:24

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


Update: Stolen generator investigation led to pursuit, crash into Bodega Bay home Sunday

Sonoma County sheriff's deputies were pursuing a Honda Pilot they suspected was involved in a rash of generator thefts from Sonoma Coast campgrounds when they crashed into a Bodega Bay home, setting it on fire Sunday morning, a sheriff's sergeant said.The Honda was stolen in the Santa Cruz area and

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - 2018-10-15 21:00:00

CHP: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after struck by hit-run driver on Sonoma Coast

An initial crash report indicated a driver in a truck pulling a trailer hit the rider, possibly with a side mirror, and kept going. The vehicle could be missing its side mirror.


20 things people who grew up in 1960s Sonoma County will remember

If you were lucky enough to grow up here, the people, places and events of the era are likely etched into your memory.


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.