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Santa Rosa teen sexually harassed by older man at bus stop

A 14-year-old girl was harassed by an older man who made explicit sexual advances as she continuously said no at a bus stop in Santa Rosa Monday morning, police said. The girl reported the incident to police after the man came up to her around 7:30 a.m. as she waited for a bus at the intersection of

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 17:19:00

Another sex abuse lawsuit filed against Hanna Boys Center, Santa Rosa Diocese

Another former resident of the Hanna Boys Center is suing the Catholic organization that serves at-risk boys, claiming the agency failed to protect him from being sexually abused by a female staff member. Alleged Hanna Boys Center sex abuse victim says teacher witnessed molestation The now 18-year

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 20:33:00

Santa Rosa Symphony String Quintet, Sept. 23

Hear a lively performance by the Santa Rosa Symphony's String Quintet on Saturday, September 23 at 12:30-1:15 p.m. at the Guerneville Regional Library, 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd. or at the Sebastopol Regional Library from 2:15-3 p.m. on the same day. This free performance will feature a wide array of

SONOMAWEST.COM - 2017-09-19 21:18:00

Marin County cannabis-delivery ordinance scheduled for final hearing in November

After a torrent of feedback on Marin County's proposed ordinance to allow delivery-only medicinal cannabis business, the county pushed the final hearing back at least a month. The county already banned other types of cannabis business. "The county is committed to providing a way for patients in chro


Founder of $283M biotech fund charged with investment fraud

Two men were indicted Monday by a federal grand jury in San Francisco on charges related to an investment-fund of nearly $283 million in a scheme that emphasized biotech companies, according to the Dept. of Justice. G. Steven Burrill was charged with wire fraud, investment adviser fraud and tax evas


Winesong raises over $700K for Mendocino Coast District Hospital

The 33rd Winesong food and wine fundraiser pulled in more than $700,000 for Mendocino Coast District Hospital. Held on the Mendocino Coast on Sept. 8-9, the event includes a celebration of pinot noir - something the region is becoming increasingly known for in fine-wine circles - a grand tasting eve


Toys "R" Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization of $5B in long-term debt

Toys "R" Us, a giant toy-store chain with stores in Santa Rosa, San Rafael and Vallejo, filed for bankruptcy on Monday under Chapter 11, barely three months before the crucial retail holiday shopping season when most toys are purchased. An estimated 40 percent of the company's net sales come from th


Marin County resident tapped for CFO job

Jim Reinhart has been hired as chief financial officer of MrOwl, a free, digital internet search and sharing platform. Reinhart is a resident of Ross in Marin County. He comes to the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based company with more than 20 years of technology investment banking experience, according


Solano Co. vies for Amazon

Vallejo city officials to Amazon: "Hey, what about us?" Vallejo has upped its game and is preparing to convince Amazon why that city deserves to be the home of the online retail giant's second headquarters. Amazon announced Sept. 7 it plans to open another headquarters in North America and it is so


Sept. 23: Shining Bright in Cotati

Longtime Sonoma County musician Bobby Jo Valentine is known for his pop melodies and emotionally resonant lyrics, and his latest album, Maybe Stars, is no exception. The songwriter delves into his own personal path toward spiritual peace and weaves inspiring tales about following your dreams and lis

BOHEMIAN.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

3 notable Sonoma, Marin commercial real estate sales

A Marin County-based investor group purchased a 66,200-square-foot office building in downtown Santa Rosa for $12.4 million. The group, 851 Irwin Street, LLC, led by Richard Hall of Ross, purchased the Westamerica Bank-anchored building Aug. 10 for the equivalent of $187 a square foot. That's on the


Sept. 21: Musical Destination in Napa Valley

Napa Valley Wine Train's inaugural 'Rock the Rails' concert series is midway through a season of dynamic live performances paired with a round-trip tour aboard the train to a rotating winery venue. This month, the series moves to Grgich Hills Estate and presents superstar Sheila E in concert. The Ba

BOHEMIAN.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Infinity Bottling plans sizable Napa Valley facility to fill deepening wine industry need

A new sizable southern Napa Valley wine-bottling plant is gearing up to fill a deepening need in the North Coast. Custom-winemaking operations have been sprouting and expanding in the North Coast in recent years to slake the thirst of up-and-coming vintners to produce new brands. And mobile bottlers


Coroner: Santa Rosa children, 6 and 1, asphyxiated by father

Two young children found dead in their father's Santa Rosa apartment this past June suffered apparent asphyxiation at his hands, though just how he did it remains unknown, the Sonoma County Coroner's Office said Monday. Juliana Sofia Camara, 6, and her brother, 1-year-old Julian Camara, were found s

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 01:59:00

Kaiser nurses hold protest rally in Santa Rosa for more staffing

Dozens of Kaiser nurses held a rally Monday at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Rosa hospital as part of a one-day protest aimed at highlighting what nurses said was inadequate staffing to care for Kaiser's patient population. The protest, organized by the California Nurses Association, was one of 21 held

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 03:03:00

Sonoma County, Santa Rosa law enforcement seeking drone programs

Unmanned drones with high definition cameras could take flight in Sonoma County skies next year to help law enforcement track suspects and assist in search-and-rescue operations for both the Sheriff's Office and the Santa Rosa Police Department. But drones won't get off the ground at either agency u

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 01:03:00

State seizes SAFE-BIDCO, will liquidate Santa Rosa lender

State regulators seized troubled Santa Rosa-based SAFE-BIDCO late Monday and announced plans to liquidate the state-chartered nonprofit, which is devoted to helping small businesses obtain loans. The 36-year-old organization had been under scrutiny after a blistering state audit issued in April foun

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 02:31:00

Mexican Independence Day fiesta in Santa Rosa showcases culture, message of unity

Amid the dancing, singing, eating and children playing at a Mexican Independence Day fiesta Sunday in Santa Rosa, there was a message of unity and hope, despite the unease over President Donald Trump's strong anti-immigration views. Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore set the tone early in a bilingu

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 04:37:00

CrimeBeat Q&A: How do police take care of their mental health?

The death of 6-year-old Juliana Camara and 19-month-old Julian Camara at the hands of their father, who then took his own life, shocked the city. Santa Rosa police and Sonoma County sheriff's deputies who responded also were affected by the trauma of finding the three bodies in a Salter Street apart

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-20 00:03:00

See a low-flying helicopter today? Here's why

A Pacific Gas and Electric helicopter will fly just a few hundred feet above Cotati, Santa Rosa and Windsor Wednesday to survey the impact of dead trees. The flight is part of a week-long effort to assess the fire and public safety risk dead trees pose to power lines in Mendocino and Sonoma counties

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-20 16:31:00