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Santa Rosa council sees housing, homelessness and budget discipline as 2019 priorities

Discussions were wide-ranging, frank and occasionally tense Thursday when the Santa Rosa City Council met to shape the city’s top legislative priorities. The special session called for greater focus on crafting a balanced budget, increasing housing density downtown and helping homeowners continue to


The Chinese New Year Celebration Saturday in Santa Rosa

The Santa Rosa celebration of the Chinese New Year is coming up tomorrow:. Nancy Wang, president of the Redwood Empire Chinese Association says the year of the boar will be great for many people:


Another Atmospheric River will bring heavy rain to Bay Area next week

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - If you thought we were done with all the rain, think again. Atmospheric River Part 2 is headed toward the Bay Area!. While Friday will be sunny and comfortable, you can expect increasing cloud cover with a chance of rain starting Sunday.


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Best breakfast in Santa Rosa: 25 favorite restaurants and cafes

It’s a given that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why not have it be the most delicious? Story here:


Newsom Orders More DNA Testing In Kevin Cooper Death Row Case

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that death-row inmate Kevin Cooper says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


INTERVIEW: The 28th Annual Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues Festival at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

The 28th Annual Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues Festival is this Friday through Sunday at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa, co-owner Daniel Dorsett describes how special this yearly event is and how excited people get, the different tattoo contests you can enter at the event, what advice he would


Arrest Made In Hit-And-Run That Injured Girl, 7: Santa Rosa PD

SANTA ROSA, CA — Santa Rosa police on Tuesday afternoon arrested a man suspected of a hit-and-run collision Saturday that injured a 7-year-old girl. The girl suffered minor injuries when she was struck by a dark-colored sedan around 5:15 p.m. in the area of Campoy Street and Louis Krohn Drive in sou


Readers: 28 things you should know before moving to Sonoma County

We asked readers what people should know before they move to Sonoma County. They responded with a range of answers, both positive and negative. Click through the gallery above to find out what you should know before moving to Sonoma County.


Tickets to go on sale for Willie Nelson’s Santa Rosa concert in May

Tickets for country music icon Willie Nelson’s May 7 concert at Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the arts will go on sale noon Friday, March 1. Nelson , who has performed at Luther Burbank Center before, last appeared in Santa Rosa last December to accept an award at the Emerald Cup event for


Elderly Man Found Dead After Fire Burns Santa Rosa Home

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — An elderly man was found dead in a single-family home west of Santa Rosa that caught fire Wednesday morning, a battalion chief said. The man’s body was found in the kitchen area of the single-story home in the 500 block of Duer Road between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, Windsor Fi


California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


Here are Oakland teachers' salaries compared to other Bay Area school districts

OAKLAND (KRON) - Money is one of the main reasons Oakland teachers are on strike. Bay Area housing costs are soaring -- and commutes are getting longer. Here's a look at teacher salaries in several other local school districts.


Barbecue ash determined to be cause of east Santa Rosa house fire

A pre-dawn house fire in east Santa Rosa that badly damaged a home Tuesday and burned an RV started from hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage bin, according to a Santa Rosa fire official Wednesday.


Union City police say James Logan student stabbed, school locked down

Union City police are investigating the stabbing of a student on campus at James Logan High School. The school is currently on lockdown while police search for the suspect. Stay with ABC7 News for updates on this developing story.


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


Beloved Bay Area musician Bobby Simmons dies after fall

Guy Arrostuto will never forget the gig he did with Bobby Simmons some 25 years ago at the long-defunct Redwood Inn. The place was packed and the tip jar had to have more than $100 by the second break, Arrostuto remembers.


Keysight Technologies 1Q revenue jumps 20%

Santa Rosa-based Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) posted strong gains across its core business areas for the fiscal first quarter, noting growth in its 5G wireless data and software sectors and that results surpassed its own earnings and revenue estimations.


Historic photos of Sonoma County life in 1959

In 1959, Sonoma County was slowly evolving from a sleepy farm community to a thriving urban center. The Coyote Dam was completed and the first Russian River water flowed from Santa Rosa faucets. Pacific Gas & Electric Company met resistance on the coast after announcing its plans to build a nuclear


Sonoma County housing program helps disabled homeless people get off the streets

Little Fawn Covey on Wednesday spent the first day living in her two-bedroom apartment south of Cloverdale, unpacking boxes and bags of donated dishes and furniture, after months of sleeping in tents, homeless shelters and RV campgrounds.