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5 perfect hikes in Sonoma County

For more stories like this, check out The Chronicle's weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. At the north end of Salt Point State Park, a strange “whooshing sound” snapped the hikers’ attention to the ocean at Horseshoe Cove.


The Best Winery Patios in Sonoma and Napa

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VIDEO: Woman dragged by San Francisco Muni train after getting hand caught in door

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The state is now investigating what lead to a woman's hand getting stuck in a Muni train door. ABC7 obtained video by the San Francisco Examiner of the incident that injured the Muni rider.


Sonoma Residents Call For Boycott of Several Anti-LGBT Businesses

A group of Sonoma residents is calling for a boycott of several businesses to protest the anti-LGBT and other conservative opinions of their new owners. The Facebook-based group is protesting the social media postings made over several years by Ken and Stacy Mattson of Piedmont and their real estate


Boyes Hot Springs house hit by falling utility pole

A utility pole crashed into a home in Boyes Hot Springs on Friday afternoon, but damage was minor and no one was injured. Cynthia Sanchez said it “felt like an earthquake.”


February rains inflicted $23 million in damage to Sonoma County roads

Sonoma County roads were hit by 110 landslides and slipouts due to the February storms. Some of the worst cases are listed here:. Stewarts Point-Skaggs Spring Road — Buried by slide of more than 12,000 cubic yards of debris. Open only for emergency vehicles.


Prosecutors say, child witnessed Milpitas woman murder 3-year-old grandson

MILPITAS (KRON) - Prosecutors have yet to say what caused a Milpitas woman to allegedly strangle her grandson to death, but they do say there was a witness. Foos Hashi made her first court appearance Friday afternoon since being arrested at her home earlier this week.


Search Ends For Hayward High School Student Feared Drowned Off Half Moon Bay

HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF) — The search for an 18-year-old high school senior from Hayward feared drowned in waters off Half Moon Bay has been concluded without his body being located.


Huge crowds expected to attend 4/20 smoke out celebration at Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Huge crowds are expected to attend Saturday's 4/20 smoke out celebration in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. City officials expect up to 20,000 people to converge on Hippie Hill for the annual event. That's about 10,000 less than last year.


Next Year’s 4/20 Celebrations In California Will Look A Lot More Legal

Next to the lemonade and gyros, California festival goers will soon be able to buy legal pot—a potential sales bonanza for local dispensaries and a boost to state tax revenues. But they’ll have to wait until next year’s 4/20, the informal holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, to buy weed outdoors.


SMART Train Board May Put Sales Tax Extension On 2020 Ballot

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Voters in Sonoma and Marin counties who approved a quarter-cent sales tax for 20 years in 2008 to pay for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit train and bike/pedestrian path may be asked next year to extend the tax another 20 years.


Police: Man stole car in St. Helena, ditched it in Napa, then ran inside a store's back door

A man stole a car in St. Helena, then tried to hide from police inside a Napa business, police say. A black Mitsubishi SUV was reported stolen in St. Helena around 12:45 p.m. and officials tracked it to the River Terrace Inn in Napa, according to Napa Police Department Sgt. Mike Wallund. The driver


Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes off the coast from Eureka, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 31 miles from Capetown, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.1 miles.


Craig Smith's Downtown Talk: Grand opening of new Napa skin studio

Monarch Skin Studio, at 1553 Second St., is hosting a grand opening celebration on April 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. This promises to be a casual and civilized affair, with soft music playing outside the entrance and a glass of bubbles and a taste of chocolate as part of your greeting.


Court Rules Against Trump’s Attempt to Block California Law Limiting Law Enforcement’s Cooperation With Immigration Authorities

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Sonoma developers face backlash over LGBTQ views

A newly prominent couple of Sonoma developers faced mounting backlash in the city this week after a series of anti-gay online posts made by the wife went viral. Read more here.


Napa Couple Arrested For Drug Possession, Child Endangerment

NAPA (CBS SF) – A Napa couple was arrested Wednesday for child endangerment when methamphetamine allegedly was found in a Napa residence where a three-month-old child was living, the Napa Special Investigations Bureau said Thursday.


420 deals, celebrations around the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The annual celebration of all things cannabis is basically the Black Friday of the marijuana industry. This is California's second year celebrating 420 with legal recreational marijuana available to anyone over 21 years old.