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One dead, one injured in apparent shooting in Sonoma County field

Sonoma County sheriff's deputies found one person dead and a second critically injured in a field off River Road near Trenton-Healdsburg Road just outside Forestville on Friday evening. The discovery, about 7 p.m., came after a jogger reported hearing gunshots and seeing two men fall to the ground,

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-23 03:41:01

Court Rejects Immunity For Sonoma Deputy Who Shot Andy Lopez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court says there is ample evidence for a jury to conclude that a North Bay teenager carrying a toy gun did not pose an immediate danger to a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed him. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-22 19:14:00

Sonoma man receives CPR near Mokelumne River, dies at hospital

When the Clements Fire District was dispatched to the Mokelumne River day use area, near the fish hatchery, at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, firefighters found park rangers performing CPR on Aurelio Calderon, 42, of Sonoma, according to Fire Chief Dave Ingrum. Firefighters continued CPR until A

LODI NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-09-22 21:57:00

Highway 29 briefly closed in both directions near Old Sonoma Road at noon

Napa Police closed Highway 29 for a short time in both directions between First Street and Imola Avenue at noon Friday due to an incident on the Old Sonoma Road overpass. Public safety agencies responded to reports of a person on the Old Sonoma Road overpass railing. Napa Police closed Highway 29 fo

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - 2017-09-22 19:16:00

'Renters Week' rally on Sonoma Plaza

A pro-DACA rally drew a large crowd to Sonoma Plaza on September 8. Housing advocates will rally tonight (9/22) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the Plaza in support of national Renters Week of Action. The rally is being sponsored by the Sonoma Valley Housing Group and the Sonoma Valley chapter of the Golden

SONOMASUN.COM - 2017-09-22 17:35:27

Annadel Gap Vineyard in Sonoma Valley certified as Biodynamic; other North Bay business briefs

Annadel Gap Vineyard in the northern Sonoma Valley has been certified as Biodynamic by a third-party consultant, the Demeter Association. The grapes from the land go into wines for Westwood Estate in Sonoma. Under Biodynamic farming, crops are grown without chemicals in an attempt to have the vineya


High-income households nearly double in Sonoma County since 2010

The number of upper-income households in Sonoma County has nearly doubled since 2010, even as the share of county residents living in poverty has dropped back to pre-recession levels, according to new data that reveals a powerful shift in the local economy. Almost 18 percent of the county's househol

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-23 03:45:00

Optimism of the heart, pessimism of the intellect

This month's column was prompted by Katie Byrnes' article, 'Why the 1960s matter' in the Aug 21st edition of the Sonoma Sun column. It was a rather melancholy column that captured a mood that is in the air now. "It was an inspirational, luminous and searing time...The summer of love gave us unpreced

SONOMASUN.COM - 2017-09-23 12:52:20

120th Anniversary Party: The 2017 Vintage Festival

Since 1897 the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival has been celebrating Sonoma Valley community, spirit and local culture. California's oldest festival, the busy weekend has become a Sonoma tradition, with events and music centered around the Plaza. The three-day event is organized and staffed by a

SONOMASUN.COM - 2017-09-22 19:06:02

Being there for the immigrant community

This is the text of a speech made at the September 6 DACA rally held in response to President Trump's announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would be rescinded on March of 2018. Thank you for showing up in support of the immigrant community. I could use the five minutes I have

SONOMASUN.COM - 2017-09-22 17:03:37

School bond money; a Broadway crescendo; and a nonprofit Oscar

The Sonoma Valley School District board of trustees voted unanimously to approve a plan to spend the first chunk, $30 million, of the $120 million in Measure M bond revenue. The meeting room was packed to overflow; interest was high, fueled in part by Gary and Marcia Nelson's open letter to the comm

SONOMASUN.COM - 2017-09-22 12:30:12

Road paving, delays to continue next week

Road paving work will continue throughout the Sonoma Valley next week. Minor delays are anticipated on Arnold Drive next week, with night work anticipated to begin in October. Daytime delays are also anticipated on Boyes Blvd., Lovall Valley Road, and 5th Street West, continuing for several weeks. .

SONOMASUN.COM - 2017-09-22 12:10:58

Wally Lowry, former Sonoma State professor, Santa Rosa schools trustee, dies at 83

Wally Lowry co-founded the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University and he seemed to be everywhere that Sonoma County people gathered to serve and strengthen the community. For decades, the sociable and reliably cheerful Navy veteran and Stanford- and Berkeley-educated accountant donated l

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-22 02:05:01

Valley of the Moon Harvest Festival takes over Sonoma Plaza

Two footraces are again part of the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, in lengths of both 5 and 12 kilometers. Both races start at 8 a.m. and finish back at the starting line on Spain St. at Sonoma Plaza. The 5K course takes runners out and back to Ravenswood Winery while the 12K course continues

SONOMA INDEX TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 01:59:36

Sonoma student flees Caribbean hurricanes

(1 of )Maeve Greenberg snapped this photo as she took her place in line to board an Air Force cargo plane. Maeve Greenberg flew from Sonoma to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin earlier this month to start her second year of medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicin

SONOMA INDEX TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 01:59:36

10 music acts to grace Vintage Fest stages in Sonoma

The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is bringing a huge amount of free entertainment to the Plaza this weekend. The Sept. 22 to 24 weekend lineup features local and regional musicians, returning performers and new additions. The weekend's musical entertainment will be kicked off at the Opening N

SONOMA INDEX TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 22:01:04

Sonoma musician spotlight: Mark McGee

What if you went to a recording session and ended up meeting your soulmate in life and music? That's exactly what happened to Mark McGee that day in 1999 at SRS Studios in San Rafael when he showed up to record some guitar tracks with Nicole Sutton. The rest, they say, is history. But McGee's musica

SONOMA INDEX TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 22:01:03

Lego Club on Friday at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library

Kids will have tons of Legos and lots of space at the library to create, destroy, create again and, in general, play with Legos this Friday, Sept. 22. Clare O'Brien, youth services librarian says, "Playing with Legos develops creativity and fine motor skills. It builds confidence and increases prob

SONOMA INDEX TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 22:01:03

Sonoma 2017 People's Choice winners feted

The winners of the Index-Tribune's third annual Sonoma Valley People's Choice Awards gathered at Buena Vista Winery on Sept. 20 to honor this year's winners. Over the course of three weeks last summer, readers cast their picks in an array of categories - from food and drink to businesses to professi

SONOMA INDEX TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 22:01:01

Sonoma County health centers could lose millions without action by Congress

The largest health centers in Sonoma and Marin counties stand to lose more than $15.3 million in federal funds by the end of the month, a financial blow that has nothing to do with latest effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Even as Republican lawmakers in Wash

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-21 03:17:00