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Sonoma County social workers decry tight staffing they say puts children at risk
Sonoma County’s Child Protective Services agency is grappling with a severe staff shortage that has social workers claiming children’s lives could be in danger.They have been going before the county supervisors in recent weeks to call out the agency’s unsafe practices and raise public awareness of t
Humane Society of Sonoma County - Healdsburg Activity Log Oct. 8 -- 14
Looking for a lost pet or a new four-legged friend? See the list of incoming strays and the selection of cats and dogs available for adoption from the Healdsburg Center for Animals.Incoming AnimalsOct. 8: A spayed female DSH, torbie cat was found on Healdsburg Avenue. Oct. 10: A neutered male DSH, f
Evacuations in Bay Point due to grass fire threatening underground gas pipeline
About 4,000 people from 1,400 homes have been evacuated within a 1/2 mile of Poinsettia and Suisun avenues, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Highway 121 closure between Napa and Lake Berryessa scheduled
Highway 121 is to be closed on Mount George during the daytime on Saturday and Sunday, cutting off the most direct route between the city of Napa and Lake Berryessa.Caltrans said the full-highway closure will be between Vichy Avenue and Wooden Valley Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Workers will
Santa Rosa Man Gets Probation For Fatal Sonoma State Stabbing
Tyler Bratton, 20, pleaded no contest last month to the involuntary manslaughter of Steven John Garcia, 26, of Santa Rosa, on May 13 as part of a negotiated plea agreement. His attorney Lynnette Brown argued at a preliminary hearing that Bratton acted in self-defense.
Annie Petrie ousted as principal at Napa High School
Napa schools superintendent Rosanna Mucetti called a surprise meeting Wednesday afternoon to announce to stunned Napa High employees that Annie Petrie will be replaced as principal.Petrie, principal since 2015, had a tumultuous tenure, overseeing a hazing scandal in the football program and a decisi
Loud shrieking noise heard in East Bay. Residents asked not to call 911.
Residents in Antioch are being warned they may hear a loud shrieking noise, described as a jet engine, coming from the Chevron pipeline facility on Buchanan Road. The noise is because of venting happening on the Bay Point gas line. Officials say it is "a normal part of the risk-mitigation process."
Spiders of Sonoma County, Oct. 28
Come spend an afternoon at Hallberg Butterfly Gardens learning all about the many types of spiders that live in Sonoma County. From the iconic orb weavers who create outstanding geometric webs, cobweb weavers who love to fill spaces in empty corners of our homes and sheds, to the charismatic jumping
Petaluma transient suspected in rebar beating
The victim, who was hospitalized and released after medical treatment, identified David Larkin Papazian as the man who hit him repeatedly with a piece of rebar, police said.
Ten arrested in Lake County for running large pot-growing enterprise
An ongoing Lake County marijuana investigation led to 10 arrests of workers suspected of growing more than 5,000 plants in or near Clear Lake marshland, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.
Petaluma man pleads guilty to attempted robbery in Rohnert Park
The woman fought off her attacker, later identified as Randy Solares. But apparently shortly after the Aug. 26 attack on the Copeland Creek Trail near the Santa Alicia footbridge, Solares confronted people on the street with a weapon and burglarized a car, officials said. He was arrested the next da
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
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.
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.
Napa County moving closer to reviving Lake Berryessa resorts
Napa County is looking at a phasing approach to finally get the long-stalled Lake Berryessa resort redevelopment effort rolling, with planning for Steele Canyon and Monticello Shores possibly beginning next year.That’s if the county decides to manage the undertaking for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamatio
At least 3 injured, 1 critically after construction accident in Fremont
A construction accident in Fremont this morning has left three people injured, one critically, fire officials said.
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.
Power restored in Lake, Napa counties after intentional outages
Early in the evening, less than 200 customers across the two counties were still without power, but they had all been restored by about 7 p.m., according to a PG&E spokeswoman.
Vehicle Flips In Weekend Collision With Parked Car In Napa
NAPA, CA – A driver suffered no serious injuries, but his car and a parked vehicle were severely damaged after a weekend collision where speed possibly played a factor, according to the Napa Police Department.
Missing man found dead in Santa Cruz Mountains; homicide suspected
The body of Bernardo Rodas was reported Saturday afternoon in the 5000 block of North Rodeo Gulch Road, a narrow rural road two miles east of Scotts Valley, a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. He had been reported missing by his family on Wednesday.