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Windsor Community Calendar, April 18 - 25

The Friends of the Windsor Library will meet for their regular meeting on Thursday, April 18 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the library. All are welcome to attend. The library is located at 9291 Old Redwood Hwy., Bldg. 100.


Sonoma County district attorney defends call to not charge ex-deputy who fondled female inmate

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said Thursday her office still lacked sufficient evidence to prosecute a former correctional deputy who worked in the Sonoma County Jail even after the recent disclosure of Sheriff’s Office records showing he had admitted to investigators that he had fond


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.


Family-friendly fun in Sonoma County this week

Petaluma: Families help feed goats and chickens and try their hands at daily farm chores 8:30-10 a.m. at Tolay Lake Regional Park, 5869 Cannon Lane. Bring gloves, water bottles and farm-appropriate shoes. All ages welcome. Parking $7.Registration required at SonomaCountyParks.org. Call 707-789-9699


Historic Santa Rosa Structure Receives New Life as Hotel

The historic Empire Building, constructed in 1908, was a college, bank and law firm over the last century. Now, it receives new life as The Hotel E, opening late spring as the first new hotel in Santa Rosa, California, since the October 2017 wildfires. The property receives its name for the regional


Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high

Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.


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.


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.


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.


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


Woman at center of Palo Alto MAGA uproar missing

PALO ALTO — Authorities are searching for a woman who caused a national uproar — and received death threats — earlier this month after she publicly lambasted a 74-year-old man for wearing a Make America Great Again baseball cap at a Palo Alto coffee shop.


Dozens of e-scooters dumped in San Jose Creek

SAN JOSE (KRON) - Hailed as an environmentally friendly way to get around town, there is a new worry associated with those ubiquitous e-scooters. Dozens of scooter sand their lithium batteries ended up at the bottom of a river in San Jose.


Man Goes Missing, Deputies Ask For Help Finding Him

An elderly man is missing from Sonoma County Friday night and sheriff's officials are asking for help finding him. Marcelo Dominquez-Salgado, 77, from Camp Meeker was reported missing at about 6 p.m.


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.


Santa Rosa apartment fire unleashes rash of problems, leaving dozens without homes

Angela Schardt and her eight-year-old son have slept on a half-inflated air mattress in her mother’s living room in Rohnert Park for the past week. The cramped quarters have been their latest makeshift home since the evening of April 4, when a fire tore through their apartment building at the Nueva


Missing Guerneville Man Found Safe

Marcelo Dominquez-Salgado, 77, has been located and is safe. Around 6 p.m. on Friday, Dominquez-Salgado, who has dementia, was reported missing from Camp Meeker in the Guerneville area by his son.


Possible Thunderstorms for the Sierra Nevada and the Foothills Including Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite Today (Saturday)

Thunderstorms are possible in Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park. April 20, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a few thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.


Success and failure of protected species in California

The 2019 theme for Earth Day is ‘protect our species’ so today we look at some that are threatened or near extinction in California. The California flag features a grizzly bear that roamed the state, stood 8 feet and weighed more than a ton. The bear was considered a threat to livestock and people a


Rose Parade will survive another year after $20,000 gift from Ratto Group founder Jim Ratto

The Rose Parade will live on another year. James Ratto, founder of Santa Rosa-based Ratto Group of Companies, has come through once again with enough funds to ensure the city’s venerable Rose Parade through downtown Santa Rosa has enough funds to continue after it celebrates its 125th anniversary on


Toddler in critical condition after falling from apartment fire escape in Oakland

OAKLAND (KRON) - A toddler was seriously hurt after falling from an apartment building fire escape Friday evening in Oakland. Around 4:30 p.m. officers received a report of a child not breathing in the 1400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.