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Sebastopol man leads high-speed chase over 100 mph; arrested after crash

A 35-year-old man was arrested after leading Sebastopol police on a high-speed chase that at times exceeded 100 mph before crashing into a fence, authorities said. Yoges Murugan, of Sebastopol, was booked at the Sonoma County Jail on charges for wanton disregard for public safety and driving the wro

SFGATE - 2018-03-19 13:31:00

Santa Rosa police arrest 11 suspected DUI drivers over holiday weekend

Eleven drivers were arrested in Santa Rosa during the St. Patrick's Day weekend, suspected of driving impaired, according to Santa Rosa police. Several of the 11 drivers crashed, including one early Monday into a fence at Bicentennial and Range avenues. "We're glad he hit a fence and not a person,"

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-19 16:05:00

Hundreds of vacant lots placed on the market after October wildfires

The cul-de-sac above the first green of the Fountaingrove golf club has become a land of broken dreams. At the southern tip of Deauville Place, near a meadow where the new grass shimmers green, five adjacent lots have been offered for sale. Each one has been cleared of debris after the homes there b

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-18 08:31:00

Kohl's reopening buoys rebuilding effort

Matt and Audrey Beelher were driving home to Larkfield with their two kids Sunday afternoon when they spotted something they hadn't seen in five months - cars in the parking lot of Kohl's. The family, regular shoppers are the popular Santa Rosa department store before the Tubbs fire, decided to tur

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-19 00:59:00

Teen struck by car in Windsor

A 19-year-old Windsor man was hospitalized in stable condition Saturday, a day after he was seriously injured when he was struck in a crosswalk on Old Redwood Highway on the southeastern edge of the town's commercial district. It appeared Jose Mata Rodriguez, 19, was walking north across the roadway

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-18 01:21:01

Two shot in Santa Rosa Saturday morning, taken to hospital

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU/BCN) - Two people were shot early this morning in Santa Rosa, and both were taken to the hospital with wounds not considered to be life-threatening, police said. Officers responded to the 2300 block of Corby Avenue on a report of a gunshot victim around 6 a.m., according to

BAYINSIDER - 2018-03-17 18:47:00

Sonoma Stories: New Miss Sonoma County seeks truth in education

Tyler-Avery Lewis wasn't born with a silver tiara on her head. She grew up in a blue-collar African American family in Rohnert Park, regularly reminded by the looks and treatment she drew that she was different. "I was teased a lot because I'm always the darkest kid in school," said Lewis, now 22 an

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-18 22:25:00

Graton Rancheria chairman Greg Sarris releases book of American Indian stories

Before he became the high-powered chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, leading the effort to regain federal recognition for his tribe and build an $850 million casino to provide for its members, Greg Sarris led a far different life. He was an academic, fiction writer, screenwriter

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-18 15:27:01

Man and woman wounded in Santa Rosa shooting

A 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were shot and injured outside a Santa Rosa apartment early Saturday morning, police said. Santa Rosa police responded at 6:04 a.m. to reports of gunshot victims on the 2300 block of Corby Avenue. They found a man and the woman in a stranger's apartment, wher

SFGATE - 2018-03-17 18:18:00

Sonoma County crafting strategy to protect its open lands

Sonoma County is making progress on its strategic vision for regional land-conservation efforts over the next decade and more, putting particular emphasis on agricultural lands, riparian corridors and properties that will one day become new public parks. The county's Agricultural Preservation and Op

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-18 06:45:01

2 dead, 2 hospitalized after vehicle crashed into tree in San Jose

Officials said two people died and two others were injured after a vehicle crashed into a tree early Friday morning on Communications Hill in San Jose. Police said a Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Casselino Drive when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree and continued a


Pair shot in Santa Rosa refusing to answer police questions

Two people were shot and injured in a mysterious Saturday morning attack in south Santa Rosa, prompting them to seek refuge in the home of total strangers who called police to report what they thought might be a break-in. The motive for the shooting is unknown. The victims, a 28-year-old woman and a

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-17 18:11:01

Cloverdale pot home-invasion similar to earlier Sonoma County crimes

Armed men looking for marijuana, cash and guns broke into a Cloverdale home earlier this year, a violent intrusion with striking similarities to a series of other violent and deadly home-invasion robberies in Sonoma County. Detectives are looking into whether the cases involve some of the same suspe


Santa Rosa time capsule unveiled in Old Courthouse Square

It was extremely wet and rainy the day a group of prominent citizens packed the iron time capsule that would spend the next five decades in the ground below Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square. So when civic documents, photographs, maps and an assortment of other artifacts from 1968 were unearthed last m

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-18 02:23:00

Sonoma County law enforcement ramps up DUI patrols for St. Patrick's Day

Traffic enforcement officers will be out in abundance this weekend keeping watch on California roadways to ensure that no St. Patrick's Day revelers put themselves or others at risk. The statewide effort will be redoubled in Sonoma County, where Santa Rosa police will join the CHP in deploying extra


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


'Pedal confusion' sends car into Santa Rosa storefront sArtHead = "'Pedal confusion' sends car into Santa Rosa storefront"

A Santa Rosa driver had a run-in with the front of a Montgomery Village shop Wednesday morning when she mixed up the pedals while parking and drove into the J. Jill clothing store. Santa Rosa Fire and the Santa Rosa Police responded to the 11:30 a.m. accident at 700 Farmers Lane that left the driver


Autopsies reveal how unborn baby, 3 Napa County veterans home shooting victims died

YOUNTVILLE >> The three victims in the Yountville veterans home shooting all died from rifle shots to the head, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office. And Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba's baby died due to a lack of oxygenated blood caused by her mother's death, according to the autopsy res


Driver in custody following fatal hit-and-run in San Francisco

San Francisco police say a driver is in custody following a fatal hit-and-run accident in the city's Chinatown neighborhood Friday morning. The incident occurred at 5:00 a.m. at the intersection of Broadway and Stockton streets. Police say a 64-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital where she


Petaluma Police Officer Named Sonoma County Officer Of Year

Petaluma police Officer Mike Page serves on the DEA Task Force and was honored for his work in taking down an international smuggling ring. PETALUMA, CA - The Petaluma Police Department announced Friday that DEA Task Force Officer Mike Page was selected by the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Chief's A