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Hopland Home in the Midst of Major Renovations Significantly Damaged in Last Night’s Fire

Last night’s structure fire in Hopland has left a home in the midst of being restored by its new owner with major damage. Hopland Fire Chief Mitch Franklin told us dispatch learned of the incident after a neighbor reported the structure was on fire. Hopland Fire and CAL FIRE were dispatched arriving around 11:40 p.m. Upon arrival, approximately one-third of the home was actively consumed with flames.

Petaluma Gets a Year in Jail for Accessory to Murder

A 24-year-old man from Petaluma has been sentenced to a year in jail and two years probation for being an accessory to murder. Antonio Boyd was the driver when Dominic Zumsteg was shot to death on March 19th, then dumped in an alley in Downtown Santa Rosa. Three people were arrested in connection with the murder. Investigators say it started with a fight between two groups outside a bar the night before Zumsteg was killed.

Petaluma man gets jail, probation as accessory to murder of Santa Rosa man

A Petaluma man who pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder in the March 19 shooting death of Dominic Zumsteg has been sentenced to jail time and probation. Antonio Boyd, 24, of Petaluma, was sentenced to one year of jail time and two years of probation, according to court records. Boyd was driving when 24-year-old Zumsteg was shot and later dumped in a downtown Santa Rosa alley.

Santa Rosa Man Arrested After Police Seize 500-Pounds of Illegal Fireworks

A man is behind bars after Santa Rosa police seized 500-pounds of illegal fireworks from his home. Someone sent police a tip about the man on Monday, saying he sells fireworks used in recent illegal sideshows, and often used for the Fourth of July as well. Officers served a search warrant at his home and found his stash of explosives. Sonoma County and eight of its cities outlaw the use and sale of fireworks.

Three arrested for robbing illegal marijuana grow site

(KRON) – Three people were arrested last Thursday for a robbery that occurred at a Santa Rosa home. All three suspects were found in possession of “processed marijuana” and police later learned that the property they robbed was an illegal grow site, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. SCSO received a call about a […]

This Michelin-Starred Chef Wants to Take You on Tours of the World’s Best Restaurants

Click here to read the full article. Kyle Connaughton tells a story every night, at every dinner service he hosts at his Michelin three-star restaurant SingleThread in Healdsburg, Calif. But he doesn’t think that story is enough. What shows up on the plate, he says, just scratches the surface of the culinary and cultural narrative he wants diners to understand. This impulse to tell a deeper story about agriculture and craftmanship is why Connaughton and his partner, Katina, have teamed up with the immersive travel company Modern Adventure to launch Paragon, an intimate enterprise that sends a handful of travelers around...

Redwood Empire Food Bank needs volunteers for Saturday

There’s a particular need for warehouse volunteers Saturday July 2 from 9 a.m. to noon, at 3990 Brickway Blvd, Santa Rosa. Food bank volunteers are vital, helping nourish 82,000 children, seniors, and adults in Sonoma County. Warehouse volunteer activities include gleaning and packaging fresh fruits and vegetables for individuals and families throughout our community, assembling grocery boxes for seniors in need, and sorting donated non-perishable foods for distribution throughout our service region.

Santa Rosa comic store expands as games demand grows

Popularity of superheroes and role-playing games on the big and small screen in recent years has transformed comics and gaming from a niche business with a loyal following into more of a mainstream retail venture. And that’s helping to propel a Santa Rosa store into its third expansion in its...

Healdsburg Logging Site Faces Large Daily Fines

The owner of a logging site near Healdsburg is now facing fines of up to ten-thousand-dollars per day. North Coast water quality officials have ordered Ken Bareilles to clean up his 106-acre logging site in the Felta Creek Watershed. If he doesn’t stabilize hills, roads, and trails, officials fear rain will wash sediment into Felta Creek, which is home to endangered and threatened species of salmon and trout. Bareilles, who has already been served with several environmental violations during the past year, is required to restore and monitor the area disrupted by his logging operation. He could be fined for every day he refuses to follow the orders. The new order is expected to be finalized on July 23rd.

Residential Structure in Hopland

Scanner traffic beginning at 11:35 p.m. indicated a residential structure was burning just north of Hopland on the 12000 block of Highway 101. The Incident Commander arrived on the scene and confirmed a single-story home is fully-involved, power lines are down, and requested mutual aid from nearby agencies. Please remember...

Watch: Police Officer Rescues Skunk With Head Stuck in a Tackle Box

Last Tuesday, Sergeant Dominic Ramirez of the Clearlake Police Department in California responded to a call unlike any other he’d experienced in his law-enforcement career. It was something he’d never been trained to handle, and it would require all of the compassion and bravery he could muster. Ramirez freed a skunk that had gotten its head stuck in a plastic tackle box.

WATCH: California Cop Rescues Skunk Whose Head Is Stuck in Tackle Box

A skunk needed a little help recently, and to the rescue came the boys in blue. Well, one boy in blue. Well, a man in blue. Sergeant Dominic Ramirez of California’s Clearlake Police Department came to the aid of a little skunk who got its head stuck in a tackle box. The Sergeant assisted the animal in getting its head free; he twisted the tackle box so it could eventually get some good leverage on it. It then proceeded to yank its head out.