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Petaluma woman sentenced to 29 months for bank fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion

A Petaluma accountant was sentenced to 29 months in prison as part of a plea deal involving bank fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Stephanie Simontacchi, 48, is accused of embezzling at least $821,363 through her roles as an accountant at two North Bay firms — the Cavallo Point Lodge and Redwood Credit Union, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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North Bay woman sentenced for embezzling from employers, tax evasion

PETALUMA – A Petaluma woman has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employers, along with tax evasion. According to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds' office, 48-year-old Stephanie Simontacchi was sentenced to 29 months in prison in connection with the...
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Traffic stop leads to narcotics trafficking arrest

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BCN) — Police in Santa Rosa on Thursday arrested an Oakland man in connection with narcotics trafficking following a traffic stop. Oscar Reynaldo Arteaga-Trejo, 25, of Oakland, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession for sale/transportation of fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department. On Thursday at 2 p.m., […]
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They kept their heads, and saved their friend’s life

By Sarah Ford — On a balmy evening in mid-June, some recent Sonoma Valley High School grads met up to play basketball on one of the high school’s new outdoor courts. They were classmates from the class of 2020, with one younger boy, Mikey Serbicki, who just graduated. After a couple of hours of basketball, the sun was setting and they knew it would be their last game. Suddenly Mikey threw the ball wildly out of bounds, then said he was tired and sat down.
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Elderly man struck, killed crossing Rohnert Park Expressway Friday

ROHNERT PARK -- An 82-year-old Rohnert Park man was struck and killed Friday by a passing vehicle while attempting to cross busy Rohnert Park Expressway.Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Lt. Kelly Koffler said the dispatch center received several 911 calls reporting a pedestrian being struck by a car at about noon on the expressway just east of San Simeon Drive. Police and fire personnel arrived on scene and located the deceased victim lying in the roadway.Koffler said the preliminary investigation indicates the man was walking southbound on Rohnert Park Expressway through the center median and into the path of...
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Petaluma firm launching treehouse glamping venture

This isn’t the tree fort of yesteryear. A newly relocated Petaluma company is betting that professionals yearning for respite in the outdoors but with the comforts of home will be eager to spend big on modern treehouses for themselves or as a rental business for glamorous camping — better known as glamping.
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State issues curtailments in the Russian River watershed

State water regulators curtailed 331 water rights in the Russian River watershed effective Friday, ending a weekslong reprieve brought on by late-season rainfall that prevented restrictions from being imposed earlier this summer. The long-expected order means several hundred ranchers, grape growers and other landowners are now prohibited from exercising rights...
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Three Arrested, Two Guns Confiscated in Santa Rosa Marijuana Robbery

Three men have been arrested after robbing an illegal marijuana grow in southern Santa Rosa. Last Friday morning, Sonoma Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a home burglary and shots fired on the 700 block of Todd Road. Two cars reportedly drove away from the location. One car was stopped near San Quentin prison in Marin County where the driver, 32-year-old Joseph Reyes, was detained. Found in his vehicle was an empty gun magazine, a large amount of cash, and an eighth ounce jar of weed. The second vehicle hit spike strips on Highway 101, took the East Washington Street off-ramp, and stopped on Wilson Street. The two occupants, Onnie Broussard and Jabril Tom, were arrested and deputies found about 25 pounds of processed weed in the car and a loaded handgun near the car. Deputies later learned that the residence that was robbed was growing a large amount of marijuana illegally and that some of it was stolen. No shooting victim was found.
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There’s no ‘e’ in blight; Depot Hotel news; Pot champion; and more

There’s something a little off about The Sonoma Cheese Factory, namely the ‘E’ in cheese, on the building’s sign. The locale is a major draw, perched as it is on The Plaza. And certainly there’s been plenty of time to fix (at nominal charge; it’s not neon) the bit of blight. But, and this is true of his many other neglected properties around the Valley, owner Ken Mattson doesn’t really care how it embarrasses the town. Lately the gorilla campaign to ‘Put the E back in Cheese’ has emerged, with a pop-up banner, and of course the guy painted yellow carrying a protest sign. For Pride month, there was even a rainbow E, a comment on the Mattson family views on gay rights. It was last seen in the company of General Vallejo, keeping watch on the building from his permanent post across the street. At this point the general might be easier to move than the Mattson company.
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82-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Struck By Car On Rohnert Park Expressway

An 82-year-old Rohnert Park man was struck and killed Friday by a passing vehicle while attempting to cross busy Rohnert Park Expressway. Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Lt. Kelly Koffler said the dispatch center received several 911 calls reporting a pedestrian being struck by a car at about noon on the expressway, just east of San Simeon Drive. Police and fire personnel arrived on scene and located the deceased victim lying in the roadway.
ROHNERT PARK, CA

CHP, police to increase patrols over July 4th weekend

With Independence Day celebrations underway and more motorists on the roads, Sonoma County law enforcement agencies will increase patrols over the three-day weekend. Extra California Highway Patrol officers will be on the lookout for drivers who are speeding, distracted, aggressive or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, the agency announced in a news release.
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In the key of joy

If you take all the world’s emotions and put them into one sound, wrote the Los Angeles Times, it’s Sérgio Mendes. The personification of the vibe that is Brazilian music, Mendes will attend the July 7 Sonoma screening of Sergio Mendes In The Key Of Joy, a documentary about his extraordinary 60-plus year career.
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What to expect for July 4th weekend weather

Cooler and breezy weather will be the rule this holiday weekend before a warming trend starts Tuesday. Throughout the holiday weekend, cloudy skies and low morning and nighttime temperatures will remain in the Bay Area, but as a dry, cold front passes, the skies will clear up, bringing sunny weather to Sonoma County in time for the Fourth of July, according to weather forecasters.
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